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We aspire to help you create a living space which reflects your personal vision.  Whether it be comfortably spacious, stylishly chic or just good old-fashioned, all play an important role in making your dream become a reality.

Designer Blinds was started fill a need in the Blinds market.  Since then the Designer Blinds brand has expanded to most of the major metropolitan areas.  Being a part of the largest independently-owned flooring group, Designer Blinds had the advantage from the beginning of drawing from the vast knowledge and expertise found in its parent company namely, the Top Carpets And Floors Group.  The group is currently celebrating its 32nd birthday.

Designer Blinds takes pride in its workmanship, approaching each installation with the professionalism needed to deliver a faultless installation. Being part of SAWLFA and recognized by all the manufacturers as an A-grade installer, Designer Blinds has complete confidence in its ability to exceed a customer’s expectation.

Designer Blinds at all times ensures that its products are sourced from approved reputable suppliers.  In our support of the Fairtrade principle, no products are sourced from companies that exploit their employees. Providing good quality is more important to us than offering the cheapest products in the industry, however, due to our large buying power we are able to provide very competitive pricing.

We at Designer Blinds and Flooring understand our responsibility towards the community.  Our “We Care” programme embraces two initiatives: Reach For Recovery and Operation Smile. Through each of these organisations we are able to change the lives of those who need it most, by supporting them on an annual basis.  By scrolling down you can read more about our “We Care” programme.

All warrantees are held by the manufacturer or importer of our goods. We have selected only the most dependable suppliers and therefore have complete confidence that all warrantees will be honoured.

Designer Blinds is part of the Top Carpets And Floors Group which is South Africa’s largest flooring retailer, with over 120 members located around the country. The network covers all major cities, as well as a number of smaller towns.

ADDING VALUE

Designer Blinds , Top Carpets and Floors, had over R850 million in retail sales during 2019, and has established excellent relationships with manufacturers and suppliers over the years, creating a strong market position and enabling significant cost savings.

Direct sourcing of materials carries the added benefits of preferred stock access, best available lead times for delivery, minimal cut length charges and availability of special deals on a national basis.Relationships with international buying groups ensure the adoption of international best practice and give members access to the latest trends and developments.

CORPORATE INITIATIVE

A “National Contracts” corporate initiative has been introduced to give corporate and major retail groups an “Installation Solution” on a national basis. In addition to competitive pricing negotiations, Top Carpets and Floors provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise to its members.

OVER 50 GROUP STORES NATIONALLY

Designer Blinds  is part of the Top Carpets & Floors Group, which is South Africa’s largest floor coverings group. This means that we have huge buying power and are able to pass the savings over to our customers.

All our branches are individually owned and offer a large range of carpets, laminates, vinyls, blinds and ceramic tiles.

OUR EXPERTS WILL HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT FLOORS

Our nearest Designer Blinds  member will guide you through the process of finding  blinds that will best suit your needs.

LOCAL BUSINESS YOU CAN TRUST

All our branches are individually owned and run by locals within your suburb, so when you visit our stores you know you will be supporting your local community and get the professional service you deserve.

FIVE STAR GUARANTEE

ALLERGEN FIGHTER
We offer an installation process that actively fights against the allergens that cause Asthma and Hayfever. Read more about Healthier Living.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Consumers who purchase from the Top Carpets And Floors Group now have an increased opportunity to help those in need, by simply making the right flooring choice.  Within the “We Care” umbrella our corporate social responsibility programme extends to include non-profit organisations, namely Reach For Recovery, Operation Smile South Africa and various national animal welfare programmes.  For over 10 years Top Carpets and Floors have, and continues to enjoy a partnership with the Reach For Recovery breast cancer awareness programme.

 

Barry Hatch (CEO) of the Top Carpets and Floors Group, says, “It has been inspiring to know that our consumers have been able to make a difference within these important organisations.”

 

Reach for Recovery provides free, non-medical support and information to breast cancer patients as well as assistance in the recovery process.  Being cancer survivors themselves, the trained Volunteers are able to provide lots of encouragement as well as practical and emotional support and counselling to the breast cancer patients and their families.  The organisation also offers prostheses, visits to patients in hospital before and after their surgery, regular meetings and breast cancer education.

 

Operation Smile South Africa gives hope to children and families by providing free operations to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities in children. It takes as little as 45 minutes to bring about a beautiful new smile to these child.

Need assurance that your flooring choice is not only best for you but manufactured responsibly too? Then look no further than national flooring group, Top Carpets And Floors, and its commitment to fair trade principles.

As an industry first, the national flooring group has pledged that selected flooring products are manufactured under fair labour conditions, in a safe and healthy working environment which is free of discrimination, and where the management has committed to respecting the rights and dignity of workers.

The manufacturers who have committed to support the fair trade principles will have stickers placed on their products so as to make the consumers aware of supporting those products when making a flooring purchase.

These fair trade principles complement Top Carpets and Floors, existing five star guarantee which aims to give clients total piece of mind when dealing with any of the 120 Top Carpets and Floors stores nationwide.

EXTRAS

BLINDS

Are you looking for quick and easy ways to clean your blinds? Well look no further here are a few helpful tips. There are a variety of blinds that you will need to worry about, which include wooden, metal, fabric and vinyl. All of which come in either a horizontal or vertical format.

  • For horizontal blinds, make sure you vacuum the blinds as often as possible making use of the brush attachment. Vacuum across the slats, not up and down.
  • For dusting, make sure that you don’t use a plastic duster. Try use a proper lamb’s wool duster, again working across the slats, horizontally and starting at the top.
  • In the case of vertical blinds, make sure to brush in a downward motion, as the slats often become unhooked if you brush in an upward motion.
  • You can also use a rubber sponge, also known as a dry sponge, which can be found at hardware and paint stores. Wipe the dry sponge firmly across the blinds to help to remove dust and residue, from both fabric and vinyl blinds.
  • When spot cleaning a blind, never spray the all-purpose cleaner directly onto the blind. Spray the all-purpose cleaner onto a clean dry cloth first and then wipe the blind.
  • When it comes to wooden blinds, try not to soak them. Make sure to clean them in place, instead of removing them as you would do for other types of blinds.
  • Fabric blinds can be a little more complicated, and it would be best to take them to a dry cleaner.
  • Do not try cleaning the blinds by spraying them with a car-wash hose, dunking them in a bucket, one slat at a time.
  • To clean metal and vinyl blinds, you will need to take the blinds outside and lay them on a small rug or piece of carpet. Try brush the blinds with some soapy water, and then turn them over and brush the other side. To prevent water spots from forming, make sure to rinse the blinds, and to let the water runoff. When done, hang the blinds to dry.