Allure Vinyl Flooring

Allure Vinyl flooring
installation instructions,
and tips.




Allure Vinyl
Flooring Instructions



Allure Vinyl Flooring
Installation Instructions



Allure Vinyl
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.
This 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.
If you do, the planks are
very stiff, so when you walk
on them, they may flex,
and over time, a corner
may pop up.
You will also 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 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 to prevent
sticking.

This prevents 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
from moving while you are
scribing a cut.

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
adjust the width of the first
row to balance the room.

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.

Leave a 1/8 inch expansion
space between the vinyl
flooring and the walls.
The baseboards will cover
any gaps.

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.

If a very small piece of vinyl
flooring is required anywhere,
glue it into place.

When laying the vinyl planks,
hold the plank in front of
you, at approximately 40
degree angle, and let it fall
into place, without forcing.

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 vinyl 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, as 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
plastic sheeting to the surface
of the concrete for 72 hours.
The next day, look for
condensation on the
underside of the plastic
sheet.

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 odd shapes 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.

Halstead's flooring is a high
quality, Luxurious Vinyl
Flooring.

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

Their product contributes to
a healthy home environment.


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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