Knowing the Basics and Glossary
window coverings that offer versatility. They have horizontal
or vertical slats that can be rotated for maximum light
and privacy control. Vertical blinds operate similarly
to a drapery; they can be opened from the center and stack
as a pair on both sides of the window, or they can draw
from one side and stack as a panel. Horizontal blinds
are drawn up and can be easily hidden, if desired, beneath
a valance or top treatment.
are an innovative fabric shade constructed from honeycomb-shaded
cells that insulate windows with pockets of trapped air.
The practical honeycomb structure of this shade is visible
only from the side. From the front, a closed cellular
shade appears to be a cascade of crisp pleats. When opened,
cellular shades fold up neatly along the pleat lines to
the top of the headrail.
are used to wrap the excess operating cord around, bringing
the cords up and out of the way of small children.
Double cell honeycomb
is cellular fabric with double cell design for increased
energy efficiency. This fabric is also available in single
are shades that are generally raised and lowered by folding
or gathering fabric to the top.
are the same as cellular shades, an innovative fabric
shade constructed from honeycomb-shaded cells that insulate
windows with pockets of trapped air. The practical honeycomb
structure of this shade is visible only from the side.
From the front, a closed cellular shade appears to be
a cascade of crisp pleats. When opened, cellular shades
fold up neatly along the pleat lines to the top of the
are blinds with horizontal slats made from wood or fabric.
The slats or material can be rotated for light and privacy
are fabric shades made from a crisply pleated material
that closely resembles a cellular shade.
are fabric shades that fold neatly to the top when drawn
open. A classic roman shade has overlapping folds when
the shade is lowered, while a flat roman has no folds
fabric is a term that refers to fabric that has been
treated or is constructed to block out a large portion
of the sunlight, providing a "room darkening" effect.
This type of fabric is used mainly in bedrooms, but has
applications in a wide variety of rooms.
window coverings that are made of material, which can
be permanently pleated, like that of a cellular or pleated
shade, or can be a drapery fabric like that of a roman
shade. Shades are drawn up and stacked at the top of the
window. Shades can be raised to allow more light into
a room and then lowered to afford more privacy. They can
be stopped at different intervals on the window, and still
maintain a neat, finished look.
Single cell shades
are a cost-efficient cellular shade based on a single
a term used to describe the amount of space a treatment
uses when drawn to reveal your window.
refers to any treatment that is used over the "top" of
another, most commonly referred to as a valance.
refers to any treatment that is used beneath another,
and most commonly refers to blinds, shades and sheer draperies.
refers to a new category of fabric blinds which combine
the features of a horizontal shade with the elegance of
refers to a blind or shade used to cover a window.
refers to our wood alloy blinds that are made from a proprietary
wood alloy material that combines the natural richness
of American hardwood and the durability of thermal polymers.
The result is a wood blind of unparalleled quality.