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Hypo-allergenic Blinds

Which are the best blinds to choose if you have an allergy?

There are many types of window dressings which have Hypo-allergenic properties or are easy to keep clean and hygienic. My top 3 types are:



Shutters are easily cleaned and can even be wiped down using a damp cloth

Shutters are really easy to clean and keep free from dust. They can even be wiped down with a damp cloth (just follow with a dry cloth for a streak free finish). This makes them an excellent choice for anyone who suffers from dust allergies or for putting anywhere which requires an Anti-bacterial blind.

Roller Blinds


Anti-microbial Copper Operating Chains are ideal for health care environments

There are hundreds of roller blind fabrics which are treated with chemical coatings to make them Hypo-allergenic and guard against certain strains of bacteria. At Surrey Blinds we have a huge range of fabrics which have been treated in this way, including many colours and patterns so they don’t have to be boring. Using an Anti Microbial Copper Operating Chain in a Silver or Gold coloured finish gives additional protection where needed. Roller Blinds are ideal in health care environments as well as in kitchens and bathrooms, where cleanliness is vital.

Privacy Wooden Venetian Blinds


Some Wood Venetian Blinds can be treated with a Hyginilac Coating

Wooden Venetian blinds can be treated with a Hyginilac Wood Lacquer coating which kills off bacteria for 10 years, making the blinds ideal for anyone who suffers from an allergy.


Pet Friendly Blinds

Pet Friendly Blinds

If you, like me, have pets then it is important to choose pet friendly blinds.

Pet Friendly Blinds

By pet friendly blinds I am referring to those blinds which are easy to keep clean, durable, especially if they will be anywhere near your pets, and safe.

Vertical Blinds can be a really practical solution, especially on patio doors. Many vertical fabrics are washable, and with our wand operation and heavy weights sealed in the bottom of each slat, do not have the cords and strings which can prove very interesting to dogs and cats.

Many Roller Blind fabrics are also washable, and roller blinds have the added advantage that they can be rolled away, well out of reach when not in use.

Shutters are easy to clean, so these can also be practical, just not necessarily if your pet is a chewer!

Please give us a call and we can come out and give you some advice on the best blinds for your windows!

The Design Guru



Cleaning Blinds and Shutters

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Cleaning blinds is one of the topics I am asked about frequently. As with most things in life, there are different rules for different types of blinds but as a guide here are my top tips …..

Shutters – Use an Ostrich Feather Duster once a week or once a fortnight to keep the dust levels down, the ostrich feathers are very fine and easily flick the dust from the shutters. Once in a while it is advisable to wipe shutters down with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth to keep them looking in top condition.

Wood and Aluminium Venetian Blinds – Again an Ostrich Feather Duster is the best way to keeping Wood Venetian Blinds clean, the fine feathers flick easily behind the cords – but it needs to be done on a regular basis to prevent the build up of dust.

Roller Blinds – Cleaning roller blinds depends on the fabric chosen, some can be dabbed with a damp cloth to remove stains – don’t scrub the fabric as this can break the fibres and leave them sticking out of the fabric which spoils the overall look. If you don’t know whether your fabric is suitable then check before you use this method.

Roman Blinds and Curtains – For a thorough clean these window coverings can usually only be dry cleaned, and I would also advise using a vaccume cleaner with a low suction setting to remove any surface dust.

Hope this helps!

Happy Cleaning

The Design Guru x