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What happens if I don't like the product when it turns up ?

You are covered by the Sale of Goods Act & Supply of Goods and Services. It is within your rights to reject goods on aesthetic grounds but we will ask for you to pay for the return of goods when there is no defect, less 10% re-stocking charge. Samples are available in many products and the photographs on the website whilst we endeavour to be true to the actual material this is subject to screen monitor differences.

How much is delivery, is it included in the price ?
We charge per crate for delivery of wood. Wood flooring is very awkward and cannot be transported by car. It will be delivered to your property on a vehicle with a tail lift and lowered to the ground. It will not be taken into the property. Please make adequate preparation for receipt of your wood flooring. We charge around £50 per crate and there are different amounts of product in each according to the material in question. But larger orders are delivered free of charge. Please email and ask for a quotation.

What happens if the product is damaged when it arrives ?

We ask that you try and ascertain damage before you sign for the goods. All goods must be signed for. In the case of tiles it is not always possible to check the consignment as it may be wrapped in such a way as it is difficult to inspect. but you should order at least 10% extra over to cover for cuts and wastage. Damaged pieces can be used as cuts and you should try especially in the case of hardwood flooring to use all the material.

My timber is warped or cupped ?

  • The floor should never be stored outdoors, directly on a cement or
    concrete floor, in a garage or cellar or anywhere with damp conditions.
  • Customers and tradesmen must ensure that the packs are stored flat and not leaned up against a wall as this can cause excessive bowing to the product.
  • Packs should be stored in the room where they are due to be laid for a minimum of 72 hours prior to laying to allow the timber to acclimatize to local conditions.
  • In a  new Build/Extension, all doors, windows etc must be installed, and all wet trades such as plastering be completed long before the wood floor is introduced into the room.
  • Where a new screed has been laid, moisture should not exceed 5% and the humidity level of the building be no more than 60%
  • It is not recommended that you use hardwood flooring in high humidity areas such as saunas,  bathrooms and wet room
How do I clean my wood floor ?

This depends a lot on how the wood is finished. If a polyurethane varnish has been used to coat the floor then a semi dry mop can be used, but in all cases a soft brush and vacuum is the way to go. If your floor is oiled or waxed then avoid water all together, and do not allow water to sit in between the joins. A very mild soap such as a soap flake solution can be used to lift some dirt but a stronger alkaline will strip the natural oils from the wood. Best to use a proper wood cleaner. Please read

Please ask for info sheet on :

How to lay a wood floor.

or go to our advice page

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