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Old 08-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #661
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Allure has not been successful in basement installs...something about the concrete, but you mentioned there are tiles? are they vinyl or ceramic? Although the directions say Allure can be installed over ceramic I wouldn't recommend this. Over vinyl tiles? as long as those tiles are securely adhered to the floor, corners not lifting, level-ish, etc. But even with that said, I am reticent to tell people to install anything over peel and stick tiles. Laminate needs an underlayment. Allure does not. You can get thorough instructions to install Allure from Halstead. Try googling the name Halstead. Someone, somewhere on this thread, posted those instructions, where, I haven't a clue. So unfortunately if you don't find it on Halstead website, there are 45 pages of info here. Very time consuming. I will also say, it's unbelievable reading all these comments, how very few of them actually come up with real solutions. It seems like pro-Allure vs anti-Allure. Sad. I really feel for those people looking for honest knowledgable information on this product. With that being said. You must be aware Allure is a relatively new-ish product. Personally I like it, have had good results from it. But the most important thing is, knowledge is power. READ ALL the installation directions from the manufacturer. Don't do something to short-cut. I also will say, a HD employee suggested here to use "Once and Done" to maintain this floor. NEVER use that! I am an employee at HD, and am appalled at what some of these people say. Most don't have a clue of what they are talking about, some just rant on about how great HD is. Every retail store has good and bad employees. Some know what they are doing, a lot do not.

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My basement has a concrete floor and I want to put down something a bit nicer. I have read many of the post here but what I saw at HD yesterday was called Allure Ultra - and does not use adhesive - it just snaps together. I do keep a dehumidifer in the area and also thought about painting the floor first with a "carport" type of paint - even though there does not appear to be a moisture problem.

Bottom line, I am looking for a firm direction to go - Allure Ultra (that does not require a pad underneath) or hard wood laminate.

I appreciate any and all comments!
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You need to moisture test. If there is a moisture problem, you could have mold growth under eiher of those.
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Thanks for the response Rusty. I understand that there is a kit I could buy that could confirm this?
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Our basement flooded in 2009. After ripping out $1,000 worth of ruined pergo and carpet and correcting the cause of the flooding, we decided to go with Trafficmaster Allure because we thought it would be easy to dry out (by lifting it) God-forbid our basement should ever flood again.

We loved the look...until 3 months into Spring, the edges began lifting and a mysteriously peanut-butter-ish looking goo began coming up between the seams - only in one area. The goo crystalizes and comes off/up easily, but keeps comding back. Gross!!

Keep in mind, we did a FIVE day water/moisture test prior to installing any new flooring post-flood which passed with flying colors. Now we suspect mold and hate even going down there because of all the lifting. Needless to say, we're going to have to rip it all out and go with a concrete sealer/stain. At least then we can throw down some area rugs and be done with it.
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Keep in mind, we did a FIVE day water/moisture test prior to installing any new flooring post-flood which passed with flying colors. .
What kind of moisture test? I hope not the "tape plastic to the floor" test.
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No. My husband owns an ind coatings co and used a lab certified test.
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we just bought the product to redo our office floor. We started in a small conference room and had small white scratches almost immediately. We went to Home Depot to complain and were sold a polish that we were told would help. We will try it shortly. We were also told the the local manufacturer's rep would visit or call.

We never heard from the rep and have returned all of the unused tile. We do not believe that this product will hold up in an office or high use application. the manufacturer's hype simply is not true.

The seller, Home Depot was TERRIFIC. They accepted a return on all unused product and did their best to make the Allure rep contact us. They could not have been nicer to us. That said, we have a conference room with a new floor that will probably only give us a few years. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
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We put the Trafficmaster Allure in our den several years ago and I am still very pleased with it. I will say it does have some scratches here and there, but we are probably going to have scratches no matter what we have because we have a dog and cats. When we have new guests over, they don't notice that it isn't real wood. I came on this board today because I am considering putting the remaining tiles that we still have from the last project in our guest bathroom. I was wondering what would happen if I could put it down over ceramic tiles.
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We want to use Allure Traffic Master on our home’s split level entry. It is bounded on one side by the front door threshold and on the opposite side by stairs going up and down. The other two opposite sides are walls with molding. Our entry way is approximately 5 by 7 feet. The front door is a French door. We do not have storm doors, and the outside conditions range from snow drifts to 100+ degrees.

What should we use on the edge facing the threshold? We are confused by the need to keep the new floor from curling up, and the need to allow it to float.

On the stairs going down, we plan to use to use bull nose trim. How can we do this and still have the floor float?
On the stairs going up, how do we keep the floor edge from curling, again, allowing it to float?

If we used caulk on the threshold edge will that allow the floor enough room for expansion and contraction?
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We're putting Allure flooring down in our just refinished basement with cement floors (not a leak in 30+ years) and I was wondering...if I can't remove the just installed AND painted baseboards should I butt up against them or leave a 1/8" gap. Also I think I should put down a mold retardant and seal the floor. What would you recommend?
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Hi. I love my allure flooring but I wish it were a little shinier. Has anyone tried using any product such as mop & glo on the allure?


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