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Old 05-28-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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Allure Ultra makes clicking noise


I have just put down some TrafficMaster Allure Ultra flooring in a small bathroom floor directly over a concrete slab (no vapor barrier or underlayment used). When I step on it the floor makes a clicking noise. All the seams are nice and tight. It just seems to be making the clicking noise against the slab. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the clicking noise?

Options I've thought of:
Can I remove the floor and put a 6 mil vapor barrier down to get rid of the clicking?
Should I put a 7/32 layer of luan down btwn the slab and vinyl planks?
I've heard someone put roofing felt (tar paper) down to remove the clicking noise. Is that a good option?
Lumber Liquidators sells an underlayment for floating vinyl floors. Is that an option? Allure says NOT to use a foam underlayment though.
Should I use an adhesive remover on the slab to try to make it perfectly smooth?

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SE Michigan, Ranch home
First floor bathroom over a concrete slab
Slab previously had old vinyl tiles that were removed.
Floor was swept/vacuumed before applying new flooring. I didn't use any adhesive remover

on the floor once the vinyl tiles were removed. It wasn't sticky and was fairly smooth but maybe not smooth enough.
The instructions for Allure Ultra say NOT to use any foam underlayment.

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Old 05-28-2014, 02:27 PM   #2
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Any form of wood is never used as an underlayment over a slab. It would act like a sponge and draw moisture out of the slab.
Did you do a moisture test before laying the floor?
I would have laid a moisture barrier if I had to go over a slab.
If you go to the search function and type in Allure you would have seen about 1000 post about all the mold issues under it when going over a slab.

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I should've mentioned I previously did the moisture test (2x2 sheet taped down for 2 days) and it showed no moisture. So I didn't think I needed a vapor barrier for moisture. Should I use some type of adhesive remover to try to get up any adhesive residue before setting down a vapor barrier and relaying the floor?
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Obviously the concrete isn't flat as required in the manufacturer's directions. If the concrete was flat there would be no opportunity for movement.
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If the concrete isn't flat enough what is the recommended fix? Something like a Feather Finish patch and skimcoat?
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If the concrete isn't flat enough what is the recommended fix? Something like a Feather Finish patch and skimcoat?

Fill any lows, grind any highs. There are some options, but first you must identify the issue and so far you haven't done that.
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Throw some #30 felt under it if the floor is reasonably flat.
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Just to give an update, I took up the floor this weekend, put down some feather finish, waited for it to dry, then put down a vapor barrier and the Allure Ultra is totally quiet now - no more tapping or clicking when walking on it. When I took up the floor there was one slightly higher spot in the middle of the floor but the rest of it was level. Not sure why it made noise all over. Must have been something to do with the condition of the slab. Thanks again for all the advice!

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