Rated 5 out of 5В by CameraShy After 18 Months, No Regrets
I’ve waited to review this to give it at least a year. In fact, it’s going on 18 months, and the floor still looks like new. I was against getting this floor because I thought the maintenance would be tough; trying to keep the floor clean because of the shine. Well, it’s actually quite easy if you simply use a broom and a cordless vac like the Hoover Linx. Just sweep into small piles and let the vac suck the piles up. The floor looks amazing.
Our experience validates Consumer Reports testing of this product. It is super scratch resistant (you’ll have a hard time trying to cut a mark into this flooring). According to CR, this was the best product for scratch resistance. However, as CR reported, it doesn’t do so well against dent resistance (meaning, you need to be careful of items that are dropped from relatively tall heights).
We did our entire main level and it looks great and has worn just as well. Armstrong did a good job with this product and based on my extensive research, this is the one to get. I had a professional floor installer put our stuff in. He had over 20 years of experience and as much as he tried to talk us out of using a laminate, after installing our floor, it’s now what he tries to talk his customers into using. It was obviously his first Armstrong laminate installation.
I highly recommend the Grand Illusions line. They have some very good looking floors. If I had more flooring to cover, I wouldn’t hesitate using this again. By the way, I am the type of person that goes quite overboard with researching products. In case you’re wondering, I ordered our stuff from 1A Flooring.com. We did receive a few damaged boxes, but, they did replace them with some haggling. There are other on-line retailers as well and that seems to be the way to go.
March 9, 2012