Anytime a major household purchase is made, the homeowner’s first question usually is, “What type of warranty does this product have?”
Laminate flooring is a major purchase for your household, therefore; you should understand what is and is not covered under the warranty provided. With numerous brands of laminate flooring on the market, familiarize yourself with your final choice, and know what laminate flooring warranty covers. A standard 15 year warranty comes with most products in the market today. It is not uncommon to see 10,15, 20 or 25 year floor warranties in the world of laminate flooring. You are probably thinking, “What does that mean?”
This means that you, the homeowner, should understand the installation and cleaning process, in regards to your laminate flooring. In order for your laminate flooring warranty to be valid, you must install the product correctly and use the proper materials while cleaning laminate floor.
Most laminate floors are warranted when installed in dry interior to the original purchaser (warranty is non-transferable) and will cover points listed below:
The laminate surface will not wear through
The floor will not fade due to sun or electrical light
The floor will not stain
The floor will be free from manufacturer defect
Laminate flooring is a very user friendly floor, but keep in mind, the following laminate flooring warranty claims are usually not covered under warranty:
Wrong laminate flooring installation
Improper materials used during laminate floor installation
Installation on uneven subfloor
Laminate flooring not installed for proper use
Water damage from appliances, such as a dishwasher, washing machine, or a shower stall
Scratches or cuts
Note: Residential laminate flooring should not be installed in a Commercial Business Most homeowners never have an issue with their laminate flooring; as most are ready for a different look before any warranty questions ever come into play. Make life easier for yourself and your family, hang onto your receipts and any information you think you may need. Laminate flooring warranty issues should never be difficult, but can be considered a little detour in your home remodeling project. Use some common sense and you and your family will enjoy your laminate flooring for years to come, and most likely never have to address the word, “warranty"