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Old 08-23-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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I rue the day I listened to a salesperson who said allen-roth was "as good as Pergo". This is an inferior product, worst of all with no warranty. The humidity is high here and it is swelling and will need to be replaced within less than a year.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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Very disappointing. Do you think any type of laminate would have held up though in a humid environment?

I love the style of Allen-Roth but the quality is not there. You pay for the design basically. We bought a patio set by Allen-Roth was very very expensive normally but we got it on clearance. I am shocked at the poor quality of the set. I feel sorry for the people that paid full price.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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I compare our experience with an acquaintance who has several dogs and a similar kitchen installation of another brand. He tested the product by putting it by an exterior door for several weeks with dog/ wet foot traffic. No problems. I think I am soured on any laminate because of this. I have one more room to do flooring and it will be hardwood.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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We installed two bedrooms with the Allen and Roth Gunstock Laminate and we love it...we have cats that use both rooms, they have barfed on the floor, no lifting, no problems...I actually left a piece of it out in the rain for 3 days and it was like brand new.. I don't understand the comment, "no warranty". the warranty is longer than other name brand laminates, and lets face it, all companies will use any excuse not to warrant the product. I tried scratching it with keys and it wouldn't even scratch...maybe you got a bad batch..but it's been over a year, and ours looks as good as the day we put it in
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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"companies will use any excuse not to warrant the product." True, some are better than others. A bedroom install is much less demanding than kitchen, I had asked if this product was suitable for a kitchen and was assured that it was. Leaving a piece out in the rain is not relevant as in, why would you? Short exposure and quick dry is different than moisture trapped in click grooves. Thanks for your comment.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:49 PM
 
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There are a few installation methods to prevent warping in a humid environment, kitchen, bath.

-Use laminate glue on all the seams. This supposedly makes the floor waterproof. Or at least prevents most spills from getting to the MDF.

-If you install the laminate on a concrete slab or other floors where moisture can creep up, use a vapor barrier. This is different than the foam padding. It's usually a plastic sheet that goes under the laminate and foam padding. They do make a 2in1.

-Of course acclimate the product first. If you don't, you create gaps which spills can easily enter.

I installed laminate in a bath years ago with no issues, no warping. I just installed A&R flooring in a rent house with pets. I expect to get plenty of years out of it!
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Allen + Roth is not a brand.
It's private label packaging for the cheap import crap sold at Lowes.

That said, I've installed a few of their light fixtures recently.
No complaints.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:24 PM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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Cheap crap is what it is...... I just want to make sure someone else is not fooled as I was.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:52 PM
 
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I rue the day I listened to a salesperson who said allen-roth was "as good as Pergo". This is an inferior product, worst of all with no warranty. The humidity is high here and it is swelling and will need to be replaced within less than a year.
Tell you truth from installers I know Pergo isn't at the top as far as quality .There are many top brands that are moisture resistant .Totally wet proof I know of none in laminate. In this day and age of internet I just find it strange people do not research before deciding buying most things.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I just had my dishwasher flood all over my new Pergo Max laminate plank floor. I was able to soak it up quickly with towels and then ran a fan over it for a couple days. So far, no warping....knock laminate.

I am so glad I read the comment about the Allen/Roth patio furniture. I was considering it, but the cushions on their "deep seating" display set are already flattened, so it doesn't look like it would hold up well.
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