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Revolutionary Perfect Fit Wood Venetian Blinds


If DIY is not your forte then perfect fit blinds may offer a solution to your blinds 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 wood venetian blinds.


The best way to describe a perfect fit wood venetian blind is that it is a wood 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 slide in-between the windows glass and the beading. The already assembled frame simply clicks into place when inserted into the window frame.

To Measure for a perfect fit blind

The 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 for the width and drop on three different points on the window for each. For the width measurement measure the top, centre and bottom of the window glass that you can see through sometimes the beading on a window can be uneven and you only need the smallest measurement. To measure the drop for the same method applies, measuring the left, centre and right drop and again using the smallest measurement. The only other measurement you will 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 though any good blind manufacturer can go as low as 10mm and as wide as 34mm.

Another aspect to keep in consideration is the location of any handles on your window. A window handle can obstruct 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. On any window from the edge of the visible glass area that you can see through to the handle a space of 25mm 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 isnt a 25mm 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.

Perfect Fit Wood Venetian Blinds

Perfect fit wood venetian blinds can offer the perfect harmony of the modern-day look of the perfect fit blind but with all of the timeless qualities as well as the versatility of a venetian blind. The first perfect fit wood 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. One of the main advantages to having a tensioned wood venetian blind is that blinds are more child friendly as there are no dangling cords which could be hazardous. On the tensioned perfect fit venetian blinds a handle attached to the bottom bar of the Venetian part of the blind, which allows you to raise and lower the blind and also stop the blind at any point along the frame allowing you ultimate control.

Perfect fit wood venetian blinds are as the name suggests made from wooden slats. There are commonly two types of wood that are used for perfect fit wood Venetian blinds and that is Apache wood and Basswood. Different companies use different types of wood and in appearance the woods look similar if not the same. The main differences therefore are the quality of wood that you are purchasing. The apache wood makes a far better quality of blind than the basswood as the apache wood is more hard wearing and is less likely to splinter. The perfect fit wood venetians are available in lots of different wood stain finishes like Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cocao, Mahogany, as well as painted wood finishes, white, white washed. Also some companies are providing laminated wood venetians, where the apache wood is laminated with teak, walnut, birch, maple, rosewood and many, many more.

Concluding points;

Perfect fit wood venetian blinds are perfect for someone who is looking for classic look of wood venetians but also likes the minimalistic appeal of the perfect fit system. The information given above can give you reasonable knowledge of what perfect fit wood venetian blinds are, how to measure for a perfect fit blind and what you need to look for to make sure that you as a customer is getting value for money.

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