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Old 02-13-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
 
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I've noticed several passing criticisms of Lumber Liquidators in this forum. I'm in the process of finalizing a decision on hardwood floor installation and Liquidators is one of the suppliers I've visited.

If anyone has any solid experience, pro or con, with this company, I'd appreciate some detailed feedback.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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You get what ya pay for... that pretty much never changes. I haver seen nothing, and I mean nothing, but junk come out of there. They very well may carry some great products but in my experience everyone goes there to save a buck so...

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Old 02-13-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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What about the Bella Hardwoods line they carry? 50 year warranty and all.
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What about the Bella Hardwoods line they carry? 50 year warranty and all.
How about the Virginia handscraped.

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I bought some lam there for 2 bucks and have had no problems with it. Much nicer than some of the lower end stuff at the box stores.
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What about the Bella Hardwoods line they carry? 50 year warranty and all.
Hey, I have a wood with a 100 year warranty

What is a warranty on wood?
Kinda like warranty on stone?

sounds absurd.

Hype or something.
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Reminds me of that scene in Tommy Boy when Chris Farley says to the guy "I can crap in a box and mark it guranteed". Ironic that I posted this in another forum just a little while ago, another conversation about junk product. Applies here as well.
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The lengths are usually shorter. I actually don't like working with them because they mostly cater to the general retail market and don't specialize with the flooring trade markets. This allows for customers to purchase their would, store it in the cold damp garage, then call me only to get a big fat "Oh, I'm sorry but your flooring is ruined" and "You should have called me first" and "The 50 year warranty is void with dogs" blah blah blah.
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We are about to do 3000 ft of solid Walnut, 3/4", from there.
Hope it does well for us.

I have done some Brazillion Cherry from there about three years ago and haven't heard a word from it. I also have done dome of the bella wood that is solid but pretty thin like 3/8 and no problems with it. We do not but from them, just pick up a few of there customers. Just proceed with caution and make sure it is acclimated well and the moisture is right.
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I have had many experiences with Lumber Liquidators and I have always been happy with their prices. The only problem I have had is with their selection. The website shows lots of items but when you go in they claim to be sold out, etc.
Their BellaWood line is excellent. I had a problem with mis-milling one time but the manager corrected it with no problems. I give them a A+ on Bellawood and an A for service...availability is the only thing they should work on.
I agree that some of their odd lots or 'specials' can be junk, but that is why they are labeled as such. They always seem to beat Home Depots prices and that is what keeps me coming back.
Hope that helps w your decison, Angkor.
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I believe the Bellawood 50 yr warranty is on the finish only not the wood. I'll be purchasing and installing about 350sf for a customer in the next couple weeks - we'll see how it goes.

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