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Wooden Blinds vs Metal Venetian Blinds

Wooden Blinds vs Metal Venetian Blinds

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Thu 30 Jul 2020
Last updated Wed 14 Jul 2021

Venetian blinds are a practical choice for windows throughout the home. With each slat offering a high degree of rotation, the Venetian style will provide precise light control and privacy, as well as being easy to install, use and care for. So which type of Venetian blind is best for you and your window?

Wooden Blinds

A classic choice

A wooden Venetian blind is a real classic. Combining the warmth of beauty of natural wood with the practical benefits of the Venetian style, it is a winning window solution for rooms throughout your home. Wooden blinds are constructed from multiple horizontal wood slats which are linked with a pulley cord system. This raises and lowers the blind to your desired position, as well as rotating the slats depending on how much light and shade you require. We only source our wood from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable. which makes your wooden blind more sustainable and eco-friendly.

Perfect for privacy

Wooden blinds also highly effective when it comes to privacy. The majority of window dressings, such as a roller blind, will only obscure a view whilst fully blocking the window. With a wooden Venetian blind, you can angle the slats to prevent views inside whilst still enjoying a gentle filter of sunlight or air. And because they are crafted with sturdy real wood, there’s no risk of shadows or outlines, which might make you feel exposed in certain areas of the home.

Quick and simple

Our wooden blinds are very easy to measure for, order and install. They are also easy to use and maintain, so your blind will look great and function perfectly well into the future. If you have little ones, you can also be assured that your wooden blinds from Blinds Direct are always supplied with child safety devices, which keep cords and chains tidied away safely.

Highly durable

A high quality wooden blind is always a practical choice in terms of durability. The wood is lightweight but very hardwearing, which means your new blind will last for the long term. Each slat is very easy to clean, requiring only a wipe with a soft cloth to remove dust. For more stubborn stains, try a wood cleaner or mild detergent. It’s worth remembering that your wooden blinds should always be dried thoroughly, as the absorption of water can lead to warping and cracking. This is one of the only downsides of real wood, which is why wooden blinds aren’t best suited to bathrooms or humid rooms in the home. For more information, we also have our Wooden Blinds Buyers Guide for you browse too.

Metal Venetian Blinds

Strong and water resistant

That’s where metal Venetian blinds come in. Because the surface layer of this metal is protected by aluminium oxide, your aluminium blinds won’t rust. This makes them perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and many other spaces. Despite its light weight, aluminium is also very durable and malleable, which makes it perfectly suited to the house environment.

Environmentally friendly

You might not know that aluminium is the most abundant metal in the world. The process in which it is extracted is more eco-friendly than other materials, because the land can still be used for other purposes. Aluminium can also be recycled over and over again. This makes an aluminium Venetian blind a more eco-friendly choice, especially when you choose a high quality style which is sure to stand the test of time, meaning you won’t need to replace it later down the line.

Sleek and slim-line

Metal venetian blinds have a contemporary look which works perfectly in modern homes. With its sleek, slim-line design and metal slats, your blind will sit neatly in your window without taking up space or overwhelming the room. It’s worth noting that your aluminium blind might be a little noisy when it stacks, so it’s probably not the best choice for a bedroom. However, it’s the perfect option for your home office.

Easy maintenance

Metal Venetian blinds are very easy to clean, requiring only a quick wipe with a soft cloth to remove dust. If there are any sticky or greasy areas, use washing up liquid or baby wipes to gently buff clean. For a more thorough clean, you could also remove your blind from the headrail, lay it down flat and use a soft sponge to wipe each slat. This will keep your blind looking sleek and shiny for longer!

Whether you choose a wooden blind or metal Venetian blind for your room, you can rest assured that your new window dressing from Blinds Direct will be high quality, affordable and durable, as well as being a perfect fit, thanks to our team of experts who make every blind to measure. If you want more information about Venetian blinds, or if have any questions about our product range, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to help.

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