Mohawk Hardwood Flooring Review

Mohawk Hardwood Flooring Review

By Fortino Rosas / September 6, 2021 / 19 Comments

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    Does your home look as though it’s stuck in a time warp, and you’re desperate for an extreme home makeover?

    Look down and you’ll see exactly where to start to bring your home into the 21st century: your floors. There’s no easier way to upgrade your home than with new flooring.

    One of the most beautiful types of flooring is hardwood. Hardwood flooring isn’t just elegant and sophisticated. It’s also extremely versatile, lending beauty and adding value to any home interior style, from rustic shabby chic to crisp and modern.

    With so many types of hardwood flooring to choose from, making the decision of what exactly to purchase can be a huge hassle. Start by narrowing your selection down to brand names. If you make a list of the top manufacturers, Mohawk is probably on that list.

    Since 1878, Mohawk has been a leader in all types of flooring, from carpet to hardwoods. Mohawk offers a variety of styles and colors of eco-friendly wood flooring designed to withstand all of life’s ups and downs. It sounds good on paper, but is this the right brand for your home?

    Let’s take a closer look at Mohawk hardwood flooring and decide if it’s right for your home.

    Mohawk Hardwood Flooring Collections

    Mohawk offers three collections for its hardwood flooring: RevWood, TecWood, and SolidWood. Each collection comes with its own selection of styles, finishes, colors and sizes, as well as revolutionary technology for a more durable flooring designed to withstand everyday wear and tear.

    The RevWood Collection is resistant to staining, scratching and denting. Homeowners who have previously avoided hardwood flooring because of its difficulty to maintain will enjoy the ease of maintenance of the RevWood Collection.

    You can use this flooring on any level of the home, over any subfloor. It is best to use it for rooms where moisture does not accumulate, including living rooms and bedrooms.

    Homeowners with pets should consider the RevWood Plus lineup of wood flooring. This flooring offers all of the benefits of the RevWood Collection but also includes All Pet Plus protection. This flooring is also waterproof so you can use it in kitchens and bathrooms.

    The TecWood Collection combines the natural beauty of hardwoods with durability and easy maintenance. You can use this flooring over any type of subflooring and on any level of the home. One of the biggest benefits of this collection is that it is resistant to changes in humidity, so you can install it in any room of the home.

    The SolidWood Collection offers lots of style options, from domestic to exotic hardwoods. You can refinish these floors and use them in rooms with controlled humidity. This flooring should only be installed above grade over wooden subfloors.

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    Colors & Styles

    One of the biggest benefits of choosing Mohawk flooring is the wide selection of colors and styles that are available. From light to dark, classic to trendy, and everything in between, each collection features an array of products perfect for any home.

    The Revwood Collection features multiple hardwood looks including oak, hickory, pecan, walnut, cherry and pine. Textured and smooth flooring options are available in thicknesses ranging from 7mm to 12mm.

    These products feature deep graining and hand scraping for the most beautiful and natural look, with a wide assortment of color choices including Gray Oak, Golden Honey, and Chocolate Truffle Oak, just to name a few.

    The Tecwood Collection also has a variety of styles including oak, elm, walnut, tigerwood and ebony across its styles, which include Timber Ridge Oak, Parisian, and Rockingham Maple.

    It comes in various shades of light, medium, and dark, with traditional, distressed, and hand-scraped options available. Widths range from 3 inches to 7.5 inches and thicknesses up to ¾ inches.

    The SolidWood Collection also has many choices available for any style of home. In addition to having selections of domestic and exotic hardwoods across styles including Rockingham Hickory, Hampton Oak, and Terevina Maple, it comes in a variety of widths up to 7.5 inches, thickness of up to ¾ inches, and many colors of traditional, distressed, and hand-scraped flooring.

    Engineered hardwood flooring is also available from Mohawk. Many of these options can be purchased in local home improvement stores, while almost all styles can be purchased or ordered from flooring specialists around the nation.

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    Care & Maintenance

    One of the benefits of Mohawk hardwood flooring is that it is easy to care for and maintain if you take a few simple precautions. The type of maintenance and care it needs depends upon the collection you choose.

    RevWood requires just a dust mop, broom, or hardwood-friendly vacuum for regularly getting up dust and dirt. You can do heavier cleaning using Mohawk’s FloorCare Essentials cleaner.

    You can also remove more stubborn stains by using acetone fingernail polish remover. Avoid wet mopping for RevWood flooring. However, wet mopping makes cleanup easier for the RevWood Plus line.

    SolidWood and TecWood can be cleaned daily using a broom or vacuum, while you can do heavier cleaning using Mohawk’s FloorCare Essentials. You should never allow water to stand on the flooring, and wet mopping with a dedicated wood or tile mop is not an option. A steam mop meant for hardwood may be a solution. Use a humidifier seasonally in order to prevent wood shrinkage.

    All Mohawk flooring is prone to fading if exposed to direct sunlight. Therefore, users should use window coverings to prevent the damage that occurs from UV rays. This drawback isn’t particular to just Mohawk floorings, though. It is common for all wood flooring to fade or change colors with age.

    Take care to select the right type of product for your household. For example, some consumers have complained that engineered products as well as products in the SolidWood lines are easily scratched.

    With children, pets, and heavy traffic, some complain that these products show wear within weeks or months after installation.

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    The method for installing Mohawk hardwood flooring depends upon the collection you purchase from. For the DIY-ers, RevWood uses its own UNICLIC Technology for an easy, glueless installation. However, those without previous experience should hire a professional to install their flooring.

    Professionals should be the ones to install SolidWood and TecWood products. However, it is possible to do it yourself, provided you take the time to do the job correctly and have the right tools for the job.

    Depending on the type of installation you are doing, you may need a staple gun, nail gun, glue, and underlayment. Mohawk offers installation tips and tricks for any homeowner ready to take on this task themselves.

    For all installations, make sure that you have made any subfloor repairs before you get started. Your new flooring will also need to acclimate to the temperature and humidity levels of your home, so leave the flooring inside the room of installation for at least 48 hours prior to installation.

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    Does Mohawk make solid hardwood flooring?

    Mohawk is a trusted flooring and carpeting brand that offers both solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. Their hardwood floors are divided into three collections: RevWood, TecWood, and SolidWood. Each line offers a range of styles, sizes, colors, and finishes.
    The SolidWood collection is, unsurprisingly, the solid hardwood option. These floors consist of planks, all created from solid pieces of wood. These floors are high-quality, made of the best domestic and exotic hardwoods. If your solid wood floors get damaged, you can refinish them and bring back their old glory.

    How do you lay a Mohawk hardwood floor?

    There are various ways you can lay hardwood floors, but the most common is to place the planks so that they are parallel to the longest wall in your room and then fasten them down. Although there are several alternatives, this technique enhances the appearance of your floors and makes the room look more spacious.

    With this technique, all planks are parallel and are laid vertically. Laying the planks horizontally is another option; however, it isn’t as common as the vertical pattern. Herringbone patterns have recently gained popularity as well.

    How do you clean Mohawk hardwood floors?

    As with most hardwood floors, Mohawk hardwood flooring requires a gentle touch. You can clean these with a broom, dust mop, or vacuum specifically made for hardwood floors, typically one or two times a week. High-frequency areas might require cleaning more often.
    Also, you can upgrade your cleaning routine with a cleaning solution made for hardwood floors. You should never try wet mopping, abrasive products, or bleach. In addition, hardwood floors are prone to fading, so you should protect them from direct sunlight.

    How do you install Mohawk hardwood flooring?

    There are three techniques you can use to install Mohawk’s hardwood floors. The first one is the “glue down” method which uses an adhesive for gluing the hardwood planks to the subfloor. Once you apply the adhesive, you can start laying the planks with the tongues facing the wall.

    The second technique is called “staple down” and uses a special type of staple that places the planks at the ideal position and secures them. Finally, the “floating installation” technique uses a snap and lock method of securing the planks in the room.

    Final Verdict

    Mohawk is a brand that has been synonymous with quality flooring for over 100 years, and the products that the company puts out today continue to get high reviews across the board from happy homeowners.

    However, there are a few drawbacks. Some of the company’s products—particularly those in the SolidWood Collection—are prone to scratches and damage, so they’re not a great flooring choice for homes with pets or children. These homes are better suited for products from the TecWood, RevWood, and RevWood Plus Collections.

    While RevWood is easy to install, Mohawk’s other lines of products can be challenging to install and will likely require professional installation. This may be a downside for homeowners looking to keep their costs down.

    Overall, however, Mohawk has proven that it provides durable flooring at competitive pricing. The best features of the flooring include the ease of care, beauty, durability, and wide selection of styles, colors, and woods. Each product is also backed by a warranty, ensuring that you’re getting a quality product that can completely transform your home.

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    About Fortino Rosas

    Chief Floor Critic, 32 years of experience in flooring installation and sales

    Fortino Rosas is an independent flooring contractor with 32 years of experience in residential and commercial flooring installation and sales. He joined the Floor Critics team to share his expertise with our readers. Fortino has acquired vast knowledge and skills in the areas of product selection, space planning, and installation. He has installed flooring in residential, government, and commercial office projects in the Midwest. Visit Website.

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    19 thoughts on “Mohawk Hardwood Flooring Review”

    1. I am in the market for engineered hardwood floors throughout the majority of my home. My designer wants to install Mohawk. Thank you for your reviews. I will never have a Mohawk product installed in my home. Never.

    2. I can see that it really is a waste of time to even be leaving this message, I have never seen a floor as inferior as the one that was laid in our new home. I have a beautiful home with floors that had air bubbles and areas that have just pealed away. It does no good to replace boards only to see the same thing happen again. Why isn’t there any recourse for those of us who are stuck with this floor, is it really too much to expect some pride in a product from the company who made it? I just want some compensation so I can choose a floor that will match the quality of the rest of my home. I find it very sad to look at these every day and to feel so taken advantage of.

      1. I had Mohawks floor installed in October. The already have scratches and it’s even chipped in one part. Terrible quality. I am so disappointed.

    3. We installed our Mohawk “engineered” flooring four years ago. A portion of the home was done by a “professional” flooring installer, the remainder by myself. I opted to install the remainder of the flooring, primarily, because I felt the installer did a terrible job (the plys began separating on many of the 24 inch pieces). I decided to purchase the proper nailer and installed the flooring according to Mohawks instructions, only I inspected each board prior to installing. You can imagine how time consuming that had been! The only boards that showed signs of separation were the 24 inch pieces and there were many. Fortunately, most of the product were of the 24 inch variety. Soon after installing, a few 24 inches began to delaminate. I contacted Mohawk and was told to contact a local approved installer to replace the defective product which I did not do. I insisted that the problem was poor quality control, which Mohawk denied. After several phone discussions I finally told Mohawk I would never purchase any of their products again nor would I recommend it to anyone. They’ve never offered to honor their guarantee or admitted to selling an inferior product. So typical of a “trusted” U.S. manufacturer putting their name on crap manufactured in China and charging the American consumer inflated prices!

      1. Hello Steve, I’m Laura with Mohawk Flooring. I’m very sorry to hear about your experience with your floors. Has your retailer filed a claim for you? If so, would you let me know the 7-digit Mohawk claim number, so that we can find your claim and advise next steps? If you have not yet spoken to your retailer about your concerns, please discuss this with them, as they are the party who files the claim on your behalf and does all communication with Mohawk for you. I apologize again for your experience.

      2. I am having the same challenges with their flooring. I have been extremely careful with the care of my floors and they are definitely separating and delaminating.

    4. We put this Mohawk flooring down and within months it is showing spots of wear. Finish is coming off. Floor has splinters coming up even at an area under a piece of furniture no one has ever walked on. Mohawk won’t even send someone out to inspect it. We trusted the Mohawk name as far as quality goes. Never again. Mohawk has become a company that doesn’t deserve the respect it used to have.

      1. Laura with Mohawk

        Hello Carolyn, I’m Laura with Mohawk, and I’m very sorry to hear about your experience with your flooring. Our Consumer Affairs team looked for a claim filed under your name, and did not find one. Do you know if your retailer filed a claim on your behalf? This is something the retailer must do for you. If you have a claim number, or if the claim was filed under a different name, please let me know. I’m very sorry again for your experience.

      2. Carolyn,

        I have been dealing with Mohawk since may and it seems we have the same issues. they did send tow inspectors out one stating it was my issue because I didn’t care for it properly and the other inspector said it was a manufacturer defect. After the second inspector submitted his report the claim was still denied, The floor is only two years old. Poor Laura from Mohawk tells everyone the same line, “we are sorry for your experience.” I am working on what my legal rights are now , since there are so many reports online about the quality of the product and that they don’t back their warranties. I am just curious what did you do to fix your issue?

        1. I didn’t think there was anything I could do, in the beginning the builder sent someone to assess the floor and counted the places where the problems were. Of course we didn’t reach the percentage of the floor that was a problem. A guy was sent out to remove the damaged boards and replace them with some extras we had from the construction. Now when an area gets flaked off my husband just fixes it. I also use a felt marker to color in the smaller problems. Our floor is very dark so the bare wood shows up.

    5. Same here! We are in a new construction, and have issues with the flooring peeling and splitting in many different areas. We opened a warranty claim, and they sent their representative out, who concluded that I was cleaning the floor incorrectly!

      I adamantly disagree with this! I have cleaned the floor with Bona, and and only Bona per our builders instructions. The flooring is crap, and their warranty is crap.

    6. I had my Mohawk flooring installed a year ago and I have numerous dents and scratches and inconsistencies in the seams. I dropped a handheld tape dispenser and it nicked the flooring. The installer and Mohawk representative evaluated and I was told it was normal for engineered wood. So, I have rugs over beautiful floors which will bear the characteristics of “vintage”.

    7. Warranty is useless since Mohawk never finds issues with their product. We have had a new board splinter and crack every 2-3 weeks since installation. Our toddler has had two 1″ splinters pulled out of his feet, adults have had worse.

      The corporate response is “wearing as expected”. Atrocious, asking for a class action lawsuit.

      1. I am a dealer. Installed Mohawk Tecwood in my own home and a customer’s to the tune of 2800 sf total. Both floors began peeling within a month of install (in January in Illinois). Mohawk has sent an “independent” inspector as well as factory representatives and amazingly both came to different conclusions about the reasons for the peeling (4 different reasons on 2 different floors), none of which were Mohawk’s fault. I’m down for a class action! Right now I’d just like a floor that doesn’t look like crap.

    8. Since ours was recently installed & in my dining room I haven’t noticed too many flaws yet. However, one complaint is that every seam where it is put together stands above the hardwood. Not bad, but all in all we do not have an even floor… I would say more rigid because you can feel every seam.

      Covered a lot of it with the rug under my table. Yes, it was a professional installer & we left in at room temp a few days! Expensive & pretty, but not smooth to the touch or “my” eyes.

    9. This flooring is the least durable floor have ever had. The floors are supposed to have a 15 year warranty. Our floors are 3 years old, installed during construction by DR Horton. They are peeling and cracked all over. You can not mop or clean floor at all. You can only sweep or vacuum with no beater. We called and had the floors inspected and “no manufacturer’s defects were found”. We are stuck with floors that look awful after paying over 15k in upgrades for the floors.

      1. Our experience was much the same as the comments before me. I am so disappointed in these floors I want to scream.

        Our home was a new construction and immediately we noticed bubbles in many places, we had someone out to look at them and they sent workmen to cut out several places and put some of our extra flooring. It was then that we found out that the actual hardwood and surface was so thin it only makes sense that it would peel and crack so easily.

        What does a guarantee mean? I think we deserve to have our floor completely replaced but I need to know if anyone has ever been successful getting satisfaction or do we really have to be stuck with this inferior product?

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