Opinions on Bruce Pre-Finished Hardwoods and alternatives.
My seemingly neverending home remodeling is nearing completion, but one major obstacle remains: the floors.
My contractor told me that Bruce, available at Home Depot, was his preferred option, having worked with it before, etc. I saw some samples, they look nice, but I'm not overly impressed. The problem I have - I don't know of any other pre-finished brands to compare to.
Our first floor was site finished oak, and while I like the floor, it did not hold up very well to the rigors of my household (complete with 3 children) at all, so I wanted to go with pre-finished in the hopes a harder finish would be somewhat more durable.
My question boils down to two parts - what is the general opinion of Bruce Hardwoods (specifically, their oak products) and who would you consider their competitors to be? What's your take on the 'best' (most durable and attractive) pre-finished hardwood oak floor?