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The ABCs of Window Blinds

We know shopping for blinds can seem daunting, with all the industry lingo, specs, products and features to think about! And while our expert showroom consultants do their best to make life easier for you, we thought we’d put together this handy little cheat sheet to get you up to speed. Bookmark this page, print it out or take a screenshot -­‐ this is everything you need to know to choose the perfect blinds for your home.

The ABCs of Window Blinds

Your guide to window blinds

Product benefits

Cost Effective: Best choice of practical blind when on a budget.

Child Safe: Tracking systems and cords are designed to be secure and safe for children.

Low Maintenance: Requires minimal/easy cleaning and upkeep.

Durable: Blinds that can take on the elements. Whether that is the Perth wind, sun, ocean breeze or rain.

Versatile: Blinds that are multipurpose. For example, controlling light and privacy with ease.

Easy to Use: Blinds that are operated with one wand or singular controller.

Increased Privacy: Blinds that offer a block to the outside and can’t be seen through.

Lightweight: Blinds that are light in weight in comparison to heavier fabrics, such as curtains.

Simple Tracking System: The way the fabric or blind folds left/right, or up/down is along one track that is simple to operate.

Energy Efficient: Blinds or shades that can help you save money on your electricity bill by blocking heat in summer or keeping heat inside during winter.

Light Control: Blinds that offer the ability to control the amount of natural light in the room.

Sun Protection: Blinds that offer UV protection as opposed to just light control.

Fabric Types

Sunscreen: Designed to provide protection against the sun, such as visible light, infrared and UV rays.

Block Out: Blinds that completely block out light.

Light Filtering or Translucent: See-through blinds that provide light control to liveable areas but also provide UV protection.

PVC: Blinds made of PVC won’t rot or fade. Great for maintaining a view and controlling light, but less efficient at keeping heat out.

Acrylic: Acrylic fabric has no backing. Allows light through, but you can’t see through it. Good for privacy.

The ABC's of Blinds Features

Do you have a question about blinds or window treatments, or is there something you always get confused about? Let us know and we’ll answer it! Call us on 13 13 15, visit one of our showrooms or arrange a free measure and quote with one of our highly-trained consultants in your own home.

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