Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 3112
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Miller9141 Looks Awesome and Durable!
Installed 1200 square feet in my 2005 marlett triple wide and went over all three seams with no problems. Once I got started it went really good, just make sure to vacuum the floor prior/while/and during the installation, helps keep the grip strip clean and ensures no bigger particals left under it show up in the sunlight as a small bump in the floor!
It states you have a few minutes of working time if you lightly lay the grib strips together, but in my dry hot climate, once it was down it wasnt coming up very well at all!
And make sure to level the floor half way decent. Doesn't show the bumps like pergo does though and no under padding to use also, saves money there!
September 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KatInGigHarbr Not good for large, energetic dogs
We bought this flooring on the recommendation of a Home Depot employee and after reading numerous reviews. It was relatively easy to install and a 22x18 foot room took about 5 hours of solid work (including pulling some planks apart after they were stuck together). The floor looks good (better than expected for a DIY job) but on the first day of use we noticed scratches from our dogs--we have 4: 11 years, 10 years, 7 years and 6 months. We bought this specifically because we had heard it was scratch resistant and would hold up well. I expected some scratches but the whole floor looks like someone ran a dull nail randomly across the surface, the scratches are not really noticeable except when the curtains are open and he sun shines in. I am glad we only did one room as a "test" but it still cost over $600.00 and our time and we will either live with the scratches or have to replace the floor in a year or so.
For anyone installing over subfloor we found that even a slightly raised nail will cause a bump in the floor and one has actually cracked the plank. That is on us though because we did not do an adequate job of making sure no nails stuck above floor level--although the Home Depot agent indicated that a slight raise in the nail would not cause a problem.
To summarize--probably a fantastic option for households with no dogs or very small dogs but a costly mistake for those with large, energetic animals. I have included a picture of the floor with one of our dogs on it so you can get an idea of the size of dogs we have that have caused the scratches.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fishman This is an outstanding value for vinyl flooring. It is a much better product than standard vinyl that has to be glued.
The finish and style appear to be great quality. This product claims to have a 25 year residential warranty, based on on normal wear. Time will tell. The instructions for installation were somewhat vague and usually were glued to the bottom plank. This is a result of poor packing. You really have to use a lot of pressure when lining up seams to keep a tight seal. Very easy to score and cut with a standard utility knife. I would recommend a metal square atleast two feet long for acurate measurement and 90 degree cuts. Plan on about 1.5 hours of installation per box (24 square feet), this includes custom cuts around irregular floor patterns. This is one of the easier floor installations I have completed.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Khkran Easy floor Install
Very easy to do nice product ended up using heavy duty scissors like tin snips they worked better then utility knife for cutting flooring
July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AWilson LOVE this flooring
It took us some time to find just the right flooring to cover our kitchen, dining room, and living room. We kept going back to this pattern because it was different, unique, and just seemed like the right fit. We decided we loved this enough and purchased it over the phone. The CSR was amazing. The flooring was flexible and easy to put down. The biggest things we had to remember were:
1. The flooring needs to stick as close together as humanly possible.
2. It is important to purchase a 100# roller to secure the flooring into place.
3. The flooring is water resistant and was well tested by our children
4. The flooring will show scuffs, so felt pieces under furniture are important.
5. This color is amazing, but will show dirt more. Dust mops rock.
6. The flooring is quieter than hardwood
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camino My husband and myself laid this flooring in our dinning room. Was a bit tricky to start but once we got going it was a breeze
We started it next to carpet so we had to do a bit of thinking on how to go about it that way. It was tricky but we figured it out! Once we got going we got into a rhythm and it was a breeze! I love how it looks like real wood. Its very durable too. We have a bulldog and a 19 month old son and it's holding up like a champ! We let it come to room temperature for about 30 hrs before we installed it. Every now and then I can smell it but I think its because im pregnant and my senses are on high alert! So far we are satisfied with it and we are thinking about putting it in our master bedroom!
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by auntbee We love our new floor
Oh my the beauty of this floor is amazing and installation was easy just love my new floor.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck The best flooring value We've found
We can write about this flooring with the voice of experience. It is economical, durable, and above all, really beautiful.
About two years ago, we put in Allure flooring in a pine pattern into our great room, kitchen, and dining room. (about 1,200 square feet).
It took a bit of work because of some irregular wall shapes, but the result was stunning. Now after two years with farm traffic, 7 dogs, 5 cats, grandchildren, and other similar animals, it is still absolutely beautiful.
So we decided to remodel our bedroom and use the dark African flooring. The work was done in two easy days of work. The result is even more stunning than the pine finish.
Two words of caution:
1) Follow the directions - if you start wrong, you'll have immense problems
2) Before laying the floor, prepare the surface VERY CAREFULLY. Any tiny piece of debris may look ok when you lay the floor, but will be very visible to you and very annoying after a few months when the vinyl settles in.
August 27, 2013