How to Prevent Carpet Fading

Top carpet fading tips for a longer lasting carpet

Carpet Care Tips

How to Prevent Carpet Fading

During the day, many homeowners love keeping the blinds of the windows in their home open to let in natural sunlight. While many homeowners prefer natural sunlight instead of artificial lighting, what many homeowners don't realize is that natural lighting may be causing the color of their carpet flooring in their homes to fade.

Sunlight exposure causes carpet to fade slowly over time. Therefore, many homeowners don't even notice the effects of sunlight exposure until it's too late.

Why Does Sunlight Fade Carpet Colors?

If you want to prevent carpet fading, you need to limit sunlight exposure. The easiest way you can limit sunlight exposure is by closing the blinds and opening them only when necessary. Of course, while this method is certainly easy, it is also inconvenient. This is especially true if you prefer to use natural lighting instead of artificial lighting.

Another option you can consider is having ultraviolet light window treatments installed. These window treatments will allow natural lighting in and keep ultraviolet light out. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy natural lighting without having to deal with carpet fading.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

For most homeowners, the main drawback of having carpet is how difficult it can be to deal with messes and spills. If your carpet is soiled or stained, you should try using a saltwater solution to help lift the stains. Not only can you use this saltwater solution to clean stains, but you can also use it to prevent fading. Vacuum your carpet before applying a saltwater solution to your carpet with a cloth. The solution should consist of equal parts hot water and salt. Mix the solution thoroughly so that the salt is dissolved entirely in the heated water. Wait a few hours or until the salt water dries and use a vacuum to remove the salt that is left behind on the carpet's surface.

Undoubtedly, fading can detract from the beauty of carpet flooring significantly. As long as you follow the tips discussed above, your carpet flooring won't fade rapidly. For more tips when it comes to preventing carpet fading, don't hesitate contact us here at Contract Carpet One in Beltsville, MD.