Originally Posted by marruda2
4.) Do you have any tips or things to watch out for when installing this type of flooring?
Here is the link to the flooring I plan to install:
Thanks in advance,
The BIG LIE. If repeated enough everyone believes it.
I QUOTE from the video you linked to:
"With Allure there's no messy adhesive and no floor preparation required."
It should say the adhesive comes on the tongues and grooves (recesses) of the interlocking portions. So there certainly is an adhesive. Because there's an adhesive there's LOTS of obvious considerations about handling the product and the conditions before, during and after the installation. Those can be seen in the FINE PRINT of the disclaimers/waivers written in the instructions and usually somewhere on every box. They don't want you to catch this til the boxes are loaded in the room, opened and you're already knee deep.
To say there's NO
floor preparation required is complete and utter nonsense. ANYONE in my industry who would ever say such a thing immediately loses 100% of their credibility. Again, once you're knee deep and the money is in their register they expect you to read the fine print detailing the minimum degree for floor preparation.
Floor preparation is a hot button issue in this industry. More like a hot potato. No one wants to address the reality of the TIME and MONEY necessary because it's really hard to sell the materials when the cost of prep can be TEN times what they've considered spending for the room/house/business/institution.
YES floating floors are designed to minimize this whole disastrous issue. But it doesn't make it go away. Less glue issues, less flatness issues--------by design. Not ZERO glue and ZERO flatness issues. Sure sounds good though at the time of sale. Probably does hold "true" for 80-90% of the sales with decent existing conditions.
A wet basement isn't usually going to fall in that 80-90%