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Old 02-21-2009, 02:08 PM   #136
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Hi, Buy the better quality product Konecto. !2 mil thick much better than Allure 4 mil

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:27 PM   #137
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I hired 2 different handymen and for 2 houses and installed the allure flooring. I used the oakcolor which I am not really excited about the color/style. One guy did it perfect, and it looks great.
The other did a poor job and it seperated in areas and you could see dark spaces between seams.Also he did not use a roller - as advised--. Always use a 100 lb roller.
I fixed the poor job by using a floor cleaner steamer first, and then my husband followed immediately with the 100 lb roller. The steamer may be overkill, the roller alone could work

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Old 02-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #138
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Has anyone installed the Traffic Master "wood look" Allure over ceramic or porcelium 13" x 13" tiles with apprx. 14" grout lines? I wonder if the grout lines will start to hollow out in the Allure after it has been down for a while.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #139
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Has anyone installed the Traffic Master "wood look" Allure over ceramic or porcelium 13" x 13" tiles with apprx. 14" grout lines? I wonder if the grout lines will start to hollow out in the Allure after it has been down for a while.
Eventually they will show through. Fill them before you do your install.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #140
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We are also looking to install Trafficmaster Allure vinyl flooring in a laundry room. I think this will work best because we have two layers of old linoleum and under that is a concrete slab. However, in the center of the room is a drain. (Right now there are holes cut in the linoleum so the water can go down the drain. I feel like the Trafficmaster Allure vinyl flooring would cause a breeding ground for mold because it is "waterproof" and will not breathe at all. What do you think?
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:01 PM   #141
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My allure flooring panels are coming apart after a correct installation. It is installed in my house which is only one floor.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #142
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We are interested in this flooring also. We have vinyl now and the sunshine and the heat from the kick heater have turned the floor deep purple. It was a light color. Do you know how Allure holds up in the sun an heat?
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:10 PM   #143
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I am looking in to this flooring as well - trying to decide between the Allure and the Konecto Prestige. I will be installing it in my basement - about 600 sq ft. While I do not have water in my basement (sump pump works great thank goodness) - it does get humid down there in the summer. I have a heavy duty dehumidifier that keeps the humidity to 50% in the summer - temp stays between 65-70 for the most part year round in the basement.

I am interested in the comments above about possible mold growth under. Is it ok to install this product over something like Delta-FL? This would keep the flooring off the concrete - and if the glue sticks will hold properly on top of Delta-Fl could this be a way to go?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:24 PM   #144
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in order to install this or any other flooring in an out of square room you need to do the following. Lets say it is a 6x8 bathroom with the wall behind the door being out of square. Determine a straight line by measuring off two adjacent walls. If you were say 1-1/2 inches out and were using 9x9 tiles. Then using a straight edge run a reference line on the floor that would allow you to trim the tiles enough yet not be terribly noticable. I would try to have my cuts on a wall behind a door. Trim those tiles and then place them, using your guide line. This would give you the reference you need to finish installing the remainder of the tiles. This principal can also be used for plank style flooring. When using the allure flooring product, don't forget to take an inch off the first row of tiles that go against the wall. In regards to a knife, invest in a good utility knife( with new blades). Straight edge is good choice. In regards to your staircase, I would use a paper template. Tape down utility paper draw it out and then trim paper. Place paper on flooring(dryfit) cut to same as paper and voila.
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:08 PM   #145
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HI, we are puttting in the allure planks in a bedroom. Ok, we took the carpet and padding out, we have concrete floor. After my husband removed the carpet floor tacks we now have several small caved in holes where the nails were. Should we put "quick-crete" in them or just leave it be? I wouldn't want the fresh new concrete to mold after we put the new planks in. What do you think? And I saw you had found a web site that talks about this flooring, Can you tell me the site address? (Ihope you still have it)
So far are you pleased with your flooring?
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:04 AM   #146
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I have been reading this "Thread" for the last few weeks. First I read ALL the posts and then have been keeping up with the conversation. Thank goodness the 2 guys that were arguing settles Their differences. But, A FEW TIMES people have asked if anyone has installed this flooring in a Manufactured Home. NO ONE even bothered to stop the fighting about The Depot and the quality of a product that wasn't even being discussed! Are Us Manufactured Home owners not worthy of getting an answer? Seems that even when the fight was over, Questions got answered and again, someone asked if it was applicable for manufactured Home installation, again...no response. I am very curious about this as well. Has anyone given up on getting Their questions asked about this and just finally did it? I mean for the money, I'm thinking of just going ahead and putting it in. But My Home is paid off and I am doing EXTENSIVE remodeling and plan to be here a VERY long time (My House is paid off & Thanks to Pres. Bush, Were all screwed!) Or should I just say screw it and put in regular hardwood? I've been living with, just like another guy had said, plywood floors for the last 3 years. It started out that I just didn't have the money and the carpets were so horrible that plywood was better and now I got sick and can't do all this work myself. It takes Me 10x longer than it should to do a project because I'll start and then get a flare up,I go back to work and get a flare up..and so on and so on. SO I really don't want to do anything twice because it takes Me too long to get anything done in the first place! So far it's 50% for this product and 50% against it. I'm so confused about what I should do. to install or to not install???
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Another thought...I seen that the People that were against this product said They weren't happy because after a while the glue strips separated and that it wasn't advised to use a blow dryer to help with adhesion. Has anyone thought about using another glue that is made for the dry tiles consisting of the same material (one especially for vinyl floors) If You added Your own glue on the strips and just ignored the fact that it already has glue pre adhered,and trowel it on, Wouldn't that solve the problem all together? Yes, time consuming. But if it makes the floor not separate, totally worth the extra cost & time in doing. At least I would think. Another thing to think about...It was mentioned that it isn't advisable to put an underlayment because this is a floating floor. If it's advised when You use Peel & Stick tiles to use a Luann underlayment to ensure a completely flat surface and to even out any variations in the floor because being resilient, it will eventually conform to all the defects in the floor, Then why can't You put the same School Of Thought into effect here?
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hello i would like to ask you more about traffic master tiles.
i am thinking about doing my kitchen and living room floors with 12x12 traffic master tiles.
what do you think about these tiles.
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hello i would like to ask you more about traffic master tiles.
i am thinking about doing my kitchen and living room floors with 12x12 traffic master tiles.
what do you think about these tiles.
If you are going for the tile look get a good laminate tile like Dupont makes, I wouldn't put this stuff in the Kitchen due to the risk of dropping things on it.

However there is still a chance of damaging laminate in the kitchen, my point is that this stuff isn't that cheap and a laminate might be a better choice.

I only use this stuff in rooms with uneven floors where laminate wouldn't lock together properly.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:42 PM   #150
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Since it's apparent that the Konecto products have more quality than the Trafficmaster brand, can anyone tell me if Konecto's tile products come in 36" strips like it's Trafficmaster counterpart?

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