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Old 04-25-2009, 08:58 PM   #166
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when installing the first row you will need to cut off the end that goes to the wall, leaving the glue end exposed. You should try and post some pics so we can give you the best advise possible

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Old 04-25-2009, 09:10 PM   #167
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The home depot guy let me cut a sample.
All you do is score it and then snap it.
Don't cut it thru.
It's actually what sold me.
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Here you go, Fixrite.
I guess the circa 1979 linoleum speaks for itself huh?
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:37 AM   #169
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Wow, from reading all the glowing testimonials on the Home Depot website to some of the horror stories here and on a couple of other websites, I have to say I'm thinking of just sticking with glue-down tile. We have converted our garage and have been looking for something inexpensive for the floor in the small office and an entryway for the family room. We have an expansion joint in the middle of the family room, so anything but carpet over that is a no-no. It truly does sound like it is all or nothing with the Traffic Master and we can't afford a do-over! I really appreciate everyone's input. I laid some cheap peel and stick vinyl in our kitchen as an interim floor 4 years ago and it is looking worn, but is still a pretty floor, so I may go with a little higher grade of that. Any suggestions about what is better over concrete? The garage is now heated, so that shouldn't be an issue. Also, the floor in the office needs to be able to stand up to very heavy storage buckets stacked on it (each stack being around 120 lbs.). Porcelain tile made sense, but I'm afraid I may have some spots that are not quite level and I don't have the skill to fix that! Thanks for any ideas!
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I am amazed at how well this went down, and how soft it feels underfoot. I laid it on OSB and it feels smooth as silk. Once we got the cutting down, it went VERY quickly. I did a 19 x 10 room, plus a closet and vanity area in 7 hours. That was me laying the tile and my husband cutting it. Once we got a rhythm, we rocked it out!

He rolled it the next day, even though the directions said it was optional for residential use, we wanted to be safe. My 91 year-old father-in-law moves in this weekend, and we couldn't be more pleased with how this floor will work for him.

Had I known this product existed before I laid ceramic tile in my kitchen, Allure would be there now. I will be putting it in my bathroom when we remodel that.

Thanks to everyone for their help!
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I have it installed in my basement over concrete. It has been there for approximately 3 years. I love it. I am now considering a similar floor for my kitchen. I have seen some that looks like stone that I would like to investigate. Good luck.
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We installed two colors of Allure Trafficmaster in our basement: Cyprus and Corfru. Both were installed at the same time of the year. Our basement is heated between the recommended temperature range. Both colors were kept in the area where they were to be installed for days before installation began. The Corfru color is doing well. It was installed before the Cyprus. We liked the product so much that we decided to finish the basement with Cyprus color. However we are now having a problem with the seams separating with the Cyprus colored tile. Some have now seperated up to 1/8 of an inch. We want to install some Chocololate colored tiles but hesitate to do so until this problem is solved.
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dEAR DAN-ABBY, i AM RIGHT IN UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU LAID ALLURE FLOORING OVER A HEATING FLOOR. iF SO WHAT FLOOR COVERING DID YOU USE, HARDWOOD OR A VINYL. i AM LOOKING AT LAYING ALLURE FLOORING OVER A CONCRET FLOOR WHICH PROVIDES THE HOUSE HEATING DURING THE WINTER. i AM CONCERNED AT THE VINYL EXPANDING OR SOFTENING AND OF THE EFFECT OF THE HEAT ON THE GLUE. i CANNOT FIND THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS. wHEN i ASKED THE SALESMAN FOR THE CO-EFFICIENT OF EXPANSION i MIGHT AS WELL HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON NUCLEAR PHYSICS. REGARDS, Aussie Peter
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Hi. We are considering replacing some of our carpet with allure flooring. I've scanned through this thread and don't really see any answers to the question: What do you use to transition between the carpeted rooms and the allure flooring? What if you're transitioning b/t the allure "wood" flooring and allure "tile" flooring? (we're considering doing our kitchen too) Also, I read about the hair dryer closing up some of the divets in laminate flooring, but didn't see a reply what to do about holes in cement. And then, just to make sure, we need a knife with new blades and a carpenters square? Anything else? Thanks
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CAThorn, we just have our allure flooring butting up to where the carpet starts without a transition strip and it's working out fine (been 7 months now) we do have short shag carpet so don't know if that made a difference. We do have an area where it butts up to some short office-type carpet and for that I definitely needed a transition strip. Bought it at Home Depot for about $6 or so and though the fake wood on it doesn't match my flooring exactly you can't tell at all, it looks fine. I'd be happy to email you pics, just let me know. or I'll try to post some on this site.
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Installed it over 2 years ago in two bedrooms and an adjoining bath. We had a dog with bladder cancer and installed Allure because of the accidents. This has been a great product. Affordable, easy to install, easy to clean, looks great and holds up well.
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Installed it over 2 years ago in two bedrooms and an adjoining bath. We had a dog with bladder cancer and installed Allure because of the accidents. This has been a great product. Affordable, easy to install, easy to clean, looks great and holds up well.
Hi KGizo,

So your dog had accidents on this flooring and it help up ok? I would really love to put down this flooring and the dog pee is my only concern.

Thank you!
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Hi Kevin,

It is very easy to clean up accidents. In fact, I think they should sell it in PetSmart instead of Home Depot because it is perfect for pets. It takes a couple of minutes w/ a swiffer to clean up the hair. Much better than carpet for allergies. For the accidents I use water and/or Armstrong depending on how quickly I discover it.

With the wood texture it is easier on my dogs and cat too (I have chihuahuas and their feet slip out from under them on wood/tile). Like most new flooring, it had a smell for a few days after installation. So if you plan to have your pets in the room I'd recommend installing at a time you can have the windows open.

One bonus I wasn't expecting is that I like it better b/c it is softer on my feet than tile. And, in the winter it doesn't get cold like tile.

Good luck!
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Excellent! I was thinking the same thing about it being softer than tile. My dog sleeps on the floor and that would be better for her. Thank you for the info. It is really helpful and with this I am going to go with this flooring.

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Hi. We are considering replacing some of our carpet with allure flooring. I've scanned through this thread and don't really see any answers to the question: What do you use to transition between the carpeted rooms and the allure flooring?
Just a regular metallic carpet transition piece. I transitioned between the hallway carpet (which badly needs replacement too) and the kitchen floor with a standard bronze-ish tack strip. Works fine.

Also a note to all - 2 months later, still holding up well. Easy sweep, easy cleanup of spills, the tile pattern on the corfu doesn't show dirt easily.

Our dog has a harder time of it on the allure than on the old soft vinyl, but definitely has an easier time of it on the allure relative to some wood product laminate I put down in a couple of the kids' bedrooms.

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