Monday, 4 January 2021

PREVENTING SUN DAMAGE TO YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS


To what extent does lead sun damage floors and furniture? The dilemma of sun-fading is best illustrated by leaving cushioned furniture outside for a prolonged time period. Gradually, the furniture takes on a faded tone and over a period of time that the furniture loses its intrinsic color. Hardwood flooring requires extra protection as the flooring can endure irreversible damage if exposed to harsh sunlight; however the good news is you can take steps to prevent extensive damage.

How to Prevent Sun Damage on Your Hardwood Floors

Besides causing severe skin burns, UV rays are also responsible for damage to your hardwood flooring, furniture, rugs, and artwork. When combined with humidity and warmth, the combination can leave your inside faded and unsightly. By implementing these solutions, you can stop the effects of sun damage and keep your floor's integrity throughout the seasons.

Home Window Film Protection

This is unquestionably the most effective step against UV and Infrared harm as it blocks 99% of harmful rays, preventing fading and discoloration. By installing quality window films, a lot of the damage related to UV and Infrared light spectrums could be averted. Window tinting offers a more durable solution and is more preferable to keeping the curtains drawn throughout the day.

Window pictures allow enough visual lighting move (VLT) to permeate into your house, which means any prefinished hardwood flooring will still get enough light during the day, but will be free of damaging rays that warmth through clear glass.

Use a Sealant on the Floor

The effect of sunlight on floors will be different based on the specific timber and color tone. Some types of wood darken with exposure and others take on a milder tone. To balance the impact of sunlight in the room, move furniture round to create a uniform colour scheme on the ground. By using a sun-resistant sealant during your hardwood flooring installation, you could even minimize long-term effects of vulnerability. Besides general oil and wax finishes, you may choose to use varnish, lacquer, shellac, or polyurethane.

Direct sun poses a serious risk to your upholstery, furniture, engineered hardwood floors, along with other valuable things in your property. By filtering the beams entering your house, you can stop long-term damage (and associated costs) and in the process maintain the value of your house's interior. If you're planning to hang valuable art in your interior space, there are measures to preserve the integrity of art without necessarily installing the other protective steps nonetheless, think about the consequences of allowing direct sunlight to your home.

Walthamstow Floor Sanding would be the go-to men for hardwood flooring services!

For more than 20 decades, we have been supplying hardwood flooring sales, installation, refinishing and repair services to clients in Walthamstow regions. For anything about hardwood flooring, give us a call at 020 3369 3785 or use our online form.

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