Your 5 Minute Masterclass to Honeycomb Shades

Your 5 Minute Masterclass to Honeycomb Shades
15 May 2020
What are honeycomb shades?

Honeycomb shades are a type of window blinds that are energy efficient. They are made from non-woven fibre fabric that is permanently pressed by heat to create pleats and then bonded together to form the honeycomb-shaped cells. Duette® is the brand name of honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas. The honeycomb construction traps the air between the fabric layers and provides insulation at the window.

What are the different constructions of honeycomb shades?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in the following constructions:
  • Single honeycomb
  • Double honeycomb
  • Triple honeycomb
  • Architella®

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in pleat sizes of ⅜ inch, ¾ inch and 1¼ inch sizes.

What are types of honeycomb shades sheer or blackout?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in four fabric opacity options.
  • Sheer
  • Semi-sheer
  • Light-Filtering
  • Room Darkening

What colours are Duette® Honeycomb Shades available in?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are available in a wide range of colours

What are the features & benefits of Duette® Honeycomb Shades?
  • Energy efficient
The air pockets of Duette® Honeycomb Shades provide excellent insulation.
  • Light control
Four fabric opacities provide for a wide range of privacy and light control options.
  • Compact stacking
Minimal height of shade when fully raised allows for uninterrupted views.
  • Vertical & horizontal orientation
Because of being light in weight, Duette® Honeycomb Shades can be used in both horizontal and vertical orientation.
  • Easy care fabrics
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are made of non-woven fibre fabrics that are anti-static, dust and soil resistant. They are also options for fabrics that are resistant to water and oil-based liquids such as coffee, wine etc.). Anti-bacterial fibre treatment options are also available that resist the erosion of common bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus, which is the cause of many skin infections, and of E-Coli which is also responsible for many infections.
  • Block harmful UV light
Duette® fabrics have a UV protection filter rate of up to 98% that provide for excellent UV protection for furnishings and protect the user from harmful UV rays.
  • Fit to windows with unusual shapes and places
Duette® Honeycomb Shades can fit windows of virtually any shape and can also fit unusual places such as skylights
  • Innovative design options
They are available in 2 innovative design options:
  • Top-Down/ Bottom-Up: Gives you infinite adjustability as you can operate from top-down, bottom-up or anywhere in between

  • Duolite® - By combining two fabrics - one light filtering, the other room darkening - into a single shade it puts privacy & light under your precise control.

How to operate Duette® Honeycomb Shades?
Duette® Honeycomb Shades come with the options of the following control systems:
  • EasyRise - Pulling down on the front of this continuous loop lowers your shade while pulling on the rear of the loop lowers it.
  • UltraGlide® - Features a single retractable cord that always remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments.
  • LiteRise® - A cordless system that simply lets you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower.
  • Vertiglide - The ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding doors or as room dividers.
  • PowerView® Automation - This brilliant wireless operating system gives you the power to control or schedule your Duette® Honeycomb Shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.