When you own a commercial space with hardwood floors you know they are very expensive to replace and therefore you try to keep them looking good. Cleaning them with the proper solutions and taking measures that will hopefully keep them from fading. Blinds and curtains are one approach businesses take for protection from fading. But is this the best option or could window film be a better option?

Why Window Film is a Better Option Than Curtains or Blinds to Stop Hardwood Floor Fading

Curtains and blinds are a traditional avenue that commercial spaces use to keep hardwood floors from getting sun-bleached. However, UV blocking window film is a better solution. Here is why.

1. Window Film is More Effective Than Blinds or Curtains: While curtains and blinds can block some UV rays–they certainly do not stop them all. Meaning a fair amount of UV rays still get through either the material itself or the gaps. Window film, on the other hand, blocks an impressive 99.9% of UV rays. This protection for your commercial investment slows the fading of floors much more so than curtains or blinds.

2. Window Film is More Attractive Than Blinds: Curtains and blinds can be a nice accent for the offices in your San Antonio commercial space. However, they don’t fit with every business model (retail stores for example) so they are not a ubiquitous solution to hardwood floors fading. Additionally, curtain and blinds go out of style and/or are deteriorated themselves by the sun in short order. This makes curtains and blinds and expensive short-term fix for preventing sun bleaching of floors. Window film, on the other hand, conforms to any industry’s needs and lasts 10 years or more, with an ROI in about 3 years.

3. Window Film has a Host of Other Benefits: Beyond just keeping your hardwood floors in good shape, window film has more to offer your San Antonio commercial space. It gives your building better security and accident protection since glass stays adhered to window film even after repeated blows or a slip and fall. It can be used as a way to bring glass in your commercial space up to code instead of expensive tempered glass. Finally, it adds energy-efficiency since window film is an additional layer of insulation.

For more information and pricing on window film for your San Antonio home or commercial space–contact us at San Antonio Window Tint today!

For over ten years, Mike Kinsey has been working as a consultant, project manager, sales advisor, and expert technician for commercial window film installs in the Kansas City metro area. His ability to successfully execute large scale and complex commercial and industrial projects has given him a reputation as one of the most trusted experts in his field. In addition to his eye for detail and extensive product knowledge, Mike brings with him a unique perspective to every project due to his extensive background in the construction industry. Together, he and his team have successfully installed over 250,000 square feet of window film. With certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education, Mike is a subject matter expert and one of the most accomplished professionals in the industry.