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Old 02-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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We purchased the traffic master allure vinyl floarting floor years 2 ago. It did ok the first year but now it is seperating @ the seams in several places. We contacted Trafficmaster & they told us to purchase minwax latex grout to fill in the places it has seperated. We have searched far & wide & cannot find anything by this name, even on the internet. Does anyone know where to purchase this or is there anything else that can be done? We spent ove a $1000 on this floor only to have it look like something cheap! Thanks, Shirley Slovacek

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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We contacted Trafficmaster & they told us to purchase minwax latex grout to fill in the places it has seperated.
...and this is their answer to what appears to be a faulty product? Are they joking?

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We spent ove a $1000 on this floor only to have it look like something cheap!
...and you think by filling random cracks with this grout product this is going to improve the look?

Where did you buy the flooring and who installed it? What is it installed over?

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I agree with the previous poster that this should not happen, but you are now forced to deal with it. I have installed Allure for 3 years in my rentals and rehabs. Occasionally, the planks are not perfectly square and a small gap appears, no matter how hard I try to push the planks together. I use a product like Custom Building Products Non-Sanded Ceramic Tile Caulk to seal the gaps. Pick a color that matches your tile. It comes in at least 20 different colors. Clean up over fills with water right away. Otherwise it leaves a haze on the planks that is noticeable when the light shines at the right (wrong???) angle.
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