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Know the difference! Latex and Foil Balloons

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Before ordering any balloons, it helps to know some of the major differences among the different varieties. While most balloons have a similar appearance, the materials used are very different. For example, latex balloons are different from foil balloons. Whether you need large round balloons, Disney-themed balloons, star-shaped balloons or something else, the following information will make the decision-making process easier.


Latex Balloons 

Whether you are buying individual balloons or latex balloons in bulk, the materials are the same. These balloons are made of rubber and are available in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. While these balloons are an excellent choice for any party venue, people with known allergies to latex should avoid exposure. 

Latex Balloons


Benefits of latex balloons 

•Latex is a versatile material, so they can be filled with helium, air or water.

•Latex balloons are biodegradable and environmentally safe — they will degrade between 4 months and 8 years.

•Latex balloons are the most affordable of the different types available, which makes them perfect for bulk purchases for large events.


Disadvantages of latex balloons

•Balloons need to be inflated before the event starts, so be sure to allow time for this before the event starts.

•Due to the porous latex membrane, latex balloons deflate more quickly than foil balloons. Therefore, we recommend using them for 1-day events only.


Foil balloons 

Foil balloons, also known as mylar, are made of a layer of plastic, but coated with a thin layer of aluminum foil. These balloons come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes.


Foil Balloons

Benefits of foil balloons 

•Balloons have a mirror-like quality that is popular with photographers and artists.

•Foil balloons can last up to 5 days, making them ideal for longer events. 

•They come in a variety of shapes to choose from, including hearts, giant letters, numbers and stars.


Disadvantages of Foil Balloons 

•For foil balloons, unfortunately, there is no practical way to recycle them because the material is myllar, which is why it is recommended to get them in small quantities.

•Foil balloons are more expensive than latex balloons, so if you want a large display, you'll need to consider a larger budget.


Choosing the right balloon 

All the balloons mentioned are good choices. However, if you have a large event or need to stick to a limited budget, then you can never go wrong with latex balloons. Unlike years ago, you have more freedom of choice when it comes to size, shape and color restrictions. Because these balloons can be filled with air or helium, they are perfect for birthdays, weddings, retirement parties, anniversary parties and more. 


We hope the above will help you decide what balloons to choose for your event. Please browse our wide variety of balloons where you can find a variety of styles for all events!

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