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Old 09-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #796
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Just curious if you rolled the floor with a heavy roller?

Is this a basement floor?

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No we didn't use a roller.. its likely a installation error... although...it the seam wasn't visible on Monday after install.. it wasn't until Tuesday that i saw it .

Its a very small separation... the pic actually made it look larger that what it actually is .. so i will likely either patch it with colored caulk or shave a slither of another piece and try to glue it .

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:26 PM   #797
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No we didn't use a roller.. its likely a installation error... although...it the seam wasn't visible on Monday after install.. it wasn't until Tuesday that i saw it .

Its a very small separation... the pic actually made it look larger that what it actually is .. so i will likely either patch it with colored caulk or shave a slither of another piece and try to glue it .
You are supposed to roll it. You probably will have more problems. I know the warranty is voided since you didn't roll it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #798
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You are supposed to roll it. You probably will have more problems. I know the warranty is voided since you didn't roll it.
How do you figure that ?.. I have a copy of the owners manual. it does not list a roller needed under the tools list .
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There was nothing about rolling the floor in the instructions when we laid our Allure flooring...which is one of the reasons why so many folks use this flooring...it's easy to install and you don't need to roll it.
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Anybody installed this on stairs? Any suggestion on what is the best choice for stairs which saves the cost on the long run?
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #801
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I'm not sure about using this on stairs because you have that sticky edge to line up om each piece...I'd think with cutting them to fit a step, you'd loose that ability of the pieces to stay put...but, who knows?
You might try getting on the Allure flooring web site and if they don't have the info there, get in touch with customer service...or call Home Depot.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #802
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It is my understanding that Allure is meant to be a floating floor. As such it is not suited as a stair covering. Could it be successfully glued to a stair tread? Possibly, but it would definitely not be my first choice.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #803
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There was nothing about rolling the floor in the instructions when we laid our Allure flooring...which is one of the reasons why so many folks use this flooring...it's easy to install and you don't need to roll it.
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"Rolling is recommended, when the installation is complete."
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:10 AM   #804
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As for rolling the flooring...maybe the slate floor is different than the wood look flooring...again, we didn't roll it, been nearly 2 yrs and no problens with it.

Barbara472...I said in my posts...we have 2 big dogs, in fact for the first year with this flooring, we had 3 big dogs, live on a farm, and th dogs tear through the kitchen a lot...so far, no a scratch!!
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As for rolling the flooring...maybe the slate floor is different than the wood look flooring...again, we didn't roll it, been nearly 2 yrs and no problens with it.

Barbara472...I said in my posts...we have 2 big dogs, in fact for the first year with this flooring, we had 3 big dogs, live on a farm, and th dogs tear through the kitchen a lot...so far, no a scratch!!
Just saying, if you don't roll it and have proof that you did, there is no warranty. Been thru that with a friend. And I didn't install it, I loaned him my roller.
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Well, guess we're screwed then ....by time our floor gets worn or starts to come up, which I serioulsy don't think it will...a new floor will be in order!!
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After 2 years you should be OK. But not everyone will be that lucky. They should understand that it should be rolled, the manufacturer says to roll it.
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After 2 years you should be OK. But not everyone will be that lucky. They should understand that it should be rolled, the manufacturer says to roll it.

Lucky...guess so, then!!

Roll that floor dudes & dudetts
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Just stumbled onto this thread. Installing a laminate on a concrete basement subfloor. Laminate has padding attached, so will be laying a thin sheet of moisture protection. No moisture issues in the basement, but I'm worried about mold between the floor and sheet. What are the options? Some sort of anti-mold application on the floor?

I don't imagine we'll have a problem, but reading this thread has made me paranoid. Rusty, any thoughts?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:19 AM   #810
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I have a HD flooring estimate for the Trafficmaster Allure Ultra product for my home. HD has a whole house installation price that has prompted me to bite the bullet and have it installed. I would love to hear from those of you who have had this product installed in your home for at least several months and whether or not you are satisfied with the way the product is holding up to day to day use. Thanks

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