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mbmjk

05:18PM | 07/28/03
Member Since: 07/27/03
6 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Because of the price difference, I am considering buying 1000 sq. ft of Bruce Anderson Plank 5" engineered flooring to lay on a concrete slab. It is only 1/4" thick, which worries me a little bit, but the price is right. If I spend the extra money, I'd go with the ANderson Durham plank 5" @ 1/2". Any arguments for going with the Adventure Plank for the money, as I am trying to keep the cost low? I'd like to be able to refinish the wood at least once. Can anyone make an argument for the Bruce 1/4" as a good floor and not just a good value?

carpetman

08:15PM | 07/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
it's amazing how well some of the less expensive floors will hold up,i have had many people tell me the 1/4 product is great.but what i think you should do is look at the top layer of wood on these two floors,i doubt you can sand the 1/4" product,and if you had to tear out and replace that floor because it failed to do the job,some additional cost now will seem a good investment later. good luck

AWoodFloorSpecialist

06:30AM | 07/29/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
mbmjk,

Generally with engineered flooring, the thicker products don't offer a thicker wear surface but more plys or a thicker core.

Seeing as you are gluing to concrete, you're not too concerned about stuctural strength. The 1/4' product should work for you.

As far as sanding the 1/4 inch floor it depends on who's doing the sanding. I've heard of cases where someone has ruined a brand new 3/4" floor on the first sanding. An experienced floor machanic could sand your 1/4 inch floor at least once possibly twice. The main concern here is flatness of the installation of the floor. If there are high spots in the installation and someone tries to flatten out those high spots, you could go through the top veneer.

The key then is starting with a flat subfloor.

Franklyn
http://WoodFloorist.com

KD Fisher

06:39AM | 07/29/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
"If there are high spots in the installation and someone tries to flatten out those high spots, you could go through the top veneer."

Great point Franklyn! I'll have to add that to the site. If you have any other suggestions....let 'em rip. If I'm not mistaken, most of the Anderson products have a thin wear to begin with?

Hardwood Installer.Com

Ken Fisher
South Florida


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