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When It Comes To Curtain Trolleys, We Have What You Need

By Curtain-Tracks 7 months ago 65 Views No comments

Curtain Trolleys are used for many different applications like warehouses, workshops an even for stage curtains. They attach the curtains to the curtain track and allow for super smooth operation. At Curtain-Tracks, we offer several different trolleys (20!) - some with nylon wheels and others with steel wheels. Some have two wheels and others have four. Whatever your project, we most likely have what you need. Below are just a few!


Heavy Duty Industrial Curtain Trolleys with Nylon Wheels with a 1" hook is recommended when using curtains that weigh 100 pounds or less and less than 15 feet tall. This trolley can be found on our website as Part # 16NR1 and is our most popular trolley.


Our Industrial Trolley with Steel Wheels are recommended for curtains that weigh more than 100 pounds or over 15 feet tall. These rollers are compatible with the 16RT tracks. The steel hook provides a drop of 1 inch below the roller track, and offer a round nest at the bottom of the hook for use with curtains with grommets.


Industrial Trolley - 4 Steel Wheels - 1.5 Inch Steel Plate with double steel wheels on steel bodies are recommended for heavy curtains like those weighing more than 100 pounds or over 15 feet tall. The steel plate on this trolley provides a 1.5" drop below the roller track, and has a hole for a chain, hook, or other fastening methods.


TROLLEY APPLICATIONS

  • Warehouse and truck bays
  • Welding
  • Vinyl strip warehouse, freezer, walk-in coolers, and reefer trucks
  • Paint booth curtains
  • Stage curtains
  • Wash bays
  • Gyms
  • Woodworking areas


READY FOR A QUOTE?

If you are looking for a quote, you can easily request one on our website or contact a C-T team member!


Looking For A Metal End Stop? Look No Further!

By Curtain-Tracks 7 months ago 24 Views No comments

NOT THE END

End Stops are recommended to be used on each end of a curtain track. They keep carriers or glides on the track and can be used to anchor the curtain at the end or in the middle of the curtain track as needed. On our website under the Hardware & Accessories tab, if you click on End Stops, you will find several that you can choose from.


A FAN FAVORITE

One of our favorites is the 88136 End Stop. The 88136 Metal End Stop is compatible with the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track (Hospital Track), an aluminum track with silver satin finish commonly used in hospitals and clinics for privacy curtains. These End Stops have a metallic silver finish, are sold individually, and additional screws are not required. They are super easy to use!

Hospital Track End Stop


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?

If this isn't the exact end stop style you are looking for, we offer several additional choices available. Please don't hesitate to consult with a Curtain-Tracks team member to get expert advice and helpful hints. Give them a call at (888) 434-7444 and they will be happy to help!


Make A Lasting Impression With Hotel Curtain Tracks

By Curtain-Tracks 8 months ago 124 Views No comments

BE THE BEST

Hotels have a lot of competition so attracting guests is a priority. And as a guest, there’s always that slight bit of excitement as you open your hotel room door. Will the room be large? Clean? Updated? Will there be a mini fridge? Large windows? That impression can be dismal if any of the above aren’t met and that includes what the window treatments look like.


ACROSS THE COUNTRY

With every visit to a hotel, look to the windows. You may be surprised how the window treatments and tracks are often the forgotten part of the room. But when a guest enters the room, the eyes scan the space and then look across the room which is most often where the windows are located. The curtains and how they hang can bring delight or disappointment.


LOOK UP

If you make any of the design decisions for a hotel or you simply want to create a polished look for your windows like most hotels do, you want to check out our selection of hotel curtain tracks. The best tracks to create this finished look are curtain tracks like the 84003 or 84004 ball bearing carrier tracks, along with the master carriers and wands. The 84003 track is a ceiling or wall mount track and available in white, silver, or black. The 84004 track is a ceiling mount aluminum track available in white or silver that accommodates smooth rolling ball bearing carriers.These high-quality tracks can withstand continued use and allow curtains to overlap when closed to block light and increase privacy.


LASTING IMPRESSIONS

Whether you want to make a lasting first impression for hotel guests or want to create this look for your own home, we have the curtain tracks, carriers, and hardware you will need for the project. Give us a call: (888) 465-0274!


Creating Privacy In A Dorm Room

By Curtain-Tracks 8 months ago 100 Views No comments

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Summer is coming to a close and that means college students are moving in for the first time or returning to school in just a few short weeks. Dorm rooms historically haven't been particularly glamorous but colleges and universities are making vast updates to their housing options to attract more students. Even with the addition of private rooms and apartment-style living, the traditional dorm room still exists. This type of room usually consists of bunk beds, a couple desks and dressers and they don’t have a lot of frill, or privacy, for that matter. For those who live in a dorm room such as this, creating a space with a bit of privacy isn’t completely out of the question.

MOVING IN

We have worked with students across the country to create this privacy by adding curtain tracks and curtains to their bunk beds. Adding curtains to a bunk bed can create a comfortable study space and help eliminate distractions (like your roommate).The curtains can be pulled closed to keep light from coming in, especially for any mid afternoon naps! If eclipse curtains are used, they not only block out light, they help absorb sound. That's a win-win!


PRIVATE SPACE

For a project like this, our ceiling-mounted curtain tracks will work to transform your bunk or loft into your private space. These tracks can be installed directly into the ceiling if you have a loft, you can use clamps if your room has a drop ceiling, or you can add them in the frame of a bunk bed to cover the bottom bunk. After the track is installed, add our Bunk Bed Privacy Curtains. This awesome fabric is not only machine washable, it also blocks 98% of light. They are 48 inches wide and 36 inches tall and are available in beige, navy and black. But if you need different sizing, simply give us a call and we can make custom curtains for you!

SCHOOL'S IN SESSION

As unconventional as adding curtains to a bunk bed or loft may sound, it provides a solution that can help students get through the school year. Let us help you with your project. Give us a call at (888) 465-0274 to speak with one of our friendly customer service team members!



Using Multiple Tracks In A Large Space

By Curtain Tracks 8 months ago 51 Views No comments

When you want to add curtain tracks to a large space, like a wall of windows, as a room divider, or in a conference room, you need multiple tracks. Several of our tracks come in 8' foot or 12' sections but you can lay multiple tracks end to end for a seamless track for your space.

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STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW

Installing multiple curtain tracks is definitely possible and will look great when finished if you use the right drapery hardware, tools, and a level. Our 88001 Privacy Cubicle Curtain Track, an aluminum track with silver satin finish that is available in 6', 8', 12' and 16' sections, and the 4108 Bendable I-Beam Curtain Track, available in silver or black anodized aluminum I-Beam track with satin finish and comes in 8' lengths, can be spliced end to end with 4128 ceiling splicer or 4130 wall splicer.


ALIGN YOUR PRINCIPALS

If you are aligning tracks without splicers, the tracks need to be fully aligned to minimize the seam and reduce the carriers from catching on a seam when in use. If at all possible, placing the seam of the curtain tracks as close to the middle of the space as possible where the curtains meet will help minimize the carriers catching on the track.


Curtain Tracks Are All Around Us

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 161 Views No comments

EVERYWHERE YOU GO

Curtain tracks are all around us. They are in homes, offices, hotels, hospitals, salons, retail stores, restaurants, airplanes, boats and RVs. At Curtain-Tracks, we love to showcase curtain tracks and accessories from all over the country. In fact, a lot of what we like to feature are from customers just like you!



NOT JUST TRACKS

At Curtain-Tracks.com, we offer curtain tracks, hardware and accessories as well as a wide assortment of privacy curtains, hotel curtains, curtains for vehicles, and even shower curtains, and we like to write on our blog about the many uses of our products. To find ideas for your next project, simply check out our blog categories that are located on the right side of this page. There you will read about everything from adding curtain tracks to your RV and boat to home theatres and solutions for your basement, not to mention the traditional uses for curtain tracks such as on bedroom windows.


SHOW US YOUR PICS

If our blog isn’t enough when it comes to ideas, check out our Pinterest page where we have dozens of boards featuring images of curtain tracks projects from all over the world. And if you use curtain tracks or accessories, we would love to see your picture! You just might see them on our social media channels and our blog.


In the meantime, keep decorating and if we can help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly customer service team!

The Importance Of Curb Appeal In Business

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 155 Views No comments

THE DETAILS

We hear a lot about curb appeal and how it is important for homeowners looking to sell their home. Realtors and even HGTV stress the importance of an attractive entryway, nice landscaping, and making sure even the littlest details are take care of, like the paint isn’t chipping around the front door.


GAINING NEW CUSTOMERS

Having nice curb appeal is also important for store owners and restaurant owners. According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 1+ million restaurants in the United States. That means restaurants have A LOT of competition. And while the quality of the food is of the upmost importance, with restaurants on every corner, getting new customers in the front door of the restaurant in the first place can be a challenge. This is when curb appeal is especially important.



FINISHING TOUCHES

We found this image of a restaurant owner who we think, did a great job with their curb appeal. Not only do they have welcoming bistro tables outside the restaurant, they also have an awning to give their establishment a quaint look. To top it all off, their windows have fantastic, eye-catching patterned curtains hung on curtain tracks. We are unsure if these curtains are on a ceiling mount curtain track or a wall mount track, or if they are plastic or aluminum. Regardless, the end result is very nice!


Bon Appétit

If you are a restaurant or retail owner and are looking for ways to create a great first impression for new customers, as well as returning ones, we suggest taking a fresh look at the outside of your establishment. Look at it with wide open eyes as if you were looking at it for the first time. What would you think? Is it welcoming? Then ask yourself, “What can I do to enhance the curb appeal?” Whether that be new signage, fresh landscaping or curtains in your windows, small changes can mean big results with customers.

Say "I Do" To Curtain Tracks In Bridal Salons

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 257 Views No comments

YES!

"Say Yes To The Dress" is a popular tv show on TLC featuring women trying on dozens of wedding dresses. Everything from simple under-stated dresses to lavish, over-the-top gowns are tried on as each woman strives to find the perfect one so they can "Say Yes To The Dress"! If you haven't seen this show, it really is quite entertaining. One of the things we have observed over the years is bridal salons have spacious changing rooms but rarely will you see a door. Our best guess is that this is most likely to avoid a several thousand dollar gown getting accidentally smashed in the door as the bride-to-be tries to close it to get changed. This is when curtain tracks come in handy!



TIME TO CHANGE

There are many curtain track options when it comes to changing rooms. Curtain-Tracks.com customer, Tracy Burke, owns bridal shops NY Bride in Charlotte, NC and Syracuse, NY used the 3118 curtain track and 7130 double wheel curtain carriers in her bridal salon. The 3118 curtain track is made of silver anodized aluminum with satin finish and is available in either 8 foot length plus 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). It mounts on the ceiling and no mounting brackets are required. The 7130 nylon wheel carriers allow for an easy opening and closing of the changing room curtains and works well with the 3118 curtain track. Whether you own a bridal salon, a large retail store or a boutique, adding curtains to your changing rooms can soften the entire look of your store.



HERE TO HELP

If you are looking for advice or ideas for your business, we would love to help! We have assisted countless store owners with their design challenges and can help you select the track system and drapery hardware that is perfect for your situation. Give us a call! (888) 434-7444



​Enhancing The Spa Experience

By Curtain-Tracks 10 months ago 289 Views No comments

SERENITY NOW

Not everyone will admit it, but most people enjoy an occasional pampering, whether that be a massage, pedicure or facial. Spas are easily found and competition to be the best can be quite fierce. As a spa owner, how you actually treat customers isn’t the only important factor. The overall experience along with the physical environment of your spa can set you apart from your competitors.



FIRST IMPRESSIONS

When a customer walks in the door, what do they see? First impressions are critical so creating a welcoming environment is key. Are the colors and lighting soft? Is there music playing? Or is the main reception area stark and uninviting? One spa we visited took the first impressions to heart. They had serene music softly playing, aroma therapy filling the air and a friendly receptionist. This spa had extremely high ceilings so they added lovely, sheer curtains that were pulled to the side. Without the curtains, the room would have felt stark and cold and not exactly relaxing. Adding ceiling mount curtain tracks and beautiful curtains softened the feel of the entire room.



SECOND IMPRESSIONS

As if the welcoming reception area wasn't enough, this same spa had an upscale changing room with lockers and several amenities (plush robes and melon infused water, anyone?). They also had individual changing rooms with the same curtains that were found in the reception area. The curtains were very full (no skimping on material going on here) and closed easily on the curtain tracks allowing for complete privacy. Just another touch to make this spa feel luxurious.

AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION

Your customers come to you to relax and a spa that exudes serenity will keep them coming back time and time again. What can you do to your spa to enhance the the overall experience for your customers and stand out from the competition?


Classrooms And Curtain Tracks

By Curtain-Tracks 10 months ago 268 Views No comments

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER

School might be out for summer which makes this a great time to get those copy room, storage areas and classrooms in order! To create a “tidy” space everyone can enjoy come this fall when school is back in session, try this tip!

TIDY UP

The Mayo Clinic wrote an article, "How Decluttering Your Space Could Make You Healthier And Happier". While this article focuses on tips that can help us as individuals, the same could be applied to a workspace. We know schools have a lot of supplies and rightfully so. But if you want to create a space that at least *appears* less cluttered and can eliminate some stress for the teachers and staff, well, that's a start. One suggestion we have is to consider hanging curtain tracks in front of a storage area (copy paper and staplers, anyone?). These copy/storage rooms often have shelves to store classroom necessities but the space can quickly become unkempt. Adding a curtain that can be closed around the storage space when not in use can keep a room from looking as though everything is in disarray.


MOTIVATING

When it comes to selecting a curtain, we have a wide variety to choose from and can even custom make one for you so it fits perfectly. If you are looking for something just a bit different and perhaps, motivating, you might want to consider ordering a curtain with a motivational quote. Etsy is an online marketplace that offers some unique styles to choose from and CafePress.com will allow you to customize a curtain with a photo (perhaps even a photo from the staff holiday party)!


NEXT STEP

Although adding a curtain to conceal a storage area doesn't necessarily help with the actual organization of the items placed on those shelves, when pulled closed, it can give the entire room a feeling of organziation and tidiness and hopefully eliminate some of that stress that disorderly places can cause. If you take on a project like this, we would love to feature your photos in a future blog post! Simply contact us at info@curtain-tracks.com!