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I just installed vinyl flooring over an old plywood subfloor. It used to be covered with very old linoleum. Now I'm installing a new gas range.

The stove manual says the floor needs to withstand 167-deg F (75 C). I'll call the company after the weekend and see what they say.

The range is an LG LRG3061ST, modern, middle-of-the-line:

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The flooring is Flexitec from IVC US.

I'm assuming my vinyl floor can't take the heat. If this is true, how should I proceed?

  • Bare subfloor? This will create a higher ridge of vinyl where I cut it out.
  • Sheet metal? It will eventually rust if I don't pay for stainless.
  • Thin luan or plywood? Can I put it over the vinyl?
  • Loose tile? I'd rather not glue and grout tile for this project.

Any other thoughts?

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  • What is the make and model of this stove? I am amazed that any stove sold in the US requires a floor capable of withstanding 167 F (75 C). Maybe you could get a special insulating surface for wood stoves. – Jim Stewart Apr 10 '17 at 16:16
  • @JimStewart It's a modern range from LG, the LRG3016ST. I've added info to the question. I wonder if LG is just covering their backsides... – bitsmack Apr 10 '17 at 20:30
  • Is that a drawer on the bottom or is it the broiler? Possibly one could rest the feet on the vinyl and just have a metal sheet on little feet that slid into the space between the feet. A metal sheet with no air gap would conduct heat right to the vinyl. You would think something like that would be built into the bottom of the stove. – Jim Stewart Apr 10 '17 at 20:40
  • @JimStewart Drawer. Good thought though :) – bitsmack Apr 10 '17 at 20:42
  • Maybe modern vinyl flooring can withstand 75 C. I refuse to believe that LG would sell a standard range that could not be installed over all the standard kitchen flooring materials. – Jim Stewart Apr 10 '17 at 20:46

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