The Hampton Bay Saybrook Oak 8mm Thick x 7-1/2 in. Wide x 47-1/4 in. Length Laminate Flooring features an embossed-in-register finish and square edge for an elegant appearance that is similar to the look of real hardwood flooring.
I have installed 2 or 3 brands of laminate floor so I have sufficient experience. We liked the color of the Hampton Bay Saybrook Oak, but the boxes we bought were defective. When attempting to lock one row to the next, it became obvious that the planks had a slight linear curve and could not be interlocked. With 2 people (one on each end), We had the row tilted and attempted to set the tongue into the groove of the previous installed row but there was almost 1/8 inch difference from the center to the ends. Applying additional force caused the previously installed flat row to unlock (fly apart). I was not going to go through box after box to find fitting pieces so we took it all back and bought a different brand at Home Depot which went together just fine. The experience was very frustrating. FYI, we did let the boxes sit in the room for a week before atempting to install. The manufacturer needs better quality control before packaging these for sale.
Pros: Looks Great
Cons: Difficult to Install, defective or poor quality control