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Lifetime Structural Warranty

Readycork Uniclic is sold with a Lifetime Structural Warranty that covers warping or twisting of any board for the life of the floor, in accordance with the conditions listed below and as a result of product manufacturing faults or defects. Warping and twisting refers to a board independently distorting when compared to adjacent boards. These terms do not refer to cupping or doming. Cupping and doming, refers to the reasonably uniform convexing or concaving shape across the width of the surface of boards installed. Cupping and doming, whilst extremely uncommon, are caused by factors relating to installation or the installation environment. As they are outside the control of the manufacturer, they are specifically excluded from this warranty. It is also important to note that Readycork Uniclic flooring should be installed and maintained in accordance with our Installation Instructions (inside each pack) and Care & Maintenance Guidelines (available in store or from Floorscape Offices). Of course, boards that are visibly faulty or deemed visually or structurally inappropriate prior to installation should not be installed and are therefore also not covered by this or, to the extent allowed by law, any other warranty.

25 Year Residential Wear Warranty

Readycork Uniclic is sold with a 25 Year Residential Wear Warranty covering wear through of the coated surface (to bare cork) in accordance with the conditions listed below. Of course, all Care and Maintenance Guidelines should be followed at all times (a copy of our Care & Maintenance Guidelines is readily available from your Readycork Uniclic Retailer or from any Floorscape Office). A minimum of 5% of the floor area must have worn through to bare cork to evoke this warranty.

Who is covered?

All warranty periods commence from the date of purchase. This warranty is offered to the original purchaser and is not transferrable unless, in the case that a builder or developer purchases the flooring. In this case, the owner of the property 12 months after purchase of the flooring will be entitled to full cover under this warranty.

What is not covered?

• Wear that may be associated with water or liquid damage from any source (moisture ingress from any source into the board). Scratches, stains or indentations of any type are also not covered by this warranty.

• Wear or structural deformation that may be associated with improper installation or improper maintenance procedures. Installation Instructions are supplied in every pack of Readycork Uniclic.

• The instance of surface checking (fine surface splits), gloss variation between boards, colour variation between boards or natural features including irregular particle sizes are considered a natural part of cork flooring and are therefore excluded from this warranty.

• Damage, intentional or accidental, caused by abuse, misuse, stiletto heels, dragged objects, heavy furniture, sand, stones, castor wheels, dropped items etc.

• Labour charges associated with any rectification work. In some cases, and only when a floor has been professionally installed by the retailer or place of purchase, reasonable labour costs may be considered, at the sole discretion of Floorscape.

• Any costs associated with any rectification work required other than the supply of new flooring and scotia beading if necessary. Re-painting, removal of fixtures or furniture, accommodation and any other costs are specifically excluded from this warranty.

How to make a Warranty Claim and What is Covered?

To evoke a claim under this warranty, communication with the retailer that the flooring was purchased from must be made. Proof of purchase will be required when contact with the retailer is made. The retailer will then contact Floorscape to arrange an inspection of the flooring installed, shortly after which a determination will be made regarding the warranty claim. Only if the retailer is no longer trading, direct contact with Floorscape should be established by the consumer. Only an authorized representative of Floorscape can authorise a warranty claim. In the event that a claim is authorised, a remedy will be issued in writing by Floorscape. Remedies will be tailored to suit individual circumstances. Remedies can vary depending on the condition of the floor and warrantable area from full floor replacement to the repair of individual boards. The remedy on each claim will be at the sole discretion of Floorscape. Should board replacement be necessary, new boards from the current batch will be supplied to replace or repair boards. This warranty is in addition to, and has no impact on, statutory rights of any purchaser. Claims must be lodged by contacting the retailer from where the flooring was purchased within 15 days of the problem being noticed.

Acceptable Quality

Readycork Uniclic Flooring is fit for use in internal environments / installations and should not be used externally. Furthermore, Readycork Uniclic should not be directly adhered to a subfloor and must be installed as a floating floor. Readycork Uniclic Floors should be installed in a “cork flooring friendly environment” in which the area is occupied, protected from direct heat and sunlight and where heating and cooling systems are in place and used to control the internal temperatures and humidity. Readycork Uniclic Flooring should not be installed in wet areas including bathrooms, toilets, areas or rooms where a floor waste (water drain) is present or required. Residential kitchens are not considered as wet areas. Obviously, Readycork Uniclic should be installed as per the installation instructions (inside each carton) and maintained in accordance with the Care & Maintenance Guidelines (from your Readycork Uniclic Retailer).

Major Failure

As Readycork Uniclic is a natural product, small blemished in the coated surface and textured undulations are considered normal. In addition, gaps that appear between boards as a result of seasonal or environmental changes can also be expected. The coating used to pre-finish Readycork Uniclic is not scratch or chip “proof” and reasonable care should be taken to avoid scratching, indentations and chips from occurring. In addition, some gloss variation between boards installed may occur. Note that gloss variation, indentations, scratches, chips, gaps or small blemishes are NOT considered as major failure. They are considered part of purchasing a natural cork floor. These definitions are not intended to reduce or diminish the statutory rights of any purchaser.

As the warranties for Readycork Uniclic Flooring deal only with the manufactured goods, installation warranties should be sought from the installation company or individual completing the installation.