Bamboo roller blinds: description, fastening mechanism and reviews
The design of the window opening is just as important as selecting a floor covering or choosing a furniture set. Curtains that do not support the general style of the interior, will cause confusion in the design and bring to nothing all efforts. Thanks to the trend for environmental materials, most consumers tend to bring them into the house as much as possible. In connection with the new requirements, roller blinds from bamboo gained a second wind - they are again in vogue.
How are the
Bamboo curtains are braided manually using a special tool. For production, straws or bamboo stems split into slats are used. Combine bamboo with natural yarn, jute and fabric. In fact, the curtain is made entirely of natural raw materials.
Bamboo roller blinds do not have a wide variety of colors, just like any natural material. For some variety, they are toned or bleached, but the color scheme does not go beyond the natural shades.
Rolled curtains made of bamboo straw are additionally treated with special means for protection against ultraviolet, which prolongs the life and the safety of appearance. Also, for ease of maintenance and enhancement of the hypoallergenic effect, bamboo curtains are treated with dust repellent agents.
Since bamboo is very resistant to water, the curtains from it will be a successful acquisition for baths, balconies, loggias. For rooms located on the sunny side, bamboo curtains will be a salvation in the summer. With their help it is easy to soften the bright sun rays, and the amount of light in the room will not decrease significantly.
Bamboo roller blinds from straws have a dense weaving, but can not completely isolate the room from sunlight. The darker the canvas, the less it passes the sun's rays. The light panel creates a darkened space, more like a thick shadow.
Better protect from sunlight during the day, and in the evening almost completely cut off the room from the street bamboo curtains, woven from laths. The thickness and weight of such a roll exceeds the curtains woven from straws, but the protective effect from them is much higher. In use, panels with slats last longer, but are also more sensitive to the slightest distortion during installation. Poorly set horizontals when installing curtains can lead to stretching, warping the fabric.
Bamboo curtains are divided according to the way they are raised to Roman and rolled. Roman curtains are folded in horizontal folds, and roll, due to a special mechanism, is twisted in the upper part of the window opening.
Advantages and disadvantages
Bamboo roller blinds, like any product, have their advantages and disadvantages. Positive properties:
- Suitable for any type of room (home, office).
- Environmentally friendly material.
- Repel dust and other contaminants.
- They pass the air.
- Delayed by UV radiation.
- Easy to care for.
- Democratic price.
The disadvantages are:
- Pretty big weight.
- Narrow color scale.
- Limited size range (the standard width is 180 cm, rarely 240 cm).
- Quickly absorb odors, so use in the kitchen is undesirable.
When choosing a bamboo curtain, you should pay attention to the density of the weave, best of all this parameter is determined by inspection of the product at the lumen. The more closely the straws adhere to each other, the less sunlight will enter the room. Further it is necessary to be defined with color. The natural product has only three colors: mahogany, coffee, cherry. The shades can be many, but all within the classical color options. If you are offered to buy a bamboo curtain red, green or multi-colored, then it was additionally painted with chemical dyes. How the paint behaves during operation and how it will affect the body is unknown.
Also important is the control mechanism of bamboo roller blinds. For models that roll into a roller, the mechanism is called Roll Up. For the upper fastening of curtains up to 1 meter wide, a metal cornice is required, and for wooden models with a width of more than 1 meter a wooden strip is used. The lower part of the curtain is finished with a wooden strip. When buying curtains, consider that the longer the blade, the thicker the curtain will be.
How to install
Bamboo rolls are rolled up and fixed at the top of the window, above the opening. This is a classic installation. To implement it above the window you need a space of at least 30 cm. If there is no free space, you will have to sacrifice some transparent part of the window or mount the structure to the ceiling where the bamboo roll blind will be removed.
The installation is simple, but has several stages. To begin with, you need to purchase brackets (hooks) for the roller shutter. They are mounted above the opening of the window, directly on the window frame or on the ceiling, depending on the possibilities and desire. When installing the fasteners, check the horizon line so that the product does not warp when used. On the brackets put the bar with the attached cloth. Using the chains of the control mechanism, unfold the bamboo roller blinds.
How to mount a bamboo roller shutter in other places? The technology is unchanged for all surfaces, except for metal-plastic windows. For mounting on the frame, you need to purchase special overhead fasteners that do not require drilling holes. Also, manufacturers, in addition to several types of fasteners, offer overhead lambrequins hiding folded bamboo roller blinds.
Curtains of bamboo straw recently returned to fashion in our country, so the reviews are still few. Positive assessments are given to environmental friendliness, natural shades of curtains. Some customers note the ease of use and maintenance of canvases. Also, consumers say that a room with a bamboo roller has acquired a special style, added notes of eco-style to the interior design.
By cons, consumers ranked unreliable protection from sunlight, also noted that in the evening, with the light turned on inside the room, it's impossible to avoid outside views. Not everyone was ready for a natural palette of shades, considering it boring. Also, consumers say that the curtains are too self-sufficient in design: it is very difficult to combine with other window decorations. But to attribute this fact to positive or negative reviews is difficult, for example the style of minimalism does not welcome additional decorations or plentiful textiles on the windows. Also do not require additional frills loft, constructivism, ekostyle or kontemporari. Mandatory multilayer curtains are necessary for classical styles: modern, empire, baroque, rustic styles and many others.
Bamboo curtains - a successful acquisition for those who appreciate natural materials in the interior and wants to decorate the premises in ekostyle. Also they will be useful to everyone who wants to escape from too bright sun and not lose it at all.