Ripping up Bruce Lock and Fold HELP!!
after much research..I decided to install Bruce Lock and Fold flooring in my formal living room and entry foyer..I decided on this flooring because of the width (I was butting up to flooring in another room and there was going to be a step with traditional hardwood) and b/c I was told the flooring was less likely to scratch (I am a pet owner). The gunstock color also matched my other flooring (I bought a 98 cent sample for comparison)
now the story! it is HORRIBLE!! absolutely horrible! It looks fake and nothing like hardwood..of course, inside the Lowes store, it did not look anything like it does in my home! AND the color lot is nothing like the sample I purchased...the actual installed floor is very similar in color to Brazilian cherry (much darker)
and after two trips to Lowes, speaking with several sales associates for advice and options, NO ONE mentioned the subflooring must be FLAWLESS in order for this flooring to work. So, as you walk across my LR...YOU LITERALLY BOUNCE!! and some of my furnature actually moves up and down as you walk past it!!!
Of course, I phoned Lowes as soon as the installers left and the installers admitted noticing the subflooring was not even. They didnt however, stop and notify us of this so that we might try to repair it prior to the installation, they just installed it! AND the installer also THREW MY SAMPLE AWAY so I now do not have the purchased sample to show them the difference in color!
I am sick..the room cost near $4000 and I hate it..Lowes is visiting my house tomorrow so we can discuss options.
I would love advice from ANYBODY...does anyone know if I can take this up and put it in another less traveled room...I just hate to rip it up and not recover some of the cost..
Ultimately, my plan is to rip it up and install solid traditional wood floors!