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Furniture Fading, Floor Fading, and the Films That Stop Them

With recent supply chain issues and inflation, the cost of living in Denver has gone up, so it’s become more crucial than ever to take care of your belongings. One area of your home that is both costly to replace and vulnerable to damage are hardwood floors and furniture. 

If looked after properly, these items will last forever. But if they’re exposed to water or sunlight, they’ll be ruined. Out of these two dangers, UV damage is the most common. Unfiltered sun beams enter Denver homes and businesses through windows every day. To filter out these harmful rays and protect hardwood floors and furniture, people often use UV-blocking window film .

How UV Rays Destroy Wood Furnishings

The damage that hardwood floors and furniture endure from the sun is worse than everyday wear and tear. Over time, this type of degradation is slow but inevitable because UV rays will always be present.

Signs of sun damage to hardwood include:

Rich color wood floors will fade

Lustrous wood furniture will become dry

Light wood will darken

Dark wood will lighten

How Window Film Works to Protect Wood Against UV Rays

When it comes to preventing wood fading, window films and tints are an effective solution. The key is to stop the sunlight from entering your home or business in the first place. The best way to do this is with high-quality window film that can block out over 99% of ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, and infrared rays. Some of the best brands for this purpose include 3M, Enerlogic, and Llumar.

Additional Benefits of Fade Prevention Window Film for Homes in Denver

Not only does quality window film installed by a professional prevent your wood features from fading, but it also protects people in the building from cancer-causing UV rays. In fact, window film blocks 99.9% of these harmful rays.

Did you know that almost 85 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are linked to exposure to UV radiation? By installing UV-blocking window film, you can help protect your floors and your family or employees from harmful rays.

Want to keep your Denver home’s wood furnishings looking great? Contact us today for a free consultation on our premium fade-reduction window films.

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey is the Operations Manager for Denver Window Film. Over the past decade, he has overseen the completion of hundreds of window tinting projects in the Denver metro area, totaling over 250,000 sq. ft. of film. Mike holds an extensive background in construction and project management. His breadth of knowledge combined with his fifteen years of experience in the tinting industry make him a subject matter expert. As a local installer, Mike is aware of the climate and conditions that affect buildings in Colorado, giving him the ability to recommend the types of window film that will benefit his customers the most. He possesses an in-depth understanding of the various tinting technologies on the market and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.