Passion for refinement
With its narrow planks, a mere 134 mm wide, Stretto creates elegance and openness in your home. The laminate is virtually indistinguishable from a solid wooden floor. The fine micro-V-groove on the four sides of the planks creates the perfect finish for your laminate floor. Installation is easy: with the DropXpress® system the laminate planks fall perfectly into place.
Balterio® laminate flooring offers the best value for money in a wide range of colours and styles. Balterio® takes pride in the styling and durability of its floors and in its commitment to honour strong and reliable warranties. Our flooring meets strict production standards (EN 13329) and is covered by residential and commercial warranties. When it comes to your home, business or family, only the best is good enough.
The legal warranties in the countries of purchase apply without restrictions to the Balterio® products specified below. In addition, in all countries where Balterio® laminate flooring is sold through (approved) distributors, Balterio® provides a commercial warranty as stipulated in the current conditions. If the packaging with the warranty conditions has been lost, you can either consult the warranty conditions on the Balterio® website (www.balterio.com), or obtain them directly from the Balterio® department of Spanolux nv (Ooigemstraat 3, 8710 Wielsbeke, Belgium) (hereinafter referred to as “Balterio®”), or from the distributor and/or the installer of your Balterio® laminate floor.
Before installing the Balterio® floor panels and accessories, these must be thoroughly checked for visible defects under the best lighting conditions. In any case the customer must refrain from installing visibly defective products. Any such defects must be reported to the Balterio® distributor and/or installer or in the ultimate case, to Spanolux at the latest 8 calendar days after purchase. The defective products will be replaced. Any complaints made after this period shall not qualify for the warranty.
In the event of material or production defects in the Balterio® products, Balterio® will replace the deficient products in accordance with the present warranty conditions. This is limited to the replacement of the defective Balterio® product and excludes compensation for any other damage or costs incurred or to be incurred such as, but not restricted to, placement costs and removal expenses.
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For the warranty to apply, the Balterio® laminated floors must be placed indoors in rooms suitable for laminate flooring. Spaces suitable for Balterio® laminated floors are specified on the packaging and on the Balterio® website (www.balterio.com). The laying of Balterio® laminated floors covered by the warranty in spaces other than mentioned on the packaging is possible only after prior explicit permission in writing from Balterio®. The laminate floors are not suitable for: damp and/or humid spaces, including but not restricted to bathrooms and sauna rooms. Rooms with an immediate access to the street need a transition between the street and the room where the laminate is installed.
1. Wear resistance: Balterio® guarantees that with normal use the laminate surface will stay wear-resistant, including delamination or reduced resistance of the wearing surface. However, in the event of products with V-groove, the reduced resistance of the V-groove is not included in the warranty. In addition, a change to the gloss level does not apply as wear of the laminate surface. Laminate is fade resistant, not 100% fade proof. It is generally accepted that all gloss finishes (i.e. paint, glass, furniture or car surfaces,…) are susceptible to superficial fading/gloss variation. This is not considered as a product fault. 2. Stain resistance: Balterio® laminated floor surfaces are resistant to stains such as from red wine, ketchup, etc.
Any damage to the product resulting from a defect that was not inherently present at the time of purchase falls outside the scope of this warranty. This includes damage caused by: 1. inadequate placement, i.e. placement not according to the Balterio laying instructions (as specified on www.balterio.com) and/or without making use of the approved Balterio® accessories such as the Balterio subfloors (ComfortSound Base, ComfortSound Plus and ComfortSound Pro), skirting and profiles in the Balterio® designs/colours (True Matching® colours). A receipt must be presented as proof that the Balterio® accessories were used with the installation of the laminate floor. The Balterio® accessories can easily be recognised by the Balterio® logo on the package. They are also shown in the latest version of the Balterio® catalogue or on the Balterio® website (www.balterio.com). The Balterio® skirting and profiles have “Balterio True Matching Made in E.C.” printed on the rear. The Balterio® subfloors have the Balterio® logo imprint and have the 1 cm² squares printed on them. 2. Non-compliance with the instructions for cleaning and maintenance as described on the Balterio® website. 3. Accidents or inappropriate and inadequate usage. 4. Abnormal wear such as may be caused by spiked shoes, inadequate protection from furniture, grit, sand and other hard materials. Damage caused by sand, dirt or any other abrasive material must be prevented by placing a suitable floor mat at all entrance doors. To determine whether the wear is abnormal, relevant ambient factors, the duration and the intensity of use of the product are taken into account. 5. Water damage caused by ice makers, refrigerators, washbasins, dishwashers, piping or ducts, natural disasters, excessive moisture in concrete slabs, hydrostatic pressure, etc. If water and/or moisture is present on the floor and/or near the skirting, this must be removed immediately. 6. Incorrect removal or replacement of panels. 7. Damage caused by vacuum cleaner frames or by the hard or metal wheels of office chairs or other furniture. With laminate floors, furniture legs should always be fitted with suitable protective material. Chairs, easy chairs/settees or furniture on wheels must be fitted with soft wheels or must be placed on specially adapted protective carpet or plates. 8. Damage caused by corrosive or abrasive substances such as pet urine.
Please keep your receipt. If the Balterio® laminate floor is not installed by the user, but by a floor layer/installer, the latter should provide the user with a copy of the installation and maintenance instructions and the warranty conditions. For warranty-related questions we advise you to contact the Balterio® laminate distributor where you purchased your laminate floor. If your Balterio® laminate distributor cannot provide satisfactory answers to your questions or if you require additional information, please contact: Spanolux NV division Balterio – Consumer Care Service – Ooigemstraat 3 - 8710 Wielsbeke – Belgium. The Balterio® warranty conditions are without prejudice to the legally applicable warranties on Balterio® products. (email@example.com) Balterio® reserves the right to inspect the complaint and claim concerning its product on site, installed or otherwise, and must be given the opportunity to do so. Without prior approval of Spanolux NV division Balterio – Consumer Care Service no repairs or replacements may be made to a Balterio® brand laminate floor for which a warranty claim has been made.