Rated 4 out of 5 by Amystw77 looks great
our friends installed this product and it looks great.
July 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Danny Excellent
This was the exact flooring we've been looking for for our beach house and Carolina Room on Oak Island, North Carolina. We love the worn-looking and unique wide planks, the texture of the laminate, and more than ten variations of each plank. We are so glad we found this high-guality and great looking product!
June 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed Consumer This product looks great at the beginning but maintenance is terrible
I have used the Armstrong cleaning system and the Bruce cleaning system on this floor from the beginning. All leaving a film on my floor that makes this floor look dirty all of the time. I have tried each remedy that Armstrong recommends to no avail. The floor looked great at the beginning but now looks bad all of the time. Anyone who asks me about it I'll tell them to never purchase this product since the upkeep is horrible even if following the directions.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Sheran Great features ~ just what we needed!
We built our cabin on an island on Rainy Lake, NW Ontario, Canada, in 2008. We were looking for a flooring that would be durable in below freezing winters with no heat and hot summers. After talking with different flooring representatives, we decided on Armstrong Homestead Plank - Rugged Khaki. My husband and son installed it. It blends in with the pine furniture and siding on the walls. More importantly, each spring when we open the cabin for the summer it still looks great! A few years ago we also installed it in the lower level bedroom. We have been so pleased with Armstrong laminate we will be using it on our floors in our Illinois home in the future. Thanks for the great product!
February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kabambi520 Love this Laminate Flooring!
We recently finished our basement and I really wanted a wood floor. Since the basement is obviosuly below ground, the salesperson recommended laminate flooring as an alternative to hardwood.
I was skeptical but decided to give it a try. The visuals available in laminate flooring are amazing. I chose this laminate because I wanted a dark look with some texture. The planks looks like hand-scraped wood flooring. This floor is absolutely beautiful. Everyone that sees it comments on how nice it looks.
Cleaning is a breeze. I use the Bruce hardwood and laminate floor cleaner. Just spray and wipe with a cloth. It's that simple. So far the floor has been very durable. Bar stools (with protectors on them) slide back and forth on the floor and so far no scratches!
I highly recommend this floor!
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by carl10 Great looking floors
I recently had reclaimed chestnut installed in the living room\dining room of my rental unit (400 sq ft). It only took 5 hrs by the installers but I think I could have done it myself and I'm not that handy! This floor will be perfect since I allow dogs and carpet or hardwood is not the answer. The floors look great, the tenants are extremely happy, and I don't have to worry about the floors for a long time.
June 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rose380 The laminate floor has a lovely rustic look, low gloss but looks like real wood..
Initially I was disappointed in the gloss level of the floor since it was described as "medium gloss" when I purchased it about a year ago.
I've gotten used to it and I noticed your website no longer calls it "medium gloss" and now calls it "low gloss". I probably would have picked another flooring with a medium gloss but the floor is lovely with a matte shine.
February 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by podraigh Nice but a change of pace
We were replacing sheet vinyl and carpet so we knew it would be different ! But we weren't prepared for the reality of a dark hard surface that shows every light speck of material. With 2 dogs, a cat, and a 5-year-old boy, we have to do some sweeping/vacuuming every day or it is a real eyesore ! Once clean to the naked eye, it looks great. The other side is that darker stains or grime don't tend to show up, so you have to self-motivate to do a 'real' cleaning ! Also be aware that the small simulated grooves do collect material. Generally, since they are shallow, it's pretty easy to coax out though. In a place or two, it looks like tiny pieces have been nicked off by unknown objects. And it will mar somewhat if a furniture leg etc. has a rough edge, even one you may not have noticed before; so be careful and get some more attachable pads. Love the textured look and feel. We had it installed and that went OK overall.
January 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rjsingh10 Good when finished
This floor has a handscraped design and looks like real wood. The floor looks very nice. I also tested many brands at home myself with my wife watching for durability. I would key and drop sharp heavy objects on the floor samples we had to see which held up the best and it was Armstrong by far. You can also try this yourself.
Now, the bad part, Armstrong's locking flooring...well, doesn't lock. The instructions tell you to go tongue to tougue where as we actually had to install it edge to edge. Also, it doesn't seat well, you have to really soft hammer it into the other board and even then it can be hit or miss. The locking mechanisms of other brands like Pergo and Wilson Art is far better. Additionally, we found that these planks chip easy on the edges causing us to have to use these pieces as cut or throw away pieces. Finally, some (onoy a few) pieces were out of square so they wouldn't seal edge to edge making them throw away pieces. Some of the so-called locking edges were not manufactured correctly or something causing them not to lock at all no matter what we did. The locking edge was shorter causing it not to lock at all.
I've done numerous installs on various brands, this was my first with Armstrong. What would normally take me about an hour to install with any other flooring took me twice the time if not longer do lay down using Armstrong.
If Armstrong would create an actual locking design like the other companies I would give them 5 stars.
5 stars on the look and top side durability. 1 star on the quality and locking mechanism.
March 14, 2012