03-27-2013 11:19 AM
I am going to be starting my project soon and although I think I know where to start, I just want to make sure. My room is kind of odd shaped and has an adjoining hallway, divided by a wall, as well as several doorways and a sliding glass door. I am assuming I start in the upper left corner of the main room, since that is the long edge. Is this correct? Thanks for your input!
03-27-2013 03:11 PM
Good afternoon Justlinda1952,
First off, thanks for uploading the graphic, it helps us ascertain a starting point for your new Allure plank floors.
If it were me, I would start the first row as you stated in the upper left (or even upper right) corner of the main room. You are doing this to have the planks running towards the sliding glass door. This effect gives you more full planks and makes the room seem a little larger since the lines are going parallel to the longest walls.
I'm not sure if you have the GripStrip Allure or the Allure Ultra flooring but in either case, place the tongue of first row facing the vinyl tile area. Both have this tongue and both install by floating over the existing floor or subfloor.
As for the area where the floor meets the vinyl, you can place a room transition strip in either vinyl, wood, or metal. I'm assuming that there are 3 doors where the vinyl floors are based on your diagram. If that is, then you can simply install the Allure planks as normal.
If this wasn't the case or you have any additional questions regarding installing your Allure vinyl floors, let us know.
Hope to hear from you soon,
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03-30-2013 05:40 PM
Thanks for the reply, Joselph. I have the gripstrip Allure. 2 of the 3 doors lead to carpeted bedrooms, the other door is a vinyl floor bathroom. I am ready to start my project next week, so wish me luck!!