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TrafficMaster Allure 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case)

Use TrafficMASTER Allure 6 in. x 36 in. Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring to add the warm, comfortable style of real wood to your interior living space. This highly durable, water-resistant flooring is great for use in basements, kitchens, bathrooms and high traffic areas. The floating floor installs over most existing surfaces including concrete, wood and vinyl with no floor preparation or adhesives required. It offers a patented GripStrip design for simple installation.
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Is Armstrong New Beginning safe to use on this product?

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FloridaHomeowner
Palm Harbor, Florida
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
August 30, 2015
I'm trying to determine if I have 8 year-old ground in dirt buildup, or if a lighter spot created by Windex use has damaged the flooring. We're considering stripping it down further than what all the common cleaners can do, but would like the manufacturer's advice first. Maybe I just need to attempt replacing several planks, or just put up with the obvious lighter spot. (yes, I know Windex shouldn't have been used in the first place) Thank you!
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Palm Harbor, FL
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September 1, 2015
Follow up two days later -- a Home Depot retail sales rep told me yes, New Beginning is okay to use on the product. I did, it cleaned it up beautifully and does not appear to damage the floor. We then applied two coats of Armstrong Shine Keeper and the floor looks fantastic.
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September 2, 2015
Thank you for your question. We like Armstrong's Once and Done. It works really well with the Allure Plank Flooring. I have never used New Beginnings. You might want to ask Armstrong if its safe to use on a vinyl plank floor. Please feel free to call our customer service number at 866-843-8453. They can give you more details on what to use. You can also chat with a Customer Service associate at our company during regular east coast business hours at www.mydiygenius.com
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Is there formaldahyde in this product?

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Meeko
Florida
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
August 28, 2015
need to know material content, any toxic chemicals?
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September 1, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Canadian Hewn Oak Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. This flooring does not contain any formaldehyde and is FloorScore Certified to ensure indoor air quality. Please see a copy of the floorscore certificate here http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/39/39f8bd9d-2965-47c4-9578-d7975a6f5333.pdf
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do you need to use anykind of sealer when you are done

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bill
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August 27, 2015
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HalsteadExpert
August 28, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Hickory Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. You do not need to use any type of sealer when you are done installing.
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August 29, 2015
No, sealer is not needed after installment is done.
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Can you purchase pieces of this product ?

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Eileen
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August 20, 2015
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August 21, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Alpine Elm Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. This flooring is only sold by the case. A sample is available here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Allure-Alpine-Elm-Resilient-Vinyl-Plank-Flooring-4-in-x-4-in-Take-Home-Sample-10063275/202899676
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August 21, 2015
This product is available by the case or as a sample.
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What do you recommend for transition strips to carpet?

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Timmy
Iowa
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
August 17, 2015
Going from allure vinyl plank flooring to carpet and wondering if you had any suggestions on transition pieces. Thanks
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HalsteadExpert
August 18, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Pacific Pine Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. All matching Pacific Pine moldings can be found here: http://www.homedepot.com/b/Cap-A-Tread/Zamma/N-5yc1vZbz7Zcaa/Ntk-All/Ntt-pacific%2Bpine?Ntx=mode+matchall&NCNI-5
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Do I have to take up the existing flooring which is cracking vinyl

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jean
aurora, il
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
August 16, 2015
awefule and purchasing as is.... let me know singe woman here trying to do it all for less
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HDAnswerman
August 17, 2015
Hi Jean,

The base must be level and stable, thus your old flooring will have to be removed before installation of the new flooring.

Mike
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HalsteadExpert
August 18, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Cherry Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. You can install this flooring over vinyl. These requirements must be met: Tiles, planks, or sheet goods must be in good condition and thoroughly bonded to the structural floor. Existing floors must not be foam- or cushion- backed vinyl flooring. Deep embossing (1/8”) must be skim-coated with floor leveler.
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Can I use a throw rug with latex backing on my Allure Vinyl Floor?

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Louise
Dayton Ohio
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
July 20, 2015
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HalsteadExpert
July 20, 2015
Thank you for purchasing Allure Brazilian Cherry Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. Rugs with rubber backing will yellow the floor. We suggest using rugs that have a Polymer, Acrylic, Vinyl or Cotton backing.
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Can and should you glue this down? We are going to install in an entry haul and don;t want it to move. Do you have any vidios on installing it?

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Babs
Idaho
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
July 19, 2015
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HalsteadExpert
July 20, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure African Wood Dark Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. The flooring should not be glued down, doing so will void the warranty. The flooring features adhesive gripstrips that secure the planks to eachother, so they should not move with proper installation. The installation video can be viewed on the main product page here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Allure-6-in-x-36-in-African-Wood-Dark-Resilient-Vinyl-Plank-Flooring-24-sq-ft-case-57111-0/202075777
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can i use microban underlayment with vinyl plank flooring on concrete floor in basement?

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cstoel
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July 17, 2015
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HalsteadExpert
July 20, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Cherry Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. We only recommend using a 6 mil poly underlayment if the moisture level over concrete exceeds 5%.
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Kiki
Colorado
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 21, 2015
We talked to a friend that lays many kinds of carpet and flooring to be sure, but this can be laid over any level flat surface. We laid it right over the vinyl floor we already had. Since it really is considered a floating floor so to speak, what is under doesn't really matter as long as it doesn't have lumps and bumps. The adhesive is only each plank sticking together. It doesn't stick directly to the floor except the strips we used to be sure a few of the edges were good and secure. If your basement is concrete I would just be sure to fill uneven cracks and not sure I would put any underlayment if you don't want to.
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i plan to purchase the trafficmaster vinyl plank . can i use a vinyl adhesive along with the glue strip to secure a stronger bond for my paticular app

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rocky
chicago, illinois
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
July 16, 2015
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HalsteadExpert
July 20, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Iron Wood Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. The flooring does not require any additional adhesive if it is used in approved applications.
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September 1, 2015
I have installed this flooring in 4 separate locations. Once you get about 5 or 6 rows laid the flooring does not seem to shift much. Because it is vinyl it may tend to expand or contract with temperature changes, so gluing it down may not be a great idea unless you are doing a small area where the whole thing might tend to move. I did one room that was 8 foot by 10 foot and I could not budge it even a little bit.
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Which trafficmaster allure/grip-strip has a urethane coating?

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jack
canyonlake tx
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
July 11, 2015
Under specs has no reference to urethane, but I was told some do. Need info for "plus" and "ultra", etc.
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HalsteadExpert
July 21, 2015
Thank you for your question. Allure (GripStrip) has a urethane coating. Allure Plus, Allure Contract, and Allure Ultra have a ceramic-bead coating.
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Kiki
Colorado
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
July 21, 2015
I'm not sure what you mean? If I understand what you're asking, the grip strips are just thin sticky strips to help secure around the edges. You don't want to put them under the main area as it might make that spot uneven.
Sorry if this isn't what you are asking.
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can this be used with radiant floor heating?

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jsbing48
Portland , Oregon
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
July 7, 2015
I am installing radiant floor heat in a new construction. I wanted to use Allure tiles in the bathroom. Can I use this product with radiant floor heating?
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HalsteadExpert
July 7, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Oak Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. Yes, this flooring can be installed over electric or hydronic radiant heating if these requirements are met: Heating must be recessed
a minimum 1/2" below finished floor. Do not turn thermostat above 85°F.
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Under or around a kitchen island?

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rockycat
Diftwood, PA
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
July 3, 2015
We are planning on doing a kitchen floor with this product. Would it be OK to place a large, heavy island on top this or would it be better to place the island and then go around it with the flooring?
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HalsteadExpert
July 3, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Iron Wood Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. A heavy object, such as an island, should not be placed on the flooring. The flooring should be installed around the island so it has room to expand and contract. Read more information in the Installation Guide here: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/0a/0a99d19f-23c8-4c38-9ce4-33b2d4b1f8ea.pdf
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How do I remove slide marks from felt covered furniture feet?

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carl
locust grove, VA
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
May 18, 2015
Our brand new plank flooring was just laid and furniture with felt applied to all legs are leaving trail marks when moved to attach the quarter round to the base board. I have tried water/mild soap and Allure 1-Step as directed to remove these trail marks with no results. The natural light coming in doors and windows highlights these trail marks making them very noticeable. The plank flooring was installed (by professionals) for the entire first floor,1400 sq. ft., and the trail marks are in the middle of the great room so far. Please help.
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HalsteadExpert
May 19, 2015
Thank you for your interest in the TrafficMaster Allure resilient vinyl plank flooring in Tradition. Shoe marks, scuffs, fine scratches (pet nails) can be easily cleaned using a spot application of your
allure Single Step Soft Satin Finish and a green scotch-brite pad. Single Step is available in the vinyl flooring aisle of select stores or online at http://www.homedepot.com/s/single%2520step?NCNI-5 .
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May 18, 2015
An eraser sponge might be worth a try.
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does this vinyl have a backing

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dina
corpus christi, tx
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
June 27, 2015
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HalsteadExpert
June 30, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Hickory Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. This flooring does not have a backing.
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June 30, 2015
Yes, this product has a backing layer.
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MS
Oceanside, CA
August 15, 2015
Just the backing it is made with is all you need
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Is this a floating floor application?

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Donna
San Diego, california
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
June 26, 2015
looking for floating vinyl floor
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HalsteadExpert
June 30, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Pacific Pine Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. Yes, this is a floating vinyl floor.
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June 30, 2015
Yes, this product is used for a floating floor.
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How do you replace one in the middle of a finished floor?

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sally
Scranton PA
about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
June 23, 2015
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HalsteadExpert
June 23, 2015
Thank you for purchasing Allure Cherry Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. To replace a damaged plank, hold a hair dryer or heat gun about 6”-8” away from the outside of the damaged plank along the Grip Strip edge for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Make sure you have a sharp utility knife. Cut a slot in the center of the tile to be removed. Then use a putty knife to pry up the damaged plank.
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Kiki
Colorado
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July 21, 2015
I ask myself the very same question. Let's just hope it isn't necessary. With any care I can't see having to do that. It would be possible to peel it up but I'm not sure how hard it would be. Overall for the price, I love my new floor and it was cheap. It cleans easily and has handled five dogs, two cats and a five year old!
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what type of underlayment should i use. It will be installed over a 6" convrete floor. Thanks

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about 6 in. x 36 in. Tradition Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case) on
June 20, 2015
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June 20, 2015
Underlayment is not necessary.
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HalsteadExpert
June 22, 2015
Thank you for your interest in the TrafficMaster Allure resilient vinyl plank flooring in Iron Wood. Allure is water resistant and will withstand holding water for short periods of time if the product is installed properly. Allure is not flood proof! allure is not meant as water proofing material nor a solution for moisture. Moisture intrusion is a totally different situation that can arise with new and old concrete that exhibits very high levels of hydrostatic pressure in combination with very high levels of alkalinity. This combination provides a substance that is highly corrosive. No floor covering including allure can withstand the long term corrosive nature of this chemical. Hydrostatic pressure exceeding 8 lbs using the calcium chloride test method and/or a P.H test indicates alkalinity levels in excess of 9, steps must be taken to separate allure from the source of the corrosive effect of this chemical. Excessive moisture in the subfloor can cause mold and mildew and other moisture related issues including, but not limited to, trapping of the moisture emissions under allure. Under these circumstances the concrete needs to be treated with a floor sealer that seals the concrete under the 8 lbs. or a moisture/ vapor barrier (6 mil poly) is installed. This is necessary to avoid the corrosive effects. Newly poured concrete floors must cure for a minimum of 90 days. It is the responsibility of the home owner and the installer to make sure that any moisture or alkalinity issues are resolved prior to installing allure.
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Price per square foot????

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PEARL
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June 17, 2015
YOU ONLY LIST THE PRICE OF THE SAMPLE

WHY NOT LIST THE PRICE OF THE SQUARE FOOT ?
Or it is hard to find!!!
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HalsteadExpert
June 17, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure White Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. The case product information is here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Allure-6-in-x-36-in-White-Resilient-Vinyl-Plank-Flooring-24-sq-ft-case-20617/100595239. You have to change the pack size from "sample" to "case" in the dropdown menu under the Color.
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I am installing this over concrete in basement. do I need some sort of primer first ?

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catharine
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June 16, 2015
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June 16, 2015
A concrete floor sealer can be used.
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HalsteadExpert
June 17, 2015
Thank you for your interest in Allure Iron Wood Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. You should check the moisture level in your basement. See the moisture guidelines and acceptable primers and underlayments here: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/39/39ae5fce-996f-447f-93c0-cbf257d8eb36.pdf
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