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Old 03-19-2008, 11:14 PM   #16
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Would like to see pictures if possible of the mould problem expressed by MNGAL. My wife and I are considering putting Allure TrafficMaster in our basement for a games room where we we now have a pool table and air hockey table. Currently it is bare cement. I was going to maybe glue a layer of wood first for warmth. But after reading about your problem not sure what to do. Did you put it down on top of bare cement? Would love to get email sent to Gerrytwa@aol.com. Can't always get on the forum and look for possible writings


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Old 03-20-2008, 02:11 PM   #17
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After talking with the people in the paint department at Home Depot about the probability of moisture and the probability of mold growth. They suggested that I fist clean the floor with a mold inhibitor to get rid of as much mold as possible then apply some sort of protector, like Thompson's or a water based urethane for wood sub floor before installing the Allure.
My concern is of the lifting of the edges with Allure and how to replace pieces that might lift with any of these products. My RV repair man stated that most RV's now come with glued vinyl flooring to help prevent any moisture problems and carpet over the vinyl in the areas that are requested.

PS I was at Costco and looked at some composite flooring, like Pergo, that is about the same price range if not lower than Allure but not as easy to install.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:55 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:20 AM   #19
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I've installed this product in my basement over vinyl tile a few months ago. It was about a 60 sq ft hallway and so far so good. I installed the Cherry color and the only issue i have is that it shows dirt/dust more so than a lighter color. There are no seams coming up and installation was relatively easy, except for those places you have to cut. I was going to do a bigger area, but it would have been a two person job and I didn't have the extra set of hands. I'll probably do the bathroom with the tile version of the same product. If you have a dry basement this product is great.....and I rarely take the time to post a comment or review about products unless they work for me. Good luck all.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:48 AM   #20
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I ASKED FOR HELP IN SEPT ON ALLURE FLOORING, BUT SINCE THAT I HAVE INSTALLED IT IN MY MANUFACTURED HOME IN THE KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY ROOM, IT WAS QUITE A JOB WITH A LOT OF CUTTING AS MY KITCHEN IN ROUND WITH A LOT OF ANGLES, WE LOVE IT GOT A LOT OF COMPLEMENTS ON IT. I MIGHT ADD THAT I AM A LADY OF 82 YEARS OLD AND DID ALL THE WORK BY MYSELF WITH A DISABLED HUSBAND. SO IF I CAN DO IT ANY ONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO. GOT THE BEST LOOKING KITCHEN FLOOR IN THE NEIGBORHOOD.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:21 AM   #21
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I will be starting to install this in my foyer soon and have a question about anchoring it the floor.

My foyer is flanked by the front door and 3 rooms of carpeting. Since this is supposed to be a floating floor, should I anchor it somehow to the carpet sections or will the transition strip serve that purpose?

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Old 04-23-2008, 01:33 PM   #22
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I laid the flooring first and just had carpet installed a few days ago. The carpet installer did a good job with just the transitioning strip. I guess you could use double edged carpet tape if necessary.
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We are not yet replacing the carpet, but are getting new strips.
I had read other info about doublesided tape as well.

Thanks for your reply, it eases the apprehension a bit
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That was my first time as well. Just buy some extra just in case. I messed up a few times myself. Also, i used a hair dryer to heat up the strip a little before attaching. I read that somewhere myself. Not sure if it helped or not, but i was worried about the seams popping up. I wish they put a better cover on the tacky strips so you could lay them on the floors without worrying about getting dirt on them, but oh well. Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:19 PM   #25
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Thanks for the tips and the luck!

Did you trim the wall edge of the panels? The instructions show this and it looks like I should trim off the overlapping pieces only at the wall edges.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:34 PM   #26
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Right...when you're starting against the wall, you need to remove the glue strip area that faces the floor and not the area where the glue faces up....if that makes sense.
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yes it does and that is exactly what I thought I had to do.

Thanks again!
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:06 AM   #28
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I just laid this product in my home - approximately 450 sq ft worth - laundry room, bathroom, hall and under stair closet downstairs; bathroom, hall, kitchen, dining room and three closets upstairs. I LOVE the look! It was relatively simple once I got the hang of it. You have to be careful not to get the sticky tabs together until you are sure you have them aligned as they will stick very well at times and can be hard to pull apart.

I went over my existing linoleum in some rooms and cement and subfloor in others. There is a slight noticeable transition from the bathroom to the hall where there is linoleum in the bath and cement in the hall, but I can live with that.

Just to let everyone know, I am a 50 yr old woman and if I can put down this product, anyone can! Since I just finished it, I cannot comment on how well it will wear or if the seams will have problems - but I understand that Safeway has installed it in some of their supermarkets.

There are a couple of things we'll have to get used to - since I went with the Hickory color, I do notice lint and such more than I did with the light flooring we had before and since I pulled up the carpet in the hallways, we have to get used to flooring instead - it's a bit slippery when wearing socks.

I don't worry about mold as one person commented about because none of my areas had mold when I started.
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thinking about doing this flooring on a new bathroom. we are installing radiant floor heat... anyone know if this heating will affect the glue?
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thinking about doing this flooring on a new bathroom. we are installing radiant floor heat... anyone know if this heating will affect the glue?
That's a question for the glue manufacturer...get them to approve it and you're covered. If you don't, you're not.

Also, is the element being installed in the glue or a SLC or similar? What's the design?

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