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Old 06-02-2011, 11:59 AM   #61
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Molding over vinyl fllooring, (1/4 rd also known as shoe molding) is to be fastened to the wall not the floor. You paint it first, then touch up the nail holes after.

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Old 06-02-2011, 12:29 PM   #62
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I should have mentioned I'll be using a high molding, mostly for cosmetic reasons (hiding the removed 2 1/2"...I figured too much sanding/spackle and the room is large enough, i think, for a taller molding. I think I can do that without quarter round. But pretty clever painting and then touching up nails...thank you.
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I'm thinking of installing this throughout my apartment, about 1000sq ft, but I'm wondering how it feels when you walk on it. I think tile over concrete feels very hard, much more so than wood. Is that the case here or will it have the feel of normal wood or laminate?

This would be my first floor laying (except a small foyer with self adhesive tiles), is it an okay choice?
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By golly, I'm just a beginner, but I did buy the flooring yesterday...haven't installed yet. I did read somewhere that putting an underlayment beneath this flooring voids the warranty. I like it because it's waterproof and is a loose-lay/floating floor--NO GLUE. I know it will have a softer feel than ceramic/porcelain/stone tile but it's not like wood or laminate--not sure how to compare but I bet it'd hardly be noticable if at all...it's been described and seems more like a stiff rubber/acrylic; the 47.5 length sheets are flexible. I'm walking on bare concrete now and I'm pretty sure it'll be softer than that. Really like how it looks...at least in the box and displays and pictures. Jury's out on how it looks on my floor...gotta get it in first...looks fairly easy though.
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Yeah you dont want to use an underlayment under the Ultra... You can use vapor barrier ( 3.5 or 6 mill plastic) if you want tho for extra water protection considering its on concrete...
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I think tile over concrete feels very hard, much more so than wood. Is that the case here or will it have the feel of normal wood or laminate?
oops, I meant vinyl tile, not ceramic tile.

what do you think FloorPro, how does the feel compare to wood? I have a toddler that has no problem falling on a wood floor, will it be the same?
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Ultra will be softer than ceramic and will be warmer to a point...
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It will be a nice floor for you...
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:29 PM   #69
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can the allure ultra be used ibn a room that is not going to be heated or cooled? temps from zero to 100 degrees?
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FloorPro, or anyone else that has experience with multiple products, how does Ultra compare to products like Adura?
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@FloorPro - again, thank you for all of your comments regarding the Allure Ultra product. I met with a flooring specialist at The Home Depot today. He told me that while Allure Ultra is a floating floor, it is vinyl and as a result no gap is required (instructions suggest 1/8") around the edges, at a transition or at a door track as there will be no expansion/contraction. He said to just lay a narrow bead of caulk at the transition. Can you please comment on this? Thank you.
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That is the problem with the "flooring specialists" at Home Depot. If the instructions say to leave a gap, leave a gap.
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Unless I missed it, I didn't see anything in this post about installing Alure Ultra in multiple rooms. Can I start in one room go through the door way and continue in the next room without any seams? Can the Alure Ultra be laid from both sides? For example, if I start in one room, then lay down the hallway, can it be laid from the back side of the plank to do another room on the same side of the house?
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I'm settled on using Allure Ultra on my shop floor. I have two cabinets (125 to 150 lbs each). Should I lay the floor under them or lay the floor around them? I'd like to lay the floor under them as I sometimes have to move them out of the way for a project.
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Hi All - I am sorry you have had some troubles getting info on the Allure Ultra. It is new and not all HD stores have been trained on the product yet. Here are the installation instructions and FAQs for the Allure Ultra.
Why don't they just put the "click" technology on the stuff with the glue strip? It's just molded on there, right? Seems like it would solve every problem mentioned with this stuff.

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