LESLIE: Howie in Florida is calling with the number one topic we receive here at The Money Pit – flooring. What can we do for you?
HOWIE: Listen, there is a product sold at Home Depot …
HOWIE: … and other stores sell similar products. It’s called Allure at Home Depot and what it is is a vinyl flooring material …
HOWIE: … that comes in strips. It does not adhere to – it’s a floating floor. It does have a backing that overlaps and they stick to each other. Twenty-five-year guarantee and completely waterproof and it looks and feels like wood.
TOM: You know, we’ve heard of this product and we haven’t actually installed it ourselves but there are a lot of positive comments about it throughout the home improvement websites and blogs that we follow. It seems like it’s a pretty easy install. Some of the cautions are to make sure that you seal the edges, you caulk the edges and that sort of thing.
LESLIE: And also to leave a certain amount of spacing around the entire perimeter to allow for expansion.
TOM: Which you would do with any type floating floor like that.
TOM: But it sounds like it’s a good option, an inexpensive option and one that …
LESLIE: And easy to install.
TOM: And it also has a 25-year warranty. So I think it’s definitely worth giving it a shot.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. They’re exclusive to Home Depot. The manufacturer is Halstead International. And if you go to their website, HalsteadIntl.com, they don’t call it Allure by name but you can see installation tips, you can see different products. Because it is exclusive to Home Depot, that’s where you would buy it.
HOWIE: Mm-hmm. When you say “sealing the edges” do you mean just around the periphery?
LESLIE: Correct, the perimeter of the room.
HOWIE: Right. OK, well I thank you for the info.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.