Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chewy Love it
Some of the boards were warped a little but most of them were fine. The finish was beautiful and installed great.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jnole Material and Homedepot Install
My wife and I were planning to install the floor panels on our own, but we spent the extra cash to have the panels professionally installed. All we had to do is remove our own carpet and pickup the materials. There is an additional charge for removal of carpet, delivery, and floor boards (if needed). You get what you pay for so spend the extra cash to have the install professionally done. If you have an OSB (Oriented Strand Board Square Edge) floor board or regular plywood as the floor board, then you are good to go on the install. If you have a particle floor board, the installers will need to replace it with plywood (extra charge).
January 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Elizabeth Not holding up in the long run
I would have given this 4-5 stars the first year but after that the surface started wearing off and the color wore quickly. Places we put rugs to protect it got even worse under the rugs than without them. Otherwise, just moving chairs back and forth on it makes deep groves. We made the mistake of buying maple and I guess should have gone with a harder wood or something. Impossible to "fix" using the kit, just doesn't match up. I would not buy this again. I would go with laminate or unstained wood with just poly, not a color that can wear and look awful. I will say it is much easier to keep clean than carpet.
May 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kfk A lot of experience with this wood, highly reccomend, some helpful hints
Installed 24 cases of this hardwood three years ago, 2 attached rooms, living and formal dining
installed another 16 cases in family room last year
my wife likes it so much she changed her mind on new carpeting in master bedroom now i am stalling 13 cases, once completed i am finshed, DONE
we also have oak hardwood in kichen, hallway and entrance that was original to house so i can compare to that
Any moving furniture, chairs etc. over time will scratch hardwood (at least oak and maple) Maybe not right away, but over time (years) removes some of the finish and eventually makes it to the wood. Hard plastic pads attached by furniture companies still scratch over time. Even pads put on our solid cherry formal set. Remove them and add felt pads. Glue with gorilla glue. As long as felt pads are on, no scratches. Other than furniture we have had no problems with dogs, kids, heavy traffic etc.
After furniture and carpeting is pulled, then buy hardwood and leave cases in room for at least 2-3 days before installation. Need to have wood acclimate to temp and humidity of room (it contracts and expands slightly). Someone i know had professional install hardwood floor during winter. He left it stored in his truck during installation and in three months it buckled badly. You want your plywood flooring to be 3/4 in thick so enough wood for nails to grab.
Great price for this product. I think they try to make up for low price in selling underlayment and trim. You can spend a bundle for underlayment and nice trim. Our original oak floors were glued with no underlayment underneath and they creak terribly, same as all houses in this neighborhood. My installed maple has no creaks and its extremely quiet. Instead of paying for expensive underlayment, buy rolls of thick roofing felt. You pay less and it works perfectly.
You can pay $75 for a 60 lb box of this hardwood and another $75 for 3-4 tiny pieces of 8 ft trim.
I purchase solid wood 8 ft trim (unfinished pine) from another source for $5 (yes thats $5 total for 8 feet piece) Then i stain and high gloss varnish to match the floor. For Cinnamon Maple MinWax Gunstock Oak is a perfect match. It takes very little time to do this. Your trim will match floor and be 100% wood. It will look nicer than anything you see in the stores.
For the first and last couple of installed rows of wood you cannot use angled nailer since the walls are in the way. Hand nailing through this wood is a killer. Even hardened nails bend like a politician's promise. Drill holes through wood first. First row, drill near wall so trim will hide nail heads, next couple rows drill same angle as angle nailer uses so nail heads are hidden. Installation is not hard, just takes time. You can use the same MinWax Gunstock Oak stain mentioned above to cover any little nicks, tiny cuts, dents that you might get.
I have had many offers to install hardwood once friends, neighbors have seen floors. I liked doing my own, but not interested in doing it for pay!
I highly reccomend this product.
April 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bcb1 Beautiful floor at excellent price. Hope it will stand up to traffic better than Plano Marsh Oak floor
Several years ago we installed the Plano Marsh Oak solid hardwood floor in our bedroom. While it looks very nice, it's very glossy and it shows many dents and imperfections from foot traffic, dog paws/claws, etc. It's not really scratched, it's what I would call "dented" or "dinged".
So...this time we bought 22 cases of the Cinnamon Maple solid floor to do our great room and hallway area. This floor is a lower gloss - what I'd call a satin finish, and maple is harder than oak, so I'm hoping this floor is more resistant to the dogs and normal foot traffic. Time will tell.
I will say this: at $3.00/sq ft, this floor is comparable in price to a mid grade of carpet, so it's an excellent value.
May 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3rdDIYhouse Awesome floor
We installed this wood on one entire level of our home. It's been there a year, and we love it! We are planning to install it in a second level later this year. Excellent value. Easy to install with the proper tools.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sidekick beautiful
We have had this already installed in our family room for about 2-3 yrs (same product, just wider planks) and were so happy with the quality we installed in in our quest room. What a difference a nice looking floor can make, and the price is great! We installed this ourselves and my husband was happy with the quality of the boards (he said he has heard with cheap wood floors they are often "bowed" and hard to install)
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Excellent Hardwood!!
Great product at a great price! My wife and I really enjoy our new floors! They're easy to clean and look professional!
December 11, 2012