When we first looked at this house, we LOVED that the dining room, nook, pantry, laundry room, and the master bath were all floored with the perego fake hard wood laminate flooring. It looked great- for like a week.
With kids, and bare feet, and cats, and now snow, our floors always look gross in the dinning room, which is where we enter the house at. The door is too close to the floor to put a rug down in front of the door. It gets shoved out of the way any time the door is opened.
I've tried a traditional mop with just water. I've tried a swiffer wet jet. Finally, today I am going back to the old fashioned way- I've been on my hands and knees (which is NOT comfy on hard flooring) scrubbing at it with a soft cloth (I tried a bristle brush first, but there's no traction, so that didn't work), a bucket of hot water, and a dry soft cloth to dry the wet spots.
After the first portion was done, I added a small (itty bitty) amount of cleaner in with the water (I sprayed 10 times into the water with concentrated Awesome cleaner into the bucket filled with water). Now, the foot prints and what not are coming off easier.
If I ever have the chance, I am ripping that stuff out of that room. I hate it. It's a pain in the petella. I can see foot prints on it as soon as anyone walks across is, clean feet, socks, shoes, whatever. Maybe I'm just too picky. I hate carpet in a dining room, but that room is a lot larger than a normal dining room, and I don't really want linolium either.
My first choice, actually, would be ceramic tile. But, that's a lot of tile, and well, expensive. Actually, what I would do if I had the money, is build a small enclosed porch onto the dining room, so that when the kids came in, they could remove their shoes and stuff in there, and not have it tracking in through the door first. I'd likely tile a small section in front of the main door, and use a thin carpet on the rest of the floor. Maybe. I don't know- not like I have the money to find out. ;)