Different Blinds Cord Types and What They’re Good For

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Different Blinds Cord Types and What They're Good For

Most people don’t put much thought into blinds cord types. They seem pretty unimportant, generally. However, each cord type has its benefits and drawbacks. Each one works better in a different environment. So, what’s the lowdown on blinds cord types?

Standard Pull Cord

The standard pull cord is something everyone is familiar with. These pull cords are thin and long, usually in bundles of 3 strings, and typically have a small plastic cone or bulb on the end.

The most prominent reason these cords are one of the most popular blinds cord types is because of how fast they are to use. You can pull the blinds up in under a second, and put them down just as fast. This makes them great for in-home use and use in offices.

Where standard pull cords fall short is in safety and appearance. If looking for a very neat appearance, a cord that hangs freely is not the ideal look. When the blinds are open, a standard pull cord can be so long that it drags on the floor. This is both unattractive and can become a tripping hazard. Not to mention, even when the blinds are closed and the cord is retracted, it’s still long enough for small children to play with, making it a strangling hazard.

All in all, these are very good for casual settings where small children won’t have access to them. To improve safety, they can be draped over the fascia or even braided to make them shorter.

Pulley Chain

Pulley chains are frequently seen on shades, screens, and honeycomb blinds. These little chains are the kind made up of little, round spheres and are typically attached to the wall. To use them, you simply pull on one side. One side will make the blinds go up, and the other will make the blinds go down.

These are common in settings that are meant to be clean and tidy in appearance. For instance, in a meeting room with window shades. The cord can also be allowed to hang freely, allowing some personalization, rather than anchored to the wall. However, this diminishes the clean, controlled appearance of them. 

Another benefit of this cord type is that it’s fairly safe for small children. While children may try to mess with them, if they’re anchored to the wall, there’s little they can do with them.

The downside to these pulley chains it that they’re much slower to use. They typically have more resistance than standard pull cords – a tradeoff for their tidiness. Another element that slows down their use is their proximity to the wall. Fitting your fingers between the chain and wall can be ever so slightly slower than a pull cord and is less comfortable.

Cordless Blinds

And, last but not least, we have cordless blinds. These can work one of two ways. There are manual, cordless blinds, which involve grabbing the bottom of a shade and pulling quickly. This movement unlocks a spring-loaded coil, allowing the shade or blinds to move upon their own. Then, they can be pulled back down, and will stay put when let go.

Secondly, there are motorized, cordless blinds. These don’t require any contact at all, and can be controlled from an app on  your phone. These are, no doubt, the cleanest, safest, and easiest blinds to use.

No matter what kind of blinds you’re after, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at Domir Blinds and we’ll ensure you leave with a set of blinds that make you happy.

Nursery Blinds That Help with Daytime Naps

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Nursery Blinds That Help with Daytime Naps

Having a baby at home can be a real challenge, especially if you have inefficient, standard blinds. Standard blinds pose all kinds of hazards to toddlers, but how about their effect during infancy? Let’s take a moment to talk about how nursery blinds can affect a baby’s ability to nap during the day and how Domir can help.

Circadian Rhythm

Have you ever heard of circadian rhythm? That’s the name of your notorious ‘internal clock.’ Your circadian rhythm is what makes you sleepy when the sun goes down and what wakes you up when it rises. Not everyone has a circadian rhythm that does that, as the circadian rhythm is actually pretty easy to mess up.

One thing that can mess up the circadian rhythm is sleeping with the lights on or doing wakeful activities in the dark. Your brain begins associating these light levels with the activity taking place and then doesn’t go into the proper wake or sleep mode when the lighting changes.

Because of this, it’s important that, growing up, children are given a consistent difference between nighttime and daytime lighting. This helps them develop a strong circadian rhythm, allowing them better sleep and a more easily-adhered-to schedule. 

Standard Blinds

Because standard blinds are not made with good lighting control in mind, they let in a lot of light during the day. Therefore, if you put your infant down for a nap in the middle of the day, the room is going to be fairly illuminated. This can disrupt the newly-developing rhythm your baby is acquiring and lead to trouble sleeping at night, fear of the dark, and sleep pattern issues in the years to come.

By choosing nursery blinds that allow precision light control, you can completely darken the nursery before putting your infant down for a nap. Of course, some dull lights on a mobile or crib attachment won’t cause any issues and will allow them the ability to see their surroundings a bit more. However, the bright light of day, signaling awake-time, will be kept at bay. Domir has many options for blinds that can achieve this. Let’s see what some of those options are.

Precision Light Control

There are many styles of blinds that are able to black out a room during the day. Here are the ones you can find at Domir Blinds.

Shades

Roller shades are simple. They’re the kind of blinds you see in classrooms – solid sheets of material that roll up at the top. These are just as great as nursery blinds. When pulled down, they cover the window seamlessly, except for at their sides. If you’re aiming for complete darkness, side channels, which attach to the window frame, will get rid of any gaps where light could sneak through.

Magic Lite

Magic Lite is a chic and attractive design. This design is made with wide, completely overlapping slats. These slats, when controlled, can open completely to allow complete exposure. Or, if desired, can overlap completely to block all light from entering the room.

Shop Domir

When you shop Domir Blinds, you’re buying directly from the manufacturer. That means you cut out the middleman costs added on by distributors. Instead of paying more to give outlet stores a profit, put in your order to Domir today. We look forward to assisting you in improving the quality and comfort of your home’s lighting.

Cleaning Blinds is Easy with These Blinds Choices

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Cleaning Blinds is Easy with These Blinds Choices

A lot of people don’t put much consideration into cleaning blinds but, for some, it’s essential. Working in a cafe where food and dust on the blinds can become a big problem? Or are you trying to clean up after messy children? No matter why you need them, Domir Blinds has plenty of easy-to-clean options that will suit your home or business.

Magic Lite

If you want to have an easy time with cleaning blinds, most of the time, the best solution is to pick blinds that are simple in design. Magic Lite is the exception. These fantastic shutter blinds allow you the best light control you can ask for while still being easy to wipe down.

What sets them apart from regular blinds is that they’re not made of the flimsy aluminum that cheap blinds are so often produced with. The sturdy shutters allow easy wipe-down with a damp cloth or paper towels. If your problem is dust, a quality duster would also be effective.

Roller Shades

If you’re not as concerned with appearances as you are with functionality, roller shades might be right for you. These are best for spaces outside the home, appearance-wise, but can really be used anywhere. Roller shades do a great job of blocking out sunlight with little fuss to be had. Let in a little light by pulling them halfway down or block it all out by closing them entirely.

We also offer blackout shades. Blackout shades have the same type of design and appearance as regular roller shades. However, they do a much better job at blocking out daylight. These are the perfect solution for your windows if you work the night shift and need to sleep with the morning sun trying to get inside. Blackout shades are also incredibly effective for home theaters, nurseries, and home offices – all places that sometimes need to be dark during the day.

Both blackout shades and roller shades can be cleaned with ease. Because they’re one solid piece, you can easily wipe down spills, splatters, or anything else from its surface. A damp washcloth will do, or paper towels and cleaning spray. No matter your prefered method of cleaning, shades will pose no problem.

Print On Blinds

If you’re looking for blinds for your office space or commercial business, you’ll be pleased to find that print on blinds are also easy to clean. Print on blinds allow you to custom order window screens with whatever design you want on them. This allows fantastic logo placement, advertising, and other forms of brand management, right from the windows of your building. Let patrons or passersby see exactly what they’re walking past. The best part about print on blinds is that you can use them for many years to come. Even after a long time of use the dirty surfaces of your print on blinds can be easily scrubbed down and put back up. 

If you need blinds for your home or business, Domir Blinds in Toronto is the best place to order from. We’re the manufacturer, so you can skip the middleman price increase by ordering directly. We even have discounts for large orders. Give us a call today and we can answer any questions you have or help you order.

The Best Choices for Library Blinds

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The Best Choices for Library Blinds

Choosing blinds for any location can be a tricky feat. However, somewhere specialized is even harder. That’s because specialized locations have their very own needs and requirements. The perfect environment for one thing may be detrimental to another. So, if you’re trying to determine the best choice for library blinds, Domir has your back. What exactly is it that a library needs in blinds? Let’s take a look.

Keep Out Direct Sunlight

The first thing one must consider when choosing blinds for a library is that libraries are home to countless books. Books can begin to degrade under less than ideal circumstances. This is even more important to keep in mind if the library you’re buying for has old or historic documents or tomes.

One thing that can quickly break down paper and old parchment is direct sunlight. The same ultraviolet light that causes fading and sunburns can also destroy paper over time. That’s why it’s best to keep direct sunlight out of libraries altogether.

Enough Light for Reading

The thing is, libraries are filled with reading and searching for books. To do both of those things, you need to be able to see. Therefore, you’ll need enough light to see by. Overhead lights can leave much to be desired. Their dull, yellow glow can be quite depressing and hard to see under. So, what’s the next best thing from direct sunlight? Easy – indirect sunlight.

Perfect Library Blinds

Just because you want to protect your books from ultraviolet light doesn’t mean you need to shut off windows entirely. There are plenty of blinds that will block out UV rays while still letting in tons of light. Those are the ideal library blinds. So, what kind of blinds do we recommend, keeping that in mind?

Roller screens are a fantastic choice for library blinds. They have UV protection but let in plenty of light, allowing you to read comfortably. Roller screens come with another bonus. They’re one-way and allow for privacy within the library. That makes them great for library offices in addition to the main windows. You can enjoy your reading without worrying about passersby looking in on you while still enjoying the view from inside the library.

Library Skylights

Larger libraries may also have skylights that let in lots of sunlight. If you have a skylight in your library that risks damaging books with direct sunlight, we recommend installing skylight blinds. Skylight blinds are usually comprised of a screen of some kind, much like roller screens. They’re held in place using side channels and can be opened or closed via a motor. If you have a smart device, you can download the app used for controlling motorized blinds. This makes motorized blinds easy to get started with, allowing you to have maximum control of the light in your library.

If you have any questions or would like to make an order, give us a call at Domir Blinds. Don’t forget: we’re the manufacturer which means you can order cheaper from us than any other distributor in Toronto. Plus, you can get up to 50% off on large orders. That’s a fantastic deal for an order of library blinds. We look forward to hearing from you!

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