1. All material prices are inclusive of VAT.
2. This is a firm price if accepted within six weeks.
3. Rustic/Natural grade wood flooring may contain knots, white sapwood & natural shade & grain variation. Brighton Flooring will not accept any abortion of work due to the natural characteristics of the wood.
4. Knots & crack fill maybe required on rare occasions due to the nature of the natural product
5. Please note that there will be dust accumulated & you may need to dust & clean the room/rooms after the installer has finished fitting your floor.
6. Please note customers are responsible for the disposal of all waste material produced from the work carried out to their property. All waste will be neatly bagged & left in a convenient location of your choice. (Sorry this is due to the price of disposing of commercial waste).
7. If a product has been ordered & no longer required it is subject to a 40% handling charge on return.
8. Non-standard doors, i.e fire doors will be charged separately by the installer.
9. Additional charges may be applied to the installation price if additional preparation work is required to level or make good the sub-floors prior to installation.
10. Due to the nature of the work & problems we may encounter, jobs may overrun the estimated completion time.
11. No allowance has been made for the removal or reinstatement of furniture, there will be a charge of £45 an hour for removing and reinstating furniture.
12. Please note whilst every care is taken, old paintwork on architraves, doors & hedges may crack & chip due to the nature of the work. . Any remedial work & decoration will be the client’s responsibility.
13. We regret the floor installers do not disconnect kitchen appliances. Whilst every care is taken, any movement of these appliances must therefore, be at your own risk.
14. Should you find this estimate acceptable please confirm your preferred installation date.
15. Brighton Flooring requires full payment of materials prior to the installation date.
16. On completion, please check the work is to your satisfaction by inspection with the tradesmen. We have provided a customer satisfaction form to be signed on completion
17. Please note the independent floor installer is responsible for any remedial work or fitting faults & will offer his own warranty on completion.
18. Outstanding balances are due in full on completion, we reserve the right to charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate for the time being applicable under the late payment of commercial debts (interest) Act 1998. Brighton Flooring Limited registered office: 30 New Road, Brighton BN1 1BN UK. Company registration 4569296, VAT registration 824626722
Looking after your new floor
Of course, you will want to make sure that you give your new floor the best possible care and attention, even though you will find that a varnished wooden floor will maintain its finish and resist wear and tear with the inimum of effort. The brushes on a good vacuum cleaner tool, or a simple soft broom, are the perfect way to keep your floor clean and dirt-free.
Taking steps to prevent dirt from reaching your floor in the first place can also help preserve it. By installing barrier matting at your entrances, you can minimise the amount of dirt that is brought in, thus reducing the likelihood of scratches from grit or other materials, and keeping your floor surface in tip-top condition.
Every now and then, your floor will benefit from a little additional cleaning. This can be done using a swivel-headed flat mop and small amount of proprietary floor cleaner, which ensures that almost all marks and stains can be removed easily.
Occasionally you may encounter more stubborn stains, which can be tackled using the same floor cleaner, applied sparingly with a soft cloth. You will find they disappear with the minimum of effort.
However, please note that a traditional mop and bucket are not suitable for cleaning your floor, because too much water will spoil the surface over a period of time.
Longer term care
After some years, you may find that your floor loses its initial shine and warmth, and begins to look a bit tired. Naturally, you won’t need to consider this problem yet, but when you feel your floor needs some rejuvenating, simply contact us and we can advise you on the best method of floor restoration to return your wooden floor to its former glory.
An Oiled Finish
Floor restoration using an oiled finish creates a totally different appearance from that of a varnished floor. Instead, a gentle lustre is created by the oil soaking into the wood, resulting in a more open ambiance, and giving a matt finish that appears more natural.
Your floor can be kept in optimum condition in a similar way to a varnished floor, by using the brushes on a vacuum cleaner or a soft broom. Preventing dirt from reaching your floor, by using effective mats, should also be an essential part of your floor-care routine.
Again, occasional cleaning with a flat-head mop and floor-care kit, such as the Bona system, will give your surface a regular boost, restoring it to excellent condition. And as with a varnished finish, getting your floor too wet when cleaning will result in the oil being leached from the wood, leaving it in a dry condition. This spoils the appearance and leaves it open to further damage.
Longer term care
Over time, your floor may begin to look a bit dry, and lose some of its depth of colour and lustre. However, it’s a simple task to restore it, and we can advise you on the best products to use, depending on your individual circumstances. Just contact us when you feel you require floor restoration.
The use of floor tape
Of course, it’s essential to ensure that floor coverings don’t slip and cause accidents, but using double-sided tape can cause serious damage to your floor. Whether you have a varnished or an oiled finish, you should NEVER use strong double-sided tape to secure rugs and mats. The adhesives used in these high-tack tapes can penetrate the wood in your floor, damaging your cherished surface by causing it to lift from the upper layer of the wood. In serious cases the surface may come away from the wood completely. Using non-slip underlay is the best way to ensure maximum safety in your home whilst protecting the surface of your floor. Should you need to attach a covering to your floor, such as a decorator’s sheet, always use low-adhesive tape for the minimum possible amount of time, and remove it very carefully as soon as the work is completed, to avoid causing damage.