What are Window Blinds and Their Various Types
Homeowners generally place on the interior side of their windows a kind of window protectionwhich we call window blinds. 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 first type among the window blinds is called the Venetian blind, which is placed under the large category. For your information, the original Venetian blinds were manufactured from wide curved metal slats similar to that of mini slats, and the shape 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. Usually this kind has a limited selection of colors and most of it is white, with some made also of colors of wood.
Among the characteristics of PVC are that it is very hard, generally resistant to UV rays, and water cannot enter it. You can clean PVC materials easily, but it has the disadvantage when it comes to the weight of its slats, because it is more heavy if you compare it to the wood and composite slats. Therefore if you are using this in large windows, the difficulty arises.
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. Considered as one of the best blinds, the composite is among the newest window coverings. The surface of the slats of this kind is either smooth poly coating or solid composite. This type is very similar to the PVC type when it comes to color selection which is limited and normally only white and qualities. Note that the price range of composite is from low to medium priced, with some made of wood colors or stain colors.
The last kind of window blinds is the wood blind which is made out of real wood thus has its value. 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.
Homeowners find wood blinds as a great match for their cabinets and the trim stain of their window protection.