Choice of fabrics

Dress up your windows well

In the window covering industry, it can be difficult to find such an abundance of supplies. There is a wide variety of fibre, material, style and technologies on the market. It is therefore important to determine your needs before starting your research in order to properly dress your window. This will save you time, money and satisfaction.

Establish your needs

The window covering is used to meet one or more needs, for examples:

  • Preserve privacy;
  • Regularize light and temperature;
  • Create a barrier for the cold;
  • Reduce noise;
  • Dividing or camouflaging a room; and
  • Improve the aesthetics of the decor.

Other factors such as the function and location of the room, the size of the window and your budget should also be considered.

Making an informed choice

Once your needs have been clearly identified, it will be easier for you to choose the material to prioritize (woven, non-woven, composite, etc.).

Transparent and translucent fabrics will maximize the amount of light while slightly covering your windows. While opaque and blackout materials will darken the room while preserving heat or coolness.

For fabrics, the weave, density and fibre (e.g. natural, artificial and synthetic) will be determine the characteristics for dimensional stability, product durability and ease of maintenance.

Fiber blends are a good option because it helps to reduce the cost of the fabric, but also to combine the properties of each fiber to increase its performance. As with a linen/polyester blend, linen is a fibre with a beautiful appearance, very resistant to wear and sunlight, but difficult to maintain and creases easily. By adding polyester, the fabric becomes more affordable, washable, and less creasing.

Finding the right value for money

Price is not always indicative of quality. Several other elements are taken into consideration when manufacturers and retailers establish the selling price (fixed costs, transport, intermediates, profit margin, marketing, etc).

That is why it is important to find the right balance between your needs and the price you are willing to pay. Don't be distracted by looks or impressive specs. You need to keep your buying criteria in mind. For example, if you plan to wash your curtains frequently, it would be best to opt for polyester. You will keep the look and colour of your product longer.

Our expertise at your service

To help you in your purchase, we are here to advise you. You can visit one of our points of sale in Quebec or contact our customer service department.

In addition, it is now possible to purchase one of our fabric samples for $1 in our online store. You will receive by mail with your sample a promo code (refund) applicable when you purchase online.