With my new woodfloor now extending across the front of the woodstove, I'm trying to find out what I can use on the wood to make it fire resistent. There was carpet before where the wood is now and I never burned the place down, but somehow wood looks so much more burnable and sooner or later, there'll be a tiny stray ember going "Geronimooooo!" The only old-fashioned tip I found that doesn't involve some sort of chemical is to soak the wood in a strong rocksalt solution... can't soak, but would it make sense to "paint" a small section of the floor with a solution like that? Anybody got any other ideas? Edited to add: I just found another one, but it's for clothing. Dissolve so much borax in so much boiling water, spray on clothes. Washes out in the laundry. Apparently they use this for theater costumes. If it works on fabric, would it work on raw wood?