What are Window Blinds and Their Various Types
The description of window blinds is that it is a window protection that is usually installed on the window’s interior side. The basic purposes of these window blinds are to shun away the interior part of a house and give limitation for the sunlight from coming in. Today, the market is selling various kinds of window blinds which we will describe briefly below.
The Venetian blind is the first kind of window blinds that we will present, and this kind of blind falls 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.
The next kind of window blind is the PVC or the Faux type, and this kind of blind is placed under the category of mini blinds. The material that is used in producing this kind of window blind is the PVC plastic which can be solid or foamed poly vinyl chloride. Be informed that one of the latest materials that is used for blind slats is faux or PVC. The surface of the slats of this type of window blind can be smooth or embossed with wood grains. The color selection of this type of blind is limited with mostly white, although some are also made in the shade of wood tone.
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.
We go to the next kind of window blinds and these are the composite blinds which are made from a mixture of wood materials and adhesive materials. The composite is considered as one of the preferred blinds that is being introduced among the newest window protection. The slats of this type has the surface made of 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. A few of composite blinds are made of wood tone colors and stain colors, and the price ranges could run from low to middle priced range.
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. As to the value type of wood blinds, the materials of the slats of this kind of window blinds come from different Oriental hardwood, while the slats of its premium wood blinds is manufactured from the American hardwood which is typically the Basswood.
You can match nicely your wood blinds with your cabinet or the colored trim for the covers of your window and thus are the best.