Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TimU Outstanding, cost-effective product!
Bought the material on a great Home Depot on-line deal. Simple to install, looks fantastic and is very durable - I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.
March 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 6002EETFSRCM Disappointed for the inaccurate image
While the price, service, shipping was great, I was totally disappointed by the photo image on the laminate. It is not straight. (See attached picture). It is supposed to simulate 2 adjacent lumbers in per laminate board, but the width of the "simulated lumber" does not match the ones in the next laminate board. If you care the way how your floor looks, do not buy this product. If you don't care. it is a great buy. Other than this imaging innacuracy issue, other things are perfect, though, I'm going to return all these 46 boxes (1800lbs) of them!!.
May 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HarryHomeowner Amazing look for pennies
I purchased this floor for my dining room. 18x24. It went down like a dream. I had the entire project finished in under 3 hours. The wife and I loved it so much that we purchased 2500 sq ft to do the entire house. We have 2 very large dogs and a very active 7yo and it has held up beyond expectations. Not even a mark. Extremely great value for very minor buy in.
March 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Great bang for the buck
I got this laminate flooring on a special deal for much lower than the normal retail price, so the overall value for me was very good. I installed this in a master bedroom, and plan on bringing it out to the hallway, and as well as putting it in my basement.
Delivery: I ordered 50 boxes which came delivered on a pallet, and the driver used a hand fork lift to roll it right into my garage, which made everything very easy. From there I brought the individual boxes into my basement and brought what I needed for the upstairs into my 2nd level hallway to let everything acclimate for 24+ hours.
Installation: The installation of this product is very easy, and I pulled up my existing baseboard so that I could install it with the necessary expansion gaps around the border of the room. I also used the basic foam underlayment, which laid down very easily. When installing the laminate, I found it easiest to cut off the tongue of the edge pieces with a utility knife rather than with a saw. When cutting the laminate, the shorter cross cuts were easier than having to "rip" pieces for the last section of wall. The good thing is that it doesn't need to be perfect as you'll put baseboard or a corner molding to hide the gaps.
The hardest part of installation is around existing door casings, where you most likely have to undercut the casing to slide the flooring underneath. Getting that piece to "click" into the adjoining piece while laying almost flat, proved to be difficult, especially since those pieces were some of the last pieces of the room, so fatigue was setting in. I bought an inexpensive oscillating tool to cut the casings, which was easy.
Overall, this laminate is easy to install and really looks great. It is also very durable. The main downside is that it does not feel like wood and my personal opinion is that if you're going to spend close to $2/sf on this laminate, then you are better off spending a little bit more for an engineered hardwood, or a bamboo flooring. Unless you're using it for a basement application.
I would only recommend a laminate if you are on an extremely tight budget or if using it for a basement application.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CCCC Beautiful and really look like hardwood
This floording is really beautiful and really look like real walnut hardwood. From looking at the previous reviewer's picture, seems like s/he had the pieces reversed. It is very durable and you can tell a big difference between the lower grade 25 years warranty vs this 55 years warranty.
January 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Not as hard of a material as I am use to edges break and splinter easily.
every 3rd box on average had a bad plank that had to be used on an edge or in the pantry ended up sorting thru boxes before using to make sure a bad one did not slip in.
April 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lsufan7901 Good, but chips easily
Good product. Looks great, but is a little flimsy. You have to be very careful installing it or it'll chip/scratch. Although it says to use tools, I found it better to just do it in with my hands, and once I ditched the tools the process not only sped up, but also there was no more chipping.
May 31, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NRMBU Looks great
This is a really beautiful piece. It was easy to install and came in perfect condition.
March 20, 2012