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wiredgeorge

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Have been getting ready to pull the trigger on some Home Depot Allure flooring to replace old carpet. The flooring has stick-strips on the edge and looks very easy to install... BUT

When I went to one of the product pages and looked at customer questions, when asking if the Allure can be installed in an RV, a rep from Halstead Product (guess they are the manufacturers?) answers:

"Thank you for your question. No, because this is recommended for climate controlled ares with running heat and air year round between 65-85 degrees."

Has anyone who has installed Allure seen temp related issues? Since quite a few have installed this stuff, not sure why they are fussy about temps. One person opined in an "answer" about RV use that the cold could cause the tiles to become brittle and crack and the heat could cause the adhesive on the strips that join the tiles to let go... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


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wiredgeorge wrote:

Any help would be appreciated.


Sheet flooring intended for in home use isn't suitable for RV use as it can and most likely will crack when temps begin to really drop, especially below the freezing mark. Many RV manufacturers have responded to this problem in recent years by using sheet flooring manufactured by Congoleum, my own Coachmen Freedom Express being one. My suggestion would be to find out just which Congoleum product is used in so many RVs these days.

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The Allure product isn't sheet linoleum but is 6x36 planks with adhesive edges which lock it together but it also floats otherwise.

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There are a number of threads on this subject
The concenus is if you are going to store it in a cold climate
Use a laminate flooring, not vinyl, use something that locks together
Not glued together
Large variety of style from exotic woods Red oak, bamboo etc.. To tile


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Some of these products are not going to be recommended or warranted when used in an RV. I used HD 12x12 self stick tile 3 years ago and it looks the same as when installed though I'm not in temperature extremes. I looked at the sticky edge and the snap together planks but thought the individually replaceable tiles would be better for us. I have damaged a couple so all I will have to do is peel them up and replace.

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wiredgeorge wrote:

The Allure product isn't sheet linoleum but is 6x36 planks with adhesive edges which lock it together but it also floats otherwise.


And not recommended for use in RVs that see a large swing in temperatures ... Congoleum sheet flooring used by many RV manufacturers is. [emoticon]

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I had done the research on the Allure flooring and decided to heed the manufacturer's warning about not installing in an RV. I put Pergo down instead. It snaps together but does not have the adhesive. It has held up very nicely over the past couple of years. I'm in NJ so it probably gets over 100 degrees in there in the Summer and well below 0 in the Winter. I have a bunch of extra so when I damage a piece it just comes apart like a jigsaw puzzle.


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I have used laminate snap together flooring but Allure looks to be so much more simple to install, thought I would like to hear from someone who actually has to find out how temps have actually affected it. I did read what the manufacturer said but wanted first hand perspective.

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I have heard the glue may fail nearfloor registers when the heat runs.

EVP (vinyl plank) would probably be a better solution.

It snaps together and is moisture resistant.


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We redid our class A with Allure flooring, and had no problems. Just do not glue or staple it, as it needs to expand and contract some with the weather.


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