Engineered hardwood install...am I just OCD??
Today we had an Armstrong engineered hardwood floor (Valenza Cabreuva, santos mahogany) installed in a 200 sf room and one step. While we're THRILLED with the new floor, the stair nose is very noticeably "off" in color (much browner in tone)and the texture is different from the rest of the floor, to me at least. I questioned the manager of the store we bought the flooring from and he claims that this is normal and the color of the stair nose will darker to match the rest of the flooring in 3 weeks, end of discussion! I suspect they installed a generic santos mahogany stair nose but they won't confirm this.
The difference in color bothers me every time I look at the stair nose. This is our firts experience with new flooring and just wondering if I should pursue this further, and whether the wood will change to match the rest of the floor? There's not a single plank anywhere else that resembles the color of the stair plank...something just doesn't add up! :( Thanks in advance!