Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by bruin Strong Product
I think folks are beating up on the value b/c of the the freight costs. Each carton (20 pcs) weighs 57LB. These ship free freight. UPS is not cheap so there's at least $20 right there. On the other hand it is just plastic, but good plastic.
The product itself is very good. I like that I can walk around the attic safely w/o fear of stepping on plywood the wrong way and getting hit on the head. I also like that is resting on the studs, not insulation -- so it is easier to breathe while working around the attic. Also since each panel is relatively small you can make adjustments where there are different elevations within attic.
Also as others have said installation is a breeze.
December 15, 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 JMS46 Work as advertised
The Attic Dek panels work as advertised. Highly recommend that you measure to get the right size panels before you order. I measured twice in two different areas and the panels I received fit well and are easy to install with the provided screws. The only thing that affects the fit of the panels is if there is reinforcement boards nailed to the joists, the panels will not fit because the joists may be 16" on center but the extra board changes the measurement to 14" on center, but you just need to move them to an area that is 16" on center and they fit. I used them to move around my unfinished attic space to do some maintenance before I permanently installed them for extra storage space. I am highly satisfied with the product.
November 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rdk1 Great product, but too expensive
I use this in my attic for maintenance and storage. I have a type of insulation that was blown in and looks like pocket lint. Installation of the Attic Dek flooring allows the insulation to breathe and does not lower the R-value by compressing the insulation as much as plywood does. Due to the cost of this product, however; I will be forced to use a mixture of plywood and Attic Dek to finish off the areas I want to use for storage. If it were even $3/panel instead of $5.55/panel I wouldn't have this gripe. Also would be nice if it were sold in stores...
November 28, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DFD2312 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