Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all types of questions about bamboo, Bamboo Blinds and where and how to use them.

From screening to privacy, maintenance to environmental effects, we will answer your questions here.

And if you can’t find the information you’re looking for, get in touch with your local Bamboo Blinds Stockist for help.

Photo of Bamboo Blinds Australia staff working a drop saw in the workshop

Your Questions Answered

Many of our bamboo blind materials are suitable for use in moist areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. And they can also be installed outdoors while still complying with the requirements of our 5 Year Warranty.

To help you choose the best material for moist situations:
• Select a material from our Classic Range. We would apply an exterior clear lacquer to protect the material from moisture.
• Select Matchstick or Raw Bamboo and our custom paint colour service. This would have the same effect as coating with an exterior clear lacquer.

Looking after your Blinds
In either of the cases described above, the Bamboo material would be protected, and cleaning would be relatively simple. 

So yes, our warranty applies in damp environments, providing you take appropriate care of your blinds, including rolling them up if storms or strong winds are forecast, and allowing them to dry thoroughly whenever they do get wet (i.e. don’t roll them up wet).

Note that our warranty does not cover mould or mildew growth as this is something beyond our control. However, as stated above, this can be removed from materials that have been coated appropriately.

Wicker is a type of weave rather than a material. Traditionally Wicker is made from a variety of materials: reed, cane, rattan, seagrass, bamboo and willow. Synthetic Wicker is made from a resin or vinyl material and results in a strong & durable yet light-weight weave.

Rattan is a material made from Rattan vines. This lightweight and very durable material is harvested from a plant closely related to palms. It can be polished, stained, lacquered and woven into furniture, lampshades, blinds and more. Although similar to bamboo, it does not perform well outside when exposed to sun, rain and moisture. The sun’s rays will bleach the colour and rain and moisture will soak the material causing mould or mildew.
Bamboo is a grass whose natural qualities make it very suitable for outdoor use. It is extremely fast growing, durable and lightweight. Bamboo resists water, heat, chlorine and salt and it can withstand the bleaching effects of the sun. In fact, bleach can be used to clean away mould and dirt from bamboo. Bamboo also benefits the environment. How? By absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than equivalent hardwood trees.

In summary, Bamboo is a great all-round natural material that looks beautiful and lasts for many years, even when used outdoors.

The maximum width for a single blind is 2.4 metres. For openings wider than 2.4 metres the width is divided. For example, a 2.5 metre opening will be covered by two blinds, each a little under 1.25 metres wide.

In theory there is no maximum height. We have made blinds 7m long! Although this is rare. For very large blinds it’s usually necessary to fit a motorised system because the weight and inaccessibility make the blind difficult to operate.

6-8 weeks is our rule of thumb, however it does vary from product to product and your choice of colours and finishes. We will discuss this with you at the time of ordering. If you need faster delivery talk to us – we will do our best to help.



We’ve received your inquiry and we’ll be in touch very soon.