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Cryntel Vinyl Tile: Floating Plank Flooring Review

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Cryntel Vinyl Plank Flooring

Cryntel Vinyl Plank Flooring

Cryntel Enterprises

The Bottom Line

Great-looking vinyl plank flooring at a reasonable cost, though installation takes patience.


  • 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

Cryntel Vinyl Tile floating plank first came to my attention when my Embedded Lowe's Operative--Shirley--pointed it out.

"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.

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