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Old 02-12-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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Allure Traffic Master Vinyl Plank Flooring

I just finished putting the Allure Vinyl Plank flooring in the tin can. We used the type with the grip-strip. It was easy to install, to cut simply scribe and break. A box cutter can be used for intricate cuts. We are really happy with the results.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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Looks great! We have used the allure grip strip several times and just love it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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Looks great! We have used the allure grip strip several times and just love it.
Skatiero, you are in a similar climate to us and with kids. Do you have any issues with the allure separating and the joints getting dirty?
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:12 PM   #4
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I just finished putting the Allure Vinyl Plank flooring in the tin can. We used the type with the grip-strip. It was easy to install, to cut simply scribe and break. A box cutter can be used for intricate cuts. We are really happy with the results.Attachment 205424

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Looks really good and matches the existing woodwork! Which color did you choose?
I just got some Allure samples today. I picked the oak and cork, but we can not decide which we want.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:12 PM   #5
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Skatiero, you are in a similar climate to us and with kids. Do you have any issues with the allure separating and the joints getting dirty?
We have had only a very tiny bit of shifting. We have used it in houses as well as Airstreams. The patterns we chose for our Airstreams so far were teak and edge maple. We have been thoroughly happy with both. We also put cork and gunstock oak in house applications. It's just great stuff. You can see photos in our thread about our 1986 excella remodel.
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Did you attach directly to the subfloor?
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:21 AM   #7
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When I was considering replacing the vinyl in my late model trailer, Allure was the product I thought most attractive and "DYI" friendly. But, as I recall, the manufacturer did not recommend installation in non-climate controlled spaces. I expect we see 10-100 degree F swings in our area. I backed off on the installation; but, would appreciate any feedback on their experience with temperature swings. If you experience a problem, is there a fix?
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We used the Allure bamboo in our "78" Ambassador. It was easy to install and looked great upon completion. We live in Western PA with some pretty wild temperature swings. To be honest, I'm disappointed with the separation...which seems to occur end to end. Quite a few seams opened up after the first Winter and did not close up. I'm getting ready to put flooring in another trailer and will likely look at marmoleum this time around.

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I just went in my daughter's Avion to check if it leaked over the winter. We installed Allure flooring in it last winter/spring. It looked great through the summer/fall. However, after this really cold winter here in NW Indiana, it has separated end to end in a lot of places, just like Roadrunner's did. I'm SUPER BUMMED!!! Not only for her, but for myself as well. I just finished installing it in my own trailer about a month ago. I'm really bummed that Bob's didn't move back into place when it warmed up again. CRAPOLA!!
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What a bummer! We have had a tiny bit of shifting in one area but that's it, very happy with the product overall.
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What a bummer! We have had a tiny bit of shifting in one area but that's it, very happy with the product overall.

Probably because you don't have as extreme cold in Georgia as up here. I wih I knew this earlier... :-(
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Becky after several years our Allure has not drawn back together. I really didn't want to pull it all up so the obvious solution was to fill the gaps. While not the best option, I went to Lowe's and bought a small tube of synthetic wood filler. It's available in many shades and I was able to find one that matched the bamboo floor. It is better than the alternative. Like you I was pretty disappointed...

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I installed the Allure in my 25' Safari about 2 1/2 years ago. I ran from the rear bedroom, through the galley, and past the entrance door. I made sure that it could float on the subfloor by not attaching to the subfloor and leaving a small amount of room around it to expand and contract. I used 1/4 round moulding and some other carpet-to-vinyl plank molding to finish the edges so the expansion/contractions gaps are covered. The trailer spent most of its' time in north central Tennessee. So it has not seen extreme temperatures. But it has had nights in the single digits and days in 100 degree plus. No problems at all with it.
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I'm glad I read this before we installed our new flooring. We bought this thinking it would be perfect but it seems like it doesn't like extreme temperature changes.
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