Colour variation. The face lamella or veneer on all engineered wood timber, which is natural, and subjects to the natural colour variations within the species. Colour or tone variations are less apparent in some species than others, but no two packs of flooring will be similar in every detail. This is part of the beauty of choosing a natural product in that it is unique. Purchasers need to be fully aware of the natural colour variations, which will occur between boards of the same species and also that one pack may have a different blend of colours to another pack, especially if they were not manufactured simultaneously. Many manufacturers proposed that boards from varying packs are blended into the floor during installation, but with some suppliers that is not to open more than a few packs at a time.
The customer is required to be fully aware and accepting of the fact about colour variation occurs. If there are significant concerns regarding the supply of the flooring it must be raised with the supplier prior to laying. Normal colorations between boards do not provide grounds for replacement, which is needed to any concerns to be raised prior to laying.
Retailers and consumers should also be aware of the large amount of colour change, which can occur in wood due to exposure to natural light. This could always imply that there is a extremely contrasting variation in colour between the in-store sample (which may be some years old) and the newly delivered flooring. Some species are prone to more intense colour changes than others. As can be seen, the potential for dispute and disappointment on inspection of the new flooring can be substantial, however, which may be avoided by proper education of the retailer and of the consumer. With the more t effect pronounced, floor mats and rugs are not supposed to be used for up to 6 months, noting that greater care at external doors may be necessary during this period to prevent grit entry from footwear. In a similar way, some items of furniture may need to regularly moved if it is desired to minimize this effect. Colour change is a natural occurrence, which is familiarly not considered to relate to product quality.