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Rated 4 out of 5Â by Growler42 Good flooring, but check every piece before you lay them down.
I choose the 3/8" thick Bamboo flooring in the Toast color. I ordered 15 boxes to cover my kitchen and dining room which I estimated to be just under 300 Square feet. The order came on time, and was delivered on a pallet. All the boxes looked to be in good condition and none of them looked damaged. Make sure you have some where with a large enough opening (garage or basement) that the delivery guy can roll the pallet into, otherwise you could be left carrying the delivery into the house one box at a time. Even though each individual box was wrapped in plastic, I would hate to be stuck carrying this flooring into the house one box at a time, if the delivery guy had to leave it in the front yard or driveway (especially if it's raining).
When installing, I followed the instructions in the box, and used a pneumatic flooring nail gun. I made sure I took randomly from at least 4 different boxes while laying the planks down, and the random variations in color came out very nice. I also made sure to lay the planks down with the joints at random intervals to give the flooring a staggered look, which worked out nicely. I would not recommend doing the installation yourself, unless you have all the right tools and a decent amount of carpentry experience. I used a compound miter saw to make sure all my cuts were straight, and purchased a pneumatic nail gun especially for this job. Installing around the edges is the most difficult. Make sure to measure twice and cut once.
My only complaints are that bamboo is softer than some of the other hard woods. You'll need to be very careful when nailing it down, and moving furniture over it. At times the nail gun left marks, and at one point (rather clumsy on my part) I dropped something rigid and heavy on the floor, and it left an indentation in one of the planks. I'll chalk that indentation up to the first of many distressed touches of character in this floor. The other issue is that out of the 15 cases, I had almost 4 left over, three extra, and almost 1 whole box of wood planks that were flawed in one way or another. Inspect every plank before you secure them down. Some of them had the lot number imprinted on the front, others (the majority of the bad planks) had some sort of issue with the tongue or the groove. If you secure them down before noticing those issues the flooring may not go together very tightly, and will be very difficult to remove. I'm going to try to return the flawed planks. If I have any issues returning them, I'll post a follow up to this review.
All said and done, the floor looks beautiful, and the finish is guaranteed for 35 years. Very nice cost effective upgrade to our kitchen and dining room floors. After our little one is born, and I have the time, I'll extend this flooring into our living room.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Diamond The natural bamboo flooring looks fantastic and is moderately easy to cut and install
The interlocking bamboo pieces slide together easily and cut nicely with a miter saw. The flooring glue is a must for securing the pieces to each other to prevent floor movement. With the various bamboo shades, interesting patterns can be achieved giving the floor an original look that does not seem manufactured. The pricing provides good value with a renewable product with a beautiful sheen. Easy to dry/wet clean with microfiber mops. Directions are clear and warranty is for 25 years.
December 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Anne READ INSTRUCTIONS
I saw the product and instantly fell in love with it...but when I got the load I needed for the rooms I wanted, my contractor read the instructions and realized it was not snap and lock lock like it looked. Each piece was going to have to be nailed in place. Some areas of the country this might be fine, but it was not going to be a good choice for Texas with a crawl space below it.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pa386 Great price for quality flooring
Easy to install for a lay person, even comes with instructions. Color of the boards are slightly different in each box, but that makes the floor look natural wood.
Only down fall is it scratches easily if something is dropped on it. Overall great product for the price.
July 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Scott Looks great!` Excellent value.
We had it installed so I can't comment on ease (glue on concrete). It took 2.5 days for 300 sq feet but it looks great. This wood is soft so it marks easily when moving furniture. Be careful. There were 2 boxes of "bad" boards to return.
January 31, 2012