If colleges taught courses to help homeowners understand manufacturer’s warranties, there would be enough information for several courses. Flooring warranties are no different. Understanding what to look for in the warranty may help you make the right decision in which floors to choose for your home. Like all things we buy for our homes, flooring comes with a manufacturer’s warranty that only covers certain things.
What Should a Flooring Warranty Include?
Depending on the flooring material, a warranty may include different elements. For example, hardwood flooring won’t include a wear or scuff protection clause. However, here are some elements including in most laminate flooring:
- Joint integrity
- Fade resistance
- Scratch protection
- Stain resistance
- Water resistance
There is also coverage of defective planks and likely the layer bond. However, if you install a residential product in a commercial setting, your warranty is likely void. With that being said, it should be logical that your flooring warranties are voided when not properly installed.
What Isn’t Covered
Although the flooring you choose may be water resistant, that doesn’t mean waterproof. And damage resulting from prolonged exposure to water will not be covered. This includes warping, buckling or layers peeling away. Pet damage, dents and scratches may not be covered either depending on how the damage occurred.
Why Choose an Experienced Flooring Company for Your Installation
All warranties can be void with improper installation. This may mean anything from the wrong type of underlayment to failure to prep the subfloor or even installing the wrong AC rating for the application. It can also mean the wrong installation method for laminate flooring.
Authentic Hardwood Flooring offers professional installation of quality products that come with strong warranties. We’ll properly install your new floors so that you get the full warranty coverage. Don’t take a chance installing your floors yourself or hiring a handyman who isn’t experienced. Make sure your flooring warranties remain in effect as they should by calling Authentic Hardwood Flooring for your free quote at (727) 786-6330 today.