Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-24-2011, 05:47 AM   #1
The Moose is loose.
 
MooseWoodworks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 79
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


I know this may be a stupid question, but I honestly don't know. I'm a first time home buyer so I am new to a lot of common household situations.

The problems is this: the kitchen in my house has linoleum flooring that is about 90% ok (real ugly though) but there are some bad parts around the stove that are eye sores. I was wondering if I could just put the stove on a rug and cover it completely up until we can save to have the flooring re-done.

If I can't use a rug, are there any other solutions for this problem? Thanks in advance!

MooseWoodworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
#1 HAWKEYE FAN
 
hardwareman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,545
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


rug under stove will be fine

__________________
................."I want a house that has gotten over all its troubles. I dont' want to spend the rest of life bringing up a young and inexperienced house"...........
hardwareman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


i'm new here so i assume everybody here knows more about stuff than i do. but here's my two cents...
1. seems to me rug is more of a fire hazard
2. rug absorbs grease and food spills, breeds ROACHES
3. a sheet of 1/4-in pvc would look nice, clean up well. i bought some 4x8 sheets in '97 for abt $45 ea, slip-resistant textured one side, smooth the other- don't know what they cost now.

Last edited by oldkentucky; 03-31-2011 at 06:24 PM.
oldkentucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
Household Handyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,278
Rewards Points: 1,008
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Be sure to let you home owners insurance people know you do this, they will be glad to raise your rates for the fire hazard. Sorry to be facetious, but you get the point. I would not put a "rug" made from cloth, nor carpet under a range.
Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 10:20 PM   #5
#1 HAWKEYE FAN
 
hardwareman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,545
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Thurman View Post
Be sure to let you home owners insurance people know you do this, they will be glad to raise your rates for the fire hazard.
how in the world is a rug or carpet underneath a stove a fire hazard??
__________________
................."I want a house that has gotten over all its troubles. I dont' want to spend the rest of life bringing up a young and inexperienced house"...........
hardwareman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Quote:
Originally Posted by hardwareman View Post
how in the world is a rug or carpet underneath a stove a fire hazard??
well, hardwareman, it may be a stretch (in the practical sense- and i don't know abt the insurance sense) but broilers can overheat and maybe ignite carpet? maybe worse if there's grease? or a spill of burning grease? wouldn't be my fav choice for flooring under stove.
but i get your point of low risk.
oldkentucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 06:21 PM   #7
I have gas!
 
Clutchcargo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,781
Rewards Points: 1,014
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


In that sense, the range itself is a fire hazard, not the carpet underneath. So, yes, it's a stretch.
__________________
I tear things down and build them up.
Clutchcargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 12:37 AM   #8
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 14,282
Rewards Points: 2,226
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Clutchcargo View Post
In that sense, the range itself is a fire hazard, not the carpet underneath. So, yes, it's a stretch.
Actually all of the above. Rugs at most are made of either Synthetic or "God" made materials. That means, that if they are synthetic, they are recycled from pop bottles, etc. Oil burns and smokes.
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 01:22 AM   #9
Experienced
 
Jackofall1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 2,822
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Let me ask a question to answer the question being asked........is it ok to have wood under a stove.......darn wood is flamable.......as much or more so than carpet.......I guess if the insurance companies had their way all stoves would be placed on concrete......that being said, oh maybe I should call the insurance company.......HUH?????.......what does the insurance company have to do with this?.........I have seen many kitchens with carpet on the floor.

Mark
__________________
When its all said and done there is usually more said than done

Last edited by Jackofall1; 04-02-2011 at 10:09 AM.
Jackofall1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:08 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 119
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Just get those 60 cents tiles that are always on sale from HD to put underneath the stove for now ... they're solid, flat, fire proof.
__________________
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Stephen S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 08:07 PM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


this thread gets funnier by the minute.
now, i don't wanna start anything, but...
i can take a butane lighter and in 10 seconds set fire to a piece of grease-soaked rug holding it up in my hand, but it would take a long time to set fire to the flat surface of a piece of wood floor in my hand.
oldkentucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 08:32 PM   #12
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Powerup26 View Post
Wood goes up quick dude. People put carpets in their kitchens all the time. My g-mom get this, shes had carpet in her whole house for 70years. Since the house was built shes had little kitchen fires, guess what caught on fire and what didnt???................ The wood cabinets not the carpet. And the one fire was caused by a faulty dishwasher which sits on the floor. Hahaha ironic dont ya think??
now that IS interesting, Powerup. just wondering- so do you have tile or wood or carpet under your stove? i think i've only ever lived in one house where it was carpet.
oldkentucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 08:45 PM   #13
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


thanks, i was just wondering. the smallest things can turn out to be so important.
oldkentucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 06:14 PM   #14
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


I'd like to know the answer to that question myself. We have a carpeted (newly) utility room with a washer and dryer, used to be half our garage. Now we want to do a full garage conversion and make it into an in-law suite. We already put a shower stall in as the bathroom was too small for it. We now want to add a frig and stove. And I don't want to rip out the brand new carpet. What should we do? Is there anything we can use over the carpet?
judyshouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #15
#1 HAWKEYE FAN
 
hardwareman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,545
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Can I put a rug under my electric stove?


Quote:
Originally Posted by judyshouse View Post
I'd like to know the answer to that question myself. We have a carpeted (newly) utility room with a washer and dryer, used to be half our garage. Now we want to do a full garage conversion and make it into an in-law suite. We already put a shower stall in as the bathroom was too small for it. We now want to add a frig and stove. And I don't want to rip out the brand new carpet. What should we do? Is there anything we can use over the carpet?
I answered the original posters question, the answer for your question is the same. Yes you can put a rug or carpet underneath a stove with no worrys.

__________________
................."I want a house that has gotten over all its troubles. I dont' want to spend the rest of life bringing up a young and inexperienced house"...........
hardwareman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting Gas Stove to an Electric Stove? LooptieLu Electrical 8 01-07-2011 10:20 AM
changing old 1800 model stove from electric to gas Rangerwife731 Appliances 2 09-23-2009 07:58 PM
re-wiring an old electric stove user62257 Electrical 3 09-15-2009 11:44 AM
Electric Boiler Merged w/ Wood Stove Radiator westphaltyler HVAC 1 03-23-2009 10:44 PM
Electric Stove Help tempmeo Electrical 7 06-05-2006 07:18 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.