Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Amsterdam, NY
Posts: 11
Share |
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


Hello, Has anyone used this laminate flooring product before? If so how has it held up? Wife & I just bought 6mm thick Dream Home Laminate at a fantastic price $.69 sq. ft.and plan to install it in our remodeled kitchen probable next month. I know about sealing the first 4' in front of the sink and the dishwasher already, I have one concern and that is the ref. My plan is to lay the new floor then install the cabinets that surround the fridge Leaving them off the floor by hanging them from the wall and then slide the fridge into place. The floor is supposed to float but how can it move with the weight of the fridge? That is what has me concerned. Please any reflections will be greatly appreciated.Thanks, Lance

Lance58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,752
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


I personaly would never suggest using a laimite of any kind in a kitchen or bathroom.
One water leak and it's trashed. Just having to clean up spills and and damp mopping may have an effect.
If your going to do it the cabinets go in first and the flooring gets ran up to the cabinets not under them. The Toe kick and 1/4 rd will cover up the gap.
A ref. will have no effect on the floor since it can still expand on the ends.

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,646
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


that fantastic price of .69 cents a square foot is not buying you anything

of quality. what are they getting for the underlayment they are selling you?

what do you mean by" sealing the first 4 feet in front of the

sink" ? you can't seal laminate. for the price you paid I can not see it

lasting for any length of time. if you are installing it yourself then you

will only be out the money for the material. many times over the

years i have seen people pay top dollar to have crap installed only to

blame the installers when it failed. I would read some reviews on

lumber liquidators on the internet, but not any from their site or any

site associated with them. personally i wouldn't buy anything from

them. we priced hardwood from them and it was 2.00 dollars a

square foot more then where we bought it from. if i were you i would

consider installing the porcelain tile that looks like wood if you want

a wood look in the kitchen.
DannyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
Floor Installer
 
sam floor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Buckner, Mo.
Posts: 164
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


LL has a well deserved bad reputation. Most pros won't even install their products because they are such poor quality.
sam floor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Amsterdam, NY
Posts: 11
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


OK, Well we didn't buy the underlayment yet but plan on the thicker material at $150 for 300 sq ft of coverage.
As far as sealing it, I talked to several flooring guys (not at Lumber Liquidators) and they all said the same thing for ANY LAMINATE not just this, Silicone sealant in the seams along the groove before it gets snapped together. That way the top surface repels the water and it can't seep into the seams. They all said to do this by the sink and the dishwasher.

I did do research before we bought the flooring and found that the Dream Home product was about in the middle of the market line available.

I am doing all the labor myself and want to know about the fridge area.

I do understand the difference in pricing and quality and we are removing ceramic tile from the kitchen now. Wife doesn't want anything that feels, looks, or is related to ceramic at all.

Thank you for your response and I do appreciate all advice from anyone who wants to give it.
Lance58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,752
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


Any laminite I've worked with suggested using glue not silicone in any wet areas.
I can see trying to apply silicone being a mess to apply and wipe off.
Is this what the manufacture suggest using?
I can see on the outside edges but not on the seams.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Amsterdam, NY
Posts: 11
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


The Manufacturer and other floor contractors as well.
Lance58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #8
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,058
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


We installed the laminate flooring in our kitchen several years back, 2 months later filter on ice make burst, floor shot totally.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BigJim For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (03-24-2013)
Old 03-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 3,962
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


Laminate in general, especially something worth .70 cents for a kitchen. Could one possibly select anything much worse?

Agree about LL. They're someplace I'll stay away from. But goes to show how well advertising works.

Jaz
__________________
Tile 4 You LLC Troy, MI

DITRA Installs - KERDI Watertight-Mold-Free Showers. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Amsterdam, NY
Posts: 11
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


OK Guys, I forgot to mention that this particular flooring did sell for $2.00 a sq ft normally and was on clearance sale when we got it. Yes as a norm I wouldn't buy anything that was selling for way way under what everything else would be selling for, but being on a fixed income I decided to take a chance.
Lance58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 05:34 PM   #11
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 3,962
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


Yes that's fine and we hope it'll work out for you. Just remember that you paid .69 cuz that's what they thought they could get. If they could have gotten .99, they would have tried it, or maybe they did?

Laminate if an alternative to vinyl tiles. Some people want to compare it to engineered and regular hardwood. It's popular since many people believe they can install it themselves, and usually do. Even $2 a ft. is on the low side for kitchen flooring. Have you had a laminate before?

Jaz
__________________
Tile 4 You LLC Troy, MI

DITRA Installs - KERDI Watertight-Mold-Free Showers. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Amsterdam, NY
Posts: 11
Default

Dream Home Laminate from Lumber Liquidators


No this will be the first time for us. Thanks


Last edited by Lance58; 03-24-2013 at 05:49 PM.
Lance58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oh! 1st home! Closing in two weeks! 30 Pics! Firefighter3244 General DIY Discussions 29 07-02-2014 08:03 PM
Lumber Liquidator's "Value Grade" engineered flooring? jageorge72 Flooring 8 07-20-2010 08:39 PM
Lumber Liquidators -- Virginia Mill Works Product edfromma Flooring 1 03-29-2010 12:12 PM
Dream home turned nightmare rsteve12 General DIY Discussions 14 12-19-2007 09:57 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.