Kid & Pet Friendly Window Covering Buying Guide
Are you looking for window treatments that are safe for pets and children? It can be difficult to pick the right one among the many options available. There are many options available for homes with children and pets, including hidden and cordless systems, motorized options and faux wood blinds. The following buying guide will help you determine what to look out for in window coverings. We highly recommend that you purchase Zebra blinds From Affordable Blinds.
Cordless window treatments
Cordless window coverings are loved by pets and children alike. The cordless system makes it easy to raise and lower window treatments without having to trip over exposed cords. You can easily raise or lower your window coverings with a single push. This allows you to open and close your blinds as you please. The cordless system also prevents the dangling cords from falling onto pets or children.
Hidden cord systems
The new safety standard ANSI/WCMA 2018-100.1-2018 was adopted in the window covering industry in December 2018. This new standard requires that stock products manufacturers use cordless systems, and make all cords inaccessible. These new standards will improve the safety of window coverings for homes with children or pets. Approximately 80 percent of window coverings in the U.S. and Canada are stock products, meaning that you should look for these types of products.
Optional motorized vehicles
Motorized window treatments are a great option for pets and kids. Motorized shades or blinds can be raised and lowered with a push of a button. This allows you to control blinds and shades from anywhere you are. Another option for kid and pet-friendly window coverings is plantation shutters, which are made of tilted wooden louvres that are fitted to a window frame. These blinds and shades are available in many colors and materials, including wood and vinyl.
Faux wood blinds
Faux wood blinds are a great choice for homes with pets or children. While real wood blinds can warp or get damaged with time, faux wood blinds are manufactured to resist wear and tear. A great choice for high-humidity areas, faux wood blinds are easy to clean. If you don’t want your pet to chew on them, you can choose cordless options.
It can be difficult to find window treatments that are safe for pets and children. Safety is the primary concern, and window treatments should be free of dangling cords and wands. Motorized or cordless window treatments offer greater safety, convenience, and ease of use. Hunter Douglas’s LiteRise(r), is safe and simple to use. This system is available on a wide range of Hunter Douglas products.
Chicology Shades Available at No Additional Charge
The Chicology Free-Stop Shade is a cordless window covering made of 100% polyester and is designed to provide maximum privacy and light filtering. You can adjust the shade to your desired length by purchasing increments of 20 inches. This child and pet-friendly window covering can be used as a wide covering or as room dividers. Its design incorporates a woven look and texture to provide privacy while filtering light.