Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYTechmom Decent quality for price, easy to float for DIY first time installer
Bought 22 boxes to remove nasty old carpet and float hardwood in two bedrooms and the stair landing on third floor of condo. Lots more work than we originally bargained floor (due to no fault of the flooring, but make sure you are ready for whatever your carpet may be hiding). These floors turned out just beautiful. Not the highest Janka (hardness) rating ever, but pretty good compared to lots of other products and for the price. I dropped a few tools from 3 foot height during install and no scratching, though like most floors, it seems like furniture pads will be needed to prevent scratching and I don't know what repeated pet claw marks might do over time. One board per box (maybe 1.5 square feet per 25 sf box has a crack, defective tongue or defect that makes it unusable in some way (well, maybe you COULD use it, but I didn't).
Hot tip: each individual store carries different products in store. -A store clerk told me this and advised me to search through on a per store basis for the product I was thinking of ordering and said sometimes you can find it in store at a different location. I did, was able to locate the product in a different store that wasn't a crazy driving distance and it was .40 cheaper per sf.than online price --plus, you get to see it).
I'm a DIY mom and was able to handle this install mostly on my own, but with occasional help from my 18 year old son between college classes, it went a bit faster. I still have another smaller bedroom to go and a landing area at the top of the stairs. It probably took us 20 man hours to lay 220 sf of flooring (first half took 15 hours, last half took 5) , but I expect the next room to take half that time or less now that we have an idea what we are doing. (The instructions are just okay. Watch youtube videos). We learned a lot along the way, but the floors turned out just beautiful. Quick advice for first timers: 1) rent a power jamb saw and saw all the door jambs you need to all at once on the front end. You'll thank me later. I tried with a handsaw at first. What a beating. Then I borrowed a power jamb saw from my nephew. I had 5 doorways to saw (10 total cuts) and it literally took me less than 15 minutes to make all 10 cuts perfectly with the power jamb saw. 2) Plan your transitions carefully on the front end and figure out what you are doing and what pieces you need (T-molding, reducer, etc.) and buy them on front end, figure out their dimensions etc. because making the transitions look good is the difference between a great versus mediocre looking floor. 3) get a good marking crayon and when you go to measuring your cuts at the end of each row, start by putting an "X" or write "NO" on the end you should not cut (generally you are cutting off the tongue end, not the groove). If you get it wrong, the board is wasted.
I did a lot of research before selecting a Bruce floor product. Overall, their flooring seems to get better reviews whatever the rating than the other brands HD is offering. Bruce is a subdivision of Armstrong floors, which has been in business a long time, they seemed to have better warranties, and if you can find last year's product (which I think this "flavor" may be) the price is unbeatable for what you get.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DerrickG This floor Rocks!!!
I'm very impressed with this hardwood flooring by Bruce flooring. I was very skeptical at first of having it installed. After extensive researching I chose this hand scraped Vermont syrup based on the color, which was a plus. After the floor was installed I've received numerous compliments from family, friends and neighbors! Even the installer stated he was considering installing this floor in his home. If you're serious about upgrading your floors, take a look at this product.
February 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by skipper untrained sales person
the sales person at the Trumbull store sold me flooring, which the manufacturer later advised should not been put down ovwr concret. Big waste of time etc.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by night Looks Good
This flooring was on sale in the store. I bought 600sq. feet for two rooms. I paid to have installed. It went down fast and easy. It looks very good. I have a hint of cinnamon coloring in my cabinets. This floor matches well. I suggest you bye an extra box, because I had to pull 3/4 of a box and replace pieces that were damaged or the knots were too rough. Home Depo exchanged these damaged pieces with a new box. I am very pleased with the finished product so far.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Erin Wood Floor is beautiful
The hand-scraped look to the floor helps to hide any future dings, nicks, etc. Extremely low maintenance and the medium color helps to bring depth to all of the rooms it was installed in (living, dining/kitchen, hallway, stairs, and bedroom). Only possible downside I can see to the floor is the finish on the top may peel down the road but it is too early to determine at this point.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marie Hardwood Floors
Love, love, love!!! We gutted our condo and renovated everything and these floors are by far the best purchase we made! Our contractor insisted we use an all-wood product (no MDF) since we were installing over cement. We looked forever before we found these. They are three layers of real wood, reasonably priced and they are gorgeous! I was also thrilled they are a Made-In-The-USA product! I thought they looked a little dark in the store, but the variation in the planks is amazing. We installed it floating with an underlayment and glue. They went down easily and look amazing. Total transformation from the ugly carpet that was here. Everyone who has walked in has complimented them. The hand-scraped look hides flaws/scratches (we tried not to, but got 2 moving in). We bought pads for movable furniture (like our bar stools) and that's worked perfectly. I can't say enough good things about these floors. And the Home Depot staff was wonderful to work with -- even took back our excess (unopened) boxes! Definitely a great purchase!
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bryan Great Flooring for the cost
Very pleased with the purchase. High quality product at a great price.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by momoffour love our floors
About two years ago we bought these and paid acompany to install them. We love them and they have held up well with our active family of six.
May 13, 2015