Blinds are one of the most popular window coverings in the country for many different reasons. First of all, this type of window covering is highly functional and wonderfully adjustable, making it very easy to use. Other than that, window blinds can look great in any room in your home, given that you select a style that suits the interior scheme.
Window blinds can either have vertical or horizontal slats that are held together by cords running through the blind slats. The Blind Shack offers both horizontal and vertical blinds. If you want to learn more about these types of window blinds, you’ve come to the right place.
Wooden blinds, also known as Venetian blinds, are made up of horizontal wooden slats that can easily be adjusted using corded pulleys which also happen to join the slats together. Using the corded pulleys you can gather all the slats at the top of the window to allow light to enter and reveal the view, or you can angle the slats to retain a decent level of privacy while allowing some light to pass through the blinds. Wooden blinds are available in a range of sizes and finishes that allow homeowners to have a diverse set of choices for their window covering needs. In addition, this type of window treatment can also come with vertical slats that virtually operate the same way as its horizontal counterparts.
While wooden blinds are generally called Venetian blinds by many people, the term Venetian blind is not entirely limited to that because this type of window covering can also be made of plastic or metal materials. Plastic or metal Venetian blinds also have horizontal slats that are suspended by cords or strips of cloth, and they work in a way very similar to wooden blinds. Slat width for this specific kind of window covering can be anywhere from 16mm to 120mm, where 25mm is the average width.
Unlike horizontal blinds, vertical blinds require lesser maintenance due to their slats having a vertical orientation, meaning they are less likely to collect dust. This window covering works better on windows and doors that slide side to side because it also draws to the side. Vertical blinds are generally known for being faster and easier to operate compared to its horizontal counterparts.
Vertical blinds can be made of wood, metal, faux wood, flat plastic, or embossed PVC materials. This window covering’s availability in different types of materials gives homeowners and interior designers plenty of options for their home styling needs.
Stationary blinds are typically hung in the doorways of commercial establishments and residential properties. One such common usage of stationary blinds are in the cold rooms of food businesses, as it slows the movement of cold/hot air in and out of the room. During warmer climates, these blinds also help in preventing flies and other pesky insects from entering a room.