Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 3254
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IKE1 Easiest floor ever? As Advertised!
This floor is, in fact, the easiest floor I've ever installed. All you need to install is a tape measure, square, and a utility knife! I started by installing it in my kitchen, and was so happy with it, I also did a hallway and laundry room.
The only down side to this product is that you can see a bit of scuffing. My dog can't figure out how to walk across any floor that isn't carpeted, so she digs in with her claws as she walks, and skids across the floor. From certain angles, you can see where her claws have scuffed the floor, but not scratched it.
One cautionary note I will mention. This product is very flexible, and while this makes for very easy installation, it also means that it will conform to the shape of your subfloor. If you have rough and bumpy subfloor, your flooring will be rough and bumpy. Be sure you prepare your subfloor to make it as smooth as possible, and free of any debris before you begin.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by whycats Room Looks Great
We bought the product because of the price, and possible ease of installing. We are satisfied with everything. We did a bedroom and are now going to do a bathroom. The directions were easy to follow and the floor looks great. It took about 4 hours to do the room including quarter round.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patty Very pleased with vinyl plank
We installed this in my 4 yr old granddaughter's bedroom. It has been so durable. It cleans extremely easily. I love the way it looks too. We went with the teak and the color is very rich. We were going to put laminate in our bedroom but decided instead to go with this. I would highly recommend this product.
July 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SweetSpirit Looks expensive, but it isn't!
This flooring is easy to install (I'm a 60 year old woman), looks great and the price is right. It does take patience and will take longer that you expect if you install it correctly. Large rooms go pretty fast, but cutting around doorways and corners takes time. It is easy to cut and trim pieces to size with only a utility knife and heavy duty shears. But the time is well WORTH IT!
April 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dfreem01 Installed great but later...
I purchased this based on the reviews on this site and information I found elsewhere as I thought that information seemed realistic for what I needed in new floor covering. I followed the instructions closely in prep, temperature adjustment, installation and post-installation. About 1/2 the flooring (total about 500'^2) was installed on fresh 5mm mostly level subfloor and 1/2 on reinstalled and leveled subfloor. After a couple of weeks the flooring contracted in a number of places revealing the short-side seams. (The long-edge seams seem - ha - fine.) It also is prone to scuffs and nicks. Much more than I would have expected even given this is the lowest cost vinyl planking. That said, a number of folks that have come over have comments on "how nice the hardwoods look". The flooring has been down for 6-9 months, some installed during the summer and some in the late fall so temperature variance is not a factor. In cleaning, given the "exposed texture," I've found it important to vacuum and mop with the grain. Not a huge deal but it can involve some calisthenics. I'm surely not going to rip it all up with all the associated work. It's also not what I was hoping for but likely what I paid for.
Pictures include one of the "field of seams", 2 scratches...one of which I don't know how it happens and the other (top) I dropped a cable splitter (not a real scenario at all...). The last being the a larger view. They do look good.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goofy A good floor for the price
This is very easy flooring to install! We put it in our basement laundry/crafts area. We live in a pretty dry climate and the basement is heated and cooled, so the temp. is always about the same year around. That may be the key to the floor's seams not lifting. I wanted a floor that would go down over various old floors (there were lineoleum tiles in part, vinyl sheet floors in part and carpet glued down over other places. We ripped out the carpet and used floor leveler to bridge the gaps. Once we had the floors clean we started laying the new floor. It goes down FAST! You do have to get the one row done before you start on the next as the next row will seal over the last. (you can't leave the edges to do another time.). Other reviewers say this looks like hardwood.....maybe from quite a distance. I have real 60-year-old hardwood in most of the house and I can say this stuff isn't that. However, it does look good and is a great product to put in a basement. We've had ours down for about a year and there have been no lifted seams. This color (teak) does show dust quite a bit, so a dust mop is a must. It is waterproof and seems pretty tough, though we have only a cat and no little kids at home. I haven't noticed any wear.
I watched YouTube videos before putting the floor down and it is pretty much how those folks say.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biglou So easy a Cave woman and man can do it!!
These planks went down very easy. You only have to ensure you lay them down tight and align them slowly as you go. When cutting to fit those tight places we used a shop scissor and box knife depending on the cut. Both methods worked with some effort. The scoring with box knife for a long cut was a bit more difficult, use a metal ruler to keep the blade straight and you are good to go. The finished product looks like real wood without any issues from water spills or pet messes. Durable and resilient just as advertised. We were both very pleased with installation and finished floor. It lays flat and does not curl or open up. Thanks Home Depot!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gram Love this stuff
We did one room last Summer with the sticky squares that looked like wood, and when we were going to do the rest of the house we wanted something different. I didn't want carpet again and the tile in the hall and bathrooms are nice, but I didn't want it thought out my home. So we picked the Allure part because of the water-resistants, it is now in my Kitchen and the rest of the house. We have had it now about 2 weeks and today just did another bedroom with the same Teak. We also got new fans with teak blades. I am going to enjoy my new home without having to get a new address ;)
July 28, 2012