It's nice that there is a bit of padding with the floors so I am not as worried if something is spilled. I still clean it up immediately, but I am not as worried as I would be with a regular laminate. I've had those floors in the past and they are a b**** to keep clean and stable without swelling
The floors are pretty and stand out, while not being too much of a stand out if you know what I mean. We ordered samples first and it took a few weeks to make the final decision but at the end of the day it was well worth it.
I love my updated wood floor kitchen and I feel comforted knowing that it is waterproof in case the worst case scenario were to happen.
Laminate was a good choice! I love the look in our kitchen.