I'm considering a prefinished "natural character" Maple floor (uv aluminum oxide).

The salesman said I don't need to worry about it yellowing over time but I wanted to ask you folks.


Yes, it will discolor over time.

I have prefinished maple flooring in my living room with an area rug on it. I also have one window that is single pane without low-e. The sun has shined in (direct light over about 12 years) and discolored the floor around the area rug. Now, I can’t move the rug or it will show the “discoloration”.

I’d be careful if there is direct sunlight.

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    I'm accustomed to discoloration but I'm used to it either darkening (like cherry) or blonding (like walnut) I'm specifically wondering if it gets yellow.
    – Matthew
    Mar 26 '19 at 3:16
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    Mine darkened, but it probably maters which brand of stain is used.
    – Lee Sam
    Mar 26 '19 at 4:14

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