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Old 09-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #811
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Make them give you a real price. That whole house price doesn't include all the extras.

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:26 PM   #812
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Make them give you a real price. That whole house price doesn't include all the extras.
I am aware of that. I have a written quote and that isn't the issue. My interest is in the durability of the flooring itself. Thanks
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:16 PM   #813
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I have had the Trafficmaster Allure flooring in my kitchen now for nearly 2 years...it's the flooring that looks like slate tile with a texture...we live on a farm and have 2 big dogs...lots of traffic & dirt...it's held up well...no scratches, it's not peeling up anywhere...I'm very happy with it.
Be sure to use only the cleaning product made for this flooring that HD sells, you can also order it from the web iste...don't ever use anything else, except a damp mop with water...

I am getting new flooring from HD on Oct. 11th...Faux Flooring, Pearwood Bruna...HD is coming to install it...got a good quote on the install, including the so called extras.
I'll post after it's installed about how it goes.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:25 PM   #814
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I have about 400 square feet of area in my basement media room/laundry room that I would like to cover with some kind of new flooring.

The entire floor slopes towards a floor drain in the laundry area. The most dramatic slope is about 2" per 4', which occurs closest to the drain. Other areas are closer to 1" per 4'. I am certainly not going to level this floor, as I would have to pour an insane amount of leveler.

Any idea whether Allure (or similar vinyl plank flooring) would work in this situation? If so, are there any techniques for keeping the planks square with the walls and the other planks in areas with a significant slope?

The existing floor is square vinyl tile. I'm not sure if that tells us whether a longer plank can work, though.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #815
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I have no idea if the Allure tiles would work in your situation...that's a pretty good slope, and my thoughts would be that in times, with having to bend the tiles to conform to the slope, they might not hold very well.

Someone here will give you a better answer.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #816
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Allure and similar plank flooring does not require the floor to be level but it does require the floor to be flat. Your description leads me to believe that the floor is not flat. I agree with fdf that you may have to bend the planks and if this is the case your best bet is to call the manufacturer to see if they will warrant such an installation. I am guessing they will not.
Have you considered an epoxy coating instead of planks? It might not look as great but it would work better than Allure where the surface is not flat.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:00 AM   #817
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well this post is all very scary to us...we just purchased 27 bx of the original allure glue type product for a basment project...we opted to spend the extra money and install the dri core subfloor system..so we have a nice dry, flat , level surface to have HD install the allure onto.....god I home we dont have the smell and lifting problems so many have listed on this post....wow ONe reason Im having them install it....then its there baby.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #818
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My Allure floor is in the kitchen...but I never, not once, had any smell from it...I'd bet you'll be Ok with that...good luck and enjoy your new floor...mine's been down 2 years, big dogs running across it, you can hear their nails, but not one scratch.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #819
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Is yours the glue type right? did u install or sdid they?....thanks for the encourgement! lol I know u can read bad things about anything or anybody on the interenet...but there are alot of folks clammering about this product...lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #820
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I beleive so...the glue is already on the tiles and the tiles have edges...I didn't have HD install, we were going to do it ourselves, but at the last minute something came up so we had a local flooring guy install it...
we also just got new flooring for our living room/great room...HD installers did the work...HD farms out installations, the installers are independents that 'work' with HD...the guys that installed this new flooring were outstanding, which is much more than I can say about the process of getting the flooring through HD...

you'll be fine.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #821
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Hmm, an interesting thing that I noticed while browsing through some of these posts is that nobody has even mentioned one of the most important things you must do when installing this type of flooring. Konecto, for example, states that you must roll the entire floor with a 100+ lb. roller. I haven't heard of any of this type of flooring that doesn't require that. The reason for this is to force the glue tabs together with smooth, even, heavy pressure to maximize adhesion and warranty against edge peaking/lifting and other similar issues. It kind of makes me wonder if the people who had seam/adhesion problems ever properly rolled their flooring just after installation. There is a very good reason as to why the pioneers of this type of flooring added this required step to their installation instructions.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #822
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Hmm, an interesting thing that I noticed while browsing through some of these posts is that nobody has even mentioned one of the most important things you must do when installing this type of flooring. Konecto, for example, states that you must roll the entire floor with a 100+ lb. roller. I haven't heard of any of this type of flooring that doesn't require that. The reason for this is to force the glue tabs together with smooth, even, heavy pressure to maximize adhesion and warranty against edge peaking/lifting and other similar issues. It kind of makes me wonder if the people who had seam/adhesion problems ever properly rolled their flooring just after installation. There is a very good reason as to why the pioneers of this type of flooring added this required step to their installation instructions.
If you back a ways, you will see where rolling was pointed out as required. Many DIYers just don't follow directions.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #823
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All I know is my floor was put down by a local pro and after 2 years it's still perfect.
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I'm planning on putting this down in a couple of bathrooms that have vinyl( I think) linoleum type floors now. I am also considering tearing up the old floor and working off the concrete underneath. I suspect i have a mold problem as the stuff that's down there is showing black through lots of areas now. My question is: should the edges be glued down at the walls, or are the planks supposed to float free? Someone mentioned expansion in one comment, so I assume no glue. One edge is going to butt up against a tub, so there will be water hitting it from time to time. Any answers out there?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #825
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You should be able to tie down one side of the floor by caulking it to the tub as that would give it the other three directions to expand in. However, I would think that if it were tied down anywhere it would be at the stool.

You might have old asphalt based mastic that is leeching up. That stuff is black like tar. Take a little mineral spirits on a rag and just lightly rub it. If it smears, you are dealing with mastic. If it wipes right up, it may be mold or something else.
Frankly - if you can, I would leave the old flooring underneath the Allure as a moisture barrier since you are talking about a basement.

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