How To Install Allure flooring

Allure flooring is resilient vinyl plank flooring made by Trafficmaster.

Now here’s the deal. As a contractor, I install the floor in the video for a customer at the customer’s request. I found it to very easy to install and very durable. Now for the most part as a contractor we see the job when it’s completed and for the most part never again. Well not so for this job. The homeowner wanted more work done a year later. Well, of course, our job looked great. But even a year later it still looked new. And this was installed on a basement floor.

The flooring comes in 12″x36″ which makes it very easy to install and quick, to say the least. Make sure the floor is clean and start your first row. Now the second row you will want to cut some off the first piece in the row. Cut about 12″ off. this way the ends don’t all lineup and look like crap. On the next row cut off like 18″ off. And then you can go back to a full board. Read the install recommendations that came with the flooring.

For the most part, there is no right or wrong way to place the joints (ends) you just don’t want them on top of each other or within 4″ of each other.

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    1. Dominick Amorosso

      You can use transitions if you like. They can make things easier. Or you can just keep going and not use them at all. I prefer not to use them.

  1. I’m female and I just finish putting allure in a room and hallway. It’s easy and kind of fun, because it goes down fast. It helps to have a gofor because getting up and down to fetch something the next day you feel it.

  2. When installing the Allure on a cement basement floor, is it recommended to lay a plastic vapor barrier? or to lay the floor directly over the concrete?

  3. I am thinking of putting this in a mudroom/bathroom that is down to the bare bones. My question do I want to install the vanity first and work around it or install the allure flooring and place the vanity on top when done. Really not sure I know it is a floating floor but a vanity does not weigh that much?????

  4. I really like your video. It’s was very encouraging. I was wondering if there was a way to I tall allure on stairs?
    Our living room and kitchen is 2 steps down from the main floor. We would like to do the allure all across the main floor (bathroom, entry, dinning, laundry) and kitchen/living room. But the edge of the main floor is the first step and the second step is an actual stair.
    If allure isn’t a good option for stairs, would it be possible to use allure upto the stairs and something else for the edge of the stair without a weird transition or ugly metal strip?
    Thank you.

    1. Unfortunately Allure do not make anything for stairs. Or least that I know of. The metal or wood transitions are the only option I can think of.

      You could install laminate on the stairs. Or they have a completed rubber cover up.

  5. I noticed you put the vinyl planks directly on top of the dricore panels. Dricore recommends putting a 1/4″ piece of plywood on top of their panels before laying vinyl. Is there a reason you did not do that? I have the dricore panels down now and studded walls on top of the flooring. I’ll be installing the allure vinyl stick type panels shortly.

    Thanks.

  6. Can I install a resilient vinyl plank directly on top of the poured concrete basement floor in a newly constructed house?

  7. We installed the Allure flooring 2 wks ago for the first time and ran into problems. In the middle of my kitchen one plank of the Allure flooring is coming up because it was cut incorrectly it doesn’t fix tight..what can we do to resolve this issue? We used finishing puddy for the edges and corners that seems to work out ok. We are afraid to use a hair dryer to pull up the mistake thinking it would cause other problems with the floor..again please help..
    Thanks

    1. Hi, well that’s a hard one for me to say. Usually when something like this happens you’ll need to remove and start over again. What you have going on is something that a picture is worth a thousand words. Please send me one if you can. dom@askmediy.com

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