One of the most common questions our team is asked focuses on the differences between blackout and dimout blind fabric. Here we discuss those differences.
Blackout fabric is a blind fabric that prevents 100% of light penetration, thus creating a dark atmosphere in any environment. It should be noted, however, that a standard roller blind with blackout fabric will not prevent 100% light penetration into the room. This is because light can shine through the small gaps that are present around the fabric and blind system.
However, with most of the light blocked out of the room a roller blind with blackout fabric is popular in bedrooms such as in student accommodation and hotels. And it will assist in a good night’s sleep, particularly if the light pollution outside is considerable.
If 100% room blackout is required, a fully enclosed roller blind system is required as discussed in our recent blog.
Dimout fabric is a blind fabric that prevents up to 79% of light penetration, creating a shaded atmosphere in any environment. This versatile fabric is often used on roller and vertical blinds alike and comes in a range of 53 colour options.
This versatility and choice make our dimout fabric popular in schools, universities and commercial environments, with the fabrics vast array of colours blending seamlessly with the brand guidelines of any business or the upbeat and vibrant colours in a learning environment.
Also, this fabric’s antibacterial and fire-retardant properties make this an ideal blind fabric in areas where hygiene and safety are of utmost importance.
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