Thursday, 9 July 2020


To what extent does direct sun damage flooring and furniture? The dilemma of sun-fading is best exemplified by leaving cushioned furniture out for a prolonged time period. Gradually, the furniture carries on a faded tone and over a period of time that the furniture loses its inherent color. Hardwood flooring requires extra protection as the floor can suffer irreversible harm if exposed to harsh sunlight; however, the good news is it is possible to take measures to prevent extensive damage.

How to Prevent Sun Damage on Your Hardwood Floors

Aside from causing severe skin burns, UV rays are also responsible for damage to a hardwood flooring, furniture, rugs, and artwork. When coupled with humidity and warmth, the mix can leave your interior faded and unsightly. By implementing these solutions, you can stop the effects of sun damage and maintain your floor's integrity during the seasons.

Home Window Film Protection

This is by far the most effective step against UV and Infrared damage as it blocks 99% of harmful rays, preventing discoloration and fading. By installing quality window films, much of the damage related to UV and Infrared light spectrums can be averted. Window tinting provides a more permanent solution and is more preferable to keeping the curtains drawn during the day.

Window films allow enough visual light move (VLT) to permeate into your home, which means any Engineered hardwood flooring will still have enough light during the daytime, but are free of harmful rays that warmth through glass.

Use a Sealant on the Ground

The impact of sunlight on flooring will vary dependent on the particular wood and color tone. Some kinds of wood darken with exposure and many others take on a lighter tone. To balance the impact of sun in the room, move furniture around to create a uniform color scheme on the ground. By using a sun-resistant sealant during your hardwood flooring installation, you can even minimize long term effects of exposure.

Direct sun poses a serious threat to your upholstery, furniture, engineered hardwood flooring , along with other valuable things in your home. By filtering the beams entering your home, you can prevent long-term harm (and related costs) and in the process maintain the value of your home's interior. If you plan to hang valuable art in your interior area, there are steps to preserve the integrity of art without necessarily installing another protective measures; however, think about the implications of allowing direct sun into your property.

St Albans Floor Sanding Are the go-to guys for hardwood flooring services!

For over 20 decades, we've been supplying hardwood flooring sales, installation, repair and refinishing services to clients in St Albans and the surrounding areas. For anything concerning hardwood flooring, give us a call in 01727 400 115 or use our online form.

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