I had estimates from Empire Carpet and Luna Carpet. They don't tell you in the ads but it turns out they are actually the same company! What a scam. Anyway they both spent half their time bashing National Floors Direct. They told me a whole list of reasons not to use National. By the time I had the 2nd appointment, I had enough. I decided to cancel National's appointment and buy from Luna. They talked a good game. I put down a deposit and booked the install for 3 weeks out - their earliest date. Day of install, no show, no call. I called and waited on hold for an hour and they wouldn't let me cancel.
I called National Floors Direct back. The salesperson came out the next day. They beat the Luna price on the spot and installed the next day! I saved almost $1000 on the job and the carpet in my house looks amazing. The morale: DON'T BELIEVE SALESPEOPLE WHO SPEND MORE TIME BASHING THEIR COMPETITION THAN SELLING THEIR COMPANY! Thanks National Floors Direct for coming to the rescue!!!
We had laminate flooring installed on January 31, 2017 in our very large bedroom. The installers were very courteous and moved right along. After completion we looked around the room and didn't notice any problems, but once we started putting our items back in our room we noticed buckling here and there throughout the floor and damage to our bed that they had moved.
We immediately called NFD main number and also our sales representative, Shannon. Our sales representative never called us back and we have called every day since the installation. The female that answered the main number was very dry and stated that it states on the contract that they aren't responsible for damage to our furniture. Unfortunately it was an area that our sales rep didn't cover with us and it was on the back side of a form that we signed off on (font size is at least 2 sizes smaller). We then asked when they could come out and fix the problem. She set something up for that Thursday.
The installers returned on time on Thursday. They stated that the product was junk and not top of the line like they said it was. They also said that they had problems with the tongue and grove clicking together properly. We immediately got on the phone with the main office to tell her what they had said. She said she needed to speak with the installers first before doing anything.
Fortunately the installers were still at our house and got on the phone right away. We stayed on the phone as well to hear what was being said. The installers just about stated what was wrong before the girl on the phone could say "Oh Ok manufacturers defect!" She called us later that day and said that they would order new flooring and it should be in within a week.
Before leaving the installers gave us one of the planks and the paperwork with the name on it so we could do some research. Since then we have reached out to two contractors and went to Home Depot. All three said that the floor is NOT top quality and that we paid too much. They also said that because of the cheap quality there will be many problems down the road. The type of floor that was installed will also have problems if they didn't level the floor before installing and guess what they didn't level the floor. All three individuals said that they wouldn't have a problem coming forth to speak with NFD on our behalf.
We are not comfortable with them coming back to redo the whole floor. We will have to miss more time from work. If the installers knew that it was poor quality and/or defective they shouldn't have installed it. If we would have known that if they wouldn't be responsible for damage to our furniture, we wouldn't have let them move it. Each one was blaming the other - installers saying it was defective and cheap product and NFD saying the installers shouldn't have installed it if they knew it was defective.
No one has called to apologize or asked what they could do for us. Most of all we are quite disappointed with our sales rep. She spoke so highly about the company. She said that this was top quality materials that you couldn't get at our local hardware store. She said the two owners stood by their products and provided topnotch customer service. No one seems to care!!
These guys do not leave any sample. Beware! The installers were great, however, the communication and implementation process is horrible. They asked for the check before the carpet was installed. They received it. They removed my carpet and cleaned the floor quite nicely. Good. Then the carpet was unrolled. We saw it and I said to the installers that I thought the carpet color was off color and asked for a sample. They had none. My furniture was moved into the kitchen, so I reluctantly had the carpet installed. I called the company several times to tell them what happened. After repeatedly being treated badly and ignored, they told me if I too bad and if I wanted them to come out to see it, it would cost $150.00. I spent over $4000 with this company and will not use them again.
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Do not use this company. They are a bunch of LIARS and crooks. I requested a quote to have new hardwood floors installed in 3 bedrooms that had old carpet and squeaky floors from old hardwood. When the salespeople, Joel and Jim came to provide the quote they said that when they install the new floors, they will secure the old floors to prevent the squeaks. When the contractors actually came, none of this was communicated to them. After handing off the cashier’s check and giving National Floors Direct $10k worth of business, they had the nerve to tell me that this was not covered and asked me to pay $150 cash out of pocket to the contractors. Don't give them your business. They are rude and just want to nickel and dime you. BEWARE.
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We had Mohawk Smart Strand carpet mistakenly installed by National Floor Direct on 11/30/16 and reported an issue with lines in the carpet in the middle of my living room floor. It has not even been 2 months with a carpet that comes with a 20 yr warranty and we sent in pictures that were immediately declined by National Floors Direct and the manufacturer without even coming out to my house to see the issue in person. The incredibly rude customer service rep Cynthia told me to buy a new vacuum cleaner with a better ball and brush and the problem would fix itself. I asked her to have a manager call and she said too bad for me as the claim was denied and see if the manufacturer could help me with this issue.
I am hoping a company that puts a warranty like that on a product would like to help resolve this problem. National Floor Direct would not even give me a phone # or way to try to get this issue some attention and told me to sue them if I was that upset. No matter what number you call for National Floors Direct it always routes you back to Cynthia who is useless, rude and incredibly unprofessional. Thank you.
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National Floors Direct installed carpet fort Ms. Morales in 2013. It is now 2017. At no point between the completion of the installation, which she rated as excellent, and this posting did Ms. Morales contact National Floors Direct to discuss the performance of her carpet installation.
Original review: Jan. 4, 2017
I bought some carpeting and hardwood from National Floors Direct and the installers came on time. Carpeting was installed pretty quickly. Of course 13 months later after the carpeting was installed and the warranty expired my carpeting started bulging. As for my hardwood flooring I have two gaps, one on the entry way and the other by closet door. I tried three times to get to them by email with no response. Will never use them again.
Resolution response: Jan. 4, 2017
This company called me apologized and has resolved the issue. The work that was done was fabulous except for things that could be expected and as I have noted. John was a great guy to work with. My problem may have been he did not call me back immediately as he had every other time, but he called me shortly after I wrote this review. I revise my opinion and would definitely hire National Floors Direct.
Original review: Dec. 31, 2016
The reason I am complaining is I had new carpets installed and at a spiral staircase which was supposed to be completely recarpeted. They chose to leave the old carpet in place. They had a few reason why. First the railing was too tight, then they ran out of carpet which was a lie, I just saw them carry some out. Then there are scratches and scruffs they left on the brand new maple hardwood floor when they installed it and now they will not return my call. I never recommend this company ever.
Our in-house consultation with Larry ** was very good. He is very knowledgeable and provided us with the carpet needs for our home. He worked with us to stay within our budget. This was very important to us. We forward to working with Larry on other projects within our home in the future. He is a pleasure to work with.
This evening I met with Larry to discuss options for floor covering. Larry was extremely informative about the products NFD offered for my flooring situation. His calm demeanor allowed me to take my time and consider my options. When I finally decided, the purchase was effortless! And I qualified for 1 full year same as cash financing! Thank you NFD!
First, I must say that I am extremely satisfied with the sales representative, the price, and the product. The installation teams were great and made no mistakes. I got 95 yards of carpet and a 10 X 12 area of vinyl plank flooring. That said, the scheduling people (located in NY) were rude, lied to me several times on the phone, and caused a huge disruption in my schedule. Once they got their money, it seemed that they were not concerned about my satisfaction with the scheduling process or installation.
I was hoping you could tell me who I can complain to regarding the installation schedulers. I am having a terrible time with them. As you know, when you were at the house, we scheduled two crews for this past Saturday. When the scheduler called to confirm the day before (Friday), she said we would receive a call the next morning between 8:30-9am to give us an arrival time. Instead of a call from her the next morning, we got a call from the installers at 7:30am saying that they were outside the house (we were 15 min away, luckily, but were not home). My husband rushed over there, the carpet got installed, the guys did a great job, no problems on that front.
After 10am, I called the scheduler to confirm the second crew, which at that time I was told would be arriving between 12-4. At around 2:30, she called and told me that the second crew would be unable to install the vinyl that day, as they were going to be at their other location until late that evening. I was upset, since we had confirmed the timetable and my husband and I both had to work during the week. I agreed to have them come Tuesday after 3pm (with emphasis on after 3pm so I could get out of work a little early and make it there on time).
Yesterday, Tuesday, I left work early and got there, but since I hadn't heard from them I called to confirm. The scheduler said that she had me down for Wednesday after 3pm not Tuesday (This is a lie. I wrote it down on Saturday as I spoke with the scheduler). I again was upset but said that I would see them the next day (today). The scheduler (not the same one - possibly different ones every time) called at 8am this morning and confirmed - specifically saying AFTER 3PM. I agreed.
Then, at 12:40, she calls saying that they are at my house and no one is there. I said that the agreement was for after 3pm. She tells me that they never promise times or stops (another lie - two of them DID promise after 3pm and one of them was this morning)! She told me that the installers would not wait there until 3pm and would have to reschedule AGAIN. I asked to speak to her supervisor, at which point she said she IS the supervisor (so she has no boss??) and she said she could just CANCEL MY ORDER. What? I can't believe anyone would do business this way when a customer is spending over $6,000.
So supposedly they are coming tomorrow (Thursday after 12pm). Quite honestly, even though we had a great experience with you and the guys who installed the carpet portion of our order, these scheduling issues will make it unlikely that I will order from your company again. Of course they have not offered any compensation for me leaving work and now making arrangements 3 different days to be home during the time we agreed to.
The next day: The scheduler called to confirm that the installer would be there after 12pm. At 4pm, I called to ask if he was still coming. I was told that she would find out where he was and call me back. After an hour, when she hadn't called me back, my husband called and she told him that the installer was ON THE WAY to my house (this turned out to be a lie). The installer called at 6:30pm (after my husband took the entire day off to be there at noon) to say he couldn't make it because he was far away and wasn't done with the job he was on. He asked if he could come tomorrow (Friday) at 8am. So I'm taking tomorrow off and Erik took today off for nothing. No one in charge emailed me or contacted me regarding my email.
We are planning to do the 3 bathrooms, foyer, and laundry room at some point but won't be going with this company again. So crazy how a great customer service experience can turn terrible so quickly. The carpet installers and you were great. The schedulers are rude, unapologetic, and unprofessional. They act like there aren't choices when there are plenty of other companies to get flooring from that don't act like its a privilege to give them your money. I guess our time isn't worth anything since we honored our promise to be home all of these times that they promised they would be here and didn't show up. Erik doesn't get his day off back. Honestly if the movers weren't coming Saturday I would have cancelled. I'll let you know if it finally gets installed.
End result: The second team finally arrived the next morning at 8am and did a great job installing our vinyl plan flooring. This was 6 days after what was promised. I am shocked that the owner nor the district manager did not contact me to follow up. Because of this, though the sales rep was great and so is the product, I will not be using this company for my future flooring needs.
Jon ** was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and attentive to what I was looking for. I am a long time customer and always ask for Jon. He was not pushy and did not try and sell me something I didn't need. He arrived on time. I am very pleased with my carpet.
Thank you for a great experience from the time we met Brian to the time the installers finished. Brian was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the products as well as the procedure.The 2 separate crews that were here that day worked well together. I was surprised they could do it all in one day.
It has been a great experience. John ** was wonderful! He made the experience easy. I would recommend him!! We are happy with the carpet we are getting and the in home experience and convenience of it all. Would definitely recommend this company.
The old kitchen floor was removed and new hardwood, provided by National Floors Direct, was installed on the existing underlayment. The team was on time and did the work according to our agreement. Additionally, we agreed on a separate contract for installing a new carpet on the access stairs. We were happy with the end result.
Very pleasant experience without the high pressure sale. Detailed explanation of product types and several great samples to choose from. I has several rooms to have work done and they are able to accommodate each one. Couldn't be any more convenient with the in-home shopping and the quick installation dates. Highly recommended.
The whole process of working with National Floors Direct was a pleasure. The promptness and pleasantness of the salesman Matt was impressive. After negotiating the price we booked the install. I was a bit worried about the installers after reading some poor reviews. All my worries were put aside a minute after meeting the installers. They were very courteous and professional. They went over my order with me before starting to make sure it was all that I was expecting. They worked hard and fast, and they were ever so polite. I would recommend that for all flooring needs NFD is the place to work with! From a very happy customer in Ipswich, Mass.
Alterna Floor - Skeptical at first about paying before work was started. Worried for nothing. My installer, Miguel **, was first rate all the way. Worked 2 LONG days, new sub floor and this floor looks amazing! Just ordered carpets and house is done!
Larry was excellent and supportive. He made us feel heard, and gave us all our options. Feel I am getting a fair price for a good quality and feel confident in the work moving forward. If the rest of the company is as kind and professional as Larry, I am feel great about our decision to move forward with this company.
I had spent time trying to work with a "big box" store thinking our flooring replacement would be a pretty simple process. After countless headaches, I reached out to National Floors Direct and quickly Larry was at my home to assess the situation. He talked me through the steps and options and helped guide me through the process. He was knowledgeable and there was no pressure. I felt like Larry was working to make the process easy and something I would be happy with for many years to go. Now after not knowing when this project would get done just yesterday, I'm looking forward to having my new carpets in just a week. Thank you Larry!
Larry was an excellent salesman. He went out of his way to be respectful, patient, and accommodating of our situation. We were very appreciative and happy with his service and look forward to receiving our carpet very soon. The only thing that we were disappointed with - which was not Larry's fault - was that we are moving and we asked to meet a representative at our old house to pick carpet and then measure at the new house and all the phone representatives we spoke to were not able to help us. Therefore, we were forced to have Larry measure the carpet and then sit in the car with us to choose the carpet. Though Larry was great - this was not our ideal situation.
We were in need of new flooring and saw countless tv commercials. We decided to have the 3 companies on tv come out and quote our living room and office for hardwoods. We were not very impressed with the Empire rep. The Luna rep was very nice but didn't seem to have enough knowledge of hardwood flooring. The National Floors Direct rep Larry was extremely knowledgeable about the flooring we asked for. He was extremely thorough, making sure that all areas of the project would be taken into account. Even went as far as to make sure that under our carpet, the subfloor was sufficient enough to accept the new floor. Something that neither other fella checked. We felt that that was a great indication that National Floors Direct had our best interest in their mind. That was one of the reasons among others we chose this company.
Loved the visit I had with our sales rep Larry. He was so informative and helped us through this confusing world of carpeting. No gimmicks or games, just honest, expert guidance. The price was reasonable and the product is high quality and a name that we have actually heard of. Highly recommend this company.
Jim ** & Larry came to our household, personable, knowledgeable, felt very comfortable with both of them and appreciate their time. We feel very confident we are getting the best service possible and are very appreciative. They showed us and all products and explained in detail all involved with our inquiries. We are very happy to expect our new rug and feel confident that we are going to be extremely satisfied.
He took the time to look around, gave many ideas that made sense for resale value. He looked at a back room that we didn't think of as an asset, but he made us realize that redoing this room would bring up the value quite a bit as it would be a playroom or family room for the new owners. We were very pleasantly surprised that he would go far above what we would have expected to do what was best for us. We will certainly use the company again.
I saw the television ad and had called to book an appointment. I couldn't be more happier with the service. Matt was on time and went beyond to meet my expectations. Definitely would recommend this company and Matt to anyone looking to receive great service.
The experience with National Floors Direct was great. Excellent service and installation. Sales rep was professional and thorough. I would highly recommend National Floors Direct to friends, family, and anyone looking for a quality job... our family room came out looking tremendous.
John was extremely helpful in providing different samples and ideas to try to help me pick the right floor for me. He was extra patient with me through all my indecisiveness! He was friendly and knowledgeable about the floors offered by National Floors Direct. Although I did not choose a floor today, I will certainly return to NFD in the future.
I had your employee John come by my house and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He made the process fast and easy. The carpet came in and the installation went flawlessly. I would give a A+ rating to the entire experience and I will recommend the company and John to all my friends and family.
We just bought our home and wanted to replace our carpet with hardwood. A friend recommended National Floors Direct. We were so impressed when Matt came out to our home. He was very knowledgeable about the product and made the buying process really easy. The installation was and it came out beautiful!!! Thanks National Floors!!!
I have seen the tv ads over and over and finally called when our water heater broke. Our basement Floor got Destroyed and we had a big party coming up in one week. Matt was the sales rep who showed up and was very polite and professional. We choose a nice vinyl tile and it looks great. They came in two days and installed the whole job in one day! We love the floor and highly Recommend National Floors Direct to anybody!
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