Bruce Flooring is the hardwood and laminate division of Armstrong and has been manufacturing hardwood flooring since 1884. Because Bruce hardwood flooring is a prefinished product, if you have damaged an older floor and need replacement planks you may find your specific product has been discontinued. While the process may be time consuming, with a bit of detective work you should be able to find the flooring you need to complete your project.
Write down the species, style, color and item number of the discontinued Bruce flooring you are trying to match. For example, the species might be maple in a plank style with the color name of "Liberty Brown" and the item number ER7362.
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Visit one or more flooring retailers that carry Bruce hardwood flooring; stores that are part of a national chain are the best choice for finding your product.
Enlist the aid of a salesperson; explain your quest and ask them to check their stock database for availability.
Ask the sales associate to cross check inventory of other stores in the chain. Large retail chains typically have national access to inventory, and may find a case of discontinued flooring at a store in another state. If they find the hardwood in another location, they can have the product transferred to the local store.
Contact Bruce Flooring at its customer support center and explain your need. Often, a company will discontinue a product at a warehouse, but it suggest a replacement or alternate product available to match your floor.
Most Bruce hardwood flooring can be refinished; if you prefer, you can replace the damaged plank with a newer style and refinish the entire floor to make the color uniform.