The decision on how commercial blinds are installed will depend on a number of factors, including the required functionality and interior design. Blinds may be top fixed or face fixed and here we look at the aspects of both installation methods.
What is a top fixed blind?
As shown above, a top fixed blind is fixed into the top of the window recess. This is the most commonly used method of fitting blinds because it creates a neat and snug fit within the window opening, thus providing a streamlined and space-saving effect.
However, because of the nature of the fittings, a top fixed blind doesn’t cover the entire window opening and can result in a small light gap around the edge of the window recess. The light gap can be avoided by installing face fixed blinds.
What is a face fixed blind?
A face fixed blind is fitted directly onto the wall above the window opening. The blind overlaps with the wall and covers the entire window as seen above. Because the blinds are wider than the window recess, this gives the benefit of preventing any light gap around the edges.
There are cases where choices of blind fixtures are limited. For example, if there is an obstruction within the recess (i.e. windows that open into the room), then a top fixed blind would obstruct the window operation, and face fixed blinds would be needed.
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