15 Jul


Are wooden blinds blackout ?Wooden Blinds are not totally blackout. Whilst light will not penetrate through the actual slat, a certain amount of light will show around the edges of the blind where these is a gap between the edge of the blind and the wall. Also,  a small amount of light may show through the holes punched in the slats for the control cords.
Are wooden blinds expensive?Wooden Blinds are a cost effective way of dressing a window. They tend to be more expensive than vertical blinds but cheaper than curtains.
Are wooden blinds easy to clean?Wooden Blinds are simple to clean as they only require dusting. Close the slats then run a microfibre cloth or a feather duster and wipe horizontally, starting at the top and finishing at the bottom.
Are wooden blinds still in style?Absolutely, Wooden Blind colours are constantly evolving to follow the latest colour trends.
Are wooden blinds easy to fit?Wooden Blinds are easy to fit for anyone with basic DIY skills. The main requirement is to be able to drill and rawlplug holes for affixing brackets. A more in depth guide can be found here.
Are wooden blinds better than plastic?Both types of blind have advantages and disadvantages. For more details click the link here to read our blog post on the subject.
Are wooden blinds suitable for bathrooms?The best blinds for bathrooms are faux wood blinds made from uPvc. This is because whilst wooden blinds may warp and twist in areas of high moisture, faux wood blinds do not.
Can wooden blinds be cut to size?Technically yes, but without using the correct machinery which is a large diameter fine toothed saw the slats are prone to chipping on the ends.
Can wooden blinds be repaired?Repairing wooden blinds depends on the nature of the damage. 
Can wooden blinds be painted or spray painted?Wooden Blinds can be painted but it is necessary to dismantle the blind to remove the slats to prevent paint getting onto the control cords.
Can wooden blinds be washed?Faux Wood blinds can be wiped with a damp cloth but you should always avoid getting real wooden blind slats wet, 
How are wooden blinds fitted?Wooden blinds are fitted using brackets, which are fixed in place with screws and rawlplugs. Instructions for gate brackets can be found here
How much are wooden blinds?Wooden blinds are made to measure to fit an individual window and will therefore vary in price by slat type, slat colour, slat construction, width and drop. If you would like more information it can be found here.
What are wooden blinds called?The most common names are Wood Blinds, Wooden Blinds, Faux Wooden Blinds, Wooden Venetian Blinds
What are faux wooden blinds?Faux Wooden blinds are the same as real wood blinds except for the slats which are made of uPVC instead of wood. Everything else is identical.
Where to buy wooden blindsThe Fabric Stores supplies a wide range of wooden blinds on a supply only or a supply and fit basis. You can find further information here.
Where can I buy wooden blinds?You can buy wooden blinds at The Fabric Stores, Unit 1, i2 Centre, Hamilton Court, Hamilton Way, Mansfield NG18 5FB.
Are wooden blinds good?Wooden blinds are an excellent window treatment where a modern style is wanted and are extremely efficient at light control and privacy.
Are wooden blinds better than plastic?Wooden Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds have different qualities and properties so neither is better than the other. For more information on the advantages and disadvantages you can find more information here
Can you fix wooden blinds?It is possible to make repairs to wooden blinds but is dependent on the fault.
Can wooden blinds be fitted in bay windows?Wooden blinds can be fitted in most bay windows.
Are wooden blinds good for patio doors?Wooden blinds can be fitted on patio doors but they have to be raised to open and close the door. If the patio doors have a rubber seal a better solution may be perfect fit, more information can be found here
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