Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 41
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kathleen Beautiful Flooring at a Fraction of the Cost
This bamboo is beautiful! And it costs a fraction of what other hardwoods and even new carpet would cost. It matches well with pine and oak fixtures I have stained and finished to a similar color. The shipment arrived quickly and the delivery driver was very friendly and helpful. Some tips he told me: Make sure to acclimate the wood (we acclimated it for a day and a half). Unpack the pallet and bring the boxes into the room where it will be installed; unwrap the plastic off of each box, and stack it so air can flow around each box (I have attached a photo of this). The boards are packed nicely; I found no damaged boards through all the boxes.
It was easy to install; I rented a hardwood floor nail gun. I recommend renting as these will cost several hundreds of dollars new, and Home Depot also does not sell the L shaped nails recommended for this floor (although I did not check to see if they had them online.) Where you rent the nail gun will likely have nails. Another thing you will need is a rubber mallet and some scrap wood to hammer them into place before nailing. Some wood glue to do the last couple rows as the nail gun will likely not fit against the wall. A table saw or a handheld circular saw will do nicely to cut these down to size (I used a circular saw). A jig saw, hack saw or bow saw to cut contours around where vents, etc. will go is also necessary. A small handheld one will do the trick. We had two people install, and it took us about 10 hours of work to do about 480 square feet.
Remember to purchase underlayment as well. Also, alternate pulling boards from 3 or 4 different boxes as you lay them. There is some variance of color (not a huge variance, but natural variance a la hardwood) between boxes, so pulling from different boxes as you lay will ensure the boards are distributed randomly.
Also, be sure to watch the product for pricing. The price decreased about a week after I placed my order; Home Depot is very accommodating to price adjustments during the return policy timeframe.
May 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rhef Beautiful looking bamboo
This flooring is very attractive. Installation was fairly simple, with boards fitting, tongue and groove, nicely together. Very few flawed boards. Home Depot was helpful with our selection to putting it on my truck.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by phdr Good value for the money
While time-consuming to install, was well worth the effort. The only reason I would not give it 5 stars is there is no lot number on the boxes and there was some variation in color from lot to lot. In fact, one box had boards with different lot numbers in it. I opened all the boxes and made sure the boards were scrambled while installing so I would not get blocks of different colors. It produced a somewhat variegated look which I like.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alaskaneric Great floor! Great value!
Looks great, is durable, and is a bargain at half the price of most hardwoods. The installation is challenging, though.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lujan Beautiful Dinining Room Takes 1 Day to Finish
As a surprise, my husband, neighbor and my two sons installed this floor in one day while I was at work! This is the first wood floor my men have installed! It looks great for amateurs!
It feels great when walking on it barefooted!
Now, I want the whole house done in bamboo!
July 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Floorit Worth the price.
I am an experienced flooring installer and installed this floor in my own home. I am happy with how it has held up over the last 3 years and it still looks great. I get lots of compliments on it. Installed this floor a few times before putting it in my own home and had trouble with the planks moving apart from eachother over time causing gaps between. I glued each tongue and groove joint as well as nailed it down and it has worked out great. my only complaint is how soft it is. Drop a fork in the kitchen, dent. Dirt on the bottom of your shoe, scratch. Good floor all in all.
November 13, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Geezer Installs well, looks beautiful, BUT...
This is a beautiful looking product. The problem is, even after carefully following the instructions regarding conditioning the wood to the installation area, after a few months, in one area, it started cupping. Now it's happening randomly in many other areas and is getting quite noticeable. This is not a very stable material. It's also a very soft material. If you drop a TV remote from coffee table height, it can dent it. It's not a surface suitable for a kids playroom or bedroom... they will ruin it. Even adults need to be very careful to never drop anything on it. I think it's a good value for the short term, but if you plan on staying in the house for a while, it's just not stable or durable enough. In retrospect we wish we had gone to a higher quality material, but were seduced by its good looks and low price. We installed almost 1800 square feet of the stuff so our buyer's remorse is pretty intense.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by REJ1 Great value at the per-pallet sale price
We used 18 ga. cleats to nail this to the subfloor, using a pneumatic-assist nailer. We used both table saw and miter saw to make the custom cuts that were needed. There is some color variation both within and between boxes on the same pallet, but nothing extreme. We followed directions, opened several boxes and selected boards at random. With all of the boards exactly the same length it takes a bit of planning to avoid having a stair-step pattern develop as you lay the floor, but we didn't find it a problem. Our boards were straight, we had no "blems" in the form of dings, tongue damage or whatever. It's probably too soon to tell if the floor will suffer scratches or dents, but we've minimized the possibility by buying those little stick-on felt pads for all the furniture feet.
January 8, 2014