Somerset Flooring

You Should Know

You Should Know

Natural Beauty Means Natural Variations The patterns and color variations created in a living tree are like all of nature—never repeated. Naturally occurring wood characteristics such as mineral streaks, knots, and variations in grain and color, are not considered defects. Also, all hardwood flooring will undergo color changes over time and with exposure to light. As a result of these natural characteristics, and the limitations of printing and color representation on electronic devices, your newly installed Somerset floor will vary from any samples or pictures shown.

We often recommend to a customer that they purchase a full carton of flooring, take it home, and look at it as a large sample in their environment. It’s a small step to take to insure that you will be completely satisfied with your investment.

The Color of Your Floor is Subject to Change, Here’s Why

Source: National Wood Flooring Association Pub. No. C200, pg. 20:

Wood changes color through oxidation and/or photochemical exposure, which is a change that cannot be prevented. This is a naturally occurring phenomenon. All woods will change color, but some more drastically than others. Areas covered with rugs or furniture, exposed to less direct light, may change color at a slower rate than those areas exposed to more sunlight. Window coverings or UV protection may aid in slowing the issue over time, but will not eliminate it.


Somerset is a member of the Bauwerk Group family of companies. We are committed to doing what is right for our customers and the environment.

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