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UV rays from the sun are one of the primary contributors to floor and furniture fading, damaging fabric dyes and bleaching wood stains, altering the colors of rugs, area carpets, artwork or hardwood floors.
Avoiding direct sunlight with flooring and furnishings is the ideal way to prevent fading; however, this is often impractical for most homeowners.
Rugs and large pieces of upholstered furniture can be particularly difficult to move around, thus increasing fading significantly. Curtains or drapes will help reduce this problem by significantly decreasing UV and visible light entering the home.
Another solution is window film such as 3M’s Sun Control Window Film. This can block up to 99.9% of UV rays from entering your home, allowing for natural lighting without losing out. Furthermore, window films will significantly decrease solar heat that could damage or fade your furnishings and floors over time.
Hardwood floors are breathtaking, yet easily damaged if left uncovered. Repairing gouges or dents on wood flooring is not only unsightly but can reduce its value significantly as well.
Protecting your floor from damage is simple and cost-effective. Furniture pads are an affordable way to prevent scratches on wood floors; these come in different materials that can even be hidden beneath legs of furniture for discreet protection. Screw-on or tape-on protectors offer more permanent solutions but require careful monitoring as they can wear away over time and become exposed.
Adopting a “no shoes” policy in the home, especially for high heels that could damage hardwood flooring, is crucial. Regularly sweeping and being mindful of any food spills to avoid unwanted stains on your floor are also good practices; having rugs placed at all entrances helps prevent dirt from tracking into the house while adding color or personality to your space.
Wood is an attractive material to choose for floors and furniture, yet its porous nature leaves it susceptible to staining. Dark stains often form from leaving drinks without coasters on tables without coasters or from food spills on wooden tables; these stains may be difficult to eradicate completely but white vinegar may help lighten them and make removal simpler.
Grease and oil stains on wood surfaces are difficult to eradicate, but you may try applying cornstarch or talcum powder directly over them to absorb any remaining grease and oil traces. Next, rub with damp cloth before cleaning with odorless mineral spirits or fine steel wool as necessary. If stains still persist after these efforts have failed, lightly sand the area then apply more cornstarch/talcum powder; repeat as necessary until spot has been fully cleansed.
Keep your acid stained concrete floor looking its best by regularly sweeping. Make use of mats or rugs inside and outside doorways to reduce tracking in dirt and grit onto the floor, place furniture pads under legs of movable furniture to reduce scratching, and when moving heavy furniture lift it rather than drag it to avoid dents or scratches.
Mold spores can be found anywhere and are necessary for making cheese and penicillin as well as breaking down organic matter in nature; however, indoor mold spores may cause allergic reactions in some people and produce toxins which damage walls, ceilings, furniture, wood flooring and carpeting while potentially leading to health problems.
Mold thrives in damp places and is usually caused by excess moisture. A hygrometer can be purchased at most hardware stores to monitor relative humidity levels in your home and keep humidity below 50%, particularly during the summer months, to avoid mold growth.
If mold spots appear on your wood floors, use a mildew and fungus cleaner to scrub them away. After it is clean, wipe down with a sponge saturated with borax (or, even better) trisodium phosphate (tsp), which is sold as an environmentally safe bleach alternative in paint departments. Finally, light sanding may be required afterward to smooth raised areas due to dampness while permitting drying of the wood surface.