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Natural Shades Guide

Critical Dimensions | Color Coordination | Cleaning and Care
Stacking Chart | Specialty Options

Critical Dimensions

  Standard Corded Standard Corded TDBU Cordless Continuous Cordloop Separate Shade Valance Specialty & Mitered Shades*
Headrail Dimensions 1-1/8"h x 1-7/16"d 1-1/8"h x 1-7/16"d 1-1/8"h x 1-7/16"d 1-1/8"h x 1-7/16"d 1-1/8"h x 1-7/16"d 1-1/8"h x 1-7/16"d
Headrail Deductions - Inside Mount w/ Edge Binding 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" N/A 1/2"
Headrail Deductions - Inside Mount w/o Edge Binding 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2"
Fabric Deductions - Inside Mount w/ Edge Binding 5/8" 1-1/8" 1-1/8" 1-1/8" N/A 1-1/8"
Fabric Deductions - Inside Mount w/o Edge Binding 3/4" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" N/A 1/2"
Headrail Deductions - Outside Mount 0" 0" 0" 0" 1/2" 0"
Fabric Deductions - Outside Mount 1/8" 1/8" 1/8" 1/8" N/A 1/8"
Minimum Installation Depth Required:
Headrail protrudes from window 3/4" 3/4" 3/4" 3/4" 3/4" 3/4"
Headrail flush with window 2" 2" 2" 2" 2" 2"
Valance Standard Height 6" 6" 6" 6" 6" 6"
Minimum Valance Height 6" 6" 6" 6" 6" 6"
Maximum Valance Height 30" 30" 30" 30" 30" 30"
Single Shade:
Minimum Width 10" 16" 18"** 21" 6" 10"†
Maximum Width 96" 66" 72" 96" 96" 96"†
Minimum Height 12" 12" 24"** 18" 6" 12"†
Maximum Height 120" 84" 72" 96" 30" 96"†
2 on 1 Headrail:
Minimum Width 21" N/A 36-1/2"*** 42" N/A
Maximum Width 144" N/A 144" 144" N/A
Minimum Height 18" N/A 24"*** 18" N/A
Maximum Height 120" N/A 72" 96" N/A


* Specialty Shapes = Arch & Angle Top
** If Width is < 22", Height must be >= 36"
*** If Width is < 44-1/2", Height must be >= 36"
† For Mitered Shades, width and height depend on operating system; maximum height of Angle Top shades is 120"



WIDTH Up to 30" 37" 40" 41" 49" 50" 60" 63" 77" 96" 100" 122" 144"
Quantity of Cords - Corded Top Down/Bottom Up 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 VARIOUS VARIOUS VARIOUS
Quantity of Cords - Cordless 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 VARIOUS VARIOUS VARIOUS
Quantity of Cords - Continuous Cordloop 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 VARIOUS VARIOUS VARIOUS
Quantity of Installation Brackets 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5


NOTE: Standard Cord length is 2/3 length of the shade. Available in any custom length 0" - 144".



 
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Color Coordination

The chart below represents each available color and their coordinating Wood Valance and Liner colors.

  Color Number Wood Valance Finish Liner
  No Liner Light Filtering Room Darkening    
Braided Rattan Collection
Tan 10281915 11281915 12281915 Sand n Beech Camel
Chocolate 10281916 11281916 12281916 Chestnut Brown
Spa Cove Collection
Tan 10281911 11281911 12281911 Golden Oak Camel
Chocolate 10281912 11281912 12281912 Chestnut Brown
Bamboo Essence Collection
Tatami 10281959 11281959 12281959 Golden Oak Camel
Shibori 10281960 11281960 12281960 Chestnut Brown
Origami 10281961 11281961 12281961 Golden Oak Camel
Saatchi 10281754 11281754 12281754 Sand n Beech Camel
Mesh Reeds Collection
Cinnamon 10281970 11281970 12281970 Golden Oak Camel
Tobacco 10281971 11281971 12281971 Chestnut Brown
Camel 10281750 11281750 12281750 Sand n Beech Camel
Providence Collection
Spice 10281919 11281919 12281919 Chestnut Brown
Sage Gray 10281920 11281920 12281920 Gray Camel
Bungalow 10281708 11281708 12281708 Black Charcoal
Cottage 10281759 11281759 12281759 Sand n Beech Camel
Citiscape Collection
Spice 10281925 11281925 12281925 Sand n Beech Camel
Espresso 10281924 11281924 12281924 Chestnut Brown
Black 10281923 11281923 12281923 Black Charcoal
Cordon Collection
Tan 10282913 11282913 12282913 Chestnut Brown
Coastal Sands Collection
Tan 10281918 11281918 12281918 Sand n Beech Camel
Seagrass Collection
Gray 10281917 11281917 12281917 Gray Camel
Bay Weave Collection
Brown 10281913 11281913 12281913 Chestnut Brown
Gray 10281914 11281914 12281914 Gray Camel
Sisal Twist Collection
Rum Raisin 10281927 11281927 12281927 Chestnut Brown
Pecanwood 10281926 11281926 12281926 Golden Oak Camel
Banana Leaf 10281928 11281928 12281928 Sand n Beech Camel


 
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Recommended Cleaning Methods

Care Instructions
Periodically vacuum with a brush attachment to ensure lasting beauty. With proper care and maintenance, Natural Shades should last for years. Do not use water, solvents, or abrasive solutions to clean the shade.

Color Variation
Levolor Natural Shades are created using natural products. By nature, no two strands of grass, bamboo or reeds are exactly the same, making every shade truly unique. Slight color, grain and texture variations should be expected and cherished for their unique beauty.

Stretching and Shrinking
Natural woven fabric will be affected by temperature and humidity. Shipping and handling may cause a slight change in shade lengths, and slight shrinkage, stretching and warping may occur over time.
NOTE: Material stretching may be more noticeable on inside mounts.



 
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Stacking Chart

This chart represents the amount of shade that is gathered at the top of the window when fully raised. The measurements in this chart include the stack of the fabric, the headrail and the bottomrail.

How to use the Chart:

  1. Find Lift Option
  2. Look to right to find stack height for specific shade height
Height 36" 48" 60" 72" 84" 96" 108" 120"
Corded, Cordless, Continuous Cordloop 8" 9" 10" 11" 12" 12-1/2" 13-1/2" 14-1/2"
Corded Top Down/Bottom Up 8-1/2" 9-1/2" 10-1/2" 11-1/2" 12-1/2" 13" 14" 15"


 


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Specialty Options

Special Brackets

 

Hold-Down Brackets

  • Hold-Down Brackets are available for securing the bottomrail in position
  • These brackets can stop a shade from bouncing and loosely swinging if the shade is hung on a door
  • Available only on outside mount. Not available with Projection Brackets

Projection Brackets

  • Projection Brackets are available for outside mount shades
  • When the shade must operate around an obstruction, these brackets project the shade away from the wall, allowing easy operation
  • Not available with Hold-Down Brackets

Cord Cleat

  • Use with corded product to anchor cords neatly to the wall

Specialty Shapes

Mitered Shades on Corner Windows†

Measuring Inside Mount:

  1. If the valance is to be flush with the front of the opening, measure the front width of the window opening and add 1-5/8" for the width of each shade. This will be the shade size. The factory will automatically take an allowance of 1/4" off each shade for clearance, unless you specify otherwise.
  2. To measure height, use standard inside measuring procedures

Measuring Outside Mount/Ceiling Mount:

  1. Shade widths are obtained by measuring from the corner to a point approximately 1-1/2" beyond window opening or frame.
  2. To measure height, use standard inside measuring procedures

Mitered Shades on Bay Windows†

Measuring Inside Mount:

  1. If the valance is to be flush with the front of the opening, measure the front width of the window opening and add 1-5/8" for the width of each shade. This will be the shade size. The factory will automatically take an allowance of 1/4" off each shade for clearance, unless you specify otherwise.
  2. To measure height, use standard inside measuring procedures

Measuring Outside Mount/Ceiling Mount:

  1. Shade widths are obtained by measuring from the corner to a point approximately 1-1/2" beyond window opening or frame.
  2. To measure height, use standard inside measuring procedures

Cathedral (Arch) Top††

Measuring Inside Mount:

  1. Measure width of window opening at three different places and use narrowest dimension for ordering. The factory will automatically take an allowance of 1/2" unless you specify otherwise.
  2. For height, measure from the highest point on the arch to the top of sill. Factory does not take any allowances on height.
  3. Template required.

Measuring Outside Mount:

  1. Measure exact width and height of area to be covered. It is recommended that shades overlap the window frame or opening by 1-1/2" on each side for a total overlap of 3".
  2. Template required.

Angle Top†††

Measuring Inside Mount:

  1. Measure width of window opening at 3 different places and use narrowest dimension for ordering. The factory will automatically take an allowance of 1/2" unless you specify otherwise.
  2. Measure height of opening on left side from top of opening to top of sill. Mark this dimension "left" on order form. Factory does not take any allowances on height.
  3. Measure height of opening on right side from top of opening to top of sill. Mark this dimension "right" on order form. Factory does not take any allowances on height.
  4. Factory will determine the angle from these dimensions.

Measuring Outside Mount:

  1. Measure exact width and height of area to be covered. It is recommended that shades overlap window frame or opening by 1-1/2" on each side.
  2. Measure height of opening on left side and mark this dimension "left." Allow for overlap as desired: 1-1/2" on top and bottom is recommended.
  3. Measure height of opening on right side and mark this dimension "right." Allow for the same overlap as left side.
  4. Factory will determine the angle from these three dimensions.

Cutout

Allows access to air conditioners, window cranks, etc. Center and side cutouts are available. A diagram is required showing location and size of cutout on the shade.

Measure the following:

  1. The overall width of the shade
  2. The right height of the shade
  3. The left height of the shade
  4. The width of the obstacle

NOTE: Not available with a liner, Cordless lift option, or 2 shades on 1 headrail.

Notes

† Mitered Shades:
  • Must choose Wood or Classic valance.
  • Mitered shades cannot be raised to the same level.
  • Horizontal pattern alignment between shades cannot be guaranteed.
  • Pull cords can be on the right or left side of each shade. Locating cords opposite to the miter is recommended.
  • Cannot have Cutouts, Cathedral or Angle Top.
  • Not available with Top Down/Bottom Up.
  • Cannot be side-by-side option.
  • Template required.


†† Cathedral (Arch):
  • Product must have trim. Please select coordinating trim color
  • If width >= 48," maximum drop is 48."
  • Available on Classic Valance shade only.
  • Available on single shade only
  • Liner option not available.
  • Standard Arch does not raise or lower.
  • Not available with Top Down/Bottom Up option.
  • Not available with Edge Binding.


††† Angle Top:
  • Product must have trim. Please select coordinating trim color.
  • Available on Classic Valance shade only.
  • Cords will be on short or tall side of the shade. Must specify.
  • Shade will raise only to the lowest point of the angle.
  • Available on single shade only.
  • Liner option not available.
  • Not available with Top Down/Bottom Up option.
  • Template required.
 

How to Make a Template

You will need:

  • Clean, white paper
  • Non-abrasive tape
  • Pencil
  • Metal measuring tape
  • Mailing tube
  • Scissors
  1. Completely cover the window opening or area to be covered with clean craft or butcher paper and tape into place. DO NOT USE NEWSPAPER, PLASTIC, OR CARDBOARD.
  2. Mark the room side of the template "FACE".
  3. Draw the outline of the window opening in with a pencil.
  4. For inside mount shades, cut out the template along the penciled line. For outside mount shades, add the desired overlap to the penciled guideline and draw in a new guideline. Cut the template along the new guideline.
  5. Draw a diagram of the window area on the face of the template, denoting maximum width and height.
  6. Send in the cut proportion of the template. For best results, roll, do not fold, the template for shipment.

Please send to:
Levolor Kirsch Window Fashions
Attention: Template OE
4110 Premier Drive
High Point, NC 27265

Be sure to indicate your name, store name, and purchase order number on the template.



 
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