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!
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.
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)!
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 email@example.com!
ON THE STAGE
If you have ever attended a community theatre production, you were supporting an organization and individuals who enjoy the arts and creativity. In fact, there is a national organization called the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) and they also support these theatres throughout the country, encouraging others to get involved and provide quality entertainment to the communities they serve. They hold conferences throughout the year and an event called AACTFest, America’s National Community Festival, all to spread the word and educate those involved in community theatres.
Community theatre productions are usually quite sophisticated. Props, lighting and sound are on-point and the stage is equipped with curtains that are used before, during and after the play. The 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track is a great option when it comes to theatre curtains. The heavy eight of these curtains can be a lot for a track to handle but the 3120 track is up to the task. We know the size of the stage varies from theatre to theatre so this track is available in a variety of lengths - 8 foot and 4 foot or 6 foot and 6 foot sections for shipping, but can also be shipped in 12 foot sections – just give us a call for shipping information. Once you have your track, you can use 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers with this track. Simply add the red velvet curtains and your stage is complete!
We know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to put on a production and we are pleased to support community theatre organizations throughout the country. If your organization is in need of heavy duty, high quality curtain tracks for your stage our friendly customer service team is here for you. We will help you through the ordering process all the way through installation. Simply give us a call at 888-434-7444. Now, go break a leg!
According to a study, people spend approximately 420 minutes a week in the bathroom so you just might want to consider sprucing it up just a tad. One simple way to do that is to update the look of your shower with a new shower curtain. A fantastic shower curtain can really set the tone for a bathroom. However, if your bathroom has a tall ceiling, you may be wondering how you can create an elegant look. This is when the Recmar 7185 Beaded Chain Curtain Drop comes into play.
The Beaded Chain Curtain Drops are often used with privacy cubicle curtains to allow enough space for sprinkler systems in the event of a fire. But these drop chains can also help close the gap between a curtain and the ceiling mount curtain track system (like on tall ceilings in a bathroom!).
Available in 12”, 16.5” or 28.5” lengths, the Beaded Chain (Ball Chain) Drop comes with Eyelets and Hook. The brass chain and eyelet is nickel plated with a stainless steel hook, helping to prevent rust or corrosion from water or steam. Another great feature is if the lengths of the chain aren’t the exact perfect length, the eyelets are removable which allow you to create a custom length for your project. And don't forget, when it comes to your shower curtains, we offer custom sized shower curtains in a variety of materials ranging from commercial grade vinyl to fabrics.
Ready to redecorate that bathroom and give the drop chains a try? Contact us with any questions and we’d love to see your before and after pictures!
If you live in a home with a sloped ceiling you may be wondering to yourself, "How in the world can I even hang curtains in this room?" We've heard it from other customers so you wouldn't be the first one with this question. We are here to assure you, it is indeed possible!
ON A SLANT
When it comes to mounting a curtain track and curtains on a ceiling with a slope or slant, we suggest you start with our product line of suspension hardware. Suspension hardware is designed to mount to a slanted or sloped ceiling but provides a track system that is horizontal, and above all, level. Depending on the room and the end design goal, many customers add curtains and drapes to the track to create a room divider. This is especially popular in loft apartments and condos and other rooms that have tall ceilings.
HOW LOW WILL YOU GO?
When we work with customers on a project like this, we talk about the room, the direction of the slant in the ceiling as well as how far down the track should go. We work with each customer to help them decide what track is best for the project, whether it's the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track, an aluminum track in silver or white and available in 6 foot, 8 foot, 12 foot and 16 foot sections, the Privacy Cubicle Curtain Track 90 Degree Bend, a track bent to a 90 degree angle with a 12 inch bend radius measured on the inside edge of the track and can be spliced with straight sections for L" and "U" shaped configurations, or the Privacy Cubicle Curtain Track 45 Degree Bend, a track that can be bent to a 45 degree angle with a 12 inch bend radius measured on the inside edge of the track and has a 34 inch run in each direction.
Intimidated by all of this? Never fear - the Curtain-Tracks friendly customer service team is here to help! We love a challenge and are here to make sure you select the perfect track and accessories for your project. We will even help you with installation tips.
Don't let that sloped ceiling get you down... let us help you finish the design of the room!
CHECK OUT THAT VIEW
Banquet halls are often used to host weddings, receptions, business luncheons, formal dinners, and so much more. We recently attended a business luncheon in a banquet center near a major city and were quite impressed with the facility as well as the view. The main room had floor to ceiling windows boasting a fantastic view of a river and the city. They also had floor to ceiling curtains hung on ceiling mount curtain tracks. The curtains were held open with tie-backs but could be pulled closed if the afternoon sun became unbearable in the room.
BREAK IT UP
We agree that a wall of floor to ceiling windows can be absolutely beautiful (especially with an amzaing view) but they can also come off as a bit stark. Adding curtains, even if there is no intention of ever closing them, can break up the large wall of windows and even soften the entire look of the room. This is especially effective when the function in the banquet hall is a beautiful wedding or reception. The curtains make the room feel more formal and luxurious, especially when they use high quality curtains.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
What are your thoughts on adding curtain tracks and curtains to a room with an incredible view? Do you think it takes away from the city skyline or enhances the entire look of the room? Leave us a comment!
1971 VW WESTFALIA CAMPER BUS
Joe from San Luis Obispo, California recently fully restored his 1971 VW Westfalia Camper Bus. The restoration included mechanical updates, new flooring, wood walls and headliner, all new upholstery, a canvas pop up tent, door seats, paint, and of course, all new curtains. Joe contacted us for a few different products to help complete his project.
MAKING THE OLD NEW
Joe used the RECMAR 3110 Plastic Curtain Track, 3060 Snap Glide along with 3090 snap tape in his VW Westfalia Camper Bus. The 3110 track is made of PVC plastic and can be mounted on the ceiling or wall. This track is flexible, non-corrosive and rust proof. Mounting brackets aren't required with this track and it is available in black, brown, gray and white.
HERE TO HELP
When he was having trouble locating the correct glide for the sliding door privacy curtain for his Camper Bus, he contacted us and used the RECMAR 3060 Plastic Snap Glide and 3091 Snap Tape to finish up his renovation. Thanks, Joe, for reaching out to us with your VW Camper Bus renovation. The VW Camper Bus looks fantastic and we were excited to help!
If you need replacement parts, chances are we can help. And if we don't have the parts you need for your project, we will do our best to help locate them.
May is the time for high school and college graduations and that means the yards of homes across the country will be filled with banners proudly announcing this milestone. Oftentimes, these banners aren't as secured as they could be and after one rain storm or semi-windy day, the banners are sadly drooping or have blown away. This is when our sturdy EasyKlip Mini Tarp & Sign Clips come in handy.
The EasyKlip Mini Tarp and Sign Clips grips tarps, banners and numerous other materials, firmly and with a permanent hold. You may know these clips as tarp clips, but they are indeed one and the same. They have a patented design that is exceptionally strong. In fact, they are twice as strong as competitors tarp clips and they grip even tighter as more pressure is applied! That means when the wind is a-blowin', these tarp clips will hold on tight!
EVEN MORE FEATURES
We mentioned that they are strong but we haven't said just HOW strong! The EasyKlip Mini Tarp and Sign Clips have an instant grip up to 154 lbs! They are available in white or black and can be applied using just one hand. If you are a sign company, these clips would be a welcome add-on product for your customers!
We wish all of those graduating this Spring, happy congratulations! If we can help secure your graduation banners, please visit our website or give us a a call!
When it comes to choosing curtains for your windows, how do you know which style you should choose? A single panel for your window, or dramatic curtains, or perhaps contrast curtains, etc.? The possibilities are endless. Here we will tackle a few different options that hopefully will make the decision making process a bit easier.
SINGLE CURTAIN PANELS
A single curtain panel can create a simple look to a room but also be functional when closed. Keep it closed or simply pull it open by simply sweeping it to the side. To add a finished look to your window, you can have custom tie-backs made (we can help!). Curtain tie-backs add that polished look and can create a simple yet elegant touch to any room. They are especially effective with floor-to-ceiling curtains and curtains used on sliding glass doors.
If you are looking to create a dramatic look with curtains hung on ceiling mount curtain tracks, especially in a more formal space such as a living room, Interior Decor Trends suggests, "The living room curtains can also be an aesthetic accent to take the viewer by surprise. If the living room is spacious and bright enough, you can opt for dramatic blackout curtains in dark color. The same goes for the living room in white or the one with light wood furniture. Velvet and other thick fabrics add even more dramatic effect to this design."
Another current curtain trend (pun intended) Decor Aid shares are contrasting colors on eclipse curtains. They suggest, "Look for contrasting drapes that boast a strong color juxtaposed with a warm neutral for a stylishly layered look with ease. And as contrasting window treatments lend a modern spirit to any room, pair them with minimal fittings for a clean and polished look, and go for colors you know you won’t tire of quickly."
UP TO YOU
There are so many possibilities when it comes to decorating your windows and we just covered three. You can find more ideas and inspiration on our blog, on our Pinterest page, or please feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team! 1-888-465-0274.
Patients demand privacy, as well they should. So as new acute care hospitals are being built, they are accommodating these patient requests by building all private patient rooms. As older hospitals try to keep pace, they are renovating semi-private rooms to private rooms. But even in private rooms with a solid door, additional privacy is needed when the door is opened by a doctor, nurse, or visitor.
Curtain tracks have long been a familiar sight in hospitals and even with the emergence of private rooms, they are still needed around the patient's bed. When the curtains are closed, these tracks and curtains allow for privacy when the door to the room is open. Oftentimes, curtain tracks are mounted to the ceiling on just one side or 3/4 of the way around the patient's bed. A frequently used curtain track is our 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track, an aluminum track with silver satin finish and is available in 6 foot, 8 foot, 12 foot and 16 foot sections.
OPEN AND CLOSED
The curtains that hang on these tracks are privacy curtains and they are often in soothing colors and patterns. They are made of top quality construction with a triple thick 1.5 inch header reinforced with a middle layer of nylon mesh at the top. These curtains have Safe-T-Stitching which locks in hems and seams and the grommets are rustproof nickel plated brass. Privacy curtains are 100% flame retardant per NFPA #701 standards and are also, BONUS: machine washable up to 160 degrees F! These privacy cubicle curtains not only look great, they also hold up in the toughest hospital. Our privacy curtains are available in any height but be sure to include ceiling height and the length of the curtain track when requesting a quote.
If you need privacy curtains STAT, check out our quick ship privacy curtains. Available in 84 or 94 inch lengths and in three different colors, these curtains will ship to you quickly.
When you need the very best products for your hospital, clinic or emergency room, contact us! You will find top quality products plus an exceptional customer service team ready to help.
LET THE LIGHT IN
When it comes to your home, one feature that is often overlooked are windows. If you are looking to bring upscale style to your home, try some of these trends from Epic Home Ideas.
Bay windows are classic and allow natural light into a home. They open up the space and are most commonly used in front living rooms but are becoming increasingly popular in other spaces such as bedrooms and even in kitchen breakfast nooks. Adding curtain tracks to a bay window is easier than ever when you use Flexible Curtain Track 6100. This flexible track can be used for curved or angled applications, but also for straight applications, making it perfect for bay windows. It can bent by hand without compromising strength and can be mounted to the ceiling or wall. To learn more about bay windows and different applications, check out the Bay Windows section on our blog for several articles featuring a variety of products.
ADDING MORE WINDOWS
Another popular home design trend is actually adding windows to your home. Adding windows opens up a room and can even make a space feel larger. Not only will it allow in tons of natural light but creating a wall of windows can feel like you are letting the outside inside. So even in colder climates, you can enjoy nature from the comforts of the inside of your home but be sure to choose quality insulated windows that will be energy efficient.
Window treatment trends continue to include adding lush floor to ceiling curtains to windows. A beautiful pattern on curtains that compliments your interior design style can go a long way to complete the look of a room. Our ceiling mount curtain track selection is sure to help you with your project. Ceiling mount curtain tracks are designed to be mounted to the ceiling and can be screwed directly into the ceiling using mounting holes or they can be attached with ceiling mount hardware such as clips, clamps, brackets, or retainers.
Staying up to date on current design and window trends can be overwhelming but we hope you find these suggestions helpful as you look to refresh the look of your home!