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Old 10-24-2011, 11:25 AM   #721
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wow .. what a posting.. lets talk about a floor that is BASIC.. Allure is it.. yet we have 500,000 viewers..wow.
That product is a floor that doesn't match the floors from a Real Flooring retailer..
That's amazing. And out of 500,000 viewers there's a minute number of people posting with complaints, of those most are from those who put it on concrete or in basements. I'd call that a fabulous endorsement of the product.

I put the flooring in an entryway this spring and a kitchen a few weeks ago. Both locations are the ceramic tile looking grey pattern. Worked out great in both locations. I'd suggest using a roller on the seams, I used a bar with two 25lb weights and rolled the seams right after installing each tile.

The glue strips that are cut off can be attached to underside of other tiles so you can use that entire tile where needed. (no need to cut off the strip next to a wall etc.)

I like the idea of a floating floor like this. I just went through a horrible mess scrapping off particle board underlay with 1000 nails in it and lino glued to it, yuk! After the crap board was off I screwed down 4'x4' sheets of SurePly underlay. When I'm done with this floor, I'll remove the baseboards, roll it up, throw it out....easy!

I would never use this floor on concrete, or any other vinyl flooring for that matter.

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Old 11-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #722
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Alright... I've read through about 35 pages of this thread. Got some great tips! Thanks everyone.

I have a question... We have sheet vinyl flooring in right now and are thinking of redoing our whole condo (720 sq. ft.) with Allure. There are two spots I'm worried about though. As a novice home-improver I would appreciate any advice!

There's one area in our kitchen where we removed a wall during a previous remodel, and just added a shoddy patch of the sheet vinyl for a temorary fix since we knew we'd be replacing the floors soon anyway. Well that "patch" is now peeling up on the edge:

And there's one short wall where the vinyl is peeling up at the baseboard:


I know we need to get these areas glued down before we install Allure, but I have two questions...

1. What type of adhesive should we use to ensure it stays down?

And 2. My husband is concerned that even if we glue it down it will start to detach again eventually and ruin the look of the Allure that's laid over it. Should we even bother gluing? He thinks we need to rip all the current vinyl up and start fresh... but that seems like it'll be a lot of work so I wanted to ask first to be sure.

Thanks so much in advance!

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:19 AM   #723
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Trim off the curled areas and fill smooth with cementious based floor patch.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:24 AM   #724
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Trim off the curled areas and fill smooth with cementious based floor patch.
That sure looks like a lot of filling though, wouldn't it be easier/faster/better to just pull up the old? ... or maybe not?

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #725
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That sure looks like a lot of filling though, wouldn't it be easier/faster/better to just pull up the old? ... or maybe not?

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You could be right. Just depends on how well it is stuck.
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Ah.... good point that one.... hmmm, from the looks of how much it's curling/rising up already, I think I'd give it a try. I'm betting whatever adhesive they used is failing/has failed enough to make it worth the effort? Of course, you'd know better than I would.

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sorry, double post.

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Thanks for the input! The parts that are peeling are shoddy re-done areas... I'm afraid the rest is sealed down really well... I guess y'all are suggesting that gluing back down isn't an option at all?

The rest of the 720 sq. feet is still holding down fine. I just shudder to imagine how much a pain in the a** it would be to pull out all of it because this sheet vinyl runs throughout the entire condo. The part that's actually lifted is probably only about 4 square feet total, running in two long, 3 inch wide rows.

Maybe the trim and fill method first suggested would be best?

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I'm not personally suggesting anything. I'm not the expert that rusty is. Listen to him if you want it done right!

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Getting the curled areas to re-stick is not easy. It usually collects a lot of dirt under the edges. You could try and if it doesn't work, then trim and fill.
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Thanks! You're definitely right about the dirt... it's probably not even worth trying to glue back down since one area is highly trafficked. We'll got he trim and fill route.
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has anyone successfully removed scuffs from sneakers and furniture from this type of floor??

i just put this floor in for a customer and one of my (Former) new guys scuffed it with his sneakers and pushed a piece of furniture over it.
the floor has no scratches on it as all of the material is still on it but these scuff marks ARE NOT GOING away and it looks like i am going to have to eat it and buy a new floor.
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has anyone successfully removed scuffs from sneakers and furniture from this type of floor??

i just put this floor in for a customer and one of my (Former) new guys scuffed it with his sneakers and pushed a piece of furniture over it.
the floor has no scratches on it as all of the material is still on it but these scuff marks ARE NOT GOING away and it looks like i am going to have to eat it and buy a new floor.
I have no idea, but you'd do much better posting this question in a thread of your own and posting a photo or two will help as well. Details about the flooring will also help..... manufacturer, age, etc..

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I have no idea, but you'd do much better posting this question in a thread of your own and posting a photo or two will help as well. Details about the flooring will also help..... manufacturer, age, etc..

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One of the vinyl "experts" should be along to answer your question.

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