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Old 01-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Allure Ultra Flooring

Looking to replace carpeting in our Motor Home. Allure Ultra has been suggested but I understand that Ultra is not engineered for the temperature variations that an RV experiences. Is this correct and if so has anyone had a problem with it in their MH. What is the best way to install it to prevent problems?
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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I put allure wood flooring in my past TT. and for 2 years before i sold it, i went from temps -8 to 100+. and my flooring never changed. it always looked the same. and it was very durable.
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Is the Ultra interlocking vs. an overlapping adhesive strip edge of the regular Allure? If so, it would seem to be preferable. However, I have read several reports that regular Allure is holding up well, like CorLynn above says. Logically, once any flooring is laid out and not dislodged, it should remain flat and the seams hold up. My concern is expansion and contraction from the temperature extremes over time, and 2 years may not be enough to say. It seems to me that interlocking joints would handle that better, but just my opinion. My carpet is 7 years old and needs replacing, so if a laminate or other hard surface floor can go 7 years, it would probably be a toss-up cost wise. I am considering Allure (regular) or a vinyl tile. Let us know what you decide.
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I sent an e-mail to the manufacturer and ask them about using Ultra in a MH. Will let you know if I get a reply.
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Looking to replace carpeting in our Motor Home. Allure Ultra has been suggested but I understand that Ultra is not engineered for the temperature variations that an RV experiences. Is this correct and if so has anyone had a problem with it in their MH. What is the best way to install it to prevent problems?
we installed the original stick together allure in our moho in nov '09.
we fulltime and it is holding up very well. overall we are satisfied with our floor.
i should have leveled the sub-floor better. the high spots ''print'' through.
there are posts in the archives of this forum with pictures of our installation.
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Been 3 day now with no response from Hallstead Mfg. (the maker of Allure Ultra flooring). So much for the customer service dept. on thier web site.
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Been 3 day now with no response from Hallstead Mfg. (the maker of Allure Ultra flooring). So much for the customer service dept. on thier web site.
maybe they are all in china where allure is manufactured.
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I just finished putting down the allure flooring but I removed the entire backing from the planks and then glued the planks down just like regular sheet vinyl. This should not have to worry about the floor floating or coming apart at the seems.
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I am considering the installation but am concerned about under the slides. How did you handle that?
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I just finished putting down the allure flooring but I removed the entire backing from the planks and then glued the planks down just like regular sheet vinyl. This should not have to worry about the floor floating or coming apart at the seems.
One of the biggest advantages of NOT gluing the planks to the floor is that they can move slightly to accommodate temperature and humidity changes. That's all the term floating means. Also gluing makes future replacement of any damaged tiles much more difficult.
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I am considering the installation but am concerned about under the slides. How did you handle that?
Your carpet can only go a couple of inches under the slides. I simply pulled the old carpet loose and used a metal yard stick to feel for and staples that remained hidden. Once you can feel the slide stop rail (under the slide) it makes a good straight edge to start your first row of planks. In fact, you can put the entire row of planks together and slide it under the slide until it hits the stop.
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