Lumber Liquidators - Impossible to Keep Clean Unless You Don't Walk on It
St James Collection Laminate - Complaint
MUKILTEO, WASHINGTON -- Once the first floor was about 2/3 done, I was anxious to get it clean and on with life, so I damp mopped the finger print/smudges off; just plain water on a clean cloth. It dried and most of it was still there. Did it again and really had to rub to get the smudges off. (5 Other rooms and stairs to go). If you look at the floor with no light on it, it looks great; we love the coloring (that is what ultimately made our choice, plus the 30 year warranty). Can you say squat? That's what lumber liquidators warranty is worth--diddly squat! Next day, I damp mopped the entire floor.... 3-4 Hours later, you would think it hadn't been cleaned in a week! If you look towards the sliding glass door light, it looks horrible! (Capital letters). I called the store...."If there is more than 20% install, we don't do anything with it, it goes to headquarters" so, I call headquarters. I have to fill out a "general disclosure form". They send out an "independent inspector"; he asked some questions and did some looking around. I asked him if he would like a rag to wipe the floor so he could experience for himself what my issue is; said "no, that's not necessary".
So a week later I get a packet from headquarters. 'The floor has been found to not be defective'....Really? Isn't that a surprise! So, at the end of the packet of papers there was a form for me to sign. If I signed and returned it, LL would send me a check for $250.00. That check comes with the stipulation that I never speak or write anything bad about LL in any way. Does that sound like a bribe to anyone besides me? I cooled off for a few days and tried to call the representative I was assigned. Called 5-6 times the first day, and no answer. Next day I tried again and after the 4th time, still no answer. I got my sons phone, called and low and behold, she answered!! Anyone heard of caller id? Basically I told her she can keep her $250.00 Because after spending over $6000.00 To get new flooring, it will be impossible to keep clean, even with minimal use; they can take that check and put it where the sun doesn't shine. I will make sure to tell anyone who will listen to me to never use LL. They have my money and could care less about warranties, defective issues, customer service, etc., But I will do everything in my power so no one else gets shafted like we did. I am so angry and depressed over this entire experience, I could just cry. I was raped from my money; it took along time to make that money to just throw it away on crap. One of the main reasons we put in this floor was to cut down on cleaning for me since I have a lot of back issues. This floor has compounded my work by 10 times over the old flooring.
I am considering organizing a class action suit with LL. The only way to stop this raping of the consumer is to ban together.