Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 156
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MDGuy Amazing product!!
We just installed this flooring in our entranceway and it's amazing! It took my husband and I a little bit to get the installation process down pat but once we did it was no problem to install! It looks so amazing and was so easy to do that we are now going to install it in our dining room, kitchen and both bathrooms!!
I'm adding a picture just as soon as we're done the upstairs!
October 2, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chevi The Lure of Allure Flooring
We were renovating one of our rental units and were trying to decide what flooring to put in the bathroom.We had only ever installed laminate before, and we did not have the proper tools for installing ceramic tile. It turned out we were at Home Depot and they had a great sale on the Allure flooring. We did not know much about it, so we did not purchase it right way, instead went home and jumped onto the Home Depot website to see what the reviews were. As you see, the tile overall, had positive reviews. It was decided and we headed back to Home Depot to choose what colour would work best. We (I) decided on the Ashlar, as it was the best choice for the colour scheme we had going on. Yes it is somewhat difficult to cut, however that is a positive refelction of the quality of the product. It does take a bit to get the hang of attaching it together, but once you do, it goes rather smoothly. As other folks have stated it is warmer than real tile, and is easy to care for. We now are working on our other apartment, and to our benefit, there is another sale on the Ashlar Allure flooring, and we're heading out this weekend to purchase more.
January 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkD Excellent Product - Great Value
This flooring is not only easy to work with, it is also much more attractive than peel and stick vinyl tile. I installed approximately 220 square feet in 8 hours. I took extra care with the first few rows where there was much cutting involved, (built in book case, stairs, etc.) Once you've started and developed a rhythm, your speed picks up. I staggered the faux grout line to avoid the grid look of 12 X 12 that you see in the product photo. I was a little nervous about experimenting with it, but now I'm glad I took the chance. The result was fantastic, and now I'm not hesitant about bringing guests into the "Man Cave." My only tips are: 1) Take your time on the first few rows, it pays off by making the rest of the installation go faster with better results. 2) Gently lay each panel into position, ensuring the edges on both sides are perfectly aligned before applying pressure to the adhesive. 3) Watch out for small pieces that you've trimmed from tiles to ensure they don't stuck to the adhesive edges, they can be a pain to pick off. I've installed peel and stick tiles, as well as laminate flooring many times in the past. This product offers the best features of both, and adds the advantage of not requiring any surface preparation (other than cleaning) prior to installation. I would recommend this any level of handy person. The only tools required are a tape measure, cutting knife (I only used two blades for this job), pencil, a good straight edge, I used my aluminum carpenters level, and a surface to cut the tiles on. Tin snips would be OK, but I like the clean cut of a carpet knife.
October 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenofalltrades Do your research; you'll be rewarded.
In reading the complaints, it seems to me that some folks may not have read, or understood, the directions. I've put this in three times, three different houses. All are successes with no callbacks.
Don't try to score and snap precise cuts. Use tin snips. Works like a charm.
1. Acclimate the product. Do not let your installer put it down the same day it arrives.
2. Leave required amount of space at walls. Yes, you'll have to use quarter round after. The floor is SUPPOSED to float. When temperature/moisture changes occur, it will expand/contract at the SEAMS if it can't move away from the walls, hence the gapping some people mention. DO NOT cut it tight to walls and door trim. If you have a lot of furniture or heavy stuff on it, of course it has to contract somewhere (the seams pull apart). If it is tight to the wall, it has to expand somewhere (the seams bunch and lift).
3. Undercut your jambs and door casing. Use a flush-cut handsaw (cheap!), rotozip, or oscillating tool. Place a scrap of flooring snug to the jamb and cut right above it into the jamb/trim so your finished flooring slips under the trim when it's laid. No bunched seams; no gaps at doors.
4. DO NOT lay your quarter round (or baseboard) tight to floor, nor nail through trim into flooring. Don't do this either, with carpet transition strips. Either keep the floor back enough for the nails to miss it, or mark where the nails will go ahead of time and drill out LARGE holes in the flooring before nailing/screwing the transition strips down. The holes under the strips will give room for expansion/contraction of the flooring around the fasteners.
5. READ READ READ the instructions. Watch some videos. Get tips from those who love it. I promise you will, too.
Oh, and use the Allure sealer.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EJane This flooring is amazing!
Our installation required 10 boxes of flooring. We previously installed this floor in four bathrooms. For the first time, we had a few corners lift. We were able to use contact cement and fix this problem. We love the floor. It is durable, easy to clean, and looks beautiful!
December 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MissK Very pleased!
Love these floors! We've had the floors in for about a month now. We have 3 dogs and put this flooring from the back door through the kitchen, and they mask dirt and are very easy to clean! Even when they're dirty from the dogs tracking in dirt from the back yard, you cannot see it! Not to mention they look great and were pretty easy to install!
The worst part of install was cutting them to fit around door frames that already had trim up...it can be done, but if we had it to do over, I think we would have taken the door framing off first and put them back on after floor installation. Make sure your baseboards are removed first, or that you have them maybe an eighth of an inch off the base of the floor, so these can slide under it.
We have an old house (build in 1940) and there were layers of old flooring in the kitchen, so instead of ripping all that mess up, we sanded down any areas that weren't smooth and laid these down. They're so thick, you can't feel any imperfections that were in the floor before.
Overall, best purchase I have made for our home in a while!
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nimbus47 Worked for me!
It was easy for a beginner like me to install, it looks really nice and professional. Keep in mind it's thick and sturdy, so really tough to cut.
I was a little thrown off that there is no adhesive to attach to the ground. It just floats on top of your floor and stays in place with any transition strips or quarter rounds around the edges.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jlae3753 looks beautiful and so easy to install
feels and looks like a real slate floor. It was easy and fast to install and warms up the look and feel of my kitchen. would definitely recomend to any one who is looking for something easy and reasonably priced who is working on a budget. cant wait to carry it through to the dining room. It is easy to clean and care for
April 12, 2013