Venetian blinds actually originated in Persia and were brought over to Europe in around 1760. The French still refer to them as Persian blinds or les Persienes.
Venetian blinds are a window covering available in a variety of styles. The slats are horizontal and control the amount of light that enters the room using a rotating wand or using a pull cord.
Very difficult to list the quality because of the many differences between Venetian blind manufactures as 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 3 main parts that make up Venetian blinds. Head rail, Bottom rail, Slats and controls. The wand 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 allow the tapes that hold the slats to have stability and provides weight to the blinds. Also allows the blind to be clipped in at the bottom.
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, however we simply choose not to use this option. In our experience, the simple option is always best and lasts longest.
What finishes are available?
Matt, gloss and marble painted finishes.
How to clean and maintain Aluminium Venetian blinds
At A1 Blinds 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 our process we serve 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 which gets into all parts of the blind for a very effective clean.