Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 41
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LDarke WOW! it looks great, and is very easy to install!
we bought this on sale for 49 cents, a square foot, during the Black Friday sale. bought 53 cases and couldn't be happier! it looks great, and is easy to install. once you get the hang of it, it won't take long to get it down and looking great. we did use the 3 in 1 premium underlayment, since we saved a bundle on the flooring, and it feels great under foot. so far, no scratches, even without using any pads under the furniture, and sliding chairs in and out, in the dining room.
I would recommend the laminate flooring install kit, as it comes with most all of the tools you need to get it done. the only other items you would need are a good hammer and/or rubber mallet. you will also need a good saw to trim pieces, as needed. I used a Dremel power hand saw with a wood/plastic cutting blade. works great, and is super easy to handle.
my wife and I never did a job like this before, but it is very easy to do. you may damage a plank or two, while tapping them in, but use care, and it goes just fine.
the color is a nice combo of light and dark, and the texturing gives it a nice look.
don't be put off by some of the bad reviews. if you take your time installing it, and are careful with what you put on top of it, I think it will hold up well.
so far everyone who sees it says it looks great! now I just have to install new base boards, and it will be complete.
we would recommend this, if you are looking for a fairly inexpensive, and good looking flooring solution.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Riley Great Price, Easy Install, High Quality
I replaced previously installed laminate flooring that I did not like with this Alameda Hickory, its tongue and groove is very deep and gives an easy snap and lock install, I also rented the laminate floor cutter from Home Depot to help minimize saw dust and debris, it performed well but only does horizontal cuts, so any vertical or technical cuts still have to be done with a saw. The quality is very nice, it has a glossy top coat that gives it a nice shine as well as ease of clean ups, I purchased the flooring on Black Friday and got it for $0.50 a sqft so you can't beat that. Home is still under construction so I only have some simple cluttered photos.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan Beautiful and easy
I found this product very easy to install working alone. Must have a wood floor installation kit and a good saw. I had many unusual cuts and I put this on my stairs; but I would not recommend this to a first time or casual do it yourselfer. The click lock mechanism is somewhat delicate but very sturdy once interconnected. Great price.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handyman very good buy
very easy to install. the only somewhat hard part was locking in the ends. if not careful the end can be damaged or at least get the laminate pushed up.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UpgraderGirl Surprisingly decent for the price
First big DIY flooring project - approx. 375 sq ft (hall, landing and 2 bedr's). Did walk-in closet prior for practice. Installation was easy except one 2nd floor bedroom floor was not level and had to use leveling compound. Check for levelness prior to committing to a DIY. If you are not willing to repair, the laminate will not lay properly. I bought a guillotine, which saved a lot of trips outside, but also had/needed a jig for door cuts. Use a good blade. Botched a couple corners due to my own error, but just switched them out and didn't need to be overly cautious. Only complaint at all Is that, though the planks look like wood in indirect light, you can tell they are laminate in brightness. Area rugs hide that. But, the planks def do not scratch easily and, the longer I have this floor the more I appreciate it. Got rid of carpet due to pets but was worried about cat litter being a problem causing scratching in these wider style joints, but no indication of problems after 3 mos. Easy sweep but a little streaky 1st wipe down (fine now). I like the wide planks and color, and good riddance to dander-ridden carpet. Over-all pretty happy. Also - couldn't beat the price!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BT71073 Easy flooring
This purchase has changed the look of my floors. I love the way it opens up the area and makes the rooms look larger. This product is easy to install and I have not had any problem with water on it. I'm glad I purchased this product for my home.
January 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tiffany Looks great
I just received this today and it exceeds my expectations! The carpet in my home is 20 years old and needs to be replaced badly. I wanted laminate that was a deep brown color- but that usually means it's pricey. This was the look that I wanted and at a price I could afford. I was a little apprehensive since there were no reviews. All I can say now that it's my hands is wow! It is obviously good quality- much better than I anticipated at this price point. The top is textured and each board has variations. I had this shipped to my house free of charge and I can not wait to put it down. I gave 3 stars for installation simply because I'm not sure how that'll be. I will update with that later. If you're on the fence I say go for it- it looks fantastic.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mleckey17 This product was exactly what I wanted and hoped for.
This product was exactly what i wanted in laminate wood flooring. It was easily installed and looks amazing. I have gotten many compliments on my flooring since it was installed.
April 15, 2014