Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 1081
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AllureHater Looks great. Terrible to install.
It is nearly impossible to get this product to click in properly. One end clicks in and the other end pulls out slightly leaving the seem exposed. Try tapping that in with their block and then the plank two planks down come loose. They recommended painters tape on the seem. Are we really supposed to spend $100 on painters tape to hold down seems on 300 square feet of flooring.
June 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Floored Looks good, but not so easy
Overall the flooring is ok, snapping them together around existing door jams and walls is ridiculously difficult.
If you are not prepared to remove all door jams and trim I would not recommend this.
Open floor is easy to install and cutting with snips a must for any non linear cuts
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by retired01 Refacing my cabinets .......
Not sure if anyone else used the clear cherry flooring as I did. I had old style cabinets thru out the house, kitchen bathroom laundry room, and bar cabinet....I knew it would cost a lot to have someone reface them for me...so I decided to do it my self......I bought enough flooring to do the cabinets doors and did them all in the clear cherry...had to use an adhesive to glue them on then trimmed the edges and stained to match.....I then took rustic elm and refaced all the rest of the cabinets.....it looks GREAT...everything went on good and stayed in place when using the correct adhesive....the wife really likes the look instead of the old printed on wood grain in those 35 yr old style cabinets...it looks and feels like real wood...I had no experience in doing any of this...easy to do and work with....if anyone else wants to reface their cabinets good cheap way to do....all in all it cost me about $600-700 a lot cheaper than hiring someone to do it for you.
January 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Countryson Product is as described. Easily installed and great look.
Easily the quickest and easiest floor to install. Great for our mud room but would be too cheesy for living areas in home. Installed in one day plus one day on trims.
January 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Excellant finish product.
To cut, use a VA tile cutter! Also it is one of the hardest locking systems on the market of all the flooring I tried. But in the end, you have an excellent product that you will enjoy for years-I hope! Just installed it, so I don't know about cleaning it and its life time. Very happy with the quality and after a day of fighting it to locked, used an old trick from installing hard wood floors years ago.
September 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mdfrodol Good product--bad installation!
Despite the great quality of the flooring, I would only recommend you buy this if you're going to prepare your floor for installation and install it yourself. Home Depot's installer does not properly prepare your subfloor. And, although they will send someone out to repair, the people they sent--in my case, at least--were more concerned with talking me into accepting the initial floor installation, than taking the time to re-do the floor as it should have been done in the first place. Four times I was warned by these repair specialists, to stay away from the work area or else they would "void my warranty". Take into account that I was not riding up their butts while they were working. I was merely watching their progress. Unfortunately, I didn't watch close enough, because they reinstalled a portion of the floor in such a way that they left gaps between a number of planks. I guess that was their way of teaching me a lesson.
April 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by XTJohn Don't Listen to the Naysayers
Is this "The Easiest Floor Ever!" ? I would say not at all. Was it the best choice for our kitchen, since it is waterproof, seems quite durable, came with a great warranty? Absolutely. It took a full day (8 + hours) to do a 9 x 12 kitchen. The ease of use would be in a standard straight walled room, not in a kitchen or bath with lots of cutting. Even then, straight cuts will work with the score and snap method. Make a few light scores on the wood grain side with a sharp razor, snap, and slit the vinyl backing. I found a jigsaw worked best for those odd shaped cuts. There are thin cardboard pieces slipped between the planks that are the exact same size, and make great templates. Yes, the joining and sliding and locking can be a pain at first, but it gets easier after the first two rows. Keep a block of wood handy to tap the row you are working on, since it will slip out a bit as you lift to slip the plank forward (the second step to inserting the plank). Does it look like wood? In certain lighting it does. Does it feel like wood? No, but it doesn't feel cheap or like vinyl, either. We are very happy so far, and hope it holds up well to our dog, kids and snowy winters. One word of caution: in the photo you can see direct sunlight on the flooring. This is clearly marked on the packaging as a no-no. The picture was taken before the blinds were installed. This product definitely passed the 'swearing' test. Not much swearing at all!
August 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Flooring101 Nice Product but Be Patient Installing this Flooring
I recently installed 360 square foot of the Allure Ultra Clear Cherry throughout my hallway, laundry room and kitchen. My initial rating of this product would be 3.5. My rating is based on newness of the product and durability overtime, too early to rate it higher. I need to see what the flooring looks like over at least a year period, before I rate it higher. The product looks great on initial installation. My other factor for the lower rating is ease of installation. It is not that easy to install and requires a lot of effort, finessing and patience. This is definitely a 2-person job to install. I watched on-line installation videos for this product and it is not as easy as the video leads you to believe
The locking tabs at the length ends of the planks are sufficient but the locking tabs on the width ends of the planks should be bigger and easier to lock in place. The planks are very flexible and it is difficult to lock the ends and then slide the entire plank into the adjoining plank and securely lock it. You will definitely need a rubber mallet and tapping block to securely lock the entire plank in place.
On the length ends, you must make sure that the planks proper align with the next plank. If you are off 1 millimeter, you will have problems as you continue on. You will end up with gaps, plank separation and then end up redoing an entire area. This is where the patience and finesse comes into play.
The floor will slide and move during installation. Make sure you use temporary spacers between wall and floor. This will keep the floor straight You may have to add a tack up in a corner to secure it temporarily, until installation is complete and then cover the tack hole with a quarter round molding. Continually check the previously installed planks to insure they are still aligned and properly joined. You will continuously be using a rubber mallet and tapping block. This is what will cause the floor to move and unlock previously installed planks.
• Product appearance
• Easy to cut. Score with utility knife and snaps off
• Can be cut with table saw using a 40 tooth plywood blade. No chipping.
• Easy to make special cuts
• Minimal scrap
• Installation requires a lot of effort, finesse and patience. Width locking tabs need to be larger.
I hope this review is helpful to other DIY folks. It appears to be a good product but requires effort and patience to install. The entire project took 2 days. I would recommend the product to others and looks great when finished
March 17, 2016