Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 13
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KimC Beautiful flooring but not the best quality
The flooring is BEAUTIFUL! It is hand scraped with distressed marks and the color is fabulous. It is very dark, so of course it shows every speck of dust, animal hair, and crumbs. It does need to be swept/vacuumed every day. My husband and I installed 3 rooms of this ourselves and it was very easy. We did have some bowed boards that were unusable but most of the boards were in good condition.
The problem comes when you actually are living with this floor. It scratches SUPER easily. My dog doesn't scratch it with his nails. It is everything else. Plastic laundry hampers, for example, will leave white scratches when it's scooted across the floor. A smooth cardboard box that I drug across the floor left white scratches. This is the easiest scratched floor I have ever seen. I would be fine if it scratched the color of the wood, but it leaves white marks that are very visible. I am told it is because of the aluminium oxide finish.
Another problem is the lack of water resistance. My toddler spilled a small amount of water on the floor. I cleaned it up about 10 minutes later. There are now 2 bubbles under the wood. I am now fearful of mopping because I don't want to create more water marks.
I am very disappointed in the floor. I wish I had bought high quality, more expensive materials that would last a long time. I spent $3K on this flooring and I am sure it won't last decade.
July 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fabian Not what we expected
After installing the floor a week before Thanksgiving it looked nice.....Little did we know that the floor scratches easily and is not what we expected. If I could return this I would in a second.
May 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eodmatt Drop in quality
We purchased this in 2012 and had Home Depot install it, it scratched very easily. After ordering replacement boards we received a damaged shipment, the boxes were damaged and boards were warped and pitted. After four more orders we gave up,
August 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by trailrunner Beautiful floor
I have had the flooring installed for almost two months now. It is lovely and guests really like it! Here are the various thoughts that have popped up since purchasing the product.
*There was no exact sample in the store, but I had a good enough idea by comparing other samples with the photo online. It is as I hoped it would be.
*The installer mentioned there was a little glue on some of the pieces. He said this helped with the ease of installation. The only negative is that there are still little spots here and there, but they come off without much effort if wiped with a clean cloth.
*Because the color is so dark, lint, hair, etc., shows up easily (I vacuum or dust mop the flooring a couple times a week).
*One of the primary reasons I purchased this particular product was because a prior review stated it didn't scratch. I have a dog that likes to scratch his "area" before lying down. I have noticed that you can see some of the scratches, but they do not penetrate the wood...they can be rubbed out with a clean cloth. My hope is that the finish will continue to protect the wood.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and I love the ease of cleaning, therefore, one might ask why I didn't rate it a "5" star product. It really comes down to the excess glue on the wood and the fact that two months later, I'm still finding areas that need to be cleaned. Plus, if you are one that likes your flooring to look meticulous, be aware that dark wood shows more of the little particles than a lighter wood might show. I would, however, definitely recommend this product.
August 18, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SW1126 Delivery issues
Not a bad product for the cost and they look nice. However, I do believe that it the floors will scratch and dent quite easily. I've only had the floor down for a few weeks and have already noticed a couple scratches. I dropped a metal candle holder from about 3 feet and it nicked the floor.
The largest problem is the delivery. Two orders that shipped to my Home Depot store had to be returned because every board in the order was damaged. I had 4 boxes shipped to my house and they were in horrible shape. The flooring manufacturer has to either build a better box or find a different delivery service. It appears that UPS may be dropping them from 20 - 30 feet.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by neggiseg Love this floor
We've had hardwood floors put into every house we've owned since college, but this is the first we installed ourselves. We got a deal on the glue installation flooring. As long as we kept the glue off our fingers and extra rags, it was easy. (Don't ever let the glue sit - it dries quick and will never come off.) The floor is very strong and beautiful. We're going to extend it from our kitchen/study into our dining room and family room.
As with any wood flooring, it will scratch if not protected, so use furniture protectors and rugs. Don't get the dark wood look if you have dogs - hair and scratches show up more. This floor looks and performs like a million dollar floor but only cost $1000.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by matt Looks Beautiful
Received 5 boxes of the walnut strand bamboo flooring. It was very easy to install once the first plank was laid. Looks more beautiful installed than out of the box. Seems very sturdy. Left approx 1/4" of space on all edges to allow for expansion.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ellecbel You pay for what you get and more!
We installed this flooring ourselves. We also read all of the reviews....based off of a lot research prior to our final decision.... This flooring is considered very inexpensive. We just didn't want to spend a lot of money...but wanted something that was decent in quality and looked good....We got both! It was easy to install and looks fantastic...a little more swiffering is needed because we have two dogs, but that is to be expected when you have dark floors.
February 23, 2016