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Forum topic by Seamus0559 posted 10-27-2013 04:00 PM 518 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2013 04:00 PM

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I recently had a steam leak in the basement, which unfortunately did a number on the maple floor on the first floor. I did the repair work and had the floors refinished, but I can clearly see the new maple contrasting to the old. Will this yellow in time? How long will this take? Is there a way I can speed this process up by introducing more uv light to the repair section? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-27-2013 04:05 PM

The new wood will darken in time whether it will match the old flooring is questionable. It’s kind of a rule of thumb, light wood darkens over time and dark wood lightens over time.

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#2 posted 10-29-2013 08:42 AM

How much will maple darken over time? I never noticed this with my maple but that may simply be that I haven’t looked for it.

I suppose you could stain the floors to try and make them look similar. However, I doubt you’d want to do that considering you’d need to strip the top coat finish first.

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