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Old 11-05-2015, 03:46 PM   #21
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I use this stuff in Cali all the time from apt.s to mansions. even the wood guys can't tell the difference from a short distance. Its ez to put in, durable, scratch resistant, waste friendly and repairable. down side- b***h to cut. be sure you get a plank with a thick laminate on top or it wears through quickly... spend the extra buck a foot. every job I do looks like real wood without the $$$$ to put in or take out.
I know this is an old thread but I just put down about 900 sq ft of Allure in a rental. It IS a b***h to cut. After doing the master bath one afternoon, I thought, what the heck, see how it cuts with a saw. Got out one of my 12" miter saws (happened to have a 72 tooth blade on it) and cut a scrap piece. Works perfect. I was worried about vinyl dust contaminating the glue strip but that wasn't an issue at all. That worked so well, I got out my portable table saw for rips. I still had to use a utility knife on some cuts but I used the saws every time I could. With the utility knife, you end up scoring the cut several times and then sort of bend it until it breaks and the resulting cut sort of puckers. The saw cuts are a lot cleaner and smoother - very close to a factory edge. I also tried a paper cutter - no worky so well.

The saw worked so well I was tempted to get fancy and (just playing around) maybe do a border effect in a hallway. But since I didn't have any of those transition strips (2" wide strips that the stores don't carry - you have to order them online) I couldn't.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:03 AM   #22
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I believe you may be referring to Coretec Plus and other floating LVPs that are now on the market. I love Coretec Plus.

You may find these two articles handy:
http://theflooringgirl.com/blog/revi...od-planks.html
http://theflooringgirl.com/blog/what...f-lvp-evp.html


The first one also has an installation video
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Not similar products at all. Allure doesn't "click" together.

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I think there is an Allure that does click together.

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Yes, I know Allure is a different product! They are similar in that they floating but they are different "locking" mechanism - one via internal adhesive and the other via "click lock."

It's challenging to know what the person asking the question means as they are both types of luxury vinyl plank. (Different qualities for sure).

Oh and I believe Allure now has a Coretec knock off, but it's much thinner/flimsier.

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