Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 170
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Galileo Looks great, easy to install
Overall, I'd buy this product again and am very pleased with how it looks. It looks expensive and high quality once installed. My only feedback for this product is that the tongue and groove portion of the planks are somewhat cheap and tend to break or flake apart when installing. I don't expect this to be a problem now that it's all together as a unit but was a bit surprised at this on an otherwise high quality product.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diane Very satisfied with the product
I had a small area in a pantry that I wanted to put cork floor in. I had 27 SF and all of the other products came in boxes of 22.5 SF so I would have had to waste almost an entire box. Then I found this and it came in 10.92 SF per box so 3 boxes were perfect for my job. They came UPS and one box was damaged and the tongue on the end was almost broken off but used those pieces up against a wall where we could cut them off so it didn't matter. I am very pleased and my husband and I did it in a few hours.
October 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by billf1 Great Product
This is a great product for any room in the house including the bathroom and kitchen. We have installed burnished straw plank cork flooring in 5 of our remodel prodjects. The customers absolutely love it!!!
July 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nags Decent Product
I had this installed throughout much of my home the past 15 months. I did a kitchen and dinning room area followed by living room and hallway. All was well until the 2nd order the dye job was significantly different the last few boxes. I placed another order and had 1 box come the correct color but damaged and the others come mis-colored again. Home Depot was no help, I tried calling the company, Home Depot twice gave me the wrong phone number..... I've since ordered more again and had them come in mis-colored again. I gave up hope on ever getting the correct color and just decided to stagger the planks.
It also isn't extremely durable, scratches and dents fairly for cork.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smitty Cork Flooring Headboard!
Had a sample of this flooring on my desk more than two years. Finally got the remodel going now. I wanted something very different for our bedroom and this filled the bill nicely. Used heavy duty liquid nails to do most of the adhesion on the walls. Click and lock the next line, level and square, and use a pneumatic stapler in the tongue making sure the next row could still seat properly. Some pieces were dinged in transit but used up on start and end of rows ensuring the planks didn't line up all in a row. Do it again or something similar? Oh, yea.
April 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed never again
I read the reviews and my wife decided this was what she wanted. I have installed lots of cork and laminates, this is by far the worst product I have ever dealt with. The quality is very poor. It was shipped
without any protection for the tongue and groove. I would say 35% were damaged. I will never buy
any product without seeing it first hand. If I had seen it, I would have went with something else. After
seeing how bad the product was, I started taking pictures. I showed them to the Home Depot guy and he
agreed with me. If the product was of better quality, all the damage would not of occurred. If this was
priced where it should have been, I would understand, but not a cheap price.
March 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Cork flooring in first floor
The flooring comes in easy to handle boxes. Easy to install, just have to use spacer blocks around the perimeter. The thresholds and trim pieces you can buy do not match exactly, but are pretty close and look great when installed. One threshold piece came damaged, so buy extra and return in store.
The flooring came undamaged, but some of the pieces have some random red spots (more red than the rest) so order extra. I have installed about 30 boxes and have accumilated 2 boxes of pieces i did not want because of the red spots.
I am installing this floor in my first level colonial house. I have a half bath and kitchen so I am semi-worried about water spilling on the floor. I actually had my dogs water bowl on the flooring for 3 days and just moved it to find a ring on the floor from the bowl. I whiped it with a wet paper towel quick to see if it would go away. Nope, the ring is still there. I am very nervous that I made the wrong choice with the cork floor. I ordered a pet foot mat with sides and water proof mats for each door to the house.
Considering you can get some prefinish hardwood floors for about the same price, i would recommend hardwood flooring. I was not up to installing hardwoods myself, nor was I prepared to pay the high labor cost of doing so. I went with cork because of it sustainibility as a product, its noise dampening/ minor insulation factor, impact resistance and ease of installation.
I am almost done installing the floor. Because of the way it clicks into place, i can install this a little bit every night after work and for that reason, it is great. You can cut with power saws, but I strongly recommentd a cork cutter. It is like a huge razor that you push down and it snaps it. I use a jig saw outside for the long cuts and to trim around odd shapes.
I have attached a few progress photos. I love the way it looks. it really pulls out the best in each room. looks like a different floor in the natural light opposed to artificial light.
I will be back in a few years to write another review.
May 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SunCityReno Cork laminate is a great choice
The cork laminate flooring looks great. We like the variegated appearance together with a plank effect. We did our entryway and liked it so much we're doing the whole house to replace carpet. The surface feels soft underfoot and footfalls make very little noise, unlike typical laminate. The installation instructions state that no underlayment is needed, but poly sheeting is needed over concrete. I found it impossible to get 6 mil poly sheeting to lay perfectly flat, leaving numerous wrinkles throughout, and since the cork planks are slightly flexible, we could here plastic rippling sound as we walked across the floor. So I installed Eco Cork Foam underlayment, which undoubtedly helps with sound and soft feel. Unlike some laminate flooring, installation does not require that each plank to be tapped into the end of the adjacent plank, Instead the plank drops into a notch in the adjacent plank. This design simplifies installation. However, the edges don't fit flush 100% of the time, and it takes a whack of a soft blow hammer to get the edges to seat. I had a few places where I didn't get the joint secure and now the gap is growing. As others have mentioned, the machined interlocking portion at the edges of the planks are brittle and small chunks will break off during shipping and handling. I don't feel it's enough to affect the security of the installation. Still and all I think we made the right choice at the price point, especially when compared to a true wood floor, which I think is comparable in feel and sound as opposed to a laminate floor (and we have installed a 12 mm laminate floor on Eco Cork Foam in one room).
September 20, 2016