LM Hardwood Floors
My view of LM is neutral. In my previous update (June 2012) I noted nothing particularly exciting about their product lines, but they are intended for a budget oriented crowd and not the discerning buyer. On the flip side, there are no red flags I am aware of regarding quality control and the like.
Since 2012 the company has brought on wider engineered planks in a seven inch width, running random up to 72 inch lengths. In addition, some stylish random width products have also been introduced. Of particular interest are the 4,5 and six inch random width styles. Many companies produce a 3,5 and seven inch style, but few offer a 4,5 and 6 format. What's that mean you wonder? Uniqueness or something different that some people crave.
Higher Quality Engineered - Ideal For Wide Plank
All products are manufactured overseas which seems like a never ending trend among hardwood manufacturers. At the turn of the century many were skeptical of imported products from Asia. Times have changed and along with it product quality they can trust. American consumers expect quality, even if it's a three dollar a square foot product. Demands were answered. Today, imported manufactured hardwood flooring is having a considerable impact on domestic made flooring, particularity in engineered floors.
If you’re more of a traditionalist like all hardwood guys are, their click style engineered floating floors may not be up your alley in the manner they are made. Instead of using other hardwoods for the core construction (below the veneer), high density fiber board is used making it more of an eco friendly product. Changes are hard to shake with many hardwood professionals as the fakeish stigma in using fiber board is deeply rooted.
In reality you are also likely to get grumbles and blank looks from the real old timers when any engineered products are discussed. However it's something they'll have to accept as these products have been proven to be more stable with regards to changes in relative humidity, seasons and areas or climates of high moisture.
Product Lines- Engineered only
2840 Keller Springs Rd. Suite 1101
Carrollton, TX 75006