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Topic by strohme2 posted 1566 days ago 12175 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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strohme2

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1566 days ago

My first post!
My wife and I are looking to put in some new vinyl flooring in our basement. We thought of putting in carpet or even a laminate wood floor but decided vinyl would be best for our situation.
We went to the two major big box home improvement stores and found two suitable flooring options. One was Allure vinyl tiles and one was Novalis peel and stick vinyl plank flooring. The Novalis is about half the cost of the Allure but the Allure seemed more durable.
What are your thoughts on either? Any input on durability, ease of installation?

We are pretty stuck on those two options so, please, no input on different brands/materials.
Thanks



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JAGWAH

32 posts in 1586 days

1566 days ago

Don’t know between the two but around here basements can be a problem. Even a dry appearing basement can be an illusion. If your home is old and your water table high moisture can move through the slab and cause adhesives to fail. In the old days they used an asbestos tile that alowed moisture to migrate through the tile. Vinyl a good choice if the slab is dry.

A way to check is to use duct tape and tightly seal to the slab a 12” square piece of visquene or plastic. Check it after 24 hours then 48. If there is moisture under the film you may have to consider something else.

Found this about Allures design that may be a consideration.

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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MattODoors

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1454 days ago

Hey! How did you go with checking the basement moisture level. I agree using vinyl can be problematic if having to glue. I know you don’t want other options but it may be worth just painting and sealing the floor until you have thoroughly checked the moisture level over the seasons. Some lovely rugs can help warm underfoot.

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dbol

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1447 days ago

peel and stick tile still needs a glue for it to really stick. Make sure your surface is very clean snap your chalk line and glue 1/2 or 1/4 of your area. Use a multi purpose glue for vinyl/ carpet. Just use a flat trowel (no ridges). If you don’t use the glue you will get bad results gauranteed.

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jon54

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1439 days ago

I installed an Allure floor in our galley-style kitchen about 10 months ago. It is some of the finest vinyl floor covering I’ve ever used. The big advantage is that the panels (12×36) adhere to each other not the flooring substrate. This creates a “floating” floor—much like laminate flooring does. And the adhesive tabs connect adhesive to adhesive for a permanent seal along the entire perimeter of each panel.

Our kitchen is used heavily, and is the highest traffic area of our home—and the floor is performing beautifully. I can’t see any problems with a basement installation, unless you’ve got moisture seeping in through the concrete. Perhaps a concrete sealer before laying the floor would be the best solution.

One more bonus over self-stick tiles: the panels go down three times faster as each is 3 sq. ft. vs one. My narrow galley kitchen was an exception because I had to do a lot of cutting, but a large area like a basement would go fast.

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MattODoors

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1340 days ago

Allure is the better product for sure. Any stick on, will un stick too!

Matt – UPVC Windows and UPVC Doors

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tomboylynn

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1336 days ago

My sweetheart and I put in the Allure floor ( the tile pattern) on a slab floor in a big family room in a rental house. It is a great product – easy the cut, easy to fit and looks great. The fact that it floats and does not have to adhere to the floor makes it suitable for lots of applications.

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MattFNC

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1301 days ago

I realize you have probably completed the task by now; however I felt it important to convey my thoughts. Stick on tiles that are usually cheap will not survuve the rough and tumble of the home unless it is a room that is not used often.

Matt
Carpet North Chicago

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april_luv

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1283 days ago

if i were to ask., i would go for durable material, though it cost a bit higher than they other. because in the long run, the cheaper breaks easily and you have to change it again. and you have to spend more money on it. so it would be better if you choose the other one.

-- aluminum decorative fences

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seane360

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1257 days ago

I’d say go for a cement sub floor as you can always paint, stain or place overlay to whatever suits you best. If you have the moisture level checked then go for carpet with synthetic fibres.

-- Seane - http://www.360rugs.com/Large-Area-Rugs/

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mjorgenson

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1256 days ago

Looks like some good advice on this thread already…the Allure is a good flooring product (we have used it here in Atlanta a number of times).

Hardwood flooring Atlanta

-- Michael, http://myrtlebeach.floorcoveringsinternational.com

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