Ways to keep your carpet safe from the sun
The sun is an extremely strong force and does not just cause damage to our skin, it impacts our clothes, furniture, and carpet! Though natural light is gorgeous, it has some consequences such as color fading. To prevent the sun’s harsh effects, we need to take the proper precautions! Here are some ways to prevent carpet fading.
Install Solar Shades to Prevent Carpet Fading
Using solar shades is one of the most effective ways to shield your carpet from the harmful rays of the sun without completely ridding your home of natural lighting. Dark-colored solar shades can reduce the amount of visible light streaming through your windows by as much as 96%. This means that your carpet will keep its bright color much longer.
Use UV-Blocking Window Films
You can also install window films to prevent the harmful rays of the sun from inflicting harm on your carpet floor. Window films are widely available and quite easy to install. According to user studies, UV-blocking window films can significantly reduce carpet fading by almost 85%. It is important to note, however, that, unlike solar shades that can be opened and closed, window films stay on your windows until you remove them.
Utilize Your Drapes and Blinds
If you have drapes or blinds, make sure to close them during the daytime or at least during the hours when the sun is shining at its brightest, especially in areas where the rays of the sun will hit your carpet directly. Simply closing the drapes and blinds during that time will considerably help in maintaining the quality of your carpet.
Be Strategic in Your Carpet Placement
If you have area rugs or carpets in certain parts of the home, you should place them toward the center of the room, where sunlight is not too strong. Moreover, avoid putting them near windows or other areas that are directly exposed to sunlight.
Apply Anti-fading Protector
Reputable carpet stores recommend the application of anti-fading protectors on your carpet to ensure that the same will stay in good condition longer. As the name suggests, protectors protect the carpet from elements that can damage your carpet such as the sun.
The various tips mentioned above are all doable and effective. Moreover, regarding sunlight issues, most of the pointers above will allow you to enjoy the benefits of natural lighting while at the same time protecting your carpet from losing its color and appeal – that is practically having the best of both worlds!
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