Did you hit the Black Friday sales and purchase just a bit too much? Wondering how to hide or conceal everything? Consider creating storage space. It’s easy! We work with customers across the country who want to create a place to store items. Oftentimes, this area is in a basement or a corner of a garage. They just have some “stuff” (holiday decorations, bins of clothing, toys, high school yearbooks, etc.) that they want to conceal so it is out of the way. Depending on the space our customers choose, adding a ceiling mount curtain track and curtains can be a solution for your storage issues.
OPEN AND CLOSE
If the curtains are going to be opened and closed frequently, our Extra Heavy Duty Track is a perfect choice. Available in silver or black anodized aluminum, it has a thicker top wall for added support. It is available as a 12 foot track and cut to 8 ft. and 4 ft. or 6 ft. and 6 ft. sections for shipping and is compatible with our 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers. If you have a drop ceiling, our 6155 Flexible Curtain Track Drop Ceiling Clamp, which allows you to attach the track directly to the framework of the drop ceiling and works particularly well with the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track, is another solid choice. Add curtains to your track and your storage space is ready to conceal your stuff!
You don't need to have a large house to create extra space to store items. The perfect curtain track and accessories, plus a little creativity, and you can create a storage space in your basement or garage. Have some doubts? Give us a call or visit our Gallery for innovative ideas!
STYLISH AND FUN
Looking to add some flair, pizzazz or style to your bedroom? Remove that old boring closet door and add a beautiful curtain! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Remove the doors and measure the width across the top. If you are thinking of mounting a curtain track on the wall just about the door frame, consider adding a couple extra inches on either side. This will help ensure your curtain covers the entire door space. Do the same if you are mounting it on the ceiling.
Tip: If you decide to go with a ceiling mount curtain track, adding a long curtain will help elongate your room making it appear larger.
2. Order the curtain track of your choice (ceiling mount? wall mount? plastic? metal?) as well as end stops and carriers. A popular choice is our 84003 Ceiling Mount Curtain track kit, which comes with everything you need including the drapery hardware necessary for installation, including carriers. Once you select the track and added accessories, select the curtain for your new closet door. We have several options to choose from that will look great! At Curtain-Tracks, we have the largest selection of tracks and accessories so you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.
3. Install your new curtain closet door. Here you will find easy installation instructions for the curtain track and accessories or you can contact our friendly customer service team. We are always happy to help.
There’s just one more thing... be sure to send us a picture! We would love to feature it in a future blog post and on our social media channels!
AS SEEN ON TV
Shows such as Counting Cars on the History Channel and Fast and Loud on Discovery “trick out” cars with extravagant accessories (think large spoilers, eleaborate rims on the tires) and paint jobs that catch your eye. These shops that are featured on tv often have large, open spaces giving them plenty of room to perfect their car craft. But for body shops across the rest of America, the space may not be as large. When this is the case, our industrial track is perfect as it can enclose a space, which is especially useful when painting a car. This track is a strong, heavy duty track that can hold industrial strength curtains. When closed, a car can be painted safely without harming nearby cars.
SUPER, DUPER STRONG
This heavy-duty Industrial Roller Track - 16 Gauge Galvanized Steel is roll formed from 16 gauge hot dipped galvanized steel, sold in 8-foot lengths and rated to support loads between 100 - 175 pounds. Now, that's strong! The Industrial Roller Track is popular for many reasons including its compatibility with a wide range of mounting hardware, curved sections, trolleys, splicers, and end stops. The track is constructed with a safety flange to assist in guiding trolleys safely when the curtain is pulled and is punched and beveled on ends for splicing and adjoining multiple pieces. Mounting options include flush ceiling mount, chain mount, beam flange mount, wall mount, or threaded rod mount.
CAR WASHES AND MORE
This track is not only found in autobody shops, you will also see them in warehouses, loading docks, welding areas, aircraft hangars and even in commercial car washes. This track is that good! You can find more information on this extra strong track here or give us a call (888) 434-7444!
Depending on the curtain track you choose for your project, if you select a track that is a wall mount track, like the 84003 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track, it will require the use of mounting brackets to attach the track to the wall. Mounting brackets provide clearance from the mounting surface.
SINGLE AND DOUBLE
The 84162 Single Wall Bracket is compatible with the wall mounting 84003 curtain track. This wall bracket is available in silver or white and provides 1 3/4 - 3 3/4 inch clearance from the wall, leaving plenty of space for even lush curtains.
The 84172 Double Wall Bracket is an extra long double bracket that allows two 84003 curtain tracks to be mounted in parallel with up to 4 inch clearance between tracks and up to 6 1/2 inch wall clearance for outer track. The double wall bracket is found in most hotel rooms where there are sheers and curtain covering the window. This bracket is also available silver or white.
Whether you are looking to hang one curtain or two from your wall mount curtain track, we have the products you need! Curtain tracks, wall mount brackets, end stops, curtains and more, we are your one-stop-shop. www.curtain-tracks.com
We are often asked why someone should choose curtain tracks over curtain rods. It's a fair question and the options can be overwhelming. Never fear! We are here to help!
KEEP THE LIGHT OUT
If you are looking to add room darkening, sound absorbing and energy conserving eclipse light blocking curtains to a window, curtain tracks would be your best bet. Curtain tracks can be mounted on the ceiling ensuring the entire window is covered, similar to what you see in nearly every hotel room. When the entire window is covered and your curtains block the light, you are more likely to get a solid night's sleep.
If you have tall windows in your home, a curtain track system is going to be most effective. Tall windows call for curtains with lots of fabric which means added weight. With curtain rods, heavy curtains can drag the rod down (or pull it off the wall completely). Several curtain tracks work well with rolling ball carriers allowing for smooth opening and closing of the curtains. Add a wand to the curtain panels (the 60 inch wand length is great for tall curtains and high ceilings), and opening and closing just became easier and eliminates hand prints on fabric.
If you are looking to attract attention to your window, besides just the curtains, you may want to consider curtain rods. Curtain rods are available in many styles and sizes and can have decorative corbels adding a different design element to your room.
STILL NOT SURE?
If you aren't sure if curtain tracks or curtain rods will work best for your project, give us a call or send us an email! We are happy to answer your questions.
When your project calls for a heavy duty curtain track, the Industrial Roller Track - 16 Gauge Galvanized Steel is the one you need! This heavy duty industrial track is roll formed from 16 gauge hot dipped galvanized steel, sold in 8 foot lengths and rated to support loads between 100 - 175 pounds. Now, that's strong!
The Industrial Roller Track is popular for many reasons including its compatibility with a wide range of mounting hardware, curved sections, trolleys, splicers, and end stops. The track is constructed with a safety flange to assist in guiding trolleys safely when curtain is pulled and is punched and beveled on ends for splicing and adjoining multiple pieces. You might see this track in warehouses, auto body shops, loading docks and even in commercial car washes. This track is that good.
Even though you might not notice the look of this track in a car wash or auto body shop, we assure you, it's a good-looking track. The finish on the Industrial Roller Track is galvanized steel which helps prevent corrosion making it a perfect fit for applications that include water or moisture.
If your business is looking for an industrial track that is strong, compatible with mounting hardware and looks good, the Industrial Roller Track - 16 Gauge Galvanized Steel is the one you need. Contact our customer service team for assistance at (888) 465-0274.
As a retail clothing business owner, you pride yourself on offering high quality items and exceptional customer service to every customer that walks through the door. The competition is tough so you want to create an experience that when people are shopping, whether it's for an outfit for a job interview, or maybe something to wear for a special date night, they think of your business. When they come to your store, you want the experience to be as pleasant as possible. That includes creating a dressing room area your customers will talk about (in a good way) even after they have left your store.
We work with many retailers who use our Alumninum Ceiling Mount Track for their upscale dressing rooms. It is a strong aluminum architectural track with a hand drawn system designed for hotel, commercial, or residential use. Not only are these tracks strong, they are also powder coated and lubricated for smooth operation. This versatile track can also be suspended using suspension brackets and track adapters and is great for ripplefold curtains, grommets, or drapery pin hooks.
NOW THAT'S FANCY
When retailers want to create a private, high end feeling dressing room, they add quality, lush fabric for their curtains. And if the store has a high ceiling and uses plenty of fabric for the dressing rooms like in the image below, the entire area feels even more upscale.
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
If you have a retail store and want to create a dressing room area that all of your customers will talk about, give us a call! We would love to help you create a luxurious dressing room space.
TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
Softening the look of a room by adding lush curtains is great but adding sheer panels is even better! When you want to hang two sets of curtains, the 84172 Double Wall Bracket is your best friend. This bracket system allows you to install two parallel tracks making it a perfect solution when adding sheers, plus curtains, to your windows.
ONE - TWO PUNCH
The 84172 Extra Long Double Bracket allows for two of our 84003 Ball-Bearing Curtain Tracks to be installed in parallel, can be mounted with up to a 4 inch clearance between tracks and needs 6 1/2 inch wall clearance for the outer track. This wall bracket is sold individually and is available in silver or white. Please note that mounting screws are not included with this bracket.
In a previous blog post, we shared the advantages of the 84172 Double Wall Bracket. "Our double wall brackets are similar to a double-rod system with one HUGE advantage: the brackets don’t interfere with the movement of the curtains. These brackets hold the track above the carriers, allowing them to slide right under. This is particularly important if you are covering a large area or a whole wall. With rods you would have to create a curtain panel for each section of the rod (and you will have several sections if the area is wide), but with curtain tracks you can cover the whole wall with one large curtain if you want to."
Once you have your wall brackets and tracks installed, you can add your curtains. We can help with that, too! We offer a wide variety of curtains to fit almost any style, including a wide selection of Eclipse Light-Blocking Curtains available to over 35 colors and varying lengths and widths. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for your project, contact our Customer Service Team or visit us on Pinterest.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
The National Fire Prevention Association is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards. Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. This year, they recognize Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13. This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one.
When it comes to having items in your home or workplace that can help prevent a fire from spreading, we recommend our fire resistant curtains. Our Eclipse Light Blocking Curtains are 98% Light Blocking, Sound Absorbing, Energy Conserving, Machine washable, but best of all, 100% flame retardant and they meet NFPA 701 requirements.
Not only are these curtains flame retardant, they look great as well! We recently received this testimonial from a Curtain-Tracks customer, “Had some very large curtains made for our rental properties. These curtains really do add a rich feel to the space and block the light from the huge wall of windows. They did take a few weeks to get here but it was worth the wait. Will order again.”
Take a look around your home or workplace and look for places where a fire could start. Once you identify potential fire hazards, take care of them. Perhaps that means replacing your window treatments with flame retardant materials. If you are looking for fire resistant curtains, please contact our Customer Service team. We are here to help.
AVOID THE DISRUPTIONS
If you work from home, you probably know that statistics show you are more productive than if you were to work in a large office with several people. The main reason is you *supposedly* have fewer interruptions. You don’t have co-workers knocking on your office door or stopping by your cubicle asking about your weekend. In fact, statistics show that for every time you are interrupted, it can take up to 23 minutes to become refocused, so working alone can be helpful when trying to get a lot of work completed.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Home offices do have downfalls however. FedEx may ring your doorbell setting the dogs into a barking spree. The kids may come home from school and start arguing or playing loudly. All of these things, and so many others, can cause disruptions, especially if you are on a conference call, GoToMeeting or Zoom call. We’ve worked with customers to try to alleviate some of these noise issues in home work spaces by adding a ceiling mount curtain track with eclipse curtains around the office space. When the curtains are pulled, it helps absorb sound (perfect when you are head down into a project or on a call) plus when pulled behind you, they can give your office a uniform look around your dedicated space (concealing a concrete wall), which your boss may love.
For those with a drop ceiling, our drop ceiling clamp attaches easily to the metal parts of the drop ceiling and our 6151 cartridge allows for the carriers and hooks to connect to the clamp. These ceiling cartridges are used to mount the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track and should be placed every 10 inches. The 6100 curtain track is perfect for a basement project because it allows long continuous lengths for curved or angled applications, but can also be used for straight applications. So if your home office is in a corner, you can bend the track to accommodate your work space. After you have installed your track, add the curtains of your choice. To help reduce noise, our eclipse curtains are the best and we have a vast selection of colors and sizes to choose from.
If you are looking for a sound-solution in your basement office, adding curtain tracks and eclipse curtains may be just the sound absorbing solution you are looking for!