Arch Window: Semi-circled shape window usually placed over windows and/or doors
Attached Arch: Shares a window frame with a standard shade.
Bottom Rail: Secures the ladders and cords to the bottom of the blind.
Bottom Rail Tape Button: A small piece of plastic used to secure the ladders to the bottom rail.
Box Bracket: Used to mount traditional 2″ and 1″ horizontal blinds.
Braided Ladder: A braided polyester with rungs with the slats on the top used to hold the slats in place.
Center Support Bracket: Used to avoid sagging on longer blinds by giving it support.
Clearance: The distance from the wall to the back of the window covering.
Cloth Tape: Used instead of standard cord ladder and is more decorative and covers the route holes in slats for privacy.
Control Length: The length of both the tilt and lift, which is half of the overall length of the blind.
Cord Lock: Used in horizontal blinds to raise, lower, and lock the blind in position.
Continuous Cord: Cord that comes out of the bottom rail and attaches itself to the head rail.
Cord Tilt: Used instead of wand to tilt the blind.
Cutout: Used to adjust position of the blind when sections of it have been removed.
End Cap: Plastic caps used to secure the bottom and head rail.
End Lock: Used to center the blind and provides additional support to the head rail.
Extension Brackets: Used in an outside mount installation to push the blind further out and away from the wall.
Flush Mount: When the blind or shade is installed fully recessed into the window/door frame.
Head rail: The rod installed on to the bracket and hold blinds to the bracket.
Hobbled: Adds horizontal pleats to roman fabric shades.
Hold down Brackets: Brackets used to hold the blind to the bottom of the window/door frame.
Inside Mount: Installation of the blind inside the window/door frame.
Metal Tape Roll: Connects a braided ladder to the clips.
Ladder Grommets: Secures the ladders and levels the bottom rail.
Lift Cord: Used to raise and lower the blind.
Loop Ladder: Braided ladder used on route-less blind.
Mullion: Narrow object between two window panes.
Outside Mount: Installation of a blind on the outside edge of the window/door frame.
Plastic Tape Roll (Tape Drum): Used for blinds with cotton tapes.
Projection: The distance from the front of a blind to the wall it is mounted on.
Return: The distance from the head rail to the wall or frame.
Roman Fold: A type of fold that folds up like an accordion and found on wood shades.
Route Hole: The hole in the slat through which the lift cords run.
Route-less: Have notches cut in the front and back of each slat instead of rout holes.
Stop Ball: Joins all of the lift cords and used to prevent the cords from tangling and to reduce the risk of possible strangulation.
Tassel: Fixed to cord that used to lift or tilt blinds.
Tape Roll Support: Used to secure the tape roll along with the tilt rod.
Wand Tilter: Component in head rail used to turn the slats up or down.
Valance: Decorative top treatment used to cover the head rail.
Valance Clip: Clips to attach valence to the head rail.