Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 37
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GinnyCat Looks impressive!
Picked up 2 boxes for my gallery kitchen in my condo. Both boxes from different runs as I wanted the slight colour difference to match the variation of the hardwood floors in the majority of my apartment. I figured I would need 46 sq feet, hoped for the best with 48 sq feet of both boxes, I ended up with one full strip plus some larger pieces in case of future damage. I am 50 yrs old woman, took 6 hours to put down due to some special cutting around door ways. Started on cabinet wall with fridge, put flooring in fridge bay and rolled in fridge before completing the rest of the flooring. Product looks like my hardwood flooring except it is two inches wider. Covered the very thick dark green ceramic floor tile that had dark green grout in my recently purchased 70's era condo kitchen. My kitchen seems very bright and larger now. Would recommend this to everyone and plan to the put in the Livorno Onyx Vinyl Tile next in the bathroom to hide the dark blue tile and grout in the bathroom that was the same tile used in the kitchen except colour , ooh the 70's, what were they thinking. Very impressed how impressive my kitchen looks now. Rest of the kitchen had been updated, this was the final touch and under $100 before taxes! Tip: I used a Titanium edge knife cutter purchased at Home Depot for straight cuts (glue strip glue does not stick to the knife edge) and tin snips for cutting around the corners of the doorways. Plan out your path and take your time, only goofed one plank by pulling it apart and lost all the glue, saved for last piece behind stove as was cut narrower and didn't need the glue edge on that side.
July 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gezzer Not impressed
I've read quite a number of reviews of this product and though most were positive there were a few problems. Well I had those same problems, and that's putting it mildly.
Problems I encountered:
1. The glue strips stick immediately on contact and I do mean stick. If you need to reposition good luck. I even had a couple of plank's contact areas break as I tried to pry them apart.
2. There is nothing to protect the glued areas. They ship with paper between the planks so they don't stick together. But this paper does not stick to the glued area. Dry fitting is almost impossible due to problem number one. It's also hard to keep them pristine till you lay them.
3. Cutting them is only easy if it's a straight cut. Anything more complicated is a PITA. Made even harder by problem number 2.
4. They scuff so easy it isn't funny. The first few rows were easy then after having to lay in a tricky area I saw some scuffs. Then every now and then I'd see some more. Turned out it was the toes of my friggin' runners leaving the scuffs. I did the rest in bare feet which did reduce the scuffing but not eliminate. Where the others came from I have no idea.
5. Now that I've finished I've got a couple that are lifting at the ends. Funny thing is it's in an area that should be the last place for this to happen. It was a really easy area. I used the heavy roller but I guess it didn't help.
I bought this product to cover all the floors in the downstairs area of my townhouse. I thought that being it was water proof I could just continue from the living/dining area into the kitchen/entry area. And even after all the problems it looks like it could look great. Except for the scuffs and the lifting. Who knows what it'll look like in a year if it's only been down a day.
Should of paid some one to put in laminate and tiles, would of cost a lot more but would of been a lot less of a hassle.
First this product is best for a basic room with no need for complicated cutting, plus very little traffic.
Also you'll need more then the sharp knife and straight edge. Add a hair dryer to heat up the strips if you need to move them, tin snips for more complicated cuts, a clean room so there's no danger of contamination of the glue strips, and a lot of patience when trying to lay it down.
Now the thing that's really bugging me is I'll most likely have to BUY products to try and take out the scuffs and BUY some sort of glue to fix the lifting.
Like they say "you get what you pay for". And in this case it's a poorly thought threw product, who's performance will vary depending on a lot of factors... like if it's a full moon or not.
April 5, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MeCzech Awesome flooring
It's problem solver for my living rm ancient uneven and buckled hard floor. On 20 feet span difference in elevation was over 1 inch, the floor was bumpy with lot of lousy repairs hidden under the wall to wall carpet. We rented sander and sanded down the worst bumps which were exceeding 1/8 inch. Then we lifted the lowest parts with leveling compound. On top we screwed 1/8" hardwood flooring underlayment boards and installed new flooring over. The new floor looks awesome! Because it was installed upon extremly hot outdoor conditions with all windows open I don't expect flooring to buckle.
July 16, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MMKate Two months later, the fun continues...NOT
I hired a top-notch handyman to install this floor, made sure the materials acclimated to my air-conditioned house for at least 48 hours as recommended - and it has been nothing but a headache. The installer (not a Home Depot one) tried everything, even turning off the a/c for a day and going at it with his heat gun. He called the manufacturer (who approved of the heat gun approach, btw), and they suggested Krazy Glue. Seriously??
So here I am, 2 months later with the edges curling up on about 1/3 of the planks (I had 1250-1300 sq feet installed...$3K in materials, $2K in labor). I bought a bunch of concrete bricks and am going plank by plank with the glue and weighing them down for 18-24 hours with the bricks. And it's not going so well. I thought it was working about 90% but after 3-4 days of doing this, I see some of the curling coming back. It's looking more like 75% now.
If I could turn back time and do it all over again, I'd pick flooring with click-lock installation, not glue strips. In case it matters, I live in central Florida. I have posted a picture of my disappointing planks showing the problem.
What a shame, because if it weren't for this huge installation snafu, the planks are quite beautiful.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lakehousegirl Love my new floor
This product was easy to install and takes very little time to install. My husband and a friend did this in about 5 hours for installation in a bedroom. We had already done this same flooring in the rest of the house except for the kitchen. It is beautiful and I love the fact that you can put it in the bathroom because of its warranty against water. No more dusty carpet and cleaning is minimal and it doesn't show dirt much. I do vacuum it once a week and mop it once every two weeks unless there is more than normal circumstances. No more allergies from the carpet that hold all the dust and allergens. I am so pleased with this flooring.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KrisRose I love this floor! Great color, easy to install and keep clean.
I can mop whenever with no worries of water damage. I have 2 dogs and it's great! No more dog fur stuck in carpet. It was very easy to install. I'm 5 months pregnant and I finished installation while my husband was at work. A beautiful accent to our home!
September 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by peejmeister Amazing look, east to install
Put this floor in the bathroom of our boat. The pattern and color match amazingly to the teak trim. No one would know this wasn't real wood. Easy to cut and install. I wish I had pictures to show how authentic this flooring looks.
March 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rjl650 nice flooring...but
This flooring looks great and was easy to install. The only problem I've had with it is the ease of leaving marks on the floor from rubber soled shoes. These clean up easily with mild soap and a green scotch brite pad but I don't feel that I should have to do this. I have other laminates in the house and have not had a similar problem with any of those.
March 24, 2015