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Hardwood Floor Fading Myths and Facts

Hardwood Floor Fading Myths and Facts

The look of shiny hardwood floors elevates the decor in any Denver home.  Not only do they make your home interiors look amazing but are durable and will last a very long time if properly cared for. One issue with hardwood floors though is that they fade.   Regardless of what you do–hardwood floors will change color over time as they get exposed to UV rays.  There are quite a few ideas out there on how to slow this process although there. Most of these ideas are myths rather than facts.  Below we have outlined those myths and truths on how to keep the hardwood floors in your Denver home from sun-bleaching and color changes.

Curtains and Blinds Can Reduce Hardwood Floor Fading: MYTH

Likely the least effective method for preventing your hardwood floors from fading are curtains and blinds.  Since both of these methods let  UV radiation in to damage your floors.

Rotating Furniture and Rugs Will Reduce Hardwood Floor Fading: MYTH

This method is more about making floors fade even than it is about or slow fading.  By moving the rugs and furniture around the floor regularly you distribute the faded spots evenly over the floor. So this really just gives the appearance that your floor has not faded.  

The Right Finish Will Reduce Hardwood Floor Fading: FACT

There are finishes that actually will give some protection to hardwood floors.  They are UV resistant and slow fading.  The best finishes for reducing fading are high-end water-based finishes. But, your floor will still fade–especially here in Denver where the UV index is so high. 

Window Film Will Reduce Hardwood Floor Fading: FACT

Window films and tints block about 99.9% of the UV rays that cause floors to fade.  Therefore, they are the very best way to really stop the sun-bleaching and damage from the Mile High sun. Although your floor will still experience fading over a long period of time– it will be so slow it won’t be noticeable. 

For more information on window films to keep your Denver home’s wood floors from fading–contact us today! 

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey is the Operations Manager for GreenLight Window Films, a nationally renowned window tinting company with multiple satellite offices in major metropolitan areas across the country. In addition to over a decade of experience operating in the window tinting industry, Mike possesses a strong background in construction and project management. Over the years, he has attended numerous professional development courses and trainings which have focused solely on window tinting technology. In addition to his familiarity with top brands such as C-Bond, LLumar, and HDClear, Mike is also certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education. His keen eye for detail and skill for precision set him apart as one of the top professionals in the field.

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Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey is the Operations Manager for GreenLight Window Films, a nationally renowned window tinting company with multiple satellite offices in major metropolitan areas across the country. In addition to over a decade of experience operating in the window tinting industry, Mike possesses a strong background in construction and project management. Over the years, he has attended numerous professional development courses and trainings which have focused solely on window tinting technology. In addition to his familiarity with top brands such as C-Bond, LLumar, and HDClear, Mike is also certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education. His keen eye for detail and skill for precision set him apart as one of the top professionals in the field.

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