Types of Blinds and Their Features
In the ancient Near East, people escaped the summer heat by covering the windows and doorways with a moist piece of cloth. The Egyptians put reed onto the window apertures. All these inventions became the blinds’ prototype — European people adopted this idea and upgraded it. Later, a native of England began to produce blinds we used to know in the modern world.
Having appeared in the Arab countries about 600 years ago, the blinds have not lost their popularity. Rather, this sort of window dressing has become popular all over the world. Today, there are many types of blinds, which we will go through below.
The Benefits of Blinds
Blinds have several advantages over regular curtains.
- Light control. The blinds transmit light and air while protecting from the sun and prying eyes.
- Easy maintenance. They are very simple to assemble, convenient to use, and easy to clean. The blinds can be attached to any kind of windows and do not take up much space.
- Variety of styles, colors, and materials to fit in lots of room interiors.
What Kind of Blinds Are There?
The range of modern blinds is very diverse. Depending on design, there are several types of blinds, differing in the location of the slats, method of assembling and functional features.
This type of window shades is also known as Venetian blinds. As you might guess from the name, the slats are located horizontally. Such blinds tend to visually expand the room.
The slats are located vertically. They can be made from different materials and have different shapes. Vertical blinds tend to visually increase the room’s height.
Roller and Cassette Blinds
Roller blinds are a piece of cloth that is rolled up. The material can have a framing on the sides which are special regulating panels. If you want to hide the roll, choose cassette blinds with a special box on top.
Depending on the material, there are aluminium blinds, plastic blinds, wooden blinds, and textile blinds.
Aluminium and Plastic Blinds
Aluminium blinds are often chosen for offices, hospitals, and educational institutions due to their hygienic features: there is no need to wash them, and the slats are easy to clean using a damp cloth. This type of window cover is available in a variety of colors.
Plastic blinds are resistant to deformation, the slats hold their shape and do not bend. They are sterile, do not absorb dirt, dust and odors.
This is one of the classic options among all window shades. Wooden blinds look perfect with the curtains and wooden furniture. Nowadays, we struggle for environment and naturalness, so the covers made of wood have not lost their popularity over the years.
Customers like fabric blinds for the diversity of colors, shades and patterns. In order to simplify the care, the slats are impregnated with antistatic, anti-dust, antibacterial agents.
This is another classic style of window covers. A solid canvas is used to make Roman blinds. Fabric is smooth and straight in an unfolded position. When lifted up, it forms beautiful folds.
Day-and-Night Roller Blinds
The idea is to alternate between transparent and opaque stripes. Changing the position of the elements changes the level of lighting in the room. When two opaque stripes coincide, the room becomes darker. The coincidence of transparent parts makes the room lighter.
This original version is a pleated fabric. Such shades are fixed straight to the window frame.
When choosing blinds for your premises, it is important to familiarize yourself with the description of all their types, consider their pros and cons, and also decide on a few key points such as material and mounting mode.
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