Need exceptional light, heat and glare control?
Venetian Blinds are very well suited to this purpose.
Where did the idea come from?
Venetian window blinds are thought to have originated in Persia, not Venice. Venetian traders discovered the window coverings through their trade interactions in the East and brought them back to Venice and Paris. To this day, the French call Venetian blinds “Les Persienes,” and remain loyal to their true place of origin. After their introduction to Europe in 1760, they became popular window coverings across the continent.
Venetians Blinds, the principle.
A Venetian blind has horizontal slats, one above another. Venetian blinds are basic slatted blinds made of metal or plastic; wooden slats are sometimes used but are not as popular these days due to their maintenance requirements. They are suspended by strips of cloth called tapes, or by cords, by which all slats in unison can be rotated through nearly 180 degrees. The slats can be rotated such that they overlap with one side facing inward and then in the opposite direction such that they overlap with the other side facing inward. Between those extremes, various degrees of separation may be effected between the slats by varying the rotation.
There are also lift cords passing through slots in each slat. When these cords are pulled, the bottom of the blind moves upward, causing the lowest slats to press the underside of the next highest slat as the blind is raised. A modern variation of the lift cords combines them with the rotational cords in slots on the two edges of each slat. This avoids the slots otherwise required to allow a slat to rotate despite a lift cord passing through it, thus decreasing the amount of light passing through a closed blind. Slat widths commonly used are 25mm, 50mm and 63mm.
Some Venetian types available.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
These aluminium venetians are available in several colours with a 25 mm blade width.
Venetian blinds are available from as narrow as 300mm up to as wide as 3000mm with drops as short as 200mm up to 3200mm.
Aluminium venetians have been around a long time and have proven to be a great way to control heat, light and glare in both home and office throughout the decades.
Econowood Venetian Blinds (PVC or fauxwood)
PVC venetian blinds are available in several colours with a choice of blade widths of either 50mm and 63mm.
Fauxwood, also known as “Econowood” venetians are supplied in widths available from as little 175mm up to 2700mm and with drops from 200mm to 3200mm.
This type of blind is easy to clean and very durable therefore they are a great option for a long-lasting solution to help control light, heat and glare.
Timber Venetian Blinds (Basswood)
Basswood Timber blinds are available in several colours with a choice of either 50mm and 63mm blade widths.
Timber venetians are available in widths from as narrow as 175mm up to as wide as 2400mm and with drops from as short as 200mm and as long as 3200mm.
Timber Venetians while being a great option to help control light, glare and heat exposure also help to create a “warmth” and “ambience” through the natural appearance.
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