Bruce vs. Harris Tarkett

Old 11-11-03, 06:18 PM
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Bruce vs. Harris Tarkett

I'm planning to install my first hardwood floor in the next few weeks. My question now is which prefinished hardwood floor to buy. Lowes sells Bruce; HD sells Harris Tarkett. Both have 15-year warranties, both have eased edges and square ends, both cost $4.00/sq. ft. They appear to be nearly identical.

Is there anything I should know about one over the other to decide which to buy?


Old 11-12-03, 11:50 AM
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Which Harris Tarkett floor are you considering? Last Spring, I installed the Harris Tarkett (Tap Tight) glueless engineered wood floor. It is a beautiful floor but the installation was very difficult. It was impossible to get all the gaps out. I'm going with Kahr's Linnea for my next project.
Old 11-12-03, 06:48 PM
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I'm not sure what the line is called, but it's a 2-1/4" x 3/4" solid prefinished nail-down oak strip. Same for the Bruce. Bruce calls theirs America's Best Choice, number ABC400.
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There are far more choices than what is sold at Lowe's or Home Depot. If you're set on buying there Tarkett would be my choice.
Old 11-18-03, 03:39 AM
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Shop around, as you can do better on brands when it comes to quality, price point, and warranty than you find at the big box stores.
Old 11-19-03, 05:49 PM
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I don't mind shopping around, but at $3.95/sf in the natural oak color I like with a 15-year finish warranty, I haven't found a lot better price. What should I be looking for in another floor that would make it a better choice? The only thing I would prefer over what's available from Lowes or HD is eased ends in addition to the eased edges their products have. But I'm not sure that's a necessity nor am I willing to pay twice the price for it.


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