Allure Resilient Flooring
Installation Instructions


Allure resilient flooring
installation instructions,
and tips.




Allure Resilient
Flooring Instructions



Allure Resilient Flooring
Installation Instructions

Allure Flooring

Allure Resilient
Flooring



Allure flooring is a very attractive
product, both in looks and price.

Allure flooring can be installed
over wood floors, vinyl linoleum,
tile and concrete.

The Allure flooring floats over
the surface and requires no glue,
heat or nails, or floor adhesive
of any kind.

All that is required to secure it
into place, is the adhesive
grip strip connector strips already
built into the product.

Allure flooring is sold in planks
that make it look more like
real wood.

Allure Flooring
Installation
Instructions



Read all the steps before you
start installing, as the
instructions are not listed in
start to finish order.

Measure the width and length
of the room in feet.
Multiply the two measurements
and add 10 percent more to
that figure.

This is the square footage you
will need.

There are 16 planks per box;
each 6 inches by 36 inches
which works out to 24 sq. ft.
per box.

Check with your supplier for
what is available.

Allure flooring can be applied
over any smooth, level surface.

Do not install this flooring over
a surface that is very bumpy.

The planks are very stiff, when
you walk on them, they will flex,
and over time, a corner may
pop up.

If you place this flooring over
a rough bumpy surface, you
will feel the roughness
through the flooring.

Decide which way you want
the planks to go, either
width-wise or length-wise
to the room.

Remove any baseboards
and then thoroughly
vacuum the complete room
and area where you will
be doing the cutting.

Cleanliness is a top priority;
any tiny pieces or dirt could
ruin your job, resulting in
bumps in the flooring, or
glue strips that do not bond
properly.

You need a measuring tape,
pencil, string, aviation snips,
utility knife and a two foot
carpenter square which
is ideal.

you can knee on one part of
the square to hold it steady
as a guide when you make
a cut.

On straight cuts, score and
break.

When a measurement is made,
lay the plank on top of a
separating sheet of paper from
the packing box.

This will prevent the boards
from sticking one to the other,
also help keep the glue strip
clean.

Do not touch the glue strips,
handle the planks by
grapping onto the plank,
where no glue is present.

If the glue of one plank
touches another planks glue
edge, gently pull them
apart.

After you make the
measurements and determine
where to cut, draw your lines.
Place the plank onto your
cutting mat, place the two
foot carpenter square
along the line to be cut.

Kneel on the other end
of the square to hold it
in place while cutting.

It is helpful to have someone
else help steady the plank.
Run the knife over the
line two to three times.

Next, turn the plank over, lay
it onto a separating sheet
of paper. Fold the plank
upward on the line.
When it is at a 90-degree
angle, run your knife along
the crease.

When starting your first row
next to one of the walls,
run a string from one end
of the room to the other.
The string will show you
how true the wall is.

You must start along one wall
and work across the room as
you cannot start in the center
of the room and work outward
both ways from the center.

This first adjustment is very
important because all the
other rows will follow from
here on.

If the wall is bowed inward
or outward, an adjustment
may be needed on this
first row.

At this point, consider how
the last row across the
room will finish.

It may be necessary to cut
the entire first row in
half-lengthwise to make
the two sides of the room
balance.

Take a good amount of time
figuring the first row as
this is most important.


Place one plank on the floor
and start with some
measurements to get a
picture in your mind
as what the finished project
will look like.

When you start at the wall
on your first row, cut the
glue strip off towards the
wall.

If you do not cut the glue strip
off, the tile may dip downward
because of no under plank edge
support.

Leave a 1/8 inch space between
the flooring and the walls, the
baseboards will cover the gaps.
This space allows for
expansions and contractions.

Do a perfect cut around
doorways, as there will be
no baseboard to cover
the edges.

An oak transition strip is
a good choice for doorways
between changing floorings,
transition strips made out of
MDF board are expensive for
what you get, and they can
easily break.

To fit a plank to irregular shapes, or
around pipes, make a pattern
from a heavy paper, lay the
pattern over the plank, trace
and cut.

Glue small pieces into place.

When you are laying the planks
into place, lay them onto one
of the spacing paper sheets.

When you are sure the
measurement is good and
it is in the right place,
withdraw the spacing sheet
and press into place.
Aim for a snug, not over
tight joint.

Hold the plank in front of
you, at approximately 40
degree angle, and let it fall
into place, without forcing.

Once you feel comfortable
with laying the planks, you
can do it without using the
spacing paper.

When laying the planks,
alternate the planks from
different boxes,
to even out any variation
in color and texture.

Stagger each row so no
two-end joints line up.

You may be able to use the
one cut off end, to start
another row.

Place the boxes of planks 48
hours in the same room,
where you will be laying
them.

This gives the planks time to
adjust to the same temperature
as the room.

From a womens point of view,
if you are helping with the
project, have the supper
prepared ahead of time.

This way when the job is
finished you will only have
to heat up the supper and
not have to deal with
a complete supper; everyone
can relax.

Another option is to have
the meal brought in, or go
out for supper.

Allure Flooring
Installation Tips



Rolling is recommended, when
the installation is complete.

If you can not locate a roller,
simply walk over all the seams.

Avoid direct sunlight on allure
flooring for prolonged times,
and move rugs around to
prevent uneven coloring,
in the flooring.

Keep an extra carton of allure
tile stored away in a dry
location. In the event that
you have to replace a
damaged plank, you will have
the exact Allure tile match.

To remove a plank use a heat
gun, or hair dryer to heat
the glue seams.

Allure flooring is for interior
use only, not for porches or
unheated rooms.

In a basement, do not tile
over a damp concrete floor,
mold may grow below the tile.

Only tile over dry concrete,
where you have had no damp
problem before.

Even if there appears to be
no dampness, treat the
concrete with an anti fungal
product, and seal coat.

If you suspect moisture on a
basement floor, do this test,
tape around the edge of a
piece of 6 inch by 6 inch
polyfilm to the surface of the
concrete for 72 hours.
The next day, look for
condensation on the
underside of the polyfilm.

The adhesive on the grip strip
needs a certain amount of
heat to activate the glue to
make it stick.

A temperature between 65
degrees Fahrenheit, (18 C),
and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30C),
is the proper temperature to
work with.

If the room is on the cold side,
a quick blast of heat, but not too
close, from a heat gun or hair
dryer will activate the glue.

Tips



If you have radiator pipes to
content with, make up a cardboard
template to make an accurate cut,
allow a little room (1/8") for
expansion of the pipes.

Install floor protection felt pads
on all the furniture legs to
prevent scuffing, and scratching.

If casters are used, wide, flat,
non staining casters are best.

Rubber casters will mark
the floor.

Trim pet claws regularly to
prevent scratches.

Do not wax as this will cause
dirt build-up, and yellowing
over time


Allure Manufacturing
Information


Allure flooring is manufactured
by Halstead New England,
headquartered in Norwalk
Connecticut.

They are a global marketing
company, that services North
America, South America and
Western Europe
markets.


Allure Products

Allure Plank 6x36 inches, 24
square feet to a box.

Allure Tile 12x36 inches, 24
square feet to a box.

Allure Plus 5x36- inches 22.5
square feet to a box.

Allure Commercial 12x36
inches, 24 square feet
to a box.

Allure Large Format 16x32
inches, 21.3 square feet
to a box.


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