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Old 10-21-2010, 06:52 AM   #155
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Well we are finally at the point of Allure installation. Bunks, galley, gaucho are out and should make the installation go rather quickly. We have decided to put down the red underlayment HD sells, as some have done. Laminate will be put down lengthwise. For those that have redone their floors, where did you start with your flooring strips. I'm sure our 32 year old AS is not square so concerned about starting flush with one side. Others have suggested draw a line down the middle of the trailer and start there...working out way out to the walls. What have others done? Thanks for the help!

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Old 10-21-2010, 07:44 AM   #156
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Last summer I installed the Allure in my 1961 Globetrotter. I started at the doorway as I didn't want a seam at the entrance. I then worked to the other side of the trailer from there. It has been one year and I have no regrets from installing this brand of flooring. I am in the beginning stages of starting another trailer and when it gets to that paint I will also be using the Allure in that trailer as well.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:09 AM   #157
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Well we are finally at the point of Allure installation. Bunks, galley, gaucho are out and should make the installation go rather quickly. We have decided to put down the red underlayment HD sells, as some have done. Laminate will be put down lengthwise. For those that have redone their floors, where did you start with your flooring strips. I'm sure our 32 year old AS is not square so concerned about starting flush with one side. Others have suggested draw a line down the middle of the trailer and start there...working out way out to the walls. What have others done? Thanks for the help!

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Just a general rule of thumb. Measure the finished surface width of the flooring you chose and divide that across the width of the trailer. If you have an uneven number - the amount less than a full tile/plank should be split to each side. Remember that with Allure - you have start from one wall or the other - due to the glue strips you can't start in the middle and go both directions.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:58 PM   #158
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Actually, you can start in the middle which is what I did because I wanted mine running lengthwise down the trailer instead of across. The way that I did it, I used discarded protector sheets inserted into the joint to prevent adhesion of the overlaps until I had the next panel positioned where I wanted it and then keeping each panel firmly held in place I withdrew the protector sheets and allowed the overlaps to adhere. It generally looks good, though there are a few gaps where I wasn't paying close enough attention to the fit of the joints and allowed a small error to become permanent, but more attention on your part can solve this problem.
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The manufacturer Halstead 1-800-860-6490 does not recommended installation in RVs, the temperature range is 15 above to 95 F. Then there is the question about mold. This flooring will look good for years but not 10 to 20 years. Having weight on the floor in storage is another problem.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:03 PM   #160
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Allure vinyl plank - how has your floor done

Resurrecting an old thread from 2008-2010.

For those of you who have installed Allure more than a few years ago:
1. Has your Allure floor held up well?
2. Are you still happy with it, and would you use the same again?
3. Have you had any joint separation?
4. Which direction did you install, side to side or front to back?
5. Any advice you would like to share?
6. Where you fastened things through the floor, like screws under the dinette seating, sofa, or cabinets, how did you allow for expansion/contraction?

I'm trying to make a final decision and order materials. Next month I'm planning to rip out the old dirty blue carpet! We are thinking about Allure Sedona.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:31 AM   #161
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I've just got a few months on mine. I would definitely use exactly the same stuff again. The joints that I didn't click together properly (I think it's a little tricky) have separated a little. I installed front to back; mark the center line on your floor before you start.

I used aluminum angle with felt tape to create the space for expansion and contraction without taking up floor space in the coach. The details are here, starting around post 25.
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I've just got a few months on mine. I would definitely use exactly the same stuff again. The joints that I didn't click together properly (I think it's a little tricky) have separated a little. I installed front to back; mark the center line on your floor before you start.

I used aluminum angle with felt tape to create the space for expansion and contraction without taking up floor space in the coach. The details are here, starting around post 25.
Thanks! The aluminum will not work on mine. I have the fabric wall finish.

I still would like to hear from folks who have a few years on their Allure and get some answers to post #160.
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We're super happy with our Allure. It's laid left to right in our trailer, and has not shown any hint of shrinking or expanding. We just cut the tile carefully and put it within an 1/8" of the walls.

The only thing I saw that we have to be extra careful is to make sure that the subfloor is perfectly clean. There's a little pebble in ours that I can see when the light is just so. I'm waiting for it to rub its way through.

Oh, also: buy it all at once. We did one section in the late summer, and carried on the following year. There was a visible difference in the finish (NOT the colour) as we saw the newer tiles had more of a matt finish.
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Oh, also: buy it all at once. We did one section in the late summer, and carried on the following year. There was a visible difference in the finish (NOT the colour) as we saw the newer tiles had more of a matt finish.
Thanks! I appreciate your comments! How long has your floor been installed?

I've been reading everything I can find about Allure. You might use a coat of this to make the two finishes match more closely.
Allure Single Step 24 oz. Satin Floor Cleaner and Polish-AL66401 - The Home Depot
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Thanks! I appreciate your comments! How long has your floor been installed?

I've been reading everything I can find about Allure. You might use a coat of this to make the two finishes match more closely.
Allure Single Step 24 oz. Satin Floor Cleaner and Polish-AL66401 - The Home Depot
Looks like it was finished sometime in August of 2003, so this would be its third season. This link should take you to post #174 of my "My Life With Henri" thread where I describe installation and show photos.

Thanks fo the link to the Allure cleaner/wax. If I can find it up here, I'll let you know how good it is.
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