DO NOT FEAR, THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
My first time buying floors online. And having to trust Home Depot—that was the toughest part. I must say, the experience was wonderful! Let’s go in order: I purchased 11 boxes of Modern Oak Broadway Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring. Within a few days they arrived, intact, perfectly packaged, delivered by UPS, and the gentleman deposited, without even blinking or me asking, all of them in my bedroom. (How you are treated by the delivery carrier, honestly, might depend on your location and on the
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personal character and work ethics of the carrier’s employee.) Home Depot kept me up to date as per the status of the order: being checked, getting ready to ship, in transit, out for delivery and so on. I am posting here photos of the results.
I paid an installer to do the job. The kid (he is young) had no familiarity with this type of product and he did make a few mistakes. Some we were able to correct; some I’ll have to live with. I must say, however, that the mistakes were his and not inherent problems with the vinyl planks. The stickiness of the planks makes it tricky to install them because if you don’t get it right immediately it is difficult to pick up a piece and re-set it. One has to be careful not to bend the corners of each plank. Because of its sticky nature, this plank might be harder to chisel, when you have to shape it to fit special corner or, say, the perimeter of a stone-base fireplace. If one does it DIY-style, I am sure one would put all the love and care and patience to get it perfectly right… My young installer messed up here and there. (However, the same guy installed a different product, Luxury vinyl planks by Coretec and it was a masterpiece! Truly the Michelangelo of floor installation!—that’s because he has worked with non-sticky, click-&-lock planks many many times.)
The floor is extremely pleasant to the touch, smooth but not slippery in the least. The color: there is a lot of grey/silver in it (more than I expected and more than I had hoped for)—but the overall effect is quite beautiful, and elegant. It is not super shiny, but it’s not dull either. It does not look like wood, obviously: it is black and silver, after all. But it does not look like our grandmother’s linoleum either, at all! It is great. This Modern Oak Broadway Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring went into our humble, 40-year-old, slightly rinky-dink beach house. There was no need to go overboard with extravagantly expensive flooring in a place prone to salty-wind attacks and other coastal natural phenomena. It is perfect! I am very happy with it and would highly recommend it to people with similar need and expectations.
[p.s.: I've been trying for 1 hour to post more than one photo, but HomeDepot website is not uploading my images. Sorry]