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        I want to install hardwood flooring in my morning room, but am concerned about it fading due to the sun coming through the windows. The windows are tinted with a 3m product, but the room gets sun all morning. Is there a finish that will protect hardwood or an engineered hardwood floor that will stand up to the sun?
         
        Posts: 6 | Registered: Nov 16, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You can make sure that whatever finish you use has UV protection in it (most do). However, any naturally finished product is going to change tint and color over time - even if it is not in direct sunlight.


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        Posts: 10111 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thanks Jaybee. I thought that might be the response I would get. I have been considering using tile ti mitigate the sun problem. I will see if anyone else has any ideas. Thanks again for the response.
         
        Posts: 6 | Registered: Nov 16, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Or if you want something that looks like wood, a laminate floor might be an option. Shouldn't fade or darken like wood.
         
        Posts: 834 | Location: Rogers City, MI | Registered: Sep 25, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thanks for the tip. That gives me another option.
         
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