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Blinds are some of the most functional of all window treatments. Whether we’re discussing mini blinds, vertical blinds, faux wood blinds, or wood blinds, all blinds consist of slats or vanes. Generally, the blinds’ vanes can tilt or rotate as well as move either vertically (Traverse) or horizontally (lift). This is why blinds are considered highly functional window treatments. The blinds’ vanes can be made of different materials including wood, composite materials often used to create a faux wood look, PVC or fabric like in most vertical blinds, and vinyl or aluminum like in mini blinds and venetian blinds. Blinds also tend to be economical compared to other custom window treatments.
Faux Wood Blinds have slats that are created using synthetic or composite materials (i.e. Hunter Douglas everwood, Hunter Douglas Woodmates, Graber Traditions Composite). Faux wood blinds are window treatments that are more suitable for moist or sun drenched areas.
Wood blinds (i.e. Hunter Douglas Chalet Woods, Hunter Douglas Country Woods, Graber Traditions Wood blinds) have been around for quite a while. Genuine wood blinds can be stained to create rich wood blinds or painted to create custom colored or white wood blinds.
Often referred to generally as mini blinds, aluminum or vinyl Horizontal Blinds (i.e Hunter Douglas Precious Metals) have slats that tilt as well as raise/lower. These simple contemporary window treatments have slats, or vanes, that generally come in one of three sizes. 1/2″ micro blinds, 1″ mini blinds, and 2″ macro blinds.
Vertical Blinds have vanes that both traverse as well as rotate, creating one of the most functional window treatments for wide windows. Vertical blinds are the type of blinds often used to cover sliding glass or patio doors.