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Old 09-03-2015, 01:56 PM   #16
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All flooring in this country has to be formaldehyde free, no if's and's or but's, it's a carcinogen.
Can you post a source for that ?
As far as I know, there are tight limits on it, not an outright ban.
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I got the nail gun for HF and was about to pull the trigger for HD bamboo until I read the install directions and it appears to be glue down??? are all bamboo glue downs? strangely other colors of the same product appears to be nail down?? is this mistake?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Deco...keyword=AM1311

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are all bamboo glue downs?
Most wood flooring comes in many forms. Try searching for, "nail down bamboo flooring".
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is nail down the preferred method? any cons to glue and or elastilon that i should be aware of?
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further more, when you filter by home depot's site by nailed down, this product shows up and nail down install. it's only in the details dos it say glue or elastilon
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If I recall, the instructions say both ways. I nailed mine.

One of the key factors is the thickness of the material. The stuff I have is 5/8"....
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from the product page:
Installation: Glue down or elastilon

thinking about just getting a box and nail it down. concerns? I've got a 16 gauge gun

I'm fearful that glue won't last long.. and also the smell.
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Installation: Glue down or elastilon

thinking about just getting a box and nail it down. concerns? I've got a 16 gauge gun

I'm fearful that glue won't last long.. and also the smell.
I never had an issue with any glue down, engineered floor I put down. If you're nailing it down, get(buy, rent) a floor nailer.
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Nothing wrong with LL.

Infact there was no customers who came forward about any smells, it was a set up..
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Nothing wrong with LL.

Infact there was no customers who came forward about any smells, it was a set up..
So 60 minutes and Consumer Reports were just trying to knock off Lumber Liquidator's?
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Nothing wrong with LL.

Infact there was no customers who came forward about any smells, it was a set up..
Just like the Chinese drywall was a setup?
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Money talks and BS walks.

Find one report or complaint that was filed about any odor or smells.?

They claim a guy checking on stocks was wondering how they did their business, and decided to check up on it. So how does 60 minutes and you know who get involved.
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Money talks and BS walks.

Find one report or complaint that was filed about any odor or smells.?

They claim a guy checking on stocks was wondering how they did their business, and decided to check up on it. So how does 60 minutes and you know who get involved.
I found several...but you only asked for one.....start walking

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/lo...er-liquidators
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http://www.businessinsider.com/lumbe...-report-2015-3

"60 Minutes" just aired a brutal report outlining health and safety violations by Lumber Liquidators.

The report said Lumber Liquidators was selling laminate flooring made in China with levels of formaldehyde higher than those allowed under California law.

Moreover, California's standards are set to take effect nationwide later this year.

Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that "60 Minutes" says can cause myeloid leukemia and nasopharyngeal cancer at high levels and respiratory issues as well as eye nose and throat irritation at low levels. Formaldehyde is also the chemical used to temporarily preserve human and animal remains.

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"It's not CARB 2."

For its report, "60 Minutes" went to factories in China that produce laminate flooring for Lumber Liquidators that the company says is "CARB 2" compliant, meaning it complies with California standards.
The news program sent an undercover team to a factory in China to speak with factory managers who acknowledged that inventory being produced for Lumber Liquidators was labeled "CARB 2" compliant when it was not.

When showed some of this footage during an interview with "60 Minutes" reporter Anderson Cooper, Lumber Liquidators chairman and founder Tom Sullivan said the company would be in that factory "tomorrow."

On Twitter, CNBC's Ryan Ruggiero posted the company's response to the "60 Minutes" report, with Lumber Liquidators saying it would review its process at three mills.

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Lumber Liquidators founder Tom Sullivan.

On the company's earnings conference call on Wednesday, Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch cautioned investors, saying: "We now believe the news program '60 Minutes' will feature our company in an unfavorable light with regard to our sourcing and product quality, specifically related to laminates."
Lumber Liquidators shares fell more than 20% last week.

The company also disclosed in its annual 10-K filing with the SEC that it was under investigation from the Department of Justice.

In its filing, the company said:

On September 26, 2013, sealed search warrants were executed at our corporate offices in Toano and Richmond, Virginia by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The search warrants requested information, primarily documentation, related to the importation of certain of our wood flooring products. Since then, we have been cooperating with the federal authorities, including the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), in their investigation. In recent communications, the DOJ indicated that it is contemplating seeking criminal charges under the Lacey Act. We expect to continue to communicate with the DOJ regarding its intentions and possible courses of action in this matter. At this time, we do not have enough information to estimate a reasonably possible loss or range of loss that may result from actions by the DOJ as a result of its investigation.

"60 Minutes" noted this disclosure in its report.

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Richard Drury and Denny Larson, who are suing Lumber Liquidators.

At the top of its report, "60 Minutes" highlighted two plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Lumber Liquidators — Denny Larson, executive director of Global Community Monitor, a nonprofit; and Richard Drury, an environmental attorney — and noted that their suit was being backed by short sellers, or investors betting that the price of Lumber Liquidators stock will fall.
"60 Minutes" also talked to hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, who has shorted Lumber Liquidators in the past after noting an explosion in the company's profit margins, which is unusual in Tilson's view for a company that sells what is essentially a commodity.

After almost doubling in 2013, shares of Lumber Liquidators are down more than 50% since the start of 2014.
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