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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TLStrongfeather Love and hate project
Well I have installed floors many times before as a DIY Diva. This product caught my attention after watching a home show and viewing the product in the store. Well I ordered 20 cases to install in my kitchen and powder room. It started out well until I had a few planks that wouldn't "click" properly. A few feet later I noticed another plank not connected and had to pull up a large area. You can't just remove the incorrect one. Which made me mad. Well k ended up removing the entire floor twice before it was all connected. A few days later I saw another plank that "floated" and has a small gap. I worked on this project for a week because I had to get a breather after the frustration. I completed the powder room in several hours. All in all I'm pleased with the appearance, just wish it wasn't so tedious.
May 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lhmpcm Happy with it mostly
We installed this for the kitchen and a month later, here's how I feel:
pros: easy to install (can score it and break at the scoring; our guy used his chisel attachment on his impact hammer), forgiving if surface is uneven, no worries about material swelling due to water exposure (installed under dishwasher & fridge), nice color & texture. Easy to clean. If a board is damaged it can be cut out of the floor and a new piece put in. Seems very sturdy, I think that's unlikely to happen.
cons: b/c it has no underlayment (and I think the manual recommends against using one), it clacks until it is stepped on enough to bend to the surface and stay there. Still clacking a little now, but barely noticeable. We should have smoothed the leveling compound better, b/c small bumps show in the vinyl b/c the light shines at it at an angle. However the textured surface makes it not so noticeable. It scratches easily, in faint white lines, but the white seems to go away (possibly fm dirt, sigh).
This covers the uneven seam in the concrete beneath the flooring which lifted one side over the years and cracked the tile. Overall I am pleased with it and am considering it for the bathrooms as well. I especially like that I don't stress if there is the odd spill that is not wiped up right away, and NO grout to clean.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katie Wonderful
It took professionals two to three days in install in our 1000 sq ft basement. Looks wonderful and has been easy to maintain so far.
May 5, 2015
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 Newokie This flooring is the best we have purchased. Laminate just didn't do the job we needed, but the vinyl is awesome.
The vinyl flooring was easy to install, just snap together. We were pleased it only took one day to install. And it is beautiful, shiny, good color. Pleased with the product overall. We haven't had it in long enough to rate the endurance, but seems to be holding up well.
May 5, 2015
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 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