Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 152
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by RGIdaho Love this floor! This is NOT a laminate floor, it responds like a wood floor, :-)
We installed this floor over 2 years ago and it sill looks fabulous. We brought home several samples of solid wood, tongue and groove flooring for testing. We scratched, dropped objects on them, etc. and they ALL scratched, dented, etc. the same so we went with the bamboo because we liked the look, renewability, sustainability, cost savings,etc.
We ordered pallets for cost savings, we returned the couple of boxes we didn't use.
We don't have big dogs in the house, we don't (typically) wear our shoes in the house because we are a working farm and "things" stay attached to our shoes and boots.
If you have never installed SOLID WOOD TONGUE & GROOVE get help, FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS TO THE "T". This IS NOT a glue down/click together floor or floating floor it is WOOD (BAMBOO). If you are looking for a "Pergo" look and wear DO NOT install this product. Other products are not genuine, solid wood floors. (some glue is used but it's not the main fastener)
We chose this floor because we have installed and used solid wood floors in the past. Yes they wear, get nicks, scratches, etc. However, if you get a gouge, scratch, etc. it can be sanded out or refinished because it's solid material not laminate.
The floor went down easy. We covered our existing subfloor with a new sub floor, asphalt paper, etc. per the manufacturers instructions. I don't know that I would call this a beginner, possibly an intermediate DIY project; depends on the experience.
We love the floor! It cleans easy, keeps easy and we are thinking about putting it in the bedrooms as well.
** DON'T CLEAN the floor with ANY wood floor products, especially Bona, it will leave a film and ruin the floor. For stubborn spots, etc. they recommend using a mixture of Fingernail Polish remover and distilled water.
** Don't use rubber backed, waffle pattern, non slip rug liners; it will leave a pattern on the floor. it can be removed with some elbow grease. Also if the rug is not picked up every time you dust mop it will grind the dirt into the floor leaving the outline of the rug. Just use the rug on the floor without any backer and dust mop under it every time you clean the floor.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by KMJB Looks Fantastic!
We had our contractor friend install the floors throughout our entire apartment (about 5 rooms plus a hallway), and with four guys working on it they were installed in one day! I am so happy with how the floors turned out - they look amazing with the paint that we had already chosen and I couldn't have asked for a better match! And they clean very well - after all of our other renovations were done, I just ran the vacum over it to pick up the majority of the sawdust then a lightly damp mop to clean & shine.
January 8, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by HomeownerBuilder Installs easy; looks nice; scratches and dents easy
Had to give it a 3...easy scratching and denting (photo attached). Standing and looking from the doorway...floor looks great. Inspecting floor closely...can see all the small scratches and nicks...so I don't look closely anymore. Used a floor nailer...easy to install. Don't make a mistake because the board(s) will damage and become unusable when removed after nailing. Use felt or carpet cutouts on the bottom of furniture. Don't see how you can repair (replace) damaged boards without removing (and damaging) the adjacent (non-damaged) boards. Inspect the boards before purchasing. Difficult to match the boards if you buy from different lot numbers. Some lots install for the right and some lots install from the left. Also hard to match color and design of different boards to give symmetry to the floor. Manufacturing & Retailer should disclose the easy scratch and dent problem to the consumer.
April 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Gonzalez Totally disappointed
I love the look of the flooring. Like most other floors was a bear to install. After installation it looked great. After each cleaning, I noticed more and more scratches. The floor has been down for about 6 months and looks terrible. I am so very disappointed. Not only was the flooring expensive but the glue was over $100 a can. We purchase quite a bit, enough to cover two large rooms and a hallway. I am going to THD this week to see what can be done. This is not a product I would ever recommend. Sorry
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Paul Installed as advertised and looks beautiful
I'm giving this product a 5 star rating, but it has only been in a week. I glued it down and it installed well. The glue was hard to keep off of everything. Make sure you have one person slated to follow you through the installation and clean up fresh glue with mineral spirits. Clean up a day later is a real pain. You could spend another 8 hour day cleaning up if you let it dry!
NOTE: Make sure you figure in the glue in your overall price. The glue cost 1/2 of the price of the wood itself! $750 in wood and $350 in glue. The Bamboo glue is more expensive and Home Depot Store only stocks it in $150, 4 gallon buckets. Order a few 1 gallons on line and return what you don't use!! I had to go back for a third bucket ($150), to finish the job, and used less than 1/2 of it!!!
The product looks beautiful and feels beautiful under your bare feet! It's worth the hassle. But plan ahead with the glue and gloves and dedicated clean up person!
December 10, 2014