17 responses

  1. Bess
    December 2, 2010

    It looks fabulous Noelle!

  2. Bruce
    November 14, 2012

    Are you happy with the Peruvian Gingerwood? Looks nice. I’m considering 1300 sq.ft. of it in our new house.

    • NoelleOlpin
      November 14, 2012

      Yes, very happy! It has been in place now for 2 years and we haven’t had a single problem. It still looks great, feels great and shows no wear, even where a desk chair rolls back and forth nearly every day.

      • Bruce
        November 14, 2012

        Great to hear. We’re excited to begin. Looked at a couple of wholesale dealer samples in town but didn’t find anything in our price range in a 12mm that resonated with us. We really like the look (and reviews) of this product. Thanks for the quick reply!

      • NoelleOlpin
        November 14, 2012

        No problem. When we put this floor in it was with our fingers crossed! There weren’t many reviews to look at 2 years ago. So I’m happy to provide you (and others) with feedback.
        Good luck!

  3. momofthehouse
    November 28, 2012

    Can you tell me how well it cleans? Can’t tell for sure if the finish is smooth or rough?Does it streak easily, or show footprints, etc like some laminate does? We have had a laminate floor in past that was terrible to try to clean so am a little nervous about trying again! Thanks.

    • NoelleOlpin
      November 28, 2012

      It cleans up great. There is a texture to the finish, just enough to make it appear smooth from far away but not show footprints (etc.) if it’s been awhile since you had time to mop! Cleaning it has never been an issue, and it’s wearing better in high traffic areas than the wood floor upstairs!

  4. Sarmac
    March 8, 2013

    Does it feel and sound like hardwood? I have been in homes with laminate and it sound hollow when you walked on it. Thanks

    • NoelleOlpin
      March 12, 2013

      I have hardwood in my upstairs (the Lamton floor is in the basement) and I will say it doesn’t sound exactly the same when you walk across both floors, but I wouldn’t exactly say ‘hollow’, just different. That was my fear also, a ‘fake’ sound but I find the sound acceptable. There is sometimes a creaking/shifting sounds when you walk across it, this might be because it sits atop concrete.

      • Cathy
        March 12, 2013

        Thank you for your reply. Do you have it going down your stairs also?

      • NoelleOlpin
        March 12, 2013

        I don’t have the laminate on the stairs, although I’m thinking someday… Carpet on stairs (like I have) grosses me out.

  5. Matt
    April 7, 2013

    Thanks for all the info, it’s hard to find much information on this product. Do you know where it’s made?

    • NoelleOlpin
      April 8, 2013

      It’s very hard to find info on Lamton, which is why I wrote this post!
      I’m not sure where it’s made. Somewhere in the US, I think?

  6. Kelly
    May 2, 2013

    What was build direct like to deal with?

    • NoelleOlpin
      May 2, 2013

      Build Direct was great to deal with, no complaints here.

  7. ceecee
    July 14, 2013

    Hi. Thanks for your post, the details and the photos. I am feeling encouraged, but cautious. I cannot stand having the carpeting that has been in my townhouse since I moved in and the hideous poorly installed tiles in the kitchen. I really think the only way a change can be made is if I do it, or if I do it with the help of a friend. I am not overly skilled, or experienced, so I am a little intimidated. Still in the thinking about it stage and I really enjoyed reading about your experience.

    • NoelleOlpin
      July 17, 2013

      Glad I could help, I think with the help of a handy friend, perhaps someone who has even a little bit of experience with this sort of thing– and you could definitely pull it off!
      Good luck!

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