# What does the cell size mean on cellular blinds?

So, you want to know What does the cell size mean on cellular blinds?

Smaller cells mean the pleats are narrower, which makes it perfect for a smaller window. Our smallest cell size is 3/8‚Äù. Using small cell shades for big windows can make it look chaotic because of the excessive number of cells and pleats.

## What are the different sizes in cellular shades?

We’ve organized the cell measurements into three categories: Small (3/8‚Ä≥), Mid-Size (9/16‚Ä≥ and 1/2‚Ä≥), and Large (3/4‚Ä≥) to help you understand what these numbers really mean when it comes to your window.

## Should cellular shades be wider than window?

We recommend going at least 2″ wider than the opening on either side, so 4″ total. For the height, go about 3 inches above the window trim (to allow for the mounting brackets) and measure from that point down to the window sill.

## How much space should you have on the side of cellular shades?

We recommend 1¬Ω” overlap on each side of the window (3″ total) for optimum light control and privacy.

## What is the standard honeycomb cell size?

The current study overall mean results of bee space, cell depth, cell diameter and comb thickness were 16.5¬±0.5mm, 10.4¬±0.06mm, 4.68¬±0.03mm, and 19.9¬±0.14mm respectively. The hive width and length were 27.1¬±0.5 cm and 76.5¬±0.9 cm respectively.

## What is the difference between honeycomb and cellular shades?

A cellular shade has a more complex construction. Also called ‚Äúhoneycomb shades,‚Äù cellular shades have geometric folds that resemble honeycombs. Cellular window shades are available with both a single layer of these honeycombs and a double layer, called ‚Äúsingle cell‚Äù and ‚Äúdouble cell,‚Äù respectively.

## Are cellular shades the same as honeycomb?

The truth is there is no difference. Honeycomb shades are the same as cellular shades in Olympia. You may also see the names ‚Äúhoneycomb blinds‚Äù and ‚Äúcellular blinds.‚Äù All the names are interchangeable. The difference is going to depend on the age or demographic of the people selling the products in a lot of cases.

## What is the maximum width of cellular shades?

Honeycomb shades can be made up to 144″ wide and in almost any shape you can think of‚Äîfrom circles to triangles and more.

## How much wider should shades be than window?

Measure both the width of the window and the height of the window. Consider adding an extra 3 inches to the width and height for optimum light control and privacy. Extending the blinds outside the window will also provide the space needed for the mounts and help the window appear larger than it actually is.

## Which is better single or double cell shades?

Double cell material is your best bet when comparing single vs. double cellular shades for energy efficiency. All cellular shades insulate your windows by trapping air in pleated pockets. This air acts as a barrier against outside temperatures to keep your home comfortable.

## How close should cellular shades be to the window?

To minimize light leakage and ensure privacy the blind should overlap the window opening by 4″ on each side for a total of 8″ on entire width. 2) Measure distance from where the top of the blind will be located to the window sill. The blind should overlap the window opening on the top and the bottom by at least 3″.

## Do blind measurements have to be exact?

Generally, you’ll want to measure to the nearest ‚Öõ-inch. Outside-mounted blinds have slightly more leeway because they do not need to fit inside of the window casing, but any lack of accuracy could cause them to let in light, protrude, or look aesthetically off.

## Is it okay if cellular shades are too long?

In most cases, it is OK to have your blind longer than your window, even for inside mount. This would just mean that your blind would have extra material that would stack on the sill.

## How do you make cellular shades look good?

Hang Curtain Panels. The most obvious method for dressing your window is to hang curtain panels. Add Visual Texture With the Curtain Fabric. Pick Colorful Shades. Top the Shades With a Swag or Valance. Add Decorative Hardware. Coordinate the Color With Tiebacks or Trim.

## What are the pros and cons of cellular shades?

Substantial Insulation. Honeycomb shades offer an amazing boost to your window insulation. Greater Privacy. Helps Block Out Noise. Slim and Stackable. Cleaning Is More Difficult. Not the Most Fashionable. No Adjustable Natural Lighting.

## What are the average cell sizes?

The average size of a human cell is about 100 Œºm in diameter.

## What are some common cell sizes?

Eukaryotic cell (plant) = ~100 Œºm. Eukaryotic cell (animal) = ~10 ‚Äì 50 Œºm. Organelle (e.g. mitochondrion) = ~1 ‚Äì 10 Œºm. Prokaryotic cell (bacteria) = ~1 ‚Äì 5 Œºm. Virus = ~100 nm. Plasma membrane = ~7.5 nm. Molecules (e.g. glucose) = ~1 nm. Atoms = ~100 pm.

## What are the disadvantages of honeycomb blinds?

Unlike other window coverings that are sturdy and easy to wipe down, cellular shades can be a little more difficult to clean correctly. The cells that give them all their power can also collect dust, so you have to be careful and particular about cleaning them out when they need it.

## What material is best for cellular shades?

Bonded fabrics provide greater insulation. Bonded fabrics are dust and stain resistant. Bonded fabrics are easy to clean.

## Can people see through cellular shades at night?

Most Cellular Shades Won’t Block All the Light So, cell shades tend to darken the room by filtering the light. On a night, this means some light will still be visible from the other side of the shades. People will be able to tell if you’re in or not based on the light that they can see.