Tips for Making Your Window Treatments Last
Window treatments, whether curtains, blinds, or shades, significantly influence the aesthetic and functionality of your space. But like any home addition, they need care to ensure longevity. Here are some tips from the experts at Norman Floorcovering to keep those window treatments looking fresh for years:
1. Regular Dusting: Dust accumulation can deteriorate the fabric and mechanics of window treatments. Use a soft cloth or a feather duster to gently wipe them down weekly.
2. Gentle Cleaning: For fabric curtains, refer to the care label. Some can be machine washed, while others need hand washing or professional dry cleaning. Avoid harsh detergents.
3. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Too much direct sunlight can fade fabrics. If your window faces the sun, consider UV protection or lining to protect your treatments.
4. Rotate Blinds: Rotating blinds periodically ensures even wear. It prevents one side from wearing out faster than the other.
5. Handle with Care: When opening or closing, be gentle. Forceful handling can damage the mechanisms or the fabric.
6. Periodic Professional Cleaning: For treatments that can't be machine washed, consider professional cleaning once or twice a year.
Investing time in maintaining your window treatments not only extends their life but also keeps them looking pristine. Trust Norman Floorcovering to guide you in choosing and maintaining the perfect window treatments for your home.