X
COVID-19 Order Status Updates
X
COVID-19 Order Status Updates

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We are open and shipping orders but orders may be delayed.

Due to state and country regulations our manufacturer output is on average 50%-75% of normal rates. Each individual product page is updated with current estimated production times and we’re updating those production times as new information becomes available. Please check the product page for the most up to date information.

This is a difficult time for everyone, and we appreciate your understanding.
Sign up for special offers:



Bamboo is becoming a substitute for wood and cotton on many levels. From houses to flooring, cabinetry and even window treatments, the benefits of bamboo are creating a surge in demand for this product. Because bamboo is a sustainable resource, meaning it replenishes itself in a short amount of time, growing demand doesn’t deplete bamboo forests or cause the long-term devastation to habitat that logging oak, pine or other woods does.

Cotton, the fabric of many American’s lives wreaks havoc on the environment. Most cotton farmers douse cotton with pesticides and insecticides in order to prevent boll weevils and other destructive insects. Those chemicals leach into the earth and eventually into ground water. When it rains, pesticides and insecticides run off into streams and lakes where they cause damage to aquatic life and to the animals that drink out of those streams, such as deer, elk, foxes and more. Cotton also requires a lot of water in which to grow. Whereas bamboo is a rain-fed plant, meaning it survives off the moisture in the environment, cotton requires millions of gallons of irrigated water to grow, thus depleting fresh water resources.

While wood grows naturally in its habitat, wood grows at a much slower rate than bamboo does. When forests are clear-cut, it takes generations for them to replenish. By contrast, bamboo grows approximately 4 inches a day and is constantly replenishing itself.

In essence, bamboo is a weed. It is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Bamboo has twice the compression strength of concrete and roughly the same strength to weight ratio as steel, reports Bamboo Living Home. Bamboo has long been used in pacific countries and is now being considered for use in building homes along fault lines, as bamboo moves with the earth, instead of trying to brace against it.

Another benefit of growing bamboo is it absorbs close to 30 tons of CO2 for each acre of plant. This helps reduce the heat emitted by human use into the environment. In a home, bamboo offers simplicity in design, with an exotic flair.

Bamboo products are often less expensive than wood products. Tavarua Basics Bamboo rollup shades are an economic alternative to other wood products while being easy on the earth. Because bamboo can grow at virtually any climate and doesn’t require insecticides or pesticides to grow, bamboo doesn’t pollute waterways with chemical sprays like cotton does, and it also doesn’t interfere with beneficial insects that live in the environment.

Tavarua rollup bamboo blinds provide shading without complete privacy and are woven to filter light. Bamboo rollup shades weave bamboo, using the natural colors and textures of the plant for a chic, easy style. Wood flooring also works with the natural shades and designs of the plant for a unique, warm feel in any home.

Bamboo has far-reaching benefits for use in homes, clothing and design. As consumers seek out environmentally friendly alternatives to chemical laden products, bamboo is sprouting up over and over again.

Related Articles


Cool Shades
There are tons of blinds, shades and window treatments on the market. There are the energy efficient ones – honeycomb cell shades – the environmentally friendly ones – EcoGreen Roller Shades and bamboo shades – there are the elegant blinds – Roman Shades – and there are the classic blinds – wood blinds. But where are the fun ones? Where are the window treatments that show a little personality?... more


Green Window Treatments
Many people ask if there are ways to incorporate eco-friendly window treatments into their home design and still have a stylish appearance. There are. Bamboo offers and exotic flair to homes, while roller and solar shades give a subtle polished appearance to a room. Cell shades are probably the most plain as far as design goes, but the selection of rich, neutral colors are a great compliment to any room.... more


Bamboo Roller Shades, Woven Wood Shades and Sliding Panels
Bamboo has become increasing popular with consumers for many reasons. The first is bamboo’s sustainability. Harvesting bamboo is nothing like harvesting trees from the forest. Bamboo grows at a faster rate than almost any other plant on earth, up to four inches per day. The next reason bamboo is becoming popular in home decorating is the flavor it brings to a room. Bamboo offers style, as well as an ‘island’ feel.... more


How To Add a Liner To Bamboo Shades
Bamboo shades without a liner offer little privacy and simply filter the light. The amount of light that passes between each of the woven wood bamboo slats will vary based on the pattern and size of the bamboo. For instance woven grass shades offer less privacy than thicker bamboo shades. If you have existing bamboo shades, adding a privacy or blackout liner is possible with these easy steps. ... more


How to Shorten Bamboo Blinds
Woven wood shades can be shortened when the length is too long. Bamboo shades with liners and edge binding are more difficult than standard bamboo shades such as our Tavarua Basics Bamboo Shades. To shorten standard woven wood shades follow these easy steps:... more


Cleaning Horizontal Blinds Decorative Cloth Tapes or Edge Binding
Horizontal blinds can be ordered with decorative cloth ladders. Bamboo shades or woven wood shades sometimes will also have a fabric edge binding. Here are some simple ways to clean these fabrics if they get dirty.... more


Bamboo Shades
Bamboo is a material that isn’t as widely known as oak, pine or mahogany and that’s because the benefits of using bamboo for a variety of resources have only recently been discovered. Bamboo grows like a weed, from 1-4 inches every day, so you can literally watch this wood grow. Bamboo can grow in virtually any climate and doesn’t use a lot of water, meaning you don’t have to drain our natural water resources like you do with cotton. Bamboo is being used to build houses, make t-shirts, dresses, pants and other clothing and it’s being used to make bamboo shades. ... more


Spring Window Treatments
Are you ready to update the look and feel of your home? One thing to consider is the sun’s glare. It can cause serious damage to our eyes, to our furniture. UV rays can be filtered to eliminate their fading power, all you need are some fabulous spring window treatments and you’ll be on your way! ... more


Bamboo Shades vs Roman Shades
Most bamboo shades are actually roman shades made from natural materials such as bamboo, reeds, rope, etc rather than the fabric used for roman shades. What is the difference then between the two window shades?... more


Matchstick Blinds are Perfect for Any Decor
Matchstick blinds (or woven wood blinds) can work in almost any decor scheme. The simple design style often accents a design space. They offer a neutral yet warm texture addition to any room that many find not only appropriate, but desirable. ... more


Comfortex EcoGreen - Environment Friendly Window Treatments

Comfortex EcoGreen Features and Benefits

Comfortex has introduced their new line of eco-friendly window coverings. Not only do they beautify windows but they help conserve the worlds natural resources.... more


Back to Top
x Blinds Chalet Guarantee Options
GoodBetterBest
PricingFREE$$$
Duration
3 year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
5 year unlimited
Warranty
Defects
Parts
Restrings
Normal wear & tear
Anything
30 Day Measure
30 Day Returns
3 Year Standard Guarantee
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

30 Day Measuring Insurance

This plan does not cover measuring errors. Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Fit
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

What is not covered:
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

This plan does not cover returns.
5 Year Guaranteed to Love
Who is covered:
  • Warranties cover the original purchaser of the window blinds and shades.
What is covered:
  • Any defects in materials of workmanship
  • Operating mechanisms and other parts
  • Cell separation on honeycomb/cellular shades
  • Warping slats for faux wood and wood blinds
  • Broken vertical vanes
  • Restrings
  • Parts that fail due to accident, alteration and/or improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Color fading due to excessive exposure to sunlight, moisture or improper cleaning
  • Accidental damage
BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

30 Day Measuring Insurance

Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.

Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

30 Day Returns

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the window coverings and wish to return, please notify us within 30 days of receiving the order. Our customer care department will provide a Return Authorization Number (RGA) and shipping address to return the product. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer, refunds will be processed 2-3 business days after receiving the items.

Shutters,custom graphic shades, commercial/dealer orders are not covered.