Faux Wood Venetian blinds
Faux Wood Venetian Blinds are made from a synthetic material, the colour and finish will be more consistent than a real wood blind equivalent.
Unlike natural wood blinds, faux wood blinds are able to withstand environments with extreme humidity and moisture levels. Such conditions would result in warpage and twisting of the slats on a real wood product. Faux wood blinds are therefore more suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.
It's important to be aware that although faux wood venetian blinds provide a good degree of light exclusion, they are not blackout blinds and light may enter. If you do want blackout blinds you can find more information here.
Venetian Blind Types
These are competitively priced standard-sized blinds that can be trimmed to fit your window. If you choose this option, be aware that the cords that raise, lower, and tilt the blind and the ladder cords and tapes may be in different positions if you order for multiple windows. Consider this option carefully especially if you are buying multiple blinds for the same room with different sized windows.
Fitting inside the reveal (window recess)
To allow for operating clearance, the width of the blind must be narrower than the width of the reveal. If there are any obstructions in the reveal, for example tiles at the base or a dado rail, the blind will need to be made to accommodate the narrowest width.
There is a wide range of motorised solutions available for your comfort and convenience and each system will have its own characteristics. Some points to consider are:
• Speed and alignment: Blinds in the same installation may not travel at the same speed and may not line up if stopped during the travel of the blinds due to mechanical and electrical tolerances.
• Noise: Being operated by a motor, some noise will be emitted. Quiet motors may be available.
• Wiring: Some surface wiring may be required. Where 240V mains power is involved, a competent person will be required to provide a power feed unless the blinds can be powered from a plug inserted into an existing socket.
• Motor protection: For safety reasons, most motors are fitted with a thermal cut-out to protect the motor if it gets too hot (usually from over-use). When cooled sufficiently, the motor will start working again.
All blinds with cords or chains could pose a risk of strangulation to young children. The BBSA recommends inherently safe products (Safe by Design). If you choose a product with additional child safety devices, these must be securely fitted as required.
For further information on window blind safety visit: www.makeitsafe.org.uk
We supply & fit blinds in all these locations; Ampthill, Biggleswade, Bedford, Hitchin, Letchworth, Shefford, Stevenage, Stotfold as well as across Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire.