Review: Premier Laminated Floor Tile

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Premier Laminated Floor Tiles
Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars


I find it amusing that we should be so concerned with flooring tile "brands". I mean, whether I installed the most expensive flooring brand or normal brand, I won't notice the difference since I can't tell them apart, isn't it? The only difference is whether the tiles meet users' expectation and are durable. When I was renovating my home no user had reported their long-term usage experience with their laminated floor tiles. Therefore I didn't know if more expensive brands like Pergo, Kronotec, etc would be preferable over normal brands like Supreme or Premier, etc. Thus, to get an idea of quality and reliability issues, I went to the mfr's site and read up on their history, production standards and quality to get some idea. I also read up wherever possible users' posts on forums, to look out for red flags on issues that may be raised. Thus when I chose Premier at least I knew what I was buying and paying for.

So far, three years after installation and usage, I have not encountered any problem with my Premier laminated flooring. In fact, it has been problem-free so far. The only maintenance I did was to squeeze a mop as "dry" as I could and use that to clean the floor. If any liquid was accidentally spilled when I was busy doing something, I would clean up 5-10 min later after completing what I had been occupied with. In other words, no need to be kang-cheong (i.e. "excited")

about spillage damaging the flooring. As long as you clean up within a reasonable time I think the flooring should be unaffected. I say that based on logic, bcoz if a product is damaged so easily the mfr'er would start getting complaints and would quickly go out of business. They know most people don't clean up that fast (or forget to do immediately), so unless they don't care about their quality or reputation they will make products to meet minimum quality standards to satisfy users' expectation.

Maybe I will have a different opinion of my Premier tiles after 5, 10 yrs of usage? I don't know. However, I tend to think that if a product can last 3+ yrs with no problem, then it should be good for 10 yrs. Therefore, I will go for normal brands, esp those with no bad users' experience. And so far I am not aware of any bad user experience with either Supreme or Premier. Or have I missed out on something? I think if you exercise normal care your laminated flooring should withstand normal wear-and-tear.

That said, I want to point out I have been wrong before. Example: I previously thought all acrylic worktops were the same but found out otherwise! My acrylic worktop was a case in point. There is one major difference though. My acrylic worktop was produced by a local factory on-an-adhoc basis i.e. the factory produced the acrylic worktop based on the ID/Contractor "made-to-measure" order to fit my home worktop. It was not mass-produced, and perhaps didn't meet minimum specified standards. Or the chemical mix (raw mtrl cost rise and fall) might have been varied for my order to achieve higher profit margin? In my case I think my acrylic worktop was sub-standard. Maybe had an inferior chemical mix.

By contrast, laminated floor tiles are produced in large quantities for the mass market (due to the nature of the production equipment). Any negative mkt feedback will therefore have

far greater impact on sales and profit. Obviously much more than factories producing a product made-to-order for a single customer. Therefore laminated tile factories cannot be slipshod with quality standards and stricter quality controls are applied.

So, if you want to save money, I believe Premier is as good as more expensive brands. At least it has been for us for the past 3+ yrs.
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2: Rinnai Gas Heater - Not Rated
3: Fujioh hood FX-900 - 5 stars
4: Rinnai Tumble Dryer RDT-600CG - 5 stars
5: Rinnai Oven RBO-7MSO - 3 stars
6: Bellari Liquid Dispenser - 1 star
7: Rinnai 2-Burner Hob RB-2CG - 5 stars
8: TOTO Omni Toilet Bowl- 5 stars
9: Asuka Acrylic Worktop - 2 stars
10: Premier laminated floor tiles

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