Whether wood flooring varies color once it has been fitted, depends to a large extent about the atmospheric conditions from the area the timber flooring has been fitted in and the wood flooring itself that you have selected. Wood is an entirely natural product and as such changes color and form depending upon atmospheric conditions. As a result, it is sensible to expect that solid hardwood floors in particular will change color once fitted.
As a general guideline, most woods change color in response to ultra violet light. In precisely the same way that skin changes color as a result of exposure to sun, wood also changes colour. Funnily enough however, some forests go darker as an effect of exposure to sunlight and many others become milder. Though ultra violet protections can be found, they won’t protect your hardwood flooring 100% from the effects of sun.
Solid wood comes in various grades of timber out of prime through to rustic, with prime being deemed to be the maximum quality, with the corresponding price . Prime standard wood, broadly speaking, will alter colour less than lower levels of timber, including pastoral tier wood flooring.
When you pick your hardwood flooring, there’ll be many things you’ll have in mind. One of course is budget, the others will include such things as whether engineered or solid wood flooring would best suit your project not to mention the color of the timber. Extremely dark (nearly black) wood floors have become very common lately and are at risk of changing colour once fitted if not protected from ultra violet light. Unlike a few of the milder species of timber, such as cherry and walnut, which have a inclination to darken sunlight, the darker colors of wood tend to lighten which can be bothersome.
In order to retain the original color of your hardwood flooring and to help prevent it from changing colour too dramatically, it is a fantastic idea to apply a finish that includes a sunscreen to prevent some of these damaging ultra violet rays. Other functional solutions incorporate the closing of drapes or drapes when the sun is particularly robust or by fitting ultra violet sunscreens for your windows. This is an ideal way of protecting all of your furnishings from changing colour because of exposure to the effects of the sunlight, rather than only your hardwood flooring.