When and why do hardwood floors darken?
Parquet darkens for several reasons. Some types of wood change colour with age and become darker. In addition, the influence of light and sunlight 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 films that keep out 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 is no longer “brand new”. Be careful when carpets are lying on the floor – over time it can become very clear what the floor originally looked like when the carpet is removed again one day. Even transparent floor protection mats allow light to pass through, but filter it strongly. Therefore, colour differences can be expected even when removing them.