Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Oldlacemaker Contractor Reccomended, Floor is failing (delamination)
Trusted the contractor on the choice of flooring for my new weaving studio. The price was likeable but the finished floor is de-laminating, the edges of the planks curling without rhyme or reason. I consulted with Home Depot staff and on-line before the installation, and the contractor followed the guidelines to the letter.
I am extremely disappointed, convinced this is a "bad" batch of flooring and wondering how and what is next!
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alioop Nothing better on the market.
This product may as well be wood, it has always been mistake for it. Between two homes, I just finished my 5th floor, one floor is 3 yrs old and I have had no problems with it. I can't say enough about this product...easy to install, looks real, feels great, love the all around seal...the only down side is that my wrists gets a workout cutting with the utility knife. This is some heavy duty vinyl. Summer pine has a great color to it, not the washed out look of unfinished pine..more of a nice light carmel...but don't worry about a match, there are so many to chose from you can easily match your wood floors to the Allure.
April 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PetOwnerNW Allure Vinyl --Great for homes with pets
I just put in laminate downstairs, but decided to try this for upstairs and bathrooms. While the laminate took days to install and involved a lot of board cutting, I was able to do a room with the Allure in just a few hours. It looks fabulous and, unlike the laminate, is easier with pets. Cleaning up is a snap and it hasn't scratched or torn even with rambunctious dogs and furniture moving. The special order colors look very realistic and my friends were astounded when I said they were vinyl. I highly recommend this product for people who have pets, need a water-safe flooring or who want a product fast and easy to install. This is so simple, an 8 year old could do it.
October 19, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry Good Stuff
First time using the product.Goes down really easy and looks great.Much better than any laminet I;ve ever used.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pc33478 Either this product is amazing or we are!
My husband and I, both in our mid 60's, finished laying this flooring today in our bedroom. It looks great and was easy. He did all the the kneeling, and I helped measuring, gathering tools and lining up the planks. Tomorrow, after putting in the baseboards, we'll start on another bedroom and the 2nd floor landing. Once our new toilet and vanity arrive we'll be putting the same flooring in our bathroom. This is the perfect product for us, our dogs and lifestyle.
August 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spade5 Good product and easy to install
I am a do it yourself guy that usually messes things up. My installation was in a sun room that had ceramic tile but the floor was uneven after having my foundation leveled so this is not a typical install. I had a combination of ceramic, plywood and leveling compound. I bought some basic underlayer at HD to try to compensate for some of the rough areas. The HD associate told us some people report seeing the grout lines after a lot of walking if overlaying ceramic which I was doing. I figured it can't hurt and it wasn't very expensive.
Summer Pine is not available in the store so I ordered it on-line. It took about 10 days to arrive. It was well packaged on a pallet, strapped and shrink wrapped. 16 cases = 636 lbs. Ordering was easy and no damage to the product. I let it stabilize for four days in the room before I started.
This looks like rough sawed wood meaning that there is a grain texture to it. It is not smooth with a picture like laminate. I wanted a floor that looked like real wood so this works for me. I moved a 40 lb cabinet on a furniture dolly and the texture showed some light marks from the rubber wheels. I think this was due to going across the texture/grain lines at a slight angle. This may make it harder to clean as you can only go one direction. Just a thought.
I was working by myself and it took me a weekend to get it down (280 sq. ft) at a leisurely pace. It would have been much easier with a helper as I spent a lot of time going back and forth from the stacked product on one end of the room to the other where I started. I opened two cases and tried to alternate planks but often forgot which one I pulled last. Having someone else hand you the planks would have helped. At the end of the room you have to put the planks down from the new floor side not the old floor side. To me this is harder than it sounds.
I bought a hand roller at HD and rolled every seam which added some time. I also bought some tin snips and did not do any scribe with a razor cutter and break. The snips worked fine but I should have worn some light gloves because I got a blister which came into play before I finished. I probably made 70 end cuts and about 6 full length cuts on the last row. Those last cuts were not comfortable. My first cut was measured from the wrong end but that is just me. I had to really think about this because there are left only and right side only pieces. I ended up with a bunch of left only because they were cut from the right end of the last plank in a row. I used some of them for starting pieces on the next row but other times the right end piece would be only a few inches long which I didn't think was good. My room is not a rectangle due to some cabinets.
There is a distinct rubber smell. It has been down two weeks and now the smell is very faint. It was pretty strong the first few days.
It is easy to put down if you hold the plank at about a 30-45 degree angle, line up the left end and then sort of "zip" the long seam from left to right. I lowered the right end too soon once and it was a bear to get the seam apart even after 10 seconds so the glue is stought. I used my left hand to push on the long seam as I was laying it then followed with the hand roller doing multiple passes.
I think the product is just as advertized and I am happy with my selection. It looks good and while it may not be super durable, I think with reasonable care it should last awhile. It might be worth ordering the sample if you have any doubt about the texture because to me the picture does not show it.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diitmyself easy installation, good-looking finish
We bought the plank flooring for the kitchen on the recommendation of a Home Depot sales associate. First we viewed a how-to video on youtube. Installation was quite easy and quick. We used quality tin snips to cut through the vinyl otherwise it would have been a lot trickier to cut with a blade. Very pleased with the result. Will be doing a bathroom floor with the same product, different style.
October 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peaches Allure Flooring Highly Recommended
The Allure flooring looks fantastic and is easy to clean! With pets in the house (and kids) this is the most beautiful and versatile flooring on the market. We plan to replace other floors in our home with Allure.
September 25, 2012