The Designer Files Pt. Four: Q & A with Best-selling Author Melissa Steach
A home is a huge investment, and one of our biggest concerns is protecting all of the upgrades and features that are prone to damage. Furniture can be one variable, but more specific to Turnberry Towers, since we have floor-to-ceiling windows, is sunlight. How do we shield our floors from the elements?
A very easy, and inexpensive, way to protect your hardwood floors from damage is to put felt feet on the bottom of your furniture.
Would rubber feet do the trick as well?
I prefer felt to rubber, because if you’re anything like me, you like to change your furniture arrangement up on the fly just for the fun of it! Rubber feet are good for those items that you don’t want to slide.
And for our cherished Turnberry Towers residents when it comes to the sunlight pouring through the windows?
In the case of the floor-to-ceiling windows, which I personally have as well, there’s not much anyone can do to protect anything from sun damage. Just like sunscreen for your skin, the best you can do is apply a topical solution like a UV coating on the floors and cover up! Investing in good window shades and considering drawing them during times of intense, direct sunlight is the best you can do. Remember that real wood is organic and the aging process is part of its distinct beauty. Besides, unlike us, it takes a very long time for wood floors to show any real sun damage.
Melissa Steach is the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling Book, “The Housing Project: Decorating a Home that Tells Your Personal Story and Reflects the Real You”. She is also an award-winning fine artist and her decorating work has been featured on HGTV. She currently spearheads projects through Design and Signature Services by CORT and is based in Beverly Hills, Ca. For more information about Melissa, visit MelissaSteach.com.