We have many of our customers inquire about the best options for holding up curtains. There are many ways to attach your curtains to your tracks, but one of the simplest, especially for light-weight curtains, small RV curtains that are not pinch pleated is to use wrinkle band tape. You may also find this called shirring tape if you go to a fabric store to pick it up. It works like snap tape, but instead of using snaps, it uses wrinkle band hooks to connect the curtain to carriers on the track.
One of the questions our customers often ask is, “What is the benefit of using the Snap Tape”? Our 3091 Snap Tape works with several of our carriers. Snap Tape is made with one inch wide polyester webbing and nickel plated brass snaps spaced 4.25 inches apart. We offer snap tape by the yard in 3 colors: White, Black or Gray. It works by snapping the back of the curtain to your curtain carrier or glide of choice instead of utilizing a hook or pin. It can help you achieve many different design styles in a snap!
We wanted to take the opportunity to share this unedited compliment provided by Alan R. of Lindenweld, NJ, who placed an order with us in late November:
As Thanksgiving approaches with Christmas and New Year's Eve following shortly thereafter, many people enjoy the opportunity to decorate their homes and businesses. It is special time of year, and the interior designer comes out in all of us. While we are all for this burst of creativity, we want to be sure it is not accompanied by a burst of flames, busted lip, or a trip to the emergency room. Therefore, we offer these common sense reminders that emphasize safety as you are choosing your decorations, their location, and their maintenance. Please review them as a helpful reminder!
The entire team at Curtain-Tracks.com places an absolute priority on customer satisfaction. We treat our customers with respect, and do all we can to meet their expectations. As e-commerce and web shopping have evolved, customers now have the opportunity to shop the world for products, comparing features, pricing, and availability. All of that information is typically available on any product listing via any web based shopping site. Given that, Curtain-Tracks.com leverages our high level of service to differentiate ourselves from the competition. We provide prompt response to phone, email or web inquiries, while priding ourselves on providing help to customers that have questions or need advice. We have also earned credibility over the years we have been in business of dealing honestly and ethically with our customers.
Curtain-Tracks.com is pleased to announce the availability of a different style privacy cubicle roller. In response to our customers who have contacted us looking for replacement parts for their existing hospital curtain track, we have added the 7191 Privacy Cubicle Roller to our inventory. This hospital track roller is not compatible with any of the tracks currently offered by Curtain-Tracks.com. However, we now stock it as a service to our customers who prefer to continue use of their existing privacy cubicle track instead of installing new hospital track.
Our customer support team gets a lot of calls and emails at Curtain-Tracks.com asking for advice on how to hang curtains or draperies on Bay Windows. Because the bay window is typically comprised of three or five separate windows oriented at angles to one another, it can create a challenge for anyone hoping to improve the appearance of their room with window treatments.
Curtain-Tracks.com uses FedEx to delivery a large majority of our packages to our customers. Whether the curtain tracks are shipped via ground service, 2nd day, or next day delivery, FedEx does a very good job for us of delivering our drapery hardware promptly and in good condition. An article today about hidden images in logos caught our eye this morning, and inspired one of those "ah ha" moments. Despite having a FedEx truck at our facility daily, and having their packaging boxes and envelopes around constantly, we had never noticed the hidden image in the FedEx logo. Can you spot it?
One of the interesting things we encounter by providing drapery hardware to customers all over the US and Canada is the wide range of locations where we ship parts. Curtain-Tracks.com has satisfied customers in all 50 states in the US, and people from Hawaii and Alaska order frequently. However, sometimes the destination of an order will catch our eye, and yesterday was just such a day. It was the first time we had shipped anything to that particular location, and of course we had to check the name to be sure it wasn't for Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or Santa Claus. That's not to say we are not just as excited to earn the business of Donna T. from North Pole, Alaska versus that of a jolly old soul in a red suit. Besides, everyone knows he has his elves make his curtain tracks anyhow.
Curtain Carriers are often referred to by a wide range of terms including curtain glide, curtain glider, curtain slide, curtain slider, curtain trolly, and even a do-hickey or thing-a-ma-jig. We've had customers even call not knowing what to call them other than the things the roll or slide back and forth on the curtain track or curtain rail. Regardless of what the curtain carriers are called, they typically fall into one of three categories: wheeled curtain carriers, friction curtain carriers, or master carriers. We will provide a bit of insight into the purpose and pros and cons of each.