SHEET IRON – The Modern
A lot of modern stoves today are made from sheet iron. Sheet iron has become a famous material in the stove production, because of its various design possibilities: It is now possible to design stoves with beautiful round shapes and a smooth surface. Additionally, sheet iron also has the practical advantage, that it heats up and cools down fast.
CAST IRON – The Traditional
Cast iron with its raw and rustic surface has always been a famous material in the production of wood burning stoves. It is extremely sturdy and never changes its form. Therefore, you will hardly experience problems with expanded material when you choose a cast iron stove. Even though cast iron might need a little longer to become warm, it has – like soapstone – a very good capability of saving heat. Comparable to sheet iron, cast iron allows for soft curves and fine detailing.
SOAPSTONE – The Heat Storage
Soapstone is not only a pretty stone and a good addition to every interior, it also offers a huge advantage: Soapstone is a natural product that absorbs heat and releases it gradually over time. Therefore, the heat will not simply disappear into the air, it is stored in the soapstone and released over a longer period. That way, you get a longer heating from your stove!
LIMESTONE – The Unique
Limestone is a natural product which gives your stove a personal note. There is no stone that looks exactly like the other. This boils down to the fact that – like marble – limestone can show of with very unique but at the same time discreet patterns. So, if you might want to have a little nature at home and strive for a unique wood burning stove – then you should choose limestone.