Guide to Roller blinds
What is a Roller blind?
Roller blinds are sheets of material that roll around a rod at the top of the window. When rolled down, they leave a flat square piece of material that covers your window or door. They take up little space when rolled up so are ideal in situations where the blind needs to be discrete. Due to their simplicity, they are very versatile blinds. They don't have to be plain and simple though, they can be personalised by added extra features making them a real style feature of the room (see below for options).
Materials are available in standard, blackout and fire retardant.
How do they work?
Blinds are fitted with a metal chain loop, if you pull on one side then the blind rolls up, pull on the alternative side and the blind is rolled down. This chain is fixed to the wall using a 'P' clip for safety reasons.
If you want to simplify things further you can motorise your blind and control it using a remote.
Due to the nature of the fabric used in roller blinds, they are hard wearing and less permeable than roman blinds or curtains therefore fair better in rooms with high moisture and smells in the air such as kitchens.
- any rooms!
Personalise your blind
Woven braids- strips of woven material that are sewn along the base of your blind. Classic patterns in a single colour or more bold patterns can compliment the blind fabric beautifully.
Eyelets- Eyelets are placed towards the bottom of the blind allowing beams of light to filter through and leaving a real statement.
Contrasting headrail and bottom rail- with 4 designs and 5 colours to choose from, you can make your blind truly bespoke.
Finials- Just like your curtain poles, roller poles can be finished with a stylish finial too.
Pulls- Replace the continuous metal loop chain with a pull placed centrally at the base of the blind. Metal and fabric pulls are available.
Maglets- a stylish metallic disc that is easy to attach and move around to positions of your choice.
Shaped finish- replace the standard straight bottom with curves, arches and zigzags, there are a variety of styles on offer to jazz up your blind.
Pelmets- hide the rolled section at the top of your blind with a pelmet in matching fabric. A range of shapes are available.
Digitally printed blinds- Transfer your company logo or favourite image onto your blind for a truly unique finish. Images can be placed either in a size and position of your choice or can fill the full size of the fabric width on the inside, outside or both.
* images must be at least 1 megabyte per square meter or a resolution of 300dpi for a good print. The greater the quality of the image the greater the quality go the print. Alternatively, we can scan personal photos and still achieve great results.
Looking after your roller blind:
To clean your blind dilute some mild dish washing detergent in warm water and use a soft cloth or sponge. Un-roll the blind fully and using the cloth or sponge (make sure is well wrung out) start at the bottom of the blind and wipe over the surface. Holding the base bar will make this job a little easier. Work your way up the blind rinsing the cloth well as you go and leave the blind down until it is fully dry.
If you are interested in roller blinds for your home or work place, get in touch to arrange a free, no obligation measuring and consultation appointment.