I have included the link below for the type of flooring I purchased. Follow the link and towards the bottom of the page, you'll see the tabs that say specifications, accessories, and "review"s. The reviews tab gives you all the feedback from people who have purchased and some people posted before and after pictures so you can see how the wood looks when it's laid down. This is actually how I made my decision to purchase the type of flooring I want.
Hope this answer helps!
My name is Jessica, and I am a legal investigator. I am looking into consumer complaints regarding Lumber Liquidatorsâ€™ bamboo flooring, and I would like the opportunity to speak with you regarding your experiences. Please contact me by email at email@example.com or call me at 800-901-5119 at your convenience. Thank you.
We purchased a 32 oz. bottle of cleaner after the floor was installed. Most of the time, the cleaning involves sweeping and using a dust mop. About once a month we get on our hands and knees, spray a fine mist of cleaner directly onto the floor and use a cloth towel to clean the floor. Since the installation, we have used the liquid cleaner about five times and still have about half of the cleaner left in the bottle. I guess 16 oz. caused the damage to the entire 720 sf of the floor, including the material under the furniture and area rugs!! Seriously?!?!?!?
In reading the various reviews for this product, it seems that there is a cronic problem with scratching, cupping and separations. It seems that Lumber Liquidators will use any excuse to avoid the liability for providing the customer with a very poor product.
I understand that a product warranty is only as good as the company that stands behind it. We will have to replace our six month old floor and it sure as heck will not be with a product supplied by Lumber Liquidators. STAY AWAY!!!!!
It might be worth checking out, at least you know their warranty policy is better than "Liquidators".
GOOD LUCK with your floors.
Boca Raton, FL
We live in Colorado, a very dry climate - very little humidity - no problems with buckling or anything. I've read some stuff about bamboo floors becoming too dry, but it looks as beautiful as the day it was installed!
There have been a few light scratched from moving a chair without padded bottoms across it. I used a slightly dampened rag to buff it and it came out. There's still a light dent, but hardly noticeable. I think you've just got to be careful and care for bamboo floors just like any other hardwood floors.
I've heard about the formaldehyde concerns, but haven't experienced any ill effects (yet...), I heard that formaldehyde comes out if you try to sandpaper the floor in order to refinish it.
"Morning Star uses urea formaldehyde, which information indicates emits more gas than the other form of formaldehyde. However, I do not know what is considered to be a safe level of emission. The data I received was provided by Lumber Liquidators and is titled Material Data Safety Sheet. I learned that the EPA was holding public hearings in the spring of 2009 to study the potential toxicity of formaldehyde in wood products used residentially and commercially, but I don't find anything current on its website." from http://forums.consumerreports.org/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&
Here's some more info:
& updated from that article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/bamboo-
99% of the answers posted here are completely against buying from LL. It seems that the same story is being told over and over again. With that in mind, you are being fairly warned by consumers like yourself. If I were you, I'd run the other way. LL's ads have always caught my attention because they're slick, colorful and the prices seem very low. Which leads us to another old but true addage, "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is........." The LAST thing you want in your home is formaldehyde, OMG. There must be tons of flooring companies in and around Hoboken, go find one!!!
Boca Raton-Miami Beach, FL
January 25, 2013
I was wondering if you ended up getting the bamboo floors from Lumber Liquidators and how it worked out. I'm also thinking about getting the tiger strand version from LL but keep reading conflicting reviews on LL. Any help would be greatly appreciated!