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Old 05-26-2015, 02:25 PM   #21
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With a layer of vinyl on top, I doubt there would be much off gassing. Carpet, and other porous man made materials, much more so.
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With a layer of vinyl on top, I doubt there would be much off gassing. Carpet, and other porous man made materials, much more so.
Jim it is the vinyl itself off gassing . Years ago I saw something about vinyl chloride used in home products siding , windows etc. It Was pretty scary. I like the Allure but I am hesitate . We also do not like to step on a cold floor ,hence the carpet which extra from home . Really would like a wood floor but not practical for a trailer . Just wondering. Pat
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No doubt there would be a sit of off gassing, but being a solid surface, it would be minimized, as most would be encapsulated. I did a wood floor, and we love it. Not a chance that Reace would do it though.
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No doubt there would be a sit of off gassing, but being a solid surface, it would be minimized, as most would be encapsulated. I did a wood floor, and we love it. Not a chance that Reace would do it though.
hear you . By the way the flooring you did looks great . They say cork and bamboo is a better way to go . But will it hold up in a trailer with maybe some runners ? The entering doorway is my concern . Pat
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I have no worries with wear on my cork. I did 4 coats of a tough water-based polyurethane. If needed, it is really easy to give a light sanding, and add another coat or two in the future.

Bamboo is nice too, another wood that is more environmentally friendly. I chose cork for the warmth and insulation, as well as the good looks.
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I have no worries with wear on my cork. I did 4 coats of a tough water-based polyurethane. If needed, it is really easy to give a light sanding, and add another coat or two in the future.

Bamboo is nice too, another more wood that is more environmentally friendly. I chose cork for the warmth and insulation, as well as the good looks.
Thanks Jim for the advice will consider . Think would like the cork for warmth and insulation factor . Pat
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Jim it is the vinyl itself off gassing . Years ago I saw something about vinyl chloride used in home products siding , windows etc. It Was pretty scary. I like the Allure but I am hesitate . We also do not like to step on a cold floor ,hence the carpet which extra from home . Really would like a wood floor but not practical for a trailer . Just wondering. Pat
Some flooring products do off gas. I recall a huge scandal recently where Lumber Liquidators had to buy back some flooring from China because it off-gassed formaldehyde. In the case of Allure flooring however, Halsted (the manufacturer) says the following:

"Allure is LEED EQ 4.1 compliant for low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) as well as 4.1 - 4.2 for recycled content. It meets all other California, Canadian, European and Global environmental standards. It also meets the Indoor Air Quality of Floor Score, an industry standard, with Certification SCS-EC10.2-2007."
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Some flooring products do off gas. I recall a huge scandal recently where Lumber Liquidators had to buy back some flooring from China because it off-gassed formaldehyde. In the case of Allure flooring however, Halsted (the manufacturer) says the following:

"Allure is LEED EQ 4.1 compliant for low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) as well as 4.1 - 4.2 for recycled content. It meets all other California, Canadian, European and Global environmental standards. It also meets the Indoor Air Quality of Floor Score, an industry standard, with Certification SCS-EC10.2-2007."
Robert not meant as a insult to you . I know you are going to install Allure . I did see some complaints to this flooring and I was looking at it too to buy . But I still have reservations for me . Doesn't mean you are wrong or I am wrong . We need to do what is comfortable for our shelves . It 's all good and we do have our Escapes . Pat
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Robert not meant as a insult to you . I know you are going to install Allure . I did see some complaints to this flooring and I was looking at it too to buy . But I still have reservations for me . Doesn't mean you are wrong or I am wrong . We need to do what is comfortable for our shelves . It 's all good and we do have our Escapes . Pat
Hey Pat, would never take a question as an insult. Never have.
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The nice thing about the Allure, is that if you tire of it, it wears out, or even fails, it is easy to pull out.

One thing one has to remember about reviews, is that a much higher percentage of unsatisfied customers post reviews, than do those that are complacently happy with their purchase. I have seen lots of negative reviews on items, or even destinations, that leaves me wondering what the heck they were expecting, often for a bargain price.
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