Maintenance And Warranty

USE AND MAINTENANCE OF WOOD FLOORS
 

For the floor to retain its qualities and serve you for a long time, it requires proper maintenance and ensuring the following conditions:

QUALITIES OF WOOD


Remember that wood is a natural product. Irrespective of the finish, with time wood will change its colour. Wood is especially sensitive to direct sunlight. Floors with 'AQUA' and steam finishing will acquire their final shade only several months after installation.

Depending on the duration and conditions of growth of trees, wood has different shades and textures – it's normal. For example, the colour of planks may not be identical since every tree is of a unique colour, and every shade looks different covered on different planks. Different patterns of flutes and heart rays make every plank unique.


 

CLAIMS


We recommend checking the quality, finish, and colour of the floor before installing. If you have any doubts concerning visual defects, it is very important to submit claims before installation. The manufacturer shall not be liable for floor planks with defects that have been installed. It shall also not be liable for defects arising from improper storage of floor planks; use and /or installation of floors in unsuitable conditions; improper laying of the planks, or unsuitable maintenance.


 

WARRANTY


1. Ecohardwood Oak flooring is covered by a limited 10-year residential warranty against manufacturing defects. No warranty is provided for products installed in any form for commercial use or for any commercial environment.

2. Ecohardwood Limited (company number 08234374) guarantees the customer a period of 10 years from the moment the purchaser is invoiced and is not transferable.

This warranty shall only extend to defects as a direct result of faulty manufacture and not to any other defects or faults.

3. This warranty shall only apply if Ecohardwood floors are:

  1. installed in accordance with our installation instructions

  2. cleaned and maintained in accordance with our instructions

  3. used under normal conditions

4. NO WARRANTY WILL BE OFFERED FOR APPEARANCE-RELATED CLAIMS ONCE THE PRODUCT IS INSTALLED. The nominated party, “owner, installer or representative,” takes ownership and has the final responsibility to ensure that they have received the correct species, finish and grade that was selected in-store / during client meetings and without any visual defects. It is essential to submit claims before installation. The manufacturer shall not be liable for floor planks with defects that have been installed. It shall also not be liable for defects arising from improper storage of floor planks, use and /or installation of floors in unsuitable conditions, improper laying of the planks or unsuitable maintenance.

5. Ecohardwood Liability:

  1. The defect does not arise as a result of the purchaser’s or any installer’s negligence.

  2. The product has not been previously installed in another location.

  3. Repair has not been undertaken by anyone other than Ecohardwood or authorized representatives of Ecohardwood.

  4. The product is not subject to misuse, abuse, or failure to properly check or install. An Ecohardwood representative must act reasonably while validating the claim under the warranty. This warranty does not form part of any contract of sale but is not intended to affect or otherwise replace rights and obligations conferred by any contract of sale or by Common Law. Where the purchaser is a consumer, the purchaser has certain statutory rights regarding the return of defective products and claims in respect of losses caused by Ecohardwood negligence or faulty product, and this warranty shall not affect the purchaser’s statutory rights.

  5. Ecohardwood’s liability under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the products or refund of all or part of the value of the products.

  6. Under this WARRANTY, the Manufacturers of ECOHARDWOOD products' liability excludes any consequential or incidental occurrences that may arise from any claim and is strictly limited to the replacement of the affected flooring. By this, we mean we will not pay for any loss, expense, inconvenience or damage other than to the affected wood floor itself. That means ECOHARDWOOD will refinish, repair or replace the product(s) of similar colour, pattern and quality. In the unlikely event that we are unable to refinish, repair or replace the product(s), we will refund the portion of the failed product(s). This warranty does not include the removal or replacement of furniture, cabinets, fixtures or supplemental costs, including but not limited to relocation during the repair process, such as hotel, meals, or moving and storage of furniture. If the replacement or repair fails, in the same manner, a second time, the site conditions will be deemed unacceptable for the installation of our product(s). These are the exclusive remedies under this limited warranty if a defect or another warranted condition occurs. ECOHARDWOOD reserves the right to verify any claims or defects by inspection and has samples removed for technical analysis.

6. IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER

  1. If We fail to comply with these Terms, We are responsible for loss or damage You suffer that is a foreseeable result of Our breach of these Terms or Our negligence, but We are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of Our breach or if they were contemplated by You and Us at the time We entered into the Contract.

  2. We only supply the Products to You for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Products for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes, and We have no liability to You for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.


 

CLAUSES 7 TO 11 APPLY TO BOTH CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS


7. We have no liability to You for any loss or damage You suffer that arises as a result of Us following any drawing, design, instruction or specification provided by You for Bespoke Products or otherwise.

8. Nothing in these Terms limit or exclude Our liability for:

  1. death or personal injury caused by Our negligence;

  2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

  3. breach of the terms implied by section 10 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or (d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

9. Subject to clause 13.8, we will under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to You, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:

  1. any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

  2. loss or corruption of data, information or software;

  3. loss of business opportunity;

  4. loss of anticipated savings;

  5. loss of goodwill; or

  6. any indirect or consequential loss.

10. Subject to clause 13.8 and clause 13.9 Our liability to You in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed three times the price of the Products to which the liability relates.

11. Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or unincorporated in these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, We will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for Your purposes, where the Products are to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which they are commonly supplied.


 

WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS & EXCLUSIONS


1. Ecohardwood promises to investigate each complaint on individual merit. Provided that the complaint is solely attributable to a manufacturing fault and that the correct fitting instructions and maintenance of the boards have been fully adhered to.

2. Colour variations in flooring are a natural occurrence due to species, age, the character of flooring and exposure to UV light or sunlight. For these reasons, new and/or replacement flooring may not match display samples and/or existing flooring.

3. Natural wood characteristics such as variations in grain, colour, mineral streaks, knots, normal differences between the colour of samples and the colour of installed floors, and colour variations from board to board are not considered defects.

4. Changes in colour due to ageing, excessive moisture, exposure to sunlight or Ultra Violet rays (which may cause oxidation of finish/stain) are not considered a defect. Engineered hardwood is a natural product as seen in its colour and structural variations. Colours or shades will change depending on the age of the wood and the surface gloss phase. Over time, the colour of wood naturally changes when exposed to light. While direct sunlight causes the greatest amount of change, even lightning in a home can affect the colour of the wood. Depending on the intensity in which the floor is exposed to the sun, lighter wood turns darker, while darker wood typically becomes lighter (especially during the first 3-4 months). Area rugs should be occasionally rotated, as they block sunlight and may give the appearance of discolouration under the rug. No thermal blocking carpets are allowed on the floor.

5. Colour, shade, or texture variations between samples, printed colour photography or replacement flooring and the actual material, as well as colour variations between product(s) and/or samples and other flooring or wood products, which you wish to match (e.g., cabinets, stair railings, trim, etc.) are not considered defects.

6. Your flooring requires maintenance. Please follow the instructions that are recommended by Ecohardwood

7. The ingress of sand and or dust onto the floor should be prevented by installing a suitable mat by the entrance door(s).

8. Liability arising from this WARRANTY is restricted to hidden defects. These are defects that were not visible before or during the installation of the floor.

9. The WARRANTY can only be invoked if the surface wear layer area damaged for each board is greater than 1 sqm. Oil wear is not classed as surface damage as this represents additional protection and is subject to correct maintenance practices / periodic re-application.

10. The surface wear layer represents additional protection to the timber and is not a structural element therefore subject to a 12month WARRANTY

11. Ecohardwood reserves the right and must be offered the opportunity to inspect the complaint and, where applicable, to inspect the floor in its installed condition.

12. This WARRANTY is on a sliding scale. When it is applied, an account must be taken of a fractional reduction in value caused by wear and tear of 1 part per year. i.e. a 10-year WARRANTY = 10 parts.

13. These limited warranties do not cover conditions caused due to incorrect installations done in a way that is contrary to the ECOHARDWOOD installation instructions.

14. These limited warranties do not cover conditions caused by improper use, or maintenance, such as:

Should you feel that you have to make a claim, you should contact your retailer/Ecohardwood as soon as the complaint is noticed. A proof of purchase is necessary to process your claim quickly and efficiently.

We popped down to the showroom last year and ordered 2-layer Ivory, brushed character planks which we saw online. It was worth the journey as the planks are as beautiful as we thought. We also wanted flooring that the builder would enjoy working with as there is a lot of floor. Fircim Bici (our builder) was really impressed with the quality. But most of all, we have lived with this floor for five months and had many comments as it how beautiful it is.
Highly motivated approach to customer service, exceptionally high quality flooring, delivered exactly on the day that was first estimated, extremely pleased and satisfied with the whole experience and will be placing another order in the next month or two for phase 2 of my flooring project.
The product was of excellent quality and very well finished. Beautiful solid light oak, planed on all faces and accurate. Speedy responses to queries before I placed my order, and then a completely smooth experience of ordering and receiving goods. Arrived well packed - really excellent experience - highly recommend Ecohardwood Ltd
We recently collaborated with Ecohardwoods for our project in Ealing, and I must say, the experience was outstanding. A special thanks to Irmantas for his invaluable assistance. His expertise in engineered wood was evident in the quality of materials we received. The precision and quality of their engineered wood contributed immensely to the aesthetic and durability of our project. Our clients were extremely pleased with the results. Kudos to Irmantas and the Ecohardwoods team for their exemplary service and top-tier products. Highly recommend them for anyone in need of premium engineered wood supplies.
Hamilford Design have used Ecohardwood floors across multiple projects. The product is incredible and the team are extremely professional and efficient. We look forward to working with them in the future!
Ecohardwood Ltd - Hardwood Oak Flooring & Engineered Wood Floors London
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