Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY Looks great, easy to install
As one reviewer wrote, it is indeed a little darker than the picture shows. You always need to take CGI pictures with a certain grain of salt. However, the true color was actually even better per my tastes. It has a very slight reddish color to it which works well for me. The click lock feature works great, very easy to install. Time consuming nevertheless, but easy. I have two dogs (35# and 50#) who love to run around the house, skittering on the hardwood. So far only very superficial scratches in the wood, holding up as well as any other SOLID wood floors I have been around. Probably best to put down rugs for extra insurance but I am very pleased with this floor.
June 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bett Mohawk Oak Gunstock, not what i wanted
Ordered the Mohawk Oak Gunstock 3/8 in. random length engineered hardwood on line, sight unseen. It came within days but after opening one box I realized that it was much darker in color than I had seen online. The quality looked ok but I wasn't overly excited about it.It looked very much like paneling. So we decided to bring back our puchase to H.D. They were great, no hassles about return. We ordered another product.
October 18, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Great value for the money
I bought one box in my local HD store of this to see how it like it and do some test assembly in a few rooms. I intend to install a floating floor myself. The boards in the box were in excellent shape and all but one fit together well. One seemed not to have a straight cut so when attaching it the seam was too wide for about 5 inches. That's why the I knocked a bit off the quality rating.
APPEARANCE -- The picture on the website is fairly accurate. It looks different in different light (and looks very different at home than under the store lights).
LOCKING -- These planks lock together easily and don't easily come apart. They also lay flat after being connected. I previously bought a box of a different brand (can't name brands in this post) with a different color which was similar except that it had a narrower locking area. The other one does not lay flat after being locked. So one will need a lot of weights to keep them in place during assembly - makes assembly a bit more time-consuming. That does appear to be necessary with this brand.
INSTRUCTIONS -- The box contained six pages of instructions (all in English). Haven't read them yet.
ALL PLYWOOD CONSTRUCTION -- I am avoiding the brands that have a core material of HDF (High Density Fiberboard) - stated in the Home Depot specs. When looking at those brands at the Home Depot, they looked a lot like laminate. This one has four layers of wood plus the oak veneer. The whole point of engineered hardwood is to use as many layers of wood as possible in different directions -- providing strength, superior moisture resistance and less temperature expansion/contraction.
I am 90% decided to go with this one.
August 4, 2012