Glossary

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.

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