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Old 10-13-2008, 03:18 PM   #91
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I did the Trafficmaster Allure in Country Pine and love it! It's in the kitchen. It amazing how it doesn't show dirt, lint etc. It was very easy to install. I did it myself in about 10 hours (big kitchen) The only thing I must warn you is that anything that rubs acrosss it will leave a mark. You won't see it except at an angle in the daylight but it's like clear shiny marks and it's unavoidable from what I can tell. I put felt pads on my chairs/table and they still leave the marks. They aren't real bad and eventually the whole floor will have them so it'll "even out" I guess. It was a huge improvement to our kitchen! I'll re-post if I have problems with the glue strips but none thus far and I didn't rent a roller.

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:55 AM   #92
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Hi,
By any chance do you have a flooring recommendation for a seasonal cottage that has below freezing temps in the winter and warm and muggy in summer as well as ocean breezes? I was looking at the vinyl planks and I guess that isn't the way to go due to temp fluctuations. Any other suggestions?
Thanks very much.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:25 AM   #93
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Hi. I distribute the UK version of Allure. Its a great product. The stick strips are able to pull up and restick about 6 times. The trick is not to get any dust on the stick strips. We have fitted this many many times with no complaints to date. Its a great DIY product and very easy to fit. if the end do start to lift just push back down and put something heavy on them. its a pressure sensitive adhesive so the more pressure applied over time the stronger the adhesive bond becomes. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:15 AM   #94
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Hi,
Thank you so much for the information. Will now reconsider the flooring. Using weight to restick the product makes sense. It seems to be a durable product.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:00 AM   #95
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We have RV'd full time for 7 years, traveling in a 99 American Tradition. After purchase, we removed the carpet and replaced with Pergo laminate flooring and have had no problems after 6 years of service. We recently purchased a home and remodeled, utilizing the Trafficmaster Allure. Had this product been available then, I would have used it instead. You will have no problems in a Travel Trailer.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:23 PM   #96
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While many of the posts provide great reading, I don't have time to read through 90+ posts. Could some one tell me which direction to lay the Allure? I have 3 areas: hallway, bathroom and dining room. The B & the H are longer then wider; the DR is 11x13.

I have the skinnier plank for the B, and the H and DR get the 12x36 tile look.

Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:09 PM   #97
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The most common method is run it with the length of the hall.
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Please let me know how should I lay the Allure vinyl panels (6feet x 6 inches) on a floor which is 9 feet- 6 inches wide so that waste is minimum.

I want to lay this flooring in my basement which is 800 sq. feet.

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I just got some of this for my kitchen floor and I'm just wondering one thing.

Some of the linoleum is peeled up on the existing floor. Do I have to remove all the rest of the old stuff or can I just go over it? I am worried that you will be able to feel the transition on the new floor.
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Should be able to go over the top.
It may be needed to float out the holes from cutting back-
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Lay it the direction of the longest wall.
should help with waste..
not alot I imagine.
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FYI... here is a pic to give you an idea of what I'm dealing with.

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Only if every question came with a pic!

No need to float that out.
Lay over the top and color it done!
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Awesome, thanks for the input!
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Allure is Konecto.... They sell it under the label Halsted.
It has 4 mil wearlayer so it is the bottom of the barrel, I can rip the wearlayer with my hands.I keep a piece of it in my desk to show why the upgrade lines of Konecto are such better quality.
It is all in the wearlayer. Konecto's wearlayer cannot be ripped with your bare hands, high heels,dognails etc....
The design series is sold only to the wholesalers and retailers it will never be available at HD.
People do not realize when they shop at HD or Lowes they get what they pay for.... cheap product.
These mills do not make them better deals, they thin the product out, sure it sounds like a good deal, not as good as you think.

Just like hardwood: I installed for both Lowes and HD in my career as an installer and many times the wood I installed was subgrade seconds sold at what seemed like good prices but you could have gotten the same quality wood at a trash wood outlet like Lumber Liquidators much cheaper.
I have first hand knowledge that HD intentionally got all the culled cabin grade wood from Bruce and they sold it as first quality store stock instead of the seconds it was. I heard it from thier own mill reps.

Let me tell you what else the box stores do. They get small companies with great products, then get them to sign contracts that they will not sell to other retailers. One day some big shot in the company decides to get it knocked off cheaper and private label it or even worse they discontinue it ... now that small company that had all its eggs in one basket is out of business. Ate up by greed that is supported by the masses.
The box stores have run many small lumber yards out of business and brought more chinese wood to our shores than should ever be here.

The EPA was raised so many restrictions on our plants it is cheaper for them to move production to China than to take the chance some rouge EPA agent will shut them down.

This is why Konecto cannot be made in America thank your local goverment and the EPA

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