Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 44
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AllanS Great product, lot's of comments on the great look
After so much negativity about this product, I did just 2 bathrooms upstairs in December 2013. Our house has bamboo hardwood upstairs and we wanted a simular look, but in vinyl for the basement. After 3 months, with no problem, went ahead and installed 16 boxes. To date, everything is great, lot's of good comments. A lot of different cuts, mudroom, closets, hallways, laundry room, furnace room, storage room. Very little waste if you plan ahead. 4 stars only because I never give a perfect rating to anything.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LeighC26 I love this floor. Great buy!
Please take into account that most people who put reviews have something negative to say. I was a little worried about this product because of some of the negative reviews. However, I chose to believe that a big company like Home Depot would not continue to sell a product that was not profitable and was getting a lot of complaints. I'm glad I believed! This is a great floor!
We have two 50lb dogs and were worried about the floor showing scuffs and scratches. So, far we have had no complaints about this. It is August and we installed the floor in February. They run through the kitchen all the time. It is a little slippery for them, but they have adjusted.
I read one review that complained about glue seeping from the seam after installation. I must say, that is partially true. With installation, there are times that you touch the tops of other planks with the glue from another. This was actually very minor. The day after installation, I quickly went over the glue with some vinyl floor cleaner and a scrub sponge. It very easily came off and I did that for a couple of days when a few new spots would appear. Since then, It has been no problem!
I put my flooring in my kitchen, so installation was a bit more complicated because I had 6 doorways and two closets off my kitchen and back hall. I did have to reverse direction once to do the area by the sink. I had forgotten to order the reverse strips(which I highly reccomend) and made reverse strips myself out of extra pieces. Still, it turned out perfect.
Another complaint I saw was about gaps between the planks. Yes, some of the planks did not lie completely flush. There are very small dark lines between some of the planks. I happen to like this. I think it makes it look even more like real wood flooring.
In 6 months, I have had no issues with any of the flooring coming up or separating. I did rent a 100 pound floor roller as suggested by some other reviews. This may have helped.
There was real hardwood bamboo flooring on sale for the same price per sq foot when I bought the Allure flooring. I chose it because it would go over my existing floor with no preparation and I would not have problems with changes in floor height to connecting rooms. I'm VERY happy with this product!
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYHomeowner 6 in. x 36 in. Bamboo Light Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring Finished Product
For $150, I installed the bamboo light plank in a 6' x 17' walk-in closet. I have only 2 planks left over so 3 boxes did the job without a lot of waste. It looks great, but just be sure to get the gaps between planks as close as possible. Otherwise, it won't look as authentic. In gaps that were spaced a bit further apart, I used a filler like wood patch to fill in the cracks and that made a major difference in the overall look.
January 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ppww Terrible product and homedepot is not standing behind their product
Easy to install,and we still have the professional to do it for us. However, the biggest flaw is the adhesive on this material. My friend had other texture,but works fine. There is some problem with this bamboo. The adhesive is weak and the floor is peeling up in many places even though it was well conditioned. We were referred to the manufacture company from homedepot.
The company sent the independent floor inspector to check the condition under the floor, and decided there is nothing wrong but the material. The manufacture compensate the material 100%, however, neither them or homedepot is willing to pay for the labor, because,they said it is a do it yourself product. I won't recommend it to anyone.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lun8ech Great flooring for my daughter's room
Purchased for my 5 year old daughter's room. Looks great and seems like it will hold up. Was not as super easy as I imagined to install. There was a lot of work needed for lining up the first row and getting the seams perfect. Needed spacers, which in a way did not make it that much easier to install than laminate minus the miter saw of course. There were a few bad pieces in the boxes. The manual says it can be installed on uneven floor, but I ended up using a floor leveler. Maybe could have skipped that part. Light Bamboo is more expensive than Dark so that was a minus for me, but I wanted the lighter color. Would recommend, but would be curious of outcome without using a cement-based leveler. When I install in another room I will be aware of what is involved, such as getting that first row perfect, then lining it up with the spacers. Yet to see how it holds up. For now, as some have mentioned, there is a strong vinyl odor. Was installed 5 weeks ago and not walked on yet.
February 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tippy302 Looks terrible. Wavy.
This product looks terrible and is not well made. Very cheap construction. See my photos. Looks good when you install it, then weeks later the adhesive will fail.
November 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rosie Easy to install and a great look.
I installed this flooring in the bathroom of a 100-year-old house. After putting in a new plywood underlayment, the flooring went in like a dream. The planks are easy to cut with a utility knife, adhesion is great and the overall look is awesome. I think we had a slight variance on the cut of the planks from the first box to the second box - we randomly mixed the planks from each box and we saw that one plank from one box would not quite give a straight alignment with the plank on the previous row, leaving an ever-so-slight gap between the planks. Nothing huge - just a very slight variance but one that I noticed. Some indents were also noted, but probably done with the reinstall of the cast-iron tub. A recommendation - we used porcelain coasters under the claw foot tub feet to avoid tearing and possible popping of the floating floor. But I would use this product again.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYHomeowner Allure vs. Allure Ultra
We initially bought this flooring for a small bathroom installation, but were not clear about the difference between Allure and Allure Ultra flooring (the website descriptions do not make this distinction very prominent, and we only saw individual Allure Ultra planks in the store -- the in-store displays do not show how the planks are connected). We were expecting the snap-to planks (Allure Ultra), not the adhesive-bound planks (Allure), but these are the adhesive-bound (Grip-Strip) ones.
For a bathroom, we were worried that the adhesive bindings might not do well in a humid environment (there are some discouraging YouTube videos out there that scared us, and indeed several people have told us that this is why Allure Ultra was developed). We returned the planks and have ordered the Allure Ultra instead (return at our local HD was very easy, and with the free shipping we did not lose out on shipping fees). The Allure Ultra does appear to be the right flooring for wet/humid spaces, and we are currently waiting for delivery on those.
So by all means check to make sure that you are getting the kinds of flooring you want/need for your particular situation.
The HD website should have better pictures of the product, larger images of the textures as well as pictures of the whole planks, so that one can immediately see the difference between the Allure and Allure Ultra products. Some people in marketing really fell down on this one -- products need to be named so that their differences are readily understood.
February 21, 2012