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Old 08-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Allure flooring seems lifting up


How to correct the problem with allure flooring lifting up ?

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Is it in the middle or only along the walls?

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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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
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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Was there a vaper barrier laid before the flooring went down?
How long has it been down?
And what's a venil floor?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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It is a rental house and I need to fine a good solution quickly befor re renting .
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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no vapor barier , I instaled the allure flooring over the old vinyl flooring .instaled in good condition dry and even .
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laid down 4 and 5 days ago
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:09 PM   #8
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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.
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thanks I was thinking of adding glue on the seams that are lifting up with something heavy until it dry . what do you think ?
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I left 1|8 of an inch by the walls .
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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.
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I have no baseboard by the walls yet is it still time to cut of more by the walls ?
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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.
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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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