Dayle Laing

The ‘coolest shade of green’ is the sustainable choice. Dayle Laing is a Professional Speaker and Author who uses her experience and training as an educator, a designer and a LEED Accredited Professional to empower Conscious Consumers to make practical yet beautiful choices for sustainable living, reducing their carbon footprint while enhancing their body, mind & spirit.

faded_hardwood_250.jpgA while ago you installed a beautiful hardwood floor with a gorgeous environmentally friendly rug to anchor your well chosen furniture.

A few months have passed and suddenly you notice the wood floor next to the window has faded. You lift the rug back and your suspicions are confirmed!

What to do now?  Maybe this hasn’t happened to you yet.  Either way, refinishing the wood should be a last resort. It costs time, money, disruption, valuable energy resources, and unwanted dust in the home. Refinishing is to be avoided for as long as possible.

It is normal that...

light will change the colour of wood over time.  Sunlight will speed this process and a south facing window makes the change all the more dramatic and speedy.  Window coverings that block most of the light in the summer will reduce this problem while preserving the cooler air inside the home.  In winter, allow some filtered light into the room during the day to warm the space while shielding the ‘bleaching’ rays of the sun from the hardwood. 

Complete the window treatment with draperies.  Lined draperies are an excellent addition for beauty, and their thermal layer in winter will keep the room warmer without raising the thermostat as high. 

Consider motorized treatments which can work on a timer or light sensor if you are too busy to monitor them everyday.  The energy savings in the home can outweigh the cost of the motorization and the refinishing.  The hardwood floors, your heating bill and the environment will thank you!

Let Dayle explain flooring options in a clear, concise manner that leaves you knowing what the best environmental solutions are for each area of the home. Contact the office to book your seminar date. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hardwood Flooring can be one of the biggest investments you, as a homeowner, will have to make for your home.
Jennifer

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The color of the hardwood flooring will fade after sometime, especially the floor near the door and the window side. Due to the light path that region will become faded more faster than the other area. I had the same situation in my home. And...

The color of the hardwood flooring will fade after sometime, especially the floor near the door and the window side. Due to the light path that region will become faded more faster than the other area. I had the same situation in my home. And this information helped me to find the solution.

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Nice Blog
I faces the same problem in my house so thanks for giving this type of solution.i hope it will beneficial for me.

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Henrietta,
I am pleased to hear you have a solution to your fading hardwood issues.
Dayle

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We just recently installed a brand new hardwood floor. I have heard that over time the color will fade. So I am researching to see what I can do in order to stop that from happening. This article was perfect and I liked the tip about putting up...

We just recently installed a brand new hardwood floor. I have heard that over time the color will fade. So I am researching to see what I can do in order to stop that from happening. This article was perfect and I liked the tip about putting up lined draperies to keep natural light out.

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Marcus, the lined draperies are also excellent for adding some insulation factor for winter cold and summer heat. If you layer the window treatment with some semi-transparent shades under the lined draperies, the light will be filtered to offer...

Marcus, the lined draperies are also excellent for adding some insulation factor for winter cold and summer heat. If you layer the window treatment with some semi-transparent shades under the lined draperies, the light will be filtered to offer some protection to your hardwood floor and upholstered furniture and also allow some natural light into the room. We don\'t want to sit in the dark on a sunny day or have to use lighting unnecessarily!

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