DetailsVertical Blinds are a very popular product, offering maximum light control and practicality of use. They are very customizable, with many choices of bottom weights, fabric (blockout or Light Filtering), and valances. Vertical Blinds are best known for their convenience to suite any window or installation type, and are often ideal for rental properties. Their design matches any decor ranging from traditional to modern.
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- Fabric Information
- 100% Polyester
- Acrylic Coating
- Foam Backing
- Plain (Modern)
- Jacquard Weave
How Accurate are the Fabricts and Colours?
All fabrics and colours shown here are for reference purposes only. We try to match the fabric and colours to be as close as possible to real life, however due to varying individual screen settings, these results may differ. The best recommendation we can make is to order free samples before making a purchase. Please however also note that there may be minor variations between batches of fabric and samples. AQBO reserves the right to update the fabric selection at any time, to improve the customer designing process, and provide more accurate results.
- Extra Strength
- Cotton (instead of Nylon)
- Precision Technology
- Double Stitched at Ends
- All blinds are manufactured in Australia using a combination of High Quality Australian Fabrics & Components as well as select imported fabrics
Fabric Warranty Information
All AQBO blinds are made from fabric which is specifically designed to suite Australian standards and the harsh Australian Sun. Australian made fabrics have a 5 year warranty across the product range. Most Australian fabrics are flame retardant, and manufactured to comply with Building Codes class 2 to 9. Imported Quality Fabrics have a 2 Year fabric warranty. This covers faults such as fading, curling, and fraying. See our warranty view for more details of product guarantee.
How to clean you blinds?
Normal everyday dusting will remove any dust collected on the blinds. All of our Fabric Ranges which are made using Polyester + Acrylic will have anti-static properties for repelling dust.
To remove any larger dirt spots, its recommended to use a damp cloth, or hand vacumn cleaner with the proper attachment. Do not use bleach or any other detergent, as this may stain the blinds.
Most Blinds should be cleaned ideally once a month to maintain their new-blind presentation.
- Installation Type
- Product Usage
- Delivery Fees
- Manufacturing Times
Should I install the blind INSIDE or OUTSIDE the window frame?
Most blinds can be installed INSIDE the window frame, so they take up less space and look flush even with the window. If there is something in the way (such as a mullion) then it may be better to install on the face of the window, to avoid the blind contact with obstacles. All face fitted blinds should be made slightly longer to allow for better coverage and privacy.
- Usually for blinds over doorways or when cannot be installed inside due to some obstacle.
- Most blinds are installed inside the window frame
- Most blinds are installed inside the window frame
** For more details, see the measuring guide for practical advice on how to properly measure your blinds. **
How to get the longest life out of your blinds?
Blinds are something you buy or refresh every 10 or so years. When buying a high quality product, proper care and maintenance is essential for the longest lasting blinds.
Below are some tips on proper usage of the product.
- Only operate the vertical blinds with the slats fully opened!This will take some pressure off the components inside
- Make sure pets or infants do not play with the blindsBlinds are not toys!
- Avoid Excessive Force Blinds are gentle to use and do not need a lot of force.
- Do not keep blinds closed with the windows open The constant breeze will keep the blinds in motion and potentially banging, which can significantly shorten their product life.
- Remember to use your blinds Blinds which are used outlive blinds which aren’t. Remember to operate all blinds from time to time even those which may always be closed or down.
- Avoid Direct contact with water While most fabrics are mould resistant, they do need to keep dry
- Avoid installing blinds and curtains together Unnecessary pressure on the blinds may cause the components to weaken or damage. Avoid installing blinds where there are obstacles or curtains already installed.
How much does delivery cost?
To keep things simple to all our customers around Australia, we’ve implemented a flat shipping fee to most areas across Australia. A $40 delivery fee covers most of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Other areas are priced differently, and prices range from $40 to $75. All shipping and delivery fees are calculated in the final step upon checkout.
Highly Recommended Optional Insurance fees
Our deliveries are managed via third party Australian freigh couriers. As delivery and handling is out of our control, we strongly advice to purchase the optional insurance upon checkout. This will give you peace of mind knowing your new blinds are not damaged during transit.
** To find out more about delivery, please visit our customer service page found here **
How long before I get my new blinds?
All AQBO blinds are manufactured in Australia, and sold only in Australia. While we make all efforts to bring you goods in the fastest time frame, our turaround times may get longer during peak seasons such as Christmas and late Sumer. Turnaround times also depend on products chosen. On average acros our product range, the manufacturing turnaround time is around 10-15 working days. Then delivery and freight may take from 1 to 5 days usually, depending on delivery location and state.
- Wands VS Chain
- About Bottom Weights
Whats the Difference between Wand operated Verticals and Chain Operated?
Wand operated blinds are generally easier to operate. All control is in the wand. To open the blind, you pull the blind using the wand. To turn the slats, the wand is turned either direction in a 360 degree motion.
Chain and Cord operated blinds have the controls in one place, usually on the opposite side of the window opening. When installing chain operated blinds, its required that all loose cords are secured to the window frame. For more information about blind safety, please see our cord safe section found here.
Which bottom weights should I get?
Chainless bottom weights are considered more modern, and are designed with a wider edge to refrain from falling out of the fabric slat. Chainless bottom weights are more practical and require less work and maintenance.
Chained bottom weights have a beaded link chain connected from each slat to the next. While this keeps them together, any pets or infants may want to play with these bottom chains, making it prone to breakages.
Sewn-In weights are the third option. Similar to the chainless variant, this option keeps all slats loose and separate, and is a unique design for certain home decors.
Not Sure? Need Help?
If you have any questions or queries about any aspect in designing your blind, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly customer service team will be happy to assist and advise
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