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rkj 03-03-2014 02:11 PM

Refrigerator on top of Carpet?
 
I want to put a full size refrigerator (about 18 cubic feet) on top of a carpeted area. What do I put on top of carpet as I don't think its a good idea to put the refrigerator on carpet directly? I am thinking a piece of MDF or Luan, but those are both not really waterproof. I can't do metal since its conductive, I suppose. There is plastic, but where do I get a plastic (plexiboard?) that thick and have it cut to that size? Then again, plastic can melt too so I don't know.

bbo 03-03-2014 02:18 PM

not sure why you are looking for waterproof. if a refrig leaks or has external condensation, that should be fixed.

plastic, you should be able to get at any big box home improvement. mine has different sizes .. fairly easy to cut.

joecaption 03-03-2014 03:54 PM

Way over thinking this. None of what your suggesting is needed.
Sure hope this is not carpet in a kitchen area.

gmaint 03-03-2014 05:52 PM

IMHO, bad idea. Even if you put a hard surface under the fridge, what happens when you move it for cleaning?:censored: How do you move it back into position? Also, if the fridge leaks, how long will the carpet sequester water on the floor before you notice it?

Kinda like carpeting a bathroom, Might look good, but a seriously bad idea.

asuchemist 03-10-2014 06:45 PM

Don't do it.

cjm94 03-10-2014 07:45 PM

I rented an old house for awhile that was all carpet in the kitchen. I went to office max and got a plastic mat for desk chairs. The right size will leave a little in front of the fridge for spills also.

mbender2004 03-22-2014 11:47 AM

Stay away! As stated above, just like carpet in the bathroom...it's a bad idea.

SPS-1 03-22-2014 12:30 PM

Back in college I rented a room with a fridge sitting on carpet. One day milk leaked out of carton. Didn't notice it because it soaked into the carpet and was not visible. Within a couple of weeks the smell was brutal.

The smell was very obvious, but where it was coming from was not. It took a little while to figure out what had happened.

de-nagorg 03-22-2014 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmaint (Post 1316282)
IMHO, bad idea. Even if you put a hard surface under the fridge, what happens when you move it for cleaning?:censored: How do you move it back into position? Also, if the fridge leaks, how long will the carpet sequester water on the floor before you notice it?

Kinda like carpeting a bathroom, Might look good, but a seriously bad idea.

I agree with G here, once had a kitchen with outdoor carpeting in it. After a few refrigerator movings to clean the dust bunnies from the element. the carpeting was a RAG and no more good, besides it showed signs of excess heat at the same spot. :no:

But if you decide to go ahead , get a mat from the office supply section of your "BOX STORE".

ED

JamieH4 03-30-2014 10:41 PM

I agree with everyone that carpet in the kitchen (assuming this is a kitchen fridge) is not a great idea, but a good solution would be a a rubber mat that's used for treadmills to absorb vibrations. Just cut it to fit under and you're good to go.
You can find them at walmart for pretty cheap. It's better than the plastic you put under office chairs because those things crack.

de-nagorg 03-30-2014 10:53 PM

Not all office desk mats are made from plastic, just the cheap ones.

ED

gregzoll 03-30-2014 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by de-nagorg (Post 1330512)
Not all office desk mats are made from plastic, just the cheap ones.

ED

All of them are made out of some type of Plastic material.

de-nagorg 03-31-2014 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1330529)
All of them are made out of some type of Plastic material.

I disagree; but here is an alternative that I believe is better.


www.amazon.com/…al-Heavy-Duty-Appliance-Mat/dp/B...

Well the damned link is not functional, just copy and paste to a search.
ED

gregzoll 03-31-2014 03:05 PM

An Appliance mat is not a Chair mat, that is used in an office. Two different critters.

rushmore 04-11-2014 07:11 PM

You've already heard it, but I would really hesitate to put fridge on carpet.. If, however, you're entirely set on it go with a plastic surface underneath and try to get one that's thicker than just an office mat just to make sure heat doesn't become a problem.


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