Commercial, trade and business customers.

Art-Wood Ltd aims to provide a first class service to all of its customers under very clear terms and conditions. Placing an order on our website or over the telephone means you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The Company means Art-Wood Ltd

The Customer means any customer of the Company.

The ‘Contract’ means any contract for sale of goods by the Company to the Customer.

The ‘Goods’ mean any goods forming the subject of this contract including parts and components of or materials incorporated in them.

Before placing an order please check the specification details for suitability of their intended purpose. If you are unsure about the suitability of any product, then please ask us for advice.

Samples

When possible the company will offer small samples free of charge. Hand finished larger samples are chargeable. Samples are only to be used as a guide and due to their size should not be taken as a true representation of the completed floor. Samples are not indicative of a full size board. When required the company offer a matching service. Any sample pieces given to the company or collected by the company for matching purposes will be kept for no longer than 30 days. After the 30-day period the company reserves the right to dispose of such samples.

Grading

We supply Rustic grade boards on Signature and Premier single plank products these consist of A, B, C, D grades meaning lots of colour variation, knots, splits, rough patches etc. This is normal and does not subtract the quality of the wood flooring,

Wood is a natural product and colour and texture variations will be evident. It is a part of the overall characteristic wood finish and is not to be considered a flaw.

Prime A grade is available on our Chevron and Herringbone products,

please refer to our pricelist for full details.

Stains

Stains and oils tend to have unpredictable results when being applied to different woods and on different boards of the same oak species. Certain woods like Maple, beach, oak, merbau, birch and Pine do not take stains well and can result in some colour variation.

White tones are not recommended in high traffic areas such as Kitchens and hallways. if you decide to use these colours high maintenance will need to be applied. White floors can show a tendency to yellow under rugs over time.

If clients decided to change colour once colouring has been done, we reserve the right to charge for sanding back to bare wood again

Please remember that colour can fade / bleach and change colour due to UV light. High sunlight areas should be protected by black out UV blinds / curtains

Ordering and measurements

When measuring a floor it is recommended to allow 5 to 10% extra for waste and off cuts. We would ask you to order to the nearest full box size.

Bespoke flooring/Special order items

Bespoke flooring is a special order item. Once the colouring/finishing process has started under no circumstances can any order or any part of any order be cancelled without full payment being due.

No refunds are given on any bespoke flooring items or any special order items post acceptance of, and commencement of order.

Delivery

Deliveries will normally be by national pallet networks or for small orders by other carriers. We cannot guarantee times deliveries and will not be held responsible for late arrivals. Adequate labour etc. must be provided for unloading.

Goods are delivered to kerbside.

The Company can refuse delivery to site if it is deemed dangerous to the driver.

The Company has no responsibility or liability for the unloading of goods on site and for the storage and security of such goods.

All deliveries must be signed for by an authorised person as proof of delivery. We reserve the right to refuse delivery if no authorised signature is obtained.

Any period or date of despatch quoted is an estimate only and the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from delay in despatch or delivery.

Risk in the goods shall pass to the Customer when the Customer or its agent takes delivery of the goods.

The Company cannot be held responsible for non-delivery caused by the existence or apprehension of war, acts of terrorism, declared or undeclared hostilities, quarantine, riots, strike or problems on the roads.

If a delivery is refused or nobody accepts the order, re-delivery will be charged at twice the charged amount.

A 50% handling fee will be charged on all returned goods. Excluded from this charge is the pick-up fee, which is not negotiable.

Delivery in instalments should be treated separately and each delivery is a separate contract.

Please ensure you check the delivery fully. If any damages have occurred, please state on the delivery note as “damaged”. If you have not signed the delivery note as received “damaged” we reserve the right to refuse any replacements. Where possible take digital photographs of the damage and e mail them to us.

Fitting

We suggest you use a professional floor fitter for installing the floor. Adhesive where it is being used should be applied according to manufacturer’s recommendations. Our recommended adhesive manufacturer is STAUF UK

It is the responsibility of the installer and the end customer to inspect boards prior to installation and select the boards to cater for variation in the colour and grain. The seller accepts no responsibility for any costs of labour or product once fitted. Before fitting all sub-floors must be checked for moisture to ensure they are dry.

After fitting the floor should be ready for use although we suggest leaving for over seven days before wet mopping. Take care when fitting not to walk in dirt or building dust as this can damage the surface. To prevent direct damage to the floor try to keep it covered when building work is being carried out.

A top coat is not normally necessary, however once the floor has been installed by a contractor and damage results, depending on the nature of the problem we suggest using a soap to clean the floor and possibly using a maintenance oil.

Regular maintenance of the floor can be done by using the recommended soaping and maintenance programme.

Scratches and stains or other damage caused after fitting are not covered in any warranty. Neither are problems caused by factors outside the control of the seller such as those listed below. This list is not exclusive

  • Fire
  • Water
  • Moisture
  • Excessive heat
  • Use of aggressive cleaning products
  • High heel shoes
  • Sand or grit

Protecting the floor – maintenance

Good practices are necessary to protect your floor

  • The relative humidity of the rooms should be between 40-65% to prevent cracking, splitting bowing etc.
  • Do not let spills, water, wine etc. to stand on the floor for any length of time. Clean up spills and water straight away.
  • Use recommended cleaning methods only. Do not use bleach, wipes, aggressive cleaners or alkaline cleaners
  • Use felt floor protectors on chairs and other items of furniture
  • Do not drag furniture across the floor
  • Avoid walking on the wooden floor with high heel shoes.
  • Do not walk on the floor with footwear that has dirt, stones or grit on the sole.
  • Protect the floor from direct sunlight
  • Rugs should be removed periodically to alloy the floor to be exposed to UV
  • If using masking tape use as low adhesive type and test an area first before doing a large area.

Underfloor heating

Follow the instructions of the screed and adhesive manufacturer for priming, and application.

General notes – engineered wood floors are suitable for underfloor heating and the heating system must deliver 80 W/m2 evenly distributed and the surface temperature must not under any circumstances exceed 25C. In modern houses the relative humidity can fall and it will be necessary to use humidifiers to keep the air between 40-65%.

After installing the heating system and the wood floor carefully follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for controlled and staged heating of the room. Under no circumstances should the surface of the floor exceed 25C and this applies under covered areas such as rugs.

Price and terms of payment

Goods will be invoiced at the prices current at the time of dispatch. Descriptions and prices in the Company’s Trade price list are only applicable while the list is current.

If you are unsure on any pricing alterations these details are available on request.

Unless otherwise agreed payment is required 20th day following month of invoice.

All bespoke order floors require a 30% deposit with order and the balance on or prior to notification of despatch.