As a local Austin company, ABC Blind & Drapery has always considered the needs and interests of Austinites when running our business. Naturally, we’ve considered all of the environmentally friendly window treatments available for those who are earth-conscious. To give you some ideas, below we describe our available window treatments that are better for the environment.
Tableaux Faux Iron Decorative Grilles
Our friends over at Tableaux have been supplying us with wonderfully and sustainably made decorative grilles for quite some time. Made with pre-consumer recycled wood fiber and medium density fiberboard panels, the Tableaux Faux Iron Decorative Grilles are secured with a formaldehyde-free adhesive. Better yet, the faux iron grilles use a substrate that meets or exceeds the most stringent global emission standards.
Natural Woven Shades
Some of our natural woven shades are made from bamboo, which is a renewable resource. Bamboo is a species of grass with an extremely fast growth rate, allowing for it to be re-harvested quicker than most woods. While some woods can take 40 years to mature, bamboo can be harvested as quickly as one year. Another great fact about bamboo is that very little of the plant is wasted, most of it being used in a variety of products. Bamboo is extremely versatile and is able to replace wood in almost every product it is used for, aiding in the protection of our forests.
Faux Wood Blinds
As an alternative option to real wood blinds, ABC also offers faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds are made entirely of a composite material, with no actual wood content. The faux wood blind is a way to enjoy the classic look of a traditional wooden blind without having to use real wood, as well as saving you a couple of dollars in the process.
Hopefully, now you have some ideas of how to implement environmentally friendly window treatments into your home. Are you excited and ready to help save the environment? Request a consultation today and we will help you help the planet!