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How Can I Prevent My Hardwood Floors from Fading Over Time?

One of the best things about hardwood flooring is the deep, rich colors. Hardwood flooring can transform any room into an inviting and luxurious space with these stunning colors, which is why you don’t want your flooring to fade. To learn how you can prevent your hardwood floors from fading over time, just keep reading.

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Hardwood floors are likely made from natural wood. Because the wood is natural, it is prone to aging. Keep this in mind when you purchase the flooring for your home.

There are two main reasons why hardwood floors fade. One of these reasons is exposure to sunlight and the other is applied finishes and stains. Sunlight is known to fade the color of wood with exposure over time. If you want to prevent your floors from fading, minimize your flooring’s exposure to natural sunlight. One way to do so is covering your windows with treatments. Consider blinds, shutters, or curtains that you can easily open and close. You can also place rugs on your floor to reduce their exposure to lighting from the sun.

Many hardwood flooring comes with a finish or stain, while other flooring options allow you to pick. Whether you’re purchasing pre-stained flooring or selecting a custom stain, keep a few things in mind to prevent fading. One thing to note is that oil based finishes bring out rich colors in floors, but oil causes hardwood to yellow over time. Some people enjoy the amber tones of their flooring once the oil finishes fade in, but others do not. Another finish option is water-based finishes. With water bases, the finish is clear the entire time which prevents heavy fading and maintains the wood’s natural color for as long as possible.

Now that you know how to prevent hardwood floors from fading, you’re ready to shop for your dream floors. Visit flooring.org to find the perfect hardwood flooring for your home today! Contact us today at 800-689-9006 with any questions!

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