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Congoleum DuraCeramic Sierra Slate SI-74 Golden Greige
 
Approximate retail price:
$5.00
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Type: Vinyl flooring
About - Congoleum DuraCeramic Sierra Slate SI-74 Golden Greige

The Congoleum DuraCeramic Sierra Slate SI-74 Golden Greige is part of the flooring test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, flooring models like the DuraCeramic Sierra Slate SI-74 Golden Greige are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Resists foot traffic:
Denotes how quickly surface wear was noticeable after repeated passes with an abrasion machine.

Resists scratches:
Indicates the ability to withstand dragged-object simulation.

Resists stains:
Indicates how resistant the floor is to staining from various products such as coffee, bleach, grape juice, motor oil, tar, and ink.
Features & Specs - Congoleum DuraCeramic Sierra Slate SI-74 Golden Greige
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User Reviews - Congoleum DuraCeramic Sierra Slate SI-74 Golden Greige
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1.0
Not a Happy Customer
3/28/2014
Pros
Thin design
Cons
Chipping
Scratches
Sealer Yellows
Best Uses
Comment:
We chose Duraceramic because the product is thinner than most tile. That meant the baseboards would not require shaving and would be consistent with attached rooms.<br /><br />Almost immediately, we noticed surface scratches and small black spots (we chose a white or light color). The spots were chips from the Duraceramic surface.<br /><br />As our floor was not grouted - another selling point - the sealer specified by the manufacturer was used on all tile seams. The sealer almost immediately yellowed.<br /><br />By the way, we had felt pads on all chairs and tables that come in contact with the floor surface<br /><br />My recommendation is to avoid this product as it is not what the selling points indicate!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't buy this!
2/28/2014
Pros
Lightweight
Lightweight Softer Than
Stain Resistant
Warmer Than Ceramic
Cons
Chips very easily
Dings Quickly
Top Veneer Is Very Thin
Best Uses
Maybe Bathroom
Comment:
We had Duraceramic tiles installed in our kitchen, powder rm, laundry rm and foyer. This product has been a disaster. Anything dropped mars the floor - spoons, utensils, dishes,anything. There was recently a class action suit filed against Congoleum for falsely advertising this product as durable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Congoleum DuraCeramic
2/26/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought Congoleum's DuraCeramic because Consumer Reports recommended this product. The color and texture looked great for about two years. Then small white patches or scratches began to appear on three tiles in a high traffic area. By high traffic I mean a place where I make my coffee and prepare food--mostly in my slippers!!! Honestly, it looks like the colorered surface on this tile is just painted on. No depth at all! I will contact Congoleum about the issue.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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