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Tarkett NAFCO PermaStone Collection--Natural Slate-Sand Stone NS-660
 
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$4.70
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Type: Vinyl flooring
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.

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.
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.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Buyers Beware
7/29/2014
Pros
Good design
It's A Beautiful Floor
It's easy to clean
Cons
Discolored By Sun
Discolored By Window
Won't Apply Warranty
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had problems with this floor because of discoloration. We contacted the manufacturer and they said they would not cover the warranty. July 2014 issue of Consumer Reports gave this floor an excellent rating for sun exposure. If this happened on the floor by my sliding glass door (which has had a cotton yellow curtain that survived the sun better than the floor), how many other consumers are going to be disappointed, as we were, and their claims denied by the manufacturer? I think CR's excellent rating for Sunlight(UV) is highly overrated and, based on our experience with the floor, it should be rated poor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
excellant product
6/23/2014
Pros
Easy to maintain
Great looking
Great Value
Longwearing
Cons
Best Uses
All Residential
Many Commercial
Comment:
don't know why the others are complaining? did they buy seconds? I have it in my second showroom entrance and it holds up to heavy traffic. Yes, it will scratch if something heavy with a sharp edge is drug across it, but so will porcelain tile. I have run across it with hand trucks, set pallets on it and vacuum it with the powerhead running on our vac. Wears almost like iron, but you can scratch iron with the point of a nail.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Nice Floor, Good Value
6/11/2014
Pros
Easy Installation
Easy to clean
Good Value
No Grout To Clean
Resembles Real Ceramic
Cons
White Scratches
Best Uses
4 Season Room
Hallways
Kitchens
Pet Households
Season Room
Comment:
Installed in very large open areas; kitchen, hallway & 4 season room approx 7-8 yrs ago. Very easy care. I vacuum daily and damp mop weekly. It dries very quickly as it is a pourous surface. I occasionaly use Murphy's oil soap as this seems to dull it the least. If you like a sheen this floor is not for you. I'm not sure if Permastone comes in any tiles that have a sheen finish? It can look quite dull like an unpolished stone. My only problem with this tile and it is a real pain; places that I have accidently moved something sharp & where I stand alot by my kitchen sink and stove have lost surface color in long scratches that are now white. The white must be the color of the layer under the decorative surface color. I would recommend throw rugs in these spots and the need to be as careful as you would with a wood floor in moving sharper items on floor. Always use furniture floor protectors. I have always used long throw rugs in my narrow hallway so this is probably why I do not have wear on that high traffic area.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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