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LifeProof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring in the Kitchen

**Edit**

This flooring is now called Lifeproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring. About a month or two after using this flooring they went through a name change but it’s still the same exact product. You can also check out this flooring when I put it in my dining room, living room and hallway here. 

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Since moving into our home I have wanted to rip up the ugly brown, pinkish tile in our kitchen but I couldn’t really justify it when there were more projects that needed to get done.

ugly-tile

But then my saving grace…my refrigerator, started leaking because the defroster was clogged. When that happened the water found a small crack in the grout of the tile and started leaking through the floor. The weight of the fridge then cracked the tile.

broken-tile

So when my husband said how do we replace one tile? I said we don’t. We replace the whole floor.

Victory for me!

I have loved Allure’s Flooring since we first used it in our basement. I then proceeded to use it in other rooms in the house. I love the Allure Gripstrip it’s so easy and looks awesome.

So when I heard about their new Luxury Vinyl Drop and Lock Flooring I had to try it!

I’m going to have to say it…I think I love Allure’s ISOCORE flooring more than the GripStrip!

This flooring is 100% waterproof which makes it perfect for kitchen, it’s an easy drop and lock installation and it looks amazing!

allure-isocore-supplies

The installation is really easy. I just followed the directions. So I won’t bore you with the details but I will share with you a few tips I learned along the way.

This is a quick Facebook Live video that I did to show you just how easy it was.

Here are tips I learned while installing Lifeproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring:

  1. Measure. This one is in the instructions about measuring so you don’t have a piece less than 8″ at the end but even though it works out, if you’re not using power tools to cut, make sure you have enough to cut off at the end. Meaning, if you are trying to snap an inch piece off of a plank it’s a little tricky because you can’t get a good grip.
  2. You don’t need to use power tools to cut the planks because you just score them with a utility and they snap. But if you need to cut around something or make a cut into a plank and don’t have power tools you can use a hand saw. I broke two planks trying to score and slightly snap the plank along the cuts but snapped the whole thing. So I took a board to use as a guide and used the hand saw. Easy peasy.
  3. Knee pads. Self explanatory.
  4. If you feel a seam or little lip on the plank, tap it in more. A tapping block is a must have on this floor.

Hopefully these little tips will help you if you want to install this floor.

Now lets see the floor!

isocore-kitchen

I chose, Seasoned Wood in Multi Width Planks. I love how these look.

The finish is more gray than brown and it truly looks like wood. I also love that there is a little texture to the planks as well. They’re not super smooth which gives me a little more piece of mind when my crazy 3 year old is running around in his socks!

Allure ISOCORE Harrison Pine Dark

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ISOCORE

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***Edit***

This flooring is no longer called ISOCORE. The same flooring has a new name. It’s now Lifeproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring. Name change but still the same great product. This color is now called Seasoned Wood.

I have also continued this same flooring into our dining room/family room and hallway. You can see that post here.

You can purchase this flooring through my affiliate link at the Home Depot here.

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Lex

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

I know you don’t install this under cabinets..... but what about a laundry machine? Do you just work around the machine or lay a layer underneath? Thanks for your help!!

Melissa

Saturday 6th of April 2019

What pattern did you use? I know there are a few different ones to choose from. Looks great!

Lisa

Friday 16th of February 2018

How do you do a good cleaning - like with water?

HOMEGIRL

Sunday 18th of February 2018

Just water and a gentle cleaner. I use a green cleaner. But I think it said not to use vinegar on this floor.

Gavin

Monday 8th of January 2018

Hi home girl, how long did it take for the floors to offgas(smell to go away)?

HOMEGIRL

Monday 8th of January 2018

Hi Gavin, I had no smell whatsoever. And I’m really sensitive!

Ariana

Thursday 3rd of August 2017

If you have used this flooring in other rooms, how did you make the transition? I would like to use the same isocore floor throughout and have a consistent flow but it looks like pieces can only be added to one side of the plank. When continuing in another room, starting at a corner would not be possible. Please let me know how it works if you have used this floor in other rooms. Thank you!