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Mohawk Sucks
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Rating: 1/51

DELAWARE -- I had subject flooring installed in my home and within 12 weeks we discovered that it was becoming discolored. We contacted the store where it was purchased and they pawned us off on Mohawk who also gave us the brush off. Their claim was that the floors discolored because of exposure to light. Well, what home does not have light?

I am light sensitive and the light in my home is extremely subdued and this was proven to an inspector who came to my home. He totally lied in his inspection report and stated that the floors were exposed to bright sunlight. Really? The furniture was in the rooms for 10 years but did not have any fading. Fabric is far more susceptible to fading than hardwood floors but 10 years of light on fabric caused no fading, but 12 weeks on Mohawk flooring changed the color of the floors. Can you say bull boys and girls?

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Installation Nightmare
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Rating: 2/51

ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- Quality of this Mohawk flooring is total junk. I professionally install many forms or flooring, and this is some of the worst. The first thing I encountered was replacing the fridge, it left huge roller indentations on new floor. I thought well "you big dummy that's too much weight" but I've done that before with other laminates. Then put carpet under another heavy item to move it, and it also scratched the floor.

Now after replacing two huge areas I'm treating this stuff like glass, turns out glass is less fragile. I dropped a small piece of wood from like 8 to 10 inches from the floor and it dented it. Bottom line, do not buy or install this product. It will not hold up if you are homeowner, and cost you time and money if you are the installer. I felt bad for my customer, 14 grand just in material & it's crap.

Company Response 07/16/2014:

Dave,

I'm Jordan from Mohawk Flooring, and I'm so sorry to hear about these flooring issues. Do you know if your customer has contacted Mohawk's Consumer Affairs team yet? If not, here is a form that he or she can fill out online. Once Mohawk receives it, they will contact your customer right away. Again, I apologize for the issues your customer is experiencing. http://www.mohawkflooring.com/consumer-affairs/

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Mohawk Carpet and Lowe's Do Not Stand Behind Their Carpet Warranty
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Rating: 1/51

This Carpet is the worst!!! We had just bought our first home and put in $4000.00 worth of Mohawk Carpet. We were told at Lowe's that this is really good carpet. It looked nice there and felt nice as well. Their sign said it was tough enough for kids, which was good because we have two boys and it was pet friendly which we have a dog. It was also supposed to not show stains which we wanted! Lowe's sold us on this Carpet.

We had it installed about 1 month after we moved in our house on October 13th 2011. So November we had our new carpet and it seemed really nice. It was around March when we realized we was getting a bald spot right in the middle of our living room. All the carpet strains kept coming out. We contacted Lowe's immediately and they filed a claim with the company.

The company sent out an independent inspector to look at it and write a report. The company denied our claim stating it was related to our carpet cleaner and our dog. We had a name brand carpet cleaner, Bissell and our dog never messed with the carpet. It ended up that Lowe's paid for part of our carpet and the company ended up paying for the rest after Lowe's kept on them for a good while.

So we had the new carpet installed which was the same kind of carpet. This was probably around May that it was installed. Within 1 month we began to see our seams coming apart. So I called the installers and they came to fix them, however it ended up being the carpet coming apart from the bottom of the carpet, the matting I guess. So we filed yet another claim. Once again the company has denied our claim. Lowe's said there is nothing else they can do and that they will give us a discount off of new flooring if we wish.

I am now stuck with crappy carpet from a company that does not stand behind their warranty!! My carpet looks dirty and worn only after a few months and it's all coming apart. I paid $4000.00 for this and it lasted less than one year!! I have two kids and do not have money to replace $4000.00 worth of flooring after a year. This company is horrible and I wish I would of never bought their carpet! I am a mother just trying to provide a nice home for my children and companies like Mohawk doesn't care! Don't buy this Carpet!!!

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Defective Mohawk Flooring: An Installer's Nightmare!
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In August 2009, I purchased 1000 sq-ft of Mohawk's Mirador Porcelain Tile because I was impressed by the demo tile, but it proved to be a huge mistake for the following reasons. #1: No "Made in China" label or country of origin disclosure on demo tile or website. Several stores told me that this product was made in the USA by Mohawk. But to my horror, it was delivered in plain bundles labeled "Made in China."

It's beginning to appear that Mohawk buys this tile from China, sticks a Mohawk label on the demo tiles, and routinely fails to disclose the country of origin. Shame on Mohawk for deceiving customers! It also appears that "Shaw Tile Company" sells an alarmingly similar tile to Mohawk's Mirador line. So there's nothing Mohawk or USA about it.

Problem #2: Mohawk's inferior tile steeply drives up installation costs and significantly delays completion times. Installation was a nightmare: bowed tile with pinholes and chipped/broken corners along with a single edge that tends to be much sharper than the rest, enough to slice the installer's finger. Even after the most conscientious and costly installation, the defects are still blatantly obvious and the protruding lips are unavoidable.

Problem #3: Mohawk Customer Service is unconcerned and unresponsive. It's been over seven weeks since my initial complaint but still no action from Mohawk, not even a call back. My unfinished project appears to be indefinitely delayed and costs continue to rise.

My initial complaint was to the store and an unresponsive Mohawk field representative who asked me to leave him some tile at the store to examine, but never showed up to look at it. He expressed that he was confident that Mohawk's tile was within tolerance and told me to continue with installation. After numerous calls, the Mohawk rep finally looked at the tile, and from my understanding, his company agrees that the tile is defective, but is not prepared to act on my claim. Mohawk Industries tells me to keep waiting for an answer from the store.

It has been over 7 weeks since I sent them evidence of the defects, and Mohawk has yet to provide me with a viable solution, let alone a call back to let me know the status of my claim. When I called the Mohawk Claims Department, the Mohawk rep told me that she only communicates with retailers about complaints and not customers. Easy for Mohawk!

I've visited the store countless times but Mohawk doesn't appear to be doing anything with my claim. The store has called Mohawk numerous times but they just keep getting the run-around. Thus, from my experience, it's fair to conclude that Mohawk Industries has awful customer service, inferior tile, and does not stand behind its products. Buyer beware!

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Mohawk Tile Daltile
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DALLAS, TEXAS -- I have been complaining about my tile since the day the I bought the home from the builder. The builder ignored my complaint because it was not on my 30-day list and I missed my walkthrough because my job sent me out of town and they would not reschedule it. After two years of frustration someone tipped me off and told me the local supplier was Heritage carpet and Tile. After fighting with them forever they finally came to the house and said the lead that is coming up from the floor is dirt.

I was outraged I had just had the tile professional cleaned by K C Tile and Kenny told me that what was coming up from the floor was not dirt. I called ** office who is supposed to be the VP of Mohawk. I sent up water samples and reports and they swooped it under the rug. After another year of living this nightmare I contacted ** the regional vice president of the company. He send out an inspector out here who references turned out to be false.

I called every one of floor eyes inspections references and they were all false regarding his education. He was told to take them off his website or there would be legal action taken. I reported this to ** who is the head of the claims at Mohawk was told by this inspector that my floor was dirty... It was cleaned again two days before the inspection was done. I hit the roof. I have sent them pictures, the socks that showed that even bleach does not remove the tar when washed and again they denied my claim.

I then took a video of my floor being cleaned and after it dried took a brand new clean pair of socks and walk on the floor, took off the sock and they were black. I called ** the President of Mohawk... That's the Guy at the top whom makes over a million dollars a year... By the way if anyone wants the direct phone numbers to any of these corporate executive please feel free to ask.

I sent ** the socks and he sent them to his legal department that hired an inspector that lives four hours away, gee I wonder why when there are 35 in the surrounding area of my home. But I have hired a laboratory specialist and another inspector and a water specialist to be here with a local news crew, the board of health and a camera team. I am done playing games... Now I am hearing this tile was made in CHINA. My family comes first and god help this company if there is a toxic substance coming from this tile.

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Mohawk Doesn't Care
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NEW MEXICO -- We built a new home recently and used Mohawk for all of our flooring; tile, carpet and hard wood. We have a concrete slab and ordered/purchased a floating hard wood floor. Our contractor told us that because of the slab and shifting/settling of the ground a floating floor would allow the floor to "give" and not gap or break should the slab move. I don't if it was installed correctly or not. Right now (over 3 months since we complained) our flooring is still not right.

Our installer came by to look at it after we noticed that the floor was very wavy - high spots that you could actually see move up and down when you stepped on them - and when it started to separate between planks. They tried to fix it by ripping up some of the flooring and "pushing it together" with big straps. Obviously that did not work. They called Mohawk back in the middle of April to get them involved with the problem. Mohawk had to send out an "independent inspector" before anything could be done.

It took almost 4 weeks to get an inspector and then he didn't turn in his report for over 1 week after that. Of course Mohawk pays this "independent" inspector and found they were not at fault and it was the installer's problem. I tried to talk to customer service and they said they could not speak with me. They only speak to the distributors/resellers. I asked to speak to someone who COULD speak with me and I was told that no one ever speaks directly to the customer, it's their policy! I guess I should have known - Mohawk got its money from the distributor/installer and the installer got our money and now we're left with part of our floor torn up and no idea if it will ever be fixed.

A lot of finger pointing going on and Mohawk DOES NOT CARE if the customer is happy or not. I hope everyone who reads this will seriously consider NOT USING MOHAWK for any of your flooring needs. According to the independent inspector Mohawk will let anyone sell their product as long they pay them. Oh... And our floor gets smudges on it too and dog drool is super hard to get up!

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Mohawk Laminate Flooring...LIFTING. DO NOT BUY!
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Rating: 1/51

MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN -- We replaced our 17 yr. old carpeting with the Mohawk Laminate Rosewood High Gloss. Beautiful floor! We went with the high expectations of the Mohawk name. Mohawk's warranty says that the laminate flooring is water resistant, well it's not! We had a few spills from the kids but was cleaned up immediately. Well those spots are lifting terribly and getting worse as time goes by. I'm now noticing little spots in various areas that are starting to lift.

We don't wear our shoes on the flooring so there's no wear. I clean with a laminate spray cleaner so no moisture is on the floor. We installed a cheaper grade laminate of a different company years earlier than the Mohawk and that flooring is holding up much better than the Mohawk. We had a contractor look at the flooring and he said it was installed correctly and that it should not be lifting the way it is and to contact the company.

I could see if we abused this floor and walked on it with wet shoes but we don't at all. Very disappointed with this floor. We don't have more money to spend on replacing this floor so hope that Mohawk will help us, but that doesn't look like that will happen according to other reviews. I did contact Mohawk so waiting on a response.

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Mohawk environment laminate floors warp in a normal home
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Rating: 1/51

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- We also installed Mohawk laminate flooring in our brand new kitchen and family room area. We specifically asked the dealer if this floor could be used in such an area purposed for with the obvious high traffic as well as cooking, dishwashing, etc. Within a couple of months the floor planks started to curl up at the edges - first in the cooking area, then in the family room area. We contacted Mohawk and after much persistence on our they sent an inspector who "determined" that this problem was caused by surface humidity.

We have had no floods or any major water spill except the normal sprinkling when doing the dishes or using the water dispenser on the fridge... and these were routinely wiped up quickly. We cleaned the floor with a dry mop and spray - never mopping with lots of water. The same area had a similar floor for 10 years and we never had any problems. It was only replaced because we tore down a wall and moved cabinets in the kitchen, leaving a hole in the floor.

This previous floor was your generic Home Depot brand, and was good enough to be reinstalled in a different room.
It is absurd that a floor appropriate for kitchens can't stand the normal humidity that exists in such an area.
What do we do? Any recourse?

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MoHawk Carpet
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VIRGINIA -- We had our MoHawk installed in Sept. 2010. We have contacted Lowe's (where the carpet was purchased) in Pocomoke MD, about our carpet shedding and balling up. They sent a representative by and took samples and sent them to MoHawk. The reply was it wasn't anything wrong with the carpet. They said they tested it and it was normal. Like the other complaint on here-our carpet looked like it it years old. When it is vacuumed it still doesn't look it it is vacuumed. This is over most of our house. My vacuum bags has to be replaced every other time I vacuum. Also the beater head has to be taken apart and cleaned - as the threads from the carpet get all wound around it.

We are so disappointed with this carpet and there seems like there isn't anything we can have done about it. Just got to live with it I suppose. There is one thing - I would not recommend MoHawk to anyone and they will know my reason also.

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Flooring not to be lived on/with
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Why aren't there Lemon Laws for manufacturers? Why is a company allowed to continue manufacturing a product that has known flaws. Money, money is why. No respect for the consumer. When we moved into a older home we had the kitchen completely redone, new appliances, cabinets and flooring. Unfortunately and unknown to us for some period of time our dishwasher had been leaking and in time saturated the area under the floor. The floor buckled badly. Upon further investigation I was informed that the floor should not be gotten wet.

Now my question to Mohawk is, why isn't it clearly marked in and on your product that it is not advisable to use in areas that may become wet i.e. product not to be used in bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens and the like.

When I spoke with a Mohawk representative he was not even interested in taking my name, address or anything else. His response was that they were not responsible and did not intend to be helpful in any way. I live in Waynesboro and have noted that the Mohawk plant here has gone out of business. They stated the reason was the economy.

So why don't they take the stand that if the economy is bad then WE have to get better to survive. No. Their way is to screw as many customers as possible and when things get down enough grab their bags and baggage and run. Thanks Mohawk but no Thanks. Never again.

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