"AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS" TV SHOW

New NBC-TV reality competition series, hosted by Nate Berkus, features Armstrong and Bruce® hardwood floors.

AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS

Designer Nate Berkus hosts NBC-TV’s new home renovation series, “American Dream Builders”.

Each week, two teams of designers face off in a competition to transform ordinary homes into dream homes.

Watch Sunday nights at 8pm ET to see which Armstrong and Bruce floors are selected by America's best designers!

The Armstrong and Bruce brands have furnished flooring product to "American Dream Builders" in exchange for promotional consideration.

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EPISODE 10: BEACH HOME - FINALE

EPISODE 10

Air Date: Sunday, May 25, 7:00pm ET (6C)

In the 2-hour finale, the two remaining designers renovate two Ventura Beach homes.

Highlights: The competition started with ten designers, now there are only two: Jay and Lukas. This week, their challenge is to renovate two beach homes. The winner of the challenge will earn the title: America's Dream Builder!

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FLOORS

 

OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS FOR A BEACH HOUSE

     
BRUCE® AMERICAN ORIGINALS™ HARDWOOD
Designers chose American Originals - Maple in Shenandoah for its rustic, hand-crafted visual and wide planks.

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   Prime Harvest Hardwood - Mystic Taupe
 Prime Harvest Hardwood - Oceanside Gray
  Coastal Living Laminate - White Washed Walnut
      Premium Lustre - Blizzard Pine
       
BRUCE FRONTIER™ HARDWOOD
Designers also chose Frontier - Hickory in Color Brushed Tumbleweed. This floor features a rustic scrape and comes in wide (5") planks.

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EPISODE 9: VICTORIAN STYLE

EPISODE 9

Air Date: Sunday, May 18, 8:00pm ET (7C)

This week, the final four designers renovate a Victorian home in the last challenge before the finale.

Highlights: The challenge in this episode: the remaining four designers must renovate a Victorian home together. At the end, the judges have a surprise for them: two designers - not one - will be sent home.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FLOOR

 

OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS FOR VICTORIAN STYLE

     
BRUCE® WESTMORELAND™
Designers chose Bruce Westmoreland hardwood in Maple - Pewter. This floor comes in 2¼” or 3¼” widths with a traditional finish.

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   Kingsford Strip Hardwood – Oak Canyon
 
 
     

EPISODE 8: DOWNTOWN LOFTS

EPISODE 8

Air Date: Sunday, May 4, 7:00pm ET (6C)

This week, the designers renovate two lofts in downtown Los Angeles.

Highlights: With only three shows left, the stakes are high for the remaining designers. In this episode, the dueling teams tackle two empty artist lofts in Los Angeles. Their challenge with this project is to showcase their signature styles.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

FLOORING OPTIONS FOR DOWNTOWN LOFT

  Artesian Classics Hardwood - Amberwood
  American Scrape Hardwood - Oak Natural
  Architectural Remnants Laminate - Saw Mark Oak Gunstock
  Rustics Premium Laminate - Reclaimed American Chestnut

EPISODE 7: COLONIAL DUPLEX

EPISODE 7

Air Date: Sunday, April 27, 7:00pm ET (6C)

This week, the designers have to work under one roof to renovate a colonial duplex.

Highlights: For the first time in the competition, the designers must renovate a single project, a colonial-style duplex. The focus for this week’s challenge is to create a Lowe’s "fantasy bathroom".

Two Bruce® engineered hardwood floors are featured in this episode.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FLOORS

 

OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS FOR COLONIAL STYLE

     
BRUCE HICKORY HARDWOOD
Designers selected Bruce Hickory - Brushed Tumbleweed hardwood. This floor features a rustic scrape and comes in wide (5") planks.

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    Rustics Premium Laminate - Reclaimed American Chestnut
   Architectural Remnants Laminate - Saw Mark Oak
   Dundee Hardwood - Oak Gunstock
       American Scrape Hardwood - Hickory Gold Rush
       
BRUCE BIRCH HARDWOOD
Designers also selected Bruce Birch - Peppercorn hardwood. This floor has a traditional finish and a wide (5") plank.

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EPISODE 6: CALIFORNIA CRAFTSMAN

EPISODE 6

Air Date: Sunday, April 13, 8:00pm ET (7C)

This week, the designers must race the clock to renovate two classic California homes.

Highlights: The contestants have to remodel two California homes for families that require an office workspace for their at-home businesses. Team Blue creates an eco-friendly indoor gym for a personal trainer, while Team Red cooks up a classy kitchen for a professional chef.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

FLOORING OPTIONS FOR CRAFTSMAN STYLE

 Kingsford Strip Hardwood – Oak Canyon
 

EPISODE 5: MODERN MODULARS

EPISODE 5

Air Date: Sunday, April 13, 8:00pm ET (7C)

This week, the designers transform drab modular houses into designer homes.

Highlights: The competition heats up as the teams are divided into pairs and have to renovate four identical modular homes in just three days.

Armstrong's Century Farm™ hardwood floors were installed throughout the homes.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FLOOR

 

OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS FOR MODULAR STYLE

     
ARMSTRONG CENTURY FARM™ HARDWOOD
Designers selected Armstrong Century Farm Hardwood in Walnut. This collection has a hand-scraped visual and comes in wide (5") planks.

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    Alterna Luxury Vinyl Tuscan Path - Cameo Brown
   Alterna Luxury Vinyl Allegheny Slate - Italian Earth
 
     

EPISODE 4: A CABIN IN THE WOODS

EPISODE 4

Air Date: Monday, April 7, 10:00pm ET (9C)

This episode, the teams travel to the mountains of Big Bear, CA, to renovate two rustic cabins.

Highlights: Team Blue gets creative with elements found in nature, while Team Red puts the emphasis on color to make their cabin pop. But designing rustic spaces isn't the only challenge this week – the teams also have to deal with a pesky rodent problem.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FLOORS

 

OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS FOR RUSTIC CABINS

     
ARMSTRONG RURAL LIVING™ HARDWOOD
Designers selected Rural Living – Hickory in Extra Dark hardwood. This collection offers a hand-sculpted visual on 5"-wide planks.

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    Armstrong Architectural Remnants - Saw Mark Oak/Sawmill Oak - Natural
   Armstrong Architectural Remnants - Woodland Reclaim Old Original Dark
  Armstrong American Scrape Engineered - Hickory Amber Grain
      Armstrong American Scrape Solid - Oak Wild West
       
ARMSTRONG CENTURY FARM™ HARDWOOD
Designers also chose Century Farm – Hickory in Mountain Smoke hardwood for its rustic, hand-scraped visual and rugged color.

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EPISODE 3: SPANISH STYLE

EPISODE 3

Air Date: Sunday, April 6, 8:00pm ET (7C)

This week, the dueling teams renovate two Spanish-style homes in North Hollywood, CA.

Highlights: The designers must create two homes suitable for entertaining and hosting events. Team Red lost the first two challenges. Will they be victorious this time or send another team member home?

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FLOORS

 

OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS FOR SPANISH STYLE

     
BRUCE HIGH IMPACT HARDWOOD
Designers chose Bruce High Impact Hardwood in Walnut - Night Shade. This collection has 5"-wide planks and offers superior hardness.

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    Armstrong CushionStep Spanish Saltillo - Redware Vinyl Sheet
  Armstrong Alterna Aztec Trail - Terracotta Luxury Vinyl
  
       
       
ARMSTRONG PERFORMANCE PLUS HARDWOOD
Designers chose Armstrong Performance Plus Hardwood in Walnut - Deep Twilight. This collection is infused with liquid acrylic for enhanced durability.

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EPISODE 2: MID-CENTURY MODERN

EPISODE 2

Sunday, March 30, 8:00pm ET (7C)

This week, the teams design makeovers for two mid-century modern-style homes in Palm Springs, CA.

Highlights: The contestants are challenged to create a stunning outdoor oasis in the midst of a massive rainstorm that causes delays and frustrations.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

FLOORING OPTIONS FOR MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

  Armstrong Premium Laminate - American Maple
  Armstrong Performance Plus Hardwood - Natural Maple
  Bruce American Treasures Hardwood - Country Natural

EPISODE 1: WE'VE OUTGROWN OUR HOUSE

EPISODE 1

Air Date - March 23, 2014, 8:00pm ET (7C)

This week, the teams tackle two Tudor-style homes across the street from one another.

Team Blue has to decide how to remodel the master bedroom and reimagines this kitchen with a scraped hardwood floor. Team Red builds a bathroom vanity from a workbench and creates a dining room table from old floor boards.

Watch this episode on NBC.com for a limited time.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FLOOR

 

OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS FOR TUDOR STYLE

     
ARMSTRONG CENTURY FARM™ HARDWOOD
Designers chose Century Farm – Maple in Burnt Almond hardwood for its unique, hand-scraped visual and rich colors.

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    Armstrong Century Estate Plank Floors
  Artesian Classics Color Wash Collection
  Westchester Strip - Oak Gunstock
      Sugar Creek - Maple Country Natural