Definitions for "Ambering"
A yellowish color change in a floor from certain finishes.
The tendency of most oil-based finishes to add an amber or yellowish tone to wood. This is due to the oil used, most often linseed or tung oil. Finishes using safflower oil or sunflower oil show minimal discoloration. Water based finishes have virtually no ambering; however, they do produce a markedly "flat", milky tone.