Rated 4 out of 5Â by 31
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Randy A Great Floor for the Money
There are many things to like about this flooring product;
1] Full floating, click installation. Goes down fast.
2] Labor saving. Cut by score & snap rather than power saw. This saves many steps [and stair trips if doing 2nd floor work]. You cut it where you're working. No dust, no waste. Occasional use of table saw for long rips were our only trips outside. Notches were best done w/ jig saw which we used inside.
3] No padding or vapor barrier required. This saves time and money when installing.
4] WATERPROOF! Great for basements, kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms.
5] Appearance. It looks more natural than any vinyl product I've seen to date. I'm particularly addressing the Vintage Oak series, which has a deep texture and looks hand scraped.
6] Warranty- Lifetime Residential, 10 year Commercial against wear.
7] Cost. At about $3 per sq. ft, it's a VG choice in my book.
8] Cleans easily. We use a vacuum or broom for dry dirt. A damp rag takes care of any spills. From a lifetime of experience I sincerely recommend you choose a medium tone floor. Very dark/very light floors show EVERYTHING. my choice was Vintage Oak Natural. I'm not disappointed.
9] Feels good 'underfoot'. Several of our guests have commented on this. It feels good to me barefoot.
Negatives are few and some are unavoidable as follows;
1] Slippery. But only in stocking feet. Also beware of small rugs/mats that do not have a skid resistant backing.
2] Scratch Resistance. So far, it has stood up well to our two 70 lb. dogs w/ sandy feet, however furniture or appliances w/ sandy grit on wheels/legs/glides can certainly scratch the surface.This is pretty much true of all floors. If you need really serious scratch resistance, consider porcelain tile.
3] Impression. Though I've not seen this yet, I'm fairly certain heavy furniture/appliances will eventually indent the vinyl from their weight. Time will tell...
I'm not planning on moving my heavy stuff ever again, anyway!
November 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RescuedPupLover Best Flooring Solutions for Folks with Dogs
This 100% waterproof vinyl flooring looks great in the three rooms where I had it installed to replace carpet my four little rescue dogs had ruined.
I haven't had it long enough to tell how it will hold up, but the best thing about it is it's easy to clean.
Love the medium-shade color too since it's not so dark as to show dust or my dogs' shedding white hair. Real wood or laminate would never hold up to my little rescues' "accidents".
I had it professionally installed and installers said it takes a bit of wiggling to get the planks to click together properly. Had white vinyl 3/4 round strips installed between flooring and baseboard, giving the illusion that it's an extended baseboard. (Better than ripping out old baseboard and re-installing it or replacing it with new baseboard, plus the white vinyl trim is waterproof too.) Installers still need to install "reducer" trim (which is not offered by this Allure manufacturer) between existing hall tile and new Allure Ultra.
Even though the manufacturer does not offer trim, I do not see this as a negative since I believe it looks better to use the white vinyl 3/4" round trim near baseboard and real oak reducer trim stained to match the color of the vinyl planks. Real oak reducer trim enhances the illusion that the flooring is wood. With a few throw rugs, this flooring looks lovely and modern with its clean lines yet holds up to the frequent clean ups necessary with four little rescue dogs.
I love this flooring so much I'm planning to have it installed in my rental property so that I never have to replace carpet again!
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anna Great Color
My only complaint with these planks would be that some of the indentions in the texture are a little glossy which makes it look a bit like there is water drops on it. Other than that, the quality and color are great.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by craiginpa Not as easy to install as box said
I've installed several laminate floors and none of them were as hard to fit together as these vinyl planks were! Regular laminate can be tapped together if you can't get it tight enough. This product breaks when you tap an edge. Instead, you have to use raw brute force to get the corner of each piece into the pocket formed by the 2 adjacent pieces. Doing a 600 sqft room took me 6 hours spread over 3 days. 2 hours of fighting each piece was all I could take before I had to stop for the day. I put this down in a high traffic room over a perfectly flat new subfloor.
Now that it is down, I have to say it looks real. From 10 feet away, it looks identical to the real wood floor laid in 1928 in an adjacent room. No wear so far, despite 3 80 pound dogs running over it for three months. I don't know about water resistance yet. I bought it for its lifetime residential warrantee.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LAT27 Easy to work with and great looking and performing when installed.
Took a little longer to install that I was led to believe by the advertisement, but it was relatively easy, and is rather easy to work with. My wife loves it, and it takes the stress out of having water on the floor.
May 15, 2011