Many people like the look of bamboo wood blinds which is why these are becoming a great hit. Not only do bamboo wood blinds look gorgeous in homes but they also help the environment by being a renewable resource that can grow in just a few weeks instead of the years it takes for some trees to mature to be able to be used for lumber. Many people wonder what types of bamboo wood blinds there are. There are two of the more common types of bamboo wood blinds that one might encounter in stores and catalogs.
Slatted Bamboo Wood Blinds
This type of slatted wood blinds is similar to Venetian blinds in both function and look. Instead of the usual plastic or metal strips that compose the Venetian blinds, there are bamboo slats. The slats are usually about two inches or so depending on the preferences of the home owner and they can be opened and closed pretty much the same way as venetian blinds.
These are convenient to clean since all you have to do is to close one side of the slats and then vacuum or wipe off the dust and dirt. Wiping with a dry cloth is recommended for maintaining the beauty of your bamboo wood blinds.
For stubborn dirt that refuse to come off with a dry rag, you can try using a damp rag to wipe it off and then follow immediately with a dry rag to prevent water from seeping in. It is best to clean you bamboo wood blinds daily to prevent the accumulation of too much dust and dirt that will need stronger methods to clean.
Slatted bamboo wood blinds also come in a design where woven matchstick size bamboo pieces are placed over the slats. This type of slatted wood blind can be an interesting addition to a room.
Roll Up Bamboo Wood Blinds
This type of wood blinds can be very pretty to have since they usually have patterns on them or they look beautiful as plain and elegant window décor. Unlike the slatted bamboo wood blinds, this type use very thing rounded or flat strips of bamboo which may be tied together on a piece of fabric or just tied together on their own. The bamboo blinds are used to minimize the streaming sun and to ensure privacy.
Whichever type of bamboo wood blinds you use or prefer, it may satisfy you to know that you are not only using unique blinds but you are also contributing to the safety of the environment.