Honeycomb blinds offer a wide variety of customisation options; to keep things simple, we’ll categorise them into four categories:
Corded; Cordlooped; Cordless; Mechanism-
In the case of Venetian Blinds, the corded version functions similarly to the classic pull cord mechanism. When you pull on the string, the blind’s base rises. If you pull the cable in toward the middle, the blinds will stay put. Corded mechanisms are ideal for floor-to-ceiling windows since they only need 27mm of reveal area, making them easy to operate.
A roller blind’s cord loop functions similarly to the blind’s chain but is actually a cord. Just like a traditional roller blind, it consists of a single loop from which the blind can be raised or lowered as needed. Cordloop mechanism has the advantage of being available in widths up to 3000mm (all other alternatives are 2500mm), and like corded, it is great for floor-to-ceiling windows thanks to the placement of the cable.
Cordless blinds are like a tiny bit of magic that takes care of the blinds. When you adjust the blind’s bottom rail to your liking, the blind will stay in place. No strings or cords mean it’s completely safe for use around kids and animals. The absence of unsightly cords is a major advantage of cordless blind mechanisms, as they allow for a more streamlined aesthetic to be achieved with window coverings.
When the blind is raised from the bottom up in the standard orientation, the window can be viewed, it’s no surprise that this is our most popular choice.
The ability to switch between two different views at once is an ingenious feature. This blind is ideal for individuals who prefer to let sunlight in through the top of their windows while maintaining privacy below. The blind can be raised to its full height, lowered to its full depth, or anywhere in between. You could, in effect, have a stack of Honeycomb in the middle of your window! The ingenious Day/Night blind combines two useful textiles into a single product. An aluminium rail serves as a divider between the two materials. You can choose between a block out fabric, a light filter fabric, and a sheer fabric by raising the centre rail. Raise the sill rail completely upward to reveal the entire window. The perfect blind for individuals who need to block out the sun during the day but want to keep the view and the light during the night.
Smartfit is the ultimate portable window covering. The blind is suspended in place on each side of the window with two pieces of cord running vertically. This blind is perfect for French doors, RVs, and boats because it is fixed in place at both the top and the bottom.
To put it plainly, skylight blinds cover windows in the ceiling. In the same way that the Smartfit does, it includes cords on both sides that hang down from the ceiling or skylight. A horizontal position is maintained by cords that the fabric moves along. You won’t believe it unless you see it.
The three sizes of cells available are 25 mm SC, 45 mm SC, and 45 mm DC (single cell and double cell).
Honeycomb blinds, regardless of style, are highly effective sound and temperature barriers. Although double cells offer slightly better insulation than single ones, they may not look as nice, thus that should be taken into account when making your choice. The appearance of the cells is best imagined as being like the result of a zigzag fold in a piece of paper. When folding a piece of paper, the zigzag pattern becomes more compact the more tightly it is folded. The zigzag pattern of a 25mm single cell and a 45mm double cell Honeycomb blind is more closely spaced than that of a 45mm single cell. If you order a large number of samples, our samples team will send you a variety of cell alternatives to choose from.
The tight zigzag pattern of a 25mm single cell is due to its numerous folds. The 25mm single cell provides good insulation and is frequently suitable for windows with smaller reveals or window furniture such as locks and handles that minimise the reveal depth.
Because there are fewer folds in a 45mm single cell, the resulting zigzag pattern is more expensive. Because of its bigger cell size, the 45mm single provides superior insulation. The 45mm double cell, like the 25mm single cell, features multiple folds (a zigzag pattern). Hence, the name “double cell,” because it consists of two cells stacked behind one another.
Visibility Through A Material: Blockout, Light Filtering, And Translucent-
In a block out cell, the interior is lined with foil to prevent light from penetrating. The foil interior lining completely eliminates any outside light, no matter what hue it is. If the blind is properly sized and installed for a reveal fit, the light gap between the reveal and the material should be no more than 3mm in a Honeycomb configuration, making this option the most effective at blocking light.
A bedsheet held up to the window is a common analogy for a light filter. Outside light will make the fabric glow, but it will still provide a decent amount of privacy. When the lights are on inside and it’s dark outside, the only thing that can be seen of the people walking past the window is their silhouettes.
The most basic way to explain sheer cloth is as a flyscreen. While the blind fabric does a good job of keeping the sun out and offering some privacy from view within the home, it is entirely see-through. Lighter fabrics are more difficult to see through than darker ones, so keep that in mind. When comparing black and white sheers, the latter is much more opaque than the former.
So, use the following questions as a checklist to help you choose the best blinds for your home.
-Is it possible to get it without cords?
-What am I supposed to do with the blinds?
-Is it anything I could utilise as a baseline bottom-up? or should I just leave the bottom closed?
-Do I need something that will block out the light during the day but let the breeze in at night?
-For my desired aesthetic effect, window reveals, and the desired amount of insulation, what size cell should I use?
-How much light and privacy do I need?
-Do I want complete darkness?
-Do I need just enough light to read by?
-Do I want complete shade?
How to Know Which Material to Use-
Because of their distinctive cellular structure, Honeycomb blinds may be made to block out light, filter it, or be completely opaque, making them one of the most adaptable window covering alternatives. Let’s delve into that a bit further and see what we find!
In a blockout cell, the interior is lined with foil to prevent light from penetrating. Ingeniously, the fabric is aligned with the headboard to leave only a three-millimetre air gap between the reveal and the fabric, giving you greater blockout control that’s ideal for the bedroom. As an added bonus, the foil lining within the cell ensures that the material blocks out ambient light no matter what colour you select.
A common analogy for a light filter is placing a bedsheet in front of a window. With the sun shining in, the cloth will shimmer, softening the light inside your home and creating a sense of peace and tranquillity. However, you can still enjoy some solitude thanks to the light filter. Even if your lights are on inside and it is dark outside, passers-by will only see faint shadows of the people inside.
To put it in the most basic terms, the sheer cloth is similar to a flyscreen. You can see through the blind cloth, but it will block UV light and create shade within the home. You can’t see as much through sheer fabrics of a lighter hue, so keep that in mind. You can see much more clearly through a black sheer than a white one.
Which is better, a corded or a cordless model?
A: When dealing with a larger window, the bottom rail may be difficult to reach. With cordless blinds, you just lift and lower them with a light tug on a tab at the base of the rail.
How do I decide on a colour scheme?
A: A failsafe strategy that many lean on, is matching blinds or shades to the colour of the window trim. Since most trim is white or off white, you can’t go wrong with this neutral look, and you’ll be guaranteed not to clash with other decor. Our friendly team at Tasman Blinds will help to choose the perfect style for you.
How can Honeycomb Blinds trap warm air inside?
A: The air pockets within the Honeycomb cells act as insulation, keeping the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. Making your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Choosing A Honeycomb Blind Cell Size To Suit You-
We can guess what you’re thinking: “What’s the big deal about cell sizes?” We want you to be confident in making the greatest choice for your environment, and that can only be done if you are aware of all the available possibilities.
We can help with that. If you need help with something, you can count on Tasman Blinds to give you accurate, up-to-date information.
You can get great sound and temperature control from any Honeycomb blinds.
The insulation benefits of a double cell are larger than those of a single cell, but the appearance must also be taken into account when making a selection.
Twenty-five-Millimetre Single Cell-
The pleats of a 25mm single cell are closer together than in a 50mm multicell. To accommodate narrower reveal areas or situations where there is not enough room owing to door/window handles, the 25mm single-cell normally comes with a smaller headrail.
Single-Cell 45mm Objective Lens-
The 45mm single cell has flatter pleats, thus it softens the overall effect of the space. The 45mm single cell is significantly larger than the 25mm Cell and provides superior insulation benefits.
The increasing size of the cell necessitates a more substantial top rail. If you choose this size cell, remember to account for the reveal (the distance from the window to the front of the window framing).
Dual 45mm Cells-
The 45mm double cell is the same size as the single cell from the front but contains a larger cell inside. There are two separate compartments, one behind the other. When compared to the other items we offer, this one has the highest thermal efficiency.