In nature one of the most effective building blocks is the honeycomb. The shape of a honeycomb, with interlocking six-sided figures ensures a strong bond that reinforces itself. So a set of blinds that make use of the honeycomb concept means that the blinds themselves are using this idea to build a reliable window treatment that is going to operate strongly over a long period of time.
Honeycomb blinds are a modern interpretation of the slat blinds in that they can be lowered and raised in the same way as traditional blinds and they look similar to these kinds of blinds. But when they are lowered they reveal the fact that the blinds themselves are actually cells that form a honeycomb shape. In effect, these blinds cover the entire window when they are lowered.
Due to their honeycomb nature, the blinds are also referred to as cellular shades. They are a sort of a cross between venetian blinds and a roller blind due to the fact that when they are rolled up they look like venetian blinds and when they are lowered they look like roller blinds.
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The size of the honeycomb cells vary, depending on the appearance you prefer. They may range in size from 3/8 inches up to ¾ inches with some variations in between. The difference between the various sized honeycomb cells resolves into the thickness of the horizontal lines when the blinds are lowered.
As well as different sized cells, you can buy honeycomb blinds in a few different thicknesses, categorized as single cell, double cell or triple cell blinds. Double cell blinds provide a thicker layer of covering material giving you greater insulating properties as well as a greater ability to block out the light. This is even more pronounced with the triple cell blinds.
The insulating properties of honeycomb blinds give them an added feature that many people may have overlooked. When the blinds are lowered and the honeycomb shape of the cells are filled out, you have a double layer of blind material surrounding a pocket of air. This pocket or air allows the blinds to maintain the room’s warmth in the cooler months and keep the room cooler in summer.
The material with which most types of honeycomb blinds are made is a light type of reinforced paper. Although they are paper they are surprisingly durable, as you would expect them to be. They only require a dusting once a week or so to ensure there is no unsightly build up to keep them clean.
Honeycomb blinds look elegant due to their narrow horizontal lines. They come in a range of colors so they will suit many different décor styles and they are functionally sound while not drawing unwanted attention. They are also easy to buy with many retail stores stocking a large range to choose from.