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Centurian Window Fashions brings together an exclusive selection of custom blinds, shades and drapes in a wide range of colour choices. Our showroom provides an extensive selection so you can pick the perfect decor fit for your home. Our one stop shop location is made so you don’t have to go shopping around for different brands at different places. Our collection lines consist of the top-of- the-line window covering brands like Hunter Douglas, Shade O Matic, Levolor, Graber, Maxxmar, Robert Allen and many more.

Our wide range of branded window shutters, drapes, blinds and shades can transform your home décor based on your tastes and style. We work hard to bring a repertoire of delicate designs in dignified shades under one roof so you can choose comfortably at the best prices.

Our experienced and trained window treatment professionals stand by you to offer valuable advice during the entire process of consultation and installation. It starts from the time you give us a call or walk into our Vaughan showroom. Tell us your requirements and we will guide you through the journey of altering your window decor. From free in-home consultations to installation services, we offer the best window treatment services in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Our window coverings are of the highest quality and durability. We ensure 100% satisfaction when it comes to our installation services. Our courteous after-sales services guarantee you’re enjoying your new chic window decors.

Without compromising on quality, we have put in hard work to bring you the finest window treatment solutions at the best prices. Our products and services are cost effective, which makes us the top choice when it comes to your window fashions.

At Centurian, our aim is to provide you the best in terms of products and services. This is our unique selling feature that sets us apart and makes us different from the competition.

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Vaughan Showroom

3737 Major Mackenzie, Vaughan, ONL4H 0A2

Phone: 416-998-9993

Fax: 905-266-0677

STORE HOURS:

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday:10 AM to 4 PM

Private evening and weekend store/showroom appointments available upon request.

Mississauga Showroom

6900 Airport Rd.Suite 203C Mississauga, ON L4V 1 E8

Phone: 647-668-2948

STORE HOURS:

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Private evening and weekend store/showroom appointments available upon request.

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No matter how beautiful those curtains and blinds look on your living room windows, there may come a time when you want to replace them. Maybe you’re updating your home décor and they don’t match your new colour scheme.

These window treatments can be thrown away, saved to give to someone else or stored for later use. If you’re planning to store them, make sure they’re kept carefully to prevent damage. Don’t know how? Just follow these tips to safely store your unused window coverings.

6 Practical Tips to Safely Store Your Window Coverings

When you change your window coverings and replace them with new ones, don’t forget to store the old ones properly. Here are some tips.

1) Clean Them Properly

Whether storing curtains, blinds, drapes or shades, clean them first as it will be more difficult to get rid of stains once they’re out of storage. Dry clean curtains and draperies, wipe dust off roller blinds with a damp cloth, vacuum the louvres of your fabric blinds or use a dry duster to clean wood or faux wood blinds. Get rid of stubborn marks by using an old soft toothbrush. But make sure you dry them completely before storing.

2) Store According to the Material

Window coverings are made of different materials and should be stored accordingly to avoid damage. Here is a list of ways to store each type of window treatment.

  • Resist the temptation to fold your curtains to minimize storage space. Folding them can form creases that may be difficult to remove if stored for long periods. Rolling curtains up like a rug is the perfect way to avoid creases and ensure safe storage. Make a loose roll to decrease the number of creases.
  • Roll up your roller blinds in a tube and put them in a box. Make sure they don’t rub against any hard surface to prevent colour and pattern damage.
  • Avoid bending slats when storing vertical blinds. Take them off the headrail and roll up all slats together or put them all in a box of the same size.
  • Store aluminum, wood or faux wood blinds in a closed/compressed position and ensure the slats are kept straight.
  • People generally don’t store shutters, but if you must, do so like any other piece of furniture. Also, don’t pile anything on them.

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3) Store Away from Direct Sunlight

Any fabric window treatment should be stored in a cool, dark place such as a cupboard or attic. Heat, humidity, moisture and ultraviolet light can discolour and wear out fabric so store away from direct sunlight.

4) Check Their Condition Periodically

Check on your stored window coverings at least once a year to ensure their safety and good condition from mould or any other damage. This is especially true if you had to fold curtains due to a lack of storage space. After inspection, refold them to prevent further creasing in any one spot.

5) Go for Acid-Free Packing

You might not be aware that the corrugated cardboard boxes generally used for packing may contain acidic residue. During the manufacturing process, paper pulp is dissolved using nitric acid. Even after being rinsed to neutralize it, residue can be left on the cardboard. Since cardboard tends to absorb moisture which activates the residue, this can lead to corrosion or damage of items stored inside.

That’s why it’s advisable to use acid-free cardboard and paper to store your curtains, shades and blinds. Regular cardboard boxes with acidic residue can also cause window coverings to yellow, especially white ones.

6) Label and Date Everything You Store

Be an organized homeowner and label and date whatever you store to make locating them easier. This is especially helpful if you’re storing multiple pairs of curtains, drapes and shades in identical boxes or containers.

General Rules of Storage

  • Make sure the room you’re storing your window treatments in has adequate ventilation to prevent mould.
  • Don’t lubricate the blind mechanism before storage as any excess lubricant will damage the fabric.
  • Don’t store curtains, drapes or shades with metal pieces or curtain eyelet rings as these can rub against the fabric and cause damage.

Storing your window coverings, the right way ensures they remain in good shape and last a long time. Plus, it will make your home look neat and organized. We hope these tips help you properly store and pack your curtains, blinds, shades and drapes. The preparation might take some time but is definitely worthwhile.

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Update Your Home with the Hottest Window Covering Trends of 2020

2020 is here. It’s time to set new goals and bring new changes into your life. After all, what occasion is more perfect for a fresh start than the beginning of a new year? And why not begin simply, with your home décor? Updating your home not only makes it a more ideal place to host parties but can also bring inspiring change into your life. At Centurian Window Fashions, we can help you welcome in 2020 by updating your home with the hottest windows covering trends. Keep reading to learn how to incorporate them into your home. The Latest Window Treatment Trends of 2020: How to Update Your Home Updating your window treatments is a great way to give your home a fresh look this new year. To revamp your home interiors, let’s look at the most inspiring window treatment trends of 2020. 1) Multi-Coloured Floral Drapes 2020 is the year to make a style statement by embracing bold motifs. Celebrate exuberant floral prints in lush colour combinations by adding drapes featuring multi-coloured floral designs. These vibrant and dramatic blooms are perfect to make windows the focal point of a room. To take this trend to the next level, choose drapes with floral motifs in a darker palette. This is an ideal way to inject style and energy into otherwise outdated home décor without going overboard. 2) Attractive Drapery Hardware Since the focus is back on draperies, drapery hardware has also become important. Grommets, stylish rods, eyelets, finials, and tiebacks made with wood, metal, glass or ceramic look both decorative and fashionable. Instead of elaborate swags or valances, invest your resources into stylish hardware. 3) Muted Yellow Ochre Café Curtains One trend celebrates boldness while the other cherishes earthy tones. Muted yellow ochre café curtains complement the wood accents in your home décor. If you have a farmhouse-style kitchen, this mellow yellow window covering will contrast beautifully with that rustic colour scheme and décor, thus highlighting an alluring mid-century vibe. 4) Rattan Blinds Some trends are so simple that they need no other addition to make an impression. One such window treatment trend for 2020 is rattan blinds that let in a little natural light while still offering privacy. This is the latest addition to the increasing popular trend of using natural products. These blinds not only add natural warmth to a living space but also accentuate colourful home décor prints. For example, if your home is decorated with wallpaper featuring attractive prints, the simplicity of rattan blinds will balance it. 5) Motorized Shades As more and more houses are coming online as smart homes, motorization is becoming increasingly popular. That’s why the trend of motorized shades is here to stay. These cordless window treatments are not only super convenient but also safe for children. Add smart home technology to the latest window covering trend and give your living space an updated look. 6) Mix and Match Combining window treatments to create a layered effect will never go out of …

How to Remove Mould and Mildew from Your Curtains and Blinds

Mould and mildew are not only unsightly but harmful. They can cause several health issues such as eye irritation, nasal congestion, chest tightness, throat irritation, cough and wheezing. The ideal habitat of these ‘unwanted guests’ is often window coverings like blinds and curtains, especially in homes with a moist environment. When sunlight come in through your windows and hits cold glass, it causes condensation to form on the inside of the window. When these are covered by blinds or curtains, they soak up that moisture which leads to the formation of mould and mildew. Fortunately, you can get rid of those big, ugly patches. Want to learn how? Here are some tips. Mould and Mildew on Window Coverings: Ways to Remove Them Don’t let mould and mildew mar the beauty of your window coverings. Learn how to keep them off your curtains and blinds and prevent them from returning. BLINDS Dust Them with a Feather Duster The first step to removing mould and mildew from blinds is to dust with a feather duster. This will remove any loose dirt or debris and make it easy to clean them further. However, make sure you wear a dust mask while doing so as dusting can make mould spores airborne. Vacuum Them with an Upholstery Attachment Once loose dirt and debris are removed, vacuum the blinds using an upholstery attachment. This will clear the edges, corners and hard-to-reach surfaces of the slats. Use warm water, all-purpose cleaner, soap and a sponge to clean visible moulds off the blinds. Wipe the Slats with Water Scrub all slats using clean water and a toothbrush and wipe with a rolled-up paper towel. Don’t make the mistake of rolling the blinds or mould and mildew can re-appear. It’s advisable to leave the blinds unrolled until the water dries. Don’t Use Bleach Some people use bleach on blinds to treat mould and mildew. However, bleach can have a corrosive and staining effect on window treatments, damaging them permanently. That said, bleach is not good at killing mould and mildew. CURTAINS Brush the Fabric with a Stiff-Bristled Brush Brushing the curtain fabric with a stiff-bristled brush is the first step to removing some mould and mildew. This helps get rid of stubborn spots. You can also vacuum them instead of brushing, but you’ll need to throw out the vacuum bag afterward, since it will likely be contaminated by mould and mildew spores. Machine Wash Your Curtains If your curtains aren’t dry clean only, put them through a wash cycle on low (less than 30°C) to avoid shrinkage. Make sure you follow cleaning instructions. Try a citrus solution before cleaning for better results. All you need to do is saturate the affected area with lemon juice and cover with salt. Rub the solution with a soft cloth and then rinse before washing. But don’t forget to spot test before using this cleaning solution as lemon juice can cause a yellowish stain on some fabrics. Hang Them to Air Dry If …

How to Properly Clean and Store Your Window Treatments

No matter how beautiful those curtains and blinds look on your living room windows, there may come a time when you want to replace them. Maybe you’re updating your home décor and they don’t match your new colour scheme. These window treatments can be thrown away, saved to give to someone else or stored for later use. If you’re planning to store them, make sure they’re kept carefully to prevent damage. Don’t know how? Just follow these tips to safely store your unused window coverings. 6 Practical Tips to Safely Store Your Window Coverings When you change your window coverings and replace them with new ones, don’t forget to store the old ones properly. Here are some tips. 1) Clean Them Properly Whether storing curtains, blinds, drapes or shades, clean them first as it will be more difficult to get rid of stains once they’re out of storage. Dry clean curtains and draperies, wipe dust off roller blinds with a damp cloth, vacuum the louvres of your fabric blinds or use a dry duster to clean wood or faux wood blinds. Get rid of stubborn marks by using an old soft toothbrush. But make sure you dry them completely before storing. 2) Store According to the Material Window coverings are made of different materials and should be stored accordingly to avoid damage. Here is a list of ways to store each type of window treatment. Resist the temptation to fold your curtains to minimize storage space. Folding them can form creases that may be difficult to remove if stored for long periods. Rolling curtains up like a rug is the perfect way to avoid creases and ensure safe storage. Make a loose roll to decrease the number of creases. Roll up your roller blinds in a tube and put them in a box. Make sure they don’t rub against any hard surface to prevent colour and pattern damage. Avoid bending slats when storing vertical blinds. Take them off the headrail and roll up all slats together or put them all in a box of the same size. Store aluminum, wood or faux wood blinds in a closed/compressed position and ensure the slats are kept straight. People generally don’t store shutters, but if you must, do so like any other piece of furniture. Also, don’t pile anything on them. 3) Store Away from Direct Sunlight Any fabric window treatment should be stored in a cool, dark place such as a cupboard or attic. Heat, humidity, moisture and ultraviolet light can discolour and wear out fabric so store away from direct sunlight. 4) Check Their Condition Periodically Check on your stored window coverings at least once a year to ensure their safety and good condition from mould or any other damage. This is especially true if you had to fold curtains due to a lack of storage space. After inspection, refold them to prevent further creasing in any one spot. 5) Go for Acid-Free Packing You might not be aware that the …

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