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Rated 5 out of 5Â by MathHo Absolutely Beautiful Flooring
I bought 1000 sq.ft. online to cover the entire first floor of my home (890 sq.ft.). Two palettes containing 50 boxes arrived a couple of days later. I brought in all 50 boxes and let the wood acclimate for the recommended 3 days. After removing the existing carpeting and tack strips, I began installation, laying down the AirGuard Premium 3-in-1 underlayment first and following up with single rows of hardwood. I must say, it could not have gone much smoother.
I installed all of the flooring on my own, including new the baseboards. Most of the wood was usable, but I would say that a good 2-to-3% of it had a black streak along either the left or right edge of a board, rendering it as scrap. You can see the streaks in one of the pictures I've attached. I'm not sure if this occurs during the machining process, or if I just got a bad batch, but it's something that needs to be addressed by the manufacturer. Not that many boards were warped...even still, I was able to use most of those.
The only other detriment about this flooring that I can think of is that some of the boards do creak...but only a very few. I'm not sure how the changing weather will affect this, but it's not enough to bother me, considering how the overall project turned out.
I get all kinds of compliments on the floor. I absolutely love it. I am now considering doing the second floor of my home with this same product, but I will wait awhile to let my knees recover a little bit. :D
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 123456 Great product
Flooring was easy to install--the first row in the most difficult. Color was just as it appeared on the website. Good product.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LizW Awesome flooring
We bought this to cover 300 sq ft in a combo living/dining room. We used 13 boxes (with almost the whole box left over in the last box). We had a lot of diagonal cuts at the end, which used up more boards. My husband installed it and said it was "beautiful" as far as installation goes. It was tight-fitting, but this is what you want, he said. He did use his tapping block the whole time to fit the pieces in. I think there are 16 boards per case (14 or 16?). There are 22.5 sq ft per case, which is different than what Home Depot advertises in the description (they say 20? sq ft). We did this floor in about 2 full days of working. If we didn't have all the cuts at the diagonal, we would've done it faster. The boards of this maple flooring are definitely not consistent in color. Some boards are lighter with a different pattern, some are darker and quite rustic-looking. If you want a consistent, uniform floor that looks like the same color and pattern in each board, DO NOT BUY THIS FLOORING! We, however, did not want the consistent look throughout. We like the variation. It gives the room character. I'm attaching a pic of our room. We installed some Dupont walnut laminate in our old home (also sold by HD), and I like this maple flooring so much better. It looks so much more authentic (although we liked the walnut a lot, too).
January 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Golfer Beautiful Floor!
My husband installed our floor in a hallway, through to the kitchen and to our entry / laundry room. It looks amazing! He bought a few new power tools for the project but found it to be an easy install. A rubber mallet is a must have. He received many compliments on it. We are anxious to see how it will wear.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SeriouslyUpgraded Great floors that look just like the online pictures
Great product. Was afraid the floors would be different than online pictures but they were exactly as promised. Installation was easy and they ar beautiful. It was a little costly but once we seen the finished product we thought it was well worth it.
April 27, 2014