Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 23
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mellpaul Easy to install floating floor
This is the second time we have used the Allure product. It is a snap to install, looks great and feels very nice on bare feet. We installed in a bathroom and the only issue that we ran into was the seams where two tiles snapped together, in some spots there was a visible crack line. However this was an easy fix on the light color tiles, I just filled with a small amount of white caulk and it is nearly invisible.
The best thing about this product is that you do not need to pull up the old flooring (glued down vinyl in this project) as long as there are no bubbles or uneven spots on the existing floor, this product installs right over the top. Total time for my bathroom project was about 2 hours.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homebody Happy with Flooring
We very much like the look and quality of our Allure Ceramique Dawn flooring installed by Home Depot. The flooring has transformed our kitchen into a whole new look. The vinyl squares look like real tile from a distance without that cold hard feeling when you walk on it. The installation is key making sure they are interlocked tightly. As an FYI the Ceramique Dawn color will look a little different depending on your lighting so you may want to take home several tiles placing them in different areas of your floor.
October 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PreservingHomeBasics Make sure you buy enough with some extra in case you make mistakes
We bought only 2 cases of the tile and wish we had bought 3. It made the layout difficult and when mistakes were made cutting it, it made it even more difficult. The overall look of it when finished is good, though if you don't butt the tiles up just right you have some very tiny gaps and they are noticeable. It is easier though than laying real tile or full peel/stick tiles.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NatKev Beautiful
Beautiful look, easy to clean & install isn't so bad either. Got it for kitchen & now bathroom. No complaints here.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kaydi great flooring
We installed this flooring in our guest bathroom. It looks great and feels great to walk on. The planks were hard to cut - my husband used tin snips since nothing else would give a straight cut. He did a great job. To fill in the small cracks between the planks I used white bathtub caulking. We also used the matching vinyl reducer molding.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tkmomhal Looks fantastic, easy DIY job.
We have 3 dogs so we needed flooring that would stand up to their claws and an occasional accident. We also wanted something we could do ourselves in our kitchen and dining room area. The Allure Ceramique Dawm flooring turned out to be a great solution. It looks fantastic. We get many compliments and often get asked if it is real ceramic tile. We have had it down for a couple of years now and it still looks like it did the day we put it down.
The folks at Home Depot said you could cut it with a cutter and blade. You can, but the surface of the tile is pretty hard and it is pretty thick. For straight lines you can score and break it like you do with sheet rock, but it's still pretty hard and your hands get tired. A jigsaw makes the job a lot easier. We used a dremel for small cuts too.
I was always taught to lay tile from the center of the floor out, but because you are laying one tile on top of the sticky edge of another, you really need to start in a corner. I still measured from the center out to make sure I wouldn't even any real slim pieces at the edge. It goes down great. It can be hard to get the edges perfectly aligned on every tile, but with a little pressure, you can get them pretty tight. There is also a grout you can get to cover up any small gaps if they do bother you.
This is a floating floor, so you can put it down over another surface. We had hardwood in our dining room and laminate in our kitchen, but wanted one look throughout but didn't want to ruin the hardwood in case someone wanted it exposed later on down the line.
We love the product so much, we put it down in our upstairs bath and plan to do our downstairs bath soon!
April 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by VampireArchitect Pretty good for vinyl, but has it's issues.
I needed an inexpensive floor I could install myself to update an old sheet vinyl floor and Allure tile looked like it would be perfect. It isn't that inexpensive, but it's made pretty well. hIt almost looks like real ceramic tile and installed easily over my old sheet vinyl. It was easy to center because it floats over the existing floor and I could easily move it around until I was happy with the fit. The tile is pretty square and can fit together tightly hiding seams pretty well. Even hairline joints collect dirt and look bad after awhile. The detail I thought could be improved if that the simulated grout joints are not all consistently the same and if you don't try to match the width of the joints from tile to tile, it will look just like a poor real tile job with jogs in the joints. The biggest issue I had with the tile is although the tiles are boxed with protective styrofoam on the perimeter, about half of the tiles had damaged ends on the corners that were bent and broken. You need to inspect each and every tile before accepting them. Since my tile was broken on usually the same corner, the tile was completely useless except for end pieces and only on one side of the kitchen because the adhesive strips only allow the tiles to install in one direction unlike real ceramic tile where you can turn it anyway you want. I was able to cut the adhesive strips off the sides and install on other sides but it takes a lot of work. I was trying to finish the kitchen with the amount of tile I had originally ordered, but couldn't and had to order another box because I had too many damaged pieces. Other than that, the tile cleans easily and seems to wears well. I read that pets can scratch the surface and I know it does scratch if you try hard enough, but mine is okay so far.
January 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 2ndpicasso Difficult to match up squares
Probably not the best choice for my smaller space. Because I had to line up the squares just right- a lot of the flooring was wasted. Also, almost every piece had a dinged/broken edge. Had to use caulk to fill in cracks/ broken pieces.
September 8, 2015