The Bottom Line
- Vinyl plank flooring that looks very much like hand-scraped wood.
- Reasonable cost, but not a bargain product.
- Easily found (stocked at Lowe's).
- Not a self-adhesive product. Requires application of adhesive.
- 6" x 36" vinyl plank flooring.
- Cryntel's Acu-Tech™ Embossed Finish looks quite good.
- Dryback vinyl tile, not self-adhesive.
- Install over "dry concrete, existing wood floors, plywood and smooth well-adhered sheet vinyl or plank."
- Use Taylor #2091 Pressure Sensitive or Taylor Professional Series PS600 adhesives.
Guide Review - Cryntel Vinyl Tile: Floating Plank Flooring Review
"I was surprised when this stuff first hit my area [flooring]," said Shirley. "Most vinyl plank flooring looks like garbage, wouldn't you think?"
Indeed. Lowe's happened to have the Cryntel Vinyl Plank abutting a similar plank flooring from a competitor. Both wood-look vinyl plank flooring, 6" x 36" and roughly the same price, the competitor's grain looked two-dimensional, unconvincing.
By contrast, Cryntel's vinyl tile's surface looked convincingly hand-scraped, its faceting picking up highlights.
Underfoot, the Cryntel vinyl tile felt comfortable, if a bit too soft to be passed off as wood.
Remember that this is not self-adhesive flooring, so you will be troweling on adhesive and working against the clock.