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Old 04-27-2011, 10:44 PM   #31
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It will make an awesome floor for your application... Its very durable and does have a 10 year commercial warranty as well as lifetime residential... Plus its waterproof... As far as nailing it to the sides, it shouldnt be a problem... Its one of those gray areas considering its a floating floor, but as long as you somehow hide the nail heads and use a stair edge metal or equivalent around it you should be just fine... Good luck...
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:47 PM   #32
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I'm considering using this to redo my basement floor. I'm currently in the process of replacing the flooring due to flooding for the second time in 5 years. Previously, I had Dricore OSB tiles with industrial carpet on top. The Dricore tiles work well for small amounts of water, but if the water gets high enough, they offer no protection and you just end up having to tear them out along with the carpet (or other flooring).

At this point, my main concern is what will happen if I do get another flood in the basement? Will I end up having to tear the Ultra out as well, or will it survive it?
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:53 PM   #33
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Allure Ultra is a fantastic product and since it is completely waterproof, it will be an awesome floor for your situation... Even if the floor floods again, you should be able to take it up to dry the floor and then reuse it again... I would make one suggestion for you... Install 3.5 mill or 6 mill plastic sheeting down on your floor before you install the Allure... It will only benefit you considering its cheap insurance... It is a vapor barrier between the concrete and the floor...
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If your floor does flood again, the Allure will be fine but it would just take time for the water to dry under it...
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #35
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Im not an HD employee...
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The only thing you post about is Allure and all you do is praise it.
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Haha I dont post, I respond... Im an installer that specializes in laminate and Allure... Im knowledgable and experienced in all aspects of flooring though...
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I praise it because it works where other floors wont and as long as its installed properly, its a very nice floor...
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There have been many problems with it, even when properly installed.
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I am only going on the 50 or 60 jobs Ive installed without issues... Ive had a few issues with the regular Allure though, but nothing that couldnt be worked out...
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Explain some of the "many" issues with the Ultra you seem to know about...
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Ooak2804 seems to have had problems with the Ultra (see post #7), but the other problems I've read about seemed to be related to the adhesive strip Allure. Still, I'm a bit hesitant. I wish there were more options. I guess I could always put down ceramic tile or regular vinyl (sheet or tile).
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It sounds like it was an installer issue... My first time with Allure Ultra sucked too, but once you do it and learn the right way, its easy... Good luck
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FloorPro,

Thank you for your information regarding Allure Ultra. While I understand you need to cover the edges with base moulding and use transition mouldings between the Allure and tile or carpeting, what about transitioning from the Allure to a patio door track or closet sliding door track? Is there a "stop" moulding available similar to other laminate flooring products?

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