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"Elastilon," in the Hardwood and Laminates Q&A forum, begins: "Wondering if anyone has installed any Hardwood over a new product called "Elastilon"?..."

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Old April 16, 2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone has installed any Hardwood over a new product called "Elastilon"?

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Old April 16, 2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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LOoks like a UK product. Here's more info: Elastilon - Home

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Old April 26, 2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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Had someone ask me about it just this weekend in the store. Had never heard of it until then, but it scares me

There doesn't seem to be a great deal of good information out there about it and HD has jumped all over it like a fat kid on a smartie (that makes me even more nervous.)

If you find anything more about let us know, I'll do the same!

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Old April 26, 2010, 02:49 PM   #4
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I actually went to a seminar a couple of weeks ago and they had a similar product. Being that it is a new product in North America, there isn't much info on performance yet, but I have to say, I was impressed with the concept. If you have ever had to glue an underlayment, wait 24hrs to be followed by a hardwood, you might appreciate the benefits. With this product, you can lay down the underlayment, and the wood on the same day. No mess, lays down as fast as you can unroll the roll, comes both in either double face or with a vapour barrier and reasonably priced. It meets the sound barrier requirements and is sticky as heck. Nobody was able to lift a board off the underlayment without a crowbar.
Seems to me, it's the method of the future. But, then again, I imagine there are some who would rather deal with fitting and gluing the underlayment, return 24hrs later and lay the wood in the same glue (doesn't it seem to get everywhere?), roll the wood to make sure it has proper adhesion and finally apply some kind of barrier over the remainder of the glue because it sure is expensive and God knows how many part cans end up in a landfill. Oh wait, you also have to clean off your trowels, tools and (yeck!) hands (took me 3days last time),.....hmmmmmm

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Old April 27, 2010, 05:03 AM   #5
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Can't wait to hear more about it. I agree, the concept is sound, but will it work. Read somewhere that it's guaranteed for 75 years or something rediculous like that. I'll see if I can get a chunk of it somewhere so that I can appreciate it a little more.

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Old April 27, 2010, 10:12 AM   #6
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Flooring 101 - Lumber Liquidators


Lumber Liquidators is selling it, this is their link.

Click installation instructions, Elastilon.

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Old April 27, 2010, 10:51 AM   #7
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Wow ! almost $2.00 per sq. ft. but up to 70 % faster install. Every retailer in the country will be thinking " Cheaper labor ", its so easy after all.

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Old May 30, 2011, 06:54 AM   #8
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I have actually sold over 60,000 square feet of this product. It seems to be working excellently. Numerous do it yourself guys/girls have bought this and found it easy to you. As far as the retailers will expect cheaper labor I dont believe that is the case. We have bounced between 2-2.50 per foot for the install on the product. We have used it in commercial environments (school, museum, retail store) and received great feedback. If you have any questions on it message me.

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Old May 30, 2011, 07:02 AM   #9
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Old May 30, 2011, 07:09 AM   #10
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I am with LL. Ill have to change my avatar over and put some kevlar on him. I knew that was an old post however I also know that there are still a LOT of installers that have never heard of the product, and are extremely skeptical of it. My installers and customers have been extremely pleased.

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Old May 30, 2011, 10:54 AM   #11
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Glad to have you here AugustLL, but...

Your post to this old topic was not worthy of breaking the rules. We have plenty of topics that are current that your post could have been even more apropos.

If you are a pro, follow the instructions in the automated welcome message. One is sent to your email and your Personal Messages inbox, just to make sure you get one of them. It is the only way to get access to the private, pros only forums.

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Old May 30, 2011, 11:09 AM   #12
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Sorry for that Jim. Actually when I first saw it I saw April but I didnt recognize that it was from 2010. I didn't see any other newer topics on it however I will look at the instructions and see about looking at the newer ones. Thanks

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