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Tonal changes

The tonal changes in hardwood floorings usually show in areas not exposed to direct sunlight, for example a rug may leave a darker area on the floor when removed. In time, the tone will, however, settle according to the surrounding surface.

UV radiation from the sun causes hardwood floors to slightly change in colour over time. The change in tone is natural and takes place on the woods surface. The lacquers used on the Karelia hardwood floor's surface protect the floor from the effects of UV radiation to a certain extent, but they do not completely prevent colour changes happening on the surface of the hardwood floor.

The changes in the photos represent an average change of colour during the first 1-2 years. The change can also differ from the photos, depending on the amount of natural light and natural characteristics of the wood.

UvAsh UvAshHeat UvBeech UvBeechHeat UvBirch UvBirchHeat
Ash
Patinates
over time
Ash
Amber
Lightens
Beech
Patinates
over time
Beech
Amber
Lightens
Birch
Patinates
over time
Birch
Patinates
over time
UvMaple UvCherry UvJarrah UvMerbau UvOak UvWalnut
Maple
Patinates
over time
Cherry
Darkens
Jarrah
Darkens
Merbau
Darkens
Oak
Patinates
over time
Walnut
Lightens


Please be aware that the photos you see on your screen may not look the same as the natural color tones and character of the actual hardwood floor.