Heavy furniture on luxury vinyl plank flooring

Discussion in 'Vinyl Flooring' started by JEH, Nov 13, 2019.

Help Support Flooring Forum by donating:

  1. Nov 13, 2019 #1

    JEH

    JEH

    JEH

    New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    We are looking forward to replacing carpeting with luxury vinyl plank flooring. The only drawback is one large piece of furniture. We have a HUGE oak icebox. Not one of those cute little reproductions. It's a bit over 6 feet tall, over 7 feet wide, and almost 3 feet deep. I don't know the weight, but I'm sure it's over 500 pounds and could be 1,000 pounds. At some point, this was in a store or business at the turn of the century. Years ago we removed the insulating interior material with shelves and mirrors and transformed this into a beautiful armoire.

    Unfortunately, the guy who did the conversion for us put very small wheels on the bottom. Since we placed it on a carpeted flooring 20 years ago, it wasn't an issue. But, now I'm concerned about what we will do when trying to position it on luxury vinyl plank.

    I may be able to remove the small wheels. That would leave the weight spread out a bit more. Just wondering if there are any ideas out there about how to protect the vinyl flooring and whether this is too much weight for luxury vinyl plank flooring. I've attached a photo. Our house isn't usually quite this messy, but we're having drywall done in several rooms so everything is stacked up in the living room.

    Thanks. oak icebox.jpg
     
  2. Nov 14, 2019 #2

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    9,180
    Likes Received:
    2,103
    Location:
    ,
  3. Nov 14, 2019 #3

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    9,180
    Likes Received:
    2,103
    Location:
    ,
    When moving something like that, protect the floor by sliding the unit on a couple sheets of 1/8 inch tempered hardboard. Have the hardboard cut into halves or thirds. Lay one sheet next to the unit then tip it backwards so you can slide the sheet part way under it.
    Now place more sheets next to the first one. Use the sheets of hardboard like train tracks to slide it on. Even heavy things slide fairly well on tempered hardboard. Do the same when moving it back
     
  4. Nov 14, 2019 #4

    JEH

    JEH

    JEH

    New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Thanks.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2019 #5

    highup

    highup

    highup

    Professional Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    9,180
    Likes Received:
    2,103
    Location:
    ,
    Glad to help. Once it's on the boards you can even place furniture sliders under it and it will move even easier.
     

Share This Page