Darkening and privacy options
Blind fabrics can be selected by their darkening and privacy properties. Transparent blinds are perfect to enhance and decorate rooms with minimal reduction of light and views. Semi-Transparent and Translucent blinds are ideal for living spaces in which a balance between privacy and comfortable light conditions is sought. Dim Out blinds are optimal for workspaces with sun-oriented aspects in which significant glare reduction is required but natural lighting remains sufficient to work without artificial lighting. Black Out blinds are particularly suited to bedrooms and other spaces where room darkening and privacy are essential.
Duo blinds for day and night
Duo blinds incorporate two different fabrics in one blind. Each of the two fabrics can be independently adjusted, with the sections linked by a middle rail. One fabric can be completely hidden so that the window area is covered by the other fabric only, both fabrics can be hidden away, or a combination of both fabrics can be visible.
A combination of one transparent/translucent and one dim-out/black-out fabric allows for optimal variability of use, with control over light ingress, heat transfer and privacy.
Duo blinds are suited to rectangular windows (models P1620, P1720 and P1725) and slanted roof windows (models P2620 and P2621). Click here for more information.
Pleated vs Honeycomb blinds
Pleated and honeycomb blinds are both available in various darkening and privacy options. Optically, they are very similar once installed. However, while the range of fabrics for pleated blinds is more extensive, honeycomb blinds have offer two advantages over simple pleated blinds:
- Better room darkening properties, as tension cords are internally guided.
- Better insulation properties, as they are constructed of two pleated fabric layers with insulating air spaces in between. Fabrics with a reflective coating on the reverse side also reflect sunlight, providing protection against heat.
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