Washing machine on wood floor?

Some prior owner moved the washer and dryer to a small room on the top floor. They put down red quarry tiles. Underneath is the original pine floor. I'd like to pull up the tiles and have the pine.
Now the washer is a front loader with a stainless steel drum. But there could still be a leak. What do others do? Is there a pan I could put underneath and add a sensor that shuts off the water if there is a leak? If I add the sensor without a pan the floor is sloping and it could leak a lot before it gets to the sensor. If there is a pan, how would one pull the washer out? As the back is not accessible, only by pulling it out can one balance it. Then there is the problem of pulling it out without scratching the floor. There must be others with their washer on a wood floor.
Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

them, a real plumbing supply will. Highly recommended for top-floor laundries. Since it is a front-load anyway, you could always put the pan on a 2x4 and plywood creeper sort of thing, with locking casters on front, for easy movement. Before everyone switched to rack-mounted blades, server farms did something like that for the bottom bank of machines. I've always thought refrigerators should have industrial style casters on the bottom- people might actually clean behind and under them if they did.
Personally, if the old hookups were still in place in basement, I'd probably just move them back down there. PITA, but good exercise, and if it floods, no big deal.
aem sends....
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I'd bet that you are not the one doing laundry in your house.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote in message

basement.
aem sends....
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

All those missed opportunities to marry, but your laundry was in the wrong place :)

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I used the hookups to give my tenant a machine. This is a four story rowhouse. My bedroom is on the third floor, and my office (where I spend all my time) and the washer is on the fourth. Absolutely no way am I going down to the cellar to do a wash.
Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

The water supply lines should be the braided reinforced type. TB
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.