When you are deciding on window treatments for any commercial space, you should consider blinds. You can get customized blinds in a huge variety of colors, designs, sizes and you are sure that they will fit perfectly. All of the different configurations allow you to make blinds fit your space seamlessly and flawlessly with a neat appearance in every window and door.
Commercial mini blinds are available in many different styles, colors, textures, and sizes and they are versatile to fit in any size window or door. Custom blinds will also fit perfectly in specialty shaped windows that are very popular in commercial properties.
How Commercial Mini Blinds are Surviving the Test of Time
#1. Choices in Slat Sizes
The most common slat sizes in blinds are 1 inch and 2 inches. These are actually both called commercial mini blinds and have been used in commercial spaces for many years because they are customizable, available at a great price point and very durable to last for many years to come. You have a huge amount of choices in hues, patterns, and materials to make dressing your windows a fun and pleasing project. You can even have the slats covered in any fabric of your choice to really give your rooms some personality like no other around.
Each of the slat sizes has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s a good idea to compare them on all aspects before you make a decision. The 1-inch blinds work best in smaller windows. They will have twice as many slats from the top of the window frame to the bottom as 2-inch slats have. In larger windows, 1-inch blinds appear too busy and are distracting when they are closed. When you open the slats by tilting them on 1-inch blinds, your view to the outside isn’t as open since the slats are narrow. However, you can open the blinds all the way for a much better view of the outdoor scenery. The 1-inch blinds work well with narrow window frames because they can fit sleekly inside the window frame to fit seamlessly which can also help them to blend in with each room more readily.
The 2-inch blinds look more aesthetically pleasing in larger windows because they are fewer slats in them. They also give a much better view outside with less obstruction when the slats are tilted open. The 2-inch slats on vinyl mini blinds are easier to clean than the 1-inch type, as there is more room between the individual slats.
Both the 1 inch and 2-inch commercial mini blinds are great at light filtering, energy efficiency, and privacy control. The wider of the two, are heavier in weight, but in the commercial models, they are made extra durable to last longer than the average household blinds of any type.
#2. The Beauty of Fauxwood Blinds
Fauxwood blinds are another great choice for commercial window treatments. These are most often available in the 2-inch slat size and they appear just like real hardwood blinds in every aspect, but at a much better price point, especially when you are purchasing them for several windows at a time. The beautiful wood grain may be painted any color you wish or stained in hundreds of different shades and you can also have the slats covered in fabric, if you wish however most people prefer to see the lovely natural wood grain instead. Fauxwood blinds are lighter in weight that hardwood blinds so the lifting mechanisms don’t have as much strain on them to last much longer. Choosing fauxwood gives you a timeless and classical window treatment for a truly elegant space.
#3. Long-Lasting Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds were actually invented to use on large windows or doors for window coverings. The weight of a cordless horizontal blind on a large expanse of glass would not allow the lifting mechanism to function properly or they may wear out pretty quickly. Premium quality vertical blinds draw from side to side to alleviate this weight from raising them in large windows. They are available in 3 1/2 inch wide slats that are quite beautiful when tilted open or even when they are partially drawn. You can choose from a child-safe wand operation or a cord and chain operation. You also have choices in the manner that the vertical blinds open and close in where the stack will lie when open.
The stack is the area where the slats lie together with the blinds open. You can have the stack on either side of a window, a split draw to both sides of the window or a stack in the center of the window. The split draw is a lovely function to be able to have a great view outside of your scenery and great landscaping. Vertical blinds are available in neutral colors to blend in with their surroundings or in decorator colors for a splash of color. They feature unbreakable stems and are manufactured to be very sturdy and long-lasting in the commercial window coverings world.
Choosing blinds of any type for your commercial windows and doors are a great decision. You have so many options in the exact appearance that you desire with the added comfort of lighting control, privacy control and energy efficiency next to your windows all year round. Blinds are durable and long-lasting and they withstand the heat from sunny windows in the summer quite well without fading, cracking or splitting. All types of blinds are also an economical choice that is much easier to keep clean than some other window coverings, such as drapery panels. Blinds are a win-win solution for your windows. These are all the reasons why blinds can survive the test of time easily for you.