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Old 02-27-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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I'd like to replace our vinyl mini-blinds with possibly wood blinds or honeycomb shades. Does anyone have any experience or advice about which ones will hold up to pets (in this case, cats) the best? Our cats have broken the edges of our vinyl mini-blinds while pushing their way behind the blinds and I'd like to get something that would hold up better.

I'd like something that provides some privacy and offers some light control.

Thanks in advance for any ideas!
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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After many trashed mini blinds I got smart and put up vertical blinds. Cats & dogs can push their heads (or even their whole bodies) between the slats and not do them any harm.

Verticals cost more, but they stand up to pets.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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After many trashed mini blinds I got smart and put up vertical blinds. Cats & dogs can push their heads (or even their whole bodies) between the slats and not do them any harm.

Verticals cost more, but they stand up to pets.
It's amazing how the verticals hold up. I've even seen our kitties take a flying leap at a high rate of speed through the verticals.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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Yup, vinyl verticals. Easy to clean, and easy to cut. I cut a few to hang just long enough to cover the frame of the dog door opening, otherwise the nose "moisture" would leave a horrible mess on the blinds. I keep a few extra slats stored for when the top of the blind (where it hooks in) cracks and won't stay up.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Your all right, verticals, are much easier on life with pets. But i have found that vertical blinds are much less expensive then blinds or wood blinds, which are more expensive. There are many styles of verticals that are vinyl, with many textures i have seen some vinyl that actually really look like wood. Pets do not destroy verticals. Having a few extra vertical slats on hand, will come in handy for you to.
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