Can you change the colour of your hardwood floor?

timber floorYour hardwood floor starts to look yellowish and you don’t like it at all! Well, it’s natural for hardwood flooring to yellow, darken or lighten overtime, depending on the wood species and the exposure to sunlight. There are many reasons why your hardwood floor starts to change its colour. Constant exposure to sunlight and the age of your floor could play a big role.

Can you do something about it?

Your hardwood floor is subject to change its colour after a while, but it doesn’t mean you can’t prevent it. Floor experts recommend moving furniture and rugs occasionally to allow your hardwood floor to age evenly. Surely, you don’t want to look at your floor and see two different shades on both sides? While you can ensure your hardwood will have the same colour, you can also change the colour of your hardwood floor.

Is it possible to change its colour?

Yes, you can. Many homeowners may not realise it yet, but you can change the colour of your hardwood by refinishing your floor. You can go light, dark or red tones or choose a tone anywhere in between. When refinishing your floor, you can stain your floor in a shade that you like.

When staining your floor, always do a test first. Remember, different wood will accept stain differently. Don’t worry because testing your hardwood floor with stains will not damage it as they will get two more sandings. The important thing here is to check the effect of stain on your hardwood floor and see other colour options before finalising your choice.

Can you change the colour of your hardwood floor?

The answer is a definite “yes”!

If your flooring is really old and damage is already done and you need to replace boards or whole sections give West Coast Timbers a call as we will sell you the exact amount of timber you need. West Coast Timbers can custom cut flooring to suit your needs. Call 9720 2561 week days to discuss your situation and requirements.