- By Faye Crawford
- Published 05/13/2011
- Article Writing
IntroductionIf DIY is not your forte then perfect fit blinds may offer a solution to your binds need. They are simple to assemble, require no drilling and can be fitted within minutes. The perfect fit system is designed exclusively by Louvolite and their revolutionary idea has meant that you will no longer have the worry of dangling operating cords or the though of a small breeze from an open window moving your blind knocking all your belongs off your window sill.There are many different types of perfect fit blind – Venetian, roller, pleated and wood Venetian but in this article we are only going to focus on perfect fit venetian blinds.Description;The best way to describe a perfect fit venetian blind is that it is a venetian blind housed within a perfect fit frame. The perfect fit frame consists of 4 Aluminum sidepieces, which are joined together with corner joints, which are held together with 4 screws on each corner. The frame is secured to the existing window frame with brackets that simply side in-between the windows glass and the beading. The already assembles frame simply clicks into place when inserted into the window frame.Measuring for a perfect fit blindThe measuring up for a perfect fit blind is just as simple as fitting the blind itself. The only measurements that are needed are the width of the window that you can see through and the drop. For people that are not overly confident on their ability to measure the easiest way to ensure accurate measurements is to measure the top, centre and bottom of the window glass that you can see through and keep the smallest measurement. To measure the required drop for the perfect fit blind the same method applies, measuring the left, centre and right drop and again keeping the smallest measurement. The only other measurement you need is the depth of the window, taking this measurement is very simple, like before if you are not very confident, measuring multiple corners will help to ensure accurate measuring. To measure the depth you need to put a straight flat edge – like a ruler across the corner of your window frame that you are fitting the perfect fit blind into. Then measuring up from the window glass to the underside of the ruler take a measurement. Typically windows measure between 12mm-30mm in depth.Another aspect to keep in consideration is the location of any handles on your window. A window handle can obstruct you fitting the frame however this does not mean that if you have a handle on your window then you cannot have a perfect fit frame. The following rules of thumb occur for different beadings to space to handle. On a square beading the most amount of distance between the edge to the window frame where the beading starts and the edge of the handle closest to the window glass is 25mm. on any other type of beading then anything as low as 6mm clearance is needed. If you are ever unsure about this then you should ask for a sample piece of frame that way to can put the frame onto the window and see your self if there is a clearance. If there isn’t a clearance that is not a problem any experienced blind sales person will be able to recalculate the width or drop of your window to accommodate for the handle being on your window.
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enetian BlindsPerfect fit venetian blinds can offer the perfect harmony of the contemporariness of the perfect fit blind but with all of the classic qualities as well as the privacy versatility of a venetian blind. In the past perfect fit venetian blinds were made with the raise and lowering cord to move the blind up and down as well as the tilt rod to angle the Venetian slats. Recent innovations with the perfect fit venetian blind system means that the operating cord is no longer necessary as the blind is now tensioned. Some companies still use the old method of the cord operated blinds and charge extra for the tensioned blinds however some companies have seen that the tensioned blinds are clearly better looking and the absence of the operating cord makes the blind allot safer especially if you have children. A handle attached to the bottom bar of the venetian part of the blind along with the tensioning system allows you to raise and lower the blind and also stop the blind at any point along the frame allowing you the ultimate versatility in terms of controlling light and whether or not people can see in through your window.The perfect fit venetian blinds are made if all the same high quality materials that the free-hanging Venetian blinds are made with. With this in mind there are a few questions you should keep in mind when ordering a perfect fit venetian blind. For example, Venetian slats come in two thicknesses – 0.18 microns and 0.21 micros. The difference sounds minuscule but if you were to hold a 0.18-micron slat in your hand and then a 0.21-micron slat you would notice a large difference. The 0.18-micron thickness slat is flimsy and will not withstand being bent and twisted compared to the 0.21-micron slat, which would feel noticeably different under the same tests. The companies that the slats are brought from can make a lot of difference. Some companies will ensure that a slats thickness is 0.21-microns after and colours/textures have been added to the raw aluminum slat others will start of with a raw aluminum slat at 0.21-microns and then add the colour/texture coating, again if you was to ask any person that is experienced in the manufacturing of blinds they would be able to tell the difference and point to in the direction of the best slat according to whoever supplies the slat.As the perfect fit venetian blind is essentially a venetian blind inside a perfect fit frame the wide variety of colours and textured slats are available to compliment any rooms décor. Some people like the idea of having venetian blinds but do not like the idea of having to clean them as they can be very difficult to clean, there are some very simple ways to clean venetian blinds, firstly you can get a venetian slat cleaner, which is essentially a toothed comb with dusters on each tooth the slat simply sits in between the teeth and moving the comb from left to right the slats are cleaned. Another way to clean the blind would be to tilt the slats toward you and using either a cloth duster or a feather duster lightly wipe over the surface of the slats. If you wanted to clean the window glass behind your perfect fit blind then by pushing each of the bracket clips in the perfect fit frame will clip out of place coming completely out of the window frame. You will then be able to clean your window.Concluding points;Everything that has been mentioned above can give you reasonable knowledge about perfect fit venetian blinds and what goes into making them, and what aspect to look for when looking around to buy one.
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