lifeproof vinyl plank flooring review

LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring Review

You want the most stunning floors possible for your home. The kind of flooring that will make your friends and family think you spent a small fortune on remodeling your home.

Only, you didn’t (spend a small fortune that is). So, how do you get that high-end look without the hefty price tag that comes along with them?

The latest trend that many homeowners are going with is luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring. But there are so many options in LVP – how do you choose?

LifeProof, formally known as Allure, is an excellent choice in LVP. It has many features that will appeal to both your eyes and your wallet.

Ready to learn more about this great product?

Features

LifeProof Vinyl Plank flooring offers beautiful selections in several different widths of planks. Plus, they are deeply embossed to resemble natural wood grains like oak, hickory, and pine.

It features both traditional wood looks as well as more trendy and rustic looks.

They also have a thick wear layer that is resistant to scratches, marks and skids. So, LifeProof LVP is a great option for homes with children or pets.

These planks also come with an attached underlayment, which means they are warm and comfortable to walk on. (And they are very quiet, unlike hard tiles).

Since LifeProof LVP is antimicrobial, it is also a smart choice for anyone who suffers from allergies. This LVP is specially treated to prevent the growth of odor and stain that can cause mold or mildew to grow on the surface or in the underlayment.

Plus, it is formaldehyde-free and phthalate-free. So, it is a safe product that is free of many of the harmful contaminants that some products contain.

Another great feature of these floors is that they have a rigid PVC core and are 100 percent waterproof.

If you are looking for flooring in a wet room, or an area prone to flooding, then LifeProof vinyl plank floors will give you the look of natural wood yet hold up much better under the elements.

But, these LVP planks can look great anywhere throughout your home. These planks come in gorgeous shades of gray like Rustic Wood or Lighthouse Oak, and beautiful brown hues like Heirloom Pine and Shadow Hickory.

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Installation

One of the many benefits of LVP is that it is very easy to install. In fact, if you like DIY projects, this is one you can definitely do yourself.

You will just need a few simple tools like a tapping block and a soft-faced hammer.

LifeProof’s LVP is designed with floating or interlocking planks that you can install directly over your subfloor.

So, if you are replacing your tile, laminate, or other floors, you may not even have to remove them. Simply lay your floating LVP over the existing floor.

However, in some cases, you may need cushioning or a vapor barrier system. When in doubt, you can always ask an expert.

And once you have them installed, there is no acclimation time required. You can move all your furniture back in the room and begin enjoying them immediately.

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Maintenance

LifeProof Luxury Vinyl is a high-quality vinyl plank flooring that is easy to maintain. It includes many features designed to help it last a long time even in high traffic areas.

It has a solid virgin vinyl layer and ceramic bead enhanced wear layer that makes it an extremely durable product that is resistant to scratches.

With ISOCORE technology, these luxury vinyl planks are difficult to damage. But if you do, simply replace the damaged plank with a new one.

LifeProof’s drop-and-lock end joints make it not only easy to install, but you can also easily switch out a plank if there is some major damage to it.

For routine cleaning, simply sweep the floors, use a dust mop or even a vacuum with a hard floor attachment.

Since it is 100% waterproof, you can also mop your LifeProof floors when you need a deeper cleaning. Just make sure to use a cleaning product approved for LVP on your floors when using a mop.

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How to Purchase LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring

LifeProof luxury vinyl plank flooring, formally called Allure, is sold exclusively at Home Depot.

Priced per square foot, this flooring is generally sold by the case. The planks generally cost a little less than $3 per square foot and a case covers around 20 square feet.

You can order LifeProof flooring, as well as other popular flooring brands like the Floorte line made by Shaw, online or at your local Home Depot store. However, not all styles are available to ship to your home.

There is also an option to ship your order to your nearest Home Depot location for store pickup. There is no shipping fee for this service.

If you can’t decide which one to choose, you can request samples to take home. You can also return the flooring for up to 90 days after purchase.

LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring comes with a lifetime residential warranty from the manufacturer.

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The Verdict

LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring is a great option for anyone who loves the look of hardwood flooring but doesn’t want the headaches that come along with it.

It comes in a variety of beautiful wood grain looks. And with today’s technology, the resemblance to wood is so close that your guests may not even realize it’s not real wood.

This LVP is also good for your health. It protects against harmful allergens and is not overladen with harmful chemicals like some other vinyl flooring.

LifeProof is also easy to install and easy to maintain. And at a cost of less than $3 a square foot in most areas, it is also a budget-friendly product.

But you can’t just buy this it just anywhere. LifeProof vinyl plank flooring is only available through Home Depot.

What is your favorite LifeProof vinyl plank flooring style?

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Jennifer Lester

About Jennifer Lester

Jennifer Lester is a freelance writer, blogger, and home improvement finatic. She loves to write about things that will transform your house into your dream home. Jennifer is a graduate of Texas A&M University. LinkedIn.

17 thoughts on “LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring Review”

  1. We are thinking about installing this in the next home in place of tile and / or wood. My question is this: When you put your furniture in place and it has been sitting there for a while, and then the wife decides to rearrange the room, will the furniture leave a big imprint like it does in carpet? If you slide your furniture around instead of lifting it up, will this stuff tear?

  2. Kathleen Richardville

    Can I use this flooring in a home that we use seasonally? When it is closed up in winter, temps get very cold – then of course warmer in Summer. Will this flooring warp?

  3. Can I put it down then put a toilet on top of it, or must I first make many intricate cuts to get the flooring around the toilet without going under the toilet?

    1. It’s recommended to make your cuts and place around toliet. I used a jig saw and traced my cuts prior, worked out perfect. At the worst case scenario, you can fill any small gaps with cualking for appearance.

    2. You can actually install the life proof LVP under the commode. The only cuts you will need is around the flange.

      “Flooring can be installed under toilets. Leave proper expansion space around flange and caulk. Do not anchor toilet through the material.”

      That’s from the installation guide. Or take my 18 yrs experience as your guide. I always avoid caulking around the base of commodes. IF there is the rare case where you’re getting a leak from under the commode, the caulking will keep it from being noticed before it becomes a much bigger issue. But like I said, it’s rare to leak under a commode, but better safe then sorry

  4. Is there a product that will put a shine on this vinyl flooring without requiring repeat maintenance applications?

  5. I have a room (10.3ft by 17.5ft) and it’s uneven by about an inch from the outside to the middle of the room. Will the Lifeproof vinyl flooring work? The current flooring is 8×8 inch ceramic tile. Is that my best option, or should I use something else??

    1. Yes, the Lifeproof will work just fine. I just finished an area last night that was 1″ off as well. I just made very precise cuts and made sure my 1/4″ spacers were staying in place. Also, I’m using 9/16″ moulding so that’ll at least give it an extra 1/16″ inch of overlap. You shouldn’t have any problems.

  6. Recently installed this vinyl flooring. Looks great and was easy to install. Chose it because it is waterproof. Installed in a back porch area where people come in from the outside. We have noticed that since winter and snow has started the floor has started to look splotchy after cleaning. Do not know if this being caused by salt being dragged in off of boots/shoes from the outside. If so, is there a cleaning treatment that can be done to protect the floor and give it a clean fresh look?

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