There’s nothing like the warm feel of sunshine on your face, and everyone loves a brightly lit office or home. But all of that sunshine can leave a not-so-lovely impact on the floors of your home or office. Those golden rays of sunshine are also filled with harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays, which can cause serious damage to your flooring.


At Sun Control of Minnesota, we offer commercial and residential window tinting to protect your furnishings and floor from fading and other damage from the sun. Read this helpful guide to learn all about how window tint works to protect your floors.


How Sunlight Damages Floors

Most people aren’t aware of the damage sunlight can cause to their floors until the first time they move furniture around or take a rug out for cleaning. The outlines of geometric shapes are suddenly apparent, and once the damage is done, it’s not easy to fix. It’s difficult to spot until it’s too late because it causes discoloration very gradually, so gradually it’s undetectable until the fading is significant.


This is due to photochemical oxidation, a scientific process that chemically alters the surface of the wood or carpet. While it’s not easy to dial back damage from this oxidation, it is preventable if you can block those UV rays from ever hitting the floor to begin with.


UV rays can also damage other property:

●        Art

●        Furniture

●        Photos

●        Fabric


3M Window Film to the Rescue

Stopping the sun’s harmful UV rays from damaging your floor is as easy as applying 3M window film. Our protective window tint blocks 99 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Not only does this work to protect your floors and furnishings, but it also protects the people inside your home or office.


Additionally, it can reduce the heating costs in your building because it prevents most of the solar heat from getting through. This adds up to lower heating and cooling bills in addition to protecting your property.


Minnesota Residential and Commercial Window Tinting

Don’t wait for your beautiful hardwood and furniture to get damaged. Our residential and commercial tinting experts at Sun Control MN can install window tinting that protects your belongings and helps reduce your overall expenses on energy at the same time.


The best part about 3M film is that it doesn’t obstruct your view, which means you can still enjoy all of the beautiful sunshine without any of the unwanted consequences. To get your 3M window tint installed, give us a call at 651.490.1060, or connect with us online to learn more about our window tint options.