Flooring Lines with ‘Stainless’ Reputations
From driving carpool to running out the door for a business meeting, we’re always on the go. Our chaotic schedules call for affordable products that make our fast-paced lives easier and more manageable, especially when it comes to our homes.
At Unique Flooring, we recognize the need for cost-effective, stain resistant flooring that is easy to maintain, so when that unfortunate but unavoidable spill happens, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing no permanent damage will be done. So whether you’re moving, remodeling or it’s just time for new flooring, we’ve created a list of the top flooring lines (from top flooring brands) that live up to their ‘stainless’ reputations.
SmartStrand by Mohawk
One of the most recognized carpet flooring brands in San Diego, Mohawk, released their SmartStrand carpet line promising consumers that the product would offer the ultimate experience in comfort while being stain resistant.
- What reviewers are saying: SmartStrand has the highest satisfaction rating when it comes to cleaning, maintenance and durability. And because the stain and soil protection is chemically applied and built into the fibers, SmartStrand is tough enough to tackle life’s challenges. From ketchup stains to wine spills, messes can be removed only using water (customers also say it passed the bleach test and does not fade). The only recurring problem is finding a quality vacuum for regular maintenance. However, for those who know this prior to purchasing, spending the extra money on a great vacuum is well worth it!
Performance Plus by Armstrong
Performance Plus is a hardwood flooring line created for homeowners who long for real wood that is stain, scratch and impact resistant; able to withstand today’s active lifestyles.
- What reviewers are saying: Performance Plus lives up to its name and reviewers are saying that you can enjoy real hardwood flooring in San Diego without having to worry about kids, pets and guests. The flooring is infused with acrylic to increase the density, leaving wood species up to 2.5 times harder than hardwood in its natural state. Stains and pet scratches didn’t seem to be a problem, but some of the darker finishes of hardwood did highlight dents more prominently. However, nothing that would turn customers away or that a bit of generic polish couldn’t fix.
Audra by Mannington
Vinyl flooring has been around for decades and is known for its durability and stain resistance. Mannington’s Audra line improves upon these characteristics while delivering unparalleled style.
- What reviewers are saying: The appearance of the vinyl products from Mannington offers classic beauty, whether tile squares or hardwood planks are being installed. According to customers, Audra upholds the Mannington ScratchResist™ and Guardian™ Protection promise, and is easy to clean with routine sweeping and some light mopping. While there seems to be little wrong in terms of aesthetic and maintenance, there are a few complaints about edge curling and installation, making it of the utmost importance to work with a reputable San Diego flooring company to protect the 20 year warranty provided by Mannington.
Have other questions about stain resistant flooring? Contact Unique Flooring today at 760-945-0010 and speak with a flooring specialist or come to our showroom to check out our wide selection of affordable flooring samples.