Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 48
Rated 5 out of 5Â by acsparkle Stunning Flooring
I recently upgraded my condo with this flooring. I hired a general contractor to install the flooring even though is says diy. Regardless the flooring is magnificent! Everybody that sees the place in person or via pictures says the flooring is amazing. I used a white trim as the shoe and in between the stairs. The quality of the laminate is awesome, don't let the price fool you. This is a great product.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Averagehomeowner Great product for the money!!!!
I bought a lot on sale at about 60cents a foot. It went down easy and cuts fine. Did three bedrooms with it and they came out fabulous. One of the rooms is my two boys room and they have been rough on it for months now. Lol still no scratches or dents. Install it correctly with the best underlayment you can get and it will last a long time!!
April 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Lola Good
Product was easy to install and, so far we are very satisfied/
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MrFloorman Great Deal for a Great Floor
Breakage - non existent unless you really try to break it.
Seams - fits perfectly. not invisible like some people think they will be, but it's not even noticeable
Feel - It feels quite like real wood and doesn't stick to your feet.
-of course your going to need a saw, either a circular saw, table saw, or hand saw will work.
I didn't have a jigsaw but it would be really helpful in some places.
-Installation kit i got was a little pricey for a block of plastic and a piece of metal but it was invaluable. kit works good with any old hammer.
-underlay rolls are good for padding and moisture protection and doesn't raise the price a whole lot like the floors with underlay attached already.
This was my first laminate installation and I did it like a pro and you can too.
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mwilliamz Great value, but have patience with the installation.
I've never installed a laminate floor before this one, but pretty happy with the way it turned out. (see photosâ¦I apologize for the color and lighting)
We purchased this flooring to quickly spruce up our starter home before we sell it. We had plans to refinish the existing hardwood underneath, but my wife is pregnant with our first child and I didn't want to worry about the fumes and having to move out for at least a week.
We bought the flooring for $0.68/sq.ft, and while I know there are higher quality products available, I couldn't pass up the value for what I needed it to do.
I put down about 450 sq./ft., and it took me a little longer than most, primarily because only about 200 sq.ft. were used in a perfectly rectangular room. The rest were used in our dining room with competing 45 degree angles, plus our foyer and the connecting hallway.
Installation is not great, as this system can be a little testy, and the edges are fragile. I only cracked 2 or 3 edges, unlike other reviewers of this brand of flooring, but I had several broken or cracked out of the box. There also seemed to be a number of planks with the same pattern in the same box. Not sure if this was the manufacturer or someone who returned a bunch of boxes with all of the more distinctly patterned planks. Either way, I just had to plan my layout a little more carefully.
Overall, the finish and durability are great for the price. We have an 80 lb. dog with serious nails and I haven't seen a scratch in it yet.
Now, if I were looking for laminate to use in a more permanent residence, I would probably not use this flooring, but perfectly acceptable for a starter home, fixer-upper or rental property. It does look more like real wood compared to some of the oak laminates, but it seems a little more difficult to install than some of the high-end laminate floors.
Some words of adviceâ¦
-Use a miter saw that can cut all the way through 7.6"
-Jigsaw works great for detailed cuts.
-Buy the installation kit.
-If the plank won't lay down, don't force it. Lift it up and try again, or apply pressure to help compensate for a subtly uneven floor.
-a speed square can be very helpful.
December 18, 2012