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?
If you are having blinds fitted in a room where there is more moisture, for example, a bathroom or kitchen then PVC Venetian blinds may be a better option as they are more resistant to both heat and moisture compared to wooden blinds.
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?
If the window is on the ground floor, the blind should be closed slats up otherwise people can see in from any floors above. If, however, you are on an upper floor and the slats are up, anyone can see in from the ground floor. For that reason blinds on an upper floor should close slats down.
Do Wooden Blinds block all of the light out?
Wooden blinds do block a decent amount of the light out, however, they will still allow some in through the slats even when closed.
How do I measure for my Wooden Blinds?
A window should have a minimum recessed space of 2 3/8″ for an inside mounted blind. Measure the width of the window from the top of the opening to the sill in 3 places. Use the smallest dimension for the blind width. Manufacturers normally deduct up to 1/4″ – 1/2″ but always check this when you send any measurements or use a blind company that offer a free measuring service as then if there is a problem when it comes to fitting them they will rectify it.
What is the difference between Faux and Wood Blinds?
The difference between the two is the material they are made out of. Wooded blinds are made out of wood and come in a variety of stains and paints to enrich the existing decor in your room. Faux Wood Blinds are made out of a composite PVC. They are also available in a variety of colours, both paints and faux-stains.
What’s the difference between Venetian and Wood Blinds?
The stack on wooden Venetian blinds is always greater than that of aluminium because of the difference in the slat thickness. The slats on aluminium Venetians are less than a millimetre in thickness, whereas the average slats on wooden blinds are approximately 2.5mm thick.
Should Blinds go inside or outside of a window frame?
Inside mounted wooden blinds will give you the cleanest look and because they fit inside the window frame they can be mounted as deep or as shallow as you like. You can just mount the brackets outside of the window frame and hang your blinds or shades so they extend past the frame.
Why are Plantation Blinds different from Wood Blinds?
Plantation blinds are also known as plantation shutters and they consist of wood plank levers fixed to a frame that secures to the window frame and they operate similarly to wooden blinds minus the cords to completely lift and drop the slats down.
If you are looking for made to measure or ready made Wooden Blinds in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanark, Motherwell. Airdrie, Coatbridge, Falkirk, Hamilton or any of the surrounding areas then contact Select Blinds on 0808 271 2020 and one of our experts will be able to help.
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