Flooring from Lumber Liquidators
February 13, 2013 12:45 PM Subscribe
Will we regret buying engineered hardwood or bamboo flooring from Lumber Liquidators?
posted by amarynth to home & garden (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I want to replace the wall-to-wall carpet in our one-bedroom condo (about 780 sq ft) with hardwood or bamboo flooring. Our budget is about $5k. We were thinking of buying floating or click engineered hardwood or bamboo from Lumber Liquidators and installing it ourselves to save some money. My partner is very handy and has all sorts of experience doing projects around the house, and he's very careful and deliberate, so I'm not worried about the installation (much), but I'm not sure about the quality of the products at Lumber Liquidators. I know that one should take online reviews with a grain of salt, but some of the reviews that I've read have been scary, and one suggested that they deleted negative reviews of products from their website, so now I don't trust the product ratings. Also, a couple of them mentioned that the bamboo was processed with formaldehyde, and that it could cause health problems, and I wasn't sure if we should be worried about that.
Bonus question: Is bamboo still a bad idea with cats, or has it improved with new processing techniques?