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  • Totally kid proof
  • December 04, 2012
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

We purchased this flooring for the durability/waterproofing w/kids. It has been tested by our kids with in the first 24hrs after installation and has held up to it's claims. Clean up is easy. We don't have to worry about surface scratching being visible w/the sawcut design as we have one little one showing that it does pass the clogging shoes test for scuffs/gouges. Overall we are very pleased in the product and hope it stands up to it's claims for many years to come.

Pros Feels Like Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Easy to Clean

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  • Plank flooring (click lock)
  • December 24, 2013
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Bought 30 cases to cover 600sq ft with 10% waste as outlined in instructions. Allowed flooring to acclimate for 48 hours prior to install over concrete slab in living room and dining room. Out of the box the floor is solid, not flimsy and packaged well to reduce damage in shipment. The click lock mechanism is sort of a pain, but once you get into a rhythm, it goes down easily. Score with utility knife, bend and snap it...... Cutting is easy on the ends, a little more difficult lengthwise, but still the same method. Making cuts to go around floor features ie: 90 degree cuts are the same, score a few times with straight edge, I learned that using pliers to hold part to snap it off worked better for me. I did keep a small piece of waste material to use as a block to set the row of planks, as well as a rubber mallet to tap them in place...... You may want to slide the piece of scrap along the channel to clear out the grooves, I found leftover material in them which forced me to pull sections apart and start again. Great flooring, I've never done any type of floor, and it looks great, deep embossing, nice warm tone to the room now, highly recommended for the beginner.

Pros High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Looks Great

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Turretplug

Kansas
35 to 44, Male
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By: Turretplug
  • basement flooring
  • December 18, 2010
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

bought over the internet came in 3days, wanted something for the basement, the allure product is very easy to snap together, was easy to cut, had very little problem doing 2 rooms, even ordered another load and did my hall way. looks very nice, wanted the lighter pine color but they were out so i ordered sawcut az. this turned out to be a better match with my newly painted walls.

retired1734

spring valley il
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  • I replaced 300 sq.ft. of older rigid laminate flooring in my kitchen with this product. If ther...
  • January 18, 2017
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I replaced 300 sq.ft. of older rigid laminate flooring in my kitchen with this product. If there are no obstructions, it lays pretty quickly and it's easy to score and cut across the width. It took about 5 evenings to finish the project. A couple of tips: 1. Be prepared to fiddle with the first 2 rows to get tight joints. 2. We ended up having to use a 3-4" wide putty knife and a hammer to tap things in place and that often threw other boards out of place. 3. Complex cuts are easier with a jigsaw or coping saw. Fine metal cutting blades work better. You can make perpendicular cuts with a hacksaw and then score between those cuts but you'll need pliers to snap the piece out. 4. Ripping it lengthwise is best done with a tablesaw or contractor's saw. 5. It is difficult to lay the last row when there are obstructions like baseboard heaters or you're trying to fit it under molding. 6. Remove door molding as necessary to simplify the cuts needed. 7. Make sure the room temperature is well above 65F (18C). 70F (21C) seemed to be high enough to make the boards flexible enough to install. 8. If you can remove all the appliances and furniture from the room, it will go much more quickly. 9. Doors may or may not have to be removed. So far we like the flooring. Time will tell how well it wears, especially near the kitchen door.

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trburkholder

45 to 54, Male
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  • Great Floor (If you ignore the Factory installation instructions)
  • April 05, 2015
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We chose the Allure floor because we needed a waterproof floor because it was going to be installed in our Mudroom. The original wood floor had rotted due to water entry from the occasional rain storm that blew in thru the screen door. We got a great deal on this floor due to a customer returning an entire pallet because his neighbor told him not to install it! 30% off! Our "Mudroom" was simply an old shed that was attached to the house 100 yrs ago. The floor was not level and rotted by the door. We shimmed the lowest section of the floor and installed plywood over half the floor. Then using the old method of leveling the floor with sand, we put another layer of plywood on the floor. With the floor mostly level, we started installing the Allure floor, following the factory instructions. That simply didn't work! Luckily a women on Youtube had explained how to do it correctly. She showed how to keep the planks from coming apart. Lay the planks lengthwise the entire length of the room, connected end to end. Then repeat with another width. Now, take the second section and angle the entire room length into the first section all at once. This way you are only dealing with one plane of the locking tabs, not two. Finally, use a scrap piece of plank and insert it into the side of the planks and bang it with a hammer to force the second section into the first section remove the remaining sliver of gray still showing. Using this method, the planks will NOT separate. Anything less and there is a chance they will! She said if the floor is not flat, assemble several plank widths together, then slide the assembled section over the uneven floor area. 2 yrs, and two hard winter later, the floor is still perfect with NO separations.

Pros Sturdy, Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Comfortable, Great Accent, Looks High End, Effective, works on uneven floors Cons Difficult to Install, watch your dye lots! the colors vary quite a bit.

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TechEditor

Lafargeville, NY
55 to 64, Male
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By: TechEditor
  • Great looking, easy to install, warmer
  • March 13, 2013
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I am a carpenter by trade and this is the easiest laminate flooring I've ever put down. The flexibility makes it extremely easy to work around those tight cuts. Save a couple small falloff pieces for tapping blocks for those few spots that need some persuasion. One review I read said they wasted a lot of material "lining" up all the seams, don't do this. Laminate flooring is supposed to look like wood floor and wood floors are all random board lengths. When you have falloff on one end of the room use it as a starter for the next course. And of course vacuum between courses if it's collecting dirt or sawdust. It's warmer to the touch and quieter to walk on (especially for my dog) than the regular types of laminate floors, I think because of the rubber backing. It also saves a lot of time and money because you don't have to use underlayment. My biggest piece of advice is Take Your Time, if you're getting frustrated with something take a break get a new outlook before you come back.

Pros High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Comfortable, Great Accent

Timthecarpenter

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  • ALLURE ULTRA, EXCELLANT PRODUCT, SO FAR!
  • January 24, 2011
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the flooring was very easy to install (my floor had new underlayment, below the carpet, so the floor was level, smooth and clean) The appearance is very attractive. Seems like the maintance will be quite easy with a swifter. The chairs roll easily on the flooring without marking the floor. The test will be how it looks and holds-up to daily use in the kitchen and dining room. A little pricey, compared to laminate flooring but the benefits of no moisture problems and durabability may be worth it.

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north fort myers, fl.
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  • Perfect for a music studio!
  • January 15, 2014
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I put in the Saw Cut Dakota and it is beautiful! It was warm for the winter on a slab floor. I chose this floor for a music studio in my home which gets a lot of traffic from children coming from outside. It is performing much better than the hardwood did and it looks real, especially with an area rug added. Now I am putting the same floor in my living room. Love it!

Pros High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Easy to Clean, Sturdy, Comfortable, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Looks High End, Effective, pleasing to the eye

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star

Oklahoma
65 or over, Female
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  • Stunning Floor!
  • September 10, 2014
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This is the 2nd time I used Allure Ultra, but this time beats even the wood floors I've had in the past. It is just stunning to look at and true to the online representation, looks just like hand sawcut wood. It's soft to walk on, no buckling or movement even when heavy furniture is rolled across it and no indentations either. Im my last home, we had the floor for 2 years and when we moved, even the appraiser thought it was real wood. No scratches (we have dogs), no dents...looked like new. We had our regular wood floor installer for the installation and he finished the job shaking his head. He could not believe how easy it was to install and could not believe how great it looked. Everyone is shocked when they ask what kind of wood we have and we tell them it's vinyl. It's NOT your grandmother's kitchen floor! Love love love my Sawcut Colorado floor. Check out the photos!

Pros Feels Like Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Looks Great, Modern, Easy to Clean, Comfortable, Looks High End

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Naples FL
45 to 54, Male
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  • Happy with it mostly
  • July 14, 2015
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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.

Pros Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Effective Cons Scratches Easily

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lhmpcm

Honolulu, HI
45 to 54, Female
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