Rated 5 out of 5 by Meyer Stunning...
I wanted a gray laminate floor to complement the gray carpeting and white and gray marble floor that was already in the house. When I saw it on the website I thought it might be too pale but in real life it is darker. The salesperson at the Floor Store let me bring home a large sample board to see what it would look like at home which was great. I had it installed throughout my kitchen and dining room - it is gorgeous. The color is modern and classy and perfectly complements my white cabinets and black granite counters. I am amazed at how it looks like real hardwood boards - I have never seen laminate of this quality before. I was a little afraid of the high-gloss finish but it has a nice rich look to it so it's worth the cleaning. I would definitely repurchase.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nana10 our floors are AWESOME
We had this put down in 6 rooms in our home and we are so pleased. The pictures of the pattern does not do it justice, it's beautiful.
August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeachyPeachy This floor is beautiful, highly durable, and easy to clean.
We replaced yucky carpet in 3 bedrooms in our beach rental condo. What a great choice. Looks terrific with the scraped wood finish and adds to the ambiance of life lived oceanfront. Does well with sand and is low maintenance. Feels great walking barefoot, especially on chilly mornings. I am thinking about taking all the ceramic tile out except for the kitchen and continuing the look throughout rest of condo. Ours is a floating floor installation so if someone left a wet towel for weeks or dropped nail polish or something stupid we can just make a repair. Hasn't happened but best to be prepared, as it is such a great looking floor you forget it is laminate -- has a wavy, textured appearance and looks like real wood. Love it!
July 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AKDude Awesome looks - Almost too good?
I installed my the Oyster Bay myself throughout my entire apartment. I had no major dramas installing the product at all.
The flooring looks almost too good! And let me explain:
1) Everyone who walks into my apartment all instantly comment that the floors look cool. It really does add a nice "pop" to the place that catches everyone's eye. Ironically, I bought friends in to show my kitchen remodel.. and the flooring steals the show!
2) Is it HIGH gloss. Ultra high gloss. Looks great when it's clean, but it will show dust and foot prints very easily. It feels more like I am cleaning these floors as if they are windows, rather than a laminate floor.
Installation I have one tip. The manufacturer does say glue isn't necessary unless its a water prone area. I did a hybrid install. In some areas such as hallways and kitchen, I did indeed glue it. In the living room area, I didn't bother with glue.
Three months later... the zones where I did not glue are creaking... the zones which I used glue remain perfectly fine.
In retrospect, I probably should have just used glue on all of it, even though the manufacturer said it wasn't necessary.
Awesome looking floor and great for my bachelor style "low wear" apartment to look really great... but if you want low maintenance.. try choose another flooring with a little less shine to it!
March 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kima Just what we were looking for
Perfect! We installed this floor called "boardwalk" in our shore house. The look of the floor goes well with the room and we continue to get compliments on how beautiful the texture of the floor is.
We actually love it so much we will install it in our master bedroom this fall.
September 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by adrenalyne LOVE My Oyster Bay Pine
We chose this flooring through our home builder and are very happy with it. It does creak a bit but I have heard that this happens with all of the laminate that have the wider planks. I cannot comment on installation as it was installed when we took possession of our home. It can be high maintenance as it is has a high gloss finish so it gets smudgy very easily however it looks amazing! Love the colour and quality - every time we have someone new over we receive compliments on our floor. I hope to take out some of our carpet and get this laminate throughout our whole home.
October 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by beach bum indestructible floor
We replaced 1000 square feet of tile with coastal living sand dollar laminate. The hand scraped look gave the floor a beautiful, authentic look but what has been the greatest surprise has been the durability of the floor. We have two 90 lb. boxers who scratched up a bamboo floor in a bedroom but haven't done a thing to the new floor. The first time the door bell rang and the dogs leaped to their feet my heart sank but a quick inspection revealed NO scratches. For anyone who has pets i highly recommend this floor.
September 13, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5
by mamac509 Creeks and cracks like the flooring is 100 years old ):
Our first laminate flooring experience has been less fulfilling than expected! We purchased what we thought was a higher end laminate floor from a company like Armstrong because of their reputation. The flooring was installed according to the manufacturers specifications (which by the way says to not glue the boards) and looks great but .......the floor boards have separated, they creek and crackle like the floor is 100 years old! We contacted the company we purchased it from and were told sorry but we can't do anything about that. Come to find out this is a problem for alot of other customers as well, just read the blogs about this same flooring!
August 26, 2011