Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Excellent product. Needs to be sold in store (or store delivery option) and in larger quantities with greater discounts.
Suggest installing 2x2's top of and at 90 degress to attic floor joists. This solves the problem encountered where the floor joists are not exactly 16 inches on center as well as having to deal with the problem of electrical wiring strung across the floor joists. Use a Attic Dek floor unit to set the spacing between 2x2's and all units will fit perfectly. It also gives you a much stronger and better supported floor than trying to make them fit between th floor joists. The extra cost in doing it this way is minimal compared to the savings realized in time and frustration involved in installing them the conventional way between the floor joists.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYDJ Pricey, but absolutely great product!
Great product for decking your attic! Easy to install, goes in quickly. Easier to carry than the alternative of sheets of plywood!
November 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ILK1 Install hints and some precautions
1. Measure beam distance edge to edge, not center to center, there are centering tabs on the underside that of each panel that will make you crazy if you're off by even a 1/16th of inch. space needs to be 16"+.
2. Check to be sure your layout is across single beams, not overlapping 2x6's. You'll have to offset the panels if they are.
3. To break off the tabs, hold with a strong pair of pliers and bend the panel back and forth about 6 times then twist. Don't bend the pliers.
4. Buy more panels than you think you need; The Home Depot 20 pack is a very good deal. Don't be surprised if you get stiffed on the screws though, I got screws in one box only of 2 that I ordered. Replacements are 8x2" Countertop screws, available by the box at-- you guessed it.
5. Consider knee pads for installation, the pattern is painful to lean on for extended periods.
6. Power screw driver is a must.
Overall a very nice product, esp if you have small access to the attic and can't fit planks up it.
April 30, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JimCReview Great idea!
These tiles go down quickly and easily and look great when done. Be sure to seal any gaps in the floor (partition walls, light fixtures) before installing. The ventilated design allows any moisture to evaporate instead of getting trapped under a plywood floor potentially causing mold growth. If the beams aren't quite 16" on center you can easily break the tabs off on the bottom to allow some movement before screwing them down. So far they seem very strong with only minor flex when walking on them. The price is the reason for 4 stars. These could easily add up to $1000 or more to cover an attic floor. I think the price should come down or allow for a larger bulk purchase than 20.
February 19, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeM Great product and easy to install
I really like this product. In my last house I used cut plywood to make an attic deck and walkway, but I decided to try the Attic Dek this time. They are really light and easy to carry through the house and are easier to install than wood. They work great and are generally more expensive than plywood, but they are much more convenient - no cutting and hauling heavy wood upstairs to get to the attic. Also, there will be probably be a few areas in the attic where the studs are not 16" on center. I had to use some wood boards to cover those areas. I used 1x12 pine boards from the local Home Depot for those spots and it was fine. The pine was more expensive than the plywood, but I went for the convenience of hauling and cutting. I am ordering more of these tomorrow.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jack937 Easy attic flooring.
Easy to install. Rather epensive, but a great product.
May 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dcheckoway Definitely recommended
This stuff rocks. I just installed about 20 of 'em in my attic. We had some critters up there nesting in the blown insulation, and I wanted sure footing when "walking the plank" through there. The nice thing about these Attic Dek panels is I was able to use them to install them, if that makes sense. Install one, then kneel on it while installing the next...and then the next, etc. They are not cheap, but it is SO nice being able to walk around up there now. The old plywood planks are gone.
March 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DW231 Good product, could have been great
I read the other reviews and knew what to look out for before I purchased these panels. I measured the joists and most of them were pretty close to 16" on center. Like others though, I had the same problem that the panels did not fit precisely when there were slight variations in spacing. The plastic tabs that fit against the joists are convenient when they fit correctly and can easily be snapped off with vice grips or pliers if your joists are slightly narrower than 16". If your joists are wider though, you're out of luck. I had to skip a few joists to make things fit correctly. That being said, the panels are extremely easy to install once you have your layout arranged. They are sturdy, easy to maneuver, and I like that they allow ventilation. I would recommend these panels as a great alternative to plywood IF they fit your joists correctly. A simple design modification to allow flexibility for deviations in joist spacing would make this a 5 star product.
September 21, 2014