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Old 01-16-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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the flooring was installed on cement floor the floor is coming up the glue strips or not sticking together is there a way to repair it. if there is tell me what i can use
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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Super glue. The company will sell you some high priced super glue, but you can use the cheap stuff. This is a common problem with this product. If you go to the search feature and type in "allure" you can read many posts about this product. This is the largest thread.....Thoughts and opinions on "Trafficmaster Allure" flooring from Home Depot?
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I did kitchen yesterday with Allure Tile called Cordoba, with no problems. I used bull snips and utility knife. Needed to use only two blades for a lot of cutting (free hand).

You needed to assure that the room and floor is not too cold, that the Allure was in the room for couple days and that the sticky "lips" do not get dirty. The Allure booklet (one in every package, unfortunately not on the top, but under all of the planks) will advise you of 2 options to solve your problem:

1) use hair drier or painter's torch and heat the strips that do not stick.

2) buy glue strips made for the Allure

I would not use Super Glue for 3 reasons

1) it is messy
2) dries hard and the seams will probably crack
3) may cause chemical reaction with the glue from the factory (or even the vinyl-based material) with unforeseen problems, including health-related

Even duct tape would be better than the super Glue

Just rent 100# roller ($16/day or so) and keep rolling!
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The manufacturer says to repair with super glue. Why would you not follow their instructions?
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Sorry, but I just re-verified the whole Manual (Install. and maintenance.) and there is not mention of super glue. They recommend heat gun and also double sided Allure glue strip for replacement work.
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All I can tell you is that their techs say to use super glue and it works.
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their techs say to use super glue.
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Need Advice on layout and transition of Allure Flooring:
We're partway through reflooring our home and really like it so far. My SIL (was) helping until we had a difference of opinion... Here's the deal:
From the beginning I told him the planks would run lengthwise through the living room and dining room continuously. He insists that to do it "right" the floor should stop at the 10' dining room opening and place a strip of wood (made for wood floor transitioning). He wanted to put these at almost every threshold, but I was able to stop him.
However, now that we are at the DR--LR he floored the LR and stopped at the DR.
I am going to have to take out every other one at the edge in order to finger in the DR to make it seamless. (To me it would look trailer-ish to have trips at every threshold.)
Seems to me this kind of flooring should flow continuously whenever possible to look right.
I told him I would finish it myself, and not to give it another thought. He lividly insists that it will look like ----. What do you guys think?
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