If you buy with us online or over the phone, the below terms and conditions will apply. please feel free to contact us if you have further questions and one of our team members will assist you as quick as possible.
In these Terms:
“Website” means Our website at garagefloorsdirect.co.uk.“Goods” means the goods which We will supply to You in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
“Order” means an order which You place with Us detailing the Goods You wish to buy from Us.
“We/Us/Our” means Big Mats Limited (company number 10809610) of Unit 6 The Causeway, Station Road, Manningtree, CO11 1AA.
“You/Your” means you, the person using Our Website and/or buying Goods from Us.
+44 (0)1206 390 572
1.1 The Terms in Section A explain how Our Website must be used. They apply to ALL users of the Website. Section B also applies when You buy Goods using the Website or over the telephone. We may amend the Terms from time to time and you are advised to check them regularly for any changes which We make.
SECTION A: Terms of Website Use
2.1 The information on this Website is in English, all communications shall be in English and the Website is designed to comply with English law. You may be viewing the Website in a market in which we do not commonly sell our goods and We cannot be held responsible for non-compliance with any local advertising or other laws in relation to this Website or its contents. We may restrict access to some parts of the Website to users who have registered with Us. 2.2 This Website is operated by Big Mats Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with Company Number 10809610. Our registered office is Unit 6 The Causeway, Station Road, Manningtree, CO11 1AA and our VAT registration number is GB325869665. We are a private limited company.
You must not yourself or allow anyone else to publish, copy, distribute or modify any of the content of this Website. Anyone may view this Website and print pages from it for personal use only, for browsing Our products and placing an Order with Us. Any other use is strictly prohibited without Our prior written consent. You must not make any copy of any material from the Website for any business related use whatsoever. You must not in any way copy, reproduce or use any trademarks, logos or brand names which appear on the Website. Linking to Our Website on other websites is at Our discretion and We may require that You stop providing links to Our Website at any time. We may use any information which you upload to Our Website as We decide and We may also disclose that information to a third party.
We have taken great care in compiling this Website but neither We nor Our directors, employees or other representatives or any other companies within Our group of companies will be responsible for any damages, losses or costs however they arise as a result of Your use of or reliance on the Website. Although We aim to provide information which is accurate and up to date, We do not guarantee to do so. You are responsible for making sure that Your reliance on this Website is suitable for Your own purposes and the information which We provide is not intended to be advice which You should rely on. The information contained on this Website is provided on an “AS IS” basis and We exclude all warranties and representations of any kind with respect to this Website and its contents to the fullest extent which the law allows.
We may change, remove or in any other way adapt the content of Our Website at any time and without advance notice.
We may provide links to other websites. If we do this, those links are provided for Your convenience only and We cannot be responsible for the content or availability of those websites or Your use of them.
We do not guarantee that this Website will always be available or be free from error, virus or similar.
We are under a legal duty to supply goods that are in conformity with the contract and we aim to ensure that the product images on Our Website are as accurate as possible but there may be slight colour variations between the Goods and the images shown online.
We do not guarantee complete accuracy in sizing and the tolerance of provided sizes on all mats is between +0.08% and -0.08%. These tolerances should not affect the ability of the mats to interlock together. All EVA foam mats have a cooling period during the manufacturing process and is not possible to achieve 100% dimensional sizing on final output.
Submissions or comments which are in any way defamatory, abusive, obscene, unlawful, sexist, racist or which may in any way cause offence to any person are strictly
prohibited. You must not use any abusive language, be aggressive, swear, threaten, harass or abuse any other person including but not limited to other users of this Website.
All information which You submit should be accurate, truthful and should not be copied.
You must use Your own identity at all times when using the Website and should ensure that all information which You provide is accurate and up to date to the best of Your knowledge. You must not use information about any other person except if You have their permission to do so.
You must not corrupt the Website, flood it with information causing it to malfunction or use any features which may affect the Website such as any worms, viruses or similar harmful elements. The use of spam (that is, multiple, unsolicited or undesired bulk e-mails) is also forbidden.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage which You suffer as a result of any harmful material infecting Your computer, data or other material due to Your use of Our Website. If You have a password as part of Our security procedures, You must treat that information as confidential and must not disclose it to anyone.
We may refuse access to this Website to anyone who does not comply with these Terms.
SECTION B: Terms of Sale Online & Telephone
6.1 The Website displays Goods which are advertised for sale and gives information about them. By advertising Goods on the Website, We are inviting You to place an Order with Us. If You place an Order, We are not obliged to accept that Order and the Contract between Us will only be formed if and when We accept Your Order. Neither submitting an electronic order form, nor completing the checkout process constitutes Our acceptance of Your Order. Our acceptance of Your Order and the completion of the Contract between You and Us will take place upon despatch to you of the Goods. You may include any number of items within a single Order, subject to any restrictions set out in these Terms or on the Website and each Order which You place will be a separate Contract between Us. We reserve the right to refuse to supply Goods to any person.
6.2 Any variation of the Contract must be expressly agreed between You and Us.
6.3 The following paragraphs explain the process which You will need to go through to place an Order and how the Contract for the sale of Goods between us will be formed. This section also explains important information about payment and delivery.
Step 1 – Choosing your Goods
You can select a product for purchase by clicking on the item which You are interested in and then clicking on “Add to Cart”.
Step 2 – Reviewing Your Cart
You can review the products which You have added to Your cart. You can change the contents of Your cart by amending the quantity of Goods You want to order (which may be subject to a maximum number of items, per size from time to time), removing any unwanted items by clicking ‘Remove’ and viewing the cart total value.
Step 3 – Going to Checkout
Once You have finished shopping, You can proceed to Checkout by clicking on “Proceed to Checkout”. You should check the Cart details at this stage very carefully as this is the final stage in the Order process at which You can change the Goods which You want to Order.
Step 4 – Delivery Location
You will be asked to choose your delivery location for the Goods in your Cart.
You can also enter any promotional code which You may have. Entering a valid promotional code and clicking ‘Continue to Checkout’ will update the cart total in the next step. Step 5 – Completing Your Address and Delivery Details
You will be asked to enter Your billing address. You will have the option of selecting the same address for Your delivery address. Alternatively, You can enter a different delivery address. You must provide us with the correct address details. We will not be liable for any delay to or failure of delivery as a result of Your failure to provide accurate address details.
You will have the opportunity to add any additional information, such as delivery instructions and references.
You should check the address and contact information details at this stage very carefully as this is the final stage in the Order process at which You can correct any mistakes. Step 6 – Your Order Summary and Payment Information
You will then need to choose Your payment method. If you choose to pay online You will be directed to a secure third-party payment provider where you can enter Your payment details. By clicking on “Proceed to Payment”, You are confirming that You have read, understood and accepted these Terms. The third-party payment gateway will then ask for your payment information.
At this point Your Order will be submitted to Us and a copy sent to the email address You provided.
Step 7 – Placing Your Order
Once You have entered all the relevant information you will be asked to ‘Proceed’. The third-party payment provider will then seek authorisation from your bank for the transaction.
Step 8 – Order Acknowledgement
Once We have received confirmation that Your payment has been authorised, a screen will appear, thanking You for Your Order. You will be given an Order reference and an e- mail will be sent to You to acknowledge Your Order. It will confirm the Goods, price and any delivery charge. Print a copy of the Order acknowledgement and e-mail and keep them for Your records. Please note, Our acceptance of Your Order (regardless of the content of any emails we send you) will only take place on despatch of Your Order.
6.4 We may refuse Your Order or cancel Your Order if we decide it is reasonable to do so which may include circumstances where:
6.4.1 We are unable to obtain authorised payment or the payment process is incomplete; or
6.4.2 We identify a product or pricing error on the Website; or
6.4.3 You fail to meet any criteria for eligibility of purchase which We may impose from time to time; or
6.4.4 We suspect that Your Order is related to fraudulent activity; or
6.4.5 You fail to submit all necessary and relevant details to allow Us to fulfil the Order; or
6.4.6 Goods are unavailable or out of stock.
6.5 We may contact You by telephone or email to verify details before We are able to process and despatch Your Order or We may be unable to accept it. For example, We may do this if Your Order is of particularly high value.
6.6 The Goods shown for sale on this Website are intended for private, consumer use and You must not resell Goods or offer them as a commercial enterprise. We reserve the right to limit the total value of Goods which can be included in an Order. If the total value of Goods in Your cart exceeds the limit which We may choose from time to time, then We will contact You.
7.1 For orders over the value of 100 GBP, You may choose to pay by proforma invoice or purchase order. If Your order qualifies, You will able to select ‘Pay by Proforma Invoice’ or ‘Pay by Purchase Order’ at Step 6 above. You have the option to add a reference code at this stage. When you click ‘Pay by Proforma Invoice’ or ‘Pay by Purchase Order’ You will be asked to confirm Your order. By clicking ‘OK’ at this point Your Order will be submitted to Us and a copy sent to the email address You provided.
7.2 You will be given an Order reference and an e-mail will be sent to You to acknowledge Your Order. It will confirm the Goods, price and any delivery charge. Print a copy of the Order acknowledgement and e-mail and keep them for Your records. Please note, Our acceptance of Your Order (regardless of the content of any emails we send you) will only take place on despatch of Your Order.
7.3 The provisions in paragraphs 6.2 and 6.4 also apply to telephone Orders.
8.1 You may also place an Order over the telephone by calling Us on 01206 390 572
8.2 Our usual opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
8.3 Calls are charged at no more than the standard rate.
8.4 If you place an Order, We are not obliged to accept that Order and the Contract between Us will only be formed if and when We accept Your Order. Placing Your Order over the telephone does not constitute Our acceptance of Your Order. Our acceptance of Your Order and the completion of the Contract between You and Us will take place upon despatch of the Goods. You may include any number of items within a single Order, subject to any restrictions set out in these Terms or specified over the telephone and each Order which You place will be a separate Contract between Us. We reserve the right to refuse to supply Goods to any person.
8.5 You will be asked to provide Your delivery address. You will also need to provide Your billing address. You must provide us with the correct address details. We will not be liable for any delay to or failure of delivery as a result of Your failure to provide accurate address details.
8.6 You will then need to choose Your payment method and provide Your payment details. Please be very careful to provide us with accurate information as We will not be liable for any loss or failure of delivery as a result of Your failure to provide the correct payment details.
8.7 We will ask You to confirm that You wish to place Your Order. You agree that by confirming You wish to proceed, you accept these Terms and acknowledge that You will be under an obligation to pay.
8.8 Once We have received confirmation that Your payment has been authorised, You will be given an Order reference and an e-mail (where You have provided an e-mail address) will be sent to You to acknowledge Your Order. It will confirm the Goods, price and any delivery charge. You should keep this e-mail for Your records. This correspondence does not constitute Our acceptance of the Order.
8.9 The provisions in paragraphs 6.2 and 6.4 also apply to telephone Orders.
9.1 Prices and delivery charges are as published on the Website when We accept Your Order. Prices include VAT and are in pounds sterling. Delivery charges are shown separately. All applicable delivery charges are as stated on the Website or as specified over the telephone at the time You place Your Order. The delivery charge for the Order is shown on the shopping basket page below Your chosen items. This means that if You order more than one item, there is no delivery charge for the additional items. 9.2 We may amend prices at any time. Where there is a difference between a price at the time the Order is made and when we ship Your Order, We will inform You by email or telephone and ask You if You wish to proceed. If you decline and for any reason payment has already been taken, it will be re-credited to Your credit or debit account. 9.3 Offers and promotions on the Website are subject to availability and We may change or withdraw them at any time and without notice. Nothing shall oblige Us to maintain offers or promotions for any period. Additional terms may apply, details of which will be displayed.
9.4 We must receive payment for the Goods in full before they are despatched.
9.5 We accept payment via PayPal and most major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. You must only use a card if You are the named card holder. By placing an Order, You confirm that You are the authorised card holder. All credit and charge card holders are subject to validation and security checks as well as authorisation by the card issuer and any additional terms imposed by the issuer. If the issuer does not authorise payment, We will not accept Your Order and will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
9.6 Your card provider may charge You for using Your card. Please check the terms and conditions with Your card provider carefully and in advance of submitting Your payment details.
9.7 If there is not sufficient stock of Goods, at time of ordering, we will notify you by e-mail or telephone and provide a best available date or offer and alternative product. We will do this as soon as possible and by no later than 7 (seven) working days from the date of your Order. We will not be responsible for any compensation if Goods which are not available for any reason at the time of your order being placed. If you wish to cancel your order and have paid online, We will refund your order in full within 7 (seven) working days from the date of your Order. There may be a delay, subject to your bank, between a refund being processed and it appearing on your bank statement.
9.8 For Invoice and Purchase Orders We also accept payments by cheque and BACS and We reserve the right to hold goods until We receive confirmation that these payments have cleared.
10.1 You may request to cancel up to 1 hour of placing your order. After this period You, or customer services, will not be able to cancel your order. However, you can return any unwanted items for a refund once you’ve received your order within 14 days of the day after You receive the Goods. This is the “Cancellation Period” in accordance with the Consumer Rights Directive (previously the Distance Selling Regulations). The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day on which You acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by You acquires, physical possession of the last goods in the consignment.
10.2 To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us (Big Mats Ltd, Unit 6 The Causeway, Station Road, Manningtree, CO11 1AA, email@example.com, 01206 390 572) of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement. You may use the cancellation form provided, but it is not obligatory. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.
10.3 You must return the Goods to Us within 14 days of notifying Us that You wish to cancel by sending them to:
Big Mats Limited
Unit 6 The Causeway
10.4 We will not be responsible for any costs associated with returning the Goods to Us.
10.5 If the nature / size / volume of the Goods means that You cannot return them by regular post, You will be responsible for the cost of employing and engaging a Courier to return the Goods to Us; if you contact Customer Services we may be able to provide You with an estimate of an approximate courier cost.
10.6 If You want to return only part of Your Order, You may not be entitled to a refund of the delivery charge.
10.7 You must take care of the products before You return them to Us. We may reduce the amount We refund to You if You use them, damage them or otherwise do something beyond what is reasonably necessary to examine them that reduces their resale value.
10.8 You do not have the legal right to cancel any Goods which have been personalised to your requirements (for example mats that have been fitted by a third party or mats featuring Your company name or logo).
10.9 If you simply want to exchange the Goods You have ordered, you can do so within 28 (twenty-eight) days of the day after You receive the Goods.
If Things Go Wrong
10.10 We warrant that the Goods which we supply are of satisfactory quality and are fit for the purpose for which Goods of that intended nature are commonly supplied.
10.11 If You return Goods to Us for a reason other than if you change your mind, We will inspect the Goods and either replace them or refund the full purchase price for Goods if we accept that there is a manufacturing defect or other fault in the Goods. This is subject to You returning the Goods to Us within a reasonable period.
10.12 We will replace the Goods or refund you provided that the defect or fault is not caused by usual wear and tear, general use, damage caused deliberately or accidentally, Your negligence or if you fail to follow product instructions or if the Goods have been misused, altered or repaired without Our approval. Any refund will also include any delivery charges which You have paid and Your cost of returning the Goods to Us. If We do not find any fault or defect then Your cancellation and refund rights are limited to those set out in Clauses 9.1 to 9.9 above although this does not affect your statutory rights. Subject to Clause 10 below, the remedy in this Clause 9.12 represents our entire liability to You for any claim in respect of the Goods which the law provides, in so far as We are permitted to limit Our liability to You.
10.13 If You believe that Goods have a manufacturing defect then you should not make any further use of them before returning them to Us. Nothing in these Terms shall affect Your statutory rights. These are Your rights granted by law and which cannot be changed by Us.
10.14 We will aim to process Your refund or replace the Goods as soon as possible but will do so within 30 (thirty) days of You returning the Goods to Us. We reserve the right to send any Goods which You claim are faulty to Our inspections team.
10.15 Whenever You return Goods to Us either because you believe they are faulty, you may be required to prove or demonstrate the suspected fault. We ask that Goods are returned to Us, either by recorded delivery or courier so that You have proof of posting. We will not be responsible for Goods which are lost or damaged in the post.
11.1 NOTHING IN THE CONTRACT OR ELSEWHERE WILL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT OUR LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY OUR NEGLIGENCE OR ANY LIABILITY FOR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION OR FRAUD OR LIABILITY WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IN RELATION TO CONSUMER PROTECTION RIGHTS OR FOR ANY OTHER MATTERS WHICH IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL FOR US TO EXCLUDE. YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS ARE NOT AFFECTED.
11.2 TO THE EXTENT THAT WE ARE LIABLE TO YOU IN RESPECT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, FOR NEGLIGENCE OR FOR ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN RELATION TO THE GOODS OR THIS CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE TIMES THE TRUE COST PRICE OF THE GOODS WHICH ARE THE SUBJECT OF THE LIABILITY, PAID BY YOU TO US.
11.3 Some of the items which We offer for sale are recreational play items and may not be suitable for sports or other activities. You should therefore satisfy yourself at all times that items are suitable for the type of sports or general activity or use that You intend to use them for.
11.4 Cleaning and maintenance of the mats sold on this website is entirely the responsibility of the buyer, We offer no cleaning guarantee to meet buyer expectations whatsoever. The mats sold on this website are simple to clean as advised per Our manufactured standards.
11.5 In general use Rubber and Composite tyres are not problematic when used in conjunction with Our tiles(car, motorbike, fork truck). Some tyres including car performance tyres however can contain a chemical that may cause staining (vulcanisation/ plasticiser migration). This will not damage the PVC tiles in any way but We recommend choosing a darker colour to minimise the impact of any possible staining, for which We are not responsible of liable for in any way whatsoever. For non-industrial appliances We also recommend the application of a Vinyl/ Laminate Dressing or Sealer to the PVC tiles which will aid maintenance and cleaning. This is particularly important if You are using a lighter coloured tile.
11.6 Seasonal temperature variations, especially areas exposed to direct sunlight and greater than 18 degrees or more may cause some tiles / mats to expand. Floor mats/ tiles that are laid or installed without an expansion gap around the outside or with large/heavy items resting for prolonged periods may be at risk. Temporarily removing these items during seasonal temperature changes to alleviate any ‘choking effect’ is advised. Please note the quality of the mats/tiles is not affected by these seasonal temperature changes, ensure that expansion gaps are applied during the initial install and fit. We do not accept any liability for mats or tiles fitted or installed, loose laid or otherwise which may be affected by seasonal temperatures or direct sunlight. Particular care must be taken when using Our PVC and Rubber mats/ tiles outside. Long-term or permanent outdoor use is generally not recommended as this is not their intended use. This especially applies to areas exposed to direct sunlight or above 20 degrees Centigrade. Temporary use may be OK.
12.1 We aim to deliver the Goods within the indicative time-scales shown on Our Website. References to “working day” shall mean any day of the week excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays. However, time is not of the essence for delivery or performance and all delivery dates specified on our Website and in any correspondence are estimates only. This means that We will not be responsible if Goods are delivered outside those times and We will not be liable for the consequences of any delay. If We are unable to deliver the Goods within the indicated time-scale, We shall use reasonable efforts to tell You this by e-mail and give an amended delivery estimate.
12.2 If You Order more than one product, We do not guarantee that all Goods will be delivered to You in one delivery and We reserve the right to deliver in multiple consignments. 12.3 Ownership of the Goods will only pass to You upon delivery of the Goods. The Goods will be at Your risk from the time of delivery and You should therefore take reasonable care of them.
12.4 If the Goods or quantity which You receive are not as You ordered due to Our error then You should inform Us by telephone, email or letter using the contact details set out at Clause 10.2, as soon as possible after You receive the Goods and become aware of the error. We will make good any error. We will also reimburse to You any delivery costs which You incur in sending the incorrect Goods back to Us. However, we ask You to contact Us in advance to arrange Your return. Any Goods which You receive in error and intend to return should not be used by You.
12.5 Goods will be delivered to the delivery address which You provide in the Order process however delivery practices may vary depending on which carrier is delivering the Goods. You must provide a valid address for delivery. The delivery method which We use may vary depending on the nature and number of the Goods. We shall select what We think is the most appropriate delivery method for the Goods. For further information on deliveries please see delivery info in the help section.
IMPORTANT: It is essential that you notify us of any possible restrictions to access your delivery address when placing your Order. In particular you should consider parking, vehicle access, lifts and staircases. Failure to do so could result in a failed delivery along with a re-delivery charge.
12.6 We reserve the right to make alternative arrangements for delivery, which will depend upon the carrier We use to deliver the Goods. This may include leaving the Goods with a neighbour or in a safe place in or around Your property.
12.7 If the Goods are not delivered on the date expected you should notify us of such non-delivery within 30 days of such failure of delivery.
12.8 As a result of various international carrier restrictions, certain products We sell are not eligible for international delivery. This will either be detailed in the item product
description, at the checkout stage when You add such items to Your basket or, in limited circumstances, We may have to cancel Your Order and issue You with a full refund.
13.1 We will not be in any way responsible to You for a failure to sell Goods which You wish to buy or otherwise for a failure to comply with Our obligations under the Contract or any costs or liabilities which You incur as a result of any circumstances beyond Our reasonable control including but not limited to any act of God, flood, fire, trade dispute, lack of third party materials or services or terrorist acts.
13.2 The Contract between You and Us is binding. You may not transfer or assign Your rights or obligations to another person without Our express agreement. We may transfer or assign Our rights and obligations under the Contract or appoint third parties to assist Us in performing Our obligations at any time provided that this will not reduce Our obligations to You.
13.3 If any clause of this Contract is found in any way to be void by a Court or other competent authority then all other clauses of the Contract will continue to apply.
13.4 If either We or You do not at any time act on any rights which we have under this Contract then it will not affect the rights of either of us to enforce any rights at a later stage. If either of us chooses not to rely on a right which we have, it will not affect any other rights which either of us has.
13.5 This Contract is subject to English law and both We and You agree that any dispute arising under or connected to it will be decided by the English courts.
13.6 We may amend these Terms at any time and without notice to You. Any change will take effect immediately after being posted on the Website and will be deemed to be accepted by any person who uses the Website. Where You have already placed an Order, the Contract will remain subject to the version of the Terms which were in place at the time at which You placed Your Order, subject to any changes expressly agreed between You and Us.
13.7 Nothing in these Terms seeks to exclude or limit any rights available under applicable law which cannot be excluded or limited. This means that these Terms will not change any rights which the law grants to You which that law does not allow Us to change or limit.
13.8 Any notice You send to Us will be deemed delivered as follows, depending on how You send it:
13.8.1 on the day on which it is left if You deliver the notice by hand; or
13.8.2 on the day which it was posted if you post the notice as shown on proof of postage; or
13.8.3 on the day on which it is sent correctly if by fax or email;
And in each case it should be sent to the address set out at Clause 10.3
13.9 A person who is not party to this Contract shall have no right under the Contracts (rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of it which means that only We and You have rights under it. This does not affect any right or remedy of any person which exists or is available otherwise than under that Act.
13.10 The contract is the entire agreement and understanding between Us in respect of its subject matter and will supersede and replace any prior agreements, understandings or arrangements whether written or verbal. We each acknowledge that in entering the Contract neither of us has relied on any representation or promise given by the other or implied from anything said or written other than as specifically set out in the Contract or on the Website. If you are uncertain as to your rights under the Contract or you want any explanation about them please write to, or email our customer services department, at the address set out above.
*For any order over £499