Floor Maintenance: Shade your Floor from the Sun


Your flooring could fall victim to the sun’s rays without proper floor maintenance.

Summertime is fabulous for things like hanging out at the park, going for a swim, and perfecting your summer glow, but it isn’t great for your flooring. No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, the sun’s rays can have an effect on their health and coloring. Hardwood and carpeting are particularly susceptible to the unfortunate effects of sun on flooring, but with a little bit of floor maintenance, you can protect your investment and keep the sun’s rays far away from your beautiful floor.

Replace your Windows

Replacing your windows may seem like a drastic solution to a mostly cosmetic issue, but the good news is that this project has many benefits in floor maintenance. Today’s energy efficient windows save you money on heating and cooling costs, but they also save you money on replacing flooring. These windows employ low-e glass that filters out harmful rays before they can reach the inside of your home. Without this exciting addition, you might find that your flooring can become bleached or change color. It can also harm the integrity of your floor.

If you aren’t interested in investing in completely new windows, we understand. That can be a seriously expensive project. Lucky for you, there are plenty of products on the market that will give you the same effect for a smaller price tag. Low-e films can be applied to your windows easily, and you can take them off if you don’t like the look. They create the same effect, but don’t require a massive overhaul.

A Low-tech Solution

The simplest way to keep your flooring from falling prey to the dreadfully damaging arms of the sun is with drapes, blinds, or shades. Choose an opaque color and let them do the job for you. When you head out for the day, simply close of your home to the sun, and you’ll get hours of protection, as well as a wonderfully stylish addition to your home. It’s a simple floor maintenance solution.

Contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America for More Flooring Tips

Jim Boyd’s Flooring America, located in Timonium, MD, will provide you will all the best flooring tips and flooring options. We carry every thing from carpeting and hardwood flooring, to ceramic tiles and vinyl flooring. Whether you’re looking to improve your home or business, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to take on your project and do it right. If you’ve got questions, don’t hesitate to call our experts for advice. Call 410-667-0620 or click here to contact us.