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Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Apr 15, 2019 3:00 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Steve [MA]) Apr 15, 2019 3:26 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Apr 15, 2019 3:53 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Steve [MA]) Apr 15, 2019 4:05 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Steve [MA]) Apr 15, 2019 4:07 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by gevans [SC]) Apr 15, 2019 4:34 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Apr 15, 2019 4:49 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Apr 15, 2019 5:04 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by David [MI]) Apr 15, 2019 6:10 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by WMH [NC]) Apr 15, 2019 6:11 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by WMH [NC]) Apr 15, 2019 6:14 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Apr 15, 2019 6:40 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Barb [MO]) Apr 15, 2019 9:58 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 15, 2019 11:46 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Apr 15, 2019 3:18 PM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Apr 15, 2019 4:14 PM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by J [FL]) Apr 15, 2019 4:54 PM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Nellie [ME]) Apr 15, 2019 5:03 PM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by J [FL]) Apr 15, 2019 5:29 PM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by pg [SC]) Apr 15, 2019 6:40 PM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Peter [WI]) Apr 16, 2019 9:34 AM
       Allure in Bathroom ? (by Busy [WI]) Apr 16, 2019 4:54 PM

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Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 3:00 AM
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I have installed Allure planks in kitchens without any problems (water issues) yet. I am now tempted to install Allure on a bathroom floor for the first time. In the past, I have always used sheet vinyl (no seams) but now I am tempted to try Allure planks.

It is a Class C rental house where proper use of a shower curtain is sometimes iffy, what is the worse that can happen if I install Allure planks ? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 3:26 AM
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Roy, I've used both the glue strip & click together Allure for bathroom floors. In each bath I run the flooring across the short distance starting along the tub. I leave a gap along the tub & put a small bead of caulking under the entire edge closest to the tub. When the floor is all down, I use a bead of white Geocel caulking along the tub & around the toilet flange. I've found that the glue strip flooring can get bound by the toilet which causes a seam to open slightly. Other than seeing a slight dark line where the seam open it's been fine. It's too bad they couldn't make the glue strip a similar color to the finish surface.

All of the seams on the click style are still perfect.

In all of my baths I use plastic wood for the baseboard as well as around the vanity bottoms. So far even in my C units & B&B I haven't had any issues with flooding from either toilet or tub overflow. Of course since I put floor drains in all of my rental bathroom, I wouldn't expect to ever have any real standing water.

We used Huber Zipwall for underlayment in all of our kitchens & bathrooms. If you don't have it available in your area you might use a few coats of any oil based paint to help seal the wood underlayment.

--96.237.xx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 3:53 AM
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Thanks Steve for those tips.

I use 1/4 inch underlayment (made from birch wood) too just not your brand. I have asked my plumber to install floor drains but he says they are not allowed by code and thus I have no floor drains. Here we have rental house inspectors that inspect rental houses for code violations.

I guess what I really need to know is what happens to sticky tab Allure if it gets submerged under water. I may have to run a test on this just to find out. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 4:05 AM
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Roy, I think your plumber is not telling you the whole story. Floor drains are allowed but they have to be connected to a water supply that prevents their traps from drying out. There are several ways this can be done.

Zipwall is 4x8 sheathing that is primarily used on the exterior of buildings. It has a factory applied green coating on one side that is designed to prevent water damage. I've found it to be much better than any of the other wafer type sheathing & even better than most of the plywood available today.

I think as long as you use fresh stock & hand roll the seams the glue strips should be fine even with an occasional soaking. --96.237.xx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 4:07 AM
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Roy, for a real test you might try laying some Allure in the hunting stand you built. (g) --96.237.xx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 4:34 AM
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I have Allure glue strip in about 20 bathrooms.

Never a problem.

Bonus: In small class C bathrooms I use the leftover Allure for baseboards. Use the ones with the ends cut off or the glue strip damaged. Rip or cut the strips off and caulk to the walls and Allure floor. I rip mine to 3.5 or 4 inches. --173.233.xxx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 4:49 AM
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Thanks Gevans,

I have always used 1/4 round to cover the gap at the walls but your idea of using Allure is definitely interesting! Do you use the Allure glue strip to attach it to the walls or use some other type of adhesive? If you have Allure in 20 bathrooms, that is good enough for me to give it a try.

Steve: I will have to Google Huber Zipwall. I want to if that is available here.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 5:04 AM
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Steve,

So you remember my deer hunting stand post? That was about 8 years ago! Good memory. That elevated deer stand (8 x 8 ft. custom built tree house) is 65 miles from where I live. I have built two more shooting houses since then all out of the kindness of my heart. I even built a $2,000.00 'out-house' too,..it has all bells and whistles,...just no flush toilet. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 6:10 AM
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Are there specific kinds of caulk that should be used for allure in bathroom? Or will any bathroom/shower caulk work? --144.250.xx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 6:11 AM
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Roy we have Allure in every bathroom including our own. Never had a problem with it there.

I do see issues in living rooms sometimes where there are long runs. We've had some seams separate a bit but I think it's because our houses are crooked old things and get blown by quite a bit of wind - I think things shift more here than in some areas.

Our solution is to use a much busier wood pattern with lots of shade variations. Then you can't see it at all. --50.82.xxx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 6:14 AM
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Roy we have Allure in every bathroom including our own. Never had a problem with it there.

I do see issues in living rooms sometimes where there are long runs. We've had some seams separate a bit but I think it's because our houses are crooked old things and get blown by quite a bit of wind - I think things shift more here than in some areas.

Our solution is to use a much busier wood pattern with lots of shade variations. Then you can't see it at all. --50.82.xxx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 6:40 AM
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WMH,

Seam separation (I think) is caused by tenants dragging heavy furniture across it and not by Acts of God as you suggested. In my last vacancy with Allure, my tenant left me with about 6 cigarette burns on the Allure. Using a razor knife, I just cut out the damaged planks and using double sided carpet tape, I taped the new planks back in. Looked like it never happened. Rarely do I ever return a $500.00 deposit. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 9:58 AM
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Been doing it since 2011. No problems at all.

I'd coat the bathroom floor with RedGard or similar to water proof it first, but nothing else major. --64.251.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 11:46 AM
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I've also been using it in bathrooms. As to what happens when Allure gets put under water. I had a kitchen spring a leak on a concrete slab floor and run for several hours. It was sitting under water when I got there. I vacuumed it up, pulled the tack strip at the doorway and slipped a couple of boards under it with a fan to dry the concrete out. When I put it back together the floor was still in great shape, the glue strips weren't affected at all. --50.26.xx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 3:18 PM
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Thanks Mike A for that extra vote of confidence in what happens to Allure that gets submerged. Allure is an amazing product. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 4:14 PM
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I experienced seam separation in a long run. It is from unlevel floors. Directions say can't have deviation of an inch or something. Mine was almost 3" over 20'. --99.203.xx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 4:54 PM
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This might be dumb, but with kitchen cabinets do you run allure up to the edges of the cabinet base, or would you put it underneath the cabinet area if you were going to be installing new cabinets? --72.188.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 5:03 PM
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You run the flooring up to the cabinets, not under them. Although, in bathrooms I put allure under the vanity. --70.105.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 5:29 PM
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Thanks Nellie, that makes sense. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by pg [SC]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 6:40 PM
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As an alternative you may want to consider - no glue or loose lay sheet vinyl as some call it for the bathroom. I have some that has been in for 10 years and still looks good. Easy to install and not very expensive. Just make sure the subfloor is smooth and level. The baseboard or 1/4 round holds the edges down. --99.197.xxx.xx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Peter [WI]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2019 9:34 AM
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pg, do you just run a bead of caulk along the bathtub?

I have a bid from a flooring contractor to lay sheet vinyl in a 5x10 bathroom. The vinyl itself is $75 of the cost. Total bid is over $500... I've installed Allure before and am considering using it here to save a few hundred bucks. I've never installed sheet vinyl, seems like it wouldn't be that difficult (famous last words). --67.53.xxx.xxx




Allure in Bathroom ? (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2019 4:54 PM
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Peter, I ran a bead of caulk in front of tub when I did a loose lay bathroom a year or two ago. Saw it last week, still looks brand new, in a busy household. Very easy to do. Toughest part is lifting the toilet. My tips to make that easier: get a small wet vac just for vacuuming out plumbing. Then when itís time to put the toilet back in, use two pencils laid on each side of the toilet to point to where the toilet bolts are located.

I bought a remnant from Menards. Had enough left over for my daughter to do her basement bathroom. --70.92.xxx.xxx



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