Chipping began soon after installation. Disregarded until chipping began in low traffic areas or progressed in other areas. Company told Home Depot to tell me they would not accept the claim because chipping falls under wear and tear and is not covered under the warranty. They would not even accept further evidence to look at how bad the chipping was. I have a few friends that flip houses, I will be letting them know never to use Home Legend flooring.
There are two distinct versions of the Distressed Montecito Oak...
November 08, 2017
There are two distinct versions of the Distressed Montecito Oak flooring offered by Home Depot. This version, click lock, and a version using tongue and groove attachment. I've used both on projects requiring at least 400 SF of material each. There are a three major functional differences in the two versions: material, installation and durability. With regard to material; the click lock version has a thick MDF core with two thin outer wooden veneers. The tongue and groove version, on the other hand, is wood veneer and the top(finish) veneer is thicker. Advantage tongue and groove - the thicker finish veneer allows more definition and better appearance. Installation is a mixed bag; the click lock flooring is much quicker to install but does not offer the flexibility of pattern that the tongue and groove allows. Choose your poison on installation. The clear winner on durability is the tongue and groove. Both shipments had damage resulting from over tightened pallet straps. That damage translated to smashed edges and gouged top surfaces on the click lock version with only compression marks on the other version. The click lock version is also fragile during installation. Both versions are fine products but despite it's higher price, the tongue and groove version is the better(5 vs 4 stars) is the better buy.
Love it, we installed in our whole downstairs.. looks beautiful - millions of comments our baby learned to walk on it,and its not slippery at all with her little socks on. HOWEVER, I feel like all I get done is sweeping and mopping this - its shows dirt really bad- not sure if its just a lot of dirty shoes rolling through our house or if this is what its lile to have wood floors but its a never ending task......
Good Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Great Accent, Looks High End
This wasn't the least expensive choice I could have made. But, I'm glad I spent the extra money. The flooring looks fantastic and very high end. The contractor took about four days to install it and it looks amazing. It does collect dust so invest in a Swiffer.
Good Wood, Feels Like Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Looks Great, Great Accent, Looks High End
First, the wood grain looks wonderful and the installation was a breeze with the interlocking planks. The different sizes of the planks allowed me to design a professional looking floor layout. I would definitely recommend this product.
Easy to Install, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
We had a sample we inset into the floor for over a year. It still looked great. This stuff scratches SO easily. Toddler pushed a plastic toy workbench across it and put two big scratches in it! It dented really badly when we put the fridge back even though we were extremely careful...putting towels under the legs to protect the floor. Wish I had gone with real hardwood so the dents could be removed with steam and scratches sanded out. Very disappointed, especially when the sample was walked on for a year and shows no wear.... this also feels pretty cheap to walk on barefoot....