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Old 05-15-2009, 02:55 PM   #181
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Good to know! thanks BB!

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Old 05-19-2009, 07:08 PM   #182
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some questions on ALLURE TRAFFIC MASTER 12x36 tiles found at H Depot and hecho in the great state of China - where quality rules!

1) I was thinking of putting it in our basement in the area around the gas furnace. This area is currently cement, but seems to be somewhat dusty - maybe due to the deteriorating cement? So I was looking for something to cover the dusty cement that is inexpensive and also not time consuming to install. So I thought about Allure.

Is this an OK idea, or is this a dangerous idea since the tiles can be flammable?

2) What is Allure TrafficMaster tiles made of? I cd not find the ingredients on the box.

One reason I was covering the cement was that I wanted to minimize the dust getting into the GFA system - we have a child with allergies. But I smelled one of these tiles and it smells 'real chemically', like something from Bhopal , India or something, so I was concerned about sending this stuff around the house via the sucking in of the ambient air near the furnace.

3) any other bad experiences with Allure and mold? I am concerned about mold, too, since we have had this in the basement before.

I might post separately, but:

What would be a good floor covering over an old cement basement floor -in order to mitigate mucho dust - , that is nearby to a gas forced air furnace, that is inexpensive and not that hard or messy to install, and that would not be too chemical-like (no carcinogenic compostion or adhesives)?

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Old 05-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #183
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Has anyone installed the allure laminate in an rv with a slide-out? Would this work?
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #184
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stick with allure, it'll out last the vinyl tiles garaunteed!!!
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:12 PM   #185
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To start off I work in the flooring department at Home Depot. As I read through all the comments posted I have to put in my two cents. Overall this is a great product. I sell this to a customer almost everyday I work. I have worked there for 1 year. And out of that year I have had 3 complaints. All 3 times it was the edges coming up. So you do the math. Any flooring or product, at that, will have somebody that is dissatisfied. In all actuallity the customer that said they installed it in a dry basement and they had a mold problem because the floor wouldn't breath, the basement obviously wasnt a dry basement to start with. I am not trying to bash on that person but they could have install a pergo that you put a plastic vapor barrier and had the same mold problem. All I am trying to say is that there is a risk with and product you buy but I have had more satisfied customers than dissatisfied ones.

PS. this is not a sales pitch, i hate my job. This is a opinion from a person that has it in there house and has seen this product bring satisfaction to many many people.

You seem to know the product pretty well. For anybody: I know the instructions say to cut off the "over" glue strips on the planks that are against the wall you begin on (lay planks left to right to the end of the room). I presume that once you get across the room to the opposing, parallel wall, that you have to cut-off the "under", exposed glue strip and rip the planks on that wall to finish out the lay... and in no place whatsoever is there a glue strip adhering to the floor? I have purchased 21 cases to do my basement/bar area that has been scraped of indoor/outdoor carpet (with the black cutback glue) over concrete. Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:49 PM   #186
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I would like to install this product in my bathroom. I worry that, as this is a floating floor, moisture would find a way to get beneath the floor causing sub floor issues, and mold. Has anyone installed this in a bathroom, and can you tell me whether using kitchen & bath vinyl silicone sealant is adequate, or do you have other recommendations?

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #187
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This forum is great. I used it to learn about Trafficmaster Allure and pick up some pointers. I have now installed this flooring in our manufactured home in the kitchen, utility room and two bathrooms. Installation was relatively easy and I had no problems. Floors look great and so far are holding up well. All were installed over existing sheet vinyl. In the utility room, I was wondering what would happen to the floor if bleach from the washing machine got spilled. I took a scrap piece of the floor and poured a puddle of bleach on it and let it sit over night. The next day when I rinsed it off, you could not see where the bleach had been. I highly recommend this product !
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:58 PM   #188
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I remodeled our 1962 kitchen last year, my wife did not want tile she wanted something softer to stand on and she settled on the Allure cherry from HD. I had to remove the tile and backer board. The sub floor was not too great so I covered it with sheets of Masonite then applied the Allure over it. It was no problem to put down, I cut the glue strips off one side to make transition strips where I changed direction in the middle of the floor. I put it from cabinet to cabinet so if we had truobles it would be easy to remove. The wife is happy and it still looks as good as new.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:43 AM   #189
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I put an Allure floor in the basement 8mo ago. There had been a glue down hard tile floor down there without problems. Then we had a flood (broken toilet) which loosened the majority of tiles so I took them up and put down the Allure. I put it down myself and was very proud (60year old woman) It looked great!!!!

Now it is poping up all over the place. I can not afford to replace this. One of these posting spoke to mold. What can I do? Is there a sealer I could put on it? Doesn,t mold need air??? If there was a sealer would that kill any mold?

I am renting out the basement in a effort to stay out of forclosure. The tenant is leaving the end of the month. I need to get another tenant right away. I need to do something fast. What would happen if I put down a coat of polyurithan like they do on wood floors?

What would you advise?
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:23 AM   #190
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Not sure about the mold problem. Do you see signs of it? A basement can get a lot of moisture in the air. I run a humidifier during summer and empty about 2 gallons of water a day. I am in process (haven't started) of puttin Allure down on my concrete basement floor. Regarding the popping up of tiles, did you roll it with a 100 lb. roller as recommended? I have read where you can heat the glue strips to reactivate the glue and then roll the glue edges with a roller. Also, I read somewhere that a person had the same problem with a basement application popping up at edges and actually ironed the seams of the planks covering the plank first with a towel to prevent burning, blistering the plank. He said it was a lot of ironing but it eventually worked. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:36 PM   #191
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From what I understand and read, putting anything over a basement concrete floor is risky due to potential moisture problems. The allure brochure says it can be applied over concrete but a search of home forums finds many people with lifting problems when installing over basement concrete floors. Although I don't see why the edges would peel unless the temperature variations on the floor varied more than normal household temperature ranges.
If I were in your shoes I would apply a layer of plastic over the concrete to make a moisture barrier. I know they make bridge pilings out of concrete so it shouldn't matter if the concrete stays moist as long as it doesnt get to the planks. However I am no expert.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #192
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Larrylwill:

Thanks for the response. My situation is that we had a water supply line burst or come loose in a second story bathroom. Water poured into 1st floor and down to finished basement. Ceiling tiles, carpet, some baseboards got wet and have been taken down/up. The carpeting had been laid over previously (before we bought the house) glued down indoor/outdoor carpet. Carpet was scraped up down to concrete. There was the old black, cutback glue that was virtually eliminated ... not all, but most ... and concrete floor scraped smooth. All nail holes, cement screws holding down carpet tack board (for the regular carpet laid over the old glue down carpet) removed and holes, etc. filled in and leveled. I have already purchased 21 cases of Allure with the idea that either I or the company that the insurance company is using would install. My wife talked me into letting the company do it. That company has opted to call Home Depot and let one their contractor installers do the work. So that is where I am ... so we shall see.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:41 PM   #193
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Good luck, I'm fighting with Silverline about their best Patio Door that lets water past the bottom seal into the inside track that runs back out through the weep holes. When it rains its a continuous stream of water, they sent out a tech who admitted he had never seen a 5800 door and said its normal that's why it has weep holes. The model at HD doesn't leak at all.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #194
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and good luck to you as well (it is always something!).
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:12 PM   #195
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I have laid down both the Allure plank flooring as well as the fake tile with grout look to it and it's awesome. I have a manufactured home and this flooring adds considerable valuve to the house. I have two dogs (Female Black lab and Male Britney Spaniel) and they have nails that I do not clip. They are inside dogs and only go outside to play and go potty which means they are always either on the couch or on the floor. No scratches show up at all. This is awesome flooring and I would encourage anyone to to it. I had the snap fit type before and that was a pain to make straight and not leave any gaps.
I'm an EE by trade and not a flooring type person but if I can do it you can too.


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