I have purchased lots from LL, so I know who I am dealing with. However some of the products they carry are just plain bad.
I made the mistake of buying 3/4 in Virginia Mill Works Tobacco Road HW flooring. LL get it from CHINA.
The wood is ***. Every case of the 600 SQ FT. of flooring I bought had 4 to 5 bad boards. Terrible gap fill work. The fill they use does not come close to the finish, and stands out very badly.
LL should really re-evaluate carrying this product and working with this manufacture.
This is a very expensive wood, you would think it would be well finished.
Another issue was the plank lengths. Very poorly organized, as it seems 80% of boards are the same length, making for a difficult install.
Monetary Loss: $1000.