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Bruce

Model # C134

Internet # 100579287

Store SKU # 296601

Plano Marsh Oak 3/4 in. Thick x 2-1/4 in. Wide x Random Length Solid Hardwood Flooring (20 sq. ft. / case)

$3.29 /sq. ft.
Covers 20.00 sq. ft.
$65.80 /case
  • Random length planks create a unique look
  • Nail down installation
  • Janka hardness rating of 1290

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Model # C134

Internet # 100579287

Store SKU # 296601

Store SO SKU # 610659

Get the versatile look of oak flooring with the Bruce Plano Strip Marsh Oak 3/4 in. Thick x 2-1/4 in. Wide x Random Length Solid Hardwood Flooring. The random length of the planks adds dimension to your room. The marsh oak finish will match many home interiors. The planks have an eased edge and a Janka wood hardness rating of 1290 to suit your needs. This flooring is designed for residential use and requires nail-down installation.

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  • Wood species: Real oak hardwood
  • 3/4 in. Thickness x 2-1/4 in. Width x Random Length Planks (up to 84 in.)
  • Coordinate with molding made for 3/4 in. solid wood flooring
  • 20 sq. ft. per case and case weight: 60 lbs.
  • Construction: Solid oak hardwood flooring
  • Prefinished Dura-Luster Plus medium marsh finish
  • Janka wood hardness rating/resistance to denting: 1290
  • Appropriate Grade for Installation: Above grade or on grade
  • Installation: Nail down
  • Residential use
  • 15-year residential warranty
  • Don’t forget your coordinating trim and moldings
  • All online orders for this item ship via parcel ground and may arrive in multiple boxes
  • It is recommended you purchase a minimum of 10% overage to account for cuts
  • Planks have an eased edge

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Length (in.) 
84 
Product Thickness (in.) 
3/4 in 
Product Width (in.) 
2.25 
Thickness 
.75 in 
Details
Board Form 
Plank 
Color 
Marsh 
Color Family 
Tan 
Commercial / Residential 
Residential 
Finish Type 
Prefinished 
Flooring Product Type 
Solid Wood Board 
Installable over Cork Underlayment 
No 
Installation Location 
Above Grade/Wood Subfloor 
Installation Type 
Nail 
Product Weight (lb.) 
56 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
15 yr Finish Warranty 

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Color Family: Tan
Brand: Bruce
Price: $50 - $100
Product Width (in.): 2.25
Board Form: Plank
Review Rating: 3 & Up
Installation Location: Above Grade/Wood Subfloor
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Is this prefinished with a micro groove

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Yes, this is prefinished with a micro groove.
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Yes.
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I think it has a beautiful shiny finish and it is tongue and groove.
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Allen
Central Wisconsin
July 24, 2013
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This product has a micro groove. When put together, there is a small groove between each piece. Looks great. It's exactly what I wanted.
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April 9, 2013
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yes it does have a micro bevel on it
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April 8, 2013
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Yes it is prefinished, and the edges are micro beveled.
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Lancaster, PA
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April 3, 2013
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The edge and end treatments on the boards are eased, which is more pronounced "v" than micro.
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Delaware, USA
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March 28, 2013
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Yes, prefinished and micro-groove. The finish is quite durable. The micro- groove makes installation look more professional as subfloor irregularities do not show as they would without.
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March 28, 2013
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If you mean does it have a groove between each plank after installation, yes, a slight groove due to the prefinished smoothed edges.
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how long should the flooring acclimate to the environment before installation?

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The longer the better. If you have a good moisture meter, that can point you in the right direction for a proper timeframe to acclimate the flooring. If the humidity fluctuates quite a bit in your home, the timeframe is very complicated because the wood will shrink and swell with the humidity levels. In my experience with this product, a good amount of the product after 34 days of acclimation in a dry Read More
The longer the better. If you have a good moisture meter, that can point you in the right direction for a proper timeframe to acclimate the flooring. If the humidity fluctuates quite a bit in your home, the timeframe is very complicated because the wood will shrink and swell with the humidity levels. In my experience with this product, a good amount of the product after 34 days of acclimation in a dry environments yielded about 15% of warp, 5-8% unusable. I had to use scrap and a pry bar to tighten the flooring into the groove before nailing. The finish is not great and the hardness is mid-grade at best as it dents VERY easily. Hope this helps. Read Less
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April 18, 2013
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I believe it is recommended to leave the product in the original packages, stacked neatly as high as is safe, together. The amount of time is about 2-3 days, though the longer you wait the better. Make sure it's in the room or at least close to the installation location. For example, staging it in the garage and then bringing it in to the site will not allow for proper adjustment.
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February 24, 2013
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about 24 hours..... I also open the one side end of boxes to get room air to the planks
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January 16, 2013
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Depends on the amount of difference in temperature and humidity between your install location and where it was purchased. If similar, just a few days. If not I would wait a week
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November 25, 2012
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Personally, I let the wood sit inside the house for about 5 days. Most people will say anywhere from a few days to about a week. When installing, create variations in the pattern by picking pieces from different boxes. If not, the floors might come out plain or uniform-like if you use all the pieces from a single box at time.
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July 30, 2012
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3 days is best!
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3 days - I followed manufacturer's guidline of opening all packages and stacking the flooring all spread out on Friday afternoon for a Monday AM installation.
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Armstrong would recommend to test the moisture in the subfloor and in the back of the wood flooring product. The readings need to be within 4% for strip and 3% for plank before installing the floor.
Here is the information from our installation instructions:
Solid hardwood flooring should be stored in the environment in which it is expected to perform. Deliver the materials to an environmentally
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Armstrong would recommend to test the moisture in the subfloor and in the back of the wood flooring product. The readings need to be within 4% for strip and 3% for plank before installing the floor.
Here is the information from our installation instructions:
Solid hardwood flooring should be stored in the environment in which it is expected to perform. Deliver the materials to an environmentally controlled site. The wood subflooring must not exceed 13% moisture content. Using a reliable wood moisture meter, measure and document the moisture content of both subfloor and hardwood flooring to determine proper moisture content with a reliable wood moisture meter. The difference in moisture content of the wood subfloor and the hardwood flooring must not exceed 4% (3% for plank). Acclimate the hardwood flooring on or off the job, as necessary, to meet these requirements. Store in a dry place, being sure to provide at least a four-inch air space under cartons which are stored upon "on-grade" concrete floors. Flooring should not be delivered until the building has been enclosed, with windows and doors in place and until cement work, plastering and other "wet" work is complete and dry. Concrete should be at least 60 days old.
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Permanent air conditioning and heating systems should be in place and operational. Installation sites should have a consistent room temperature of 60°-75° (16°-24° C) and humidity of 35-55% for 14 days prior and during installation and until occupied.
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I have a mitre saw can I install this my self, I'm quite mechanical but have never installed flooring. There is carpet now.

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Anyone can do it with proper tools and experience and the ability to follow instructions. Prep is worth it's weight in gold before installing this flooring but the quality of the material I would say is a 4 out of 10 and that's a stretch.
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You will definitely need a pneumatic gun and an air compressor or finishing nails and months to drive them.
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Yes, a DIY'er can install hardwood but I highly recommend you watch a few youtube videos on doing hardwood installs before attempting it.
You will most definitely need to rent a power flooring nailer. You can get the old style mechanical ones (you strike it with a large pounding mallet), or the newer style air pneumatic nailers. Much, much easier to use a pneumatic air nailer. Approx $50/day for gun Read More
Yes, a DIY'er can install hardwood but I highly recommend you watch a few youtube videos on doing hardwood installs before attempting it.
You will most definitely need to rent a power flooring nailer. You can get the old style mechanical ones (you strike it with a large pounding mallet), or the newer style air pneumatic nailers. Much, much easier to use a pneumatic air nailer. Approx $50/day for gun rental + $20-$30 for nails.
Dry-lay the flooring first, a couple rows at a time. Mix up the longer pieces and shorter pieces. If you have any real ugly knots or scars, you can either use those pieces near a wall (or in a closet), or just don't use those pieces at all.
It's absolutely critical that you get the first couple rows absolutely, completely straight and square. If the first row or two are even a little bit off, it will magnify by the time you get to the middle of the room.
If you know of a carpenter or local handyman that has any hardwood floor experience, you might want to consider paying them for an hour or two of labor just to help you get started. Once the first few rows are good, then you can go quite quickly. Read Less
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It's likely that you'll also need a saw by which you can 'rip' pieces - along the length of the boards.
I did the entire upstairs of our two story home by myself. It's a physical job but not technically difficult. Though I love the results, it was HARD work. Doubt I'd tackle as much again in the future. I'm not getting any younger...:)
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You'll need a mitre saw, a table saw (to rip boards where full width boards wont fit, I also like to use a table saw to cut out notches for corners etc) a flooring blind nailer, and a finishing nailer to nail boards where the blind nailer wont work (first 3-4 rows from the wall) You'll also need misc basic tools, chalk line, hammers, prybars, etc
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"DIY" installation is covered under warranty as long as all of the proper methods are followed. Full installation guides can be obtained from your local Home Depot or from our technical website floorexpert.com.
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You will also need a flooring nailer. You can rent or buy but it is a must for good results.
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Is this hardwood "hard-wood"?

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North Plainfield, NJ
February 21, 2013
I read some comments saying this floor is as soft as pine wood, which is very soft, does the hardwood floor become harder as time passes?
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It's not as hard as you would expect of oak flooring. I would have preferred other flooring after my experience with this product.
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This floor isn't as soft as pine. It's oak, which is much harder than pine. The comments refer to the fact that the urethane finish used isn't as hard and durable as what is used on the more expensive floors. And what makes it worse is that this is a very high gloss floor, so it shows up imperfections very easily.
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This floor isn't as soft as pine. It's oak, which is much harder than pine. The comments refer to the fact that the urethane finish used isn't as hard and durable as what is used on the more expensive floors. And what makes it worse is that this is a very high gloss floor, so it shows up imperfections very easily.
The floor is durable. But it's going to show "dings" and "dents" especially if you have dogs. Read Less
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Yes it is. I have had it down in my house now about a year. I have two kids and 3 dogs this floor holds up very well.Will be putting throughout the rest of the house
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No its not as soft as pine wood , but not as hard as maple about a 3 out of 5 ... when i install it i tell clients to use felt pads under very heavy items for easy moving and preventing dents in wood ....
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It is solid oak hardwood. Oak is hard. I don't know why anyone would comment that this product is soft.
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Hardwood is a natural product, so any dents, scratches, etc can be done to any hardwood flooring. With this product, the finish is only a Dura Luster (which is just a urethane coating); unlike our other hardwood flooring that contains aluminum oxide crystals cured into the finish making it extra durable and extra scratch resistant. Also, with this hardwood...it is a builders grade material. So expect Read More
Hardwood is a natural product, so any dents, scratches, etc can be done to any hardwood flooring. With this product, the finish is only a Dura Luster (which is just a urethane coating); unlike our other hardwood flooring that contains aluminum oxide crystals cured into the finish making it extra durable and extra scratch resistant. Also, with this hardwood...it is a builders grade material. So expect more waste, which is why we recommend to order 10% more to your total square footage. Read Less
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This is solid oak which is much harder than pine. If you make dents in this wood you would need to do it on purpose. Pine can be marked with your finger nail; oak you cannot.
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 91 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great buy This is our 3rd experience with this flooring. We originally used it to replace carpeting in a small office. Last year we put down about 600 square feet in a dining room, great room combination. This year we purchased 200 square feet to use in a hallway and our master bedroom. We have always been happy with the product knowing that there would be some waste and color variation. As a 60+ year old couple we have become very proficient at installing this tongue in groove product but it often is more of an artistic project then a skill. Using the random cuts in each box we were able to arrange the lengths without much cutting which often leads to more waste. We purchased the pneumatic floor nailer as it was cheaper than renting it and it gave us more time to do the job at our pace. This year the product we purchased was of exceptional quality compared to previous years. We had almost no waste due to color variations and many of the 20 boxes we purchased contained all long boards. The pneumatic nailer cured most of the boards that had some warp. Our first project with this wood has been installed for almost 15 years and it still looks as good as the day we installed it. February 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst ever This flooring is unquestionably the worst quality I have ever installed. This is cabin grade or seconds at best. I lost at least 10 pieces from the box and would have lost more if I had graded it at all. Width variations, burn marks on the edges, horribly warped beyond use, lack of a tongue on 3 long pieces. I'm glad this went in a closet so the low quality won't be in the main room. it was only to finish a room and the color matched otherwise I would have returned the box. If you want a decent looking job that the tongue and groove actually fit together, don't touch it. March 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor quality control Extremely poor quality control. Doining a small job in a rental property a hallway 3ft x 12ft . Purchased 3 boxes(60sq feet) extra incase of a problem. Well there was a problem because you can't check the stock because it's in a sealed box. 1/2 of the product was useless no tongue or split . Stick to the open stock you know what your getting. April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nightmare Do not purchase. Very subpar material. Came with holes, scratches and dents. Could not use. Installer could not find enough pieces in over 30 boxes to complete a 9 box project. Home Depot stood behind their work, however Bruce dropped the ball. Stay away. I would give zero stars but review will not allow April 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Very poor quality At least 30 to 40% of the pieces in a box are not useable even after taking out the marginal pieces to be used in the closets. I am not including the variation in color which I expect or the knots that are finished and not a hole. This has been a nightmare installing it in my upstairs. Was going to put it downstairs also - but will look for another supplier. How can Bruce put their name on this poor quality. How do they put a piece in a box with missing tongues or holes in multiple places. So many pieces have surface defects-would have to refinish it after installation if I used them. I have a lot of firewood from this project. People at Home Depot just tell me it is my fault because I bought a low cost product.(junk was their term) With the close to 40% waste this is costing me close to 6 dollars a square foot - could have had Brazilian Cherry! April 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Extremely poor quality I purchased 75 cases of this because it matched what was already in my home. The flooring I received was not new, it was returns and seconds at best. Within the 12 cases i opened I found boards with nail holes, missing tongues, cracks, pencil and grease markings. The majority of boards in the case were 1 -2 feet in length. Any of the longer boards had the tongues sheared off partially or completely if they weren't badly warped.I sent Armstrong pictures and was told they had no issues with the quality, can you imagine!! I negotiated with Armstrong to replace the cases with factory direct. Reps at the Home Depot special ordered it and said it would receive extra quality control. SO after receiving entirely new cases I opened a few boxes and the same thing, all short boards with the tongue sheared off. The finish on the boards-veneer was bubbly on several in the cases. I found one board with nail holes and a couple boards with glue on the tongue. Almost 50% of the replacement cases I opened were unusable, no tongues!!! I am returning all of it. Avoid Bruce Hardwood. April 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect Had to special order this product because it was no longer carried in the stores. Product was shipped quickly to the store for pick up. The flooring was exactly what I needed to match existing flooring. However when I went to the store to pick it up, they had lost my order. Took them over an hour to locate my flooring. I was so upset that all I could do was laugh. Not happy with that location at all. March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce Hardwood Flooring Installed hardwood flooring in two bedrooms. Great product and looks wonderful. March 31, 2016
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