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Old 07-28-2009, 06:03 PM   #256
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Question: When rolling the floor after applying Allure ... how quickly must it be done. Can you apply flooring one weekend and then rent 100 lb. roller and roll the next weekend. Or are you supposed to roll "as you go". Just trying to be efficient/save money on the roller rental.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:08 PM   #257
 
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I did not roll ours because I could not find a roller. I put on sox and myself and the wife slid our feet along the joints several times as soon as I finished. I would at least do that if you cant get a rollor.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #258
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Finishing next to a tub. Most home imorovement centers sell what looks like a narrow piece of cove base, for that purpose. It has a peel-and-stick strip.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:31 PM   #259
 
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Bubbles and ripples?


I'm wondering if anyone knows what to do about the subflooring imperfections that show up after Allure Planks are installed? My husband and I installed this product in our bedroom, and I love the ease of installation, and the way that it looks except for this problem. The fact that you don't need an underlayment is one of the big marketing points for this product. I would like to use more of the product in my home, but I want to figure out how to solve this problem first.

The subflooring is OSB to the best of my recollection. My husband used a hammer to try to flatten out the bumps, but they still show thru along with subflooring seams, etc.

Anyone got any suggestions?
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I had a very bad sub floor and covered it with Masonite about $10 a sheet, I cant feel any seams or bumps, although I don't look for them either.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:55 PM   #261
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You know that masonite is supposed to go rough side up, I assume.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:47 AM   #262
 
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yes that's how I put it.
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Does anyone have any suggestion on removing the carpet strips?
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nasty little buggers. Flat breaker bar and a hammer. You can get one at HD or Walmart. about $5.00 $8.00
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Hello,

I just found this site looking for a answer to a allure question asked by a client of mine.Great forum !!
I have been in the floor covering industry for 25 years and for the past 14 years I have been a Home Depot In Home Flooring estimator.
I have measured and inspected Allure flooring for the past 1-2 years and have found that it is an excellent value for the money spent. The important thing with installation as with all floor coverings is the substrate and condition.
I prefer to see allure installed over new plywood on a wooden sub floor and a leveling compound applied to any concrete substrate.I always check moisture levels with a meter and do a visual inspection for moisture/dry rot etc.
I must say I have been surprised at the finale result with D.I.Y installs i see on a daily basis.
I would recommend using a resilient vinyl seam roller along the connecting edges and if 2 way tape is applied during an install or repair. Then the edges will remain tight and sealed.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:18 AM   #266
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so a roller that is vinyl, rather than metal. And also, if you use the double face tape on the edges, doesn't that defeat the "floating" nature of the floor? Maybe "floating" (expanding) is not important?
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:50 PM   #267
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IVC vinyl does not expand and contract. Your walls do. That's the reason for the gap. It's made floating because it can go over less than perfect floors.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:01 PM   #268
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so you recommend double face tape all around ... does Home Depot rent the type of roller you are suggesting?
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Installing at an angle


I'm planning on installing this at an angle (about 45 degrees) to the walls in the room. Has anyone ever tried this or have any suggestions?
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:28 PM   #270
 
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Installing in Bedroom


Has anyone installed this in a bedroom with a wood subfloor? did you need to treat the wood prior to installing?
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