A “floating rail” (also sometimes referred to as a “floating stack”) basically means that the blind can be operated both from the top and from the bottom, essentially meaning you can have the blind ‘float’ in the middle of the window, with the tension of the cords ensuring that the blind doesn’t move or fall.
It also means that you can choose whether to operate your blinds from the top down or from the bottom up, giving you the maximum amount of control over where you have your shading. It allows you to precisely position the blind to block out just the area where the sun is entering the room, while keeping the rest of the glass uncovered so you can enjoy the view.
We are able to use a floating rail system with our pure™ range of pleated blinds, with both our own Solar Design™ single-layer fabric and the Duette® honeycomb style fabric, in a way which combines the flexibility of the floating real with the neat fit and design of our pure™ blinds.
Because of the way the rail operates, this only is possible with manually operated rectangular side blinds, but can be used in either normal windows or in blinds for a set of folding doors.
The Tru Fit drill-free system is also designed to have a floating rail. While it has a different design than our pure™ Conservatory Blinds, and has the limitations of being a DIY system that’s not really designed for conservatories, they can be a good alternate option if you’re looking for blinds with a floating rail in a set of folding doors or windows.
If you think you’d need an extra level of control over your window shading, speak to a member of our sales team and they can go through the various different options with you.