Hi Rick. I suggested the fireguard and mine is neither tile nor
metal. It is black and fibrous, impregnated with something to make
it a little shiny and smoothe. Surely I don't have the only one.
It was drop-shipped by a company in league with REAL GOODS catalog in
California. Great people and products, all environmentally friendly
and supportive. See if you can find them. It doesn't require
anything to hold it down, being rather heavy and stable as can be.
Good luck to any who wish to track it down - I'm sure it's out there
somewhere. Try a company locally that sells the wonderful old cast
iron stoves .