As we have mentioned in past blog entries, Curtain-Tracks.com offers bunk curtains that are often used in ships and on oil rigs to provide privacy in the berths. But bunk curtains are certainly not limited to these commercial applications. Whether you may be trying to provide some privacy in bedrooms shared by siblings, or perhaps in a beach house or ski chalet where there are multiple bunks in guest rooms to provide greater sleeping capacity, bunk curtains may be just what you need.
You may have noticed that all of the curtain tracks offered through Curtain-Tracks.com are uncorded. This means there are no cords or strings used to draw the curtain open or closed. We have found there a several compelling reasons to avoid the corded curtain tracks and we wanted to share our opinion with our customers.
Thumb through any design magazine and you often see articles focused on room makeovers, budget redesigns, and do it yourself projects aimed to enhance the beauty of a room. In doing just that and reviewing the Fall 2010 issue of Do It Yourself Magazine, a Better Homes and Gardens publication, we noticed several examples where designers were using curtains instead of doors. We wanted to share several examples with you to help inspire your "inner designer!"
There have been a number of mentions in the press lately regarding the use of Flotels or floating living quarters to house the workers aiding in the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
When the architects designing Vikram Chatwal's Dream Downtown Hotel (their website, like the hotel, is under construction) needed to identify a curtain track system that would provide both the functionality and style they envisioned for the shower curtains in the guest rooms, they turned to the RECMAR 3120 track. The 7140 wheeled carriers combined with the stainless steel 7142 J Hooks and sleek style of the track offered the perfect solution.
In order to allow all of our employees to honor America and observe Independence Day, no Curtain-Tracks.com orders will be shipped on Monday, July 5th. Shipping will resume on July 6th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our customers, but we feel this is an important holiday and worthy of celebration. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
For those customers who have expressed an interest in a metal end stop that is compatible with the 88001 privacy cubicle tracks, also know as hospital tracks, we are pleased to introduce the 88136 Metal End Stop. This end stop, with its metallic silver finish, provides an alternative to the off-white plastic 88132 End Cap with Removable Gate that has been offered on Curtain-Tracks.com for quite some time.
Our customers are constantly looking for various replacement drapery hardware (particularly carriers, glides, rollers and sliders) to fits in existing tracks when parts are broken or misplaced. Recently, Cynthia W. in Austin, Texas was kind enough to let us know that the 3050 Eye Slide works well with the IKEA Kvartal curtain tracks. She had been searching for replacement glides to work with this track system for some time, as IKEA apparently no longer offers the Kvartal curtain track or replacement parts.
We are happy to announce the addition of two new curtain carriers. These glides have been commonly used by RV, travel trailer, and camper manufacturers for many years. As we have had customers asking where to locate them to replace the missing or broken parts in their vehicles, we located sourced them and will now offer them through the Curtain-Tracks.com site.
One of the great benefits of the RECMAR 4108 I-Beam curtain track (also used in the 4372 Deluxe Shower Curtain Track Kit) is that it can be bent into angles or arcs by hand without the need for any special tools, equipment, or inserts. This track can be bent to a 90 degree angle while requiring only a 2 inch bend radius.