Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 909
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dnik Allure Sawcut Dakota Luv!
We had a contractor lay our floor in living room, foyer, kitchen, laundry room, half bath and two bedrooms. We chose it because of it being waterproof. I love how you don't see the bare feet marks on it like pergo or laminate floors. Mops up beautiful with the swifter!
February 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mmeyer Love my second Batch better than the First!!
It took me over a year to decide on a style and the right flooring for a 900 Square foot guest area in our home. I wanted something durable and more updated looking. It is a bedroom, bathroom, small kitchen and living room so we wanted a flooring that would go well throughout all these spaces. This was a great option! The Home Depot pictures don't really look like the floor to me. It looks much better than the stock photo they have. That being said here is our experience........... I ordered the flooring and it took several months before we were ready to install it. My son and I installed about 900 square feet in a couple of days. It is a little tricky to get it right and MAKE SURE ALL YOUR SEAMS ARE PERFECT before you move on. Check your seams periodically and if anything gets lose go back and fix it. That will make a big difference in the overall appearance. It looks MUCH better if you can plan your installation so you don't need transitional strip in your doorways so do what it takes to make that happen. The transitions make it look more fake. The first batch we ordered had a grey, almost driftwood appearance to it. It looks more like the Sawcut Colorado photo to me, but it did look good for our new more modern decor. The photos they have make the floor look more country style. I guess it could go either way, but overall it looks great in a modern space. Does it look real? No, not really and especially not when sunlight hits it, but it looks great, especially looking straight down at it and in the evening when there isn't any light shining from the sun. It has great texture which is much better than most fake wood products. Breaking it up with area rugs really adds and makes it look more realistic. SOOOOOO....... we ended up running out by just a few pieces and had to order more. We also decided to order enough to do part of our basement. The second shipment arrived about 6 months from the first and the color was DRASTICALLY different! I would say 3 shades darker and more of a rich brown tone with Grey undertones rather than the first batch which I would describe as grey with more pink undertones. The good news is I liked the second batch even more than the first. I like it so much I think I want to pull up my pine floors in the rest of my home (They have taken a total beating and the quote was $15,000 to refinish them) and I am tempted to replace all my pine with this product. That being said, I would only do it if I could be guaranteed it would look exactly like the second batch. So I am in a quandary. Do I order 1500 square feet and cross my fingers it will come in the right color??? I am hoping they have updated the color a touch and all the new batches will be similar, but I can't be sure. I plan to talk to Home Depot about it and see if they can contact the company for me. Please read the captions of my photos to know which batch you are viewing. It is hard to photograph and none of them are exactly what it looks like. Trust me, The most current batch it is very nice looking and not at all Reddish!!!! If anything it is more on the Grey side but not red like the photo may look on your computer. Good Luck!!
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cfsilence Beautiful Flooring!!
We absolutely love how the Allure Ultra Vinyl Plank Flooring looks in our basement! I'll be honest, I was a bit skeptical about using vinyl flooring in our basement project for several reasons. I thought it would be "cold" looking and feeling and to be honest I've seen some vinyl based "wood" floors that just look awful, but this product couldn't be farther from either of those things. A friend first recommended that we look into vinyl plank flooring as he'd just used a similar product in his basement. I wasn't convinced until I talked to Justin at my local Home Depot store and he completely sold me on the product. I'm very glad he did!
Tip: be sure to let the product *fully* acclimate to the room temperature. We had it in the house for a week or so prior to installation, but in a room that was quite a bit colder than the room it was being installed in. As a result it was a bit difficult to snap together at first. Unfortunately I had not ordered enough and had to order a few more boxes and when those arrived I re-did a few rows that had come loose. It was so much easier to do once it was fully acclimated in that room, so whatever you do, do NOT skip that step.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teacher66 Perfect for a music studio!
I put in the Saw Cut Dakota and it is beautiful! It was warm for the winter on a slab floor. I chose this floor for a music studio in my home which gets a lot of traffic from children coming from outside. It is performing much better than the hardwood did and it looks real, especially with an area rug added. Now I am putting the same floor in my living room. Love it!
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chrissiejo I LOVE MY NEW FLOOR!
I am a fifty something single woman who decided to tackle installing new flooring in my 1000 sq ft home by myself. After spending a couple months deciding on which product and which color, I selected the Allure Ultra Sawcut Dakota. I am about 2/3 completed with the project and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. It has been a challenge and I had to do a lot of learning as I went, but I will always know that "I DID THIS" when I look at the beautiful floor.
I have two very large dogs and a mother in a wheel chair and so far the flooring holds up great to all their activity. I accidentally scraped a pry bar across one of the planks and you can't even see that it is there.
Since I had no previous flooring experience, I am very thankful that I had read someone's review suggesting to have a rubber block to tap the seams. Maybe it is because I'm not strong enough, but I found it a bit more difficult to click together than some of the videos show. Also, when you have to place the last plank down under a door jam or around a wall there is often no way to get the 10 degree angle needed. I had to get creative and was able to figure it out. The planks were fairly simple to cut crosswise, but cutting lengthwise was more difficult. I clamped the plank and straightedge to a work table to score it, then used slipjoint pliers to bend the edge to snap the cut. (The pliers didn't leave a mark, either!) Warning - the cartons are HEAVY! I wish I had a helper - just to carry and open the cartons.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terri Love it!!!!!!!!!!
My husband and I looked at different products for almost a year before we settled on this product.....GREAT choice!!! was so easy to install as long as you take your time and know what your doing. Great Looking and seems to be very durable....I have 2 grandkids that are putting it to the test....and they love it... easy to play on and no more expensive than good carpet....we are so pleased and every one who sees it loves it!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steph NOT the easiest floor to install as labeled
It's a great looking and durable floor but compared to the style that has the overlapping glue edges it's much harder to install in my opinion. I had good luck in one room but then when moving on to the hall and through a doorway I started to have issues. Once "clicked" in it can still come apart and if there is any damage at all to the minuscule tongue/groove edge it makes it 10x harder.
I'll stick with the overlap glue edge style from now on. Durability wise that product seems the same and I have put it in several apartments where it has lasted wonderfully-looks new still.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ben1849 Nice floor, easy to clean
Wife and I like the click lock, vinyl plank, Allure Saw
Cut Dakota flooring we purchased form Home Depot.
We were shopping for flooring 6 months ago, saw a sample of Allure Saw Cut Dakota and ordered 33 boxes. The price was OK and free shipping made it better.
We installed 600 plus square feet in living area, kitchen, hall and bath room. After 6 months still looks great, shows no wear, spilt liquid no problem.
Wife says cleaning is a snap. Just vacuum with an electric broom and damp mop as needed.
We purchased additional 200 square feet to go in bedroom and are installing it now..
January 15, 2014