It's hard not to love the elegance and warmth of hardwood flooring, especially when it is kept in good shape. But like any part of your home, it requires maintenance and upkeep to keep it in good condition. In addition to regular sweeping and mopping, it's usually recommended that you have your hardwood flooring refinished every few years to keep it from fading and developing a dull look.
Having said that, the vast majority of homeowners are unlikely to take many steps to preserve their hardwood floors once they have them installed. Certainly they'll mop and sweep, but having your floors refinished can be an expensive investment
Furthermore, refinishing your floors won't be a permanent solution when it comes to damage from sunlight. Eventually, the varnish will wear off again and you'll need to go through the process once more. Over time, these costs will add up, to the point where you'll wonder whether it was worth it to get hardwood flooring in the first place.
However, there is a solution to this problem that dramatically lengthens the amount of time between each refinishing job. By having 3M solar window film installed on your windows, you'll be cutting down on the amount of ultraviolet rays that are hitting your floors. Not only will this keep your hardwood in good shape, it will also protect your furniture and help control temperatures in your house, so that your air conditioning doesn't need to work as hard in the summer.
If you're interested in finding out how residential window film from Michigan Glass Coatings can help improve the longevity of your flooring and furnishings, we highly recommend contacting us today for a free estimate!