Venetian Blinds: Aluminium vs Wooden

Venetian blinds are a fashionable and stylish way to achieve an aesthetic statement in any type of window. However, choosing the right types of blinds for you can be a hustle if you aren’t sufficiently knowledgeable on the available options. Your choice will be dictated by your window style and size, your own preferences as well as your home design. Whenever you’re looking for Venetian blinds for your windows, the two options you’ll be presented with are the aluminium and wooden blinds. Between the two, you’ll need to pick one.

Here’s what you need to know about the two choices:

The available style

The main woods that are used in wooden Venetian blinds include pine, basswood and oak. Based on the wood type you go for, you’ll be able to get plenty of painted finishes and stains that can complement the decor of your room.

Aluminium Venetian blinds also come in various colours, finishes and styles. There are neutral tones with flat finishes or blinds that are brightly coloured, and which show glossy finishes. A combination can be found to suit almost any style or requirement. Every aluminium Venetian blind contains a headrail that’s built-in and offers the look of a high-end designer blind.

Light blockage and privacy

Compared to many other blinds, wooden blinds offer an exceptional level of privacy. The wood is solid and makes it impossible for passers-by to see even shadows or shapes through the blinds. When closed, the notches fit flatly against the ladders, preventing any light from breaking through.

Aluminium blinds provide some level of privacy, however not as much as wooden blinds. If the room is lit, it may show silhouettes or shadows through the blinds. The no-holes option of the aluminium blinds is also made by certain manufacturers ensuring that light is effectively blocked from accessing the room. When the blinds are closed, the bottom of each slat covers the holes of the slat below it, blocking light from the room.

Aluminium Venetian blinds

Sizing

Both aluminium and wooden blinds are available in various standard sizes. However, aluminium blinds can be cut to your specifications according to the sizes you’re looking for. Alternatively, you can make orders in the store for the different colours and sizes you want for your windows.

Real wood blinds are often not cut by most home improvement stores and departments. Only faux wood is usually cut according to the size you’re seeking. You may also make special orders for the size of wooden blind you want too.

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