How do I install The Floating
The Floating Header is an inside mount product. Install the
"c" shaped brackets provided to each side of your casement. The bar
portion has a special cut out design on each end that allows you
to slide the bar over the top prong of the bracket while it
rests on the bottom prong. Tek screw(s) are used to
attach the bottom of the bar to the bracket. Installation
Instructions are sent with your order but you can also find a
copy on this site under the Products tab
How do I attach my window covering to the Floating
Your blind is attached to the Floating Header using the brackets
that come with your treatment but using self tapping screws that
we provide. Hint: Install your window covering mounting
hardware to the Floating Header prior to its installation;
this will help to eliminate some overhead work!
You have two options for installing. You can install your blind
to the front/face of the bar (concealing it from inside the
home), or hang from the bottom, (leaving the Floating Header
exposed). Front installation is used most of the time but
installation to the bottom is definitely an option. The bottom
installation might be done if your casement if very narrow and
installing to the face/front of the Floating Header would push
your blind out too far into the room. The Floating Header is
very attractive, and made as a furniture quality product but if
you would be installing to the bottom, a decorating idea would
be to cover the headrail with fabric, wood trim, or some other
material to match the rooms' decor.
Can I use any type of window covering?
Yes! There is no limit as to the type of blind or window
covering you can use.
What is the Floating Header made of ?
The Floating Header is made of high grade steel tubing
varying in size and thickness based on the width and type of
What color is The Floating Header?
All headers are powder coated a beautiful satin white
(this white has been chosen to match white vinyl windows).
Can I mount an arched blind and a rectangular window
Yes! You can attach both blinds to the front of the Floating
Header or you can attach the arch blind to the top and the
rectangular blind to the bottom or you can attach the arch to
the top and the rectangular window covering to the front. Note:
this will recess the arch for an offset look.
Can I install The Floating Header by myself?
Yes, the headrail is very easy to install. Many homeowners as
well as installers have successfully installed the Floating
How do I measure for the Floating Header?
Since the Floating Header is custom made to size, it is very
important that an accurate measurement be taken. Unlike the
blind measurement, the Floating Header measurement needs to be
made at the point where the Floating Header will be installed.
(This measurement will not always be the same as your blind
measurement). If your measurement doesn't measure to an exact
1/8th, round down to the nearest 1/16th of an inch.
How accurate do my measurements need to be?
Extremely accurate. All Floating Headers are hand made specific
to your window opening. Only a 1/8th deduction is taken to
ensure a professional look. (Up to a 3/16th deduction can be
taken per customer request. This will leave you with a larger
gap at the ends).
Does the Floating Header require any center support?
This question is sometimes asked because of the thought that "If
my blind needs center support then why doesn't the Floating
Header need support? " As mentioned earlier, the Floating
Header is made of steel and is extremely durable. It will not
sag or bow as a blind alone would.
How long does it take to process my order?
We request a 2-week lead-time.
Is there any technical support available if needed
Yes, please feel free to contact our Installation Department for
assistance. (866) 936-3731 within the U.S. or 479-789-2501