What's this? Overall score is based mainly on resistance to wear, scratches, dents, stains, sunlight, moisture, and slips. Moisture resistance, not shown, is based on damp sponge left overnight (minor spills) and soaked samples (long exposure). Slip resistance, not shown, is friction level using industry machine with leather and neolite. Displayed scores are rounded; models are listed in order of precise overall score.
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About - Tarkett NAFCO PermaStone Collection--Natural Slate-Sand Stone NS-660
The Tarkett NAFCO PermaStone Collection--Natural Slate-Sand Stone NS-660 is part of the flooring
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, flooring
models like the NAFCO PermaStone Collection--Natural Slate-Sand Stone NS-660 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.
Indicates the ability to withstand dragged-object simulation.
Indicates how resistant the floor is to staining from various products such as coffee, bleach, grape juice, motor oil, tar, and ink.
About This Brand
Originally a European manufacturer of linoleum, Tarkett is now among the largest flooring manufacturers worldwide. Tarkett offers wood, laminate, and vinyl flooring under its own brand, and luxury vinyl tile from Nafco. Tarkett also makes FiberFloor, a water-resistant flooring that combines the qualities of carpet and vinyl. Tarkett is available through mass home centers and specialty flooring retailers.
Features & Specs - Tarkett NAFCO PermaStone Collection--Natural Slate-Sand Stone NS-660
Installation Recommended methods of installation.
Light shades Refers to the availability of light-hued products in this flooring product’s line. These siblings should perform similarly to the tested product for resistance to foot-traffic, scratches, stains, and dents, but the darkest floors in particular could fade more noticeably, given routine sun exposure.
Medium shades Refers to the availability of medium-hued products in this flooring product’s line. These siblings should perform similarly to the tested product for resistance to foot-traffic, scratches, stains, and dents, but the darkest floors in particular could fade more noticeably, given routine sun exposure.
Dark shades Refers to the availability of dark-hued products in this flooring product’s line. These siblings should perform similarly to the tested product for resistance to foot-traffic, scratches, stains, and dents, but the darkest floors in particular could fade more noticeably, given routine sun exposure.
I had this installed in a large eat-in kitchen last October. I chose this because of the high ratings given by Consumer Reports, the long warranty, and the fact that it is also warranted for commercial use. Within 5 months scratches were visible all over the floor. I don't understand what is scratching it - I treat it the same as I do every other vinyl floor in my house, and none of those are scratched. I sweep often and mop at least weekly. I don't have any dogs, and would HIGHLY recommend you don't install it if you do. Even the area under the chair legs, which are covered with felt, are scratched up. I don't understand how CR testing did not produce this issue! <br /><br />I had to pry up a tile from my laundry room ( a lower traffic area) to send to Tarkett to put in a claim. They would not send someone out to look at it. I've already been told they won't cover scratches, but I'm hoping they find the tile to be somehow defective. Buyer beware!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Update/Correction to my review
Wow am I embarrassed! If I could remove my previous review, I would. The heel marks that look like someone tracked into my kitchen and bathroom are part of the pattern in the tile. This pattern is on about 20% of the tiles. All is well with my floor. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because I haven't had the floor long enough to judge how it will hold up over time. I read in another review about waxing this floor. My retailer told me absolutely not to wax it. I think he said something about a nitrous oxide coating that I must confess I didn't completely understand. He is knowledgeable, accommodating, and kind and I trust his advice.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
color rubs off
Product has been installed for a week. I noticed today that one of my remodeling contractors tracked something in on his shoes and there were black marks in the kitchen, hall, and bathroom. I tried to get one spot off by rubbing with a cloth and water and with little effort I rubbed through to a white layer below.<br /><br />I didn't realize this product was going to look so dull. Every drop of water stands out because it is shiny in comparison to the floor. <br /><br />Wish I'd checked the user reviews before buying.