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BV003862

01:19AM | 04/11/14
Wow! Kind of scary to see SO MANY bad reviews all about similar problems. And not a single good review! I have a client that I am installing this for in a couple weeks. Luckily it is in a couple of very low traffic bathrooms. I'll post again with whatever results I end up with.

BV003996

01:04PM | 04/22/14
We have had dura ceramic tile for over 5 years and love it! We had a professional installer who did an amazing job. We have it in the kitchen, hallway and main bath. Still looks like new! Previous ceramic tile in kitchen was cracked. We are not gentle on our floors. Have large dogs and children. No marks whatsoever.

garykerr

01:17PM | 04/22/14
Member Since: 01/29/14
30 lifetime posts
With the dura ceramic tiles, you also get a lifelong limited warranty against fade, stain and wear out. So walking on the tiles won't mean that you have to walk on your tiptoes all the time.

BV004011

10:36AM | 04/23/14
We are experiencing the same problems with our 6 month old floor. The surface is VERY fragile despite the claims made by Congoleum. The dealer told us to use wax crayons to disguise the chips. We have certainly NOT abused this floor in any way but as previously noted simply dropping a light object such as a piece of cutlery on the floor risks chipping the surface. Not happy at all.

BV004027

03:48PM | 04/24/14
Congoleum DuraCeramic PS24L01547
This is the poorest quality floor available! I had this floor professionally installed about 2 years ago. To date, there are 100+ areas where the top layer of vinyl has come off. This product is supposed to come with a lifetime limited warranty. This damage is not due to improper use. In fact, the white areas started to appear within days of having the floor installed! Another problem is that the floor color is a very dark brown/black and the next layer is almost a white. Obviously any time the top color is penetrated, a glaring white spot will appear. Break off a piece of the tile. What you have is a sheet of “Resilient Flooring” with a wear surface so thin that you can tear it like a piece of paper.

I purchased the flooring from Weivoda Carpet Girl in Grand Forks ND. They refused to back up the product, as did Fargo Paint and Glass and Congoleum. An “independent” inspector was sent by Congoleum. OF COURSE, the “independent” inspector sided with Congoleum and said it was due to us dropping and dragging things on the floor. If you so much as drop a fork it gouges the floor! As a “goodwill gesture”, Congleum offered to provide a credit for 39 cartons of DurCeramic material or a credit of $2398.22. Like I really was going to snatch up the chance to have the same crap installed again, plus have to pay for someone to remove the old stuff and install the new stuff. The money offered didn’t even come close to the expense that I had put into the flooring.

I will never again purchase anything from Weivoda Carpet Girl, Fargo Paint and Glass or Congoleum. I think you should think twice about doing so either!

BV004027

03:50PM | 04/24/14
Congoleum DuraCeramic PS24L01547
This is the poorest quality floor available! I had this floor professionally installed about 2 years ago. To date, there are 100+ areas where the top layer of vinyl has come off. This product is supposed to come with a lifetime limited warranty. This damage is not due to improper use. In fact, the white areas started to appear within days of having the floor installed! Another problem is that the floor color is a very dark brown/black and the next layer is almost a white. Obviously any time the top color is penetrated, a glaring white spot will appear. Break off a piece of the tile. What you have is a sheet of “Resilient Flooring” with a wear surface so thin that you can tear it like a piece of paper.

I purchased the flooring from Weivoda Carpet Girl in Grand Forks ND. They refused to back up the product, as did Fargo Paint and Glass and Congoleum. An “independent” inspector was sent by Congoleum. OF COURSE, the “independent” inspector sided with Congoleum and said it was due to us dropping and dragging things on the floor. If you so much as drop a fork it gouges the floor! As a “goodwill gesture”, Congleum offered to provide a credit for 39 cartons of DurCeramic material or a credit of $2398.22. Like I really was going to snatch up the chance to have the same crap installed again, plus have to pay for someone to remove the old stuff and install the new stuff. The money offered didn’t even come close to the expense that I had put into the flooring.

I will never again purchase anything from Weivoda Carpet Girl, Fargo Paint and Glass or Congoleum. I think you should think twice about doing so either!

BV004027

03:52PM | 04/24/14
Congoleum DuraCeramic PS24L01547
This is the poorest quality floor available! I had this floor professionally installed about 2 years ago. To date, there are 100+ areas where the top layer of vinyl has come off. This product is supposed to come with a lifetime limited warranty. This damage is not due to improper use. In fact, the white areas started to appear within days of having the floor installed! Another problem is that the floor color is a very dark brown/black and the next layer is almost a white. Obviously any time the top color is penetrated, a glaring white spot will appear. Break off a piece of the tile. What you have is a sheet of “Resilient Flooring” with a wear surface so thin that you can tear it like a piece of paper.

I purchased the flooring from Weivoda Carpet Girl in Grand Forks ND. They refused to back up the product, as did Fargo Paint and Glass and Congoleum. An “independent” inspector was sent by Congoleum. OF COURSE, the “independent” inspector sided with Congoleum and said it was due to us dropping and dragging things on the floor. If you so much as drop a fork it gouges the floor! As a “goodwill gesture”, Congleum offered to provide a credit for 39 cartons of DurCeramic material or a credit of $2398.22. Like I really was going to snatch up the chance to have the same crap installed again, plus have to pay for someone to remove the old stuff and install the new stuff. The money offered didn’t even come close to the expense that I had put into the flooring.

I will never again purchase anything from Weivoda Carpet Girl, Fargo Paint and Glass or Congoleum. I think you should think twice about doing so either!

lslslslsls

01:51PM | 05/07/14
Member Since: 05/07/14
1 lifetime posts
I had Dura Ceramic professionally installed in my kitchen 8 years ago. Four years ago some of the seams & tiles started lifting. It continually got worse & today I had those tiles replaced with the hope that will take care of the problem. Yes there are a few chips but I have a light color & those blended in. The grout has become a very dirty color & cannot be cleaned to be like new. I did use a steamer about 12-15 times in those 8 years. But mostly used a sponge mop squeezed damp. There was moisture under the tiles when the professional replaced them as the tiles came up easy. He was flabbergasted & could not explain why. This product is not consumer friendly. Needless to say I DO NOT RECOMMEND DURA CERAMIC TO ANYONE.
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