Fabric suitability for roman blinds

Thursday, June 30, 2016

To ensure your BQ Design roman blinds maintain their shape over the years we recommend:

  • using a structured blind style with our stiffened 3 pass blockout ivory lining. Suitable lined roman blind styles include: standard RB1, front batten RB2, full panel RB4 or half panel RB5. The applied lining helps protect the blind face fabric from direct sunlight,

  • checking the fabric manufacturer's usage labels to ensure the fabric selected can be used for both roman blinds and curtains, and

  • installing blinds in controlled atmospheric conditions, as humidity and temperature may cause shrinking or relaxation of blind fabric while in situ at the window.

BQ Design endeavour to provide you with long lasting soft furnishings you are proud to install. We have manufactured high quality soft furnishings for almost 40 years in Australia.

Our blinds are made with robust componentry and most curtain and blind fabrics are processed through our unique specifically designed fabric pre-shrinking oven. The oven can help reduce fabric movement after manufacturing. However some fabric compositions do not perform well with heat and cannot be placed in the pre-shrinking oven including: viscose, polyester, silk, velvet and some viscose and polyester mixes. A general rule of thumb is to avoid any viscose content and more than 49% polyester content. If unsure of the suitability of your fabric, please contact BQ or your fabric supplier.

BQ Design stand by the products we manufacture by offering you and your customer a three year production warranty for repair and replacement should component failure or a manufacturing fault occur. However factors such as direct sunlight, heating, cooling and humidity may cause unexpected face fabric instability. As such conditions are beyond the control of BQ Design, we are unable to accept any responsibility for the movement of face fabric when hung in your customer's home or business.