People worldwide are being impressed with the durable yet elegant hardwood flooring manufactured by Bruce. Their three grades of hardwood flooring, known as good, better, and best, all rate among the highest-quality flooring on the market today. The difference between the three grades lies in the number of natural “flaws” that are in the wood.
Actually, these so-called flaws do a lot to make your hardwood floors unique. You can expect the “good” hardwoods to contain more knots, pinholes, and mineral streaks which give the wood character. However, since every grade is made of wood designed by nature, you will find every category, including the best flooring made, contains marks that give it real personality.
Instead of choosing a Bruce hardwood floor, you might prefer their line of laminate flooring which is made with the same quality that you’ll find in all of their flooring products. Any of the Bruce floors will be easy to maintain, and generally no more will be needed than a good sweep or vacuum. When you do need to wash them, use a damp mop and be sparing with the water, since water could damage them. After you’ve finished mopping the area, you’ll want to dry the floor carefully with soft cloths.
Abrasive cleaners and scouring pads are definite no-nos when it comes to caring for Bruce hardwood or laminate floors. Using either of these products will damage the shiny, polyurethane coating the pre-finished floors are given during the manufacturing process. Along the same line, floor waxes will also damage this coating. Unfinished flooring is also available which you can finish yourself with stain and several coats of polyurethane to achieve the same shiny effect.
Even though Bruce hardwood floors are made to be as resistant to damage as possible, age and wear will eventually begin to show on any hardwood flooring. Heavy furniture can cause denting. If you leave mats or rugs in the same place on the floor for long periods of time, you’ll find that the exposed flooring has darkened, but the spaces under the rugs will not have done so giving your floors a mottled appearance. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to move any rugs from time to time to prevent this from happening.
These simple cleaning methods and tips are all you’re going to need in order to keep your Bruce hardwood floors looking their best for many years. In order to prevent staining, you’ll also want to be sure and wipe up any spills right away. One advantage of laminate flooring is that spills won’t damage it the way they can with hardwoods.