Watch Us Make A Floor: Wood Floor Fading

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I know we’ve hit everyone over the head with this during this Watch Us Make A Floor series, but here it is again. Wood flooring is a natural material. This means that even after your installation, your wood floor continues to react to the environment.

Part of what this means is expansion and contraction during different times of the year, depending on humidity levels. But, another thing that plays into this is how your wood floor reacts to light. Many varieties of wood floors tend to change color over time, for instance. This is called ‘photosensitivity’, and some species are more photosensitive than others.

Here’s Rob and Matt to explain a bit more about this effect, and what to do if its a concern.


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Rob Jones

Rob served as Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home from 2007-2016. He is a writer, Dad, content strategist, and music fan.