Moving into our home 26 years ago, almost everything in it was “contractor grade”. The floor registers were the cheap, gray colored metal version, and we are in the middle of replacing all of them in our home. I wanted an attractive yet affordable option, and found it at my local Lowe’s store.
The store had a good variety of floor register from which to choose, and although I liked the look of wood, I put a wood register in our dining room a few years ago when we remodeled our kitchen, but unfortunately it broke within a few months. That left one option for me, which was to choose a floor register from the various styles available from Allen & Roth.
Alan & Roth make a wide variety of plated steel vents, and they come in several finishes such as brushed or shiny chrome, brushed or shiny bronze, or brushed or shiny gold. The vent I was replacing is on our laundry room and entry way, and the fixtures are brushed gold, so this is the color I chose.
If you are planning on purchasing a new floor register, be sure to measure the size of your floor opening first. I made this mistake and when I got to the store I had no idea which size was correct for my floor. Turns out I needed the 4 inch by 10 inch floor register, which retailed for around $13.00. This was one of the smaller sizes, and the larger versions were obviously more expensive.
The Allen & Roth Steel Floor Register is made of durable plated steel, and it has a protective coating on the metal, as well as a rust proof damper. The underside of the unit as well as the damper are made of plastic, but it looks very sturdy and well made. The damper is plastic, which means it will not rust on me, and should give me years of service. My old metal registers that I replaced had indeed rusted. If you live in a climate that has high humidity, this is certainly something to consider.
These are very easy to install. After measuring your duct opening on the floor and matching the dimensions on the product, you simply remove the old register and insert the new one info your opening. I found the new version fit slightly tighter than my old one, but I gently applied pressure to it and it popped right into place.
The unit itself is very attractive. It has a scroll, or filigree design that allows air to flow through, but at the same time it adds a nice decorative look to any room. If you are looking for a new floor register, I think it would be hard to go wrong with the Allen & Roth brand, they are well made and very attractive.
The Allen & Roth Steel Floor Register comes with a lifetime warranty.