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Old 07-17-2009, 07:07 PM   #241
 
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I just put the dark bamboo in my bedroom and plan on putting it throughout the majority of my house. I need a transition strip to go between some of the rooms/hallway. For example I plan on putting the corfu tile in my bathroom with the dark bamboo in the hallway. And I put the cut end of the Allure ending at the mid line of the door to the hallway so will need something there. Any ideas? I had bought a regular bamboo floor T-molding but it is much too tall to transition between the pieces. I will also need a stair nose as my dinning room has a step down to the tv room (tv room is carpet). Thanks
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:30 PM   #242
 
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For a transition strip, cut the glue strip off a good plank and use that. Its enough for a transition. I used one for my floor.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:46 PM   #243
 
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For a transition strip, cut the glue strip off a good plank and use that. Its enough for a transition. I used one for my floor.
Good idea! What about for the stair nose/cap?
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:54 PM   #244
 
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Can't help there except traffic master makes several things to go with the flooring products, try their web page if you can find it.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:43 AM   #245
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any thoughts about how you start in the main, larger room and then as you work across you need to deal with the entry alcove through which you enter the room. It would seem you would have to lay planks backward out into the small alcove entry or right to left. In other words laying the planks in reverse to where you would have to tuck the underlaying glue strip under an overlaying glue strip. Make sense?
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:27 PM   #246
 
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Thanks to everyone for all of the valuable info you have shared. I have been researching the Allure TrafficMaster for weeks and I feel that I am now ready to place my order. Does anyone know how much waste I should calculate into my order?
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #247
 
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rule of thumb 10% However if you buy it in the store, get 20% and return the unopened boxes if you have any.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:53 PM   #248
 
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Thanks! I am wanting to use one of the special order colors and they said there would be a 15% restocking fee. I would like to have an extra carton incase the color was discontinued in the future.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:20 PM   #249
 
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I have bought about $10000 worth of Products from HD and returned about $1000 and so far I have not have any problems.I have even returned single tiles from a box. Although you should ask them.
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I am wondering if there is any difference in the strength of the adhesive from one series of Konecto Brand to another. There is the Allure, Country, Sierra, and Prestige series. I know each has different thickness and texture but I really want to know if there is an upgrade in adhesive from one to the other or are they all the same in that particular feature? If I spend more money will the floor be less likely to peel or come up at the seams?
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:10 PM   #251
 
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I can tell you that Allure is a cheaper version of the other Konecto planks. I can also tell you that I have also put down trafficmaster 12" tiles (made be Konecto) in the utility room. The Allure is in the Kitchen. Neither are on a perfect floor. The utility room has a transition of 1/2" that I had to make a sloping board. We have no complaints about either and have not had any problems in 1 year.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:49 PM   #252
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I'm installing the TM in my bathroom and kitchen this week and had a question I couldn't find an answer for.

I need to butt the tile up against my bathroom tub, but I understand you need to leave a 1/8" gap around the edges. For the other three sides of the room there will be baseboards to cover the gap.

Just curious what others have done.

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Since the bathroom is usually small I would but it against the tub.
You could also use 1/4 round shoe molding against it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:56 AM   #254
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Since the bathroom is usually small I would but it against the tub.
You could also use 1/4 round shoe molding against it.
Thanks for the response

I hadn't thought about using some molding. That might be a nice finishing touch against the tub.
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I have seen 1/4 round in plastic, which will conform better and is waterproof. Check HD and Lowes etc.
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