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Newfoundland beetle battle goes to court

Jan. 13, 2015 –A Newfoundland couple is taking a hardwood flooring retailer and a flooring manufacturer to court after their flooring was found to have a rare infestation of powderpost beetle.

According to a report from the CBC, the couple from Paradise believe that the infestation of powderpost beetle must have been caused Mercier Wood Flooring of Quebec, who manufactured the flooring, or Atlantic Home Furnishings, the Newfoundland and Labrador retailer who sold them the flooring.

However, both company have stated that, based on treatments and storage methods used by the company, they are not to blame for the infestation. Also, no complaints have come forward from other homeowners who are experiencing the same issue with their flooring.

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