Consumer Reviews of Bruce wood floors
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28% of customers recommend
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Date created: 2016-06-09
Model: Oak Gunstock 5" Solid hardwood
"Quality Control non-extistent"
Purchased 850 sq ft of Gun Stock Solid Oak flooring. The 5 inch board
are not uniform in width. Boards measured with a digital caliper range
in width from 4.97 to 5.03 inches. This causes gaps between rows. Not
all boards are cut square. This causes the butt joints to be tight at
the top and a gap at the bottom. Some board have worm holes and knots
filled with wood putty. Other boards have nicks in the finish from rough
handling during manufacturing or boxing. Now that I am half way through
the installation I figured out that I have to measure and sort the wood
by width and install a row of the same width. Plus when I encounter a
board not cut square I have to go into my wood shop, cut it square and
reshape the tonge or groove. When I go shopping for other flooring for
this remodel project, I will not consider Armstong/Bruce.
Date created: 2016-05-31
Model: American Vintage
"Waste of money!"
Purchased special order 5 " wide 3/4 thick solid wood vintage oak flint
1000 sq ft. Bruce American Vintage Handscraped collection. Installer
with 30 yrs of experience advised of poor quality of flooring. Floors
have holes from knots, marked by red markers, different stain pieces in
box and started cracking and peeling right after installation. Over 50%
of planks were deemed as defective by Home depot reps themselves.
Waiting to hear from Bruce reps for more than 2 months. Paid top
dollars for boxes of defective wood which said proudly manufactured in
the States. Can't walk barefoot because of splinters! Promised 50 years
Date created: 2016-05-03
Location: greensboro nc
"Never buy Bruce hardwoods"
To start, I have been a profession flooring installer for about 10
years. All Of Bruce hardwood is junk! I mean its so bad I will walk away
for easy jobs if it is a Bruce product... They will not stand by there
product at all... It will always be someone elses fault that there stuff
has problems...(and trust me it will).. If you read the box it clearly
says the installer is the finale inspector so they always try to make
the poor guy who was dumb enough to install there crap to pay for it.i
have seen a lot of problems with the end seems being uneven (Bruce says
as long as its not higher then a credit card its not a problem..),with
the planks being different sizes (widths not lengths),and a lot of the
finishes crack during the install. Also they have problems with warping
.. All in all stay away from all of there floors
Date created: 2016-04-29
Name: Dulcie Chatwood
Location: Springfield, OR
Model: Wentworth Estate Hickory
"If I had to do it over, I wouldn't!"
While I have to give the Bruce 5" engineered Hickory planks high marks
for hardness (resisting the kind of punishment our 90-lb. Retriever
dishes out), after only 5 years, I can honestly say I wish I had
invested more wisely. In the traffic areas, dirt has seeped into the
grain of the wood and looks terrible. We live in a rainy environment,
but we have always wiped up damp footprints quickly. Yet the 25-year
warranty of the floor finish apparently doesn't apply, because they say
I have a "maintenance problem". The fact is, people do walk on floors! I
expect the product to resist staining.The finish is worthless in this
regard. Just as an aesthetic comment, after I installed the floor, I was
dismayed to notice that the "hand scraping" is decidedly regular, so
that it looks more like corrugated cardboard than wood. I will not be
purchasing this product again.
Date created: 2016-04-05
Name: Joe Baldwin
Model: Marsh Oak
"Does this company believe in quality control?"
Purchased 13 cases of 3/4" marsh oak. 4 cases are absolute junk! Worm
holes, bark edges, open knots, cracks, broken or totally missing tongue
due to bark edge Or over milling. Another American company that has put
profits ahead of quality. This junk is not fit for a campfire and I will
never recommend or use this company's products again!
Date created: 2016-03-30
Name: Knot what I expected
Model: Natural Oak
We decided to replace carpet in our family room with oak flooring to
match a nearby dining room. The contractor proposed Bruce natural
oak which sample appeared to be almost identical in look to the
existing Mirage brand floor. When installed the color and finish
were indeed similar. But the Bruce floor was extremely heavy in
knots. The Mirage floor had no knots at all. The Bruce floor looks
like cheap junk. I realize that culling bad pieces is expensive but
somehow Mirage can do it.
Fair warning if you are shopping for wood flooring.
Date created: 2016-03-28
Name: James Burd
Location: Anchorage, AK
Model: Gunstock Oak
"Bruce engineered flooring is junk"
Bought the Gunstock oak engineered flooring. This product is junk it
scratches and dings very easily. The floor is junk do not buy it you
will be very dissatisfied.
Date created: 2016-03-19
Name: d. custer
Location: chesapeake va
Model: Timberland cherry
"Do not buy"
Bought Timberland cherry flooring from Home Emporium. Big mistake!
This is the worst quality product I have ever seen. Planks were bowed,
planks were crowned, they had different thicknesses, different widths,
the stain was off from board to board, the type of wood was different
from board yo board, you look at it wrong and the stain would
chip... Garbage! Do not buy!
Date created: 2016-03-17
Name: D. Laurie
"Worst flooring ever."
30% of boards were warped. If warp ran along edge then you could not
attach another row. They used to be excellent but since they have wood
milled in China, then sprayed an packaged in the U.S. their quality has
disappeared. I wonder if the warpage happens during their ocean voyage.
Had to rip out 3 rows that were installed. At least Home Depot refunded our money, but Armstrong has not replied to our concerns.
Do not buy this product ever.
Date created: 2016-02-24
Name: Judith Skinner
Location: Rhinelander, WI 54501
"Very disappointed in wood flooring"
When we installed this flooring (my husband and son did the
installation) it was beautiful. I was so happy with it. But, wow, that
changed in a hurry. The floor looks terrible. I called them and the
only way they would guarantee it is if they installed it. We were not
told that up front and are very very disappointed. We don't wear our
shoes on it at all. Will never buy their product again! Have tried
the 'repair kits' and was disappointed in them also. Takes forever to
fix the 'chips'.