Curtains are an indispensable part of the family and an interior decoration that combines functionality and beauty. The main function of curtains is to isolate from the outside world, keep the privacy of the room, and at the same time it can improve the environment. However, most consumers do not know that the original curtains may also contain formaldehyde. So, how should consumers choose curtains?
Q: Faced with a wide variety of curtains, how to choose good blackout curtains?
A: Blackout curtains are blackout cloths. The easiest way to choose a blackout cloth with good effect is to choose it against the light. The main function of shading cloth is to block sunlight and ultraviolet rays. Therefore, the light transmittance is the most important standard to measure the quality of shading cloth. When purchasing a shade cloth, face the shade cloth to the light. A good quality shade cloth will not transmit light, and a slightly inferior quality shade cloth may have faint light coming through. Generally speaking, the quality of the thicker shade cloth is better, otherwise the quality is worse.
Q: Besides blocking light, what other functions do curtains have?
A: As we all know, the sound is transmitted through the medium, and the reflectivity of the window glass to the sound is also very high. If there are curtains of appropriate thickness, the reverberation effect of the indoor sound can be improved. Similarly, thick curtains are also conducive to absorbing part of the noise from the outside and improving the indoor sound environment.
Q: Is formaldehyde harmful to curtains? How should it be avoided?
A: Curtains may also contain formaldehyde. To avoid the influence of formaldehyde, there are three ways: 1. Smell the smell. If the product emits a pungent odor, there may be residual formaldehyde, so don’t buy it; second, pick the color. When choosing a color, it is advisable to choose a light tone, so that the risk of formaldehyde and color fastness exceeding the standard will be smaller; third, look at the variety. Be cautious when purchasing fabrics and curtains that are anti-shrink, anti-wrinkle, soft, flat, etc., and pay attention to whether the formaldehyde content is marked on the fabric label.
Q: How to choose curtains according to the orientation of the windows?
A: The windows facing south have good light, and tulle, thin cotton or silk fabrics are more suitable. North-facing rooms are often cold and gloomy, so you should choose curtains with warm colors and some heavy feelings to increase the temperature. For windows facing east or west, you should choose sunshade curtains, which can not only block the glare, but also maintain the brightness of the room, and make full use of natural light to illuminate the room.
Q: Is there anything the elderly should pay attention to when choosing curtains?
A: Generally speaking, double-layer curtains are more suitable for the elderly. A light gauze curtain can be drawn during the day to properly adjust the indoor brightness and protect the eyes of the elderly from glare. The other layer is made of thick cotton cloth, which has good air permeability and can ensure a certain degree of warmth, especially at night, which can prevent the elderly from catching cold. At the same time, heavy curtains can create a quiet environment, which is conducive to sleep. Since the eyes of the elderly are not as sharp as those of the young, and they are afraid of stimulation, the color of the curtains should not be too dark or too bright. Generally, dark blue curtains are better. The patterns are also striped and more elegant. Curtains with too large or too complicated patterns can easily cause the elderly to be dazzled.