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is my hardwood defective?
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Joined: July 2008
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Posted: September 18, 2008 2:18 AM

I bought new hardwood floors but there are some major color variations between boards. Is this a defect?
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Posted: September 18, 2008 3:40 PM

RE: is my hardwood defective?
Not necessarily. Some species of hardwood will have mineral streaks that will dramatically effect the color of the product.
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Joined: April 2009
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Honolulu, HI
Posted: January 2, 2010 7:05 PM

RE: is my hardwood defective?
wood is a natural produc there will be color variation.Some wood varies more then other.If you don like the variation in color and grain then get stained wood floor.

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Joined: May 2011
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Camden, NJ
Posted: May 17, 2011 7:38 AM

RE: is my hardwood defective?
I dont think so, there are always color variations in between the baords especially of hardwood flooring.








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new york, NY
Posted: July 12, 2011 3:34 PM

RE: is my hardwood defective?
You will always have variations in color and grain in almost all hardwood flooring. Since wood is a natural product, no two boards will ever be the same.

If you select rift or quarter sawn planks, you will have a more uniform appearance due to the grain running in the same direction, but you will still have variations in color, sapwood, etc.

Certain species of wood like exotics (Brazilian walnut or cherry, for example) will have much more variations as far as color than most domestic species.
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