Thursday, November 18, 2021

Pet POinters: Best Window Coverings for Pets

 For any pet owner you know the struggle of keeping a clean house with a  furry friend walking around and playing everywhere. Often just like curtains, kitties and pups love to jump up and play with them like a toy, often ruining them. 

The experts at Blindster, the top online retailer for window coverings in the U.S. are here to help guide you in the right direction when choosing blinds while being a pet owner. 

You can learn more in this interview with Kyle Cox, CEO of Blindster.

Why is it important for pet owners to consider their pets when looking at options for window treatments?

The #1 concern for pet owners when shopping for window treatments is safety. Hanging cords can be a potential hazard for pets so if you are a pet owner it is best to consider cordless options.

Pet owners also need to take into consideration that their pet may want to interact with the window coverings even though they aren’t a toy. Again, cordless options are less tempting. Faux wood blinds will hold up better than real wood blinds or fabric shades.

Why are blinds a safer option for pet owners?

Not just blinds, but cordless blinds and shades are the safer options. Cordless window treatments don’t require any hang cords to operate. Hang cords, when accessible to pets, can be a strangulation hazard.

What are things to look for in terms of durability and ease of maintenance for blinds if there are pets in the household?

The material of the window treatment determines the durability and ease of maintenance. Faux wood specifically is far more durable than real wood and it can easily be dusted or wiped down with a damp cloth. Any shade that is made out of a fabric will be more difficult to clean (especially if your pet is extra furry) and it increases the risk for tearing.

Kyle Cox started the first custom window treatments website in 1999 with no experience in the product, ecommerce, or business ownership. After growing that business to well over $50MM in revenue, he sold the company and it now sits under The Home Depot umbrella. Five years later he ventured back into the industry to found Blindster, now one of the largest online retailers for custom window treatments. Blindster, a family-owned company out of Houston, offers high quality custom blinds, shades, and shutters with a dedication to outstanding customer service.  

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