I want to install luxury vinyl floor in my kitchen. If I don't want to move my gas stove, can I install it up to first couple of inches under front side of stove? Is that OK with a floating floor (tongue and groove)? Can it be left like this?
This is actually done quite often, especially with gas appliances. People don't want to disconnect the gas lines to move their stoves. Many times the gas company will disconnect/reconnect for you.
I have never floored around an appliance but I see it a lot. If you choose to do this, do yourself a favor and save a few lengths of the flooring in case you decide later to correct this.
I don’t skimp often as some places have ended up without a stove and the buyer backed out until we finished the space on 1 flip and the next one we finished it after a renter damaged the stove, it can be done but after a couple of issues I totally finish dishwasher, stove and closet spaces , things my mentor said to skip but is 20$ worth the loss of a sale later ??? Your choice, yes it can be done but I quit doing this in the early 90’s.