Measuring Guide & Child Safety
We offer a free measuring service when you purchase made-to-measure curtains or blinds, but if you wish to make your own blind the tips below may be useful.
Anything less than a perfect fit means less than a perfect look. So when you’ve found the right blind, you’ll want to make the most of your investment by having your blinds professional installed. We offer a professional measuring and installation service.
Prefer to do it yourself?
Many blinds have specific installation guidelines but generally speaking, we recommend you keep a few things in mind to begin with:
- Measure each window thoroughly. This includes horizontal measurements at the top, centre and bottom, and vertical measurements along both sides and at the centre.
- Then take the additional and important step of measuring diagonally too. These measurements combined will reveal whether or not your window is square.
- If a window isn’t square, consider an outside mount, installing the window covering above your opening.
- If your window treatment telescopes to one side as it is raised, the window may not be level. Many shades have an adjustable bottom rail weight. It can be moved to compensate for the window frame and prevent telescoping.
Interior and exterior measuring diagram:
As children grow so does their curiosity with the world around them. Basic household items, including window coverings, can turn into potential hazards. At Luxaflex® child safety is a top priority. Making products safer for homes with infants and young children is an integral part of their design philosophy.
Users of blinds should be aware of the hazards that can be posed by unrestrained cords, braids, loop chains and wires, which may be hazardous to young children. The following guidelines should always be considered:
- Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the product. They can also wrap cords around their necks.
- To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords out of reach of young children.
- Move beds, cots and furniture away from window covering cords.
- Do not tie cords together. Make sure cords do not twist and create a loop.
- Install and use the safety devices according to the installation instructions on these devices to reduce possibility of such an accident.