Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucky Good Product
I used an installer and watched - it seemed very easy to install, however you must make sure you make precise cuts. We held it off either side of the walls and used 1/4 round because we felt it would expand and if it didn't have room to expand it may buckle a little. Overall it is really a great looking product, goes down easy and is very durable. We are extremely happy with the product. We also used it on the stairs and it looks great.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by owej This product is tough and should look good for many years to come.
Great flooring. Did a 9x12 foot bathroom and it is perfect.
Goes down very well, but was difficult in some of the edges where there was very little wiggle room.
Excellent in resisting scratches and other damage.
Plans are to do the kitchen, living, and dining room next with the very same flooring material.
June 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mtnman looks very good
Once you have a system going its not bad to install. If you have a long run of more than 3 planks its best to have help. Attach the ends first and then tilt the whole run up and insert to previous row. I found that a piece of wood to tap rows together worked really well. Be very cautious not to damage the edge or the next row will not go together correctly. The wood block does not sit directly on the floor, it sits on the small lip and taps against the top edge of plank, This really tightened up the horizontal joints. I installed this product in my kitchen/dinning area and had some fancy cuts around cabinets. The utility knife works o.k. but your hand will get sore. I found that a knife blade in my hand held jig saw worked fantastic. Smooth cut and saved my hand. I did notice that the vertical joints did not always stay really tight as the horizontal joints did. I think the planks were not as square as they needed to be.(FROM THE FACTORY) About 1/3 of them had a small dark line after installation.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Norm12 Love the floor. Easy to install and didn't take long.
Would recommend this product. Customer service and ship to store didn't take long to arrive. Room was done in a week from top to bottom. Easy snap together, Cutting for angles was a breeze. Floor washes great. No glues needed. Love the floor.
July 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by worstproduct the worst project I ever got myself involved in
the pieces do not slide together very easily. when you place the last piece in there is no room between the piece and the wall so you can position it at 10 degrees to lock it in so your last piece isn't locked together. there are instructions for when you need to replace a single plank...well forget that you pretty much have to rip the entire floor up to get all pieces to fit and locked back together.
April 13, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Willie Looks great, Installation terrible
Saw Allure with glue strip at my son's, looked great. I purchased the Allure Ultra which has a click together system. Product looks great uninstalled, getting it clicked together is next to impossible. A good seam can open up a row or two later during the installation, I gave up going back to try and close them up. I am not sure why because the seams were locked together. Some joints are beautiful while others have gaps. I took two 30' rows apart twice trying to fix the gaps without any luck, so I gave up and put it together with gaps. I am not finished with the room yet but people who have seen say it looks like the gaps you get with real wood. The look of the planks is beautiful and I really like the look, the click process is terrible. That's my opinion, you decide for yourself if you can live with gaps, the look and finish is great. I am a DIY'er, not a professional but I have built decks, house additions, installed all kinds of siding, finished basements, etc. I know my way around a tool belt.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HootMan Good product, but difficult to install
I installed this product in my kitchen, about 350 square feet, with an island in the middle, a pantry and an adjacent washer/dryer room. Its seems like a good quality product. We needed 16 boxes, and the color was consistent across all. It is easy to cut to fit, generally scoring with a razor (one stroke will do it) and then bending at the cut. Where thinner pieces are needed, a little more care is needed to bend at the cut line. For intricate patterns, I used a jigsaw, which worked fine.
By far the biggest challenge I had was with installation. The planks do not slide, click or whatever else they are supposed to do [Well, once in awhile they do, just to irritate me]. Working with 4 foot sections is unwieldy, and I found having two people work the full length easier. Ultimately, however, I had to use a block and hammer to tap along the long side at the end inserted to the adjacent plank. Sometimes pretty hard raps. Lifting the near end to get the long side to click in ran the risk of separating the ends, which on several occasions peeled the laminate top. I discovered later that Home Depot offers a TrafficMaster tapping block for $9.97, so I suppose that confirms that installation is not as simple as described.
I got the planks installed, I only lost one plank to excessive tapping, and the floor looks good. Hopefully the seams hold together.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slfg We wish we'd put this down in the kitchen and laundry also!
My husband installed this in our master bath in just a matter of 5 or 6 hrs. It laid right over our old linoleum. The worst part was taking the toilet up so he could lay it underneath. He does work in construction anyway, and has put down wood laminate flooring in most of our house, but he said this was really easy to work with and went down fast. We just laid ceramic tile in the kitchen, and I really wish we'd used this flooring instead. It looks nice, 100% waterproof, good warranty, love it!
March 18, 2014