Just got in from trying to install the "Allure Ultima" flooring. I've used the normal Allure before and really liked the ease of installation. When it went together, it was TOGETHER. There was no doubt it would not shift or move since it literally glued itself together. Sure it was a pain in that you had to be perfectly aligned and it was next to impossible to correct if you dropped it in place wrong. But my hallway floor is virtually seamless.
Not this "ultima" stuff... It is supposed to be waterproof
, which is why I picked it over the regular stuff, which is only water resistant
. But I'll be damned if I believe the "ultima" is waterproof. The boards themselves probably are waterproof, but the seams sure aren't!!! What's the point of having a waterproof board if the water leaks between the seams and gets to the floor beneath??? None of it seems to be lining up correctly, or leaving 1/16" gaps between the planks.
Maybe I just need to take a break for a while. This is really annoying me too much.