Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 55
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Liverfire Worth the hassle
Installed in our living room and dining room over 700 sq feet with 20 degree angles to work with. Read the instructions before install. We found out we did not need to put the moister barrier because its a sub floor not concrete and opt out. Not something to do with your wife also... lots of issues with it not seating correctly. Over all after the cussing and sweat it turned out great. 12 hours of hard work and it looks amazing. I am a IT profession and was able to do this DIY with my wife.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ceesquare Best DIY floor EVER!
Having never put down any kind of flooring, my husband and I were a little worried at first. That said, by the end, this flooring was literally a snap to install. We opted for a diagonal installation (yes, that was bold for first timers,) and could not be happier with the results. There was very little waste, although we were careful to use the trimmed planks on the opposite wall, we had enough left over to take care of an additional bedroom downstairs. For installation, we did "pre-condition" each plank by laying it in place and giving it a quick slide in the previous row's "groove" before proceeding (it helped deburr flanges and smoothed the saw-cut edges for a clean, unencumbered lock.) We also soon learned that for a diagonal floating floor, it was easier to connect the entire length of a row end to end, first, and then place the entire connected length of planks into the prior row groove, and click-snap the whole row at once. We did the complete installation with just a compound 10" sliding miter saw, and a little portable jigsaw. The compliments have not stopped, and folks cannot believe it is not real wood! This laminate has the texture and handscraped look matching the wood pattern it has printed on it. GORGEOUS!!!
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ottowurkur Wonderful product, wonderful value.
Just finished installing the Farmstead Hickory laminate flooring in my kitchen. I have worked with laminate flooring on many different occasions, this was by far the best experience I have ever had. Installation was easy and quick. The flooring was an exceptional value, and it looks beautiful. I will definitely use this product on future projects.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gottaluvlabs BEAUTIFUL FLOORING!
We installed this in our dining room and it's GORGEOUS! It's sturdy, thick flooring with a beautiful look. We previously installed TrafficMaster's Saratoga flooring (which we also loved) and expected the installation to be the same. But this product is much more difficult to install compared to the other version. We expected the sides to click together, but it takes a significant amount of pounding to beat these boards together! I would recommend a piece of 2x4 (rather than the block from the install kit) to pound the board ends together. Also, make sure you pad your pull bar (we used a piece of underlayment) to prevent scratching the surface when you bang the sides in. It does cut easily with a chop saw and table saw (using carbide blades). We are thrilled with the final result - it looks just like real hand-scraped wood!
December 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ruskaboy Descent flooring, fairly easy to install
We have used this 12mm flooring in 5 homes already. It looks great and is fairly easy to install. Clients love it when paired with light yellow walls and white 6" trim
March 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Don't buy if you have dogs or kids!
Product looks good as long as it stays completely dry! My dog had an accident in the house while I was gone and it completely ruined my floor! I understand it is laminate, but I would think it would be a little water resistant! NOPE, it is not!. Don't buy if you have dogs or kids!
February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Johnnymao Fantastic flooring value!! Looks great
This flooring is an overall great value at 1.29 sq ft. The look of this floor once down is equal to floors costing $4 sq ft. Since putting this down in a bedroom I've bought more for the dining room and will be doing the master bedroom soon. Install is a little tricky but after the first couple of rows all went smooth.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mslch Superb! 1.29/sf vs. 4+/sf and can't tell the difference! Absolutely love it!
Not much to add to what others have already said. One note that would help everyone. As far as finishing goes, for gaps that can't be hidden (around door jams, transition, etc.), use the dark brown silicone caulking available at HD. Some folks go w/ paintable silicone, but why deal w/ the two steps. This one blends in perfectly! Save lots of time and clean up as well. Not counting the costs!
We used the new "silver" color 3 in1 under liner, it works out perfectly! VERY durable product. Don't go cheap and try to rig something up, for .44/sf, it's chicken feeds. The foor is so quiet and solid.
Highly recommend this choice. We'll lay another 1500sf soon.
December 19, 2013