The Bottom Line
- Ease of installation - real wood installed like laminate flooring
- Nails and glue not required (some laminate requires glue)
- Wood flooring appropriate for moist areas, even basements
- No pattern repeat, like you find with laminate
- Easy to obtain - purchase online or at local home improvement store
- Thin - nothing close to 3/4" solid wood flooring.
- Consumer complaints about "cupping"
- Product does not "lock" as easy as Armstrong claims
- Not sandable
- Needs a perfect subfloor for installation - often not found in the real world
- Real wood flooring (on top) that joins with a "locking" method.
- Hickory, maple, and oak species available.
- Floating floor - it is not attached to your subfloor.
Guide Review - Bruce Lock and Fold Wood Flooring
And like engineered flooring or solid wood, it is real wood (on top). And like laminate, it locks together, simplifying installation for DIY home remodelers.
Got all that? Homeowners, though, do complain that Bruce Lock and Fold flooring must be installed over an absolutely dead-level, featureless sub-floor--or cupping and warping will happen. Also, much confusion about whether Bruce Fold & Lock should be installed parallel or perpendicular to joists, though as a floating floor, it should not matter either way.