Helium Balloons – Advantages and Disadvantages

Whether it is the birth of a baby, your child’s graduation, or a wedding you would want to bring in the best balloons to celebrate the event. Before you choose, be sure you first know the difference between latex and Mylar balloons and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Latex balloons are made from a type of liquid rubber while Mylar or foil balloons are made from nylon sheet covered with metallic materials and plastics.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Latex Helium Balloons

The biggest advantage or benefit of using latex helium balloons in Abu Dhabi is the fact that they are less expensive than foil balloons. If you are planning to have a lot of balloons, it would be more cost-effective to use latex as you’ll get a lot more balloons for the money. Latex balloons are available in all different colors and they can be filled with water, air or helium, making them flexible.

When talking about the disadvantages, the major drawback to using latex is that they pose a major choking risk for children. They are slightly porous which makes it easier for the helium or air to seep out quite quickly. They also tend to deflate faster in cool temperatures.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mylar or Foil Balloons

The biggest benefit to using Mylar balloons is the non-porous material, which helps them stay filled with helium much longer than latex. Available in different themes, shapes and sized, they are also easier to print anything you like on them.

Being much expensive is the only potential drawback to foil balloons. The quantity of balloons required is the key to decide whether to purchase latex, Mylar or a combination of both.

Will Helium Balloons Last for Long?

The amount of time a balloon will hold helium depends on the type whether latex or Mylar, and the air temperature. Latex balloons will only hold helium for 12 to 24 hours which is perfect for a short-lived event. The Mylar or foil type on the other hand may hold helium for up to 1 to 2 weeks. If the event you’re hosting requires a bit of set up time, getting a few Mylar balloons would be reasonable.

The best option is to purchase a combination of the two for a cost-effective yet beautiful appeal.

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