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Rated 4 out of 5Â by MinnesotaGee Good mid-level flooring.
This flooring (Sierra "slate" tile look) is a good alternative to sheet vinyl or 12x12 adhesive tiles. It floats, so it isn't actually stuck to your floor. The quarter-round or toe molding that you install around the perimeter of the floor will hold it in place. Feels substantial and secure after installed. There are three different pattern planks in each 24 sq. ft. box, so you'll want to think carefully about which planks go next to each other to avoid an obvious repetitive pattern. I staggered the "grout" lines, which helps break up the pattern, but I can still notice the pattern repetitions. Because of the gripper-edge design and because there are three "tiles" per plank, you can't simply rotate a "tile" to change its appearance. (Therefore I gave it an Average rating for Appearance.) I installed this product (over two previous layers of sheet vinyl!) by myself in my 12 ft x 12 ft kitchen. It took me about 8 hrs. (I'm a 66-yr-old grandma.) The straight runs with no special cuts took about 2 mins. per plank; the runs requiring cutting and measuring (and re-measuring!) took much longer. I watched several YouTube videos on installing this flooring, which really helped much more than the paltry instructions (in tiny print) provided in the box. I also plotted out the layout in Illustrator after carefully measuring my floor and all of its quirkiness (see attached). You can do something similar with pencil and graph paper. That process gave me the confidence that I knew what I was doing before I began installation. However, I did make a couple of mistakes and miss-cuts. As recommended, I ordered 10% more that I needed, and I had one plank left over (which can be used to repair future damage, if necessary). Aligning and pressing each plank into its proper position required some muscle strength, which fortunately I was able to muster! If I wasn't happy with a plank's position, I just pulled it up and repositioned it. (If you install this product, you'll understand my next comment: when I had to install two pieces that didn't have a gripper edge, I simply attached them to each other with duck tape on the back. It worked great!) My friends are impressed with my new floor, and the appliance installers thought it was real slate!
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LR12 Easy install and looks great
We installed about 1,000 sf of this flooring in our basement. We were pleased with the ease of install and plan to install the same flooring in our cottage.
We finished the flooring install about 2 months ago and our children have rollerbladed on it and done numerous other mean things to it and it still looks great. There are no scratches or blemishes.
One recommendation - buy it online. It was almost 70 cents more per sq. ft. In the store. The other plus is that they deliver to your hose for free if you purchase it online.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sundrop Easy to install but it does require some focus.
Allure flooring was easy to install but it does require some focus. You canât just slap the joints together and expect the seams to line up. One trick I did was too use my heat gun on low to warm some of the seams and then push them together. Around door openings I found it much easier and neater to saw under the door molding so the flooring can be slid under the wood. Below are two photos showing Allure in my kitchen.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HeatherFeather So easy to install. So Good Looking!
While I was in Home Depot, price was not a huge concern as I wanted a vinyl flooring that looked much better than what I currently had. Out of everything I looked at, this was the one vinyl flooring I fell in love with right away. Looks and feels like real tile and took about 1/2 a day to install right over our old vinyl. No messy glues or smells to deal with. The best part, was the price, I was ecstatic that it was so affordable. We decided to do our bathrooms too along with our kitchen since we were spending less than we had expected.
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mtsctimm Buy this floor
Stop looking for a new floor and check out allure. We purchased this floor for our kitchen. We wanted something easy to install and that had the look of tile. This is a floating floor so we installed it right over our exsisting floor. It turned out great and we plan on using this for our bathroom remodel.
January 11, 2014