Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LumberGuy Met expectations in every way
Flooring looks good, quality is commensurate with price, and installation is reasonable. Aside from a less than cooperative delivery provider, a good experience.
December 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jayb Zero stars!!!
This product doesn't even deserve one star but I had to put something. The installation process was horrible. By far the worst floor I've ever installed. I battled with it for a few hours and ended up pulling it up and taking it back.
The tongue and groove was horrible. Pieces did not want to lock at all. Floor had spaces and was uneven.
Hampton Bay needs to stick to ceiling fans because they are absolutely clueless when it comes to designing floors.
December 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Vonn1234 Floor
The floor is beautiful, but it does not have a good locking system. Too many pieces come unlocked during installation.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rh Should've bought more while it was cheaper!!!
I would NOT agree with the other review that says install was difficult, and the locking system wasn't good.
Two key things to pay attention to here. 5" Plank and 12mm thick. These are some seriously heavy duty laminate floor planks. And for their price, an excellent deal. These are 12mm thick and when locked together create a very strong floor system even on the roughest and weakest of subfloors.
While a good technique is necessary, these do lock together exactly as instructed in the included instructions. They can be laid in either direction, so it works great for working around corners and back into the opposite direction avoiding unnecessary transitions. Cutting them was extremely easy with a 10" miter saw with a carbide blade with a high tooth count. I was even able to use a table saw, and that same blade, to rip them down to a narrower plank for finishing the last row along a wall.
Make sure when you are locking them together to visually inspect the locking channel around all four sides of the plank to make sure there is no debris that will interfere with being able to interlock it with the adjacent plank.
Each plank has a very small beveled edge along all 4 sides, so after locking them together you have a noticeable seam between each plank adding to the look and feel of it being real wood planks. Each plank has one continuous pattern on it, so the plank itself looks like one piece of wood. Some laminate floors have wide planks with a pattern of three rows on each meaning once installed you notice that there are no seams between the pattern rows but you see seams between the planks. That takes away from it being able to look like a real wood floor. That is NOT the case with these. I had a party in my home recently and not one of my 50+ guests believed me when I told them it was a laminate floor. A couple of the handyman type men actually made me show them some of the scrap pieces I had before they'd believe me.
On the subject of patterns. Each box comes with 8 planks. The break down is 4 patterns, 2 planks of each pattern. There is no way to look at the label on an individual box and determine which 4 patterns will be in the box. In total, I purchased one and a half pallets for about 1300sqft. I determined there to be a total of 11 different plank patterns!!! I was not expecting that and was very pleased. I figured there would be like 6 or 7, making it difficult to not repeat a plank pattern to close to another. With 11 different patterns I had no trouble at all keeping a pattern as much as 8 or more feet from it's nearest match. With 11 patterns I was able to more easily lay the planks in a random order, meaning not pulling from one pattern to the next in the same sequence. This prevented 2 patterns from always appearing next to each other, which in itself would create a repeating pattern on a larger scale and is very noticeable on a floor without a lot of furniture or rugs covering it.
I think this particular product has been discontinued and they are trying to sell their remaining stock. Until it's gone I would highly recommend to anyone.
December 3, 2014