It is critical that buyers of wood and faux wood blinds understand the industry standards for production and quality. It is wise and prudent to have a meeting of the minds as it relates to what is possible in the production of your wood or faux wood blinds - and ultimately leave no unpleasant surprises come installation time.
For instance, color variations generally occur from product samples to actual production runs. It is just a fact, that in any industry, colors change from one lot to another.
Also, dye lot coloration and surface texture variations occur between material runs. For example, when wood is painted a pure white, the color if affected by both temperature and humidity. Since component runs could be weeks apart, the temperature and humidity will be different and as such you might see a slight variation. Also, for PVC products, the color depth and texture is not only affected by temperature and humidity, but also by the speed and pressure with which the material is run through the extrusion process.
Even with these issues, it is very difficult to see a discernible difference between different runs. The industry responds to complaints of whether the color and texture is within acceptable parameters, by holding the materials two feet apart, and then determining whether one is able to see a discernible difference. Of course, this test must be done with similar light and shadow on each piece.
Another issue the industry deals with on wood and faux wood blinds is bow and camber. Bow is the arched up or down shape the slat may take when open or closed. Camber is the curved shape from back to front. There will always be a certain amount of bow or camber in all wood and vinyl slats, but as long as it is within established parameters, the blinds will look great and function properly.
The bottom line - as long as you order all the wood or faux wood blinds for a single room at the same time, these variances should never be an issue.
With any luck, you are now ready to dive in, fully informed, to beautify your home with affordable and functional wood or faux wood blinds. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and thanks for your interest in Latreia Blinds and Shutters!
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