Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 58
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by weekender Beautiful, easy to install and holds up well over time
We bought this when HD first got it and have installed this flooring down over the course of 5 years on over 2000sqft. Over the years it has held up to the wear and tear of 2 kids + friends and 2 crazy dogs (heelers), a leaky roof, rearranging furniture constantly (just have felt pads) and in the bathroom too! We ordered extra knowing that we would need it for the rest of the house. Just got done putting the next to last room flooring down and you can't tell the room next to it was done 4 years prior. Easy to install. the picture is the 4 year installation difference.bedroom floor vs bathroom floor.
February 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sofro Looks beautiful
We started by installing this floor in the living room.It came out so nice we ended up putting it in all the bed rooms as well.When people visit the first thing they notice is this floor. We love the color variations & get nothing but compliments. It's been down for over a year in the living room and has held up very well.Looks the same as day it was installed.One thing to remember when installing- your sub floor needs to be fairly level
August 2, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Buzman Lots of color variation but otherwise very nice
Seems every second board is a different color. Some are blonde, some orange some have a lot of grey in them. Also color varies from box to box so if you don't mix from boxes, you will have dark areas then a box of much lighter stain on ten boards. If you can handle the variations, it can be a really beautiful floor, if not, try a different product. Otherwise a very solid floor.
December 5, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BST57 Very durable and easy to install product
This product is great!! I have now installed this wood flooring in 4 rooms over the years and it continues to look great and hold up well. Still looks brand new. Installation is simple if you have the right tools. I purchased a Dremel oscillating saw for cutting the doorway moldings (I would recommend this purchase). A rubber mallet and a tool for hammering the end joints tightly together was also necessary. To keep the 3/8" around the ends, I used 1.5" x 3/8" pine molding strips. Hope this helps anyone thinking about doing this yourself.
November 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrElectricity thickest click-lock,nice color but varies,NOT engineered
Although the listing original said "engineered" and the box shows that as well, this is not really an engineered flooring other than it is layers of man-made mixed with natural wood. (according to the flooring manager at the local HD, and Wiki - engineered should be layers of real wood - like plywood.) It is the thickest click-lock I've seen anywhere, but is made of a wood layer, folowed by HDF, another wood layer, HDF, then the finish wood. It "clicked" together perfectly and there was very little waste. My son and I installed over 500 SF in 10 hours. There are a few "bouncy" sections which will hopefully settle in time. Any flawed pieces were used in a closet, or simply cut at the defect and used on the ends. Be warned though, the color is not as uniform as the tiny picture suggests and this is "distressed", "rustic", or "hand scraped" so it is very wavy in appearance. Once I accepted both these "features", I was happy with the way it looked and ordered another room (at the old price of 2.49 - I would not have been happy at the new price of $3.79!) Another word of caution, HD will charge you 15% restocking fee if you are not happy and they do not always have the same product in the store. Also be careful searching since HD.com will often display a different item than what you key in the search box. I guess because they use similar item numbers for different products. And check and double check the specs. I ordered the "airguard" underlayment with this that clearly says .25" thick in the description, but really measures 1/16 thick (listed as 125mil in the details). Whether this floor holds up in my basement is yet to be determined. It is certainly not the "engineered" product I was expecting though - and I hate surprises when it comes to spending my money!
August 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobbie I love my new wood flooring!
I could not be more excited about my new wood floor. It looks stunning, it's nice and thick for winter comfort and the hand-scrapped feature is absolutely beautiful. This was super easy to install, and the product in the boxes was all good stuff. I put in a Bruce wood floor into another house that was full of damaged planks, and a nightmare to cut cleanly. This product was in beautiful condition and cut cleanly with a finishing saw. The planks snapped together easily and snuggly. I only had to use a rubber mallet when fitting in the planks around doorway moldings, and even those went in easily with gentle tapping. The floor is solid and absolutely beautiful to look at. I bought this on a Black Friday sale sight-unseen, and wow did I luck out. Thankfully I bought enough to do three rooms in my home. I absolutely would recommend this flooring.
December 18, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GaryF Seems too fragile
After installing the Hand Scraped Oak, Gunstock one day later we noticed a gouge on the floor that went right through the colored surface layer. Now we're debating whether to install the flooring in our kitchen, a much higher traffic area.
I'd say to anyone purchasing this product check the Home Legend website for all the precautions on the care/use of their products.
September 10, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cobby10 good, but use some caution
This a great product. just finished 400 ft2, now about to start the second half of the house 500 ft2.
It snaps together ALOT better then most click together floors. having it alittle thicker then most makes it more easy to cut and handle.
For look of "real" wood i would give it a 7 out of 10.
For feel of "real" solid wood i would give it 6 out of 10.
For Installation I would give it 9 out of 10.
I had a very difficult time finding finish pieces such as bullnose for top landing stair tread, or exposed finished edge pieces. home depot employees could not help other then looking in a catalogue, and all pieces that i ordered that should have worked did not work with the click together. i ended up making most of my finished pieces from stock oak. staining and coming up with ingenues ways of making thing work together. All that home depot has are 1/4 round and carpet reducers.
Also, be sure your sub-floor is in good condition and flat and level. I had 1 joint of the plywood sub floor that had 1/16" rise, could barley feel it with your hand and only noticed it when i was on my hands and knees really looking at it. when i started to cover that joint with this flooring it created a larger bump that gave a big spring in the flooring. luckily as soon as i noticed it i took up the flooring in that section and fixed the sub-floor. My point is, little imperfections in the sub-floor will be greatly noticed. not the floors fault, but something to keep in mind. Sine this is a floating floor you can not get away with minor imperfections in the sub-floor. mainly a problem if your going from carpet to wood floors, since carpet will hide a lot of imperfections and wood will not
Using the 1/8" foam underlayment lets the floor have a little give, not sure i really like that. doesn't make the floor feel truly solid. Ive heard of people using hard cork sheets and glueing it down, I might try that in a small section and seeing how it does.
Over all a great product. Look, feel and installation were all good or great. most of the time was spent on prep work, 400 ft2 of flooring went down in 1 full day (very, very long full day)
Very few tools needed for installing.
table saw / Circular saw
and hand tools including wood block and hammer.
April 4, 2010