For those that are contemplating having wooden flooring fitted in their home, it is necessary to take into account that timber is a living material and so unlike the wood imitations you can buy on the market.
While the wood may not be part of the tree any longer, and has ceased to grow, it will still change according to the environment in which it is set. However, this needn’t be a problem for householders wishing to install hardwood flooring in their living room or bedroom.
It is just something that you will need to get used to over time. Despite noticing that the floor will take time to settle – usually requiring the full four seasons – the character and warmth that such a floor can give you will certainly outweigh any concerns you may have.
To have to put up with a floor that responds to humidity, temperature and light as it gets used to the room where it is installed is a small price to pay when you consider the many years of use it can give you, not to mention the fact the colour will mellow, deepen and grow even more beautiful over time.