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Old 10-31-2010, 01:39 PM   #526
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I just spent some time reading the installation instructions PDF that is on line. In the instructions they state that the adhesive strip is a "hot melt" type of adhesive and so the temperature is quite a big issue. They say that if you want to install in the winter months in an area that will not be kept warm enough, you should use a hair dryer, or heat gun. I am going to install Allure in my basement in late November and I am going to use this method. I feel pretty confident that this will work well, and I will post my results over time. Let's all keep in mind that the people that work for the company are just like you and me, and they likely come in to work every day with the intent of doing a good job. I am sure that they put a lot of effort into making a good product. When the engineers that work for a company design a product they do so with the intent of communicating the proper method of use. I strongly beleive that if I follow the instructions well and try my best to apply a good thought process to set up the best chances for success, that this product will work well. Hopefully I will not be proven wrong
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:00 AM   #527
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Curious to see how it goes for you! I'm looking at doing the same - installing this flooring in my basement in the winter. I'll wait for your report!
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:27 PM   #528
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I purchased the trafficmaster allure flooring about a year ago and its been sitting in my condo since the day of purchase waiting for my brother to install it. He came over last weekend to install it but he didn't because he is wondering if the sticky part will stick. It really doesn't feel that sticky but then again I didnt' feel it when I first purchased it. The boxes haven't been sitting on the floor but they are up off the floor but they are sitting right up against a window. At the time I think I purchased 12 boxes not sure but it came to 500$. I'm in hopes that I can still use it since I don't have the money to purchase a new floor and I thought this would of been a great floor from what I had read back then since I have a dog.

I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a glue I can purchase for this floor. Also has anyone put anything thing under the flooring like a padding?

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:39 PM   #529
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Super glue is used to repair it. I would think it would be expensive for a whole floor.
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He came over last weekend to install it but he didn't because he is wondering if the sticky part will stick. It really doesn't feel that sticky but then again I didnt' feel it when I first purchased it.
The factory glue may or may not be volatile - I dunno, but my guess is that it should be fine. When you bond a sticky surface to a sticky surface, it's pretty darn strong. Give it a try.



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Do you mean to add to the strips, or to glue it down in place? You're not supposed to glue it down in place.




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From what I gather, that is not recommended.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #531
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Thanks for answering my questions. I just want to put the glue on the sticky part if it doesn't hold. I have a dog and I don't want to take any chances if he pees I don't want it to bo under the flooring.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:07 PM   #532
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I have a friend who is a flooring inspector. He says dog urine will ruin the adhesive. I don't have any personal experience with it, but he is very knowledgeable.
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Great now I don't know what I'm going to do. :-(

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We had a contractor install our Allure tile flooring it begain bulging in approx. 3 weeks and then the seams came up within 2 months. Allure/Halstead Int. sent out a unbias investigator. We contacted Halstead Int. inorder to get the report which stated it was faulty installation, we are now in the process of court action trying to be reimbursed by the contractor.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:45 AM   #535
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Could very well be the installer, but Halstead always seems to blame them even when it isn't their fault. I doubt very much that the inspector was unbased. Many of the inspectors the mills use work for the mills.
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Another independent contractor came into our home and indicated that it was faulty installation. We don't know for sure who paid the unbiased inspector, we did pay in full the contractor to install the Allure tile, the room was built to house our furniture. The contractor stated, "I will handle the problem, later he stated "You need to take the entertainment center out of the room." Now we can't have furniture on the tile? We are going by what the contracted said, "He will handle it." So far we are out of the money spent and have faulty flooring that won't support our furniture. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to settle this issue.
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I hope you get your money back, too. If it is installation related, I hope you nail them.
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Thanks for answering my questions. I just want to put the glue on the sticky part if it doesn't hold. I have a dog and I don't want to take any chances if he pees I don't want it to be under the flooring.

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If you are that concerned about it, you'll have to use something without joints/seams. Linolium?
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Thank you Rusty, just want to have an end to this problem. It is up to the judge how this will go.
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We are considering installing the Corisca pattern of Allure. I've seen various comments about installation, location in the house, room temperature, dogs, etc. but no one seems to have made any comments about it's odor... I only bring this up as I have seen elsewhere on the Internet that folks have had MAJOR issues with this product emitting an odor... some to the likening it to a dead animal so bad after several weeks that they are going to be tearing this product up.

We are planning to install this product in on basement foyer floor (i.e., a basement walkout to the backyard) in New England during the winter. It does have some heat in it. We also have dogs that sleep in the same area, and are very concerned about possible odor, especially since this foyer area is adjacent to our family room and during the winter won't be able to open the windows.

We have also read a review about some sort of defect in the pattern. Here's a direct quote from another forum: "Much to our horror, when natural light strikes the floor, a very obvious defect pattern is revealed because every plank has an indented area a few inches wide in the middle. When overhead lighting is turned on (which it was during installation) you cannot see the pattern. Took pictures down to Home Depot as well as some left over planks (once you are aware of the situation you can feel the irregularity)."

Has anyone experienced any of the negative issues listed above?
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