Wood is a natural product containing natural variations in color, tone, and graining. Floor.ca cannot warrant against natural variations in color or any other variations, such as mineral streaks, small knots, and grain variations from plank to plank. Nor can we warrant against natural variations or gloss level between samples/models and installed flooring. Any sample or model shown or used by your seller is for demonstrative purposes only, and such sample or model DOES NOT create a warranty of any kind that the goods you purchased shall conform thereto. Any warranties based on any such sample or models are specifically disclaimed.
Improper Installation: The floor must be installed according to Floor.ca’s installation guidelines. Detailed installation
instructions are included in cartons of Floor.ca hardwood flooring. Damage caused by improper storage, handling, or
installation methods are not covered by these warranties. Improper preparation of, or deficiencies in, the subfloor/floor joist assembly, including but not limited to excessive floor deflection, uneven or irregular subfloor surface (particularly at joints) or voids in the subfloor, are not covered under these warranties. Check to be certain that the subfloor is within structural and manufacturing requirements. Defects or failures of other manufacturers’ products at the subfloor assembly, including but not limited to subfloor material, fasteners, patching compound, adhesives, and other floor coverings are not covered by these limited warranties. In no event shall Floor.ca be held responsible for any damage caused to your hardwood flooring by other manufacturers’ products. Other items not covered under the limited warranties include construction traffic, abuse to the surface of the flooring; use of non-recommended nailers, staplers, or adhesives; end gapping due to mastic memory or improper seating of planks during installation; squeaking, popping or crackling by any cause. (Popping sounds caused by depressions in the subfloor ARE NOT covered under these limited warranties.)
Cabinets and other built-in appliances should be installed PRIOR to the installation of the hardwood flooring. They
should NOT be installed on top of the hardwood flooring. Pre-finished hardwood floors should be installed at the same time as carpets and AFTER finishing the walls to prevent damage from paint, dry wall dust, wallpaper adhesives, and other materials.
Improper Maintenance: Floor maintenance must follow the recommendations outlined in this guide. Damage to the
flooring such as dents, scratches, or dulling of the finish are NOT covered. Wet or damp-mopping your floor with water or other substances are not covered by these limited warranties. In addition, the following are NOT covered under these limited warranties: use of hard floor cleaning machines; use of non-recommended maintenance and floor-care products, including but not limited to oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products, other household cleaners that contain lemon, orange, or tung oils; neglect or abuse of the hardwood floor, including but not limited to not taking proper precautions to protect furniture legs and feet with protective pads to reduce scratches and dents; not using dollies and protective plywood when moving heavy objects; furniture or appliances having dirty or improperly operating casters; spiked and/or damaged heels; pet claws and scratches; falling or dropped objects which can dent or fracture the flooring and finish; and dents or scratches in the flooring caused by furniture, appliances, casters or normal foot traffic.
Improper Environment: Floor.ca floors are not warranted against damage caused by man made or natural disasters,
including but not limited to leaking or broken plumbing, landscape watering/irrigation, fire, flood, earthquake, insect
infestation, or standing water during or after construction. Floor.ca also does not warrant against: (1) moisture infiltration from side walls, through the subfloor or from any source; (2) normal wearing of the finish in high traffic areas, pivot points and seating areas; or (3) other extraordinary circumstances such as extreme low humidity (below 35% for an extended period of time). In extreme low humidity conditions (below 35%), planks may shrink and or exhibit surface checking until the humidity returns to a normal level.
Seasonal Checking: Cracks or checks in the surface of planks due to low humidity, excessively high humidity, or
dramatic fluctuations in humidity are inherent in all wood products and may affect your floor’s finish. Checking is not covered under these Limited Warranties The use of a humidifier/dehumidifier may be necessary to maintain the proper humidity level between 35%-55%. Floor.ca research and experience shows that some species such as Hickory or Pecan are more susceptible to this phenomenon than others and are not recommended in certain regions without the use of a humidification system.
Recoating and Finish Alterations: Alterations to the finish or non- factory applied finishes (finishes applied by the
owner or installer), including but not limited to refinishing or recoating, are NOT part of the Limited Warranty for
residential finish wear stated above and therefore are NOT warranted by Floor.ca.
Natural Sunlight: The sun and its UV rays cause the aging of wood and therefore can cause the stain and/or wood to
fade and/or change color. This includes any showroom sample/models; therefore, fading or discoloration due to exposure to sunlight and its UV rays are not covered by these warranties. Use draperies or shades to help block out most of the sun’s harmful rays. Samples or models in the showroom may also fade, making an exact match to new flooring impossible. Custom finishing and staining of interior millwork and/or cabinets should be done from the actual floor to be installed, not a showroom sample, if a color and/or gloss match is desired.
Special Series, Cabin Grade, and Non Standard items carry a One Year Limited Warranty for Residential Finish
Wear only and Engineered products carry a One Year Limited Structural Warranty when installed in a residential
installation only. NOTE: All warranty exclusions, disclaimers, and limitations, including the available remedies, stated
throughout this booklet apply to Special Series, Cabin Grade, or Non standard items.