Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 40
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Birdman Nice looking and reasonable tough flooring.
the box says easiest floor ever,
in my years of working as a contractor I have laid a number of floors over the years (not a floor contractor but a general),
if your room is a simple rectangular or square room it is simple, but if it is a tee shaped or working through a door way, it can be a different story,
as the flooring is designed to work in one direction and if you have to work backwards by slipping the strip under the floor laying it is not as easy,
they need accessory that is a extra glue strip so one can work both directions,
I like the toughness of the product
the look is not as natural as hope for, still looks like printed on materiel not real, but not bad,
one more tip I will give use a sheet of the separator paper in the lap on a tough line up and once lined up remove paper and stick,
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ParticularInPalmCoast Above Average DIY, Don't Compare to Hardwood
We bought this product because we live an active Indoor/Outdoor lifestyle in Florida, with toddlers and a husband who is sometimes in a wheelchair. We needed clean, bare, resilient floors, and were under a tight schedule for installation. We had this installed by professionals. 80% of the floor looks better than expected, very fluid, flush, no lines, holds up great and great appearance. 10-20% has partial edges not flush, bumps where two panels went together, larger than uniform crevices at joints. While these were professional floor installers, I'm not sure how much of this is due to product itself and how much is due to installation pitfalls. They claimed this was harder to lay than other plank and tile flooring products; but I've had other contractors who are not flooring specialists tell me they've done dozens of these floors and it was definitely an installation problem, not the product. With that said, two of the installers went out to buy the exact same flooring for their own homes, they were so impressed with the quality and appearance. Outcome: Much better than expected based on the quality and overall appearance of the product itself; I would just caution anyone that there may be installation pitfalls that leave your floor in some erroneous spots looking like vinyl DIY versus the authentic look of hardwood or cork floors. Follow online videos/instructions and go slow with laying each plank carefully.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kristen Great for bathrooms!
I installed this flooring over existing vinyl 5 months ago. I don't have much DIY experience. It was an easy install, looks great and has held up very well in my bathroom. Water gets dripped on it daily and hasn't caused any issues. (I caulked a thin line between the tub and the flooring.) Make sure you do not cut planks shorter than the recommended minimum. I did install one shorter plank and I think it has very slightly separated (maybe 1/8") from the one next to it. No one else can see it though, even if I point it out.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by fns127e This product was very easy to install.
Just be sure to follow the installation instructions closely. We prepared the underlayment a few days before the actual installation. We used a self-leveling compound over the underlayment to compensate for some floor low spots and seams. We ordered the flooring online with free shipping and it was delivered promptly and we put the flooring in the room to accumulate it before installing. We had no problems with the installation as we didn't hurry putting the flooring down. We are very pleased with the outcome and appearance of the product. We are going to purchase additional flooring for another room in the near future. We had previously used the same product in another room and had good results as well.
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PDXGuy What a difference a few hours makes!
This is great stuff. A friend found this for their project and turned me on to it and I decided I had to now do mine. The application was in my basement that has a storage area and combined laundry/bath. While I don't have any water issues in the basement (knock on wood) it's nice to know that this product can endure just in case. And of course with the laundry/bath there is always water around. I had the product laid by guys who have done other tile and carpet work for me, but watching them I'm sure I could have done it to as I'm OK with some DYI, but it was nice for them to just do it. My space is about 300 sf and they were done in 4 hours, including taking out/reinstalling the toilet and disconnecting/connecting washer/dryer. It's been about 3 weeks now and it's wearing well, except a little scuffing when the refrigerator was moved, which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5, but it's not particularly noticeable. Here are some before/after pics. Stays so much cleaner and inviting than the old concrete floor, which we went straight over after sweeping/moping. So easy.
March 21, 2014