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thegriffins

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Posted: 07/12/18 08:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are thinking about installing Allure Ultra Aegean Travertine White Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring in our motorhome. This is a floating, click-lock, waterproof floor. We have 2 slides, one is flush and the other is raised. Has anyone installed this floor? I've read somewhere that we should be concerned with the thickness of the planks. Are these too thick at 4mm? Do we need an underlayment? Any suggestions will be appreciated! Thank you for helping.


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You might want to do some research on the Allure. I didn't pay much attention to a thread on RV floor replacement but a well respected Rv floor installer "Eric?" will not do Allure. I don't remember the reason why, I am thinking quality was the reason but all this is very fuzzy. Hopefully, someone will supply better information. I just don't want you to make a mistake.

Thinking about it the thread was probably on Irv2.com.

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Posted: 07/12/18 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Allure I installed wasn’t click and lock, it was over lapping sticky surface.

Maybe they changed design as it was a few years ago.

I wouldn’t install the sticky type in an RV because of the extreme temp swings.

I did click and lock in my stick house last fall and I liked it more than Allure.

I would just use the plastic moisture barrier in an RV, not the padding.


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I've installed lots of allure in trailers. Use the thin foam underlayment because if you don't, the seams will show or come apart especially during cold weather. The grip strip allure is much easier to install than click lock type- click lock is a real bear especially up against cabinets or walls.

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Posted: 07/12/18 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just finished putting allure in a mobile home for in-laws. Im very happy with results. They told me when buying it needed no underlayment unless going on concrete.
Have enough left to do my 5er so I think its next.


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the "experts" at home depot have prob never laid one plank of this stuff themselves. It needs underlayment in an rv. Mobile home that has year round hvac prob not, but an rv when stored in winter, it will be a problem

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What is the thickness of your old floor. Your new floor needs to be about the same thickness as the old.


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Several threads about Allure over the past year.

Thread 1

Thread 2

Thread 3

Don't use the click, get the grip strip with the adhesive edges.

Don't nail or screw anything through the vinyl in the subfloor. Cut around anything that penetrates the floor, Leave 1/8 inch around the edges. The vinyl must float and expand and contract as a unit.

I put Allure in my motor home last spring and it's been through all 4 seasons. Looks as good now as it did when I put it down. No buckling, no open seams. Like the experts at HoD, some of the experts here haven't laid down a single plank of vinyl in a motor home.

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mobilefleet wrote:

I've installed lots of allure in trailers. Use the thin foam underlayment because if you don't, the seams will show or come apart especially during cold weather. The grip strip allure is much easier to install than click lock type- click lock is a real bear especially up against cabinets or walls.
Just for information here. The man I talked to was not a HD employee, he was a rep from Allure. Also everyone here does not live where they get extreme cold temps.

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Posted: 07/12/18 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

check out the vinyl plank with engineered cores like coretec plus, less likely to separate if you store in a cold climate.


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