Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 83
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FlightSergeantRose Not a Quality Product - Do Not Buy
Traffic Master Allure Cherry Plank Flooring
I installed this flooring on my main floor, which consists of the living room, kitchen, and dining room. In all it is about 600 sq ft. The instructions say you can lay the Allure over the existing floor, which is what I did. What a mistake that was.
The only good things I have to say about this flooring is that it was easy to install and does look good and feels nice on the feet. It also is flexible, which is the main reason why I bought it. It was also featured on a Canadian home reno show, so I thought it would be a good product. There is a bit of a hump in the middle of my floor. Unfortunately, I have a lot of bad things to say about the Allure flooring.
1) Indentations - If you lay over the previous flooring, like vinyl, what happens over time is anything heavy like a fridge, movable island, couch, etc, will put permanent indentations in the Allure that you cannot remove. We needed to move the stove and fridge to get behind it and in both cases it left permanent indentations. You can clearly see where the wheels were rolling. This was over a year ago and it's still easily visible. I believe if the Allure was only laid on top of something hard like the floor sheathing this would not be an issue. Perhaps they should have a warning about this.
2) Splitting Joints - When I laid this floor I was extremely careful to make sure the joints lined up perfectly. There were only a couple planks in the entire installation that I didn't get perfect. I have noticed in the year since I have installed it that anywhere there is something heavy, like my fridge or the island, the joint has split about an 1/16th - 1/8th of an inch. I attribute this to the wheels indenting the flooring and pulling in back as it does so.
3) Scratches Easily - It clearly states that it's "super durable". Really?? I have two 8 pound Papillons that disagree. Their nails are routinely clipped and they scratch it like crazy. They don't scratch the colour away, it's whatever coating the floor has. I find it quite noticeable. Overall though I find the floor scratches rather easily compared to laminate at half the cost. There are a few spots where it's scratched down through the colour. It is not resilient at all.
In conclusion, I seriously regret buying the Traffic Master Allure Cherry Plank Flooring. I could have paid a lot less money for another flooring that I know I would have been a lot more happy with. If I didn't have to rip out all the expensive baseboard I put in, I would gladly rip this out and start over again. It is always a constant irritation to me and my wife gets angry when I bring it up.
April 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by katydids FABULOUS
I'm 78 yrs young, female with a fallen right bicep - did a small bathroom in a little over a day - bought the roof tile shears recommended - forget it - score with a razor blade on a straight edge and cut with scissors around toilet and vanity - would highly recommend - also check out on youtube - lots of good hints
May 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tpaawdarin33 Great for Dance Studio Floor
I am 22 years old recently renovated a portion a historical building for a dance studio. We used 2000 sq ft. of the Allure flooring for the dance floor itself. We searched for months to find just the right floor (we could not afford $5000 for a true marley dance floor). After dancing on many samples I made the decision that this floor feels the most comparable to a marley dance floor..Not slippery/Not Sticky...And cost much less than marley...Everyone who enters the studio space at first glance thinks this is a beautiful "hardwood floor" .. when we say it is resiliant vinyl Allure Flooring they can not believe it....It holds up to tap shoes, ballet/pointe shoes, hip hop dancing, couples dancing, etc. We have over 200 children dancing on these floors weekly. We are now expanding our dance studio to another 1000 sq ft. at the present time and look forward to using this same floor. It is easy to install...You MUST roll it out with a roller to ensure that it stays securely glued...You can not beat the price. Clean up is easy...We would say if this floor can withstand weekly dance classes with 200 active dancers it can certainly withstand anything!!
August 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDog123 Love it!
I used this in a rental for durability from tenants and also the appearance looks fantastic. I am super happy with this product. I installed it everywhere in a 900 square foot 2 bed 1 bath apartment and it looks great. This installs way easier than most flooring but it still takes some time and attention to detail. For example I installed all of it myself and it took 3 solid full days to install with no help from others. Advice, the planks have the sticky side which hook onto each other so start on the farthest wall in a corner and work out from there so you will always have a sticky tab to connect pieces with. This didn't seem that big of deal but when I was going from bedroom to living room etc I realized that I started at the wrong spot and should've started in another room on the far wall. It all feeds off of each other and needs that lip. I started in the main hall but then had an issue trying to install into a bedroom which was on the opposite side of the sticky side. So basically work from your farthest point and move across the floor from there. I have been able to scratch this moving furniture etc but I can barely see the scratches so no complaints from me. It still looks great. Water doesn't phase it because I spilled plenty of buckets of water on it. I would buy and install this product again.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by STLJON Allure Brazilian Cherry Vinyl
I was looking for an affordable flooring solution for my 8 x 10 basement landing. I found this product and thought I would give it a try.
This product is fantastic, and looks great. The other reviews are correct INSTALL IS EASY. I would recommend a tape measure, strait edge to guide your cuts, a good utility knife, and a board to cut on. I did not roll this, but I walked every seam. Everyone that sees this thinks I laid a wood floor, and comments how nice it looks.
July 11, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PB0224 Nice looking floor but had some issues
I installed this flooring myself and was the first floor I have ever done. It took several tries with laying the planks before I finally figured out how to do it. Luckily I ordered enough to have extras. Make sure that you start the floor just like the picture in the instructions! There is a top and bottom and you need to make sure you cut the right end. The brazilian cherry is a dark color but is very nice. My first issue is the odor from the planks. It smells like rubber and it still smells 2 weeks after I installed it. I have had the windows open to air it out and it is getting better but still smells. The second issue is that I slid a full size bed frame about a 1/2 in with rubber feet and just notice that it slid several planks and now the blue glue strip is showing. The bed was not heavy but I should have put furniture movers or something under the feet so make sure you don't slide anything on the floor with out felt or something that will slide under the legs. I had ordered enough for 2 rooms and found one room had a refinished floor under the carpet so I returned the planks to Home Depot with no problem which was very nice.
September 14, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carols Looks great!
Just finished installing in our kitchen, looks great. Easy to install once you get the hang of placement, be sure to get your first edges together properly so it lays tight, trying to separate the pieces after stuck together was very tough. Also adhesive will catch dirt, pet hair, etc so try to keep the area clean. We did get some scuff marks when moving the fridge even though we used padding under it. One carton of planks had 3 broken ones but were able to use them for cut pieces. Overall very pleased with this floor.
January 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reggie Great Flooring
We love our Allure flooring. We have had nothing but positive comments. We first did the entrance ha;; way. Every time we show our friends pictures of our flooring they love it. Most of them tell us that they want it for their home. It has made us so proud of the work we have done. It was simple to install. It was work, but the floors speak for themselves. We loved it so much and it looked so good that we did the rest of our home. The only room that was left with carpet was our grandbabies bed room. We highly recommend this flooring.
October 28, 2014