Sunset Acacia Harmonics Flooring

We bought and installed this laminate flooring in our home. We thought we were getting something better than low-end laminate from COSTCO. With this prodcut, it seems we just ended up with the best low-end laminate out there. This seems to be the best of the $2-3 per sq ft flooring available in 2010-present (2012).  I don't see how this flooring is going to look good in 5 years in a family with a kid. It started scratching as soon as we installed it, and we were replacing boards after moving the Fridge back or putting back our IKEA light-weight furniture. We have to be so careful and meticulous with moving appliances and furniture on this floor. Don't pay more than $2 sq ft!!  We had to put felt pads on every chair, piece of furniture, heavy child toy, wooden crate, etc. This floor is soft and scratches/indents are easy to make. Don't use a wet mop or really spray down the floor with any cleaner (even the ones approved for laminate)!! We had to put small carpets all over to catch water splashes around sinks or trash can areas! Once liquid gets in the cracks, this floor will deteriorate and look bad fast! Our dog just died, but I worry what our dog would have done to this floor.  Beware, of the life warranty. The warranties on laminate flooring DO NOT help you compare laminate flooring because they don't reflect the quality or durability of the laminate flooring. A warranty just expresses the company's determination to send you replacement boxes to install should you successfully prove their flooring failed. Shipping costs, demo of old floor, and installation of new replacement floor boards you receive are all on your own dime! We are going to look into commercial grade laminate like Earthwerks next time to prevent the need to replace our floors so often. We learned the best way to test the laminate is buy a box, take it home, lay some boards on the floor clicked together. Then, try to scratch the board with keys, the edge of a wooded crate, high heels and other house-hold items. Look at the results in different light to see if you can tolerate the scratches. We learned only commercial-grade laminate will hold up great but it does look fake (not like wood at all). This laminate has a nice photo of real-looking wood on it. Looks nice until it gets all scratched up...