Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 45
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobO Perfect for basements / concrete subfloor
I installed almost 600 square feet of this product in our basement directly over concrete. It took me three nights after work by myself. Looks amazing and I'll be using this product for another basement room soon.
-Make sure subsurface is clear of ALL debris (you don't want that crunching sound under your feet) I used a dry rag to wipe the area as I laid down each plank.
-Measure carefully and ensure that the direction you lay the planks in is both efficient and manageable to the room configuration (minimize your cutting).
-Always use a new sharp blade (I changed mine every 4 or 5 cuts -makes life a lot easier).
-When cutting, score the finished side and simply snap the plank apart.
-Purchase an extra box, if you don't need it now at least you'll have a (same color lot) around later when you may need it.
-Best results are over a level surface. If the floor has dips or high spots, consider the direction of the planks to avoid seem issues.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by riodad Looks GREAT, easy install with very tight seams.
Easiest install I've ever had - installed lots on laminate and trips back and forth to the saw wear you out. Just a square and knife is all it takes - score, bend and it snaps off with a clean edge. Seams click together easily and tight without banging on it with a block and hammer like many laminates I've used. Added bonus over laminate is the softer feel makes a huge difference when walking on it - no clickity clack. Softer surface will scratch easier but with normal precautions I don't expect problems. Did gouge it moving the fridge back mid-install and just popped out a few rows to get back to the damaged piece, replaced, and reinstalled the few rows in about 5 minutes.
Best of all it really looks great! Wasn't sure it would just looking at it at the store but now that it's on the floor it's quite an upgrade over the laminate. Plus as a solid vinyl product the next time the dishwasher leaks the vinyl won't require replacement which is how all this started...
August 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Awesome floor
We just did our master bedroom with this product. It came out great. It looks and feels like wood. his is the second floating floor I have done in my home and was very easy. The fact that the pad is attached to the flooring makes for a much easier installation. I agree with many other reviews that once you do a couple of rows and get used to how the floor snaps together it moves very quickly. I did a 14 x 14 room with an alcove and a small cut out over 3 nights, spending about 3 hours per night. I used a chop saw to cut when necessary. Although they say it can be cut with a utility knife, the chop saw was very easy and none of the planks chipped. The only down side with using the saw was that small pieces of rubber backing goes all over the place but can be easily swept up. I am hoping to do other rooms in my house with this same product. Love it.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYDAN Just look at my picture, amazing.
The floor looks amazing. The feel is very nice, good texture. The pattern is so random most people think it’s real deal.
The INTERLOK system is great, simple, no glue, razor knife and snap off.
This floor is listed as WATER PROOF, not resistant PROOF, which for any floor is a massive advantage to laminate pressboard flooring.
I had this professionally installed only because the space is very large. I watched them install it and I did a different room myself, which was so much easier than I thought it would be. Install is physically tough, but that has nothing to do with the floor.
Look at my photos, they speak for themselves. I’ve had the floor for 3 months now and it’s still perfect, no problems, looks great.
Doesn’t shine like real wood when mopped, but that’s the only thing I can say half bad about it. I would get this before anything else if you want vinyl plank style flooring.
September 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jonathan Damaged Planks
I had to special order this item. Delivered on time, boxes looked very good , but i had 2-3 planks in a box that were chipped and or broken. Have not yet to returned these. I had the sales person order these on line at the store and the person ordered too much , so now i have with the broken ones almost 3 full boxes left. Hopefully I will get my money back... Oh the 2 rating is because of the damaged ones, other wise they are great looking and easy to install...
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susalinda Excellent product
We purchased the flooring for our basement which can get damp or wet in spring time after a snowy winter (we live in New England). Our house is over 70 years old and the basement - well - it's a typical unfinished basement. As the basement is our main entry to our house from our garage, I had to do something to make it more functional and pleasing to the eye.
We researched for a long time to find flooring we could quickly pull up or replace in case of water damage. The TafficMaster InterLock system was the winner of the limited products out there. We love that we did not have to glue it down. Also, the look and feel is wonderful. It looks like real wood and it's easy to clean. Furthermore, the installation was pretty easy once we figured out how to lock the pieces together. My husband used a small handsaw to cut the pieces to lenghts. I order 15 boxes and we were lucky that only one plank was damaged in one corner.
Two "issues" with this product:
- The price is pretty high compared to the glue down versions - however, the quality is good. So you pay for what you get.
- Our floor is not always level or straight in some places so we had to fill the gap between the floor and the planks with extra wood planks... guess that is not so much an issue with the product but it took longer to put down the floor.
In summary, I would definitely recommend this product for the basement, entry ways, or even rooms.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrAtmosphere Excellent product, I will use it again.
The quality of the job depends on your installation technique.
First, make sure you are starting from a straight chalk line, if you don't you will fight to close gaps as you force a plank to curve.
Second, a rubber mallet with *VERY LIGHT TAPS* will help you seat the rows and make seams tight as you swing the plank down. Hold the mallet close to the head and be careful not to break the interlock edge, (this makes it much easier on the hands).
I liked matching grain end to end to make it appear like longer planks, it makes for a nicer install than the short board auditorium look but that's just my personal preference.
Makes an impressive looking floor when finished. Yes it can scratch if you mistreat it but would you slide furniture if it were an expensive wood floor?
March 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jude Great looking floor.
I started installing this floor on Thursday, got half of it done before my husband came home to finish it. That was in our small bedroom, and today we did the hallway. It wasn't the color I thought it was, but still looks great to me. It isn't as easy to install as they claim on the box, but it wasn't too bad. I'm 57 and have severe arthritis and I got quite a bit done on my own. I am going to do our living room in the same flooring. I'd say with 3 dogs, 1 long haired german shepherd and two yorkies this floor is going to be perfect. I don't like that you have to wait so long to get the piece that goes between the rooms, seems like a month is a long time to wait, but once those are in the floors will be perfect.
November 23, 2014