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Old 01-14-2014, 08:20 PM   #841
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Here's my 2 bits on allure trafficmaster - I installed the product in 2 of my bathrooms, used about 6 boxes total for the 2 bathrooms, so my bathrooms are about 10x6 or so. I was lazy and just laid the trafficmaster over the existing tile. (yes, sorry to those real DIY'ers who this would offend). the trafficmaster stuck perfectly, and never popped in the 2 yrs that i lived with the floors. (recently sold the house). So in the bathroom, with 2 toddler girls, the floor was great. a bit warmer in the winter than the tile and gave the bathroom a somewhat updated look. never had issues with the popping. my worst issue was figuring out how to transition the floor at the ends, to make it look finished.

My sister used trafficmaster in her basement. I didnt see how the guy installed it, but i think it was either directly onto the concrete floor? her basement is about 25x15' so it was a much larger install and after 6 months, some of the seams started coming up.

so i'm guessing the larger applications would probably need some more maintenance and glueing post install. my small bathroom which i didnt really roll with anything after install, went down fine, no popping seams.

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Old 07-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #842
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Many had problems with trafficmaster in basements as it traps moisture under it causing mold problems.

I have to get rid of my trafficmaster after 2 weeks on condo floor because it's buckeling and causing tripping problems. Stay away
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:23 PM   #843
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I have now done 3 installs of Allure. It is a relatively simple install. and looks nice when finished. My customers each chose it, and had me install. They are all pleased with the results. I believe it to be well within the average DIYer's ability to install. They will need a tap weasure, razorknife, speed square and straightedge and go for it.
I am going to lay some can it be laid on a hard commercial carpet
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:41 PM   #844
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i am going to lay some can it be laid on a hard commercial carpet
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:25 PM   #845
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FYI - 5 years after installing it in my kitchen/dining room, I still love it. A couple seams have "separated" in that you can see a thin black line between tiles, but only a couple, and nothing is popping up.

Still looks 95% as good as the day I installed it.

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Any thoughts on the issue raised by 60 Min utes last night and by 16X9 last year?
One thing I sure noticed was the smell of the Allure was very strong and fairly persistent. What goes into the coatings on these floor products and how do they differ from the laminated hardwood.

October 4, 2014 6:15 pm
169: An investigation into illegal lumber
By Staff 16x9
http://globalnews.ca/news/1598958/16...llegal-lumber/

October 2, 2014 8:40 am Updated: October 3, 2014 6:42 am
High levels of formaldehyde found in Chinese-made floors sold in North America
Gil Shochat, 16x9

http://globalnews.ca/news/1594273/hi...north-america/


Lumber Liquidators linked to health and safety violations
60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards
Mar 1, 2015

excerpt"
"Drury and Larson bought more than 150 boxes of laminate flooring at stores around California and sent them to three certified labs for a series of tests. The results? While laminate flooring from Home Depot and Lowes had acceptable levels of formaldehyde, as did Lumber Liquidators American-made laminates, every single sample of Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators failed to meet California formaldehyde emissions standards. Many by a large margin.

Richard Drury: The average level in Lumber Liquidators products that we found was over six to seven times above the state standard for formaldehyde. And we found some that were close to 20 times above the level that's allowed to be sold.

Anderson Cooper: That sounds like a huge amount.

Denny Larson: It's..."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lumber-l...ty-violations/



I'm back. In the 60 Minutes video they say its in the glues and not the coatings.

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[QUOTE=zel;51184]I am considering this floor as a cheap alternative to wood/laminate, over my concrete basement floor.

For anyone unfamiliar with this floor, it is a floating vynil floor that comes in planks similar to laminate. On one short and one long side of each plank, there is a piece of vynil sticking out roughly 1" with adhesive on it. The install is similar to a T-n-G type floor in that the pieces have to go in the correct direction. Every piece you install adheres to the previous pieces on 2 edges.

I'm wondering if anyone has installed this and what has been your experience with it? Also, how has it held up over time? Do the seems separate?

After about 2 years, we have experienced some of the seams with no traffic have lifted and I do not know how to press them down again. A little roller seems to no avail. bobk
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Go back and read some of the other posts. A lot of similar complaints. If you can get the edge clean enough, sometimes super glue will fix the seams.
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After being reassured by several Home Depot employees that the Allure product was suitable for an unheated cottage I made my special order! Upon reading the box for installation instructions and talking direct to Allure I found out that the warranty is void if installed in a space that does not have HVAC.
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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?
I know this is an old post but we have been laying this flooring for a week or so and it might help others who want to install it. I have found it to be much easier to score the back and snap it. I do not score it more than once unless I get off track.

I use a drywall t square and have a board 3/4 MDF I cut on to keep knife off floor and to let the square rest on the edge.

Buy many blades and change them out a LOT. You aren't doing yourself any favors trying to milk a blade a couple more cuts.

I did buy an oscillating saw to undercut the casings and it is the most versatile saw I have bought in a while. Very accurate and fast.

It gets into some very right places. There is a trick for getting your end cut. Orient it correctly flip it over long ways. Lay it to where it is touching the wall and look to where it would meet the previously installed piece. Cut or mark it 1/8" from that spot. Cut the back. (1 score is plenty using a good square) Flip again and install. You will have the needed space for expansion. It moves very fast unless you are going around doors or laying it backwards. I started in the bedroom and then down the hall. The kitchen and utility room will have to be put in backwards which is a bit mor challenging but not much. Good luck!

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