You may have purchased some beautiful wood floors, but have noticed that over time the color in the wood begins to fade. This is a natural process that occurs when UV lighting hits wood and adds an aged look it. When the sun’s UV rays reach inside your house, it tends to fade anything in site, including furniture and pictures. This is why you have to be careful about what you have in the light of your windows (though there are several things that you can do that we’ll go into).
There are a lot of factors that will go into the type of fade and change that you’ll see including what type of wood floors you are installing and what finish you use. Brazilian Cherry wood is most known for its tendency to fade, but every type of wood gets affected in some way. Luckily there are somethings that you can do to slow down or aid the process of fading.
The major issue is the sun’s UV rays, so blocking the sun’s rays would definitely be a solution to keeping your floors from fading, but most people don’t want to live in darkened houses and appreciate natural light. So, the next options are to decrease the amount of UV rays that are hitting the wood floors. There are several ways that you can do that.
Another thing that you should do is rearrange your furniture frequently. Most of the time people realize their wood floor has faded when they begin to move furniture around. It’s best to frequently move furniture around so that the sunlight exposure on your wood floors can be more even.
These are some suggests to help you mitigate the effects of fading due to sunlight. It is a natural process that occurs, so don’t be surprised by it! Some people love the aged/antique look of faded wood. But if you don't, be sure to take some precautionary methods to help mitigate the effects.