Though they had their origins in ancient Greece around 800 BC, plantation shutters first gained widespread popularity in the southern regions of America. They were primarily used on estates that grew crops such as coffee, tobacco, cotton, or sugar in hot and humid climates. Their open design allowed air to flow freely through interior spaces, keeping them cool.
Traditionally, plantation shutters had large and immovable slats. However, modern versions like Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters are made using hinged slats that can be easily tilted to control the flow of air and light into a space.
Importantly Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters are also now designed and made in Australia – for uniquely Australian conditions.
Here are seven great reasons to choose them for your home:
Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters are designed and manufactured in Australia, specifically for our unique climate. They can be completely closed for privacy or to block light and heat in the middle of the day or can be angled open to allow maximum flow-through of air and light. As Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters are very easy to angle, you can easily cut the glare from the harsh Australian sun in rooms where it can be very distracting, like a study or a TV room.
When you buy Australian-made, you’re also supporting local workers, and the value of your purchase stays on-shore.
A great benefit of Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters is that they are impervious to moisture, and won’t blister, peel, flake, corrode or fade. This means they are ideal for use in wet rooms like bathrooms, laundries or around kitchen areas.
They are also incredibly easy to clean, requiring only a quick wipe down with a damp cloth.
All Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters are made from the highest quality materials and are customised to fit perfectly into a variety of window shapes and sizes.
While there are some limitations and restrictions, these shutters can be made to suit arches (such as a half circle, half moon, quarter circle and gothic), angles (right and isosceles triangles, top and bottom sloped), and even hexagons and octagons.
Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters can also be used as a versatile room divider or stylish solution for large windows or sliding glass doors. They are available in a variety of different designs including Hinged, Hinged Bi-Fold, Bi-Fold on Track and By-Pass on Track.
You can also choose from a wide assortment of sophisticated designs, and the shutters are available in three classic shades of white. They can also be customised with stylish valances, distinctive frames, three unique louvre sizes and tasteful hinge finishes.
Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters are designed to provide maximum privacy and security, making them an ideal option for both apartments and larger homes. They also act as a barrier to external noise, making them ideal for homes located on busy roads.
Made from a non-toxic polyresin compound, Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters have been tested and are GREENGUARD® Gold certified to meet strict certification criteria for low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions and are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities (IEQ-11). This makes them the ideal solution for all households, especially those with young children.
Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters are made from an advanced polyresin compound that makes them durable and easy to clean. Ink, crayon and other staining agents don’t tend to stay on the smooth surface and in most cases, blemishes can be removed by merely wiping them down with a soft damp cloth. Our traditional, non-motorised shutters can also be easily detached from the window by a single person within seconds and can be simply cleaned with warm soapy water.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters and how they can work in your home, the first step is to speak with a with us today.