Not long ago, a man who lives in a state outside Texas moved back into his home after a fire had ruined it. Upon his return, he was able to install a new floor. Six months later, he claimed Lumber Liquidators had sold him a defective product. He also learned that others have made similar allegations in a class action lawsuit against the same company.
The man said he paid $12,000 to install a floor that is now not even functional. He told reporters the floor has buckled in some spots and sunken in others. The homeowner also stated that a repair on the floor is not even possible; it will have to be completely torn out and replaced.
As many other homeowners know, trying to walk around and live in an area that has flooring coming up can be extremely dangerous. Many people in past similar situations have been injured by tripping over buckled flooring. If a company knowingly sells defective flooring and a customer gets hurt using it, the company can be held legally accountable for the accident.
In this particular situation, the company says it has not sold a defective product. Company representatives accused the homeowner of not installing the floor properly. However, six other homeowners have also accused them of selling defective flooring in a class action lawsuit. The claim states the homeowners' floors prematurely split, cracked and shrunk. A Texas products liability attorney would be able to advise anyone considering filing a similar claim in this state.
Source: wftv.com, "Action 9 investigates claims of defective flooring from large retailer", March 9, 2017