While poking around the Consumer Reports website, came across an entry on Allure flooring. This vinyl flooring comes in strips or “planks” (as opposed to the usual peel n stick tile). But looks like wood, down to the texture.
The cherry, hickory, and oak finishes are reasonably convincing, though itâ€™s unlikely youâ€™ll mistake them for the real thing.
– Celia Kuperszmid Lehrman on Consumer Reports
Allure planks don’t require glue they’re self-adhesive. What I like about it them is that the adhesive doesn’t set for 20 minutes. If you make a mistake it can be undone …
Other “easy DIY” bonuses – it’s relatively inexpensive and just needs to be applied to a smooth hard surface (like existing vinyl or concrete) – no additional subfloor needed.
Consumer Reports said the product is supposed to be in Home Depot stores by the end of April of 2007 but from reading around the web some people already have it (or earlier versions of it) … whereas some people are having difficulty finding it.
It seems that this is an entirely new product and available exclusively in Home Depot stores starting in March 2007, which is right about now …