What is your Return / Exchange policy?
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Covered By Surfaces operates on an online-only, low-cost, low-overhead model in order to provide our consumers with the best possible product at the best possible price. Orders are fulfilled as a special exception out of a wholesale warehouse that is set up primarily to ship bulk-only. Because of this, unfortunately we do not have the infrastructure to accept/process returns on products and therefore all sales are final. However, we stand behind our products and encourage you to contact us if quality issues arise. Regarding shipping damage: you should inspect the product at the time of delivery. If the product exhibits damage you should refuse delivery and photograph the damage if possible. Once you sign for a delivery you have accepted the product's delivery condition. UPS small parcel deliveries do not require signature and will be left at your doorstep. Hidden damage should be communicated to us as quickly as possible so we can assist you. **If you are unable to reject the damaged shipment or receive damaged packages and/or product, please do not dispose of anything before contacting us. We will need photos of the packaging or damaged material to make a claim.**
How can I find matching trim/accessories for recently purchased flooring from Home Depot, Lowes, or another retailer?
Our staff are unable to assist with matching trim & accessories for currently marketed flooring purchased at Lowes, Home Depot, or other retailers. In this case please consult your retailer's product page for recommended items (usually down the page under "Complete Your Flooring Project", "Coordinating Items", etc.).
How long will it take to get my order?
We ask that you allow 7-15 business days for your order to arrive to you. Please allow 3-7 business days (three for accessories, seven for flooring) to process your order before you email/call. Keep in mind that until we have confirmed tracking on your order, the status will remain in an "Awaiting Shipment." Once it has tracking information, your status will change to "Shipped." Once it leaves our warehouse and is passed on to the carrier (further outlined below), the timing shifts to them.
I purchased _________ X years ago and cannot find it at my local home improvement store, do you have any in stock?
If you have already searched our site for the product you are seeking and were unable to find it, then it has been discontinued and the inventory has been depleted. Our best suggestion is to take a swatch of your flooring to your local home improvement store and try to find a match there.
Can you match my current flooring with your inventory or something close if I send pictures?
Covered by Surfaces does not have a physical presence and exists 100% online only. There are not any product physically available to compare styles.
Why am I being charged sales tax?
All sales tax is charged based on the tax of the state the flooring is shipped to. There are no exceptions to this.
I live in Canada/Hawaii/Alaska. Can you ship to me?
No, Covered by Surfaces only ships to the continental US.
How can I figure out the amount of flooring cartons I need for my project?
The number of cartons you need is based on the total square footage of the room(s) you are planning to redo. To figure out square footage 1) Measure each room. (e.g. 10’x10’) 2) Multiply the length of each room (in feet) times the width of each room. This gives you the square footage of that room. (e.g. 10x10=100) Repeat for additional rooms. For complex rooms define it in rectangles for measurement and add together as if they were individual rooms. 3) Add all of the rooms together. 4) Under each flooring décor on our website, there is a bullet for the total square footage per carton (this can vary from item to item). (ranging from 12 to 26 sf) 5) Divide your total square footage into the sq. ft. per carton value. (e.g. 100/17.64=5.668) 6) To calculate the number of cartons and account for cuts waste multiply by 1.1 or 110% (e.g. 5.668*1.1=6.234) 7) Round that up to the next whole number for the # of cartons needed to purchase. (e.g. 6.234=7) 8) You are purchasing discontinued flooring so insure yourself some residual attic stock adding an additional carton for a possible future repair!
What is a transition molding and where would I need it?
Transitions connect two types of flooring (e.g. carpet/laminate) or bridge the same floor on either side of a doorway. Our transitions are approximately 78 3/4" in length enough for 2, 36" doorways. Our 4 n 1 transitions can be used as: 1) A t-molding between two raised surfaces of near identical height 2) A laminate to carpet transition 3) A laminate to solid surface transition 4) An end molding at a fireplace hearth or sliding door.
What happens if my order is damaged?
Covered by Surfaces relies on third party logistics providers to ship your order to you. Cartons can get damaged in transit though precautions are taken to minimize that occurrence. We request you be present to receive your order. Do not sign anything until you have thoroughly checked your shipment. If any of the cartons are damaged you may do one of the following: 1) Contact the Mohawk Factory Outlet to describe the issue. 2) If more is available we will ask you keep the delivery and replacement can be shipped at our cost. 3) Refuse the entire order and contact us for your credit request. This allows us to coordinate with the carrier and we can correct and redirect or return without your involvement other than receiving proper credit promptly. It is your responsibility to contact us and we will provide you with your options. If no replacements are available, you will be able to decide if you want to reject the entire order or take partial delivery and a return credit for the damaged cartons.
What does my order status mean?
Awaiting Fulfillment – Your order is waiting to be entered into our order system. Awaiting Shipment – Your order is currently being fulfilled at our distribution center and will be put on a truck to be delivered to your home. Shipped – Your order has left our distribution center and is on its way to your home.