Laminates: Armstrong? Bruce? Does brand name matter?
I need to purchase laminate flooring for my kitchen (about 100 sf). I've been told that laminate is one of those things that you really get what you pay for. Therefore, I've been looking at Armstrong (Barrel Oak L0231) and Bruce (Mahogany Natural L0127) laminate. Both are listed as "Best" performance and have a 30 year residential warranty. If it matters, the Barrel Oak has a "lock&fold" installation whereas the Mahogany has an "angle angle lock" installation method.
Can anyone comment on the quality and durability of Bruce and/or Armstrong laminate flooring? All responses greatly appreciated!