Should vertical blinds touch the floor?
Vertical blinds should be mounted about 3 inches above the window opening. The vanes should not touch the floor and must fall just short of the floor. Unlike shades, height is very important for vertical blinds. For most shades, any extra will not be too noticeable (as the extra fabric will stack or stay in the roll).
What size slats do vertical blinds come in?
Replacement Vertical Blind Slats
The most common slat sizes are 35 millimetres, 50 millimetres and 64 millimetres. However, some blinds feature larger slats — running to more than 127mm slat widths. Use a tape measure or consult your order history to find the width of your vertical blinds slats.
Do vertical blinds come in different sizes?
The most common standard vertical blind sizes that you can buy quick ship or off-the-shelf range from 24-inch x 72-inch to 72-inch x 72-inch. Wider or longer vertical blinds typically require a custom order. Trimmable length vertical blinds allow you to cut the vanes to a shorter length at home.
Do vertical blinds come in different widths?
About Vertical Blinds
Made of fabric, vinyl, aluminum or wood, the vanes come in a variety of widths, from 3-1/2 inches (the most common) to more than 300 inches. Choose the width based on window size – the bigger the window, the wider the width.
What are the different sizes of blinds?
- 36 inches.
- 48 inches.
- 60 inches.
- 72 inches.
How much space do you need on each side of blinds?
Blinds.com recommends at least 1.5″ of overlap on each side of the window for blinds and shades, and 2″ of overlap on each side for solar or roller shades and vertical blinds. The extra width provides more privacy and light blockage. As always, record your measurements down to the nearest 1/8 inch.
How do you measure a vertical blind headrail?
Measure from the inside top of the opening on the left, at the center, and on the right to the sill; to the closest 1/8″ and note the smallest dimension. Do not make any allowances: adjustments will automatically be made so the headrail will fit the opening properly and the vanes will clear the sill by 1/4″ to 1/2″.