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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HWDIY Flooring Opportunity
I wanted to install a pre-finished hardwood floor within my son's room for he has allergies. I was looking for pre-finished for I wanted a somewhat turnkey installation. The hardwood flooring that I used was not the least expensive nor the most, but a middle of the road price with the hopes that would be reflected within the ease of installation and associated quality. When I open the boxes, the wood appear to be in good quality however, as I started to place it down I started to notice majority of the wood either had tongue and groove damage or was warped. At the end of the day, I was required to (a) wood putty allot of spacing gaps and (b) trash roughly 10% of the material.
July 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AstroGuy Milling inconsistencies
I have certainly worked with better milled products. Besides milling quality that makes it a bit troublesome, order extra to compensate for pieces with surface gouges. Aside from working through these issues, the finished product looks great.
July 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Snoopy Didn't match store sample
Ordered this to patch an area of an existing floor. The store samples appeared to match pretty well with pieces of the existing floor, but when the shipment arrived the samples did not match very well at all. I realize that the colors can fade over time, but these were not even close. Decided to returned the order. Product appeared to be okay otherwise. Suggest updating the store samples to be more representative of the actual product appearance.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkM Awesome product, great quality, great finish.
Installed 300 sq ft of this in a master bedroom suite. The boards were well packed and none were damaged. There was minor bowing on some of the longer boards as would be expected for any natural wood product. The bows were easily eliminated using the pneumatic nailer. This is an excellent product and our floor looks awesome.
March 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gus Hardwood instalation
Easy to install and looks great very happy with product
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doc1951 Very high quality. Almost no waste. Consistent machining.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this "lower priced' flooring. The dimensioning was very consistent and the boards fit together very well. The finish is very hard and has a consistent sheen. I had trouble scratching it with an awl when trying to scribe in to the wall. I put down 270 sq ft and probably ended up with 1 sq ft of cutoff pieces.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turtle Excelent value and quality for the price.
The prefinished floor was easy to install and looks great. Similar flooring in another part of the house still looks great after 10 years of use. Expect the same results with the new installation.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ripwild Quality engineering, beautiful finished product, minimal waste
We selected this product for the entrance foyer when the house was first built 14 years ago. I then used the same Laurel Oak for our den right off the foyer and installed it myself in 2007. Now, in 2013, I installed the same product in the living room. This is a 15x25 living room, 375 square feet. At 20 square feet per case, the room measures out to needing 18.75 cases. I fully used 19 cases, so there is minimal waste product in the cases. There are possibly one or two boards per case that are a little out of alignment, but you can usually fit them in easily. The pieces lock together beautifully and even if they don't seem to fit with a full tightness after banging them in place with a mallet, once you hit it with the floor nailer, they grab right into place.
Installation is not for the faint of heart, but it can be done by someone with moderate DIY and carpentry skills. You need the right tools. Buy the Flooring Nailer from Harbor Freight. It is a great deal at full price, but keep your eye out for coupons and discounts. I got mine for $120. It beats renting one from your local retailer. Now, I'll sell it on Craig's List for a steep discount so that someone will buy it, and then pocket the savings. For this space, including flooring and trim work it took me about 28 hours. It will go much quicker if you have two people working the install as one can be nailing a row while the next person is racking up the next row.
Regarding finish, we have two dogs and have for all 14 years on that hall foyer and there are no scratches to the finish. I'm not a fanatic about cleaning (!), but the product looks beautiful all the time. We have a Roomba that vacuums on a daily basis to keep the dog hair from flying, but other than that, this Bruce floor just keeps looking wonderful. The variety of tones in each case varies, so you know it's real wood with real grain and color. The varieties blend together in beautiful harmony.
Excellent product; highly recommend.
November 16, 2013