Mohawk Laminate Flooring Review

Mohawk Laminate Flooring Review

Mohawk laminate flooring is one of the major players in the laminate floor market. They are one of the brands you will certainly encounter if you are looking at laminate flooring options.

Mohawk is marked out by the sheer quantity of options available, all offering a genuine wood look. With more than 200 style options, there is almost no limit to the hardwood look you can achieve with this affordable laminate flooring.

But how good is this brand, and is one of their flooring options the right choice for you? I’ll help you make that exact decision with this comprehensive review of the Mohawk Flooring, looking specifically at the laminate flooring lines.

I’ll cover everything from lines and costs to what customers who have already invested in Mohawk really think. But first, let’s take a quick look at laminate flooring, its pros and cons, and when you should and shouldn’t be using it.

Laminate Flooring Pros And Cons

While laminate flooring has earned a bit of a bad reputation over the years for being both cheap and looking cheap, the kind of laminate flooring you can buy today is not the same as what your parents might have installed. The quality has dramatically improved.

Laminate Flooring Pros And Cons

Laminate is now an affordable way to get a real wood look, or a number of other natural looks, at a fraction of the price. High-definition printing and embossing techniques mean that the planks not only look real, but they can also feel real underfoot—and all this for around $1.00–$5.00 per square foot, depending on the options you go with.

You can expect to pay between $3.00–$10.00 per square foot for standard hardwood floors.But that is not where all the cost lies. They are also infamously tricky to install and require a professional. Laminate floor on the other hand is relatively easy to install, as you can float the floor on top of most existing floors. Anyone reasonably experienced with DIY should be able to do it.

The floor you are left with is also easier to maintain than hardwood and more durable. In particular, it does a better job of holding up against liquids and won’t warp at the slightest spill. This means you can put laminate in kitchens and bathrooms, spaces that are often a complete no-no for wood.

But, of course, laminate floors aren’t perfect or everyone would have them. One of the major drawbacks is that they add absolutely nothing to the value of your home. But that is not necessarily the thing you should be most concerned about.

Laminate flooring can contain volatile organic compounds, which basically poison the air you breathe. You will need to shop around and pay a little more for options that are VOC-safe. If you are concerned about the environment, you also will not be pleased to hear that laminate is not biodegradable. But again, you can find more environmentally friendly options if you are willing to pay a little more.

While laminate flooring is durable, if it does get damaged, there isn’t much you can do. There are no options to refinish the floor; the planks simply need to be replaced. Also, while laminate is much more water-resistant than hardwood floors, they aren’t waterproof, so you will need to monitor the space for dampness and the floor for damage. For this reason, luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring can be a better option in damp spaces.

So the verdict is that laminate flooring is a great option if you are looking for a more affordable way to get a hardwood look in your home, perhaps one you can install yourself. It can also be an option for a hardwood look in spaces that are too damp for hardwood, but there are other, better options for these spaces as well.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to maintain

Cons:

  • Doesn’t add to the value of your home
  • May contain toxins
  • Not biodegradable
  • Not possible to resurface
  • Better options for damp spaces

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Laminate Flooring Structure

Before dwelling on the design layer, it’s important to understand the rest of the laminate sandwich.

The bottom backing layer, also known as the balancing layer, provides a stable support surface for the rest of the plank. It’s a bread slice.

Atop the backing layer sits the meat of the sandwich, called the core. Made of particle board or, more typically, high-density fiberboard, the core contains the routed tongue-and-groove edges that allow each plank to connect to its neighbors.

The design layer is applied above the core, providing the image of the actual wood grain, ceramic tile, or stone pattern. Digitally enhanced embossing technology allows Mohawk and other manufacturers to create remarkable reproductions of their natural wood and stone counterparts.

The transparent top layer of the sandwich provides protection against wear, fading, staining, and scratching. This layer may include melamine resin or aluminum oxide for extra durability and moisture protection.

The layers are then laminated, or pressed together, using intense pressure and heat into laminate sheets. Finally, the sheets are sliced into individual planks and the tongue-and-groove edges are cut.

One additional layer should be noted: the underlayment. The laminate underlayment is typically a separate layer acting as the plate for the sandwich, providing a smooth and even layer on which the laminate flooring system “floats.”

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Mohawk’s Advantages

Mohawk has taken the basics of the laminate sandwich and added some technological toppings and relishes that improve its look, durability, and ease of installation.

GenuEdge™ Technology

In an effort to make each plank look as realistic as possible, Mohawk developed GenuEdge™ Technology. GenuEdge rolls the embossed design layer image over the edge of the plank, creating a more realistic, three-dimensional appearance of the woodgrain.

Uniclic™ Locking System

Its Uniclic™ Locking System is an advance on the traditional glued, tongue-and-groove system that laminates have typically utilized. The Uniclic technology allows the boards to physically click together, speeding up installation and eliminating the mess inherent in glue application.

ScratchGuard™

Mohawk’s ScratchGuard™ process provides increased defense against scratches and abrasion by infusing aluminum crystals in the top layer of the laminate.

Mohawk Waterproof Laminate

Mohawk’s RevWood Plus line is also waterproof. This is achieved first with the Uniclic design, which ensures the seals between the planks are air tight. The edges are then coated with Hydroseal to ensure that no water can penetrate the plank.

Eco-Friendly

Environmentally, Mohawk has been a leader in reducing its impact. The company utilizes fast-growing southern pine in its U.S. facilities for the manufacture of the laminate cores.

Eco-Friendly

Additionally, Mohawk relies on a majority of pre-consumer recycled content for the production of its laminates, keeping hundreds of millions of pounds of materials out of landfills each year.

And regarding environmental health, Mohawk Laminates are Floorscore Certified. The Floorscore certification system was developed by the independent Resilient Floor Covering Institute to test for volatile organic compounds emissions and to certify for healthy indoor air quality.

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Mohawk Range

What really separates Mohawk from the competition is that they have one of the widest ranges of laminate flooring options on the market, with three primary products linked and more than 200 different style options.

Let’s take a look at each of their lines.

RevWood

Mohawk’s most affordable line, the planks are 7mm thick, come with a limited lifetime residential warranty, and costs between $2.00–$2.50 per square foot. This line contains eight collections with between three and 12 color options in each collection.

Lines include:

  • Rivercrest – 6 colors – 7.5 inches thick
  • Wood Escape – 3 colors – 6.12 inches thick
  • Rare Vintage – 6 colors – 7.5 inches thick
  • Havermill – 8 colors – 5.25 inches thick
  • Chalet Visa – 8 colors – 7.5 inches thick
  • Carrolton – 12 colors – 7.5 inches thick
  • Reclaimed Chic – 3 colors – 6.12 inches thick
  • Kingmire – 7 colors – 5.25 inches thick

All the options are traditional wood finishes. For example, the RevWood Carrolton Collection comes with color options such as Hickory Shador Oak, Warm Maple Plank, and Toasted Butternut tones.

RevWood Select

Mohawk’s mid-range line, the planks are 12mm thick, come with a lifetime residential warranty, and cost between $2.25–$3.00 per square foot. The line contains six collections with between three and 10 colors.

  • Boardwalk Collective – 10 Colors – 7.5 inches thick
  • Woodcreek – 4 colors  – 7.5 inches thick
  • Rare vintage – 9 colors  – 7.5 inches thick
  • Briarfield – 5 colors – 7.5 inches thick
  • Granary Oak – 3 colors  – 7.5 inches thick
  • Fulford – 4 colors – 7.5 inches thick

As an example, the Revwood Select Rare Vintage Collection has 10 colors including wood finishes in Ashlar Oak, Sandcastle Oak, and Cedar Chestnut.

RevWood Plus

Mohawk’s premium line, the planks are 10-12mm thick, come with a lifetime residential warranty, and cost between $2.50–$3.50 per square foot. These planks are also waterproof due to Hydroseal technology. There are eight lines, each with four or five colors:

  • Southbury – 6 colors – 7.5 inches
  • Elderwood – 4 colors – 7.5 inches
  • Crest Haven – 5 colors – 7.5 inches
  • Castlebriar – 5 colors – 9.44 inches
  • Sawmill Ridge – 4 colors – 6.12 inches
  • Antique graft – 5 colors – 6.12 inches
  • Hartwick – 5 colors – 7.5 inches
  • Western Ridge – 4 colors – 7.5 inches

The RevWood Plus Sawmill Ridge Collection offers designs such as Nomadic Oak, Gingerglow Oak, and Wheat Field Oak.

The Plus line also includes Mohawk’s Hydroseal technology, which renders the planks waterproof. Mohawk is so confident in the quality of these planks that they even say you can steam clean these floors.

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Reviews & Consumer Satisfaction

As one of the largest and most reputable flooring companies in the world, there is a degree of comfort choosing Mohawk. Its products are readily available in retail stores and online. Typically, salespeople and flooring contractors are knowledgeable about the company’s lines and technologies.

Reviews & Consumer Satisfaction

It is fair to say there is consumer agreement that Mohawk has produced some of the most beautiful and aesthetically appealing laminate floors on the market. And with its chameleon-like quantity of styles, colors, and wood species designs, Mohawk is a no-brainer for someone looking for a large palette from which to choose, or for an interior designer wanna-be looking for something unusual.

The Uniclic System is another plus. It makes Mohawk’s products straightforward to install for the do-it-yourselfer and less time-consuming for a professional installer. A money-saver all around.

Quality

Regarding quality, consumers always have the last word. And the reviews are somewhat mixed.

Beyond the previously mentioned graphic component, when discussing quality, the focus is on the feel of the product as well as how well the flooring holds up to the impacts of general use, including foot traffic, dents and dings from dropped items, scratches from moving furniture or pet claws, as well as the effects from water spills and fading from sunlight and age.

The feel of the product is directly correlated to its thickness, with a direct impact on sound dampening, and to the floor’s flex: the thicker the product, the greater the sound absorption and the more solid the floor feels underfoot. Most laminates are between 6mm and 15mm thick, and again, Mohawk straddles the middle ground, with 22 of its product lines at 7mm or 8mm and its 12 premium lines at 12mm.

Durability

As for Mohawk’s durability, the assessment is more nuanced.

All of its products have received the NALFA Certification Seal. NALFA (North American Laminate Flooring Association) is an industry organization that, utilizing independent labs, puts laminate flooring through 10 rigorous performance tests specific to the impacts of water, light, stains, and physical damage.

A deeper dig is provided by understanding the Abrasion Class (AC) certification system. The AC rating is the standard for gauging how well a laminate will perform in a residential or commercial setting. Each flooring product is tested and provided a moderate, general, or heavy use rating. Most Mohawk lines receive ratings suitable for heavy residential traffic or general commercial traffic.

Regardless of the certifications, a quick search of the Internet reveals a number of consumer complaints specific to Mohawk laminate’s ability to withstand normal wear and tear, including instances of the top layer peeling and bubbling, scratches and dents appearing with little cause, and even the color fading prematurely. Whether isolated instances or symptoms of a larger epidemic of consumer dissatisfaction, it is difficult to assess.

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Cost And Warranty

Mohawk sits pretty much right in the middle of the market when it comes to laminate flooring.

Laminates typically cost between $1–$5 per square foot, with Mohawk’s products generally in the $1.50–$4 range depending on style, thickness, and quality.

Mohawk provides a lifetime warranty covering defects in material workmanship related to joint integrity, staining, fading, and excessive wear during normal use. However, if you read the details, the warranty is really for just 20 years. The warranty is not prorated for the first six years, then prorated to 90 percent for years seven to 10, and then drops by 10 percent in subsequent years.

Moreover, some consumers complain that the company resists making good on the warranty, faulting instead improper installation, damage by excessive water puddling, or other non-material workmanship causes rather than owning up to a flawed product.

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FAQs Mohawk Laminate Flooring

Is Mohawk Laminate Flooring Good?

Mohawk flooring is a little above average for laminate flooring thanks primarily to their excellent design, which means the prints look like genuine hardwood. There are also more than 200 options to choose from.

The planks themselves are about as durable as most laminate flooring, and their premium RevWood Plus line is also waterproof, which is a bonus. However, the customer service that accompanies the product may not live up to expectations.

Cared for properly, you can expect this flooring to last around 15 years.

How Do You Clean Mohawk Laminate Flooring?

Mohawk recommends using their own specialist cleaning products or just water to clean their floors. But don’t apply the product or water directly to the floor. Rather, apply it to a dry, soft cloth, and then use it to wipe the floor. The floor should then be wiped dry.

Mohawk doesn’t recommend other cleaning products, and using other cleaning products could void your warranty.

If you invest in the premium RevWood Plus line, you have more options and can steam mop your floor.

Is Mohawk Laminate Flooring Waterproof?

While not all Mohawk laminate flooring is waterproof, they do have a waterproof option with the RevWood Plus line. The planks are sealed with Hydroseal, rendering them waterproof enough that you can even steam clean your floors if you wish.

Should You Mop Laminate Floors?

It is not advised to use a wet mop on laminate floors unless it is specified that this type of cleaning is possible. In the case of most standard laminate flooring, this can cause the floor to stain and warp. There are some waterproof laminate flooring options, including the Mohawk RevWood Plus line.

What Is Better, Vinyl Or Laminate?

The choice between vinyl and laminate often comes down to personal preference. Both are affordable alternatives to hardwoods, with a similar lifespan. However, if you are dealing with a damp space such as a bathroom or a basement, Vinyl has the edge as it is more water-resistant than laminate flooring.

What Is Mohawk RevWood?

Mohawk RevWood is the brand name of the laminate flooring produced by Mohawk Flooring, which produces a variety of flooring options including vinyl, carpet, hardwood, and rugs.

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The Verdict

If you have decided on laminate flooring, then Mohawk Laminate flooring is certainly worth investigating.

They offer one of the widest ranges of styles available on the market, so you can achieve whatever look you have in mind. Mohawk’s embossing technology and GenuEdge wood grain technique also mean these planks look more real than ever.

If you are willing to pay a little more for one of Mohawk’s premium lines, you can also get waterproof laminate flooring that is so good you can even steam clean it.

All of these features come at a mid-range price tag and won’t break the bank, especially if you lay the floor yourself, which is easy to do thanks to the Uniclic locking system.

While not every Mohawk customer has had a good experience, considering the size of the company this may be no surprise. Overall, we think these planks are worth the risk.

Have you used Mohawk laminate flooring? If so, please share your experiences with the community in the comments.

Dan Eckstein

About Dan Eckstein

Dan Eckstein has been writing and teaching about writing for over thirty years. He was also the Curriculum Director at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont, where all are welcome to learn about designing, building or renovating their own place in the world.

52 thoughts on “Mohawk Laminate Flooring Review”

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    My claim was “accepted.” However, Mohawk will only replace the revwood plus with a Mohawk product and will not pay for all the trim that has to be removed to put the floor down. Shady.

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    I was just reading these reviews and I am really concerned that we made a terrible choice. My husband has been installing the floors that last seven days spending 4 to 8 hours to install. I read various reviews that the floors do not stand up to simple dropping of an ice cube. This is concerning because the fact is most households may experience some type of spill on the floor which is why we picked this floor because of the 24 hour spill resistant warranty. I am concerned about how to clean the floors. Just using water is unacceptable. Water and vinegar leaves your house smelling unpleasant. I would appreciate feedback on cleaning products that clean and deodorizes the floor/house. This products should be practical and not something I have to spend a lot of money. I would also like to hear some positive feedback about the quality because I can’t imagine having to battle for a refund and doing this all over. It took 15 years to get new floors.

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      I have multiple homes with Mohawk laminate. Moisture is a problem and I spent today taking a floor apart to get ruined pieces out. Any water spill causes the fiberboard to explode. I had damage to many boxes where the edge was swelled when we started to install and Menards was adamant it was not their problem. Another problem we have is expansion that causes a stair step crack to form. It is hard to believe the seasonal moisture causes such a problem but we do have a great room with a hallway attached. You should view laminate as disposable flooring. I will never buy it again. We recently installed solidwood bamboo upstairs and not only did we get away from the exploding fiberboard problem we also get no staining or wood darkening with water spills like a solid wood oak floor gives you. Installs like laminate but after almost 2 years it still looks new. We have 7 animals hint, hint. Best decision ever! no more crying when the floor gets wet. Seriously, laminate starts to have problems right away and there is no warranty. It is your fault as it explodes under normal usage. Buy twice what you need and piece in replacements every year. Don’t wait because the style changes and repair will be impossible. Or buy the bamboo that looks so much better, and can’t be destroyed. The price is about double for material labor is the same either way. In 2 years one will look great and the other will be ready for repair and replace. I don’t know if every bamboo floor is as indestructable as mine but I am very impressed with Cali.

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        I had Mohawk bamboo professionally installed. It cupped and Mohawk denied responsibility as did the com po any that installed it. Cost 7000.00 to replace. Just purchased a home and an using Cali flooring

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    Hi Andrea, We are considering adding Revwood plus to our home and I just wanted to ask how its going since your last review in November ? Thank you for any input !

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    I am working on a 2+ year renovation of my house. I used Mohawk Lausen Grey laminate, about 1600 sq feet altogether. I bought it from Menards and used the
    underlayment they recommended. In the largest room, about 30 feet long, a great many of the ends are separating. This started a couple months after installation which was during warm, humid weather, altho my a/c was on at all times. I knocked them back together but now, during cooler and drier weather, they have separated much worse in a great many places, and even some side joints. Now I read online that this is a common problem with Mohawk laminate. I’d have to remove about 45 feet of baseboard and quarter round to replace it, but why go thru all that work to have the same thing happen again? I would STRONGLY encourage anyone to thoroughly research different brands to try to find laminate that does not do this. I am renovating my house to sell it, but how can I expect anyone to buy it with a floor that’s pulling apart?

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      Laura with Mohawk

      Hello Mark, I’m Laura with Mohawk Flooring. I’m very sorry to hear about your experience with your floors. Please feel free to contact our our hard surfaces technical services team at 888-387-9881, option 3, if you’d like assistance with what might be causing the issue and ways to resolve it. The team will likely want to know the nature of the subfloor, specs of the underlayment (and vapor barrier if used), acclimation period/conditions, and your home’s interior climate. I apologize again for your experience.

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      Mark we have the same problem with seasonal humidity problems even with the ac on. You could try expansion joints. There should be a warning label that states never use more than 5 planks (linear end to end) without an expansion joint. we have taken ours apart several times to deal with the stair step crack that forms every year. You could use area rugs to cover the defect. We have 1500 sq ft downstairs and 1500 upstairs. The upper is bamboo flooring and no problem even though the layout is the same. We got smarter when we did the upstairs. Taking the floor apart gets old.

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    We just had Mohawk revwood plus installed and Mohawk will not recommend and anything but their own products on their floor. I have a crosswave, and Swiffer wet jet and I can’t use either one. Also I was told my rugs are no good because of the backing now I have to replace those. When we were sold this laminate it was suppose to be indestructible. Waterproof and scratch proof. when I asked a mohawk representative what do I use on this floor if I get dog pee or vomit. I’m to wipe it up and just use a microfiber pad with water. Really you think pee is going to get cleaned up with water? I have people telling me online and the installer; we use this and you can use that, but everything they told me to use Mohawk tells me know you can’t use it and if you do you’ll void your warranty. every time I talk to somebody from Mohawk all they say is we can’t recommend nothing we don’t want to recommend nothing because we don’t know if it’ll hurt your floor and ruin your warranty. I will never deal with mohawk again or empire flooring who sold this to us.

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      Laura with Mohawk

      Hello Ed and Lori, I’m Laura with Mohawk Flooring. Thank you for choosing RevWood plus for your home! I”m sorry to hear about your experience gathering cleaning information. If you do not want to use just water for cleaning/mopping, you can use a simple homemade solution of either 1/3 cup of non-sudsing ammonia mixed in 1 gallon of water or 1 cup of white household vinegar mixed in 1 gallon of water. You can also keep your rugs – even if they are rubber-backed or latex-backed. Just place a felt pad between the rug and the floor. This will prevent the rug’s backing from sticking to the floor and/or affecting the finish. I hope this helps, and thank you again for choosing RevWood Plus for your home.

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    Michele Etherington

    I’m attempting to use the mohawk uniclic system and have never been so frustrated in my life! I have installed several laminate and hardwood floors and find this to be complete crap compared to others I’ve used, some only a quarter of the cost of this flooring. Keep shopping…. don’t be fooled by their marketing!!

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      Hi Michele, I’m Laura with Mohawk. I’m really sorry to hear about your installation experience. Please feel free to contact our our hard surfaces technical services team at 888-387-9881, option 3, if you’d like any assistance. I apologize again for your experience.

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      I just had Mohawk RevWood Plus Artfully Designed in Kindling Oak installed throughout our 2nd floor and stairs and it looks amazing. I was afraid it would sound hollow upstairs because immediately after intallation it sounded horrible and our voices echoed. I instantly thought, “WTF did I just do?“ However, once we put everything back in the rooms and closets, the hollow sound went away. We took out the continuous carpeting throughout the 2nd floor and I was a bit worried that when the kids were upstairs it would sound loud downstairs, however, there’s no difference at all; it’s surprisingly very quiet. You will hear the dog’s nails if they’re longer but it sounds louder upstairs than downstairs. I mopped the floors after installers left and had no issues at all. The RevWood is extremely solid, and there’s no movement from planks at all. It’s about as solid as it gets…I really wanted a specific COREtec color that I kept going back to for over a year, however it had a high variation and much smaller planks which would have made the rooms appear smaller. I specifically chose the Mohawk RevWood because the planks are very long and wide so they don’t chop up the rooms and make them look smaller and busier as they would with hundreds of little planks. However, if you’re installing in large or open areas then plank size won’t matter as much. I’ve only had the floors for a little over a week but overall, I’m very happy with them.

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      Just have to add, I read all of the poor reviews regarding scratching, but I’ve had the opposite experience so far. I had to drag heavy bedroom furniture in 3 bedrooms across the Mohawk RevWood because installers didn’t center any of the dressers, etc. I thought for sure there would be scratches, as none of the furniture has protective padding on the bottoms yet, but when I looked there were no scratches or marks at all. The RevWood is so solid I can’t imagine scratching or denting occurring unless you really try to damage these floors. No flooring material is indescructable, even tile can crack if something very heavy is dropped on it. Hardwood floors damage even more easily and scratches are very noticeable. With some high quality laminates and vinyls, underneath the wear layer, the “wood look” goes deeper than just the surface. So if a scratch does occur, the scratch will be the same color as the surface, making it less noticeable. After looking at and researching every Vinyl and Laminate floor out there for over a year I learned what to look for and what best suited my family. Too be safe I didn’t go with less than a 20 mil wear layer, and the RevWood has a warranty specifically for pets. I’d rather overdue it than risk it; esp with animals and kids. I also chose a product that had the wood design go beyond the surface, etc. Just my 2 cents on a few things I learned over my more than a year long search for flooring. But, every household has different needs and “must haves” for their home’s flooring.

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        Hello Andrea!

        My husband and I just bought a house and the builder is offering us free installation of Mohawk Revwood throughout the whole house! I’ve seen the reviews and wanted to follow up with you if you believe the Revwood is still worth it or if I should go with a more durable floor. I have 3 dogs so I need something easy to clean and won’t mess up over time! I appreciate any input or honest reviews you may have. 🙂

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    We had what was supposed to be a high-quality Karastan carpet in May of 2018 and it’s already showing signs of wear in high-traffic areas. What a disappointment! We’ve been told it’s normal wear. Really! We paid almost $10,000 for our full house. I hate to think what it will cost in another year. Mohawk is very difficult to work with and so was our local dealer. They’re very happy to sell you carpet but forget about filing a claim. We just don’t feel the warranty is being honored. We will never buy a Mohawk product again and will discourage others from doing so.

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      Laura with Mohawk

      Hello Jean, I’m Laura from Mohawk, and I’m so sorry to hear about your experience with your carpet. I had replied your comment below, but just wanted to note here as well, that If your claim was declined based on an inspection, you can have a second inspection done: you would hire an inspector and have them assess your carpet and send their report to Mohawk. This will reopen the claim. The inspector should be certified by either the NICFI or the IICRC. On both of those companies’ sites, you can find your nearest certified flooring inspectors. They usually have a wide radius of service. You or the inspector can send the report to Mohawk via your store. I’m very sorry again for your experience.

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    We purchased what should have been a high-quality Karastan carpet in May of 2018 and a year later it looks worn high traffic patterns. We also have a stained area in the master bedroom that didn’t come out with cleaning. We had a terrible time dealing with our local store and when I called Mohawk it was even worse. I would never, ever buy ANY product from Mohawk Flooring. They have obviously been relying on a good name they once had. Our carpet was inspected and our claim denied. We were told our carpet was showing “normal wear.” I had to see what it will look like in another year.

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      Laura with Mohawk

      Hello Jean, I’m Laura from Mohawk, and I’m so sorry to hear about your experience with your carpet. If your claim was declined based on an inspection, you can have a second inspection done: you would hire an inspector and have them assess your carpet and send their report to Mohawk. This will reopen the claim. The inspector should be certified by either the NICFI or the IICRC. On both of those companies’ sites, you can find your nearest certified flooring inspectors. They usually have a wide radius of service. You or the inspector can send the report to Mohawk via your store. I’m sorry again for your experience.

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    We put down Armstrong LVP (“luxury vinyl plank”) in our new build. In the flooring store we took our car keys and tried to scratch these planks and couldn’t do it. We have two kids, three dogs and a cat so they needed to be durable. It’s water resistant too – easy to mop and I don’t freak out about an errant ice cube like I did on my oak floors. It’s been just over a year since we moved in and they look the same as they did when we moved in – VERY happy with Armstrong LVP – do not go laminate!!!!!

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    Krista Heij-Barber

    We too installed Mohawk flooring a while ago. It’s a darker cherry with intended slight dimension. The first maybe month was good. My son was dropping his cars over and over while I was cooking. No biggie, I thought. This is supposed to be durable. NOPE!!! Tons of tiny tiny marks. A fork drop- a divot. It’s horrible! Not to mention water marks. Bubbling from a melted 1” ice cube! Various bubbling from the smallest of water. Worst worst worst decision we ever made! Scratches from chairs with felt! Don’t do it!

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    We installed 900sqft of Mohawk Canyon Lodge 3/8″ Tecwood in our main living area. We mop as directed (spray the mop head, not the floor). We wipe up spills and wet dog feet promptly. There are only 2 adults living in the house and within a month of installation the finish began peeling off the floor. To make matters worse, I sold this flooring to myself and another customer (1700 sf). The customer’s floor was installed 3 weeks prior to mine, same problems. An “independent” inspector paid for by Mohawk determined it wasn’t a factory issue but a user issue and denied both claims. I had the floor inspected by a reputable hardwood refinishing company in my area and they said the opposite of the Mohawk inspector. Keep in mind I sell this and many other Mohawk products. We are still awaiting a visit from Mohawk factory representatives, but in the meantime, I’ve stopped selling this Mohawk product. Hard to trust a company that won’t make right on one of it’s dealer’s personal floors.

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      I was considering using the Mohawk Canyon Lodge Tecwood flooring. I’d appreciate knowing if you ever got any resolution for the problem. Was it the layer of hardwood that peeled off? What did Mohawk give for the reason for the fault? Thank you for any information you can provide.

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    Wayne H Stokes

    We purchased the engineered hardwood/laminate a couple of years ago. This has turned out to be one of my worst decisions… Had to glue pads to my furniture which collects dirt and pet hair like a magnate. Then we had a water leak, quickly dried, but ruined the floor.

    Now after having two extra boxes and buying three more for repairs the workman is having a difficult (expense to me) time replacing. The various lengths in both the original boxes and the three boxes I purchased do not match the lengths ruined. Thus needing to cut and groove the replacements. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!

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      Stove Marketing

      We purchased 30 boxes of Restoration Oak Laminate flooring (quick-step) that promotes an Easy DIY approach. I could NEVER get two boards to lie flat! I watched at least a dozen videos on how to. Called Mohawk three times FINALLY I got one 20 sqft area to lie flat. THEN in the AM all the boards had separated with gaps! For a product to be EASY? This is not true.

      I have spent five days installing 200 sqft and this physically emptied me! I was swinging a 45 oz mallet to just two boards to “seat!” I took six boards back to Lowe’s and the floor manager stated that the boards are not milled correctly! SO…. I have to take BACK 16 unopened boxes and 11 cut boxes and ends. After of course I rip up the screwed up floor I tried to install…

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    I see a lot of comments on here about water damage… Mohawk introduced RevWood Plus last year to eliminate water damage from things like plants, pets, and surface water spills. It is an amazing product

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    It would be nice If Mohawk responded to the above concerns. Having looked at Mohawk samples today, I was told that one series ( Redwood Plus?) has edges which are more water resistant.

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    My entire main floor was just installed 10 days ago. I had the advice of a very knowledgeable salesman who told me that I need not worry about wet footed pets or kitchen installation. I have been religious about running in to dry up the slightest drop of water and have put felt on the bottom of EVERYTHING. In these short ten days of this beautiful flooring being laid I have 3 of 4 boards lifting at the edges. I waited 20 years for this floor and I can’t believe this is happening. Has anyone successfully been compensated for this? The salesman told me water-proof was not necessary.

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    Terry Candrilli

    Two weeks ago I had almost $8k of Mohawk Laminate flooring installed. I have bubbling and buckling in two of the rooms ALREADY! How can this be? I obviously was advised by Empire to purchase the wrong product for my house! Now what do I do? I haven’t even done a detailed investigation of all the flooring yet and the 4 areas in two of rooms are so obtrusively standing out!!

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      Can you please tell me which flooring line you put down. I am getting very nervous because after a long search I am thinking of going with Mohawk Laminate but now second guessing my decision. Help Please!

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        Absolutely do NOT put in Mowhawk!! I’ve had horrible separation problems that keep reoccurring. And it scratches quite easily.

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    FEDERICO M MARTINEZ

    We recently saw a news piece about laminate flooring and are somewhat concerned about the level of formaldehyde in the laminate flooring.

    Our home has mohawk laminate flooring. Can you tell us where the laminate flooring for Mohawk is manufactured and how the levels of formaldehyde are measured?

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    New home construction. Noticed bubbling at some edges when we first moved in 1/18. Since then have had builder correct buckling twice and now have to have them correct buckling for the third time in 9 months. Also, the floor tends to smudge easily.

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      Linda Windhorst

      I had Mohawk laminate installed six years ago. Worst mistake of my life! Even a melted ice cube causes bubbling. It’s the pits, if you have animals! I’ll never buy Mohawk laminate flooring again. Color was beautiful but quality is very bad.

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    We had it in our old home and were happy. The builder offers it standard in our new home. Looks great, lasts, easy to maintain. We lived in an old house for 10 yrs, had flooring in for 7 with no issues, other than having to replace one threshold by our kitchen door (very high traffic). New house, entire 1st floor has hickory…. I really think proper install is key. Not sure where people live, but $5k for install seems very overpriced, at least for NC.

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    Our floor is three years old. We have over 100 boards with face checking based on a vague reference to when we think we noticed the checking (looking like fine cracks parallel to the grain). An independent inspector concluded it was not a manufacturing issue, but must be mopping (even though he saw them under a large area rug!) or environmental even though his measurements didn’t support that either. Mohawk therefore offered new material but no installation. I’m not confident that spending $5000 on installation of replacement floor won’t have the same result in a year. We have had hardwood and laminates in other homes with no issue.

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    Are the above reviews referring to the mohawk regular laminate flooring or what is called the waterproof mohawk laminate flooring.

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    I agree with the others. This mohawk laminate is my only experience with laminate, and the slightest bit of water will cause bubbling and warped planks, creating an unsightly floor.

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      I had Mohawk Havermill Laminate installed about a month ago. My dog had thrown up flem when I was gone so I wiped it up when I got home and my planks were already turned up and bubbled. I was gone about 2 hours. I was told I probably didn’t need waterproof laminate at front door and hall but I bet this laminate won’t make it through the winter. I waited 20 years for new floor and hoped to be given good advice!!

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        Do not buy Mohawk cliclit flooring. The profiles that are suppose to lock into each other are not milled correctly. We have spent 6 hours on laying this floor and have to keep going back to previously layed pieces because they keep coming apart. This floor is junk. We bought Perfect Seal waterproof.
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    I have had a Mohawk laminate floor for several years & I absolutely HATE it. This was the worst purchase ever. If you leave the slightest bit of water (spill) on the floor, the flooring buckles. I would prefer just the plain concrete floor as to this junk. Never again will I ever purchase laminate flooring. Mohawk brand is something that is banned in my household.

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      I absolutely agree with Susan’s comment! We spent $5,000 on a Mohawk laminate floor and it was TERRIBLE! I had a plant leak a little water and the area swelled and became warped, and there was nothing we could do about it except go to the trouble of replacing that part of the floor. If you don’t get to water immediately, expect your floor to buckle, warp and look terrible, even from a little bit of water on it. We’ve only had the floor a few years and many of the seams have rough, warped edges where a little water and mud landed. What are we supposed to do, just LOOK at the floor but not walk on it? Zero for durability. Zero for use as a floor. Will not buy again!

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        We had a similar experience in a newly constructed home. Lifting along the edges, peeling, and warping. Our 2 year old floor looks like it’s 20 years old! The manufacturer first said it was from water, then the humidity in the house, then it was the dryness of the house. In my opinion this floor is only for a house in a climate-controlled bubble, no cleaning walking or spills allowed!

        I’ll never buy Mohawk again,
        Rjm

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    Thank you for a very informative, well-written review of Mohawk laminate flooring. After reading your review, I have decided to buy 1400 sq. ft. of Mohawk 12 mm Jamison Chestnut Embossed Laminate Flooring from Lowes.ca and have it installed in our 1400 sq. ft. cottage in Lyndhurst, Ontario.

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    I am looking for two of these vinyl laminates – winlands canyon wall and prosperous noce.

    Is there a showroom in the 11703 zip area that carries them?

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