All Floorcoverings natural, man-made or other will fade over time when subjected to UV light. Direct sunlight over an extended period of time will inevitably have a bleaching effect on most fabrics and materials. With many homes now being designed with open plan living spaces, using large bifold doors and Velux windows, fabrics in our homes are more likely to be affected.
Natural floorcoverings (Sisal, Jute, Coir, Seagrass and wool etc.) are more prone to fading than synthetic fibres. Plant fibre products such as our range of sisal that uses natural dyes are less UV resistant than products that use manmade dyes. Sisal can be dyed to produce a wide range of attractive shades with generally good light fastness. However, in direct sunlight darker shades can be affected. If you are concerned about this, we would recommend that lighter shades are used in areas where there are large windows or patio doors, particularly if they are south facing. The use of window treatments, shades, blinds and curtains will of course help to mitigate fading. Our undyed Pure Wool, Coir and Jute ranges have similar light fastness to our sisal range and the same consideration should be applied when choosing these products. On all plant fibre natural products colour fastness is not guaranteed when the materials are subjected to UV light. If you have any concerns or are unsure about the best products to use in your space please feel free to contact one of our specialists on 02085580887 who will be more than happy to advise you.