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GLOSSARY

Blackout Lining

Fabric that is used for drapes and shades to achieve complete room darkness. Lining also helps preserve fabric from fading and discoloring.

Continuous Cord Mechanism

A cord system that is used for window treatments in which the cord is continuous and therefore always remains at the same length; allows for an easy operation.

Cordless Mechanism

Perfect for children’s room as you will not have any cords that may be hazardous tangling on the floor. Window treatments are manually adjusted to desired position.

Cord Lock Mechanism

A cord-locking mechanism that holds the blind / shade in desired position. Cord length depends on the length of the window, and whether the blind / shades are up or down.

Cornice

A type of top treatment in which a wooden frame is upholstered with fabric. Cornice may have a straight or shaped bottom.

Decorative Fabric Tapes

Fabric tapes that come in various colors to accent wood blinds, and 2” aluminum blinds.

Laminated

Fabric that is laminated onto vinyl to achieve better light control and privacy.

Light Filtering

Window treatments can be ordered with fabric that allows some light to come in yet maintain privacy.

Matching Valance

Blinds and shades may be ordered with a valance that matches the color and texture of the vanes to achieve a finished look.

Metal Valance

Used to cover blinds and or shade’s hardware.

Motorized Vanes

A feature that allows the vanes to open and close with remote control.

No Holes Vanes

Blind vanes that do not have holes, which prevents light spillage and results in less light that enters through the blinds.

One Way Draw

Vertical window treatments and drapes open to either the right or the left side.

Privacy Lining

Fabric that is used for drapes and shades to maintain privacy and allow light to enter the room. Lining also helps preserve fabric from fading and discoloring.

Retractable Cord Mechanism

A cord mechanism which maintains the same cord length while the shade is raised or lowered.

Room Darkening

Window treatments can be ordered with opaque fabric to block out most of the light and therefore make the room darker.

Shaped Windows

Shades that are designed to fit angled and shapes windows such as arches, trapezoid, hexagons, and octagons.

Side / Bottom Channels

An option that is generally available while ordering roller / solar shades, and allows you to control and filter outside light, therefore achieving greater darkness in the room.

Skylight

Shades that can be installed at any angle from vertical to horizontal. Skylight shades can be used to either filter the harmful UV rays while allowing light to enter the room, or to completely block out the light. Skylight shades may be ordered with motorization options.

Split Opening

Vertical window treatments and drapes open from the center and to both sides evenly.

Top Down Bottom Up

A system that allows the shades to either open from the top to the bottom or from the bottom to the top.

Top Down

A system that allows shades to open from the top to the bottom.

Vertical Pleats

Cellular shades that are designed for sliding doors, French doors and wide windows. The shade opens and closes from side to side.

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