Color Variation
Wood is a natural product and will have a range of color variation, which is naturally occurring within the raw wood itself.  Much of our floors are colored using mineral reactive finishes.   For instance, the tannins present in European Oak and French Oak influence the outcome of the color.  Colors vary with each board and each batch of flooring. Tannin density varies from board to board.  In some cases vertical stripes can form down the center of the board where tannins are absent. 
We describe each of our floors in reference to a level of color variation: Minimal, Moderate, and Heavy. 
Clients should refer to the level of color variation of each floor to help determine the ordering amount necessary for their desired aesthetic and their expectations.

All wood species in general oxidize (shift in color) over time and generally within the first year most species will have changed color to some degree.  The final oxidation process that occurs with BoardHouse mineral reactive finishes is often part of the process of creating the color of the floor.  It is a necessary step that allows the wood to settle into the reactive coloring process.  Please expect the floor to oxidize within the first six months as the color cures. During this process the floor will shift its color slightly and become closer to its intended color.