Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 173
Rated 1 out of 5Â by sdfsdfsdfsf was easy to install but it's not staying in place
simple to work with but you do have to be careful making sure things line up (so you don't get big gaps in the seams)
When it first went in, the floor looked great. However, a short time later, a number of the seams started to separate. I went over everything with a floor roller and have tried the blow-dryer trick but after a while those sections keep peeling back again.
A good portion of the floor does not have this problem but those few areas where it is occurring is ruining the entire area.
If I can get some help with getting the tiles to stick, I'll give the product more stars (and would possibly recommend it to others)
October 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sam49 Fantastic product.
Easy to install, beginner friendly, super durable, and looks absolutely fantastic. Fabulous in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and holiday trailers. This is one of the greatest flooring products to come out in years.
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BodgeUpBazza Allure - plank and tile formats
I used a 'wood plank' type allure in a small (10 x 12) basement office, installed over dri-core tiles. Installation was a breeze and left me thoroughly impressed. No issues with separations, gaps or anything to give me cause for second thoughts. However, from reading some of the reviews, I would guess that some problems are most likely caused by trying to lay over a sub-floor that wasn't sufficiently flat and level. There were some potential problems that I dealt with by adding shims under the dri-core to eliminate any 'bounce'.
The basement office floor has been down for three years and is still in pristine shape.
Last week I installed the 'tile style' allure in the kitchen - approx 18 x 25 - and just coz I love the wife so much, decided to put it down diagonally. That makes the math a bit more challenging to make sure you don't have minute triangles around any edges, but the appearance is well worth the effort.
It went over an existing 25 year old vinyl floor that was already as flat as anything I could do. The ONLY problem with the 'tile' pieces (as compared to the 'plank' type) is the much wider sections (12 inch vs 6 inch). The reason I say that is the tile sections being wider are just about impossible to bend or curve, and no matter how good you are, some minor tweaking will most likely be required as the stuff goes down.
I was pretty careful right from the start, but still ended up with some gaps that I wasn't able to force into place - the largest was probably half a millimeter. Even though it was barely noticeable, being the fussy type I tried a couple of different caulking products to hide them. Allure recommends Polyblend
Sanded Ceramic Tile Caulk (available from HD in a few colours). Unfortunately the local store to me didn't have a colour that came close to the grout colour in the my tile, so I ended up using GE Silicone II, Concrete & Masonry Sealant, LIGHT GREY - also from HD.
Use a thin bead, rub it into the gap with your finger, then wipe off any excess right away (shop towels work well for this). I can't comment on durability, as I only finished this yesterday, but so far it looks good, and even though I remember where the gaps were, I can't see them any more.
Here's a few pics that may illustrate better...
May 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by fergsr Terrible Product
This tile is difficult to get a seamless fit. It is difficult to cut and trim. It can't be slid under a door frame because of the glue strips attached to the tile. The joints need to have the excess adhesive wiped off with solvent after the floor is laid. A 100 lb. roller is supposed to be used to seal the joints.
January 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by 2timer Seam Separation
This product is very easy to work with and install.This installation is over a dry cured concrete floor in the laundry room. The floor looked very nice for the first couple of months, however, now many the seams are separating. The seams were heated and rolled but are coming apart again. Allure is sending glue to be installed on seams??? Allure rep said this concern is a result installation directly over concrete without in floor heat.
This product might be ok when used on an upper level, but NOT on concrete.
November 9, 2011