Duraclic Vinyl Planks - Rustic Grade - 6 mm - 23.64 sq. ft. - Natural Oak is rated
Rated 5 out of
Great Product, Easy To Install
Prior to this floor I installed a regular vinyl plank floor (Evolution brand) which was of poor quality (sloppy, the clicks didn't hold). The Duraclic on the other hand is a great product to work with, it looks good too and it's easy to clean/maintain (it almost hides the dirty spots on it).
Pros: impervious to water, relatively rigid (as opposed to traditional vinyl) which helps keep the planks locked into each other; surprisingly quiet due to the foam backing and it almost feels soft to the feet (although it isn't really); scratch and dent resistant; edges are precision manufactured which means the planks fit together perfectly; the patented click system on the short ends allows you to fit the long end first and just push down on the short end to click (this is different compared to other similar floors and is of great help especially in tight corners or when slipping it under door jambs); it snaps easily and very straight when scored with a utility knife
Cons: the fake wood "character" lines are a bit exaggerated. I paired the floor with real oak baseboards and wainscotting and it clearly looks fake; the pattern repeats itself too often and the planks are not well mixed up in the boxes, meaning that when installing you'll need to look carefully at the pattern of each plank so you don't end up with two identical looking planks side-by-side or close to each other.
Generally, though, I'd highly recommend this product over any laminate or simple vinyl floor (this one is considered a "composite" floor). It is truly what they call a high performance floor. I'd highly recommend it, though at regular price it's quite expensive (I was able to buy it when it was discounted).
Date published: 2019-09-06