CHECK OUT THAT VIEW
Banquet halls are often used to host weddings, receptions, business luncheons, formal dinners, and so much more. We recently attended a business luncheon in a banquet center near a major city and were quite impressed with the facility as well as the view. The main room had floor to ceiling windows boasting a fantastic view of a river and the city. They also had floor to ceiling curtains hung on ceiling mount curtain tracks. The curtains were held open with tie-backs but could be pulled closed if the afternoon sun became unbearable in the room.
BREAK IT UP
We agree that a wall of floor to ceiling windows can be absolutely beautiful (especially with an amzaing view) but they can also come off as a bit stark. Adding curtains, even if there is no intention of ever closing them, can break up the large wall of windows and even soften the entire look of the room. This is especially effective when the function in the banquet hall is a beautiful wedding or reception. The curtains make the room feel more formal and luxurious, especially when they use high quality curtains.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
What are your thoughts on adding curtain tracks and curtains to a room with an incredible view? Do you think it takes away from the city skyline or enhances the entire look of the room? Leave us a comment!
1971 VW WESTFALIA CAMPER BUS
Joe from San Luis Obispo, California recently fully restored his 1971 VW Westfalia Camper Bus. The restoration included mechanical updates, new flooring, wood walls and headliner, all new upholstery, a canvas pop up tent, door seats, paint, and of course, all new curtains. Joe contacted us for a few different products to help complete his project.
MAKING THE OLD NEW
Joe used the RECMAR 3110 Plastic Curtain Track, 3060 Snap Glide along with 3090 snap tape in his VW Westfalia Camper Bus. The 3110 track is made of PVC plastic and can be mounted on the ceiling or wall. This track is flexible, non-corrosive and rust proof. Mounting brackets aren't required with this track and it is available in black, brown, gray and white.
HERE TO HELP
When he was having trouble locating the correct glide for the sliding door privacy curtain for his Camper Bus, he contacted us and used the RECMAR 3060 Plastic Snap Glide and 3091 Snap Tape to finish up his renovation. Thanks, Joe, for reaching out to us with your VW Camper Bus renovation. The VW Camper Bus looks fantastic and we were excited to help!
If you need replacement parts, chances are we can help. And if we don't have the parts you need for your project, we will do our best to help locate them.
May is the time for high school and college graduations and that means the yards of homes across the country will be filled with banners proudly announcing this milestone. Oftentimes, these banners aren't as secured as they could be and after one rain storm or semi-windy day, the banners are sadly drooping or have blown away. This is when our sturdy EasyKlip Mini Tarp & Sign Clips come in handy.
The EasyKlip Mini Tarp and Sign Clips grips tarps, banners and numerous other materials, firmly and with a permanent hold. You may know these clips as tarp clips, but they are indeed one and the same. They have a patented design that is exceptionally strong. In fact, they are twice as strong as competitors tarp clips and they grip even tighter as more pressure is applied! That means when the wind is a-blowin', these tarp clips will hold on tight!
EVEN MORE FEATURES
We mentioned that they are strong but we haven't said just HOW strong! The EasyKlip Mini Tarp and Sign Clips have an instant grip up to 154 lbs! They are available in white or black and can be applied using just one hand. If you are a sign company, these clips would be a welcome add-on product for your customers!
We wish all of those graduating this Spring, happy congratulations! If we can help secure your graduation banners, please visit our website or give us a a call!
When it comes to choosing curtains for your windows, how do you know which style you should choose? A single panel for your window, or dramatic curtains, or perhaps contrast curtains, etc.? The possibilities are endless. Here we will tackle a few different options that hopefully will make the decision making process a bit easier.
SINGLE CURTAIN PANELS
A single curtain panel can create a simple look to a room but also be functional when closed. Keep it closed or simply pull it open by simply sweeping it to the side. To add a finished look to your window, you can have custom tie-backs made (we can help!). Curtain tie-backs add that polished look and can create a simple yet elegant touch to any room. They are especially effective with floor-to-ceiling curtains and curtains used on sliding glass doors.
If you are looking to create a dramatic look with curtains hung on ceiling mount curtain tracks, especially in a more formal space such as a living room, Interior Decor Trends suggests, "The living room curtains can also be an aesthetic accent to take the viewer by surprise. If the living room is spacious and bright enough, you can opt for dramatic blackout curtains in dark color. The same goes for the living room in white or the one with light wood furniture. Velvet and other thick fabrics add even more dramatic effect to this design."
Another current curtain trend (pun intended) Decor Aid shares are contrasting colors on eclipse curtains. They suggest, "Look for contrasting drapes that boast a strong color juxtaposed with a warm neutral for a stylishly layered look with ease. And as contrasting window treatments lend a modern spirit to any room, pair them with minimal fittings for a clean and polished look, and go for colors you know you won’t tire of quickly."
UP TO YOU
There are so many possibilities when it comes to decorating your windows and we just covered three. You can find more ideas and inspiration on our blog, on our Pinterest page, or please feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team! 1-888-465-0274.
Patients demand privacy, as well they should. So as new acute care hospitals are being built, they are accommodating these patient requests by building all private patient rooms. As older hospitals try to keep pace, they are renovating semi-private rooms to private rooms. But even in private rooms with a solid door, additional privacy is needed when the door is opened by a doctor, nurse, or visitor.
Curtain tracks have long been a familiar sight in hospitals and even with the emergence of private rooms, they are still needed around the patient's bed. When the curtains are closed, these tracks and curtains allow for privacy when the door to the room is open. Oftentimes, curtain tracks are mounted to the ceiling on just one side or 3/4 of the way around the patient's bed. A frequently used curtain track is our 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track, an aluminum track with silver satin finish and is available in 6 foot, 8 foot, 12 foot and 16 foot sections.
OPEN AND CLOSED
The curtains that hang on these tracks are privacy curtains and they are often in soothing colors and patterns. They are made of top quality construction with a triple thick 1.5 inch header reinforced with a middle layer of nylon mesh at the top. These curtains have Safe-T-Stitching which locks in hems and seams and the grommets are rustproof nickel plated brass. Privacy curtains are 100% flame retardant per NFPA #701 standards and are also, BONUS: machine washable up to 160 degrees F! These privacy cubicle curtains not only look great, they also hold up in the toughest hospital. Our privacy curtains are available in any height but be sure to include ceiling height and the length of the curtain track when requesting a quote.
If you need privacy curtains STAT, check out our quick ship privacy curtains. Available in 84 or 94 inch lengths and in three different colors, these curtains will ship to you quickly.
When you need the very best products for your hospital, clinic or emergency room, contact us! You will find top quality products plus an exceptional customer service team ready to help.
LET THE LIGHT IN
When it comes to your home, one feature that is often overlooked are windows. If you are looking to bring upscale style to your home, try some of these trends from Epic Home Ideas.
Bay windows are classic and allow natural light into a home. They open up the space and are most commonly used in front living rooms but are becoming increasingly popular in other spaces such as bedrooms and even in kitchen breakfast nooks. Adding curtain tracks to a bay window is easier than ever when you use Flexible Curtain Track 6100. This flexible track can be used for curved or angled applications, but also for straight applications, making it perfect for bay windows. It can bent by hand without compromising strength and can be mounted to the ceiling or wall. To learn more about bay windows and different applications, check out the Bay Windows section on our blog for several articles featuring a variety of products.
ADDING MORE WINDOWS
Another popular home design trend is actually adding windows to your home. Adding windows opens up a room and can even make a space feel larger. Not only will it allow in tons of natural light but creating a wall of windows can feel like you are letting the outside inside. So even in colder climates, you can enjoy nature from the comforts of the inside of your home but be sure to choose quality insulated windows that will be energy efficient.
Window treatment trends continue to include adding lush floor to ceiling curtains to windows. A beautiful pattern on curtains that compliments your interior design style can go a long way to complete the look of a room. Our ceiling mount curtain track selection is sure to help you with your project. Ceiling mount curtain tracks are designed to be mounted to the ceiling and can be screwed directly into the ceiling using mounting holes or they can be attached with ceiling mount hardware such as clips, clamps, brackets, or retainers.
Staying up to date on current design and window trends can be overwhelming but we hope you find these suggestions helpful as you look to refresh the look of your home!
Our Wall Mount Curtain Track selection is one of the best around and our customers especially love the Recmar 5400 CurtainMate Curtain Track. The 5400 CurtainMate is a wall mount track and is available in 3 foot sections. The shorter sections of track make it especially useful in RVs that have limited space. However, if you need more track for longer lengths, the track can be joined end to end. The 5400 CurtainMate Track is narrow and only protrudes less than .5 inch away from where it is mounted. This is important because it allows very little light to shine into the RV when the curtains are closed, meaning better sleep for the family!
The CurtainMate Curtain Track has mounting holes spaced every 9 inches and can even be bent to a 15 inch radius horizontally, and vertically 5 inches per 36 inch section. To bend it slightly, all you need to do is heat the track in hot water and bend it gently. It is available in a variety of colors, including: white, brown, gray, black, tan, dark desert and dark slate and works well with 3070 snap carriers (available in white or black) and 5034 end caps, available in the same colors as the CurtainMate track.
When it comes to all of our curtains tracks and accessories, you can expect a high quality product and exceptional, personalized customer service that is second to none. Let us help you with your next project, whether in an RV, truck, boat, workplace or home.
IT'S A SNAP!
What exactly is snap tape? This isn't an uncommon question and quite frankly, we get asked it often. In fact, we have wriiten a popular blog post on this very topic sharing instructions on how you can add snap tape to your curtain panels.
The long and short of it is snap tape comes in a roll and is made with 1-inch wide polyester webbing and nickel plated brass snaps spaced 4.25 inches apart. It can be sewn directly onto a curtain you have purchased or custom made curtains and is especially popular on ripple fold draperies. The benefit of snap tape is it allows for easy removal of the curtains from the drapery hardware and eliminates the need to remove any hooks which is great when you are wanting to clean the curtains. It can also create a full look with your curtains when it is used with our 84106 carrier. If you just love the ripple fold look when your curtains are closed, the 84106 Wheeled Carrier- Corded for Ripple Fold is a fantastic choice. When attached to the snaps, this system will hold the ripples at desired uniform spacing. When it comes to curtain tracks, check out the 84003 & 84004.
For step by step instructions on using snap Tape on your curtain panels, check out our blog post! We are also always eager to help! You can contact our friendl;y customer service team with any questions at 1-888-465-0274.
Hotels are often a host venue for business meetings as well as professional development such as continuing education courses and workshops. They are convenient locations for events like these because guests can stay overnight then simply walk to the meeting room for their course.
Oftentimes, hotel meeting rooms aren't very fancy. They usually have tables set in rows, a table or bar area for coffee and water, and a screen at the front that the instructor can use while presenting. Sometimes these rooms have large windows that look out towards a pool area or even a road. This is when room darkening curtains and curtain tracks come in. Hotel meeting rooms almost always have curtains to cover the windows for a couple reasons.
1. They are room darkening. This is especially important when the instructor is presenting a PowerPoint presentation and the room needs to be darkened for attendees to see the slides more clearly.
2. Closing the curtains can prevent distractions. An all-day seminar is exhausting for anyone but add in distractions such as kids running and jumping into the pool, and well, that can be just plain depressing. Pulling the curtains closed can help avoid some of those distractions.
HERE COME THE CURTAIN TRACKS
When it comes to the best curtain tracks to use for a project like this, we offer a variety to accommodate your project. Ceiling mount curtain tracks are a great option when looking to cover large floor to ceiling windows. Ceiling mount curtain tracks can be mounted to the ceiling or other horizontal surfaces by screwing it directly into the ceiling through mounting holes. They can also be attached to the ceiling with specific ceiling mount hardware such as clips, clamps, brackets, or retainers. When it comes to curtains, you are sure to find a style and print that you love on our website.
After you add curtains to match the decor of the room as well as a wand to pull the curtains open and closed to avoid getting dirty handprints on them, your meeting room is ready to go!
Most hotels know what they are doing when it comes to their window treatments. They usually have fantastic eclipse curtains and sheers on their windows and make quite a statement in the room. When pulled closed, the sheers give the room some privacy while still allowing light to shine in, and the eclipse curtains darken the room and help block sound allowing guests to get some solid sleep.
A DIFFERENT LOOK
On a recent visit to Kentucky, we noticed the hotel where we stayed did indeed have some great eclipse curtains on solid curtain tracks. Many hotels use the 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track This is a sturdy aluminum track that accommodates the 84100 smooth rolling ball bearing carriers. These steel ball bearings inside wheels allow for ease of movement on the curtain track. Usually hotels have a second curtain track with white sheers on a second curtain track, but not this hotel. Instead they had a thin white blind that could be lowered. When pulled down, the blind gave the room a bit of a modern feel. Adding a blind is just another way to cover your window to create privacy.
When it comes to your window treatments, you have lots of options and we have lots of answers! We encourage you to visit our Photo Gallery for ideas and inspiration and are available to answer all of your questions regarding curtain tracks, curtains, accessories and design.