Looks great... takes a bit to get the hang of "clicking" both sides
July 23, 2013
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
MEASURE... I assumed they were 12X12 squares, they are not... so we ended up with one of those "too small" end pieces... not their fault, still looks spectacular! We tried lining up the LONG edge then "pounding" the short side in.. doesn't work. Lay in the short side, with the long side as close to the previous piece. Then pull/push the new piece into place. Works like a dream. LOVE the floor!
High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Modern, Easy to Clean, Comfortable, Looks High End
I looked all over for a black and white checkerboard flooring for our 10x10 kitchen and was elated to have found this product. It was on sale for half off when I found it which was an added bonus. My husband and I installed it ourselves. Since it has a specifc checkerboard pattern I discovered that I needed to purchase an extra box. No big deal. The only thing we needed to do that the instructions don't emphasize is to use a waterproofing glue in the seams in front of the sink and dishwasher, and under the refrigerator (it has an icemaker). The slate appearance and texture lends to a more natural look and feels good under bare feet. It cleans up nicely and wasn't too difficult to install. I purchased wooden quarterround molding painted it black and installed it myself. Love this flooring!!!
High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Easy to Clean, Comfortable, Looks High End
The floors were difficult to install because we set them on a diagonal but would have been easier if set straight. The floors are easy to clean and seem fairly durable. They look great and have a nice color/texture to make them seem more like real tile. We put them in a laundry room but I think they would work great in a kitchen, pantry, foyer, mudroom or an enclosed sunroom.
Easy to Clean, Sturdy, Great Accent, Looks Great
Just finished installing some cheap laminate over the subfloor in my dining room and it went together very easily over the underlayment. So I decided to upgrade the quality and try this stuff at 45 degree angle in my kitchen and entry way. It was a little tougher to install because of the built in pad but it looks great and feels much nicer. Super quiet and it cuts very well without chipping or anything.Very happy with the finished product.
High Quality of Material, Comfortable, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
The flooring met all of our expectations. We were looking for a checkerboard design. The pictur...
March 07, 2018
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The flooring met all of our expectations. We were looking for a checkerboard design. The picture appears to have a bluish tone, but it is black and white with marble or quartz pattern.
We laid the planks on a diagonal. It looks great, but it took two or three times the effort. Every cut was a diagonal and could not cut it on my power mitre saw. I used a circular saw and tried different blades. I started with a 150 tooth blade thinking I needed a fine precision cut. After reading some of the other reviews, I was prepared to use a large number of cheap blades. The flooring is tough and ate up the blade after 3 cuts. I switched to a more expensive 60 tooth carbide blade and did the entire project on two blades.
We had problems with defective planks. We had 8 defective planks out of 55 (11 cases). It appeared that 3 planks were defective from the plant. An entire case (5 planks) were damaged on the same corner and were probably dropped before I picked up the order at the store.
Inspect the planks before starting the project. We had to reorder two case of planks before we could start. I would use this product again, but would have to rethink using the diagonal pattern. Based on the trouble cutting the planks, I suspect the flooring is durable. Only time will tell.
Bought several cases to remodel kitchen and bathroom trying to simulate the original art deco flo...
December 05, 2016
Bought several cases to remodel kitchen and bathroom trying to simulate the original art deco floor design.
However to my disappointment, the color (despite the description from the manufacturer and the pictures) is not black and white but rather light gray and medium charcoal gray.
The product was more difficult to lay than other laminates we have used. The clicking/joining mechanism was stubborn and difficult. Due to the repeat pattern, there was a lot of waste.
Also, the product is a slate look (with grey splotches on the white and black tiles) and not a shiny 'tile' look.
Fine if you need a floating floor and want the checkerboard look, however.
Ive had this floor in about 2 months. As the weather changes some flooring nearest my sliding glass door has begun to pop up on several pieces. Its bad enough to trip you.went in fine but now will have to remove a large portion.
Not so easy to install. My advice is start at a corner that has a straight wall without weird shapes to cut out. Complete one full row before moving on to the next. Looks beautiful once you're done, but getting it done is not as easy as you might think. My advice is if you can afford to have it installed, it's worth it. Plan for a lot of waste, because you have to line up alternating tile colors.
Overall I'm very happy with the results.
High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Looks Great, Easy to Clean, Looks High End
The end result is fantastic!! Looks fabulous!! Can't see the seams at all. Really tight install. I did not do the install, but my handyman got it down quickly so it must have been easy. Easy to clean and is wearing well. Has been installed about a month. Seems to be rather durable. A little pricier that I had intended to spend but well worth the extra cost.
Easy to Clean, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Modern, Sturdy