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Which Blinds Should I Buy for Wet Areas?

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· 3rd January 2016

Which Blinds Should I Buy for Wet Areas?

With so many different blind styles to choose from, you don’t have to worry about finding the right kind for your room. However, what you do have to be aware of is finding the right style of blind that is suitable in terms of functionality and practicality, so it will last you a long time.

When it comes to rooms that easily get wet or are prone to damp, such as bathrooms and even kitchens to a certain extent, it’s important to be aware of which style of blind is best suited to the sorts of conditions this room will be subject to. Choosing the right blind will prevent any fungus or mould growth that could otherwise develop.

The team at Angel Blinds and Shutters have come up with some helpful pointers for you to follow, so that you don’t find yourself having to replace your blinds anytime soon.

What to avoid

FABRICS

The most important thing to remember is to avoid any blinds made from fabrics. Materials such as cottons are highly susceptible to mould. The humidity that can be felt in the atmosphere from a steamy and wet room will cling to the fabric, making it damp and likely to develop into mould.

If exposed to mould for long periods of time, you could start to notice problems with your health. Respiratory systems can be particularly affected, so you should be particularly careful if you’re asthmatic.  

What to opt for

Aluminium venetian

Aluminium venetian is a popular style for a contemporary blind that offers practicality too. As a water-resistant material, aluminium is ideal for bathroom or kitchen blinds. Simply close the blinds, so the slats are lying flat, and wipe over with a cloth to collect and remove any excess water that appears on the blind.

Roller blinds

For a simpler look and feel, roller blinds are another great option for those rooms that are prone to damp and wetness. They can be easily wiped down if they get wet, and are available as made to measure so can fit any size window and come in a range of different colours.

Vinyl blinds

If your window is positioned near the bath or shower, a vinyl blind could be the best option for your bathroom window. As a moisture and water-resistant material, you can freely use your shower or bath without having to worry about the damage the water and steam is doing to your beautiful blind.

Shutters

As a solid material, PVC shutters are the perfect window dressing solution to wet and damp rooms. Their timeless style and waterproof quality makes them great for any room in the house, especially bathrooms.  


 Alternatives

Frosted glass is sometimes used as an alternative to blinds, however, we do not recommend this is used as a substitute. Where blinds stop light from coming into a room and offer total privacy, frosted glass lets permanent light through and does not entirely shield your movement from those outside, so you can still see if someone is in the bathroom or not.

If you’re looking for new blinds for your bathroom, kitchen or any other room, please feel free to get in touch with us here at Angel Blind and Shutters. With a range of made to measure blinds and shutters suitable for all rooms in the home, please contact us today for more information or visit our showroom for some inspiration.

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