Have you ever seen a fabric and want to know-is it BL […]
Have you ever seen a fabric and want to know-is it BLACKOUT or DIMOUT? What's the difference?
These are just some of the questions our trading customers ask every day. These are just some of the questions retail customers ask you.
When choosing the right fabric for the blinds, it is not only necessary to choose the fabric design, then make the blinds and install the blinds. We must consider the function of the blinds and the fabric design that the customer ultimately tries to achieve through the blinds. Depending on which room the shutters will be installed in, this may vary, but it may also vary according to customer requirements. It is important to decide whether the customer wants to let some kind of light pass through the fabric, or whether they want zero light to pass through the fabric. The main differences in fabrics are as follows:
The shading fabric "blocks" 100% of the light from one side to the other. This is achieved by applying one or more layers of paint on the back of the fabric to "block" the light.
Anti-glare fabric can significantly reduce the light transmittance from one side to the other. Now, many fabric manufacturers have released fabrics with the name "Dimout". These suppliers claim that the performance of this fabric is similar to that of blackout fabric, but the price is lower. Generally, this means that less paint has been applied to the back of the fabric, and although very high light transmittance is prevented, they should not be considered to have complete light-shielding properties.
One thing to keep in mind when providing shade fabrics is to remind your customers that the fabric is shade, but unless there is a requirement for shade box roller blinds, the blinds themselves will not. Blackout box roller blinds are usually used in home theater rooms or laboratories that require complete darkness. The reason we mention this is; it is suitable for standard rollers or even perfectly matched rollers; there is a slight gap between the shutters and the grooves. This is just a small question, but one thing should be kept in mind when providing advice to customers.
The blinds industry is changing so fast that we sometimes forget to mention some of the simplest points.
All in all, the fabric named "Dimout" will greatly reduce light transmittance. The shading fabric prevents 100% of the light from passing through the fabric due to the combination of coatings on the back of the fabric.