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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 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by NSGreen Not as easy as advertised
This floor was no where near as easy to install as they claim! I had it professionally installed, and the installers had quite a bit of trouble getting the seams to go together tight. I called the manufacturer and they told us that there was a seam allowance (i.e. VERY obvious gaps) and told me to use a grout to fill in the gaps. It seems strange to use a product that will dry hard on a floating floor - there would be no give. In the end, they were able to make the floor look nice, but nowhere near perfect. It ought to be better for the price!
April 28, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kellybelly Hard to install
We had this installed 2 years ago. Installation was ok at first but getting tiles to not have a gap was near impossible (it shows even more after 2 years). Left yellow mark from small rugs. Very expensive for the outcome.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RottisRule Nice Flooring
I choose this flooring for a bathroom project. If you are purchasing more than one box, take the product out and match them before you have any surprises. There were a few tiles that were off color. I did glue them down by the bathtub just in case, I didn't want any water damage. For the most part, it was pretty easy to install. I did use snips but next time I'll use a straight tip. It did take a couple of hours but I am a perfectionist. It was a easy fix for an old bathroom floor. I did purchase grout the same color to fix any OOPS I had and it hid it well. Good product now lets see how long its lasts.
September 24, 2010
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by SSDC60 Excellent product
Third Trafficmaster product used. All three worked very well. Put this one down on concrete floor, after sealing the concrete. Was careful making sure tiles were tight against each other so 'grout' lines were good. Cut some with garden shears, others with scissors or carpet knife - depended on how tired my hands were. Put down in bathroom. Will be using again for another bathroom, front foyer and kitchen area. Used the African Wood, 6" X 36", strips in bedroom - looks gorgeous. People that have seen the floors do not believe that they are vinyl! First product used was in a manufactured home that had horrible real tile floors. (Whoever put that floor down did not know what should have been done.) Leveled the grout lines in the real tile before putting down the Trafficmaster, 12" X 36", 3-tile look. Five years later, the floor looks perfect; no problems putting over the old tiles. I am now a 65 year old woman and found these products to be pretty easy to use. If I was 20 years younger I would have been done in less time. The hardest part was cutting the angles for the wood trim that I used. I recommend this product to anyone that wants a beautiful floor at a reasonable price that is easy to keep up.
June 29, 2011