Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 57
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lori Love the look, product a little fragile on install
This flooring was pretty easy to install. It actually cuts much easier than laminate. The boards snapped together fairly easily once we got the hang of it. The only beef I have is that there were a lot of damaged boards in the box. We probably have a whole box worth once we collected them all. It is easy to damage the edges when working with them.
However, I absolutely love the finished floor! We have it in our kitchen and had appliances delivered after it was installed and had no problems with the floor. It has a warm feel to it and makes the room quieter. We are actually going to put it in another room in the house in lieu of carpet because I like it so much.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Installer Product works well for master closet application
Overall the cork planking looks good and works well in a closet.
Personally I would not install in a large area unless a den or playroom as it is quite different in appearance than traditional wood plank flooring.
HD was the only place I could locate planks (5.5" x 36"). All others offered sheet goods, which do not look as nice as planks.
Unfortunately, some of the boxes had been handled roughly and some of the locking tabs were damaged (corners and ends). I had to work around where I used these planks and hope there are no issues later on.
Overall, I like the cork planking for our Master Closet installation. It has a soft feel, is rather quiet when walking the area and gives off a different odor to the closet, not Cedar, but different in a good way.
Obviously I have not yet trimmed out edges but picture is representative of installation.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gdog Really loving this floor.
We put this floor in our bathroom. It's been down for 3 months now. Now, right outside the shower and under the toilet we put tile, but the remainder is cork. 'This is not a recommended install area.' Bah! It is a perfect install area! The cork is sooo warm under foot it feels heated. Much warmer than wood. We took a sample of the cork and put standing water on it and left if there for 45 minutes. Did not phase it. So, if you can mop up big spills within 45 minutes, no problem. And it is an great look! Does not compete with our large wood vanity at all.
Now, to the install. Once you get the hang of it, it is very easy. Yes, there will be small sections of broken mounting edges. You don't need the complete edge! Partial edges work great, so don't freak out or throw out these pieces. They will work fine. Material is very easy to cut. With a jig saw you can make really accurate cuts. I did not even need quarter round. The install was so easy to be accurate with that the base board covered the cuts easily.
I debated about a vapor barrier for some time. Our crawl space is dry, so it was not necessary, but in the end I used a 3 mil plastic. It only took a bit longer and I feel better about the install.
We love this floor. I can't say enough about how good it feels on bare feet!
However, there is a but. There's always a 'but' you know. This floor is soft. You drop something big or sharp on it, you will dent or cut it. I have! But I simply touched up the cut place with a stain pen and you couldn't find it if you tried.
So fear not. This is a great looking floor that is highly functional. And, it is not hard to clean, and hides dirt well.
May 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan Fair Product
Background: I had this flooring professionally installed by Home Depot in three locations (hallway, dining room, and basement).
Appearance: The basement has a good appearance. In the dining room, the appearance is not good as the product looks cheap compared to the oak flooring it's budded up against. In the hallway, it looks good but would not apply again as it neighbors bathroom (explained below).
Ease of Installation: N/A as HD did the install.
Quality: I have not been impressed with the quality of the product. It is soft and warm; however, in my experience, the product cannot withstand any amount of water without bubbling (pictures attached). The product is also beginning to separate at the joints along one of the walls. The finish on the product scratches pretty easily.
Value: I am not impressed with the value of this product in my applications and would not recommend this product based on my experience.
January 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigOberg So far so good
I installed this floor about a year ago in my kitchen. It looks really good and we get a lot of compliments on it. So far it's held up really well. I was a little apprehensive at first but with such a good warranty I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm really glad we did because it looks great. It's quiet and feels good on bare feet. I would defiantly install this again in the future. Although I would recommend that you make sure to buy some extra just because some of the tabs were broken on some boards. Not many though.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CT38655 Extremely Attractive Floor
I am very pleased with this flooring. I have put down numerous click and lock type floors and this was by far the easiest with the best results. Everything locked together very securely with no gaps. Very soft under foot but without the movement typical with floating floors. Other reviews question the quality of this flooring, maybe because of the generic packaging. Maybe the locking system seemed to be of low quality but as a whole and locked in place it is very secure. I opened and used from several boxes at a time to mix the colors and patterns but really it was not necessary, the colors and tones were very consistent through all the boxes. Others also mentioned damaged product, I only had damage on a couple of pieces and they were the top plank on the box and they were turned upside down so the damage was on the backside and did not prevent them from being used. The damage on the locking corners others mention is not damage at all, it appears as though the manufacturing process leaves behind small pieces on the corners of some planks, I just snapped them off since it was obvious they weren't suppose to be there, no problem at all. Keep a soft brush handy to brush any small particles out of the locking section during install. I love the deep, rich color of this flooring, it looks like dried tobacco.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kuhner63 Far Exceeded Expectations
My only real complaint is that the Instructions are microscopic on the back of each box and they give the distinct impression that Poly vapor barrier is mandatory in ALL installations and if on slab or below grade 2 layers should be used run perpendicular. I knew this made no sense in an attic level office over OSB sub-floor. After unsuccessfully trying to contact Millstead directly to get clarification on the vapor barrier issue I had the HD flooring manager get a hold of them and Millstead called me back and confirmed that no vapor barrier was required.
INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE: Overall this went very well. I am experienced in carpentry and home improvements so i knew the importance of starting from a straight line. I cannot stress enough the importance of this. These are very finely machined pieces that MUST be seated together well. If you leave gaps you will never get it right. Have a helper to mix boxes, sweep, clean-up and feed the installer the pieces. A hand saw is fine. A jigsaw is a must for cuts at doors and floor outlets. My wife and I did a 350 sf very irregular space including ripping starter and finishing rows and worked around 2 floor outlets in 6 hours. There were a few damaged pieces but nothing beyond what is reasonable. Use 2" blue tape for cut lines marking with a sharpie and chip protection during cuts. The finished look is stunning and it is very hard to see joints from above. This is an impressive product that I highly recommend
July 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by arkwright very pleased
This is my first experience with cork flooring. I used it in my bathroom remodel. It looks and feels great. The contractor did the installation but it seemed to go very smoothly and was easy. I like that the floor goes well with the hardwood floors through out the house. It seems to also clean up easily too.
October 16, 2013