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Easy Entry Flooring

This was totally unplanned, but I have always wanted it to happen.

tile entry flooring

The tile in our entry, to me, was just plain ugly. It kind of had a mauve/blush undertone that was always fighting with the wall color and the stairs (which will be restained soon!).

While we were putting up the planking on the wall, we removed the moulding and I just looked at it and thought this would be the perfect time to get rid of that tile.


I wanted to replace it with what I call the easiest flooring ever, which I have in other rooms in my home, Allure GripStrip.

Since I have used it other rooms in our home, I had an extra case which was just enough for our entry way.

entry tile flooring

So the next day, we removed the tile, layed down a new piece of underlayment, and within a half an hour I had the new floor installed. I love it.

Allure GripStrip

It’s much more my style, fits in with our new faux shiplap wall and was easy to install. (You can see how easy in a previous post with video)

allure entry floor

Doesn’t it look so much better? Don’t pay attention to the orangey stained steps which will be changing soon!


This flooring is available at Home Depot. This specific color is called Pacific Pine. Here is the affiliate link to the exact product for your convenience:
TrafficMASTER Allure Flooring

Want to see how we’ve updated our entry? Here…

split entry gray with stair runner


Saturday 21st of May 2016

So I have fallen in love with this color pattern as well as hearing how easy the flooring goes in and its durability! I came across your post and wanted to ask a few questions: 1) did you use the contract version of this or just the regular? There is a .50 difference between the two. 2) I'm thinking of putting this in a kitchen with cherry cabinets (I have yet to put a cabinet piece by it bc the samples are always gone at HD) any thoughts on that? Thank you! And btw I love your pictures of this flooring it looks awesome!!!


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Are there vinyl pieces for the stair edge or how did you handle this? I cannot tell from the images. We are thinking of doing this color even on our whole downstairs.

Thanks, Robert


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

We will be placing a small quarter round mounding or even smaller around the bottom stair. Which we have put there yet. If you search "Allure Flooring" on my blog you will find my other posts about different rooms I have used this flooring in.

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