Pleated BlindsIn Belgium, pleated blinds are an undervalued type of window covering. We can say that, because we see that in Germany and The Netherlands the pleated blind is the compeer of the roller blinds what considers the popularity and volume. Typically for a pleated blind is the elegance of the profile. These are very tiny en therefore perfectly for mounting in the window opening. Also for special shapes and mounting in a dome window, a pleated blind might be the most preferred solution.
Very convenient for smaller windowsA pleated blind can be mounted in the window opening in a very elegant way. The small profiles don’t take a lot of place, which is very eligible for smaller windows. If you would opt for a system with tension cords, the pleated blind can be operated with an operating handle. This makes it very easy to handle smaller blinds.
Ever since the arise of Duette® Shades, the pleated products have gained enormously in popularity. Duette® fabrics are pleated fabrics with a honeycomb structure. This causes a double layer which makes that the typical cords in the fabric are no longer visible.
The specific shape and structure of Duette® fabric brings along some technical specifications which make pleated blinds a very profitable type of window covering. The insulation value of Duette® Shade is in no way comparable with any other type of window covering.
Unknown = unlovedIn Belgium, we don’t see a lot of pleated blinds. We also noticed with our dealers that this is not the first product they propose when advising customers. This is mainly because the reactions when introducing pleated blinds is usually not to enthusiastic. However at our neighbors in Germany and the Netherlands, pleated blinds are as popular as roller blinds. Since the number of pleated blinds we sell augments year after year, it is not unimaginable that this trend will be pursued partly in Belgium as well.
A circular window?Nearly any type of window can be covered with a pleated blind. For many special shaped windows for which other products can’t offer a solution, a pleated blind can. Of course this should be measured very precisely by a professional dealer. The several special machines that exist for the production of this type of product make it possible to make circles, half circles or triangles.