Between condensation, light control and protecting your privacy, choosing blinds for your bathroom can be very difficult. Since there is a lot of warm water used throughout the bathroom, it becomes a very humid space. First and foremost, this means you need to choose blinds made from a material that is capable of handling the moisture. Otherwise you could find that your bathroom becomes a breeding ground for mould and mildew, and you end up replacing your blinds much more quickly than you anticipated.
PVC rollers and verticals are an excellent choice for bathroom blinds because the PVC doesn’t absorb any kind of moisture. If there is moisture in the air, it simply beads up on the PVC and can be wiped off or dried over time. These will also provide an ample amount of privacy whilst functioning perfectly. PVC blinds are available in a wide selection of colours and patterns, too.
If you decide to go with PVC rollers, the main thing is to decide when to roll the blinds up and down. Roll them down when in the shower. Once the humidity is out of the air and the blinds have completely dried, they can be rolled up again. Rolling the blind up whilst wet will trap water inside the vertical slats, which can cause mould to grow.
Aluminium Venetian blinds are another option to consider for your bathroom. These are available in a huge range of different colours, and offer complete control over the amount of light and privacy. If you are looking for practicality as well as luxury, you may want to check out aluminium blinds before considering any other option.
Wooden blinds may offer the natural feel that you are looking for. The problem is, bathroom humidity can soak into the wood, causing it to warp. This will prevent you from being able to shut the blinds properly. As the wood continues to warp, you will eventually need to replace them. If you strongly desire the wooden look, we recommend using aluminium Venetian blinds with a wooden effect instead.
Fabric can seem like an easy choice for bathroom blinds. However, choosing fabric can cause a lot of mould and mildew problems to develop. Because linen and cotton both absorb the moisture and then don’t dry properly, they may also be prone to shrinking. Before you know it, your bathroom could develop an odour all because of the blinds that you chose. There are some other blind fabrics you can choose that will be suitable for bathrooms. They include fibre glass mesh fabrics or ‘sunscreen blinds’, as well as blinds made from 100% polyester.
When it comes to deciding on blinds for your bathroom, style remains the most important aspect to consider. However, it is very important to consider the privacy your blinds will create, and their ability to handle moisture effectively.
Order Blinds is the perfect place to shop for made to measure blinds online. We stock a huge selection of blinds that look great in bathrooms – including roller blinds, vertical blinds, wood Venetian Blinds, aluminium Venetian blinds and Roman blinds – in a wide choice of styles and colours.
If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask if the blind material you are thinking about choosing will be suitable for a bathroom.
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