The Sun is Out to Get Your Floor
The sun produces light in the ultraviolet spectrum that can cause hardwood flooring to fade.
Overexposure to UV light does not have a single solution. Instead, mix and match the following products and preventative measures to help protect your flooring during these summer months.
This specially designed glass has a coating that minimizes the amount of UV and heat that can pass through without reducing the amount of light.
While more expensive than other methods and still not foolproof, low-e glass provides the added benefit of lowering your air conditioning expenses.
Similar to tinting your car windows, these thin, multi-layered film products are applied to the inside of a window to help do what low-e windows do by design. There is a broad selection of these products.
The bottom line is that these types of window films will help reduce sun damage to your floors in the same way low-e glass will.
Drapes, curtains and blinds are a great, low-cost way to help protect your hardwood floors from sun damage by blocking the light altogether.