Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 35
Rated 1 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 2 out of 5Â 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