Everything you need to know about Wooden Blinds discussed by Select Blinds
If you are thinking about redecorating a room in your home or business then made to measure or ready made Wooden Blinds are really versatile, allowing natural light to enter the room, offering partial or complete privacy and using the slats to have them slightly opened or closed if the light entering the room is too much and creating a glare. Made to measure blinds are made to fit a given or measured window size. Ready-made blinds are manufactured in set sizes that can be cut down to fit any window.
Wooden Blinds Frequently Asked Questions
What are Wooden Blinds?
Wooden blinds have wooden horizontal slats which tilt to control light and privacy.
How do Wooden Blinds open and close?
Their cords lift and lower the blinds and their wand tilt the slats to open or close or partially open or close. The wooden slats are adjusted by being rotated from an open position (in which the slats do not overlap) to a closed position (in which they do).
What are Wooden Venetian Blinds?
Wooden blinds are often referred to as Venetian blinds which also have horizontal slats, one above another. Venetian blinds are basic slatted blinds made of metal, plastic or wooden slats.
How are Wooden Blinds joined together?
They are suspended by strips of cloth called tapes, or by cords, by which all slats in unison can be rotated through nearly 180 degrees.
How do Wooden Blinds slats rotate?
The slats can be rotated so that they overlap with one side facing inward and then in the opposite direction so that they overlap with the other side facing inward. Between those extremes, various degrees of separation may be effected between the slats by varying the rotation.
How do Wooden Blinds fully open and close?
There are lift cords passing through slots in each slat. When these cords are pulled, the bottom of the blind moves upward, causing the lowest slats to press the underside of the next highest slat as the blind is raised.
What Finishes do Wooden Blinds come in?
Wooden blinds come in a number of finishes determined by the type of wood they are made from and they can range from painted finishes to most types of wood varieties.
What are the benefits of Wooden Blinds?
- Wooden blinds can come in wide to small width windows
- You can choose different sized slats
- The slat thickness can vary depending on your choice
- They can come in many different colours and types of wood
- They are easily cleanable and just need a wipe clean with a dry cloth
- They are great for any room; bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, playrooms, conservatories, kitchens, toilets, bathrooms, hallways, landings and door windows (perfect fit blinds)
- They give you privacy in overlooked rooms
- Their versatility allows you to have them completely open, shut or partially open
- The opening and closing mechanisms can be fitted to either side
- You can customise your wooden blinds look with a wide selection of wood stains and painted colours
- You can make them look individual with contrasting and coordinating tape instead of cords
- PVC Blinds can come in wooden styles and colour
Can Wood Blinds be fitted in all types of rooms?
What are the Benefits of Blinds?
Blinds screen a window much as curtains do and they can make a room look minimal and contemporary. Blinds are typically the same width and height as the window itself and normally fitted in the window recess, or they can be slightly wider and taller and fitted to the outside of the window frame.
Do Wooden Blinds keep your room warm?
Window blinds have varying thermal effects as they can block any unwanted heat from the summer sun and they can keep in heat in the colder weather. Wooden blinds because of their rotating slats can reduce light to varying degrees. A blinds purpose is to balance privacy and shade as well as look aesthetically pleasing.
What colours do Wood Blinds come in?
Wooden blinds come in many different wood types, colours and grains and a good blind company will have plenty of colour choices for you to pick from.
What width can Wooden Blinds be made to?
Normally the maximum width of a wooden blind can be made to fit is around 242cm as any more and the weight of the blind will be too heavy to fully open or close the blind or actually fit safely to your window frame. Again we always advise that you speak to your blind manufacturer for their advice.
What are the slat widths for Wooden Blinds?
Wood blind slats are generally available between 25mm and 65mm but always ask your blind supplier to confirm this.
Can Perfect Fit Blinds be made out of Wood?
Perfect Fit blinds can be made from Wooden Slats and they fit inside each window pane perfectly, becoming an integral part of the window. You’ll be spoilt for choices with the pick of the freshest colours, brightest shades and woodgrain styles. There is no need for drilling as they simply clip into your uPVC window frames.
Can you see through Wooden Blinds?
Do Wooden Blinds block all of the light out?
How do I measure for my Wooden Blinds?
What is the difference between Faux and Wood Blinds?
What’s the difference between Venetian and Wood Blinds?
Should Blinds go inside or outside of a window frame?
Why are Plantation Blinds different from Wood Blinds?
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