07-23-2012 10:11 AM
We just installed Allure flooring in our laundry room/half bath. When we first looked at Allure flooring someone suggested using a sealant that Home Depot sells specifically for this flooring. When we went to actually start the project, we couldn't find what they were talking about, but did find the cleaner/polish. My understanding is that it would make the floor be more water resistant for places like kitchens and bathrooms. Do you sell something like that or were they referring to the cleaner/polish? Thanks!
07-23-2012 01:51 PM
Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!
Congrats on your new Allure flooring purchase!
You were right about finding the Allure cleaner and polish, it is used for routine maintenance throughout the life of your Allure flooring.
Now the good news...
Both Allure and Allure Ultra are impermeable and man-made materials; vinyl flooring. This means that they are already 'sealed', and therefore will never need any sealant other than the cleaner and polish shown above. In fact, the moment you finish the installation of your Allure, it is water-proof by design already.
A true sealant is used on items like wood, that will soak into the surface. All you are doing with the Allure Single Step cleaner above is using it as stated before, for routine cleaning and maintenance.
Sorry if you heard otherwise, but with just the cleaner and polish, and you'll be enjoying your new Allure floors for years to come!
Hope this helps you out,
I am a 12 year Home Depot Store Associate, trained and authorized to help people on the Internet.
03-29-2013 04:54 PM - edited 03-29-2013 04:55 PM
Hi there bvdavis260,
If you read through Joseph's post above, you'll note that Allure is already sealed. This type of product does not require an additional sealer to be placed over it as it already comes with Ceramic Bead Technology built into the planks that give it a durable finish that's comparable or even more durable than the aluminum oxide finish you will find on most laminate floors.
The only kind of "sealer" that I can think of when it comes to this floor is the Basement Proofer for Concrete Floors. This is used before laying down the Allure flooring as a prep for the substrate.
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