Classroom Blinds for University Classrooms

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Classroom Blinds for University Classrooms

University classrooms have a very important purpose: providing the optimal space for our country’s students to get further educated. These students will be future doctors, researchers, writers, architects, and so much more. That makes these learning environments and their comfort much more important than many people realize. So, let’s talk about how classroom blinds join the equation and how important they really are to university education

Laptop Friendly

The first thing we have to talk about is how classroom blinds make a space laptop friendly. In this technological age, laptops are a must-have for university. They allow us to take quicker notes, stay better organized, store class projects and papers, and also access digital school material. That is to say, most students can’t get by without one.

However, have you ever gone to a cafe in the morning to do some work on a laptop? If you have, you’ll know that windows aren’t always laptop friendly. Without blinds, sunlight will come right in and make your screen nigh unreadable. This kind of inconvenience can be overcome in a coffee shop by moving to a back corner or taking your coffee to go. However, you can’t always change seats in class and there is no “to go” lecture if you’re not taking online classes.

Bearing all that in mind, being able to make a room dark and laptop friendly is a necessity. The entire room may not need the same level of darkness, but some windows simply get too much sun. Because standard, slatted blinds do a poor job of blocking out all rays of sun, having some roller blackout shades on the side of the class where sun is getting in can be a life saver.

Presentations

Not only are laptops pretty useless with light shining on them, so are projector screens. University classrooms use projectors all the time. They make it easy to share what’s on laptop screens. That makes them ideal for when teachers want to display a slideshow or movie for the whole class. Plus, they’re also used for student presentations.

Because projectors use light to cast their images on a screen, any sunlight can interrupt that. That makes roller blackout shades a huge asset for rooms that use projectors as well. Roller blackout shades can even be optimized by using side channels. These channels are mounted on the sides of a window frame and hold shade edges in place. Due to the overlap between channel and shade, no light can come in around the blinds. Plus, the channels really do add that extra level of sleek.

Buying Blinds in Bulk

A lot of university classrooms equals a lot of classroom blinds. Don’t buy appropriate classroom blinds for one class and leave the others to struggle. Instead, outfit the entire university with blinds that help facilitate the education of our students.

When you buy more then $500 worth of blinds from Domir Blinds, you can get up to 50% off your order. Because we’re the manufacturer, you don’t have to pay those overhead prices that you get at hardware or outlet stores. Give us a call today if you would like assistance making your order. We look forward to hearing from you.

How to Keep Daylight from Obscuring the TV Screen

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How to Keep Daylight from Obscuring the TV Screen

Tired of your TV screen becoming impossible to see due to a nearby window? Are you on the verge of rearranging the entire living room to compensate for the lack of an adequate window covering? Don’t start moving the entertainment center just yet! There might just be an easier solution. Here’s how you can keep daylight from obscuring the TV screen.

Cheap Curtains and Blinds

The first thing you might be wondering is, “How are blinds going to help me? I already have blinds and they don’t block the sunlight.” Or, you may be thinking the same thing, but with curtains. The fact is, most curtains and blinds are just not very good at blocking light. The reason is that most curtains and blinds are cheap and ineffective. Their only merit is providing privacy. The trick is to buy yourself some decent blinds that offer a higher degree of lighting control.

What Makes Decent Blinds

The difference between standard blinds and good ones isn’t something you might notice at first glance. Decent blinds don’t have to be gold plated or electronic to get the job done right. All you need is a set of blinds with a quality design that allows lighting control.

Lighting control is how much you can change the room from complete exposure to complete blackout, using the control mechanism provided – like a cord. Standard blinds don’t allow for very much lighting control. They offer close to complete exposure and then a slightly dimmed exposure. That’s not nearly adequate for most people – especially not those with windows near their TV.

Buy Something Affordable

Something effective and decent sounds really nice for keeping daylight from obscuring the TV screen, but it must be expensive, right? Not necessarily! Blinds come in all shapes, sizes, and complexities. That means, there’s a simple and affordable solution for you.

One of the cheaper solutions for this kind of setting is a roller blackout shade. These shades are the kind you might have seen in a high school classroom. They’re wide, flat, and can be pulled down to cover the entire window. With no slats, there’s no place for light to sneak in but at the sides. And, that’s where side channels come in.

Side channels are tracks that are attached to the inside of the window frame. The edges of the roller shade sit inside the tracks, which means there are no gaps at all between the shade and frame. If you’re looking for the perfect TV room, this is all you need. Plus, when you’re done with the TV, you can open the shade again and let in all the sunlight you want.

Get Something Attractive

If simplicity isn’t the way for you, get something more attractive instead. There are plenty of options that allow even more flexible light control than window shades and provide just as effective blackout. What you need is something like the Magic Lite. The Magic Lite has flat slats that lie flush against each other. They’re wide and cover the entire window. That means you can block sunlight from obscuring the TV screen entirely.

When you’re ready to talk about making an order, give us a call at Domir Blinds. We love helping customers find the right fit for them, and it’s high time you had your turn.

Reduce Heat This Summer with Insulating Blinds

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Reduce Heat This Summer with Insulating Blinds

Tired of the summer heat always driving your electric bill through the roof? Or, if you don’t have an air conditioner, you’re probably pretty overheated in your home. You might be surprised, but Domir Blinds can help with that. That’s because insulating blinds help reduce heat in the home. Let’s see how some new blinds might be able to help you save money and live more comfortably in the summertime.

How Does Insulation Work?

You might not have known that blinds can insulate. A lot of people don’t. The fact is, blinds can be very effective insulators. What is it that makes them insulate though?

It really comes down to what insulation is and how temperature changes. Heat is caused when atoms are moving very quickly. Cold is caused when atoms are moving very slowly. When hot and cold come into contact with each other, the hot and cold atoms collide. This collision leads to fast atoms bumping into slow atoms. The fast ones push the slow ones into a higher speed and the slow ones force the fast ones to slow down a bit. 

As time passes, the speed of the atoms’ vibration will find a middle ground. That is, unless the source of the heat is the entire outdoors. In that case, your home is likely to get very hot and make no noticeable difference to the rest of the world.

Insulation is any kind of middle ground between two contrasting temperatures. This will keep fast and slow atoms from interacting with each other and changing the temperature. 

Insulating Blinds

So, now that we’ve got the basics of insulation down, you might wonder how blinds do this. The truth is, it gets kind of complicated. Certain surfaces, like glass, transfer temperature very easily. That makes windows a huge temperature leaking point in our homes.

Covering a window with something solid that won’t transfer temperature as easily can mitigate the temperature leakage of the window. That makes fabric blinds and blinds with multiple layers of fabric great insulators. Fast atoms are forced to slow down if they want to move through something like fabric. The more times they have to move through a layer, the less intense their speed.

Choosing Your Blinds

So, which blinds are made up of insulating layers like this?

  • The Ninet is one of Domir’s original designs. These blinds are made up of two fabric layers with standard, slatted blinds between them. This allows you to control how much light enters your home while maintaining 100% privacy in all cases.
  • Honeycomb blinds allow less light control, but do a great job at insulating. These are made to be opened up or put down. When down, they provide two layers of insulating fabric.
  • Blackout roller shades are another great option. Because these are made with such a thick layer for blocking out sunlight, they can actually do a pretty good job insulating. Though, they are the inferior insulating choice when compared with the previous two options. These roller shades can be combines with side channels to prevent as much temperature leakage as possible while also blocking out sunlight.

Shop Domir

Regardless of which blinds are right for you, you can get them right here in Toronto from Domir. Because we’re the manufacturer, you can even cut out middleman price gauges. Get the best price you can from us. Give us a call if you have questions or would like help with your order.

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.

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