Different Types of Blinds that You Can Choose
Window blinds are used in order to cover a window. Usually, they are made of strips of a certain type of fabric, or of a more rigid material. Blinds are called ‘blinds’ because they block the view. They also reduce the heat coming into a property from the sun, as well as stopping warmth to come out of a property during winter. You can get lots of different types of windows. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Solid blinds are usually referred to as shades. This is because all they can do is be lowered or raised.
Slat blinds are very common. They are made of vinyl or metal horizontal slats that connect together using strings. This allows the slats to turn, thereby letting the light through. Usually, the angle of rotation is 170 degrees. They can also be pulled up completely, so that the window is fully uncovered. Slat blinds can be either horizontal or vertical. With vertical models, the rotation is angle tends to be just 90 degrees and these can fold towards the side. These blinds are popular because they allow for greater control in terms of how much light is let into a room.
Venetian blinds are a specific type of horizontal blinds. Strips of cords or clothes hang the slats together and pick them up. These blinds can be set in three ways:
- Without any overlap, with all slats facing the same direction inwards.
- Overlapping with one side facing inwards.
- Overlapping while the other side of the slats faces inwards.
Each slat has holes in them, where the cord goes through. When you pull on these lift cords, the bottom slats move upwards and the individual slats are basically stacked together, raising the blind. Usually, these blinds are made from plastic or metal. The width of the slat ranges from 16 to 120 mm, although 50 mm is the most common.
There are many other types of window blinds as well. Mini blinds are very popular. These are exactly the same as Venetian, but they have very narrow slats, usually up to 25 mm. Even thinner blinds are the micro blinds with 12 mm slats. Then, there are jalousies, louers, Holland blinds, brise soleil, honeycomb blinds, pleated blinds, roller shades and Roman shades.
Cars also use blinds to protect drivers and passengers and the upholstery from the sun. These are easy to install and are usually just attached to a window with a suction cup or static cling. They are often placed on the back seat windows to protect children from glaring sun.
There are a range of materials that can be used in the construction of blinds. These include:
- Fabric, used in Austrian, roller and Roman blinds.
- Wood, used in Pinoleum and Venetian blinds.
- Synthetic materials, like faux wood.
- Aluminum or vinyl, often used in office blinds.
As you can see, there are lots of options out there and you are guaranteed to find the blind you need.