Pre-finished Hardwood Floors

I managed 2 get several estimates from various contractors. The 2 I've decided on are pretty much in the same ballpark far as price. The difference is in the manufacturer of the floors. I've looked them over and they pretty much look the same to me. Does anyone know if there a real difference between BRUCE Natural Strip and Mohawk's Hillboro Oak? Other than appearance what else should I be looking for?
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How about Real Wood. Its still made and available, it comes in all sorts of shades and finishes. It can even be refinished. And wont outgass VOC for years
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I'd agree with that and go with solid wood strips or planks.
The finish applied during manufacture to pre-finished flooring is stronger than a finish applied on-site, so you may never refinish it, but it can be.
Also get flooring with minimum "V-groove" between strips or planks. I dislike a floor with deep grooves, but that's just my taste.
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There is nothing wrong with Bruce(tm) e9oo series carruth 3/8th engineered floor douible stick with Dura son bostiks best or dritac glues Solid wood flooring with Glitsa is Extremely tough! Most guys just do not know how to use Glitsa ureaformaldyhyde finish is usi it as a g4 Bruce make also Wearmaster impregnated floor last 100 years You can fin Hartco plank on any gap store floor Or my bruce flooring is at one job i installed at the YVR expansion 2001 see my web http://allhardwoodfloor.com OH yeah I am one of the Best Floormen Around
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Hardken use bad English- learn to spell Bozo.
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Got any data on pre-finished flooring outgassing vs outgassing from flooring finished in place? Doesn't the finish one would apply to unfinished flooring outgass as well? Even more, since the finishing takes place IN the home, isn't that outgassing going to far outstrip any residual outgassing from a pre-finished product?
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Im refering to the construction of the floor, manmade, in that its wood and plastics bonded with glue. . A surface finish will cure out in weeks. But there is alot of info on VOCs in particle board, insulation, carpet and essentialy any man made product that can out gas for years. Formaldehyde is one chemical ever present in new construction , so much so that non formaldehyde inulation is being made , its at Menards. Before tight houses these wernt issues of major concern . VOCs are bad and with tight houses make some people real sick. Oregon Scientific makes a VOC alarm-meter, for 100. Point is wood is wood, nicer to look at and that things we make out of OIL have unseen consequences as to future health problems . To many unknown chemicals in to many products. Amoco in Chgo shut down a major development lab after many people developed brain and other cancers. What we make today we only learn about tomorrow. Just one more reason for the REAL stuff.
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Stick to Bruce When ever possible if u need some later You will be able to get Harris tarkett for example discontinue products and are no longer available! moe http://allhardwoodfloor.com
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If you get the right independant, Someone who is on there own for the right reasons, you may find you get higher quality service and price than to go with disgrutled employees from some large outfit . My experience in working with large outfits is that they are lifers because they need access to the companys tools and supplies to moonlight . They is no way for some employee to make ends meet on wages. They often get stuck in a partialized area such as installing laminate or maybee just finishing floors so they never can truly no the they entire buisness or even the whole job very proficiently. You also have to take into account only one out of twenty peoples will ever muster the ambition and assetiveness to go on thier own to Success. If you think that hiring some company where dady trained thier kids to do the job again they learned only a part of what someone else had learned from a broader base of Knowledge Bottom line There are only a few guys in the buisness here in vancouver who are any good at all they worked union and non union for approximately twenty years and then went on their own I no of six of these men We are and extraoridinary bunch not spoiled by our fathers or tainted by the goods of some ladge company and I am one of them http://allhardwoodfloor.com yours truly Ken Moersch 604-603-7317
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