Nothing beats seeing the bright sun shine down on your beautiful floors. Well, that is until your floors start to incur sun damage or fading. You spent a lot of time, maintenance and money to get the floors of your dreams, and we do not want all your effort to go to waste. That is why we created this guide on how to prevent sun damage on your floors.
Add a Sun-Resistant Sealant
Did you know that there are sun-resistant sealants that you can apply to your wood floors to prevent sun damage? The types of sealants you can use on hardwood include varnish, lacquer, polyurethane, shellac or wax or an oil finish. Refinishing your wood floors will also do the trick. After you refinish, you can add polyurethane coats every few years to extend the stain’s appearance. A sun-resistant sealant can protect your floors from sun damage for many years. Sun damage is just one of the ten reasons to refinish your floors. To learn the other nine reasons, check out our latest guide here.
Install Blinds or Curtains
Natural light is great, but sometimes you need to give your home and floors a break. One of the easiest ways to do this is by closing your blinds or curtains. For homes that do not have blinds or curtains, you can find blinds and curtains online, at your local home improvement store or your local superstore. Before buying blinds, curtains or curtain rods, you need to measure the width and length of your window.
Upgrade Your Windows
Older windows allow the sun’s rays inside your home and infiltrate your floors. Therefore, if you are in the market of adding new windows into your home, there are a ton of options out there. We recommend going with laminate or low e-coated glass windows. But you can also look for windows that have UV protection. Since windows are a little trickier to install compared to other home projects, work with a professional home service company like us at Valor Home Services. We will not only measure and install but also gather the supplies and dispose of all debris and unwanted materials.
Use Window Film
If you do not want to replace your windows, you can add a window film on top instead. Window film can filter out some of the sun’s rays as well as make windows resistant to breaking and allows them to release less heat. If you want your window film to protect your floors from the sun, you will need to search for a film that has UV protection. You can find window film at your local home improvement store or online.
When in doubt, add a rug or two to protect parts of your floor exposed to sunlight. Area rugs or small floor mats can shield your floors from excessive sun exposure. You can find rugs and mats in many different shapes, sizes, styles, designs and colors. We guarantee that there is a rug out there that will match your home’s and personal aesthetic. When using a rug, make sure to clean under it as well as on top. You can dust or vacuum them. Or call a professional area rug cleaning service team to help. At Valor Home Services, we have the right equipment and cleaning solutions to remove any deep stains or marks from your area rugs.
You can enjoy your beautiful floors as well as the sun without the damage or fading. Follow the steps above to prolong the life of your floors. For more help in Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville or the surrounding areas, call Valor Home Services. We have been our community’s top flooring contractor for many years and can’t wait for even more.