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I am preparing to buy and install 1600 - 1900 sq ft of this stuff. The brand name is Evoke. It is "acacia" 7/16 thick. It has a "hand scraped" look to it. It is the most realistic laminate i've seen (in the box), and it comes in random length, which I like.
The sales man talked highly of it, but it could be junk for all I know. I am a real wood person, so any opinions or advise on this product would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm not familiar with it but I doubt it is a true random length, probably four or five sizes at the most.
 

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Three lengths, not sure why I chose to say random.
Not much customer feed back or reviews of the product online.
 

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Har Har.

If you have no idea where it came from, it came from China. If it has some crazy ass lock you've never seen before, it came from China. If the edges look like they've been sprayed with wax, it came from China. If it has a name that only makes sense in Chinese, it came from China.
 

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Lol now I get it... Duh lol.
 

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Not real wood. Mdf with a paper thin veneer of...plastic? Im under no illusion this is some fantastic product, but sometimes you have to go laminate. Hopefully the 1/2 thickness will eliminate some of that hollow floating floor sound and feel.
 

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This is acacia also.. 5 inch wide, distressed 3/4 solid..


Strong stuff.
 

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ALL PORCELAIN? My, how impressive. Had it been clay body stuff, everything would've been different. Uggh.

You did it wrong. Like I said, no one but guys like me will notice, but you did it wrong. Its called basket weave for a reason. Woven. Like a basket. Nobody looks for it, so it doesn't matter anyway. I'm just teaching a finer point.
 

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There are rules to parquet. Maybe I'm way out of line here, but that picture looks like a failure.

The whole idea of a multi-media motif is to combine the elements of each for the sake of contrast. When you make the whole thing look like tile, you've failed.

This is all subjective, of course. There is no accounting for taste...but there is.
 
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