A Mount-ainous Task

Do you ever feel like installing curtain tracks is a mountainous task? Well, in some ways, it is. This is because the track must be mounted to the wall or ceiling. If you have rudimentary do-it-yourself skills, you can mount the track where it needs to go, but not everything you need can be found from our online catalog.

WHAT YOU WON’T FIND

You may be surprised that we don’t sell everything you need for every step of the installation process for your tracks. While you can find the tracks, batons, carriers, hooks and other accessories, you will not find the mounting screws that hold the track to the wall or ceiling.

WHY NOT SCREWS?

We’re not screwy when we tell you that we do not have the mounting screws for installing the track. There is a high likelihood that your track will not be installed in the same type of ceiling or wall as someone else’s track. Do you want to add curtain dividers to a basement with cinder block walls and ceiling? You should use masonry screws, but if you want to install the track into another type of material, you will need another sort of screw. The screws and anchors needed are dependent on your specific project.  Talk to your local hardware store to find the best screws for your particular needs.

DRILLING DOWN TO THE POINT

Drills are not something only a dentist uses. You will use a drill for creating the pilot hole through the track and ceiling or wall as well as driving in the mounting screws. A light-weight, cordless drill is great for simple, around-the-house projects like this. When drilling the holes through the track or ceiling, use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screws you are installing to get a tight fit. Ceiling mounting clips have the holes pre-drilled in them. Watch out while drilling to not bend the track. If you do, the carriers will not glide smoothly.

This 84003 ceiling-mount curtain track kit is one of the tracks that hangs from mounting clips from the ceiling.

OTHER MOUNTING PROCEDURES

The exact mounting procedures for your track will vary. Luckily for you, we have an easy-to-find listing of installation instructions for our tracks. Just look up the track number and download the details. There are even pictures to help you out. If you need any other help from us, let us know. We will be glad to assist you with installing your curtain tracks.

 

 

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