Light-stabilized natural surfaces

Much glass, much sun

The biggest "natural" enemy of wooden floors is the sun. More precisely: the UV light, which changes the colour of very light and very dark woods. Since modern building involves ever larger glass surfaces - and therefore more and more sunlight - light stabilization has become an important issue for some colours.

Just like the colours of our natural wood floors, their light stability is created exclusively through natural, wood-inherent ingredients. In order to achieve lasting light stability, dark oak floors, for example, are first subjected to heat pressure treatment, which caramelises the wood sugar, and then undergo a pH-modified water bath. This triggers a natural iron tannin reaction in the wood, which prevents the dark oak from fading, even under permanent exposure to UV light. This however only works with the Sessile Oak from Alsace. Other oak varieties have an irregular tannic acid distribution within, wherefore the iron tannin reaction, which is essential for light stability, would be inconsistent.