Lumber Liquidators St James Laminate flooring
St. James, Bad machining at joint
ONE READER WROTE:
I went to Lumber Liquidators and bought their St James brand, but after many, many tries covering the same space over and over again, I found that the slats would NOT lock together. There is a long tongue on one side which did lock with the next slat, but there was only about 1/16th inch overlap on the other side. Needless to say, this side did not lock and kept popping up even after the next row was placed. This was extremely frustrating, redoing the same area, again and again, trying to beat these slats together and make them stick. Please, for God's sake, do not purchase this poorly engineered crap.
Hi Anonymous reader, Anthony here.
I feel your frustration , I had a heck of a time installing Dream Home St. James laminate from Lumber Liquidators. The actual machining of the locking system was totally off. Having to keep changing some boards three or four times. It took at least twice the time to install this laminate.
I Have installed St.James more than once and didn't always have a problem. But you never know if it was going to be good or bad.
I installed their Kensington Manor and Nirvana PLUS from Lumber Liqudators, and liked the way these installed.
This photo shows just how bad the quality control was when they made this batch.