Window Film Helps Prevent Fading of Floors and Furnishings

You have a really nice space in your home like this client that has multiple windows and great views. However, you just installed a new hardwood floor and are buying new furniture and you want to prevent fading. Lets talk for a minute about fading and what you can do to preserve the natural light and views while protecting your valuable flooring and furniture.

Something that you’re often told by flooring and furniture dealers is that if you want to preserve the vibrant colors in your new floor, couch, bed or chair, you should keep them out of direct sunlight. This is because the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can interact with the dyes in the furniture or carpet’s fabric, or the stains in the hardwood floor, making them lighter, which leads to the faded look that you’re trying to avoid.

While it may seem simple enough to your salesman that you should just “keep it out of sunlight,” the fact of the matter is that doing so isn’t always that easy. What if you have a house with lots of windows? What if your bedroom has a skylight? What if the area where the furniture or flooring is located happens to be the room with the best natural lighting?

Homeowners who are dealing with this situation, in which they want to preserve the look of their favorite flooring or furniture without having to keep it in a dark room, may want to consider having 3M window film installed on their window glass. This film provides a protective layer that blocks up to 99.9 percent of the sun’s UV rays from entering your house, which will help to prevent fading and preserve the beautiful colors that were part of the reason that you bought your furniture and flooring in the first place.

In addition to blocking UV rays, the 3M window films that you can purchase from Michigan Glass Coatings will also deflect up to 60 percent of the sun’s heat from coming through your windows, which will ultimately lead to lower energy bills and more comfortable living environments. For more information or to receive a quote for our services, contact us today by calling (800) 999-8468!

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