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Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Honey Oak Brushed & UV-Oiled floor
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Atkinson & Kirby 15mm 3-strip Cherry Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm 3-strip Beech Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Oak Brushed & UV-Oiled floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Fineline Oak Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 14mm Oak UV-Oiled floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Fineline Walnut Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 14mm Oak Lacquered floor

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Pre-finished engineered flooring is made up of a 3mm or 4mm wear layer of wood bonded on to a 9mm softwood core with another 2mm softwood layer underneath. Each layer of wood is laid at right-angles to the next one thereby counteracting the natural movement of the wood in each layer and making the finished board extremely stable.

 

Lacquered surfaces

Special acrylic lacquers without solvents or formaldehyde are used in the manufacturing process. Seven coats of lacquer are applied to the upper layer, each one hardened by UV radiation before the next one is applied. This process makes the surface hard as well as scratch-resistant whilst at the same time retaining the individual character of the wood itself.

 

Oiled surfaces

Oil is applied to the top surface of the floor during the manufacturing process and is allowed to dry either naturally or by UV. A brushed & oiled surface undergoes another stage during manufacture where the top surface is brushed to accentuate the natural grain of the wood.

 

On some of the Atkinson & Kirby floors, during the sanding process and before the lacquered or oiled finish is applied, each edge on a board is machined to form either a tongue or a groove. Using a PVA adhesive the tongues and grooves on adjacent boards are then glued together during the installation process to form the finished floor.

 

On the other Atkinson & Kirby floors, during the sanding process and before the lacquered or oiled finish is applied, the edges of a board are machined in such a way that two boards can be interlocked together without the need for any PVA adhesive.

 

Underfloor heating has become incredibly popular in recent years, providing a comfortable, cost-effective and invisible form of heating. Providing the installation guidelines are carefully followed, engineered wood floors and underfloor heating can work very successfully together.Once the system has been installed, the temperature should not exceed 27C in any area - between 20 and 22C is ideal.

 

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) exists to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. The FSC logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests certified in accordance with rules of the Forest Stewardship Council. (Click on the FSC logo to go to the FSC website)

 

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organisation and is an international non-governmental body dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. (Click on the PEFC logo to go to the FSC website)

 

 

 

Warranty

All goods are guaranteed from the date of delivery for the period and under the conditions warranted by ourselves. If any goods are found to be defective during the guarantee period and providing such defects have not occurred through incorrect installation, usage or maintenance procedures, or through the liability of other products or persons, we will at our discretion either rectify or replace the defective part of the goods or refund a corresponding proportion of the original price in accordance with the manufacturer's warranty. All goods should be carefully checked for any visible defects both before and during installation. Any goods which are installed in spite of such defects are not covered by the guarantee. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any consequential loss whatsoever in the event of any claim arising under a guarantee.

The terms of the our warranty are as follows:

INSTALLATION WARRANTY

Atkinson & Kirby flooring is guaranteed for ten years for all residential installations to be free from defects caused as a direct result of faulty manufacture providing the floor is installed in accordance with the Atkinson & Kirby installation instructions, a copy of which can be found in each pack of flooring.

VISUAL APPEARANCE WARRANTY

Atkinson & Kirby boards are carefully inspected by quality control personnel before leaving the factory. However, flooring should be carefully examined by the customer and the installer for any defects prior to installation. In the unlikely event of a defective board being found, it will be replaced free of charge. In the event that a defective board is installed whether inadvertently or deliberately, no warranty shall apply.

STRUCTURAL WARRANTY

All Atkinson & Kirby flooring is manufactured using a sophisticated bonding system with each board being produced under intense heat and pressure to ensure the highest level of quality. In the unlikely event of any structural failure of a board within one year of the installation of the floor, we will at our discretion either repair or replace the defective board free of charge. If failure occurs more than one year after installation but before the end of the warranty period, the liability under this warranty will decrease by 10% of the invoice value each year and will be limited to the repair replacement or refund (at our discretion) to the decreased value for that year.

Atkinson & Kirby floors are not guaranteed for use with electric under-floor heating.

MOISTURE PROTECTION WARRANTY

Atkinson & Kirby floors are specifically designed to withstand the effects of normal moisture or dryness. They are built with a cross-layered base making them extremely stable. Atkinson & Kirby residential floors are therefore significantly more resistant to expansion and contraction than traditional solid hardwood floors. Provided they are installed and maintained in accordance with Atkinson & Kirby installation and maintenance instructions, Atkinson & Kirby floors are guaranteed against damage caused by normal moisture and arid conditions. Should any floor fail under normal moisture conditions during the warranty period, we will at our discretion repair or replace the damaged flooring but we shall not be liable for any costs of finishing.

EXCLUSIONS

The warranties described above will not apply and we will not in anyway be liable in the event of:

Improper Installation - Performance of the floor is highly dependent upon proper installation. Installation must therefore be in strict accordance with the Atkinson & Kirby installation instructions.

Improper Maintenance - Maintenance must be in strict accordance with Atkinson & Kirby maintenance instructions.

Abnormal Environmental Conditions - Atkinson & Kirby flooring products are guaranteed to perform in what we consider to be normal residential applications. Any exposure to excessive heat or moisture may cause damage to the flooring and is not covered by this warranty regardless of cause or source. Any damage caused by environmental conditions outside the tolerances specified in the Atkinson & Kirby installation instructions is excluded from any or all of this warranty. Please note that Atkinson & Kirby flooring is not suitable for use in bathrooms, conservatories, or areas of high humidity.

Misuse - No responsibility will be accepted for any damage caused directly or indirectly through misuse, abuse, accident or use that is not consistent with the Atkinson & Kirby installation instructions. No guarantee either express or implied is given for any damage due to inadequate care or other causes including without limitation, stains; damage caused by worn or narrow-heeled shoes, by the movement of furniture or equipment, by heavy items, by impact, by scratches or scarring caused by pets or other animals, by abrasive or sharp-pointed items, by extreme heat or from moisture caused by wet mopping, spills or standing water.

Alterations or Repairs - Alterations and unauthorised repairs to any Atkinson & Kirby flooring will void any and all express or implied warranties including merchantability or fitness for purpose. Any authorised repairs will not extend the guarantee period.

Reinstallation - In the event that we replace defective boards, we shall not be liable to provide for or incur the costs of removing or reinstalling the defective floor or resurfacing or refinishing the replaced or surrounding floor or to provide for the cost thereof unless and to the extent expressly provided in the warranty description above. No liability to replace or repair shall extend to any sub-floor materials or any other items used in the course of removal, installation or refinishing.

Normal Variances - Wood is a natural and living product. Variations in colour, grain and texture may occur and are not therefore defects and as such no warranty shall apply thereto. Installed flooring will change colour over time and as this is a natural characteristic of wood products, no warranty shall apply. Exposure of all or parts of the installed flooring to direct sunlight may cause variations in colour and such variations are not covered by this warranty.

This warranty is not transferable and is extended only to the original purchaser and for the original installation. All warranties shall expire on sale, transfer or relocation of all or any part of the installed floor.

LIABILITY LIMITATIONS - The above warranty is the only warranty either express or implied provided by ourselves for residential applications involving light to normal traffic conditions. No warranty is provided for Atkinson & Kirby floors in industrial or commercial applications.Except as stated herein no other warranty, express or implied, is provided including any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. No retailer, installer, dealer, distributor, agent or employee has authority to increase the scope or alter the terms or the coverage of this warranty. No agreement to repair or replace shall in any event act to extend the period of coverage of any warranty provided.In no event shall we be liable for any claim loss or damage arising from the purchase, use or the inability to use its products or from any form of special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages including, without limitation, lost profits, emotional, multiple, punitive or exemplary damages, or legal fees. In no event shall we be liable for the costs of old or new materials other than Atkinson & Kirby floors. In no event shall our liability exceed the amount we actually received for the sale of the defective materials concerned. Any claim under the terms of this warranty must be made within two months of the date on which the defects first became known or first should have been discovered. All claims must be in writing and in order to make a claim under this warranty, evidence of the purchase date and the identity of the original purchaser and installation location must be provided. Without such proof, no warranty shall apply.

 

 

 
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Honey Oak Brushed & UV-Oiled floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm White-Washed Oak Brushed & UV-Oiled floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm 3-strip Cherry Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm 3-strip Beech Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Oak Brushed & UV-Oiled floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Fineline Oak Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 14mm Oak UV-Oiled floor
Atkinson & Kirby 15mm Fineline Walnut Lacquered floor
Atkinson & Kirby 14mm Oak Lacquered floor
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