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Customer Project: Curtain Tracks on a Pergola

By Curtain-Tracks 7 months ago 183 Views No comments

STAYING HOME

As it turns out, 2020 is the year spent at home. Hunkering down and taking precautions means more families are spending time outside. If you are spending hours and hours in the great outdoors, you may as well make the most of your outdoor space. That's just what one Curtain-Tracks customer from Centreville, MD, decided to do with her patio and the result is fantastic! This family already had a beautifully built pergola but they decided to enhance the look by adding a few different products from Curtain-Tracks, including the 3120 Heavy Duty Curtain Track in Silver, 7127 Stainless Steel End Stops, 7140 Large Double Wheel Carrier and 7142 Stainless Steel Curtain Hooks.



QUALITY PRODUCTS

The pergola was already white so they simply painted their 3120 Heavy Duty Curtain Track white to match. This track is made of anodized aluminum and has thicker top wall for added support. Perfect when using on tall ceilings or pergola! This is a 12 foot track but is cut to 8 feet and 4 feet, or two 6 foot sections for shipping. They also used the 7127 End Stops. End Stops are used to close the ends of the tracks so the carriers don't slip off. They also have another use: you can use two end stops to hold a curtain carrier in place by pinning the carrier between the end stops. Doing this will keep a curtain closed at one end. Genius!



TIME TO RELAX

Once the track was installed, this customer added blue and white striped curtains that can be pulled closed for privacy but can also protect against the elements, like wind and afternoon sun. The curtains look fantastic with the landscaping and create a finished look to the patio. This patio looks so inviting, we just want to sidle up to that bar!


Whether you are looking to add curtains to your pergola, screened in room or front porch, the Curtain-Tracks team is here to help bring your vision to reality. If you have completed a project using some of our products, we would love to see your pictures. We just might share them on social media and our blog. You can send your project pictures to: info@curtain-tracks.com.


Enjoy the summer and stay well!



Curtains For Your Food Truck

By Curtain-Tracks 8 months ago 158 Views No comments

WHO'S HUNGRY?

Food trucks have increasingly grown in popularity over the past few years, and why wouldn't they? Food being cooked in a mobile vehicle - how cool is that?! A "Food Truck" can be almost any kind of vehicle: a trailer, school bus, shuttle bus, or just a plain ol' truck. The inside of food trucks can also vary from owner to owner and often depend on the type of cuisine that is being served up. However, most have a refrigerator and a stove and the rest of the truck is packed with boxes of non perishable food and serving items. All of that extra, but necessary, stuff, can be cumbersome and get in the way and if a food truck has a lot of windows, guests can see the disarray of these items and as the old saying goes, perception is reality. If a food truck looks unorganized, cluttered and basically unkempt, the perception could be that it isn't sanitary and who wants to order food from a place like that? Food trucks owners - you can relax. There is a solution - cover those windows!


CUSTOMIZED

Curtain-Tracks can create custom curtains for your vehicle, no mater the make or model. Customers can choose from a variety of custom fabrics and materials (to match or coordinate with your brand) and that will work perfectly for window curtains, divider curtains, and even windshield wrap around curtains. These customized curtains have many awesome features including:

  • Superior Stain and Odor Release Properties
  • Machine washable or Dry Clean
  • 100% flame retardant. Meets NFPA 701, MSVSS-302 standards


AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED

Not only can we help you with custom curtains for your vehicle, we have everything else you need, including: curtain tracks, end stops and carriers. We even have EasyKlip Tarp and Banner Clips to help you advertise your business! Ready to get started? You can give us a call at 888-465-0274 or simply start by filling out this form on our website.


Ready To Update Your RV? Consider New Curtains!

By Curtain-Tracks 8 months ago 191 Views No comments

With some states implementing out of state travel restrictions this summer due to COVID-19, families are getting creative with their vacation plans in an effort to avoid hotels, planes, and other public places. They are purchasing RVs. In fact, in a recent Business Insider article, it stated that the RV Industry Association found that a survey revealed that 20% of US residents have become more interested in RV travel over air travel, tent camping, cruises and even rental stays. "According to a study conducted by Kampgrounds of America (KOA), which runs a series of privately owned campgrounds, 34% of prospective US and Canada-based campers say that road trips will be the safest form of travel when stay-at-home orders have been lifted. This increasing interest in road trips may also lead to 46 million Americans will take an RV trip in the next year, according to the RV Industry Association."



Not everyone is buying a brand-new RV though. Purchasing a used RV can bring just as much joy as a new one but at a lesser cost. For those who have purchased a used RV, there are ways to upgrade this new home on wheels to truly make it yours. We suggest starting with the windows. Whether you are looking to replace the windshield wraparound curtains, window curtains, divider and bunk curtains or even shower curtains, Curtain-Tracks can supply custom-sized RV curtains to fit any vehicle including recreation vehicles (RV), campers and motorhomes. We know that no two vehicles are exactly alike which is why having curtains custom made will ensure the perfect fit. Not only will your new custom curtain fit impeccably, we offer flame retardant fabrics which meet FMVSS 302 standards as well as lining materials for improved blackout and insulation purposes. So they look great, are safe and super functional!



Curtains aside, you may also want to update your curtain tracks and hardware. C-T customer Lila T. recently updated her RV. She used Track 3110-4 and mounted it to the window frame with 2-sided foam tape. This track is made of PVC plastic and is flexible, non-corrosive, and rust free. She then added 3042 glides sewn to the curtain and 3032 end caps. The end result is a refreshed look to her home on the road.


If you are planning on hitting the open road in 2020 and want to update the look inside your RV, Curtain-Tracks is here to help! Contact us to learn more about custom curtains, shower curtains, curtain tracks and hardware. Have a fantastic time socially distancing in your RV but don't forget the interior updates!


Modern Media Rooms

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 245 Views No comments

The term modern is often used when referring to a design style with clean lines. Modern design style also has a simple color palette and oftentimes incorporates materials such as metal, steel and glass. For those who love this style, they enjoy simplicity and often embrace a "less is more" mentality. According to House Beautiful, "White, beiges, and even some shades of black are the main color palette for modern design, but it can incorporate color as an accent, so long as it leans towards earthy. Also, "Modern design favors open-concept floor plans."



Creating a media room in a home with this design style can be done. We suggest mounting the television on the wall and hiding any cords to create a clean look. Although modern design encourages natural light, it is still possible to add window treatments that are neutral and simple. After all, a true media room is only complete when you can darken the room!


When it comes to adding curtains, a homeowner with modern interior design would embrace a ceiling mount curtain track over a curtain rod. Curtain rods often have finials that are intended to draw attention and stand out while a ceiling mount curtain track, like the 32124 Low Profile Ceiling Mount Curtain Track is much less obvious. The 32124 track has a low profile. Mounting brackets are not required and this track can be mounted end to end with additional tracks if a longer length is needed. This is an aluminum curtain track with silver satin finish and is intended for lower ceilings which many modern homes have. If your home has higher ceilings, we recommend 6200 Heavy Duty I-Beam Track. This track can be ceiling or wall mounted and is available in 8 foot length plus 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). It is a silver mill finished aluminum curtain track featuring an I Beam Configuration.


These are just two tracks that would work for a project like this. We have many more to choose from and our customer service team is happy to help you make the perfect decision. You can create a media room and still maintain a modern design. It can be done!


Here For You

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 298 Views No comments

OUR TEAM

Sometimes, having such a large selection can be confusing to our customers which is why we have an outstanding customer service team who is available to talk with you about your project. Whether you need assistance selecting the best curtain track and drapery hardware, or need guidance and helpful tips during installation, we are here to make sure our customers are completely satisfied. Our team is available by phone (888) 434-7444 Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am and Saturday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern time. We are also available by email. Simply send us your questions and we will get back to you quickly with a response.



SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

Curtain-Tracks.com is a WBENC certified woman-owned business and we are eager to supply companies that place a priority on leveraging a diverse supplier base. We also depend on our satisfied customers to help attract new business. If you are pleased with C-T products and the service you received, we would appreciate it if you would let others know. The biggest compliment we can receive is the recommendation of a happy client.


THANK YOU

We know you have many choices in where you choose to shop. The entire team at Curtain-Tracks greatly appreciates your business.

Privacy Around A Pool

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 252 Views No comments

SNOOPY NEIGHBORS

Pool owners, have you ever had a B-B-Q and pool party and you didn’t invite your next-door neighbors, yet they can see all of the fun happening right there in your backyard? Awkward… Sometimes neighbors can seem just a little too close. For times like these when you are looking for a bit of privacy around your pool, we have a solution. Read on to learn more!



POOL + PRIVACY

A previous blog article on this very topic was so popular, we wanted to revisit it. Jennifer W., a Curtain-Tracks customer, was super creative in her backyard when she wanted to create some privacy around her pool. She added the 42124 Ceiling Mount Curtain Track along the frame of her lanai, along with snap tape and snap carriers and weather proof curtains. This is an aluminum curtain track, available in silver or black, can be mounted end to end for longer lengths, and is compatible with 3 different carriers: 7120 Single Snap Carrier (used with 3090 snap tape), 7122 Button Carrier with Stainless Hook, and 7124 Button Carrier and the 7127 end stop.



LOOKING GOOD

When Jennifer has the curtains open and pulled back to the side, the curtains create a welcoming, homey look to the lanai and pool area. But when she pulls them closed, they create a veil of privacy around the entire pool. Not only that, when the curtains are pulled closed, they also help contain sound. So, if there is a pool party with lots of kids having a great time, the squeals of laughter will be somewhat contained and the next-door neighbors can’t peer in to see who is at the party. This same concept of adding curtains outside can also be applied to a pergola or outdoor porch.



SUMMER FUN

This summer enjoy some privacy in your backyard, in your pool, or on your porch, by adding curtain tracks and curtains!


Adding Curtains To Your Sunroom Or Screened In Porch

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 273 Views No comments

HERE COMES THE SUN

We couldn’t be happier to have summer right around the corner. That means more sunshine and warmer days! We all know that sun exposure can increase the brain’s release of serotonin and boosts your mood, but with the sun comes heat and by July and August, if you are sitting in a sunroom or screened in porch, that heat can be unbearable. We have a solution that will allow you to enjoy these spaces while still being comfortable. Curtains!



AN EASY SOLUTION

Adding curtains to your sunroom or screened in porch is a cost-effective way to help regulate the temperature by keeping your space warmer on a brisk day and cooler on a hot day. Curtains can also help block rain and wind, but above all, curtains look great and allow privacy when closed.

If you are looking for a simple decorative look with minimal coverage, consider adding sheer curtain panels. Tie them back when not in use or allow them to gently flow in the breeze. For more functional curtains to help conserve energy and protect against the weather, consider a sturdy outdoor fabric for your curtains.


CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRACK

The 42124 Ceiling Mount Curtain Track is an aluminum track that can be mounted end to end for longer lengths. This track works well with 7120 Single Snap Carrier with 3091 snap tape sewn on top of the curtain, 7122 Button Carrier with Stainless Hook, and the 7124 Button Carrier, with pinch pleated curtains, and sturdy 7127 end stops. Another option is the 3118 Aluminum Ceiling Mount Curtain Track, the 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track and the 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track – Ceiling Mount.


ENJOY THE SUMMER

We understand there are many options to choose from and our team is here to help you make the best purchase for your project. We also will make sure you don’t forget any of the necessary hardware and accessories. Let us help you enjoy your sunroom or screened in porch this summer! 1 (888) 434-7444.


Quick Ship Privacy Cubicle Curtains

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 290 Views No comments

Patient safety and privacy is paramount in hospitals, emergency rooms and clinics so when your organization is in need of Privacy Cubicle Curtains quickly, Curtain-Tracks is here to help.


Quick Ship Antimicrobial Privacy Curtain - 96 Tall

Our Quick Ship Antimicrobial Privacy Cubicle Curtains are durable, top-quality curtains featuring a triple thick 1.5 inch header at the top reinforced with a middle layer of nylon mesh. The hems and mesh have Safe-T-Stitching and grommets are 2-piece rustproof nickel plated brass and located on 6-inch centers. We know safety is critical so this fabric is flame retardant per NFPA #701 standards. Each curtain has an anti-microbial finish to help with infection control by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungus, mold and mildew.

Color: Oatmeal and Taupe with White Mesh

Fabric: Antimicrobial New Shadow Cube

Size: 108 in wide x 96 in tall



Quick Ship Oxford Privacy Curtain - 84 Tall and 96 Tall

Our Quick Ship Oxford Privacy Curtains are made to the same specifications as the custom sized privacy cubicle curtains. These curtains are designed for institutional applications and include 20-inches of white mesh at the top to meet fire code requirements. They are machine washable and will hold up in the toughest hospital emergency room, long-term care facility or clinic, all while looking great!

Color: Cork (84 Tall), Gull (84 and 96 Tall), or Oatmeal (84 Tall)with White Mesh

Fabric: Oxford

Size: 108 in wide x 84 in tall or 96 in tall



A limited number of Quick Ship Privacy Cubicle Curtains are kept in stock for customers that have an urgent need. Our friendly customer service team is available to answer your questions, provide pricing and lead times on these curtains as well as any curtain track and accessories you may need. We can be reached toll free at (888) 465-0274.

Binge-Watch Your Favorite Shows In Your Home Theatre

By Curtain-Tracks 9 months ago 266 Views No comments

Netflix, Hulu, Disney, Amazon Prime Video… all household names during the COVID-19 pandemic as families are staying home binge watching original tv shows as well as some old classics. And according to TV Guide, June is sprawling with some new Must-See options. As you spend more time with family watching some of your favorites, why not improve the experience by upgrading your home theatre?



Adding (or replacing) draperies can create a fabulous Hollywood feel to your room. Add curtains along the walls, in front of your large screen and pull them closed when a movie is not being shown, or add them to any walls with windows to help keep the light out. Theatre type curtains also help absorb sound and will create a real-life movie theatre experience as the surround sound of your favorite flick reverberates throughout the room. Your neighbors will be jealous – from at least 6’ feet away.



To create an authentic movie theatre feel, start with curtain tracks. We suggest checking out the 6200 I-Beam curtain track. This aluminum track can be mounted to the ceiling or wall and is available in two lengths: 8 foot length + 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). Add the 6210 Metal Wheel Block Carriers With Nylon Wheels and you will be able to smoothly open and close your theatre curtains all day, and all night long. Once you have the tracks installed, it's time to think about the curtains. Selecting the perfect curtain can be a challenge. We suggest checking out a new option that we are offering - the Apollo and Veil blackout curtains, available in black, beige, light grey and navy. To learn more, give us a call at (888) 465-0274.

Whether you are planning on watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when it comes out on Netflix June 1 or Miss Snake Charmer being released June 4 on Hulu, isn’t now the perfect time to tackle a DIY project and upgrade your home theater? And when it is all done, grab a box of candy and some buttered popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy some screen time.


Tips To Update A Living Room

By Curtain-Tracks 10 months ago 287 Views No comments

When it comes to updating a room, there are several steps you can take. Some changes can be pretty major, like purchasing all new furniture, while other updates don't have to be, such as adding new accessories. If you are ready for a change, check out some of the suggestions below. We hope these ideas help you create a fabulous mini-makeover in your living room!


DECLUTTER

Have you heard of the KonMari Method? It is inspired by professional organizer Maire Kondo and encourages minimalism with the idea to "help more people live a life that sparks joy". The end goal - "Tidy your space, transform your life." So before you take that first step to check out new paint colors or shopping online for new furniture, step back and take a look at the room you are looking to update. If it needs some decluttering, start there first. After all, a cluttered room with a few updates is still just a cluttered room.


COLOR

An easy way to transform the look of a room is to update the color on the walls. This year's Color of The Year is Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue. This color is elegant and simple but to some, painting all of the walls of a room in this color may be too much. You may want to consider painting an accent wall in this color (or any color of your choice). An accent wall can create a sense of architecture and a focal point. A good rule of thumb is to paint an accent wall 2 shades darker than the other walls. Whether you paint all the walls of your room or just an accent wall, a new color will refresh the space.


AREA RUGS

An area rug can do wonders by adding dimension to a room. Round, rectangular, square, so many sizes and options! Place the rug under your furniture to create a spacious feel and if you have hardwood or laminate flooring, an area rug can help protect it from damage. To learn how to pick the best rug for your space, check out this handy guide from Lowe's.


WINDOW TREATMENTS

You knew we were going to mention window treatments! Windows are often forgotten when a room is being updated. Don't do it! Not only are curtains functional, they also create privacy and add character to a room. Strong and durable curtain tracks, hardware and accessories and high-quality curtains, can all be found in one place - www.curtain-tracks.com. Plus you have the added benefit of working with a friendly, knowledgeable customer service team who can walk you through your project.


REARRANGE

Moving furniture and accessories around a room can create an entirely new perspective. Pull the couch away from the wall, switch out the artwork, put the area rug on an angle. Simple changes can revitalize the room and make it seem new and welcoming.


Whatever changes you make, we hope you love them. Happy decorating!