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dgeorge 01-06-2011 04:32 PM

Question about install Allure flooring system over linoleum
 
A friend of the family has asked me to install about 400 sqaure feet of the Home Depot Allure vinyl plank flooring system in a large room that has a concrete slab that is currently covered by linoleum. The linoleum is in very good shape and extremely well bonded over 99 percent of its surface. There are just a couple of areas that are lifting by door thresholds. These areas also have some small tears from the doors hitting them.

What is the best way to repair the lifted areas before laying the Allure? I was thinking about cutting the linoleum back until I get to material that is adhered solidly and then fill the void I created with thinset. Whadya think? All advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

bob22 01-06-2011 08:15 PM

According to the instructions that should have been in the box: "9. If any individual allure plank seams or edges should release from one another,
it usually can be corrected by applying warm air from a hair dryer or paint gun
for 5 to 10 seconds from a distance of 8. Then step on (or roll) the edges and
maintain pressure until the re-adhesion is effected. If the problem persists, contact
your Home Depot representative or Halstead’s Consumer Hot Line at
1-866-THD-TILE ext 6 care & maintenance."
Have you tried this and it failed? If so, have you tried the phone #?

dgeorge 01-06-2011 08:47 PM

Allure over linoleum
 
I haven't installed the Allure yet. I may have not been clear in my post. I a prepping the linoleim that exists on the floor now. I have a few pulled spots in the linoleum. I planned to cut them off, fill the voids with thinset, then lay the Allure over top to of that. just wondering it this would be ok. Thanks!

bob22 01-07-2011 09:29 AM

Sorry; my mistake!

dgeorge 01-07-2011 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 564584)
Sorry; my mistake!

No problem at all!:)

Anyone else run into this situation? how did you patch the area? Thanks!~

rusty baker 01-07-2011 12:46 PM

I would use a cementious based floor fill.

dgeorge 01-07-2011 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 564716)
I would use a cementious based floor fill.


Gotcha. Thanks!

stary kozel 01-08-2011 08:20 AM

Just cut off the nicks and then do what Rusty recommends. Floating floor could be on top of "lifted piece, depending how pliable the original sheet is. You can either glue and roll the old stuff first or cut it all off and then use filler.. If it was lifting because of wetness under it (talking about the old stuff), you must solve this problem first. Like - is it problem with your underlayment?

You say that some nicks were caused by the door - make sure that the new layer of the Allure will be safely clearing the bottom of the door! If the door sweep will be dragging over the Allure's surface, any grit (sand, etc.) present will mark the allure surface over time.

dgeorge 01-08-2011 03:40 PM

Thanks for the additional advice. When I say the old stuff is old, its really old...like 30+ years. I think it peeled because the adhesive has simply dried out and cracked, allowing the doors to hit it when they open. I cut a piece off already and the doors clear with plenty of space. Worse comes to worse, I'll pop the door off and trim them with my circular saw. Thanks folks!

I'll try to get some before and after pics if possible!


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