Life may be full of compromises, but flooring doesn't have to be one of them. No one should have to sacrifice the elegance and lasting value of authentic hardwood just because they need a floor that can stand up to kids, pets, and an all-around active lifestyle. Armstrong was the first to take on the challenge of developing a harder hardwood floor. They began with genuine engineered hardwood in a wide selection of colors and species and infused it with liquid acrylic. This exclusive process creates a dramatically tougher floor. Even cherry - one of the softest hardwood species - becomes harder than oak. Add on their proprietary Permion wear layer; and a Premier Performance floor resists scratches, scrapes, dings and dents better than any traditional hardwood floor. So, whatever your style or your lifestyle, you can enjoy the beauty and value that only a genuine hardwood floor can bring to your home. No compromises necessary.