The material necessary for the installation of Japanese blinds
Before you start installing your Japanese blinds, it is necessary to be well equipped and to have all the necessary tools.
- A drop-down meter to take measurements
- A bubble level to check that the rails are installed straight
- A screwdriver
- Fixing screws
- A hammer
- A pencil
- A drill
- Glue (if you choose a fixing system without drilling)
Japanese store: the measurement record
Before you start laying your japanese blinds, it is necessary to take the measurements. Especially if you put them in front of a bay window. It is indeed necessary to determine the number of panels to install with the installation. In general, it is advisable to install at least 2 and at most 4.
For large bay windows, there are joining systems that allow you to install more 4 Japanese blinds.
Measure the width and height of your bay window. To determine the length of the rail, measure the necessary length when the panels are folded to the side. The opening of the window must not be hindered.
Measure the height, including the thickness of the rail, and remove 1 cm. In an old house, check this height in several places, then your floor at the spirit level. Keep only the smallest height so that your panels do not touch the ground.
Types of installation of Japanese blinds
There are 3 types of installation for Japanese blinds. The choice of installation is generally made according to the constraints of your home.
- Installation on brackets: use fixing brackets intended to receive the rail of Japanese blinds. This installation principle is perfect for houses that have a creeping roof. If you do not want your Japanese blinds to go up to the ceiling or if you install the Japanese blinds to hide a dressing room, this is the technique to adopt.
- Installation on the ceiling: it is the most common installation of Japanese blinds. The blind rail is fixed directly to the ceiling. You can use this technique if you want to install your blinds in front of a window or create a partition in a room.
- Installation without drilling: like many curtains, it is now possible to install Japanese blinds without drilling through your ceiling or walls. Convenient for those who are renting and who wish to keep their walls intact. To do this, simply stick the fixing lugs to the wall. These fixing lugs are provided with a hole intended to receive the mounting screws.
Fastening the rails of Japanese blinds
Attach the rail above the window with special brackets, sold as hollowed-out brackets. It will allow the sliding of the panels without friction effect.
Drill the corresponding holes, place the dowels and screw the brackets. Check the balance of the installation with a spirit level to prevent the panels from sliding badly. Position the fixing lever on top of your rail and present the assembly in front of the brackets. Place the rail lever in the locked position.
The positioning of the panels
This is the last step. To do this, prepare the panels before installing them. Whatever the model, they must be ballasted at the bottom, to keep them vertical and not to move with drafts. Slide the weight bars into a hem or glue them.
Check that the strips overlap well. With hook-and-loop straps, they can be attached to the panels. It remains to install the zipper to handle the panels on a daily basis.