Tips To Protect Your Hardwood Flooring From Sun Damage
Hardwood floors are durable and easy to clean, not to mention that they can add a breathtaking sense of finesse and elegance to any room. Installing the floors will not be easy on your wallet, though you are assured of enjoying an excellent return on your investment. As seasoned lumber experts who specialize in hardwood flooring, we can tell you for free that an installation project can easily increase the value of your home by a cool 5%.
If you have decided to settle for this classic flooring style, it will be in your best interest to protect the wood from damage caused by the UV rays. A little effort can go a long way in keeping your flooring in top shape for a decent number of years. We can also lend a hand with routine maintenance and refinishing in order to consistently boost the protective mechanism of your floors.
After installation or refinishing project, we will apply a top quality sun-repellent finish on the floors. This will create a UV-resistant finish that will aid in slowing down the process of fading. The transparent treatment we use will not mess with the texture or color of your hardwood.
To protect the floor from the damaging rays of the sun, you should use window treatments such as curtains, blinds or shades. During the time of the day when the rays of the sunshine directly onto your floors, keep the window treatments drawn. The idea is to limit the amount of sunlight that directly hits your floors.
We also recommend placing rugs on your floors, especially around areas that receive too much direct sunlight. Be sure to also rotate your furniture and carpets several times on a yearly basis. This will prevent the sun from creating markings and imprints around tables, standing lamps and sofas.
Wood staining can assist in bringing out the rich and unique features of your hardwood. For the best outcome to be achieved, choose pigment-based stains, instead of finishes that are oil based. The former option maintains its color for longer, even after exposure to sunlight.
You can count on our expertise if you are looking to install new hardwood floors. You should also depend on us for floor refinishing and repairs. Irrespective of the plans you have in mind, we can offer you a complimentary consultation and also provide an itemized estimate to help you understand what your money will help you afford.