Color variation of wood flooring

Color variation of wood flooring

More and more people are fond of wood flooring for their houses, because of its comfort and leisure to houses. However, most of people find it very hard to accept the natural color variation of wood flooring, which they believe would destroy the overall decoration effect for their houses. Thus people would be very fastidious about the perfect and clean color of wooden floors when deciding the flooring for their houses, in order to get perfect wooden floors without any color variation.

As a professional wooden floors manufacturer and supplier, Chancelier Wood Flooring here would like to introduce all information about wooden floors color variation, in a professional way.

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1.the color variation of wooden floors

Color variation means the variation or difference between two colors. The color is determined in 3 main features: color tone, color saturation and color gloss. Color variation is a reflection of difference among these three aspects for one certain color. When customers go to the wooden floors shops, choosing the wooden floors for their houses, they find that nearly all the wooden floors look a little different in colors, some of them in light color, some of them in darker color. Such a phenomenon in wooden floor color is exactly the color variation of teak wood flooring.

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2.solid hardwood flooring has more obvious color variation?

Compared to laminate wooden floors and engineered wooden floors, solid hardwood flooring definitely has more obvious color variation. Solid hardwood flooring is produced with 100% real timber plank of one wood species, which is influenced by sunlight during tree growth and the colors of heartwood and sapwood look different: heartwood color usually is a little darker than sapwood color. As a result, solid hardwood flooring unavoidable appear color variation conditions.

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3.why there is color variation for wooden floors?

1) Natural factor:  during tree growth in the forest, the wood is majorly influenced by weather change, sunlight shining and soil conditions. Thus the woods from the same area appear a little color variation because of the slight influence of natural factors; even for one piece of wood, the wood grain and wood color also appear little different. Heartwood, inside the cutting end, is darker; sapwood, outside the cutting end, looks lighter.

2) Installation factor: as wooden floors has color variation, installation workers should select the color among the wooden floors and install those flooring planks with similar color together, or put those floor planks with obvious color variation to hidden places. Or else, the wooden flooring installed without color selecting and matching looks more obvious in color variation.

3) Environment factor: usually the wood flooring near windows looks brighter or lighter than the flooring in dark site, as sunlight gets inside the house from windows and makes the flooring near windows lighter & brighter.

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4.color variation of wood flooring is a quality issue ?

laminate wooden flooring is an artificial wood flooring, with HDF material and wood grain paper, thus laminate wooden flooring has no wood color variation. Engineered wood flooring and solid hardwood flooring, are all real wood floorings, with its natural color determined by natural environments. As a result, it is not reasonable to require engineered wood flooring and solid hardwood flooring without any wood color variation, which is a natural phenomenon of wood. Even in National Quality Standard for wood flooring, there is also not specific requirement on wood color variation. Little wood color variation for wood floorings is acceptable and more natural in looking.

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How to solve the issue of wood floor color variation?

In order to avoid the obvious color variation of wood flooring to influence the overall decoration effect for the house, we suggest that wood flooring should be installed for the 1sttime as trial installation. During trial installation, selecting flooring planks with similar colors and install these flooring planks gradually from light color to dark color. Put those flooring planks with big color variation to the site for sofa, kitchen or beds. This will decrease the looking effect of wood color variation.

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