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Old 09-30-2009, 02:27 PM   #316
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so basement is climate controlled ... but do you know if any moisture is seeping up through floor? I guess it wouldn't. Have you tried a hair dryer or heat gun to reactivate the glue and then press down hard again and put a weight on a test area? You might try this in a small area to see if that works. Good luck

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:41 PM   #317
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so basement is climate controlled ... but do you know if any moisture is seeping up through floor? I guess it wouldn't. Have you tried a hair dryer or heat gun to reactivate the glue and then press down hard again and put a weight on a test area? You might try this in a small area to see if that works. Good luck
I never had a moisture problem in my basement. But before I put the flooring down I did tape a plastic barrier to the floor for 3 days to check for condensation..it was dry as a bone. I'm gonna rent a roller and see if that helps...
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:23 PM   #318
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We do have a bit of a moisture problem in our basement where we installed this flooring, but the box said it was water proof - not sure what that means. The seams are curling and glue seeps up through them. I flatten them down with my foot, but the next day they are popped up again. I even tried a warm iron on the seams but the next day they were up again. This flooring looks so beautiful and I thought it was going to be the solution to our ugly basement floor, but I'm disappointed.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:10 PM   #319
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I put my cork Allure down in a den and bedroom (ground level, over concrete) in July. Did it myself and it went down easy and looked great. Used the 100 pound roller (than is another story...being a single woman). One week later, planks started coming up; walked on them to seal them down; came back up. Used a hair dryer; no luck. Called the company and they sent 2 bottles of adhesive; still didn't work. Got a full refund on 14 boxes after sending photos of the loose planks. Gal at Home Depot said the company had a problem with a bad batch of adhesive because I was the 5th person to get a refund recently, which was very rare. Love the floor, but can't keep it down. Don't want to tear it up because of all the work. Any idea on what kind of adhesive to use to make it stick??
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:17 PM   #320
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I Have Seen This Traficmaster Allure Flooring And Would Like Some Thoughts Of Useing It In A Manufactured Home And How Good It Would Ware Especially With 2 Dogs And Lots Of Foot Trafic. Just How Good It Would Be To Cross The Seperation Of The 2 Sides.
Two years ago we started replacing the carpet and vinyl in our manufactured (1995) home with Allure flooring. I have a 60lb very active (and web-footed!) springer spaniel. The first room we redid was the master bath. As you can imagine, we had to replace the entire subfloor. Once that went down, the flooring went on smooth as silk.

Last year we pulled out the carpet in our bedroom. This time, only a portion of the subfloor was in bad shape, since it isn't a water room. We replaced that and, using the same exact pattern, put down the Allure. I am just as happy with both rooms today as I was the day they went down.

The plan is to get rid of all of the carpet and put it all of the way through the house. We like it just that much. I don't think I'd be happier with wood, to tell the truth. It's tough as nails and a quick mop, with no worries about water seepage, are all it takes to make it look beautiful again.

This is really important because our lot is low and holds water, and our dog LOVES the water any time of the year, so she comes in the house wet and happy all the time.

I'd be more than happy to answer any other questions you might have.

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Old 10-04-2009, 02:29 PM   #321
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Due to it's light weight I was thinking of installing the Allure flooring in my travel trailer but I am concerned about the product holding to the wood floor with all the temperature changes and our dog. Has anyone installed Allure or any other light weight type flooring in a travel trailer that has held up in this type of environment and use?

If you check the forums at RV.com, a LOT of people use it in their RV renovations, and have been really pleased with it.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #322
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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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It has been down in our master bath for the past two years and I absolutely love it. Although it is a floating floor with no glue-down, you'll want to use silicone caulk around the edges. Caulk the edges and then put down quarter-round and you shouldn't have any problems.
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I'm planning on installing this at an angle (about 45 degrees) to the walls in the room. Has anyone ever tried this or have any suggestions?
Yep did that in the master bath. Be sure and get at least 15% more product than your room size would dictate, there's a lot of waste. But it is soooo beautiful.

When we took it into the bedroom, we laid it straight. Not a perfect transition, decorating rules-wise, but since we plan to use it all through the house we didn't want to waste so much.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:20 PM   #324
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I'm looking at putting this down in the crappy fishing cabin we're calling home. It's replacing indoor-outdoor carpet glued directly to single-ply, totally uninsulated, unsealed 1-inch particle board subflooring. The whole mess is built over an unsealed crawlspace floored in sheet plastic. As soon as I have time, I hope to insulate the floors with fiberglass batt.

I want conventional vinyl sheet lino. My husband wants this stuff (I don't know why, unless it's the "cheap welfare tenement" stigma of lino).

It has to stand up to the terrible flooring plus the following conditions: nine indoor cats, one unhousebroken dauchshund, and three children currently ages 8 years, 2 years, and 4 months. Daily potty-training accidents, daily doggy accidents, liquids dumped on it daily, and I'm not always going to notice it right away or be able to drop what I'm doing to mop up spills immediately.

The guy at Home Depot says it will stand up to it.

I think he's a kid with little knowledge hired for $.25 an hour above minimum wage to say whatever it takes to sell flooring. I think moisture will seep into the seams, and the seams will peel and then the floor will start to dis-integrate (which is what wet particle board does; 10 years of living in trailers taught me that). After that, I think that moisture wicking up thru the floor will cause a serious mold problem in what basically amounts to a dark, damp, warm, enclosed airspace.

What do you guys think will happen??? Will it work??? Or should I insist on the lino????

This is WAY better than lino. Your subfloor problems will be there no matter what you use - not as much from the water above, but the humidity from the crawlspace.

It's in my master bath and bedroom and doesn't leak water from the top. We have crappy particle board subfloors, too, and after two years, we'd notice soft places if it was leaking. The adhesive seals the floor, and if you caulk the edges where it floats, then there shouldn't be anything that can get under it.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:59 AM   #325
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I called Halstead International..they are sending an inspector to come look at the floor and the issues I'm having with it...
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A general question, in laying the planks, do you keep them all in the same direction when going from one room to the next ... like a half bath? Or do you run the planks at a right angle to the previous room?
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #327
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Has anyone installed this flooring on stairs? Any thoughts?

Also, am I right in understanding you can put this over vinyl flooring?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:13 PM   #328
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Replacing panels.

I completed Traffic Master installation on a large rec room several weeks ago, and with evening light I notice some bumps where there are pebbles underneath the floor. So I need to replace a few panels in the middle of the floor.

I can't see how this is even possible, despite what the manufacturer claims. Anyone replace panels in the middle of the floor successfully?
I need tips.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:55 PM   #329
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usa a heat gun to soften the glue at a corner The corner with the glue strip facing down if you can remember.
Use a knife to pry up the corner as you apply heat. Get it high enough to use something to pull out the pebble.
Only lift as much as you have to.
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:21 PM   #330
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Here are 2 more ideas. Without having to un stick the flooring.

If the room is less than 10ft in one direction get a 10ft peice of conduit or 1/2" pvc.
Since the floor is NOT attached to the sub floor you can slide the tub under the floor to rasie it \Make sure the tunnel goes all the way to the other side.
Then use an air compressor to blow the pebble out.

2nd Idea, hook a vacuum up to the tube and slide it to the pebble only and suck it out.

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