||12-14-2011 01:53 PM
sheet metal floor covering under radiators
i would like to set some sheet metal floor covering in the areas immediately under my radiators for both aesthetics as well as to make it modular to change the rest of flooring without needing to remove radiators. basically, it would just be a sheet metal rectangle with two holes for pipes and then i would put some trim molding around the edges where it meets either carpet or hardwood.
i was wondering if this is, for some reason, a bad idea. i can't see any. and which sheet metal should i use (thickness)? i was gonna set some 1/2" plywood under it on top of subfloor to make it flush with the surrounding floor covering (i figure hardwood is about that thick).