St. Petersburg property owners allege flooring company designed defective product

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 24, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg couple is suing a flooring company, alleging breach of an implied warranty.

David Church and Karen Young filed a complaint April 5 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Floor and Decor Outlets of America Inc., doing business as Floor & Decor, alleging the defendant performed unfair and deceptive trade practices by manufacturing a defective product.

According to the complaint, in March 2017, the Youngs contacted Floor & Decor to provide flooring to their property at 451 Boga Ciega Point Blvd., St. Petersburg and paid $4,056.43 for the flooring product. The Youngs say after the the installation was complete, the flooring began to warp, separate and begin coming part. 

On July, 21, 2017, the suit says, Steve Wilson, a floor covering inspector, rendered an inspection report, which found defective manufacturing throughout the Youngs' property. 

The plaintiffs allege Floor & Decor refused to honor the findings of the inspection nor the defective nature of the flooring and have refused to honor its promise to replace the flooring that left the Youngs to mitigate their damages at an additional cost of $7,200.

The Youngs seek trial by jury, damages and treble damages between $15,000 and $50,000, costs, attorney fees and all other relief the court deems appropriate and just. They are represented by attorney Thomas H. McGowan of St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18CA002098

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