Parquet darkens for several reasons. Some types of wood change colour due to age and become darker. In addition, the influence of light and sun plays a major role in light wood floors. If the room is exposed to permanent sunlight in summer, the parquet can darken relatively quickly. You can prevent the effect of UV rays with closed blinds or shutters. Window foils that keep you off too much sun are also practical. On the other hand, the darkening shows that wood is a natural material. The parquet floor often looks nicer when it no longer looks “brand new”. Be careful when carpets lie on the floor – then over time it can become very clear what the floor originally looked like when the carpet is removed one day.