What are cellular blinds?

Cellular blinds are sometimes called honeycomb blinds, due to their structure. In some ways they are similar to conventional pleated blinds, but the honeycomb construction helps to improve the thermal insulation of the fabric.

As a result, honeycomb blinds can keep rooms cooler during hot summer days and warmer during winter cold snaps, while reducing central heating and air conditioning bills at the same time.

This makes cellular blinds a particularly good option for picture windows that typically lose a lot of heat, as well as for conservatory blinds and south-facing windows that get very hot during the summer months.

What are cellular blinds used for

Cellular blinds make excellent window shades, partly due to their thermal properties mentioned above.

Their three-dimensional structure also makes them highly effective blackout blinds, ideal if you are sensitive to light or prefer to have a dark space available to you at all times of day.

For an even more effective blackout, choose the Louvolite Perfect Fit frame system, which will further reduce any light getting in around the edges of your window blinds.

Strong blackout performance also makes cellular blinds a good option for privacy, with the ability to comprehensively block any view through your window when required.

What are cellular blinds made from?

Louvolite cellular blinds are made from a variety of performance fabrics, allowing you to choose the properties that matter most to you.

Fabric samples are available on request via the website or from your nearest Louvolite stockist - just use our easy postcode search if you're not sure where your local Louvolite dealer is located.

Are cellular blinds and pleated blinds the same thing?

No, although they have some similar properties, and we group them together on our website and in our brochure.

The main difference is:

• Pleated blinds use a concertina fabric folded back and forth in a zigzag pattern.

• Cellular honeycomb blinds use a more complex pleat that creates thermal pockets.

These pockets are what gives honeycomb blinds their thermal performance, similar to the spaces between double glazing or the walls of a vacuum flask.

In operation, both function in a similar way: when retracted, the folds in the fabric collapse down tightly into a small space at the top of the window, and when extended the fabric opens out to cover the window completely.

Find out more

If you want to know anything more about Louvolite pleated and cellular blinds, or the Perfect Fit window blinds frame system, just ask your local Louvolite Stockist.

We're always happy to discuss our range of pleated and cellular blinds, as well as all of the other fabulous products in the Louvolite line-up.