What are Window Blinds and Their Various Types
We usually place a window covering on the interior side of our windows and these are called window blinds. The usual uses of these window blinds are to hide the interior part of the office or home and to limit the ray of sunshine from coming into the room. Let us discuss briefly some of these different kinds of window blinds that are sold in the market.
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.
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. 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. There are two surfaces that can be made of this kind of window blind, and these are smooth and 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.
The characteristics of PVC are its sturdiness, UV rays resistance and water proof. 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.
Another type of window blinds is the composite blinds which are manufactured from a blend of polymers and wood materials. One of the latest window coverings, the composite is considered as one of the best blinds. 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. There are some composite blinds that are wood tones or stain colors, and their prices would range from low to mid.
The last kind of window blinds is the wood blind which is made out of real wood thus has its value. The slats of this kind of window blinds came from an American hardwood usually the Basswood for its premium, and assorted Oriental hardwood for the slats of the value wood blinds type.
Homeowners find wood blinds as a great match for their cabinets and the trim stain of their window protection.