Armstrong Grand Illusions Warning
Hopefully I can save someone else from that sick-to-the-stomach feeling you get when you've made a very expensive mistake. That's the feeling I have about the Armstrong Grand Illusions Laminate we installed in December.
We put in 500 sq ft in kitchen, family room and 1/2 bath. After less than 2 months, I cannot believe how scratched and dented and chipped it is. It got scratched when we rolled the fridge and oven on it on day 1. After that we became extremely careful. It got it's first chip when my son knocked a locker lock off a table. Today, my youngest knocked an 8 x 10 picture frame off a 30" high shelf and chipped a piece out 3/8" x 3/8" and almost 1/16" deep. We wanted something durable (like the 15 year old Pergo it replaced) and yet beautiful. Now we don't even let the kids play on it.
Hopefully someone else won't make this costly mistake because they've read this.