How do I protect my carpets from sun damage?

Hey there, East Anglia residents! Are you ready to shine some light on protecting your beloved carpets from sun damage? Living in the East Anglia area, we're fortunate to experience abundant sunlight throughout the year.

However, while sunlight can brighten up your home, it can also cause damage to your carpets. We've got you covered! I'm here to share some exciting tips and tricks to keep your carpets vibrant and sun-kissed in all the right ways. So, grab a cuppa and join me on this fun-filled carpet-saving adventure!


Section 1: Beating the Sun at Its Own Game  

Who says protecting your carpets from the sun must be a dull affair? We’ll start with a playful strategy that will make you smile. Remember those awesome forts you built as a kid? Well, it’s time to relive those memories and create a Sun Shield Fort for your carpets!

  • Sun Shield Fort:

Gather your creative energy and some household items like bedsheets, clothespins, and even beach umbrellas. Arrange them strategically around your carpeted areas to create a fortress against the sun’s harmful rays. Not only will this safeguard your carpets, but it will also bring out the inner child in you!

Section 2: Stylish Solutions to Sun Troubles

Let’s face it; we all love a touch of style. So, why not protect your carpets with a dash of elegance and flair? Here are two chic solutions that will make your carpets sing while keeping the sun’s damage at bay.

  • Fabulous Window Coverings:

Curtains and blinds don’t have to be boring! Opt for vibrant colours, playful patterns, or even customized designs to add a pop of personality to your windows. Not only will these window coverings protect your carpets from UV rays, but they’ll also transform your living space into a visual delight.

  • Sunscreen for Your Windows:

Now, we’re not talking about the kind you apply to your skin! UV-protective window films are all the rage and can work wonders for your carpets too. These films provide SPF-level protection for your windows, reducing the amount of UV radiation entering your home. Plus, they come in various tints, so you can choose one that complements your style.

Section 3: Fun in the Sun

Who said protecting your carpets can’t be fun? Let’s explore two strategies that allow you to enjoy the sunlight while keeping your carpets in tip-top shape.

  • Move It and Groove It:

Get your dancing shoes on, folks! Regularly moving your furniture and area rugs can ensure even sun exposure across your carpets. Switch up the layout, experiment with new arrangements, and have fun while preventing excessive fading in specific areas. It’s like a dance party for your carpets!

  • Beach Vibes, Anyone?

Most East Anglia residents know a thing or two about beach life… why not bring a bit of that seaside indoors? Install stylish awnings or exterior shades that protect your carpets from the sun and create a cosy coastal ambience. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation right in your own living room!

Section 4: Traditional ways to protect your carpet from sun damage.

  • Regular Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance:

Routine carpet cleaning and maintenance play a crucial role in preventing sun damage. Vacuuming your carpets regularly removes debris and reduces the abrasive effect of dirt particles that can further damage carpet fibres. Professional carpet cleaning not only rejuvenates the appearance of your carpets but also removes deep-seated dirt and helps maintain their original colour.

  • Consider Carpet Treatments:

Explore carpet treatments that offer additional protection against sun damage. You can apply UV-resistant carpet protectants to create a barrier against fading and discolouration. These treatments act as a shield by blocking UV rays from penetrating the carpet fibres, ensuring your carpets retain their vibrant colours for a longer period.

Tip: Avoid blue & red carpets as they fade quicker!

Congratulations, East Anglia carpet lovers. Now you have fun and engaging strategies to protect your carpets from sun damage. From building Sun Shield Forts to stylish window coverings and dancing with your furniture, you can keep your carpets vibrant and oh-so-protected. So, embrace the sunshine, and let your carpets bask in its glory—without worry! Remember, with a dash of creativity and a whole lot of fun, sun damage doesn’t stand a chance in your East Anglia home. Keep shining, everyone!

Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please don’t hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901549 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet CleaningUpholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry Cleaning service.

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For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry-Cleaning service

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