All About The Window Blind

March 2, 2013 | By

Window blinds are coverings for windows, normally attached to the interior side. Window blinds refer to some device to hide from sight or to help reduce sunlight. There are several kinds of blinds, which are covered below.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian is a large category in blinds. The original types were made with wide curved metal slats, similar to a mini slat. The shapes can be curved, flat, or even elliptical.

Faux or PVC

These types of mini blinds are made from a solid or foamed poly vinyl chloride plastic. PVC is one of the newer materials being used for blind slats. The slat?s surface can be smooth or embossed with a wood grain. Although color selection is limited mostly to whites, there are a few wod tone colors available as well.

PVC or faux blinds are very durable, UV resistant, waterproof, and simple to clean. The main drawback with faux blinds is the weight of the slats. PVC slats are heavier than both wood and composite slats and when used with large windows, they can make raising the window a difficult task.

Composite Blinds

Composite type blinds are made from a combination of wood products and polymers. Composite is a newer material that?s being used for the window covering. The slat surface with composite is a smooth poly coating or even a solid composite material.

Similiar to PVC, the color selection is normally limited mostly to whites although there are a few wood tone and stain colors available. The composite blinds are priced in the low to mid range. They have qualities similar to PVC and faux, and are some of the best available.

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