Terms and Conditions
Consumer Terms and Conditions of Sale
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any products from us. You should understand that by ordering any of our products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
1. Information About Us
Our Sites and our Store are operated by Tiles Porcelain Limited ("we"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 06105053. Our registered office and main trading address is at Tiles Porcelain Ltd, Unit 1, Off Littleburn Road, Littleburn Industrial Estate, Langley Moor, Durham, Co. Durham, England, DH7 8JF. Our VAT number is 934147427.
2. How to Order Products from Us
You can place an order for any of the products by calling our sales line on 0191 3783896 or by visiting our Store. Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy a product or products. All orders are subject to acceptance by us. If you place an order using our sales line, we will confirm such acceptance to you by providing you with written confirmation (usually by email) that your order payment has been processed and your order accepted (the "Acceptance of Order").
3. Consumer Cancellation Rights - Distance Selling Regulations 2000
If you are contracting as a consumer, you may cancel a Contract at any time within fourteen (14) working days, beginning on the day after you received the products. In this case, you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the products and price of delivery in accordance with our refunds policy (set out in section 6 below).
To cancel a Contract, you must inform us in writing or by email. You must also return the product(s) to us within 30 days, in the same condition in which you received them, and at your own cost. When returning the products to us you must ensure the products are appropriately packaged to protect them in transit and that the correct postage is paid. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the products while they are in your possession.
You will not have any right to cancel a Contract under this section 3 in respect of the following products:
- Any products which are purchased by you or ordered by you when you are present at our Store; or
- Any products which are made, specially ordered or tailored to your particular requirements, including but not limited to under floor heating kit, none stock items such as ceramics.
We shall be under no obligation to give you a refund in relation to any product once the fourteen day cooling off period has expired (unless the Product is defective and/or your statutory rights apply).
4. Availability and Delivery
All products are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfill your order we will inform you as soon as possible. Where we have accepted your order, we will use reasonable efforts to fulfill your order by any delivery date agreed between us and set out in our Acceptance of Order, or if no delivery date is specified, within 30 days of the date of your order. If we are not able to fulfill your order within these timescales we will try to inform you as soon as possible.
You must make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of products when we deliver them in accordance with the stated delivery times for the delivery charge you have paid. If you do not accept delivery of the products or we are unable to deliver or are delayed in delivering products because of your actions or omissions then we may charge you and you will be liable to pay us for all costs we incur.
Important Notice: Orders are delivered by various external carriers to the kerbside at your location. Due to insurance and health and safety regulations neither a member of staff nor the delivery company representative are able to transport any goods into a property. Many of our deliveries will arrive on a pallet and will be delivered as close as possible to the agreed site.
5. Price and Payment
Prices contained in any written quotation issued by us shall (unless otherwise stated) remain valid for a maximum of 30 days. Payment for products can be made by credit or debit card, cheque or bank transfer.
6. Our Refunds Policy
When you return a product to us relying on your other statutory rights or rights under your Contract with us (for instance, because you claim that the product is defective), we will examine the returned product and will notify you if we accept your rejection of the goods via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will usually process any refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day we confirmed to you via e-mail that you are entitled to a refund in relation to the product. Products returned by you because of a defect will be refunded in full, including a refund of the delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us, not in excess of the original delivery cost charged by Tiles Porcelain Ltd in sending the items to you.
Adhesives and grout are cement based products and as such their shelf life can be seriously affected if the product is stored incorrectly. Shelf life will be affected if the packaging became wet or was subjected to storage in damp conditions. Once you are in receipt of the goods Tiles Porcelain Ltd have no control over them therefore it is your responsibility to ensure they are stored correctly, if you wish to return goods under DSR they must be returned in the original unopened packaging; failure to do so, and if any evidence of misuse is discovered, we may not accept return.
All goods must be checked by the customer as soon as possible and if any damages are noticed at time of delivery then the Proof of Delivery must be signed stating damaged or possibly damaged. The company requests to be notified preferably where possible by e-mail or fax within reasonable time of delivery of any claims by the buyer of any shortage or damaged goods. For any damages of products, photographs where possible are preferred to be sent within reasonable time of delivery to show the full extent of any damages and information about the extent.
Risk in respect of the goods passes to the buyer from the moment delivery has been completed. We will refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.
7. Our Liability
We would not recommend that you start to install any products, or book the services of a tiler or any other tradesman in connection with any products, before you have received full delivery of the products in question and thoroughly inspected the products to your satisfaction. If you choose to do so, you do so at your own risk and at your own liability concerning any costs or losses that you may suffer as a result. We cannot accept the responsibility after the tiles have been fixed. Fixing the tiles to a substrate means that you have accepted the tiles in their present state so no refunds or replacements will be offered. Please ensure you are happy with the tiles before you start any project.
Please ensure if possible that a professionally qualified installer is used whereby the specified materials and installation methods are followed correctly to minimise installation failure and damage.
Tiles Porcelain Ltd recommends sealing all tiles, irrespective of finish, manufacture, type or material.
8. Samples, Colour & Batch Variations, Under-floor Heating etc.
Whilst we take reasonable care to ensure that all images of products published on our Sites accurately depict the products concerned, we cannot guarantee that the exact colour, texture or qualities of all products will be apparent from such images. We therefore recommend that you order samples of products before placing orders for products.
You should be aware that products made from natural materials (including but not limited to travertine, limestone, slate, onyx, marble, quartz, porcelain, granite) may incorporate naturally occurring variations in colour, texture or other qualities which are considered a feature of such products. You should also be aware that the colour, shading, texture and quality of any products may vary between different batches of the same product. Wherever, possible we will fulfill any single order you place for a particular product from the same batch. However, where you place separate orders for the same products, the products may not be selected from the same batch.
Tiles should be checked for obvious concerns prior to installation. All Quartz tiles sold by Tiles Porcelain Ltd are unsuitable for installation in areas subjected to high levels of sunlight e.g., conservatories/sunrooms/skylights/patio or French doors/picture windows or in thermal conditions such as Under-floor Heating. We would also advise that installation using too much water with adhesive can also cause warping and ought to be avoided; we would also recommend using Tiles Porcelain Ltd tile adhesive. Tiles Porcelain Ltd advise against the use of ready mixed, latex-based adhesives with quartz because this may cause the tiles to warp. You must ensure that the tiles in which you order are suitable to your individual project and the appropriate installation guidelines are complied with.
Tiles Porcelain Ltd cannot guarantee the exact likeness of tiles with coordinating worktops – samples of both should be ordered and approved prior to placing an order. Where material is 100% natural and samples have been submitted, exact matches to the samples cannot be guaranteed because of natural variation. Coloured materials are subject to colour variation.
10. Import Duty
If you order products from our site for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. Please also note that you must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the products are destined. We will not be liable for any breach by you of any such laws.
If any of these terms and conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Please note: We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time.