Laminate products are a popular choice for homeowners who want the beauty of wood or stone at a lower cost. Using a unique tongue-and-groove design, the installation of Bruce laminate flooring is achieved simply by locking together the edges of the boards. No adhesives, nails, or staples are required to hold the panels in place.
Bruce wood laminates come in a variety of different species including traditional oak, walnut, and maple, and the more exotic black forest, apple, and coconut. Stone laminates come in striking and diverse patterns in pale, medium, and dark shades. Pale stones include the exotic Bhutan Balla, Mission Stone Basalt, and Peruvian Slate Mineral Gray. Medium colors are offered in Bhutan Tunis, Puerto Gold, and Peruvian Slate River Sand, while dark shades include Bhutan Black Pearl, and Cantabria Stone Silver Sage.
In addition to the unique tongue-and-groove design that allows installation by locking edges into place without glue, Bruce laminate flooring also features a G3™Wear Layer to protect against wear, stains, and fading. A Magnum HDF Core with thermo-fused backing forms a moisture barrier to protect against spills. Realistic wood and stone patterns are achieved using high-definition print technology.
Bruce Flooring makes it easy for the do-it-yourselfer to undertake laying a new laminate floor by providing step-by-step instructions. It also organizes its flooring- both wood and stone laminates-by three classifications: beginner, intermediate, and advanced to facilitate the selection of the product that best suits the handyman.
The instruction manual demonstrates the importance of adequate preparation of the existing floor and provides specific information for cement, vinyl, carpeting, and tile and how these should be readied prior to the installation of a laminate floor. It also gives directions for caring for laminate flooring including regular cleaning with a damp mop and the use of mats to prevent scratching by furniture.