The character of a floor can shape the overall personality of an entire house, which creates a lot of pressure to choose your timber well! While this guide can’t make your decision for you, it will introduce you to some of the factors you will need to consider when shopping for timber flooring.
Choosing the Right Timber Colour
A tree’s age can have a huge impact on the colour. With most species, younger timber tends to be both lighter and less dense. For example, sapwood – the newly-grown outer wood of a tree – is so much brighter in colour than the deeper, harder heartwood that you would be forgiven for assuming it came from a different tree entirely!
That said, expect some variation. Even within a single species (even a single tree) the colour can vary significantly. Take this into consideration; the product you ultimately receive may be slightly different to the colour seen in a showroom, brochure or website gallery.