Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 128
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Monica Thrilled with my flooring - 14th room I've done myself!
I love the way this flooring feels and looks and the ease of installation. This is the fourth color I've used (Alpine Elm. Others were Hamilton Oak, Sapelli Red, Golden Maple) All are beautiful.
Just need a yardstick (metal), 12 inch ruler (metal) a box cutter, a pencil and heavy duty Scissors.
There are some tricks I've learned along the way, but all in all, it's a fun project and looks like wood. I'm happy that I didn't have to spend 10K for hardwood floors - I think I spent about 1/4 the cost by using Allure. Easy to care for, too. I can use regular cleaners like 409. I've cleaned up a dog mess recently - no problem. I don't see significant scratching, either. Really, I'm a woman in my 60s and enjoy putting in these floors. Sometimes I do it all right away, sometimes I don't feel like finishing immediately, and it's fine to do a little bit over a few days. I only wish that HD stocked more colors so I didn't have to order and wait.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chica Best flooring Decision I Ever Made
This is such beautiful flooring and is so easy to install. When you walk barefoot on it, you feel the grain. I could not find any flooring in this driftwood grey color except this and now I have every room in my house floored with it. I have 2 large dos and they do not hurt the flooring and they do not skid on the flooring. I steam mop it every week and it looks brand new. This is the best flooring I have ever used. It will always be my go to floor, even if I change my color scheme.
March 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LReis Time will tell
I purchased this product because it is a floating floor that is easy to install. Since the area is small, the price wasn't unattainable. Ideally, I would have liked to have a nice tile or wood, but those options would have required a little more work to prep the flooring, and I don't have that kind of time or money. I laid the flooring down myself, and I'm happy with it so far. I won't be able to judge the durability until some time has gone by. It is currently in my kitchen， and my thought was that, since it is floating, some day I can just lift it all out without much hassle.
The photo is a work in progress.
February 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by elev0083 Worked nicely in a bathroom, failed in a home office
I installed this product in a bathroom and it worked fine. I loved the look, ease of installation, and cost.
Then I decided to apply the same flooring to a much larger home office and laundry area, and it failed within days of installation. I live in MA and installed the floor at the end of March after the floor was acclimating to the room for 3 weeks. There is a large spanning window on one side of the building that gets direct sunlight from about 9am to 1pm. After being installed for just a few days, I noticed the seems started growing. Some seams settled in at just under 0.25", which is very noticeable compared to the other tight seems.
Needless to say, I put in a warranty claim and a flooring inspector came out to view the issues. The claim was rejected. They stated that since it was an office, this was commercial use and the warranty didn't apply even though the failure occurred within days of installation. They also said that direct sunlight should be avoided and referred me to the installation manual. The installation manual says to "avoid long term exposure to direct sunlight" and not to install in "sunrooms/solariums". In my opinion, this is a catch all statement put in there by the manufacturer to avoid warranty claims.
How can a DIY installer know if a window is too large or how much sun is too much? Is 4 hours of sun at the end of March in MA too much for this floor to handle? I wouldn't have thought so, but I guess it is.
Last but not least, you have to use a floor roller in the installation or the warranty reviewers will flag it as an improper installation. In my opinion, a floor roller doesn't really work well for this application because it distributes pressure instead of applying directly to the adhesive strips. I tried the roller in my bathroom install, but found I could get more pressure on the strips by just walking over the seams after I stuck them together. My bathroom installation worked fine without the roller, so I don't really feel this is the issue. Just another way they'll void your warranty claim.
My warning to others is to watch out for the sun issue. How much sun is too much? The product looks good and installs easily, but a vague statement telling installers to avoid the sun is just a little suspect. We'll see how it holds up through the summer...
April 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KPM81350 Highest recommendation, beautiful finished floor
This was my first use of resilient vinyl, after six uses of laminate products. I selected this because it was waterproof and laminate is not. Also, for longitudinal runs over 18 feet, a transition strip is required for laminate, and not for vinyl, on my floor in question (30 feet long) this was parmamount to the installation.
In addition, it is easier to install because of it does not require a saw since the vinyl is pliable and soft.
Only disadvantage is the surface scuffs in use, but the scuffs are easily removed by buffing and use of the Home Depot Allure finish product.
I will always use resilent vinyl over laminate in the future.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deanie3 Easy Install. Looks Awesome!
After quite a difficult and time consuming installation of hardwood flooring through-out our lower level, we decided to look into other options for our bedroom. We saw this product at our local HD, yet they did not have the right finish I was looking for. I decided to go on-line and found this Alpine Elm which was perfect for our beach/lakehouse look we were going for in our Master bedroom. I found it odd that you had to PAY for a sample of flooring,so I went with the reviewers accolades and bought it-sight unseen.
What a pleasure it was when it arrived, just what I wanted! Shipping was free, I might add.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sall Very happy!
We used this flooring in our kitchen and absolutely love it! It was very easy to install, it is easy to clean, and it's very durable. With a 6 year old boy and a big dog, I wasn't sure how it would hold up, but it's very resilient. There are no scratches on it anywhere. For the price and how long it will last, I feel it was a smart purchase. We are going to use it in our bathrooms as well.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry Anyone can do this!
Using a slide paper cutter, scissors, a knife, and pliers, I laid 600 ft.² of this flooring and I am 63 years old. I had to lay it over an acoustic flooring, which was very uneven. It was up to the challenge. I found it tedious, of course, but so worth it in the end. This flooring goes down, beautifully, is easy to cut and the end result is beyond belief. It is so easy to clean. My condo looks brand-new.
February 18, 2014