Hardwood floors are the perfect way to add a natural feel and aesthetic to your home or business. While hardwood floors look amazing, they are also expensive. According to Home Advisor, the average residential customer buying hardwood floors will roughly spend $2,492 – $6,753 to have them installed in their home. Hardwood floors are a significant investment for a home or business owner that needs to be protected.
Hardwood floors are photosensitive, which means they are sensitive to sunlight. The sun’s light has three main factors contributing to fading in hardwood floors: UV rays, visible light, and heat. Window film can significantly mitigate against all of these factors.
UV Rays: As pictured above, UV rays are responsible for 40% of sun damage to hardwood floors. Window film is extraordinarily effective at reducing UV rays. Our most transparent film, 3M Prestige 70, blocks 99.9% of the sun’s UV rays. With 99.9% of UV rays cut, your hardwood floors will last much longer. Putting window film on is like applying SPF 1000+ to your windows.
Visible Light: Hardwood floors are also affected by visible light. It contributes to about 25% of fading in a hardwood floor. 3M Night Vision films decrease visible light. The darker the film, the less visible light will enter your space and cause damage to your hardwood floors. With our tinted films, you can cut visible light down and make your hardwood floors last longer.
Heat: Heat is the final damaging effect from the sun that causes fading. 25% of fading in hardwood floors comes from heat. 3M films can decrease temperature up to 5-10 degrees, depending on the type of film chosen and where it is applied.
Window film can significantly extend the life of your hardwood floors. If you are interested in getting window film in your home or business or learning more about how we can help, click the button below to schedule a complimentary estimate!
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