04/09/19 - Autumn Blinds
The dark nights are creeping in, the days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the morning and evening. As temperatures in the U.K.drop and the heating gets cranked up, people are quite literally hibernating for the next 3 to 4 months.
Typically your electricity bill is going to rise in winter - it just goes with the territory, but having quality blinds in place and some sensible insulation your rooms are going to be warmer for longer, keep the family healthier, keep costs down and create a better living environment for everyone. Contact The Carlton Blind Company for a free measure and quote service, choose from our selection of made to measure blinds and vast choice of materials.
3/04/19 - Perfect Fit Blinds
Perfect Fit©Blinds are perhaps the greatest breakthrough in blind technology in the last 20 years. This amazing product utilises the depth between the glass surface and the face of the glazing bead of UPVC windows and doors to create what appears to be part of your window or door frame - and all without any drilling. Available from our entire roller, metal venetian or pleated fabric ranges, these blinds sit in their own PerfectFit® frame, which clicks in-between the beading and glass of a UPVC window without any drilling or screws. The frames are available in white, brown or golden oak.
Other benefits include complete privacy control, heat reduction of up to 70% when the blinds are closed, no window sill space lost, maximum child safety and easy access to windows for cleaning. Whatever your needs, be it a conservatory, bathroom, bedroom or any other room with a UPVC window or door, Perfect Fit©Blinds afford a stylish, practical and aesthetically pleasing solution.
08/02/19 - Spring into Blinds
Spring time is nearly here and there’s no better time to give your home a fresh new look by replacing your existing window coverings with elegant new venetian blinds.
A practical and stylish way to update your home, venetian blinds suit every room in the house, available in aluminium, wood or faux wood. Venetian blinds provide a chic and stylish look to your home, venetian blinds are an attractive, easy way to completely update the look and feel of a room.
The spring time is associated with cleaning and by installing venetian blinds in your windows you’re making life easier as they are easy to wipe clean and don’t absorb dust like curtains do. Venetian blinds are incredibly versatile and so offer you a great deal of flexibility, you can choose between different slat sizes, different colours and different panel designs.
The Carlton Blind Company offers a large range of venetian blinds to choose from to best suit your furniture in the room and the ambience you’re looking to create.
06/12/18 - Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are simple, stylish and still the most practical blind for windows or doors, especially suited large windows and patio windows and sliding doors as they are not dust collectors. With vertical hanging blades they can be tilted to control the light and also be drawn back out of the way to give a better view through the window and access to doors. These blinds are popular for home and particularly suitable for offices and other commercial areas where light control, ease of use and being low maintenance is important. We have a wide choice of colours and patterns available and all operated with a simple wand control, vertical blinds are mounted on coloured tracks.
09/11/18 - Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are an alternative to real wood blinds. Faux wood is also known in some countries as Plaswood (Plastic & Wood). Made of a composite of man-made materials and natural wood particles, faux wood can be a less expensive choice than natural wood. These blinds have become more popular as the products have matured, becoming cheaper and more versatile at the same time offering more of a natural wood look. Current faux wood blinds are warp resistant, have UV ratings as high as 500 and come in colors that would be hard to find in natural wood blinds. Because of their resistance to warping, faux wood window blinds are suitable for areas with extreme temperature swings or high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Contact us today to see all the colours and designs that are available.
06/10/18 - Venetian Blinds
A Venetian blind has horizontal slats, one above another. Venetian blinds are basic slatted blinds made of metal, wood or faux wood; They are suspended by strips of cloth called tapes, or by cords, by which all slats in unison can be rotated through nearly 180 degrees. The slats can be rotated such that they overlap with one side facing inward and then in the opposite direction such that they overlap with the other side facing inward. Between those extremes, various degrees of separation may be effected between the slats by varying the rotation. There are also lift cords passing through slots in each slat. When these cords are pulled, the bottom of the blind moves upward, causing the lowest slats to press the underside of the next highest slat as the blind is raised. A modern variation of the lift cords combines them with the rotational cords in slots on the two edges of each slat. This avoids the slots otherwise required to allow a slat to rotate despite a lift cord passing through it, thus decreasing the amount of light passing through a closed blind. Slat width available are 15mm - 25mm- 35mm - 50mm, contact us today to see all the colours and designs that are available..
12/09/18 - Roman Blinds
Roman shades are a type of window blind used to block out the sun. They are often referred to as Romans or Roman blinds in the UK.
When opened, the Roman Blinds stack up evenly; when covering the full window height, they are smooth without overlapping. Roman Blinds can be purchased with a blackout lining on the back to fully block out sunlight. Unlike other blinds such as roller, vertical, and Venetian blinds, Romans offer no option to protect against moisture, making them unsuitable for bathrooms.
Roman Blinds are available in a variety of styles. Both Looped Roman Blinds and Classic Roman Blinds are designed to create depth and dimension. Looped Roman Blinds, also known as hobbled shades, have folds that cascade down the face of the shade to help create depth, while Classic Roman Blinds offer a pleated design that can be batten front or batten back.
Our Roman blind range features 162 beautiful fabrics, in a mix of plains, textures and prints to suit every taste in colour or design - contact us for a free quotation.