Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 35
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JR1321 Honeymoon is over - garbage floor
I had this floor professionally installed a little over a year ago, looked great at first. Some slight damage where the joints went together (660 sq ft) assumed it was installer error. Now the bad news - don't even carry water over it, the floor will lift and the laminate will come up. NOT for use where water has even a slight chance of happening, not even from wet shoes or dog slobber! Edges are working up in several places even where no water dropped. Little chips appearing everywhere from normal usage - 4 person household one golden retriever - not extreme usage. All in all - the floor is total junk - can't wait to rip it out.
January 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BARGINHUNTER FLOOR EXCEDED MY EXPECTATIONS
The customers who had problems didn't read and follow the instructions. First clean all the plank groves with a tooth brush, to remove any debree. Next start your first row working from left to right. Second row required 3 planks. Once you have the correct length, snap the whole row together by having 1st plank on floor, lock 2nd plank (end to end) lift plank about 2 inches and slide and push down securing 1st plank to 2nd plank and continue till you have your total length. With at least 2 workers, lift the entire 2nd row and lock it into the first row by lifting the row and locking them together making sure all edges are tight. If need be. cut a 6 inch piece for a taping block and lightly tap at the point of a gap. 3rd. row same as 2nd row. You cannot install 1 plank at a time, you must install the entire length of your span.
February 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CamJam All Traffic Master are not equal
I bought several boxes in different colors so that I could see how several square feet looked in my home rather than just having small samples of a few square inches.
What I found in putting them together is that some boxes would click together easily and others wouldn't.
Other than the color, the only difference I could see was that the problem planks were made in China while the good ones were made in Germany.
The Baytown Oak carton I bought (at .99 sq. ft) was Chinese-made while the Gladston Oak (.69 sq. ft.) was German. Go figure!
They all looked good, but if I were installing this myself (I'm not) I would make sure I bought the product made in Germany.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jay138 great features
this product was installed by a good friend of mines and it took him about 2 day to install a 282 sq feet room. . floor looks great. family and friends cant tell the different.
July 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DonM Garbage flooring not worth buying
Took over half a day to lay 2.5 boxes.(I've installed over 1k Sq feet in two homes) Locking joint broke on over 50% of the planks. Many were broken in the box. Extremely, hard to lock together. Stepping on the edges of unlocked planks caused the top surface to break ruining the board. Had more broken and damaged planks than good. Finally got fed up and tore it all out, took the unused boxes back for a refund. I had used the $ .69/ sq ft laminate from another major home store and it was super easy to install, looks great and has been used for 5 years without issue. This flooring is trash don't bother using it.
September 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by handyman easy installation
I read other reviews and was leary of this product. I bought it anyway. The first row is the most criticle. You need to connect two rows together so they stay snapped together. Then slide to where you need it. You must use spacer blocks around walls. The planks don't exactly snap together. Once they are lined up where you want them you need to wiggle them into place. Do not force the planks down to the floor or you will snap the tongues. Use a tapping block and tap the sides and the plank will lay flat on its own. I did this and the floor went down easily. I laid about 400 sq. ft. in 7 hrs. and that's cutting around 2 poles and a fireplace.
October 24, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CarpenterKlein Good for TEMPORARY fix... because either way- this product won't ever be long-term!
Planks are very susceptible to water damage. Including dogs. We installed this product in the Fall in Georgia(about 70 degrees, not a lot of humidity). Then the Georgia heat and humidity came in and the floor must have expanded as much as a 1/2" on all sides. This floor will expand a LOT more than you expect normal flooring to, so account for that when making your cuts! Instead, go for a 5/8" gap around sides.
We have dogs, and the dog nails have chipped the face of the planks. Which, is why laminate is better than hardwood, USUALLY... because Laminate is known to resist the dog scratches but this one seems to just chip instead.
I'm just thankful that I learned now that these are NOT for long-term use.
June 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DanInJersey It works well if you get the installation kit
Contrary to the last two reviews, I don't have much bad to say about this flooring. The first layer was a HUGE pain, and we struggled to get it to link together... until we actually read the instructions and saw that we needed an installation kit.
Once we got that, it was smooth sailing. We've had the floor down a month with 2 50-75lb dogs and there's not a scratch on it. It also happens to look very nice. I recommend you buy it in the store so that ensure the boxes you get are undamaged.
October 19, 2012