Minor gaps (less than the thickness of a dime) may be present. These will change as the home and the floor breathe, causing expansion and contraction.
All 3/4” solid wood can, and will, squeak when exposed to seasonal changes.
Temperature and humidity levels must be kept uniform. Homes that are not occupied year-round may experience more expansion and contraction.
Certain types of wood react differently to temperature and humidity changes.
Lighting may affect the color of wood over time. Depending on the species, it may lighten or darken over time —please keep in mind, if you are covering your new floor with an area rug, move or shift the rug so that the floor may react to the elements uniformly, maintaining your investment.
Dark colored hardwood will show scratches, scuffing, and denting more readily than lighter colored hardwoods. None of these issues are covered under any warranty.
Checking in Hardwood - Small surface splits on the face or edge of the wood. Hardwood is a product of nature and continues to change to the environment in which it is installed and therefore boards that develop minor splits or “Checks” are not to be deemed defective. Replacing or repairing the most severe boards is the only option that can be offered.