Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 101
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYCO Great floor!
We laid this flooring in our home office a little over a year ago and it still looks great! I work from home and have a chair on rollers. You would never know that I roll over it all day long! We also have dogs, no toe nail marks. Seams stay tight. We just purchased the same flooring and are in the process of laying it our bedroom and master bath. Color is rich. Highly recommend, although it is not as easy as 1 2 3. It takes a while to get the seams tight. Recommend a block and a mallet to tap them in place.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by missyagogo Fantastic flooring for a DIYer
I recently decided to refinish my bathroom floor while the Mr. was at work this past week and used this flooring for the job. Our previous floor was 1" tiles that were cracking and popping up everywhere. After removing said tiles and checking the subfloor/attached underlayment for damage I made sure to sweep and vacuum very well. In total the bathroom is 11 x 8.5 with a few awkward areas that had to be tackled. If it had not been for making the rounded cuts around the toilet flange, I would have had the entire floor installed in less than 4 hours by myself!
All I used to make this happen was a tape measure, utility knife, and a straight edge; and like magic the floor went down. I honestly could not be happier with the color, texture, and overall quality of this flooring. On the topic of color, I will say that it is a bit darker in person that the picture online, however that could also be due to my monitor and/or the dye lot that was used. I will be using this material for my kitchen very soon.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by emarieman Great color choices and and an excellent finished product
We recently installed a laminate in a bedroom in my mother's farmhouse, but found the Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring to better accommodate our slightly uneven floors much more easily and beautifully! Wish that we'd started with the Allure planks!
March 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gingercat19 Flooring NIGHTMARE!
I had over 700 sq. ft. of this flooring installed a little over 4 years ago. It is a disaster! As you can see from the pictures this flooring is extremely scratched, dull and coming apart. To be fair to Home Depot, they did reimburse me for the cost of the flooring, but not for my installation cost of $2500, which was more than expected because of the difficulty of installation. I cannot afford now to replace this floor and so have been stuck with it, but it affords you a chance to see that this flooring does not hold up well and does not stay locked together. Run, don't walk, away from this flooring.
November 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NaeV Not as Easy as 1-2-3 but easy enough
At first, it seemed very difficult to install. It took two people to install one plank because of the locking system.
Locking the planks together is the most difficult by far. It easily comes undone when lifting to lock in place. Using a pounding block (for laminate flooring) to pound the seams together once locked in place, was a big help; made it more secure with no cracks. Do be careful not to pound too hard without pressure on top of the block, so you don’t break the lip of the plank. I installed over wood subfloor, it easily slides. I took another reviewers advice & put little nails along the wall to use as spacers. After you get the groove of things - I did an entire room by myself but still isnt the easiest.
CUTTING - is simple - don’t make it hard, get a Square & score the plank 3 times then snap it off. Don’t be afraid of breaking it. I also used a miter saw to cut lengthwise. Other reviews said not to use one but I did & it definitely saved allot of time. You may need a new blade afterwards but it’s well worth it. Saw does make a big mess but easy clean up.
WASTE- hardly any. I installed almost 600sqft & ordered 1 extra box. I have that one extra box leftover.
Scratch RESISTANT- I have 4 dogs & I slid the hammer across the floor while working, didn’t make a scratch. I accidently scraped a crow bar across the floor & it made a scratch but was easily scratched out with my finger nail.
END RESULT - Love the texture of the floor. I do wish the planks had more defined edges, so therefore it looked like real hardwood planks.To look at it, it looks more of a solid floor unless you get the right view with sunlight. It easily installed in my uneven door way. For my next flooring project, I think I will try the Allure Plus (stick tabs), maybe they are referring to that as Easy as 1-2-3.
FYI- The color of the floors in my picture is pretty dead on.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tuggy Good Quality
I have only had the vinyl planks in for a week so don't know about how long it holds up, but is seems to be sturdy and doesn't scratch easily. I didn't install it myself, but had a man who had experience with laminate, and he said it is just as easy as laminate to install, and really easy to cut. The only waste was one piece about 18" long, out of 37 boxes. I ordered extra and didn't have to use it.
I like the way it feels to walk on. Soft and quiet.
I had the whole house done and it took him about 5 days including the preparation.
People have come in and asked it it is wood or laminate? No one thinks it looks like vinyl.
The customer service was good and it shipped fairly fast. The thing that is taking forever to get here is the mouldings.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dattoms Not the Easiest Floor Ever to install
I would recommend this product because of the finished result - the floor does look beautiful when all is said and done, and it is waterproof....after installation in my bathroom I replaced the toilet and had the toilet leak 6 times onto the new floor. The water did not damage the flooring or get to the subfloor underneath. Installation of this floor is a real bear (to put it mildly) in an existing room with baseboard molding already in place ( 1/4 round between baseboard and flooring was removed prior to installation). The benefit of this flooring is also a drawback to its installation - it is a thick vinyl composite which is heavy enough to lay flat and cover over mild imperfections in the subfloor but which makes it difficult to cut easily with a knife or other tools. I ended up using tin snips (for cutting sheet metal) to get the best, most precise cuts. Using a razor knife to do intricate cuts is impossible since the material is too thick. You really need to plan the layout of the planks in detail in a small area or room with lots of obstacles before you begin installation otherwise you may end up having to cut and install short or narrow strips where you don't want them. Also, installation is best done with at least 2 people - one person is needed to hold strips in place as more are installed further down the line (I did install alone - strips kept coming apart, either on the ends or on the long sides, as I tried to get the planks in place). Also, make sure that each strip is in perfect alignment along the length - if it is off by even a millimeter then it will make installation of the next line of planks almost impossible without a gap showing). Also when you get to the last line of planks (along the wall) it is near impossible to get the planks to "snap" into place and not have your fingers trapped between the plank and the wall. A prybar works great to get those pieces into place and create the leverage to push them into the grove. Plan for spoilage since you will ruin some of the pieces, and depending on where you cut a plank you may render the rest of it useless to use anywhere down the line. I love the finished product but I had to keep walking away from it every couple of hours out of frustration.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cbp2 Highly recommend it!
This is the second time I have used this product, both times for bathroom flooring. Goes down easily and looks great!
February 13, 2014