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Old 10-31-2012, 04:41 AM   #31
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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
l've never laid this product before and l am a genuine customer...It cost me $4500 to just purchase the product and yes it was hard to start but with time and patience it does work. l am not ,or ever have been part of any company associated with this product....

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:41 AM   #32
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I might have just dodged a bullet then...we are doin a 24X34basement over dri core subfloor......we originally picked out a marble look alike style gluetype allure....i read so many negatives abotu the seams coming apart and it was not water proof...just resistant.....we switched to the allure ultra click together....plus i thought i could install it myself and cut down on cost of the project...well after some bad info at the store we bought it from...the click together style is NO were the same texture or look...its a perfectly flat product...no grains...or conture....we did not like it....so we returned it and NOW are back with the glue type allure in a pattern we do like....BUT im having the company install it...then that way if i have any issues...its there baby...not mine...."oh u installed it wrong" kinda deal....money wize....its very close to what we were goin to spend just on the alllure ultra....its alot more costly....so we can buy the other and pay them to install it. and be in around the same cost anyway.....less time im sure too .......just my experience....hope this helps someone.....by the way...the wood lookalikes in the ultra are grainy and have texture..but none of the marble or stone styles are....and we jsut didnt personally like that.......
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Do the people with the seams coming apart know that you have to roll this type of flooring with a 100+ lb. flooring roller right after installation? There is a very good reason as to why the manufacturers who pioneered this type of flooring added that vital step to their installation instructions a long time ago. Does it say to roll the entire floor anywhere in the installation instructions? I think that in their attempt to copy other types of flooring they evidently forgot to copy the proper installation instructions.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:37 PM   #34
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Do the people with the seams coming apart know that you have to roll this type of flooring with a 100+ lb. flooring roller right after installation? There is a very good reason as to why the manufacturers who pioneered this type of flooring added that vital step to their installation instructions a long time ago. Does it say to roll the entire floor anywhere in the installation instructions? I think that in their attempt to copy other types of flooring they evidently forgot to copy the proper installation instructions.
And don't forget, the manufacturer admitted that they produced some product with bad adhesive.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #35
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This product is a maintenance problem, (defective locking joints) I still have joints separating after 2 years, seriously don't wast your money!!!

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #36
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I am a licensed GC that has been installing flooring for years. The original glue strip Allure flooring is a total joke. The seams never stay down, and then crud gets built up under it and makes it worse. It is a durable product though. You can take a utility knife and score it, then take the butt end of the knife and rub the score right back down making the "mistaken" cut almost invisible. The click together does seem to stay together after many attempts to get it in. It also cuts easier than the previous version. If it clicked together as fast as some of the laminate floors out there, it could put GC's like me out of business!
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...the click together style is NO were the same texture or look...its a perfectly flat product...no grains...or conture....
The Allure Ultra I installed had a very pronounced grain and surface texture.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #38
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I am a licensed GC that has been installing flooring for years. The original glue strip Allure flooring is a total joke. The seams never stay down, and then crud gets built up under it and makes it worse.
Did you use a 75+ pound roller after installation?
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We're in the process of refinishing our basement and went with the Allure Locking Fairfield Oak. I do love the classic look of oak flooring and thought this would make a great addition to a not so well lit basement. We've never had any issues with water in our basement but decided on resilient flooring as a precaution. We first laid DMX 1Step underlay covered with 5/8 T&G OSB, Tapcons for security of the subfloor and laid the vinyl planks on the top if that. Initially it was kind of a pain to get them to lock together but after a few planks it gets easier and the one section of our basement, approximately 150 sq ft is complete and looks great. The subfloor makes it nice and quiet and feels "softer" on the feet. We're in the process of ripping out old carpet and installing the subfloor on the remaining 300 sq ft and I'll post picture of how it looks when it's all done. I've found that after they are installed, using a scrap piece of flooring, a little tap helps to seal the gaps for an extremely tight fit. So far it's been a great project and fairly easy to install. I guess all the preparation in the subfloor helps!
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #40
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Installed 11 boxes of Rustic Maple in our Rec. room and Hallway in basement over insulated plywood subfloor. I've over 25 yrs. experience DIY and GC. This flooring tested my patience to the fullest for the first two boxes. Tips: Lay out one strip the total length of floor your working on, joining ends tight together. Now work towards the nearest wall lengthwise, have ready the smallest crowbar or laminate flooring bar and like said earlier, some tool to lift vinyl plank slightly from the wall as your fingers will lift product up to high and cause other planks to separate, bent coat hanger spread 6'' with bent ends works fine. Cutting it: Use nothing but a multi-hobby cutter...best $19.99 investment you will make if your installing this flooring. 1" olfa utility knife can be used to score it for cutting required lengths. Do not lift product more than 10-15 degrees when installing it, or you will need to reinstall previous pieces. If it have even the slightest separation between planks (wide as a hair) you do not have it clicked together properly. After you think is is clicked but there is a bit of a gap simply hold it up 5 degrees and apply steady pressure until the gap tightens. On ones that are giving you trouble because it comes apart on other end as you are putting farthest end together, simply put your knee on the far end as you fit it together. All in all I would not recommend this product to a DIY homeowner if this is the first flooring you have ever laid, nor would I recommend it to someone who's sight can not detect slight separations during the install. However, after the first two boxes I had no trouble laying each proceeding box of this commercial grade flooring in under 15min. This product is not for newbie's GET DAD TO DO IT...LOL.

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I am about to install over 1200 feet of this flooring myself, so I am VERY nervous about some of the things I have heard about it separating and being difficult to keep seams tight. Also, following the manufacturer directions seems like an impossibility, since they essentially tell you to click in the short (side) end before the longer (front) end, how can you tilt it properly in place without dislodging either the short side or the previous row?
Luckily, I found a work-around online that saved me from changing my mind, which I will try and I will share my results when finished. The work-around requires multiple people, you assemble the whole row at one time, then click the whole row into place at once.
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I wish you luck. In My opinion, it's a bad product.
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You opinion is appreciated as an installer. According to your prior post you mentioned "And don't forget, the manufacturer admitted that they produced some product with bad adhesive." The product we are discussing does not have adhesive, it is an updated product which no longer uses it. Have you experience with this, and have you tried the alternate installation methods outlined above?
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I won't install any of their products, anymore. They have a very bad history of honoring warranties. That is why I said good luck. If it doesn't fail, you will be OK. If it does, and even if it's because it's defective, prepare for a long fight. They will blame you for the failure. That has been their history.
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So, what you are saying is that you have absolutely no experience whatsoever with this particular product, yet you are telling people it is a bad product. Interesting, not sure that is the purpose of these kinds of discussions, trashing a product you have never used.

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