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Eloi 08-03-2012 09:36 PM

Allure flooring seems lifting up
 
How to correct the problem with allure flooring lifting up ?

joecaption 08-03-2012 09:38 PM

Is it in the middle or only along the walls?

Eloi 08-03-2012 09:43 PM

in the middle mostly but here and there in the rooms . lifting up in many places on over concret floor and over old venil floor

joecaption 08-03-2012 09:51 PM

Was there a vaper barrier laid before the flooring went down?
How long has it been down?
And what's a venil floor?

Eloi 08-03-2012 09:51 PM

It is a rental house and I need to fine a good solution quickly befor re renting .

Eloi 08-03-2012 09:55 PM

no vapor barier , I instaled the allure flooring over the old vinyl flooring .instaled in good condition dry and even .

Eloi 08-03-2012 09:58 PM

laid down 4 and 5 days ago

joecaption 08-03-2012 10:09 PM

http://www.installertools.com/cgi-bi...alogno=05-349S

Pick up one of these, Lowes and HD will have them in the flooring area and see if that takes care of it.

I've laid a ton of Allour and never had a seam lift.
Are you 100 % sure you did not install it tight to the walls. If so it's going to keep bucking.

Eloi 08-03-2012 10:20 PM

thanks I was thinking of adding glue on the seams that are lifting up with something heavy until it dry . what do you think ?

Eloi 08-03-2012 10:25 PM

I left 1|8 of an inch by the walls .

joecaption 08-03-2012 10:28 PM

Go back and read the directions it should have been more.
I would not add any glue, it may react with the glue already and nothing will stick.

Eloi 08-03-2012 10:32 PM

I have no baseboard by the walls yet is it still time to cut of more by the walls ?

joecaption 08-03-2012 10:38 PM

You can try, but look on the directions on there web site first to see how much should have been left.
It's been over a year since I've installed any and I forget the exact measurement.

mitchellwu 08-20-2012 02:16 PM

Call Allure. They will express deliver a small bottle of Allure Adhesive with instructions.

Basically, heat the area with a hair dryer to soften the planks. Lift up the section of plank with a flat blade scraper. Drop a drop of adhesive about
every inch (or less) along the adhesive section closest to the edge.

Push the vinyl back down and place a weight on the section for 24 hours.

Once down, it will stay down.

I actually used a small hammer and a magazine to tap the vinyl back down. Once it was warmed by the hair dryer, it expands slightly so it didn't pop back in place quickly.

I placed the magazine on top of the vinyl to protect the surface as a gently gave small taps to force the plank back down into place.

It works and I haven't seen any more lifting where the adhesive was applied.


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