TIME TO RELAX
Have you ever enjoyed a vacation at a resort or a hotel where they had beautiful cabanas by the pool or beach that you could rent for the day? Oftentimes, these cabanas are equipped with furnishings such as comfortable chaise lounges, a refrigerator, ceiling fan, and sometimes even a TV. Another feature that makes these cabanas so luxurious are the privacy curtains. A wait staff comes by to take your drink orders as you relax by the pool in your private space. Ahhhh, sounds amazing, doesn't it?
On a recent visit to Marco Island, Florida, we noticed a resort used ceiling curtain tracks like the 42124 curtain track, curtains in an aqua color, and a wand so the curtains would easily glide along the track. Guests could close the curtains for privacy or if they wanted to take a siesta. Don't get us wrong, we love the extra comfy cushions on the lounges in these cabanas. They are quite appealing. But the curtain tracks and curtains and being able to create that element of privacy and seclusion, makes the cabana rental daily rates a little bit more bearable.
CREATE YOUR OWN CABANA SPACE
We have many customers who use our tracks in their backyard to create their own private space. One customer in Florida added curtains to her lanai which helped block out the sun during peak hours of the day and also gave them privacy if they desired. Another customer added curtain tracks and billowing white curtains around his pergola. Curtain tracks are also useful on gazebos as well as in sunrooms and four season rooms.
Tell us: have you ever seen one of the cabanas that can be rented for a day? If you have, have you ever indulged yourself and rented one?
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME
There's a famous song that says Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year". While we agree that we love all of the festivities that go along with the season; the baking, shopping, the music and the get togethers, we one thing we especially love is the decorating and working with customers to make their mantel festive, functional and safe for little ones.
A few years ago, we came across an article about a child who decided to check out the colorful row of stockings that were hanging from the mantel. As the child investigated, they pulled down the heavy stocking holder and the 10-month old baby, who was playing on the floor, received a lump on the head. At Curtain-Tracks, we have a Christmas Stocking-Hanger Kit that is much, much safer than stocking hangers that sit atop a mantel. The kit comes with two three-foot sections of curtain track (available in white, black, brown or gray), six hooks, as well as the drapery hardware and instructions needed to install the track underneath the fireplace mantel. The hooks slide easily into place and are ready to go to hang everyone's stocking. Our kit allows stockings to be easily moved and more hooks can be added to accommodate everyone in the family - including distant relatives! Once the Christmas Stocking Hanger Track is mounted, its low profile allows it to be left up all year...just remove the sliding hooks. When you want to celebrate a special occasion with a banner or other decorations, simply add the hooks and add a birthday or graduation banner, or any other decorations. The best part is there is no need for heavy stocking hangers that can easily fall over and injure a child or your foot.
One word that seems to be synonymous with this time of year is "SALE". Even though our prices are already so low, we decided in the spirit of the season to offer a very special discount, especially since we believe our product can help avoid injury in little ones. When you buy your Christmas Stocking Hanger Kit, you will receive 25% off at check out. It's that simple!
Questions? Contact the friendly customer service team at Curtain-Tracks. We are here to help.
NOT TO BRAG, BUT…
Nothing makes us feel better than hearing from our customers. We love to hear your stories about how our customer service team was so responsive or how our products helped solve an issue in your home or place of business. This week, we heard from two very happy customers. Although we certainly don’t like to brag, on occasion we do like to share some stories
Jaime R. from Illinois emailed us this week to thank us for the great customer service. “…We had two curtains in our clinic that would constantly get stuck and carriers were constantly breaking. I called your company and I spoke to Brenda, who was very nice to deal with. Talking to her, I could tell that she was very knowledgeable which made me feel confident that we were going to buy something that was going to work. Our product was shipped very fast and we were able to install them this past Friday. So far, the curtains are moving great so we are very, very happy. Brenda should be commended for her great work.”
Jan S. from Florida sent us a quick note: “Thank you for the excellent service on my order this week.”
Thank you, Jaime and Jan for your kind words!
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Curtain-Tracks has been around since 2007 and providing outstanding customer service is a top priority. Whether it’s aiding in the selection of the appropriate drapery hardware, guidance during installation, or advice on returning a product, we will do all we can to be sure our customers are completely satisfied. If you encounter a problem, contact us immediately so that we help get the issue resolved. We offer phone support Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 12 AM and Saturday-Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM Eastern Time.
We are confident our products are up to any task and will stand the test of time in a busy Clinic and we are absolutely certain our outstanding customer service team will be able to help you with your project.
At one point in many of our lives, we live in a small, confined space. College dorm? First apartment? A condo while waiting for your dream home to be built? The list of reasons can vary, but it is safe to say that everyone can relate to sharing snug living quarters. Being creative in how the space is utilized is key, and also exactly where Curtain-Tracks enters the picture.
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
First, you’ll want to live in your small space for a little while to determine what purpose each part of the room should serve. You’ll find yourself tweaking where things are stored based on how you use the space, and before you know it, you’ll naturally create different “zones” of living. Or, you may have to be a little more direct about how the room is divided if you are living with a roommate for the first time.
QUIET AND DARK
Once you have the areas and purposes of the room decided, it makes a lot of sense to use a flexible solution to define the space. Curtains are a great choice because they can be pushed out of the way when you need the whole room to be functional. But when someone needs privacy, quiet, or darkness while another person does not, the curtains can be drawn to create that small space. Our personal favorite for this type of use is our Eclipse Curtains. Thanks to the sound and light diminishing nature of the fabric, you can block out neighbors who aren’t studying, or you can take a mid-day snooze.
Once you have made your favorite color selection from our 28 stylish fabrics, you’ll need to decide how to hang them. This will depend on what kind of ceiling you are working with, but our favorite for just about any situation is our best selling, ceiling mounted Flexible Curtain Track. Just like its name implies, it’s flexible! So, you can bend it by hand to even the most obscure of angles to make it work in your small space. It’s also one of our easiest to install, because it does not require any mounting brackets! Decide on a way for the curtains to hang on the track with a carrier or a glide and you are in business.
Not sure that a flexible track is the right one to mount to your particular ceiling? Need help with the best carrier or glide to choose? Just give us a call and we will walk you through each step of this process. We are happy to help! 1-888-434-7444.
IMAGINATIONS RUNNING WILD
Most kids love playing in forts. Whether it's a treehouse in the yard or a homemade fort in the living room, these fun enclosures bring out the best in imagination. Using curtain tracks to create an enclosure is just another fun and inexpensive way to allow kids to play make-believe. Parents, you just need to use your imagination when deciding how to create this fun space.
BUNK BEDS AND ROOM DIVIDERS
We have had many customers add our curtain tracks to bunk beds. Adding tracks and curtains can allow for more privacy (like night reading when a sibling is trying to sleep) as well as a small space for play. We have also had parents add curtain tracks to the ceiling in a child's room or in a small area of the basement. When the curtains are closed, it divides the space-play room on one side, bed on the other. Not only does it create a fun area that can be dedicated to play, it can also conceal all of the toys. Imagine adding curtains in a vibrant pattern or featuring a favorite character. It's much easier, and less expensive, to change curtain panels than paint, to go along with your child's most current interest.
For projects such as these, our 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is easy to install with the right drapery hardware, and can be bent by hand and shaped so it will fit the desired space. Our ceiling mount curtain track is another great track and comes with all the compatible drapery hardware needed for your project. Be creative when designing the space by creating fun angles.
READY TO USE YOUR IMAGINATION?
Are you ready to allow imaginations to run wild? Let us know how we can help! Contact us with any questions or check out other blog posts for ideas and inspiration. Have fun!
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have impacted so many people, including all of us at Curtain-Tracks. Whether you live in the Houston area, the Keys, or west coast of Florida, thousands of people have felt the wrath of these powerful storms.
If you are in one of the areas that has been deeply affected by these treacherous storms and are in the process of rebuilding your home, business, clinic or hospital, Curtain-Tracks is here to help. If you need emergency or temporary hospital curtains as a result of Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, we have three colors in stock and available for immediate shipment. Contact us and tell us your story and mention this post for 10% off your order of quick ship curtains through November 1. (888) 434-7444
Let’s work together as we rebuild.
How many parents use their basement? Some have decided that the basement will be the toy dungeon, where all the legos and matchbox cars can live behind a closed door away from adult feet stepping on them. Other homes have turned the basement into adult space, a tranquil space away from the kids. No matter the use, HGTV tells us that finished basements add value to our homes. Curtain-Tracks is here to help you make this additional space feel like home without breaking the bank.
DROP THAT CEILING
Most basements, even if not fully finished, use a drop ceiling as a cost effective way to cover air ducts and pipes while still giving the homeowner easy access to all that makes a home function. The good news: this solution is budget friendly in many ways. The better news: this solution also allows for easy addition of Curtain-Tracks products. Our 6155 Clamp eliminates the need to drill holes in the ceiling grid, allowing for eventual changes in design without having to figure out how to patch holes.
THE CLAMP PART IS CONNECTED TO THE CARTRIDGE PART
Our drop ceiling clamp allows for easy attachment to the metal parts of the drop ceiling. Our 6151 cartridge allows for the carriers and hooks to connect to the clamp. These cartridges should be placed every ten inches, so do the math before you order, and then do yourself a favor and order one or two more just in case your math skills are rusty. Pick up as much as 98 feet of continuous track with our 6100 Flexible Curtain Track and the rest is easy. You can decide to use the track in a straight line, but you can also curve it by hand to cover that ugly hot water tank, or strange pipe that juts out of the wall at an odd angle.
TO FINISH OR NOT TO FINISH?
Our products might be just the answer you are looking for, even if you are on the fence about completely finishing your basement. If you aren’t sure you will use the space, or you don’t have the budget to go all in, you can still give our products a try. Once attached to the drop ceiling, our curtains, carriers, and cartridges can hide even the ugliest cinder blocks or heating ducts. Our Eclipse Curtains are often featured in our blog posts, and for good reason. They are versatile! They not only block 98% of light (think basement movie theater?) but they also help keep the cold out, and create a cozy space even underground. They are energy efficient and also create a welcoming feeling.
Even if your basement is already finished but perhaps it needs a slight makeover, Curtain-Tracks products can be used to create a more cozy feeling. Our curtains can cover windows to create energy efficiency, or they can cover a whole wall. Or, as we've mentioned in previous blog posts, our curtains can create a moveable wall. No matter the stage of your basement, consider taking the next step to adding more useable and comfortable space to your home by working with Curtain-Tracks.com.
A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET
If you follow the Curtain-Tracks blog, you have heard us mention our Eclipse curtains. These curtains are wonderful in so many ways and can be used in a variety of settings. Most often, we talk about how they are fantastic in bedrooms where they block 98% of light, and reduce sounds from outside. These curtains are so effective at what they do, they are used in hotel rooms all over the world, in truck cabs, RVs, boats and cargo ships. We are sure you have seen these amazing curtains in several places!
ONLY THE BEST
These curtains aren’t just popular because they are functional. The Eclipse curtain fabric that we carry are simply the best of the best. They are machine-washable, flame-retardant, and available in over 25 colors so you are sure to find the curtains perfect for your space. They are also energy conserving, saving you money down the road.
Eclipse curtains have nickel-plated brass grommets every six inches (or you can use snap tape) so they require a hook and a carrier like our two-wheel carrier with hook. Hanging these curtains from a ceiling mounted track like the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Curtain Track, will maximize the perks of these curtains (light blocking, sound absorbing, energy efficient, etc.) by creating a floor-to-ceiling virtual wall.
HOW MUCH CURTAIN?
Before ordering, decide how you want to have your curtains look when the project is completed. For placement, if mounting on the ceiling, first decide how far out from the wall you would like your track to be. If you love the look of full curtains, multiply the length of the track by 0.6 and add this to the original track length. This is your curtain width. If you want even more fullness in your curtains, double the length of the track for your curtain width. You then will need to measure from the track to where you want the curtain to fall. This measurement becomes your curtain length. Confused? No problem! Contact us and we can help.
Create a sanctuary in your bedroom and get the sleep you deserve, and need, by adding Eclipse curtains. Not sure what color will work best? Contact our friendly customer service team and we will send you samples. Call us at 888-434-7444 so we can help you make it happen.
MORE THAN TRACKS
At Curtain-Tracks, we carry a large variety of products. Obviously, we have the best selection of curtain tracks available in the industry, and we have all the necessary accessories to accommodate those tracks allowing you to complete your project. But did you know we also have some other very handy products that we think you will love?
Let’s start with our bungee cords. That’s right, we have high quality bungee cords, and they are a bit different than the standard cord you would find at your local hardware store. Our bungee cords are a corded loop with a single hook. It is ten inches long and can stretch to twice its length. The one hook and one loop makes this bungee cord extremely secure. It allows you to connect the hook to the loop and eliminates slipping (and can also avoid injury). Available in black or white, these cords come 10 to a pack.
BOATS, RVs, TRUCKS AND MORE
Boat and RV owners love these cords because they keep tarps and boat covers firmly in place. Pick-up truck owners can use them for bed tie-downs, and car owners can use them for their car covers. Bungee cords are also useful to hang banners, store signage, and for use with tents.
PROMOTE A SALE!
Speaking of store signage and banners, our EasyKlip Banner and Tarp Clips are another unique product. Like all our products, they are high quality and work nicely with our bungee cords. They grip banners, tarps, clear poly, velour, muslin and countless other materials and fabrics. They are designed to increase the grip as the load increases making it the strongest clip on the market. They are available in black or white and come 10 to a pack.
When you think of www.curtain-tracks.com, think beyond the tracks and drapery hardware and accessories. You just might find a product that you’ve always been looking for!
When it comes to certain projects, we know sometimes you can't find exactly what you are looking for. For example, if you are remodeling your bathroom and decide to install a floor to ceiling shower to create a sleek, seamless look, you just might not find the perfect shower curtain to complete the project. That's when Curtain-Tracks can step in and help you by making a custom shower curtain!
USE THE BEST
Architects, designers and DIYers contact us for remodeled and custom bathroom projects because we have tracks and curtains that can be made to specific measurements. First however, you should consider how the curtains will hang. Curtain tracks are often to go-to because they offer greater stability than curtain rods and our ceiling mounted curtain tracks are the best on the market (and perfect for showers). Once you select your track, check out our custom-sized shower curtains that are available in a variety of materials. If you are looking for a shower curtain that is wider than a traditional curtain, or you need a curtain that is taller to accommodate a ceiling mount curtain track, we can help by making a custom shower curtain.
READY TO GET STARTED?
With custom-made shower curtains, the finished product will not finish at the exact width ordered. We adheres to industry standards that bases all curtains on CUT WIDTH. This means the approximate loss may vary up to 3.5” per panel. The reason is is due to varying fabric widths, side hems, and panel seams. The following chart is based on 72” fabric width.
VINYL SHOWER CURTAIN SPECIFICATIONS:
- 1 3/8" triple thick top hem consisting of one ply of the curtain material
- 1 1/8" reinforcement header strip of closely woven mesh covered by a 6 gauge clear strip of vinyl
- Sewn with double needle construction, 1 1/8 inch between stitching rows
- Top hem has two-piece rustproof anodized aluminum grommets on 6"
- centers (use of single grommet with crimped undersides is not acceptable)
- Height tolerance is +/- 1inch
- Width tolerance is +/- 2 inches. (remember to add 20% width to your shower curtain beyond track length)
- No bottom hem, allowing for easy run-off of soap and water
- Vinyl formulated with an anti-microbial to insure maximum mildew resistance for the life of the shower curtain
FABRIC SHOWER CURTAIN SPECIFICATIONS:
- 1 3/8 inch triple thick top hem consisting of a double layer of curtain material
- 1 1/8 inch reinforcement header strip of closely woven mesh
- Sewn with double needle construction, 1 1/8 inch between stitching rows.
- Top hem has two-piece rustproof anodized aluminum grommets on 6"
- Height tolerance is +/- 1inch
- Width tolerance is +/- 2 inch (remember to add 20% width to your shower curtain beyond track length)
- All curtains to have full length double thick turned ½ inch side hems locking the left and right sides of the curtain from top to bottom, eliminating raw side edges
- Reverse double thick turned ½ inch bottom hem, eliminating raw bottom edge and allowing for easy run-off of soap and water
- Polyester and Nylon to be treated with durable water repellent finish to make fabric water repellent and stain repellent
HERE TO HELP
If you are ready to move forward with your project or just have some questions, we encourage you to reach out to our friendly team of customer service representatives. We can walk you though the entire process and help you order everything you need. We are proud to be the best source to supply the curtain you need in the size that you specify at an affordable price.