Designer Waterproof Blinds
With so many types of made to measure window blinds available, understanding the differences between each of them can cause a headache, not to mention deciding what is and where to use one which is water resistant, perhaps more commonly known as waterproof. At Unbeatable Blinds if a blind is waterproof we clearly identify it as such, making your online shopping experience as easy as possible.
The three most common types of 100% fully waterproof blinds are Vertical, Roller and Venetian. The introduction of Faux Wood Venetian and Rigid PVC Vertical Blinds this year has been a real bonus for customers who desire the designer look and the practicality of a 100% waterproof option. Because of the designer look of faux wood venetian and rigid pvc blinds these are being used throughout every room and not just bathrooms and kitchens.
So, what exactly are water resistant blinds and what type of rooms are the used in? Let’s take a closer look to find out more about water resistant types!
What are water resistant blinds?
As you may have guessed by the name waterproof and water resistant blinds are blinds with a strong resistance to water, meaning they cannot be damaged by excessive exposure to water and moisture. Now you can buy online with complete confidence whether you require venetian, roller or vertical blinds.
Blinds being exposed to excessive moisture is much more common than you would assume, as there are various rooms where more water and moisture is present, so without water resistant material you could end up having to replacement them sooner rather than later.
They are made using waterproof fabrics that will not damage over time if exposed to moisture or dampness, allowing you to get a much longer life expectancy from your blinds.
Why are water resistant blinds needed?
Exposure to excessive amounts of water or moisture can quickly discolour, damage and thus deteriorate the performance of many types of blinds. Whether it’s the bottom of the blind becoming damp from contacting water or the blind becoming warped because of continued exposure to dampness, water resistant material can prevent plenty of issues.
For example, you could have a roller blind installed in your bathroom without realising how damp it becomes. This can lead to deterioration or the possibility of mould developing, neither of which is desirable, so by getting appropriate blinds you can ensure no problems arise due to water or moisture. A 100% waterproof material blind is fully wipeable and with a simple clean will ensure no build up of mould.
Where is the best place to use water resistant blinds?
The most obvious rooms that will require water resistance is bathrooms and kitchens. As these rooms have water supplies that are frequently used, any blind in these rooms will be at risk from increased moisture or water exposure.
Bathrooms are especially bad for dampness due to the high levels of moisture found in the room, so getting a set of water resistant blinds is a very worthwhile idea as it could end up saving you money because you won’t need to replace the product anywhere near as often!
What materials are used for water resistant blinds?
Previously, plastics such as PVC were the only effective material for water resistance, so they were usually only found as roller blinds. However, recent innovations have allowed the development of many water resistant materials that can be used in many different types of blinds.
The major game changer recently has been the introduction of made to measure faux wood venetian and rigid pvc vertical blinds which both give a great designer look and are amazingly practical throughout every room in the home as well as being the most effective kitchen or bathroom blind.