Mohawk Laminate Flooring: Reviews, Prices, Pros & Cons VS Other Brands 2020

Mohawk makes one of the largest collections of laminate flooring in prices from about $1.90 to $3.35 per square foot plus the cost of installation supplies.

There are more than 100 Mohawk laminate products grouped into three large collections. This rivals Armstrong, Pergo and Shaw laminate lines.

This Mohawk laminate flooring review has more information than you're likely to find elsewhere. It includes an overview of the lines, their costs and key details like thickness, height and width of the planks.

We've completed full reviews of the other major brands. The summary table of Mohawk laminate and the Mohawk laminate pros and cons section below make it easy to compare the brands you're considering.

Mohawk Laminate Flooring Reviews

There are more details about each line following this summary table.

Line

Look

Warranty

Cost/sq. ft.

Thickness

RevWood

Various

20/5

$1.90 - $2.65

7mm

RevWood Select

Various

Lifetime (20)/5

$2.25 - $2.95

12mm

RevWood Plus

Traditional

Lifetime (20)/5

$2.50 - $3.35

10mm & 12mm

Notes on pricing: Laminate flooring is almost always sold for 25% to 40% below the MSRP. It pays to shop around.

Mohawk occasionally changes its product lineup, so some of the examples given below might not be found when you shop for Mohawk laminate.

Also, remember that the price per square foot is the cost of the planks only. You might also need underlayment, transition strips between flooring types and additional installation supplies. The "extras" can raise your cost by about $1 per square foot.

Installation is extra too. Hiring a pro installer costs $1.75-$2.50 per square foot.

Mohawk RevWood Laminate Flooring

This is Mohawk's entry-level flooring available in 15 collections, each with 3-15 colors.

The RevWood Carrolton Collection is one of the largest with 15 colors including cool (Hickory Shadow Oak), neutral (Warmed Maple Plank, Natural Maple Strip) and warm (Natural Teak Plank, Toasted Butternut) tones.

Mohawk RevWood Carrolton Collection

Mohawk RevWood Carrolton Collection

The colors range from light, almost washed (Grey Flannel Oak) to rick and dark (Ebony Oak).

This is 7mm flooring with a 20-year warranty for residential use and a 5-year light commercial warranty.

Havermill (11 colors) and Barrington (8 colors) are similar collections to the Carrolton Collection.

Best used: The look of genuine hardwood is beautifully replicated in this line. It is textured with deep graining. It’s an ideal flooring for traditional, casual, rustic and Old Word decorating schemes.

The Artfully Designed Collection in 4 Oak colors has a rough-hewn, saw-cut look in warm/neutral colors like Aged Cabin and Misty Barn. It has a handscraped texture.

Reclaimed Chic (3 colors), Chalet Vista (8 colors) and Wooded Escape (3 colors) are similar.

Mohawk RevWood Artfully Designed Collection

Mohawk RevWood Artfully Designed Collection

Best used: This laminate flooring looks fantastic in rustic, country settings and homes with casual decorating.

The Festivalle Collection (9 colors) and Festivalle Plus Collection (4 colors) bring the look of rich Cherry wood to life. The images are deeply grained and embossed for a genuine wood look.

Mohawk RevWood Festivalle Collection and Festivalle Plus Collection

Mohawk RevWood Festivalle Collection and Festivalle Plus Collection

Best used: These are versatile Mohawk laminate lines that work best in homes with traditional architecture, but they could be used in just about any setting.

The Georgetown Collection (4 colors) boasts a contemporary style with a smooth finish. Its offerings include Cinnamon Oak, Sierra Oak Plank and Saddle Oak Plank.

Mohawk RevWood Artfully Georgetown Collection

Mohawk RevWood Artfully Georgetown Collection

Best used: This is another adaptable laminate collection, but looks best in homes with a contemporary to modern design.

Mohawk RevWood Select Laminate Flooring

This midgrade Mohawk laminate flooring is available in three collections.

The RevWood Select Boardwalk Collective in 10 colors is the largest in the Select Collection. You'll find a good color range from neutral darks to pales with few warm tones. For example, Wicker is dark gray-brown while Silver Shadow is washed gray-white. Gulf Sand is a pale tan, and Bleached Linen speaks for itself.

Mohawk RevWood Select Boardwalk Collective

Mohawk RevWood Select Boardwalk Collective

Planks are 7.5" wide.

Best used: It suits a range of styles, but tends toward contemporary design. As you browse the Boardwalk Collective collection, you'll see it works best with cool and neutral colors like light grays, off-whites and cool blues or light roses.

RevWood Select Rare Vintage offers 9 color options. Most are neutral or cool, such as Ashlar Oak, Sandcastle Oak and Silverstone Chestnut. Warmer colors are Fawn Chestnut and Cedar Chestnut.

Mohawk RevWood Select Rare Vintage

Mohawk RevWood Select Rare Vintage

The Select Rare Vintage features wide, 7.5" planks for robust, traditional appearance. The boards are 12mm thick for firmer footing. Mohawk says the floor has a Lifetime limited residential warranty. But when you read the warranty, it's actually a 20-year prorated warranty. Buyer beware! Read it for yourself here

Best used: The look is quite traditional, so it's best for homes with traditional, country and Old World design. It would look fine in rustic settings too.

Mohawk RevWood Plus Laminate Flooring

This is Mohawk's best laminate flooring, and it can be made waterproof.

The name reflects that some of the lines are made in oversize planks – wider and longer than typical. Larger planks mean fewer seams and butts. They also install more quickly, since each plank covers more floor.

The Sawmill Ridge Collection is aptly named. The four oak colors feature wide, open graining. Nomadic Oak and Gingerglow Oak are warm tones. Wheat Field Oak and Mineral Oak are neutral.

Mohawk RevWood Plus Sawmill Ridge Collection

Mohawk RevWood Plus Sawmill Ridge Collection

Planks are 6.2" wide.

Best used: This collection is popular for installation in homes with traditional, country, rustic and Old World style.

The Southbury Collection features 5 neutral tones in light, medium and dark options. Color names give you an idea of the tones: Buff, Medieval Gray and Gravelstone. Graining is light and contemporary.

Mohawk RevWood Plus Southbury Collection

Mohawk RevWood Plus Southbury Collection

The lines are produced in 7.5" wide planks.

Best used: The tones are contemporary, though some of the planks have knots, a more traditional/rustic look. Browse this line and get samples to try around your home to see if it works with your décor.

The RevWood Plus Antique Craft Collection features beefy 9.5" planks in 5 rich colors ranging from cool to warm and light to dark. Colors like Espresso Bark, Soft Chamois and Cotton Knit Oak show significant graining and hand-sculpted textures.

Mohawk RevWood Plus Antique Craft Collection

Mohawk RevWood Plus Antique Craft Collection

Best used: This flooring is designed for homes where wide-plank, textured wood flooring would be a good fit – mostly classic, country and traditional settings.  

The Lifetime limited warranty on the RevWood Plus flooring is actually a 20-year prorated warranty. When a sealant is applied, it also comes with a Lifetime waterproof and Lifetime pet warranty.

Special Features of Mohawk Laminate Flooring

Here are a couple of details that set Mohawk apart from the competitors.

The Waterproof Floor System

Mohawk's RevWood Plus Flooring System is waterproof. The waterproofing is achieved in 3 steps:

  • Uniclic ® design is a patented locking system that keeps moisture from seeping between planks.
  • All edges are coated with sealant called Hydroseal.
  • Mohawk GenuEdge technology laps the design edge and protective coating around edges for further protection.

A bead of caulk must also be applied at walls to prevent liquid seepage, as shown in this installation video.

This system allows Mohawk to back RevWood Plus with a Pet Warranty against damage caused by pet accidents.

Six Years of 100% Coverage

The Lifetime limited warranty is not prorated for the first 6 years. It is prorated to 90% coverage years 7-10. It then drops by 10% years 11-16 and 5% per year after that until year 20 when it remains at 10%.

Mohawk Pros, Cons and Ratings

How does Mohawk laminate compare to Pergo, Shaw, Armstrong and other top brands?

Pros:

If having a large selection to choose from is important, Mohawk is a great choice. The diverse range of 100+ styles and colors might even overwhelm you if you have a hard time deciding.

Your options range from low-cost, cheap laminate to premium flooring that should look good for 15+ years.

The water-resistant technology, shared by Pergo, is the best available. When shower spray or water tracked in on shoes sometimes sits on your flooring until it air dries, this flooring can handle it.

Breathe easy with Mohawk laminate. It is GreenGuard certified for low-VOCs and CARB2 for low/no formaldehyde emissions.

Cons:

The warranty is weak. What Mohawk calls a "Lifetime" warranty is actually just 20 years when you read the fine print.

The only positive about the warranty is that proration doesn't begin until the 7th year. Some brands, including Armstrong, prorate the warranty after the first year.

There are no stone or tile looks, so we give this brand just a 4 rating for range of options.

Here are the ratings:

  • Range of color/style options: 4
  • Overall Quality: 4
  • Ease of installation: 3
  • Green/Low-VOC: 4
  • Overall Rating: 3.75 out of 5

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FAQs

Q: Can I install Mohawk laminate over tile?

A: When properly prepped, you can install Mohawk laminate over tile, solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and vinyl flooring as long as it’s not a floating flooring system.

Q: Is Mohawk’s laminate flooring easy to repair if it becomes damaged?

A: You can deal with light damage using various filers and colored pencils as you would with laminate flooring from other brands. Any boards with significant chips may need to be replaced.

Q: Is laminate flooring from Mohawk waterproof?

A: The company’s RevWood Plus laminate is considered waterproof with its unique Uniclic locking system and Hydroseal protection. With that in mind, you should never let water stand on your flooring, and with Mohawk, the time limit varies depending on the line.

Q: Are basements and other below-grade rooms acceptable locations for Mohawk laminate?

A: It shouldn’t be an issue as long as the moisture levels in the room are within the guidelines, and you follow the installation instructions and deal with the subfloor properly. 

Q: Can I install laminate under cabinets?

A: It’s not advised with any floating flooring system, including laminate. The pressure can cause problems with contraction and expansion, which in turn can lead to buckling and a variety of other issues.

Q: Are Mohawk’s laminate lines safe to use in my home?

A: Yes. The company’s laminate flooring has been certified by third-party authorities and is safe to use in your home. Indoor air quality will not be a concern.

Q: If we have a flood or leak, are my waterproof laminate floors still covered?

A: No. The waterproof warranty only applies to normal spills throughout your home. Certain exclusions apply, including leaking appliances and Mother Nature.

Q: Is RevWood a good choice for homes with pets?

A: Any products that are All Pet Plus protected are an excellent choice for homes with pets. You will still want to keep their nails trimmed, however.

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  1. Read the fine print, Mohawk actually says in its literature that you should not let water stand on floor for over 30 minutes or it might damage planks. Also it say you do not have to acclimate with an asterisk that says temperature has to be within 20 degrees from ware house to install and same for humidity. This is a particular problem in Florida , especially in the rainy season where we can see major differences in humidity. We acclimate for 2 days no matter what Mohawk says. The sales reps sell this product as water proof to builders, so make sure you bring Mohawk spec and installation sheet to show why this will cause issues with higher volume builders time line. Also, be prepared to have major issues if you try to file a warranty claim, get ready to fight.

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