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Monday, March 23, 2015

not worth it

By Dogwood from Cincinnati, OH on 3/23/2015


1out of 5

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: It's Like Paper, Difficult to align, Impossible to assemble

Best Uses: None

Was this a gift?: No

I find it difficult to align the boards. The boards will snap together with difficulty. Had to shave off the brim on the tongue on the end of each board to get the pieces to go together - otherwise it will not snap together along the length and the end. The paper-facing chips easily. The tongues crush when the boards are tapped into place. I could go on.

I do not expect this stuff to last at all. Imagine putting panels of Ikea sawdust furniture on your floor with it's paper facing. This flooring is marginally better than that. This does NOT have a durable, Formica-like face.

About 75% of the floor is down and I'm very tempted to take it up and go with hardwood. It would be easier for me to install (besides the sanding and finishing, which I can do myself), will be more durable and last decades longer than this crud, and can be refinished.


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