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Bruce Flooring: Premium Hardwood and Laminate Flooring

by Marcus Pickett

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Bruce flooring has been around for more than a century and is the leading supplier of hardwood flooring in the US. The most popular choice for hardwood floors, Bruce flooring also offers the largest selection of colors and styles in the hardwood flooring industry. Over a century of experience combined with the latest innovations in hardwood flooring has led to unsurpassed durability, beauty, and affordability, and an extremely low-maintenance hardwood floor. Still, Bruce flooring has recognized that more and more homeowners are moving away from hardwood altogether and installing cheaper alternatives, like laminate flooring. Bruce flooring has now started its own line of laminate flooring to go with its hallmark hardwood supplies.

Bruce Hardwood Flooring
Bruce hardwood flooring is available in any number of species, styles, colors, and grades. You can get a medium red Birch plank with a Better grade, or butterscotch Red Oak strips with a Best grade. The species refers to the tree, the style refers to the way the wood is cut, colors refer to different finishes, and grades refer to the quality of the wood, including number and sizes of notches. Colors and species involve hundreds of different combinations. Available styles include plank, strip, parquet, and wide plank. Grades include Good, Better, and Best and generally influence the length and extent of your Bruce warranty. If you're not sure which Bruce hardwood flooring is right for your home, you can order samples or look at an online showroom.

Bruce Laminate Flooring
It should come as no surprise that a company who has specialized in hardwood flooring for so long is also one of your best choices for finding a hardwood flooring substitute. Bruce laminate flooring is a great approximation of the unmatched beauty and durability of hardwood. While laminate flooring isn't quite as beautiful or durable as real hardwood flooring, it's considerably cheaper. This becomes especially true when looking at exotic textures and colors of hardwood. In fact, laminate floors may create a floor color and texture that isn't possible with hardwood at all. Plus, Bruce laminate flooring can be an effective and inexpensive substitute for stone floors as well as hardwood. For a truly beautiful floor on a slightly tighter budget (with nearly endless options), laminate flooring is probably the right flooring option for you.

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Finding an Installation Professional
Bruce flooring is a hardwood and laminate flooring supplier, not a flooring installation company. You'll either need to install the flooring yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. Whichever route you take, installation is a critical part of your new hardwood or laminate floor. Improper installation may affect the beauty of the wood itself or its durability over the long haul. Bruce flooring does offer an installation program where professional installers can become certified in the installation of their particular flooring. This doesn't mean you can't find a qualified flooring installer who hasn't gone through the installation program, or that every installer who has gone through the program is going to demonstrate the level of professionalism you should expect from all your home improvement contractors, but looking for a certified installer is a good place to start. Chances are you'll be able to find multiple flooring contractors in your area with solid credentials.

Marcus Pickett is a professional freelance writer for the home remodeling industry. He has published more than 600 articles on both regional and national topics within the home improvement industry.