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The Difference Between Blockout Blinds and Sunscreen Blinds

9/01/2019 | 0 comments
The Difference Between Blockout Blinds and Sunscreen Blinds

Want to know the difference between blockout blinds, sunscreen blinds and transluscent blinds? These blinds all function in different ways and are suited to different locations within your home. We breakdown the differences to give our customers the information that they need to ensure that their choice of window coverings is the right option for their room.

When building, buying or renovating your home you experience a wide range of emotions. While the amount of decisions you need to make can become overwhelming, some of these decisions will involve what type of blind you should use and where you should use them. Years ago when there was only limited options available this decision was much easier, but today you are fortunate to have a wide range of beautiful indoor window furnishings available.

The Indoor Blinds you choose can have a huge impact on the look, feel and functionality of your home, so we would like to help you decide by explaining the types of custom made indoor blinds we make.

1. Blockout Blinds

Blockout fabrics are designed to completely block out the sunlight entering your room, keeping your home shaded all year long.

Blockout fabrics are a wonderful option for rooms requiring complete darkness and increased privacy, making these blinds perfectly suited to bedrooms, theatre rooms, studies and bathrooms.

Blockout blinds are a great way to keep your home or office cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

2. Transluscent Blinds

Translucent blinds are made of a material with no holes, meaning they provide a soft light effect which is better for controlling the light that enters a room and in turn can enhance your room’s ambiance.

Translucent blinds impede the view from inside and outside, meaning you can’t see out of them, but you also can’t see through them from outside.

Translucent blinds are often used in kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms, as they provide good levels of privacy, but still offer a suitable amount of light.

3. Sunscreen Blinds

Our sunscreen blinds are made from a specially designed mesh fabric which lets in plenty of light, while protecting you from the sun’s glare and rays. Sunscreen blinds block out up to 95% of the sun’s harmful rays, which provides the bonus of being a great energy efficient blind.

Sunscreen blinds provide a great level of privacy as you can’t see into the room from outside, although they are not a block out fabric, meaning you can still see through them and maintain your outside view. However the opposite is true at night, sunscreen blinds do not provide privacy at night when the lights are on, so they are not ideal for bedrooms or bathrooms unless they are used with a block-out blind in a dual blind set-up.

We hope that this gives you a better idea of the difference between sunscreen blinds, transluscent blinds and block out blinds. If you need more information, please feel free to contact us either online or visit our showroom. 

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