The truth is that aluminium venetian blinds are simply venetian blinds made from aluminium. Venetian blinds actually originated in Persia and were brought over to Europe in around 1760. The French still actually refer to them as Persian blinds or les Persienes.
Venetian blinds are a window covering that comes in a variety of styles. The slats are horizontal and control the amount of light that enters the room by either a turning wand or a chord (known as a tilter).
Very difficult to list the quality because of the many differences between venetian blind manufactures because there are there’s so many variables. The quality is often determined by the length of the guarantee provided for the blinds.
What are the parts
There are 4 main parts that make up venetian blinds. Headrails, bottom rails, slats and wands or cords. The wands rotate the slats while the cords are used to lift and lower the blinds.
The head rail is at the top of the blinds. It houses the components that operate the tilting, lifting and lowering of the blinds as well as the tapes that hold the slats.
The bottom rail is a base rail that allows the tapes that hold the slats to have stability and provides weight to the blinds.
We have only two types of operations with Venetian Blinds in Melbourne, Cord and wand. The option of motorised venetian blinds are available from some other blinds companies, but we simply choose not to use this option. In our experience, the simple option is always best and lasts longest.
What finishes are available?
Finishes are not applicable to Venetian Blinds.
How to clean and maintain Aluminium Venetian blinds
At A1blinds we offer our customers a cleaning service for Aluminium Venetians but not Timber Venetians as the water can warp and damage the Timber itself. With this process is we come to your home or office and pick up the blinds. They then get put into, what is called an ultrasonic bath (This is a bath that produces air bubbles) Mixed with a cleaning solution. The gets into all parts of the blind for a very effective clean.