Durable flooring & beautiful-1 downside
We installed this flooring 7 months ago. (5/12) We love the color, the ease of installation and durability. I say durability as in-strength. We have an old (huge) upright piano that we placed an additional layer under to (with leftovers) to avoid damage by denting from the weight of the piano. So far, there is no weight damage-denting- in this flooring from the piano or the wheels.
However, this flooring does scratch. It's odd in the way what will scratch it. We have dogs and cats, who's claws
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do not injure the flooring, but furniture, especially wood, if slid across the floor will scratch the surface, or a box-with a sharp corner or staple. We put felt padding on all furniture feet or place small soft rugs under chairs to protect from scratching. The instructions explain how to 'rub out' scratches using some kind of compound.
The dogs only have trouble walking over the floor if they are young and inexperienced with hardwood.
To clean, I use an electric Swifer to avoid scratching, but have not yet determined what to use to 'wipe clean' since no moisture should be used on this floor. The instructions in the box say to just wipe off with a damp cloth, which I have done in spots as needed.
FYI-So far some moisture (snow on shoes/dog licks) has not hurt the finish any. So, if you don't mind a little extra care and planning to avoid scratching, it's a great floor.
Also, make sure to mix your boxes well...the patterns/color depths do vary greatly from box to box.