Some Tips in Choosing the Type of Window Blinds for Your Home
We usually place a window covering on the interior side of our windows and these are called window blinds. Hiding the interior part of a place and to limit the ray of sunshine from entering the area are the normal uses of window blinds. Today, the market is selling various kinds of window blinds which we will describe briefly below.
The first type among the window blinds is called the Venetian blind, which is placed under the large category. Know that the first Venetian blinds were taken from wide curved metal slats similar to that of mini slats, and the shapes could be curved, flat or elliptical.
Placed under the category of mini blinds, the second type of window blind is the PVC or the Faux type. This type is usually prepared with the use of a solid or foamed poly vinyl chloride plastic. Be aware of faux or PVC as one of the latest materials that are used for blind slats. The surface of the slats of this type of window blind can be smooth or embossed with wood grains. This kind has usually a limited color section, from white to those made of wood tone colors.
Note that PVC is very sturdy, generally resistant to UV rays and is waterproof. Further, PVC materials are easy to clean, however, the slat’s weight is much heavier in comparison to wood and composite slats, thus proving a disadvantage to this type of blind. And so, if you use it in large windows, this disadvantage will come into the picture.
The third kind of window blinds are products of a mixture of wood materials and adhesive materials called the composite blinds. The composite is considered as one of the preferred blinds that is being introduced among the newest window protection. The surface of the slats of this kind is either smooth poly coating or solid composite. Considered similar to PVC in qualities too, the color selection of composite is limited and are usually white. There are some composite blinds that are wood tones or stain colors, and their prices would range from low to mid.
Wood blind is our last type of window blinds and because it is made out of real wood, has a value and premium to its kind. The slats of this kind of window blinds came from an American hardwood usually the Basswood for its premium, and assorted Oriental hardwood for the slats of the value wood blinds type.
Considered as the best window blinds are the wood blinds because they are great for matching your case goods and with windows’ stained moldings.