Are sample fabrics exactly the same as the blinds?

Yes, any fabric sample that we provide will be representative of the type, range, colour and appearance of your finished blinds.

However all fabric samples, whoever you buy blinds from, will have been made from the available fabric batch at the time and so may not be absolutely identical in tone to your installation. The difference might be very slight, but it is unavoidable.

The colour will be the same (unless the manufacturer has changed it for some reason) but each fabric batch unavoidably differs very slightly (just like paint and wallpaper). The older the fabric samples are, the more the likely difference.

This is true of all fabrics supplied by any blind manufacturer.

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If you are concerned about the exact tone of a fabric, request a sample of the specific batch from which your blinds will be made (if possible).

When considering colour, bear in mind that fabrics vary far more in appearance under different lighting conditions and when they are installed on the roof or the sides of a conservatory.

If buying end of batch fabrics, then there will be no variance if the sample has been cut from that exact batch.

Updated in response to a customer question. Refer to our news article dated 16th February 2011.

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