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Old 05-12-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Allure flooring. Install <65 degrees F?

The weather refuses to cooperate on the weekends..... It's the only time I have to wrk on things. The allure vinyl flooring says to install above 65 degrees F. Guessing that expansion/contraction is the primary reason. Any other red flags if I jump in and do it at 50 degrees?

After all, it will experience these temps once it's installed.....plus it's a floating floor. It's been sitting in the camper so all the pieces will will be at the installed temp ( same expansion potential, right?).

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I see no issue as long as it had been stored in the place it will be installed. Just remember to allow some expansion area, have you purchased the install kit, it really helps??
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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Thanks. I didn't get the kit but am not far from the Home Depot so will perhaps grab one today then. Yep. Expansion space :-)
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Glue kind or locking kind? It could be the glue doesn't hold as well at lower temps. Though I think I did mine at about 50.
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If you are using the Allure with the glue strips, you can do it at your temp. The big thing is it is more flexible at warmer temps. I didn't know they had an installation kit. Didn't use one when I put mine in the house. I still have the trailer to do.
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Glue kind.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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I hate doing things twice and perhaps waste money. I'd wait. Warmer weather IS coming. Patience grasshopper.
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Donna. That's why I didn't dig in yesterday. My Patience is getting thin with this "spring" though ;-). Darn full-time employment gets in the way too! Lol
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I understand Tonia, I'm still working too so I only have weekends to work on my trailer. Sometimes I'm so tired I can't even take advantage of Saturday and Sunday. That's why I'd wait. If I barely have the energy/time to do it once, would I have it in me to do it over?

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Pictures when you get it done............
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What's in the install kit?
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several odd shaped metal pieces for use with a hammer in those places where you can not fit a whole piece, around the perimeter. these will pull the boards in without damaging them, sold where the floors are sold.
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Waited on the floor. We might hit 70 this weekend :-)


Painted the screen door, cabinet support poles, and stovetop--and started a backsplash instead.
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several odd shaped metal pieces for use with a hammer in those places where you can not fit a whole piece, around the perimeter. these will pull the boards in without damaging them, sold where the floors are sold.
cpa, I'm wondering if you are mixing allure which is linoleum and sticks together with contact cement and requires just a utility knife (and an optional heat gun or blow dryer to loosen the contact cement in case of a booboo) and laminate flooring which snaps together and in many cases your install kit comes in handy for tapping stubborn joints.

Tonia, just install it and have a hair dryer handy for releasing and setting the joints. The temperatures called out are for expansion and contraction but as small as the area your dealing with is nil, I've done a few floors in both types. the expansion thing is for like 10'X10' rooms. you will need your square footage plus add 15-20%. Good luck
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