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:
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?