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Bruce Gardenstone Cantabria Stone: Multi-Purpose Reducer Caribbean Sand - 72" Long

Bruce Gardenstone Cantabria Stone:  Multi-Purpose Reducer Caribbean Sand - 72" Long

Product ID: 5919

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Regular Price: $35.99
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Category: Trim / Molding
Manufacturer: Bruce
  • Hi-Definition Print Technology™
Bruce's innovative print technology creates extremely realistic patterns.  Natural and vibrant colors combined with embossing infuses the look with depth and texture.
  • Bruce Lock Installation Method
A unique tongue and groove profile easily allows for installation without glue.
  • G3™ Wear Layer
Protects your flooring from wear, stains and fading.
  • Magnum HDF Core
Includes thermo-fused backing to form a moisture barrier.  There's no need to worry about spills soaking in or moisture wicking up from the subfloor.
Bruce® Laminate Flooring
Locking Laminate Planks - Wood and Tile Visuals
Getting Started
Always check each board for damage before installing
1.  Avoid narrow pieces at the finish wall.  Measure the distance between the starting wall and the finish wall.
2.  Divide this number by the width of the board.
3.  If the remainder is less than 2 1/2" (6.35 cm), cut off 2 1/2" (6.35 cm) from the width of the first row or, to balance the room add the difference to the plank width and divide by two.
4.  Roll out the Armstrong™ Quiet Comfort or Quiet Comfort Premium Underlayment or Moisture Barrier Sheeting along the starting wall, and cut to length.  Kitchen and bathroom installation require folding the underlayment up the wall 2" (5 cm).  Place additional sections with butt seams as the installation progresses.
5.  To minimize pattern repeats in the floor, always pull from at least three cartons of flooring while installing.
Wall Irregularities
All wall irregularities require cutting the first or last row of boards to fit the contour of the wall.
1.  Use dividers or a spacer turned sideways 1" (2.54 cm) wide to mark the contour.
2.  Cut to shape.
3.  Position the cut piece, using the pull bar to tighten the last piece in place.
4.  Place a spacer between the end of the board and the side wall.
5.  Two tapered spacers can be used as wedges to accommodate irregular walls.
1.  A good quality carbide-tipped cutting blade that has been designed for composition and laminate materials such as melamine, coreboard, or other hard, dense, man-made materials is recommended.  When extra clean cut edges are required - e.g., custom installations - you may need more elaborate cutting equipment.
2.  When using a hand saw, cut with the decorative side of the board facing up.
3.  When using power saws, the direction of the blade must cut into the decorative side of the board to minimize chipping.
4.  Use a square to keep your cut line straight.
5.  Cut the marked piece in another area to keep the sawdust away from the installation site.
Installing the First Row
1.  Begin on the left side of the room and work right.
2.  Lay the first full piece with the small, tongue side facing the wall.
3.  Install second and subsequent full pieces in the first row by aligning short ends of boards and locking into place.
4.  Use spacers along all sides that butt up against walls to maintain 1/4" (6.35 mm) to 1/2" (12.7 mm) expansion zone.
5.  Continue laying boards in the first row until you need to cut the last piece.
6.  Measure the distance between the wall and the face surface of the last board.  Subtract 1/4" (6.35 mm), and cut the board.  (See cutting instructions above.)
7.  If this distance is less than 8" (20.32 cm) go back to the first full plank and cut approximately 8" (20.32 cm) from the end closest to the starting wall.  This will leave a longer piece at the end of the first row.
8.  When installing tile visuals, grout lines can be aligned or off-set.  If the tiles are being balanced in the room with equal-sized tile along each wall, measurements and adjustments should be done before proceeding to second row.
Installing Remaining Rows
1.  Begin the second row of planks with the piece cut from the last piece in the first row.  If the piece is shorter than 8" (20.32 cm) cut a new plank in half and use it to begin the second row.  Whenever practical, use the piece cut from the preceding row to start the next row.  End joints of all boards should be staggered 8" (20.32 cm) of more.  Grout lines on planks with tile visuals can be aligned, or off-set as long as end joints are staggered. 
2.  Install the long end of the first board at an angle to the board in the previous row.  Keep this board at its natural angle slightly raised off the subfloor.  Use a scrap piece of laminate to support the row if needed.
3.  Continue installing full boards in the second row by angling the short end of the next board in the row to lock into the previous board.  Position the board so that the long side of the board is close to the boards in the previous row and overlapping the grove of the boards in the previous row.
Installing the Last Row
1.  The last row in the installation may need to be cut lengthwise.
2.  Place the row of planks to be fit on top of the last row of installed planks.  Use a divider or a piece of the plank as a scribe to trace the contour of the wall.
3.  Be sure to place a spacer between the marking pen and "scribe" piece of board.  This adds the 1/4" (6.35 mm) to 1/2" (12.70 mm) space you need at the finish wall.
4.  Mark where the board should be cut.
5.  If the fit at the finish wall is simple and straight, just measure for the correct width and cut.
6.  After the last row is installed, use the pull bar to tighten the joints.
7.  When appropriate, cut the underlayment even with the top of the floor.
Installing Under a Door Jamb or Toe Kick
Installation of locking laminate through a door jamb or under a toe kick requires the lip of the groove to be reduced in size.
1.  Using a small plane or utility knife, plane or shave off 75% of the ledge of the groove.
2.  Be careful not to trim too much.  Excessive reduction can weaken the joint.
3.  After the groove ledge has been trimmed, place the board in position laterally and lightly pull the board into place using the pull bar.
4.  Sometimes, more than one passing may be necessary in order to trim the ledge of the groove to the correct height.
5.  Joint should be tight with no movement, however a tin, 3/32" (2.4 mm) bead of glue on top of tongue only, should be used at this juncture to ensure joint integrity.
Finishing the Installation
1.  Remove spacers and install molding pieces.  (See Coordinated Transitions and Molding Pieces)
2.  Always predrill transitions or moldings prior to nailing. To allow the floating floor to move freely, do not fasten the trim to the laminate flooring.
3.  For everyday cleaning, vacuum or damp mop.  To remove excessive dirt buildup, use Armstrong™ Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner (S-302) or Bruce® Dura-Luster® No-Wax Floor Cleaner.

Bruce® Laminate Flooring
30-Year Limited Residential Warranty
Effective as of April 01, 2005
What Is Covered And For How Long?
The original purchaser is guaranteed that, for 30 years from the date of original purchase, and in a residential indoor setting, your Bruce® Laminate Floor:
  • Will not stain
  • Will not fade from sunlight or artificial light
  • Will not show wear-through
  • Will be free from manufacturing defects
  • Will resist water damage caused by normal household spills and cleaning when our recommended cleaning practices are used
  • Will not unlock at the seams
5-Year Light Commercial Warranty
What Is Covered And For How Long?
Armstrong guarantees to the original purchaser that, for five years from the date of original purchase, and in a light commercial indoor setting, your Bruce® Lock Laminate Floor when installed using a 3/32"  bead of glue on the top of the tongue only:
  • Will not stain
  • Will not fade from sunlight or artificial light
  • Will not show wear-through
  • Will be free from manufacturing defects
What Will Armstrong Do IF Any Of The Things Listed Above Happen?
If you make a claim within the warranty period and follow our servicing procedures, Armstrong will provide materials either to repair the defective area or replace the floor at our option.  If the floor was professionally installed, and if you make a claim within the first five years (first year for light commercial installations), Armstrong will pay reasonable labor costs to repair the defective area or replace the floor.
How Do I Get Service?
We want you to be happy with your Bruce® Laminate floor.  If you're not, call your retail store.  They can answer your questions and, if necessary, start to process a claim.  If you have further questions please call us at 1 800 233 3823PLEASE KEEP YOUR RECIEPT.  Armstrong needs the receipt to verify date and proof-of-purchase to resolve any problems that may occur.
What Is Not Covered By This Warranty?
This warranty does not cover damage caused by:
  • Improper care and maintenance (see our Care Instructions).
  • Accidents, abuse or misuse
  • Abnormal wear and tear such as damage caused from spike heel shoes, insufficient protection from furniture, pebbles, sand and other abrasives.
  • Improper workmanship, or installation not in accordance with Armstrong's installation instructions.
  • Water damage from excessive moisture in a concrete slab, hydrostatic pressure, flooding caused by malfunctions from appliances such as dishwashers, ice makers, refrigerators, sinks, pipes or from natural disasters.
  • Planks coming apart at the seams because they have been engaged/disengaged more than three (3) times (Bruce®Lock Laminate Flooring only).
  • Damage caused by vacuum cleaner beater bars and hard or metal caster wheels.
    • When vacuuming, we recommend using the wand attachment on your vacuum.
    • If rolling casters are used, we recommend only soft wheels that are wide enough to support the load.
  • Damage caused by pet urine which has not been promptly wiped up and removed.
What Is Excluded From This Warranty?
Please Note:  Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.  This warranty is effective April 01, 2005.
Care Instructions
For ALL Bruce® Laminate Flooring Installations
Routine Cleaning
  • Vacuum using the wand attachment, use a dust mop or wipe with a damp cloth.  For spills just wipe up with a cloth or sponge.  In sandy areas or at the beach, sweep or vacuum regularly to avoid surface scratching.
  • Do not use soap-based detergents or "mop and shine" products, as these may leave a dull film on your floor.  Do not wax or polish your floor. When necessary use a well-squeezed damp mop with Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner (S-302)*.  Simply spray and mop!
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder, which can scratch your floor.
  • Bruce® Laminate Flooring, like other types of smooth floors, can become slippery when wet.  Allow time for floor to dry after washing.  Immediately wipe up wet areas from spills, foreign substances, or wet feet.
Tough Spots
  • Remove tough spots like shoe polish, tar and asphalt driveway sealer with nail polish remover containing acetone **.  Then wipe with a damp cloth.
  • For other stains, please call the Armstrong Consumer Solution Center, at 1 800 233 3823
  • Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to collect tracked-in dirt and absorb excess moisture. 
  • For added indentation resistance, use Armstrong floor protectors on chairs and other furniture.  The heavier the item, the wider the floor protector should be.
  • You may purchase Armstrong floor care products and floor protectors at your local flooring retailer.
Kitchen and High-Moisture Areas
For all installation systems, it is generally a good idea to use 100% silicone caulk in areas of rooms where excessive moisture may be present such as at kitchen sinks, dishwashers, ice makers and around pipes.
Full Bathroom Installations
  • Bruce® Lock Installation System:  100% silicone caulk must be used around the entire perimeter and 3/32" bead of glue on the top of the tongue only.  Full bathroom installation for residential use only.
  • Glue Installation System:  100% silicone caulk must be used around the entire perimeter and 3/32" bead of glue on the top and bottom of the tongue.


**May be combustible/flammable; please follow instructions on label.