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Combating floor and furniture discoloration from the sun
By Payless Decor
3/13/2013 3:53:00 PM

Whether you have just moved into a new home or you've been living in the same place for years, you might want to think twice about the discount window treatments you have in your humble abode. Are they helping you effectively manage how much natural light comes into your living spaces? If not, it might be time to start thinking about new wood blinds and curtains for your rooms.

Drapes, blinds and shades come in various colors and styles, many of which can boost the appeal of your home. However, it's critical to note the effectiveness of your window treatments over time. If they aren't helping you block out ultraviolet rays, you may be allowing the sun to negatively impact your furnishings and flooring. Over time, natural light can cause discoloration and damage in everything from vinyl tiles to leather sofas.

Preventing unwanted color changes in furniture
Leather is perhaps one of the easiest materials to be damaged by the sun. Fibre New claims that leather furnishings that are left in direct sunlight can begin to show discoloration in as little as six months. Additionally, permitting ultraviolet rays to constantly hit leather surfaces may encourage cracking in the material.

That being said, there are a few tactics that can be utilized to keep leather chairs and couches from becoming victims of the sun. The easiest option is to keep it out of direct sunlight, and a leather conditioner should be used at least once a year to keep the material in working order. These tips can provide similar results for homeowners looking to prevent discoloration in other furniture as well.

Keeping flooring intact
Flooring can also be discolored by the sun over time. Floor Biz states that vinyl, for instance, can look burned when allowed to fester under direct sunlight for extended periods of time. However, this can be prevented by having a professional apply special treatment to the flooring to provide protection from harmful ultraviolet rays.

In general, discount window treatments are the most effective way to keep the sun from creating unsightly alterations to furniture and flooring. Opaque custom window shades can be used to block out natural light when the sun is high and strong in the middle of the day. In the end, this can be one of the easiest tactics for maintaining furnishings over time.

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