Protecting hardwood floors is a top priority for any homeowner. Not only have you carefully selected the flooring with just the right color and pattern, it also likely cost you anywhere from $2,260 and $6,448 for installation. That’s an important expense that you intended to afford long-term beautification for your home. Unfortunately, there are many environmental causes of hardwood floor fading and discoloration—which can require costly repair.

One of the most damaging perpetrators is sunlight that passes through untreated windows. So the important question is how can you protect your hardwood floors against these ultraviolet (UV) rays?

Let’s count this down Dave-Letterman-style. The top five ways you can protect your hardwood floors are…

  1. Rearrange the furniture

This doesn’t mean redesign the entire room. It can be as simple as moving your area rug or placing a couch, chair, recline, or other piece of furniture in a different spot. This ensures that all areas of your hardwood flooring gets varying degrees of sun exposure.

  1. Use plants, drapes, or shades

A floor that is over-exposed suffers a similar fate to that of your skin. Just as you might sit beneath an umbrella on the beach, you can shield those beautiful hardwood planks from the sun with drapes or curtains inside your home as well as plants and bushes outside of the window.

  1. Refinish your floors regularly

Make sure you treat your floors regularly before any kind of damage occurs, especially sun damage. You have the ability to catch and stop the fading or discoloration before it becomes problematic.

  1. Create a new lighting scheme

Consider permanently shading a window or installing an impressive skylight that naturally lights up a room without allowing direct UV rays to damage your hardwood floors.

And the number one way to protect your hardwood floors is…

Professional installation of window tint!

That’s right. By applying state-of-the-art window tinting, like Huper Optik’s nano-ceramic tint, you can reject up to 99.9% of those sun rays that cause the discoloration and fading you want to avoid. And if you live in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, area, you can contact AAA Window Solutions today!

Our team of professional installers utilize high-end, protective products like Huper Optik. But the benefits don’t stop there: you can discover all of the ways our services and this window tint can help you live with a better quality of life—and cheaper utility bill.

Contact us today!