Waterproof Blinds and Where to Use Them Uncategorized 21.06.2021 When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your home, finding the right balance between style and practicality is key. You want blinds that not only look great but are durable and long lasting too. Unfortunately, many shoppers fail to think ahead when purchasing blinds for rooms with more humidity, such as the kitchen and bathroom, and their once stunning blinds become mouldy, faded and easily stained. The solution? Waterproof blinds. What are Waterproof Blinds? Waterproof blinds are blinds made from a water-resistant material and available in a range of different styles and colours that won’t warp or fade when they come into contact with water and frequent humidity. They offer a number of other advantages including: Mould Resistance One of the greatest advantages of waterproof blinds is their resistance to mould. This makes them perfect for rooms where there is frequent water and steam in the air such as bathrooms and kitchens. This in turn extends the lifespan of your blinds as they remain attractive and mould free for much longer than regular blinds. Colour Maintenance Thanks to the hardwearing composition of waterproof blinds, they are able to withstand direct sunlight much better, helping to maintain their colour for much longer as they won’t discolour or fade over time. This makes them ideal for those who prefer brightly coloured blinds and bold prints as they can be enjoyed for years to come. Durable & Great Value for Money Waterproof blinds tend to be much more hardwearing, making them last longer than regular blinds, especially in rooms where there tends to be more water and steam. This makes them great value for money too as you won’t find yourself having to replace them as frequently as regular blinds. Easy to Clean Waterproof blinds are much easier to clean than regular blinds as they can be wiped clean quickly and don’t absorb liquids and oils like regular blinds. This is because they are made from impermeable materials and prevent liquids from penetrating and causing discolouration. Where to Use Waterproof Blinds Waterproof blinds are ideal for rooms in the home with lots of steam, oils and less ventilation, making them perfect for the following rooms: The Kitchen Having blinds in your kitchen allows you to have greater control over your levels of light and privacy, however, many people decide against installing blinds as they worry about the excess steam, oils, splashes and food smells that would be absorbed by regular materials. However, with waterproof blinds, you can rest easy knowing that no amount of cooking will cause damage to your blinds thanks to their water-resistance, durability and easy-clean properties. The Bathroom With such frequent high levels of moisture in the bathroom due to showers, sinks and toilet flushing, this is the perfect place to install waterproof blinds. Not only do they protect against mildew and staining, they also improve hygiene compared with regular blinds as they can be wiped clean easily and don’t absorb germs and bacteria. Children’s Bedrooms/Playrooms There’s nothing worse than coming into your child’s bedroom to find their lovely curtains or blinds have been scribbled on or are full of stains from messy play that you just can’t get rid of. Thankfully, waterproof blinds are childproof too thanks to their easy-clean properties and non absorbent materials. How to Maintain Your Waterproof Blinds Frequent Dusting Make sure to regularly dust your blinds as part of your cleaning routine to help reduce any buildup of dirt, oils and grime. Wipe them down with a dry microfibre or dusting cloth or use a damp cloth to gently wipe away any heavier buildups of grime. Stain Removal For more stubborn marks and stains, use a wet cloth or sponge and apply more pressure to the problem area. Avoid using harsh cleaning products as this may damage the material or cause discolouration. Warm water is always your best bet when it comes to cleaning blinds, though a small amount of gently, uncoloured soap may help to remove very stubborn stains. Vacuum with an Upholstery Brush You can remove dust from your blinds more thoroughly by using a vacuum with an upholstery brush, though make sure to be careful to avoid causing any damage to the structure of the blinds. Waterproof Blinds in Bolton At Aspiration Blinds, we understand the importance of blinds in your kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms, providing you with high levels of control over light, temperature and privacy. This is why we have a wide range of blinds available in different styles, colours and materials to suit every room in your home, including those which are susceptible to high levels of moisture. Having made-to-measure waterproof blinds will give your home a bespoke look, great functionality and ensure your blinds look incredible, no matter how changeable the temperature and humidity is. Let Aspiration Blinds in Bolton take care of the measure and installation to ensure the perfect finish. Book a consultation now or get in touch to discuss our services further.