Types of ladders for wooden and venetian blinds
Every blind buyer will sooner or later encounter a choice – what type of ladder to choose: tape or string? At the beginning, it is worth saying that the types of ladders are mainly related to the visual effect we want to achieve. What else should you know about ladders? Read on!
What actually is a ladder and what is its function? It is a textile element of the blind, which is designed to keep the slats in the right position. By controlling the blind, you actually change the position of the ladder, which guarantees the cover to be set in the desired position at a given moment.
In case of blinds offered by Akant, the type of ladder in the standard option depends on the selected collection and the width of the slats. For 25 mm wooden blinds as well as 16 and 25 mm aluminum blinds, only a string ladder can be selected. The tape ladder is standard for 50 mm wooden blinds and it can be swapped out for a string ladder on request. In case of 50 mm aluminum and 65 mm wooden blinds, a string ladder is standard, but it is also possible to change it for a tape ladder.
A ladder is made of a textile tape, on which the slats lean. The tape on its own is usually chosen for its decorative character. It is available in 25 colors in two sizes – 25mm and 38mm. As a standard the tape is matched with the color of the slats, however optionally you can choose different color. It is though worth to remember that when choosing light color slats, and a dark tape, the color of the tape may be reflected on the slats.
What is worth knowing about the tape ladder is that this type of ladder is associated with a higher package, i.e. the height of the blinds when folded.
String ladder is much more subtle. It may seem almost invisible from a distance, which makes the cover visually light. There are 11 colors of the string and, alike the tape ladder, it is not recommended to choose a contrasting shade for the light slats, as it may cause dyeing.
String ladder blinds have smaller package, so they take up less space after folding, which makes them perfect for the interiors where it is not possible to use a blind with a high package.
The type of ladder we choose depends mainly on our aesthetic preferences and the possible height of the package. Regarding functionality, both options are the same – both the tape ladder and the string allow you to precisely set the position of the slats, ensuring the full comfort while using the blind.