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Old 07-28-2011, 06:59 PM   #16
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Anyone heard or used of LaVie clickable Vinyl Flooring?

Would you mind sharing your experience or any information on this?

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #17
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I am an experienced contractor and have installed many laminate "click together " floors. , this is by far the most difficult floor ever! It is very easy to cut, however, the planks do not click together as easy as claimed. I finally had to result in using my laminate floor tools to assemble this floor.Pounding every plank into place,sometimes 2 or 3 times because they come apart. It took me 3 times the amount of time than a regular laminate floor. I do not recommend this floor at all.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:20 AM   #18
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I have to amend a comment I made in this thread previously about Allure Ultra (and the original Allure) Both of these are relatively new products. Aside from the fact I have done a lot of research and have seen results in homes, some really do look good. I know now, this product is failing. It's NOT good for basements at all. In living areas, kitchens, bathrooms, it's okay, but don't expect it to last very long. All in all, the value for your money? Don't bother. You'll be replacing it sooner than you would like. Oh well, I had high hopes....
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #19
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Just finished putting them into the kitchen. Took forever, because they kept coming undone. Some pieces came with damaged edges - and some chalk lines on back.... did I get a restock item? Very, very wasteful. You have to cut a whole plank to get a single end or beginning piece as small as a few inches. Otherwise, you won't have the correct edges which fit each other. Had to order another $64 box (which took 2 weeks) just to get four little spots filled.

I'm very worried this is not waterproof. I see some gaps because the planks have shifted a tiny bit. Lowes has a similar product by Armstrong. They do not claim it to be waterproof... I looked at the edges, and they are the exact same as Allure Ultra. And cheaper. They have a cauking product which you put on the seam to help keep any water out. I will try it on my Allure floor.

I'm very irratated there were NO INSTRUCTIONS in the boxes. NADA.
I don't want to run to the website every time I had an installation question! And, I could have made many mistakes.... still don't know what cleaning products NOT to use on it.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:17 AM   #20
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There is, I have come to find out, very little info on this new Allure Ultra. BUT... what NOT to clean it with? Do not use anything, except mild cleaning agent and water. Never use Mop and Glo or anything like that. I have had customers of mine use these products and now have problems. There really isn't anyway to get that stuff off. Also, it WILL scuff easily..some scuffs can be scrubbed out with a teflon sponge, but some are there for the duration unfortunately. Protect your floor with those little furniture "feety" things. And just because it has a "lifetime" warranty, doesn't mean it will last a lifetime. (p.s. my local big box store had some in stock, but it was there for about 2 weeks, now it's on clearance) Things that make you go hmmm!
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:41 AM   #21
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There is another current thread about Allure Ultra Vinyl Flooring. It's very helpful. We should combine these to benefit newbies.


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I don't know what to think... was looking at vinyl click flooring for my bathroom and basement but definitely not so sure now

I just put down some laminate flooring. I connected the short edges together first, formed a complete row, then clicked the entire row in. I noticed I had to keep the angle low when clicking the entire row in place, other wise the planks would come apart... I wonder if the same technique applies to vinyl click flooring... someone in this thread hinted at it.

Hopefully more people will report back
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I don't know what to think... was looking at vinyl click flooring for my bathroom and basement but definitely not so sure now

I just put down some laminate flooring. I connected the short edges together first, formed a complete row, then clicked the entire row in. I noticed I had to keep the angle low when clicking the entire row in place, other wise the planks would come apart... I wonder if the same technique applies to vinyl click flooring... someone in this thread hinted at it.

Hopefully more people will report back
The angle is definitely important. I documented my experience here: -----------

Please check it out and leave feedback or other questions you might have!

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Hi everyone. l'm installing Allure Vinyl Floor planks through out my entire house. Being in Australia this product is sold by Harvey Norman and is by Traficmaster. The product appears to be the same as what is being described in the above posts, it clicks together. The things l have noticed so far are: You must have patience .
: A minimum of 1/8" inch MUST be between the walls and the planks, use spacers around the edges, removing them after the flooring is down ,as has been said before "its a floating floor".
: Yes it can be awkward clicking it together, the small end MUST go in first and if another plank comes out then that plank wasnt in properly or the angle you have the plank your trying to click together is to high, causing the previous plank to come out. Use tape on the previous planks to assist in them staying together, find an offcut to use , place it against the plank being put down making sure that the plank has clicked together and then hit the offcut with a hammer to butt it into place. IT MUST BE CLICKED TOGETHER FIRST.
: If there are gaps then it hasnt clicked into place ,no matter how small. l have some small gaps in some of mine but l'm not prepared to rip up the floor to fix the problem and these were from when l first started laying it. Once l got the hang of it l've got no more gaps. These gaps are about 1/16" wide so l'm hoping they will be ok.
: On areas where its awkward to get into with your hands to angle the planks l used an offcut about 6" of a clothes hanger and bent it at both ends one end to grip and put the other end under the plank to lift it then used a crowbar to push it into place.
: For small pieces l taped the piece onto its next piece underneath with masking tape and also on top which kept it in place, then removed the ones on top when it was finished.
: Please note l removed all the skirting board and cut under the door jams which when laying the planks underneath the door jams can be hard to do but it will look better when finished. As l've said its not easy when you start but after awhile it does get easier.......YOU MUST BE PATIENT , DONT RUSH and the end result will be worth it.

Currently l've done the Hallway , Family living area, Kitchen and Laundry. l still have the bathroom , Toilet and Ensuite to complete and l only do it a couple of hours a day so its taken me around 3 weeks so far with around 2 more weeks to go. Then l'll have a break ,wait for summer and paint the walls and skirting boards.

BTW This is must first attempt at laying this product and l would do it again........its good.

l'll post photos when its finished...
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #25
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Just finished my basement Rec room, I installed over concrete They say that you need a tolerance of 1/8 on 4 feet,If you have more than this you will struggle for sure. Most slabs are not this level. If the sub floor has more humps in it esp.across the width, the planks will not stay together,I used a side grinder with a concrete blade(very costly),now my whole house is covered in dust, I think that you need at least to people to do the install You click the short edge in first getting the long edge as close as possible to the receiving plank,You need to lift the plank about 20 deg.to make it go together when you lift it, the plank flexes in the middle and one edge or the other will come apart, so you must try to lift the whole plank and part of the previous evenly to make it work, I used a tap block (used for click laminate) and don't hit to hard,When the planks go togather lay it flat and tap it gently to snug it up you can see it move .To cut you score one side bend and than score the back to seperate ,when I cut very small pieces of a plank or lines not straight (i was working on a round wall I used a jig saw) It cuts very clean and easy. This floor is NOT EASY to install 300 sq ft took me and a helper most of the day. FYI im a contractor so I have an advantage over the DIY people .
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Hm my link was deleted above, but when we installed our click planking the angle was indeed very important; if you see any amount of gray gapping between planks, that means you have not installed them tightly enough. You should see no gap at all, ideally. We had to use a small rubber hammer to add a bit more concentrated force to achieve tight junctions, gently of course.

Also, if you can install entire rows at once with the help of a few people, it really solves the problem of having to deal with both the short and long side of individual planks at the same time, and also speeds things up considerably.

You can see our experience and detailed pics (including comparisons between gray, small gaps and no gaps between planks) if you click on my username and visit my homepage. Hope our learning experience will help some of you all out
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I have been trying to install Allure Ultra vinyl plank flooring. This is the one without any glue strips. I am completely frustrated with the process. Every board that you connect makes the previous ones fall out of line. They do not really "click" together. The seams come apart very easily. I have redone the same section of the floor (where I began) 5 times and have given up for now. I am hoping that once the cabinets go in I can start laying the floor from the cabinets outward instead of from the inside wall out toward the cabinet area. If anyone knows of a trick to make this actually work as advertised I'd be happy to hear it.
It is true that it scores easily, and is very flexible. I am installing it over a solid floor, so that's not the problem. If I try to butt it against the wall (start point under a radiator) it slides out of place, causing gaps between the planks that beforehand were "clicked" together. I'm really spinning my wheels here. Many hours spent, nothing to show for it. Today I picked it all up and may try again once cabinets are in.
Hello. I am relatively new to this site and I seem to be having the same problem currently that you were having when you posted this. The vinyl click flooring was going down just fine in the beginning and looked absolutely beautiful. However, as the installation progressed, we are now noticing gaps everywhere! I do not want to take apart everything we've done just to fix these issues and I'm wondering how things ended up for you. I really wish I had done more research on this product before I let the salesman suck me in. Any advice you could pass my way would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Hello. I am relatively new to this site and I seem to be having the same problem currently that you were having when you posted this. The vinyl click flooring was going down just fine in the beginning and looked absolutely beautiful. However, as the installation progressed, we are now noticing gaps everywhere! I do not want to take apart everything we've done just to fix these issues and I'm wondering how things ended up for you. I really wish I had done more research on this product before I let the salesman suck me in. Any advice you could pass my way would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi MandyMarie , sorry to say that the only way to remove the gaps is to start again, however if you read my post l hope it will explain how to make sure that no gaps are visible...
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My photos have been uploaded please feel free to view them.....

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Not sure why anyone would want to spend money on products like these. I recently installed these click together type ;laminate flooring and must say, what a total joke. This free floating idea is a nightmare. Maybe over time you would learn all the tricks to installing this stuff, then it would not be so frustrating. On a side note people that are posting on how wonderful and easy their products are to install are clearly not genuine customers. They are shrills

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