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Old 05-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #15
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I thought Allure was the wood floor? Mine is wood, not linoleum and not tile, but you cut with a power saw.Sorry for the mix up. Mine clicks together with each other, no glue, thus the need to bang into place.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #16
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Does Allure still have the problem with "never ending smell" that plagued it in the past?
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #17
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Ray: Had my Allure in the kitchen at home for 2 years now-never had a smell!
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:31 PM   #18
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I just laid mine a couple of months ago; no odor. But I bought it about five years ago!
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #19
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In our kitchen I only noticed a rubber type smell for a very short time. Couple of days?

Warm weather will make the glue sides easier to work with. You could put an electric space heater in the trailer to warm things up....or wait for the elusive sun to warm up the trailer.

We also used a roller type thing to put pressure on the glue sides...oh wait we bought that after doing the allure and wished we had it for the allure. I think we just kept walking on the seams in the kitchen to put some weight on the glue parts.

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #20
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Well. Tomorrow is the day. Flooring is going in....I may have to run between the rain drops and work by the serenade of thunder, but it's warm :-)


I didn't notice a smell out of the box. I hope smell isn't an issue! There's already a distinct smell (not odor) in the Scamp.....like sleeping inside a cooler or refrigerator full of dryer sheets ( I "winterized" with those).
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #21
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Finished the floor today. Forgot to take pictures...

I'm handy in the plumbing, mechanical, yard work type areas but inept at fine measurements and carpentry type projects.....lack of patience I think.

Biggest challenge--under the table! Nothing measures square and the curve at the back called for a creative piece of floor. I didn't consider taking out the bench seats but if you are a little handier than me and/or have time, I would recommend removing them then doing the floor....an entire inch different in width over 44 inches of length.


Anyway....other things I learned----keeping in mind my skill level----oh, and I didn't read the full directions ;-)----score the top of the floor and bend to finish the cut. Cutting from the bottom or trying to cut THROUGH the floor is harder (maybe that's intuitive but it wasn't to me);

time will tell on if this matters, but I did not end up with joints which were debris-free. Seems I picked up every piece of dust and shred of grass that I could....joints stuck fine and seemed to hold well.

Other than these few things, I liked how easy it we to install. I've done wood laminate in a living room and found it easier, but I think that's really more a matter of having more space----guess my other challenge was it being so tight and staggering the joints.

Bottom line. I like how it turned out and would use it again. I also bought the lowest priced option even though it wasn't the color I wanted---no regrets there either NW that it's in. I used the Cherry color.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #22
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Yikes. I read my post. Pardon all the typos 😜
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #23
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Tonia, I'm putting in this floor today. I'm opting to trim it with something like this:

Home Legend Elm Walnut 3/4 in. Thick x 3/4 in. Length x 94 in. Length Hardwood Quarter Round Moulding-HL60QR at The Home Depot

I think it'll make the install a little easier as I get close to the edges. I also went with the rosewood option; are you going to post pics of yours?

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #24
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I still need to install trim. Haven't gotten to the store for that yet....and I'm taking it Friday to camp so it will need to be unfinished :-)

I had planned to post pics but had to leave it at my parents house, where it's stored, since I couldn't get the lights working before I left....appears to be a problem with the Jeep's fuses or ground.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #25
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Scott. Did the trim work for you? Floor is done but trim is not. What did you end up using at the rise in the floor at the table? Right now I have it covered in tape to keep the dirt out ;-). Really pretty.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #26
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Here's the flooring....Not a great pic with the throw rugs down but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Just need to trim it out. But it's done enough for me to camp in for now....which is my priority =)

Since the pic I've painted the frig door red and have started a backsplash (3"x6" metal tiles). All progressing around my camping schedule (oh, and this thing we call a job).

I'm trying to decide on cabinet door colors -- thinking black in semigloss paint.


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Looks really good Tonia! I will be doing mine this Saturday. Can I ask why you put yours from side to side and not front to back? I see Jim did both.
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Thanks! I'm glad fr the change. The carpet was terrible!

As far as layout, I started under the table, which is less in width than the full length of a plank. So this seemed logical route. The back end under the able is also sort of curved and the ensolite covers an electrical wire there. So I started with a straight line parallel to the "step" up as my starting point. This line is also exactly a distance from the step that allows for using full width planks (6" wide each). The last piece I put in was the one in the rear. Since this floor is flexible I curved it up the wall over the ensolite. It's not perfect but an improvement from how the carpet sat in that spot. I haven't checked, but I'm hoping the adhesive edges stayed intact being sort of bent.

On the main area, I didn't really have a preference on direction. What I did was measure every direction and decide based on 6"x36" planks how it would layout best.....least amount of cuts the long way and most forgiving layout for hiding my lack of experience. So I figured under the cabinets would be the least visible area in case my ends weren't all cut exactly the same. The lower area was sooooo much easier. The dimensions were more consistent and corners were square. The fronts of the table benches were kind of wavy....over an inch difference across the length. So was expecting battle that.

Also, At the door, the trim piece (the metal one that wraps underneath) ended up being flush with the top of the floor so I could butt the floor right up to it and it looks like it was intended to be there. I was also able to use 4 full width pieces at the door....easier...less cutting.

I have to say, I thought about how to lay it out for way longer than I figured....but worth it.


So in a nutshell. I picked the direction that was easiest as far as cutting.
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