On the Nature of Wood

Wood is a natural product subject to variations from region to region and the season in which it is cut.

Wood is also sensitive to heat and UV light, which over time may change the color of the sample being viewed and subsequently the floor that has been installed.

Changes in color and deepening of wood grain are a natural occurrence.

These changes are normal, commonly referred to as patina and not considered a defect.

Wood is also hygroscopic (it has the ability to attract and hold water) and is subject to changes such as gapping or possible surface distortion and deterioration in a hostile environment.

Careful control of temperature and humidity can help maintain optimal preservation of the floor.

Many factors influence weathering. Prolong exposure to sunlight will slightly discolor the floor.

Water, moisture, mechanical forces and heat will alter the appearance and texture of wood.

Proper maintenance is also key; please read the Nikzad Floors “Maintenance Guide” and visit the “Documents Archive” for further details.

For additional information on the nature of wood, please refer to the N.W.F.A. (National Wood Flooring Association) website for more detailed, technical information.