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Old 05-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #766
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3yrs with my Traffic Master Allure Flooring
I own an auto repair shop. We installed it in our office/waiting room. It is a love hate relationship after three years now.
A+ CLEANABILITY I love how easy it is to keep clean.
A+ LOOKS My customers think it is wood most of the time and comment on how beautiful it is.
A+ INSTALLATION it was quick and easy it took about 2 hrs to cover roughly 1000sqft with lots of door ways, hall, around counters and a toilet etc.
A++ DURABILITY I have five auto techs walking on the flooring all day. I would say we are giving it medium to heavy industrial traffic and it is holding up amazingly! If you are putting it in a home I would have no durability worries this stuff is like STEEL!
PRODUCT PROBLEMS: Now for my dislikes. Several boxes had been droped by HD employees and the corner of the pieces in these boxes were ever so slightly tipped down. I didn't think it would be a problem wow was I wrong. they laid right down during installation but soon curled up and will not stay down. this is my fault for installing a less than perfect product. I should have exchanged all damaged pieces. The piece has to be perfectly flat or no go.
The other problem is we installed on a cold december day and now during the summer we have lots of bucking especially in the morning when the sun hits it. I recommend having the rpoduct in the area it will be installed in for several days to get all of the pieces to room temperature. To hot and you WILL have gaps, to cold and you WILL have buckleing. and then keep direct sun off of it. the shrikage and expantion margins on this product are considerable so beware of areas that have large temp swings. this floor will have problems in those areas.

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #767
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I'm looking at the product description pages for TrafficMaster Allure 12" x 36" products from Home Depot. Every spec page I've looked at under "Waterproof" says "No". Specifically the 12" x 36" Corsica Vinyl Flooring, store SKU 457976.

I'm concerned as this product has been suggested as a bathroom floor alternative to regular good old sheet vinyl.

I've read many pages of this thread and see where many have put it in bathrooms. Haven't found one problem. Is it truly a good floor for a bathroom in a manufactured home?

Appreciate any comments and Thanks...
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #768
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This post is addressed to the people who had NO PROBLEMS installing this flooring. We have roughly 550sq to install and my poor husband has taken the floor appart & restarted it 3 times trying to get it to stay together! as for the "Easiest Installation Ever" I say BS! My husband has built rooms in quicker time, at this rate this floor might take until the 4th of July to finish!

Please tell me, people who have had no problems installing, what's the trick?
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #769
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IF THEY WANT MORE THAN 10 CENTS A CASE DON'T BUY IT. I PUT IT IN A RENTAL HOUSE BATHROOM WITH AN 73 YR OLD TENANT AND IT LASTED 3 MONTHS BEFORE IT FELL APART
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Quit being so cheap and buy either karndean or mannington your going to pay the same amount by the time your done
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #771
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I'm looking at the product description pages for TrafficMaster Allure 12" x 36" products from Home Depot. Every spec page I've looked at under "Waterproof" says "No". Specifically the 12" x 36" Corsica Vinyl Flooring, store SKU 457976.

I'm concerned as this product has been suggested as a bathroom floor alternative to regular good old sheet vinyl.

I've read many pages of this thread and see where many have put it in bathrooms. Haven't found one problem. Is it truly a good floor for a bathroom in a manufactured home?

Appreciate any comments and Thanks...
No it is not a good bathroom floor.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #772
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Allure vinyl planks are ok for bathrooms same as P&S and people use that highly in bathrooms.

Trafficmaster laminate is cheap yes but can look good if done correctly, it's hard times for people out there and that's why these products are out there.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #773
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Don't do it! We are currently in the process of pulling up the Allure flooring from our basement, ($2000 worth) It was installed over concrete and the edges are curling up all over the place! It hasn't been down a year yet. This is horrible stuff. We are now having to spend another $2000 to replace it..with something else. Save yourself the headache.
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Don't do it! We are currently in the process of pulling up the Allure flooring from our basement, ($2000 worth) It was installed over concrete and the edges are curling up all over the place! It hasn't been down a year yet. This is horrible stuff. We are now having to spend another $2000 to replace it..with something else. Save yourself the headache.
Did you call the rep at allure tell them to send some one out?!.. To look
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After reading numerous unanswered questions regarding the strong odor of Trafficmaster Allure vinyl flooring on this thread, dating as far back as 2008, I feel the need to comment. I purchased this product from my local Home Depot store and had it installed by Home Depot certified installers (on top of new subfloor) a little over two weeks ago. I purchased both the Country Pine plank and Yukon Tan tile varieties. I have no complaints regarding the Yukon Tan tile, however the strong chemical odor coming from the Country Pine plank was present from day one of the install. When I questioned this, the installers assured me that the odor would go away after a few days. Although the Country Pine plank looks great in my home, the odor is still present and hasn't diminished whatsoever. We've even slept with the windows open for a week straight with fans blowing the inside air outside. In addition to just being a foul smell, the odor is clearly the cause of frequent headaches and allergy & asthma symptoms that started on . . . you guessed it . . . day one of the install. I spoke to the "flooring specialist" at Home Depot about this, but his only response was: "We seem to sell a lot of it and I've haven't heard any complaints about the smell. I'm sure it will go away after a while." Feeling defeated, I went home and decided that maybe I was indeed losing my mind as I had never heard of anyone encountering this type of situation. Later that night, I typed "allure vinyl flooring odor" into Google and stumbled upon this website: http://ottoblotto.blogspot.com/2009/...ng-stinks.html. The main article is a good starting point, but the numerous replies are the most telling. Apparently my situation is not only common, but indeed startlingly frequent. My next step is to immediately have the flooring removed (because I don't want to breath it for one more day) and contact the manufacturer, Halstead Corp, for some type of refund, although I'm sure that I'll be footing the bill for both the install, removal, and installation of another type of flooring. Shame on you, Home Depot.
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We put down about 1000 sq feet of it. At first, it looked lovely. Now, approx. 5 months later, it is buckling at almost all of the seams. We put it over concrete in a basement. Had an extensive discussion with flooring expert at HD about what kind of flooring to buy for the basement. The basement is dry, so moisture is not the problem.

Yesterday, I spent 5 hours non-stop with a heat gun going over the seams and hoping to melt the adhesive and reglue. It appeared to work and then alas - all buckling again this morning!

Do not want to take it all up. We had asbestos tile underneath, and although it was professionally removed, it looked like small pieces were remaining, and I'm worried that walking on the Allure may have pulverized the pieces. Hopefully not.

Am willing to superglue all the edges of the Allure if it would work!!

Open to any ideas- Please help!! Thanks! New to this forum, so wasn't sure whether or not to post this as a reply or new post. Thanks again in advance for any suggestions. It just seems like there has to be a way to reglue the edges. I know it will be tedious, but don't want to remove the floor.
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Did you check the moisture content of your concrete prior to installing the Allure? Or use a basement proofer or some other sort of moisture barrier?
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We did check the moisture levels prior to putting down the flooring (used some method recommended in the Allure instructions). No moisture from that method. Did not use a vapor barrior because it was not mentioned in the instructions or mentioned in the extensive conversation we had with HD salesperson prior to purchasing the product. Yes, it would be nice to recoup the money, but our main concern is keeping the floor completely covered. So hoping to repair it. Thanks for your reply Gardenchick
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A lot of good information in this thread. I will be laying down a couple hundred sf in the kitchen within the coming weeks. Only mildly concerned about the potential moisture in the rear entryway of the house which will also be covered in this as it is right off one corner of the kitchen.
Thinking about silicone RTV where the flooring runs under the back door's threshhold. IE - RTV between the threshhold and the door. The RTV should allow the floor to float to a somewhat limited degree..

Any thoughts on this?

BTW - this is part of a renovation of our almost 100 year old home in Minneapolis..

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A lot of good information in this thread. I will be laying down a couple hundred sf in the kitchen within the coming weeks. Only mildly concerned about the potential moisture in the rear entryway of the house which will also be covered in this as it is right off one corner of the kitchen.
Thinking about silicone RTV where the flooring runs under the back door's threshhold. IE - RTV between the threshhold and the door. The RTV should allow the floor to float to a somewhat limited degree..

Any thoughts on this?

BTW - this is part of a renovation of our almost 100 year old home in Minneapolis..

Regards - Randy
Bubbling back to the top...

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks!

Regards - Randy

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