Replacing bathroom blind slats

waterproof vertical blind slats

There’s perhaps two considerations to make when choosing replacement blind slats for a bathroom

  1. Bathroom blinds will be subjected to humidity and may even get wet
  2. Bathroom blinds should provide adequate privacy

Depending on where your bathroom window faces you could perhaps get away with vertical blind slats that don’t offer much in the way of privacy, However you can’t get away from the fact that bathroom blind slats will often get damp. If you buy cheap replacement blind slats then I suppose the damp issue isn’t a problem as you’d perhaps get a couple of years good service from any type of fabric. If however you want to ensure that you can wipe the blind slats down and that they will stay looking good at your window for longer then you may want to consider pvc waterproof blind slats. These are available as 3.5″ waterproof blind slats and 5″waterproof blind slats. These slats (or vertical blind louvres as they are sometimes called) have the added benefit of being blackout fabric and so will provide the ultimate in privacy.

Don’t get confused with the pvc rigid vertical blind slats. These are still a fabric but are like a vinyl material and so completely waterproof. If your existing blind rail is fine then you only need replace the slats. If however you are looking for a complete waterproof bathroom blind then they are available too.

The only downside to these type of vertical blind slats is that they don’t come in a huge range of colours. It really is a matter of their function dictating their form.

How to shorten blind slats

Shortening vertical blind slats

Sometimes you may have a need to shorten your vertical blind slats. Maybe you’ve had a new window installed or a new internal window cill. Maybe you have decided to reuse an existing vertical blind and you need to adjust the length of the blind slats.

Well you’ll be pleased to know that shortening blinds slats is easy. There is no sewing or gluing involved either and within minutes you can shorten your blind slats to whatever length you require simply by using these rather clever DIY vertical blind slat hangers. They come in two pieces, you fold the blind slat fabric over the thin plastic rod and then slide the hanger over that. The slat is gripped in place and your slats are as good as new! Simples! Need to shorten blind slats? The blind slat hangers are available from Just Blinds priced at 65p each


Blind slats for angled windows or conservatories

vertical blind slats for angled or sloping windows

Sometimes a sun lounge conservatory will have an angled or raked head frame, sloping windows, slanted windows, triangle windows, call them what you will. Lean to type conservatories are typical of this. So how do you order replacement blind slats for these sloping or angled windows given that each one is a different length?

The solution is quite simple really. Most reputable blinds companies have automatic vertical blind slat or louvre cutting machinery that can be programmed to cut vertical blind slats for angled window frames. The only information that you need to provide when ordering vertical blind slats for angled window frames is:

  1. The number of blind slats required
  2. The measurement of the longest blind slat
  3. The measurement of the shortest blind slat

Simply provide this information to the blind slat supplier and they will be able to manufacture your new blind slats each to the correct measurement.

Often blind slat suppliers charge different prices depending on the length of the slat you are buying. For instance it may be one price for slats up to 48″ and another for slats longer than that. Normally you will pay for your slats based on the longest one.

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