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Cork Flooring Variation and Responsibility


1. Natural Product Variation: Cork flooring is a natural product, and as such, it is subject to inherent variations in colour, texture, and pattern. These variations are a hallmark of its authenticity and are not considered defects.

2. UV Exposure: Exposure to UV radiation, including sunlight, can affect the appearance of cork flooring We, Cork in Colour Ltd are not responsible for any changes in the flooring’s appearance due to UV exposure, as this is beyond our control.

3. Architectural Impact: The architectural design and features of the space where cork flooring is installed are the responsibility of the property owner, designer, or architect. We, Cork in Colour Ltd, are not responsible for the architectural choices made in the installation area.

4. Inspection Prior to Laying: It is the responsibility of the purchaser to thoroughly inspect all cork flooring tiles before the installation process begins. Any concerns or dissatisfaction with the tiles must be addressed prior to installation.

5. Skill of the Installer: The quality and craftsmanship of the installation process are the responsibility of the flooring installer. We Cork in Colour Ltd, are not accountable for the skill level or workmanship of the installer.

6. Top Surface Maintenance: Maintaining the top surface of cork flooring, including finishes, is the responsibility of the property owner or occupant. We, Cork in Colour Ltd do not take responsibility for the maintenance of the flooring’s top surface.

7. Complaint Resolution: Any complaints or concerns related to cork flooring products supplied by us, Cork in Colour Ltd, should be directed to the original manufacturer or the importing company. We will cooperate in resolving issues to the best of our ability, but ultimate resolution lies with the responsible parties.

8. Product Quality: We Cork in Colour Ltd, exclusively use products that have been selected based on our extensive experience and assessment of exceptional quality. However, we are not responsible for issues related to the application or performance of these products once they have left our possession.
Note: This disclaimer serves to outline the limitations of our responsibility in providing cork flooring products and services. By purchasing and using our products, you acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions outlined in this disclaimer.

If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding this disclaimer, please contact us for assistance.

Certainly, here’s an expanded disclaimer addressing the intense New Zealand sun and the protection provided by water-based polyurethane, along with the potential need for tinting to correct colour fading:

Cork Flooring and Sunlight Exposure in New Zealand


1. Intense Sunlight and Cork Flooring: New Zealand’s climate is known for its intense sunlight, which can have an impact on cork flooring. Cork flooring is a natural product with inherent variations in colour and texture.

2. Water-Based Polyurethane: Our cork flooring products are finished with water-based polyurethane. While this polyurethane provides a protective layer, it may require more frequent maintenance in areas with extensive sunlight exposure. Cork in Colour recommends a recoat of polyurethane every 2-3 years.

3. Fading and Tinting: Over time, the intense UV exposure can affect the colour of cork flooring. This may lead to a lighter appearance. To rectify colour fading issues, it’s possible to apply a complete coat of colour over the cork flooring. This process may require a more opaque finish to effectively correct colour variations.

4. Lighter Tiles for NZ Climate: We advise our customers, including architects and homeowners, that lighter-coloured cork tiles are best suited for New Zealand’s climate. Lighter tiles are less susceptible to the effects of intense sunlight.

5. Advisory Role: Cork in Colour Ltd takes an advisory role in recommending the appropriate cork flooring products for specific environments. While we provide guidance and information, we are not responsible for issues that may arise due to intense UV exposure or other external factors, including window or door exposure.

6. Responsibility for Maintenance: It is the responsibility of the property owner or occupant to ensure the proper maintenance and care of cork flooring, especially in areas with substantial sunlight exposure.

Note: This disclaimer outlines our recommendations and responsibilities regarding cork flooring products in relation to intense sunlight and fading. It emphasizes our advisory role and the importance of proper maintenance in such conditions.

If you have any questions or require further information on selecting the right cork flooring for your specific environment, please contact us. We are here to assist you in making informed decisions about your flooring needs.

Cork is a sustainably harvested material. No trees are cut down and raw cork is 100% renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Because cork is a natural product, there can be colour variation. Please check all tiles, prior to laying as no claims will be made once the tiles are laid.

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