HOT AND COLD
There aren’t many parts of the country that maintain a comfortable temperature year round. We’re looking at you with jealous eyes, San Francisco! For the rest of us, we have four seasons with four very different temperatures. This change in weather can create some interesting challenges.
AN EASY SOLUTION
The fluctuating temperatures can be a challenge for those of us who have an addition on our house or condo. The ever changing temps might keep you from using the four-seasons room in your home because it is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. And when you do decide to use that extra space, your furnace or air conditioning is constantly running because your thermostat is trying to compensate for the difference in temperature. We have a solution that can help. Adding our Eclipse Curtains will not only block light, they are also energy conserving so they also help when it comes to regulating the temperature in your four-seasons room. That means they help keep the cold air outside in the winter and the hot air outside in the summer. That also means a happy thermostat and a comfortable room temperature in a room that you can now enjoy.
MORE THAN ONE USE
Eclipse Curtains are a great feature for any four-seasons room (as mentioned above) that typically has three walls full of windows, because these curtains not only help with maintaining comfortable temperatures, they also block 98% of the light. By blocking the light in a room full of windows, they can help save your furniture from fading thanks to the sun.
When you are ready to start your project, consider a ceiling mounted Flexible Curtain Track. First, measure the perimeter of your space, then order the appropriate amount of track. Then, do a little math and divide that number by 10 because you will need these ceiling mounted cartridges every ten inches. Last, and the most fun, choose your favorite Eclipse Curtains. If you mount your most colorful and favorite curtains from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, you can drastically change the feeling of the room.
READY TO GET STARTED?
When you are ready to move forward with your project, our customer service representatives are available to answer any questions and we even have installation guides that will make this project a breeze. We get excited just thinking about the possibilities of this project! Send us pictures if you give it a try in your own home.
GLAD YOU LIKE THEM!
A Curtain-Tracks.com customer, Kristina V., recently ordered our Oxford curtains in Gull for her amazing wall of windows. After she received them and installed them, she emailed us and said, "The color is perfect, as is the length, and quality of fabric. They addressed my issue beautifully. I am definitely going to order other curtains." Thanks for the great review, Kristina! Hearing from our customers is music to our ears. We love that we offer products that can solve a problem, compliment a room, or serve a useful purpose and we think her finished project photos look great (and so is the view)!
THE BEST QUALITY
Our Oxford curtains are made of durable, top quality construction featuring a triple thick 1.5 inch header and Safe-T-Stitching locks in hems and seams. They are also machine washable. If you check out our website and just aren't quite sure what fabrics or colors to purchase, contact us and we will gladly send you samples (like we did with Kristina). We want you to find the perfect product for your project and are more than happy to send samples to help make the process easier.
If Oxford curtains aren't for you, check out our complete list of available curtains. We're sure to have just what you are looking for whether it's for your living room, bathroom, boat, or RV. Once you order your curtains, don't forget your curtain track, carriers and end stops. After you have received your Curtain-Tracks products, you can refer to our handy installation guides found on our website or contact one of our friendly customer service team members should you need assistance. When your project is complete, send us your photos. You just might see them on a blog post or one our Facebook page.
PLENTY OF CARE
If you live in suburbia, there are plenty of detached Emergency Rooms, Urgent Care Centers, and health clinics inside grocery stores, allowing you to get a Physical, flu shot or even be treated for more serious illnesses. Most of the time, these health clinics don't have private rooms for every single patient so instead, they use curtain tracks and privacy curtains to divide the space into smaller rooms.
Patients "rooms" aren't exactly a rectangular shape so hospital interior designers have to be a bit creative. Many health clinics use our 6100 flexible curtain track because it can be configured easily to fit just about any space. This track is smooth and comes in one piece, up to 164 feet for the standard weight. Our medium and heavy duty tracks are available in a length of 98 feet. The flexible curtain track has a metal spine making it not only flexible, but also strong.
With this track, flexible curtain track carriers can be added. We always tell hospital interior designers that to ensure proper fit and function of the carriers, they should choose the same weight as the track. Once the carriers are in place, just add a hook to hang the curtains. Our 7142 stainless steel hooks are perfect for hospital use because they won't stain or rust.
THE FINAL PIECE
Once the tracks and carriers are in place, privacy curtains can be added. Our privacy curtains come in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes, but our Sundance line is extremely popular for these settings. They are stain and odor resistant and they are antimicrobial and can be machine washed or dry cleaned. We understand that hospitals and health clinics want to create a calming feel in that environment so we have plenty of colors and styles to choose from to ensure there is a curtain to fit any style.
You may ask, "Why do I care about curtain tracks when I am in the ER?" Great question! A clinic that takes time to consider the patient's privacy and create a space that is comforting, especially in a time of need, might be the kind of health clinic we would check out (but only if needed, of course).
If you are responsible for your clinic, ER or Urgent Care Center's design or just need extra carriers for your already existing privacy curtains and curtain tracks, give us a call.
Have you ever been to a concert at an indoor venue? Perhaps one that doubles as a sports arena as well as a place that hosts concerts and special events? If you have, you may have noticed that when the artists take the stage, the entryways leading to the concourse, concession stands and bathrooms, become dark. That's because the ushers close heavy curtains to keep the light from the concourse streaming in, which can be distracting and take away from the performance.
The curtains, curtain tracks and the hardware that are used in these venues need to be tough - tough enough to withstand frequent opening and closing. These organizations often choose our Eclipse curtains which are light blocking and sound-absorbing (making it easier for the people at the concession stands to hear you when you order). This curtain is not only durable, it's also flame retardant and available in several different lengths. It also features a triple thick 1.5 inch header reinforced with a middle layer of nylon mesh. Hems and seams are locked in with Safe-T-Stitching making this a durable choice. Oftentimes, these curtains are paired with our 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track. This track is a strong aluminum architectural track that accommodates ball bearing carriers, and is available in 8-foot sections, but it can also be mounted end-to-end for wider applications.
NOT JUST FOR SPORTS ARENAS
These curtains and tracks aren't just for big sports arenas. Many of our customers order these same products for their theatres. High School, community and college theatres, all benefit from eclipse curtains and sturdy curtain tracks. The high quality of all of our products and our excellent customer service, are what keeps our customers coming back.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Whether you are planning on adding curtain tracks to an arena or to your home, Curtain-Track's products can be used for applications both big and small. Providing outstanding customer service is a top priority for our Team, so whether you need help in selecting the appropriate drapery hardware, guidance during installation, or advice on returning a product, we will do all we can to be sure our customers are completely satisfied.
STAYING HOME LONGER
According to the Population Reference Bureau, there are more than 46 million adults ages 65 and older in the United States. It is estimated that this population will grow to over 98 million by 2060. With the increasing aging population, more adults are living at home longer rather than moving to a senior living community. By staying home longer, adjustments often have to be made around the home to make it safe for older adults. One common change is converting a bathtub to a shower allowing for a safer bathing experience. When this happens, we often have customers call us for curtain track solutions.
TWO GREAT CHOICES
These curbless showers need to be enclosed properly, not only for both water runoff, but also to maintain privacy. For this particular project, we recommend either the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track or the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Curtain track. The flexible curtain track is sold by the foot and priced per foot of track and allows long continuous lengths for curved or angled applications, but can also be used for straight applications. It can be bent by hand to accommodate the shower size and ensure the entire area is enclosed.
The privacy cubicle curtain track is an aluminum track with a silver satin finish and can be installed directly into the ceiling, Available in 6 foot, 8 foot, 12 foot and 16 foot sections, it can be spliced together for longer applications. This track is commonly used in Hospitals and are often paired with our long nylon curtain panels.
QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST
We also offer high-quality carriers that slide smoothly and easily through the track, making the curtains very easy to open and close. To allow for an even easier bathing experience, our master carriers and wands can make the opening and closing of the shower curtain simple, even if the adult is sitting on a shower chair. We even have wands with circular handles that meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (please call to order).
If you are starting this home project, give us a call. We are here to help!
DON'T BE THAT HOUSE
Have you ever been to someone's home and noticed their window fixtures? Like really noticed them? Perhaps you admired their decorative curtains and how they billow ever so slightly on the floor beneath the window. Or maybe you noticed their tall windows and how they have added curtain tracks on the ceiling to support the massive drapes. But have you ever noticed a curtain rod (gasp!) that has bowed in the middle?
WHY YOU SHOULDN'T USE THEM
Most curtain rods are made of two pieces. One piece of the rod slides into the other which leaves a bump in the rod (that's an issue all in itself that we will talk about it in a bit). When you have a long curtain rod, a supporting bracket should be put in place in the middle to keep the rod from bending. This might solve the support issue of the curtain rods but that bracket causes a whole other problem; you can never completely close your curtains which can leave an annoying ray of light into the room when you want it to be dark.
As we mentioned above, using a curtain rod that has two (or three) pieces can cause a bump in the middle which can make easily opening and closing curtains a bit of a pain as they get caught on the rod. The easy solution to this curtain rod dilemma is simple: use curtain tracks.
One of our most popular curtain tracks is the 6100 flexible curtain track. What makes this track so special is it can be mounted to the wall or ceiling and it is bendable by hand. Sold by the foot, this track allows long continuous lengths for curved or angled applications, but can also be used for straight applications. If you are looking for a track to be recessed in the ceiling, the 3120 curtain track is the one for the job. Once you have your tracks hung, simply add carriers and your curtains will glide smoothly and easily along the entire length of track.
Ready to avoid all of the problems of using curtain rods? Give curtain tracks a try!
UNUSUAL ANGLES AND CORNERS
If you have ever tried to decorate or refurbish an older home, you know that a perfectly square angle is rare at best. Houses settle and time can make corners and windows slightly more or less than 90 degree angles. Other homes might have unusual windows with intentionally different angles. All of these give homes great character, but when it comes time for window treatments, designers and homeowners are puzzled.
Bob Vila probably has lots of great DIY tricks to help with renovating odd angles, but Curtain-Tracks has an even easier solution: our flexible 6100 curtain track. Homeowners can be happy that there are simple ways to hang curtains on each window in their home. Whether it is Grandma’s old house, a new house that has settled, or even in a hotel, our flexible curtain track will give you a custom look without the custom price.
MEET THE FLEXIBLE TRACK
Curtain-Tracks Reader, Kendra, sent us this photo of her recent hotel stay. Her room was wonderfully quaint and had a boutique style. The windows immediately grabbed her attention because they were an unusual shape. One of the windows was tucked into a corner of the room that served the purpose as a reading nook. Rather than leave the unique style of this space bare, the hotel designer used a flexible curtain track to add even more excitement to the already interesting part of the room. It allowed them to be creative and functional at the same time!
SO MUCH EASIER AND EFFECTIVE
In this particular space, if the designer would have tried to use two traditional straight tracks, they would have had quite the headache getting them to line up perfectly in the corner, and the hotel guests would have had an annoying gap of light between the two separate curtains. Instead, the designer was able to simplify the solution with the 45 degree corner. They used the 6100 track to make one smooth track with no gaps and one large curtain. That means no gaps nor annoying light coming through, and no struggle during installation.
NO STRENGTH NEEDED
Because our flexible curtain track can be bent by hand, the only measurement you need to order is the length. Once the track arrives at the doorstep, two hands are the only tools needed to get the right angle. Then, only a screw driver is needed for installation of the mounting bracket. Easy! Custom! Affordable! A pretty great collection of adjectives, if we do say so ourselves!
Check us out at www.Curtain-Tracks.com today to put the finishing touches on your own boutique window. The flexibility of our flexible curtain tracks is just awesome; try it out for yourself!
BACK TO SCHOOL
August will be here before we know it and with that many students are heading off to college. When it comes to dorm room essentials, what's on the list? Bedding, TV, a refrigerator of course, but what else? There's a myriad list of odds and ends including essential items needed for class but when it comes to your actual dorm room, have you really thought about how you can make it feel more like home?
SIMPLE BUT BRILLIANT
A couple years ago, curtain tracks customer, Laurie, jazzed up her daughter's dorm room by doing something very simple but with a big impact: she added curtain tracks and curtains. She used track 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track with clamps that would hold the track to the framework of the drop ceiling. By doing this, it allowed her to install a full length curtain track without drilling any holes. She installed two tracks spliced together and simply cut off any extra track that wasn’t needed. After the track was installed, she added curtains that not only helped make the room feel more welcoming but also served a secondary purpose by keeping the room dark when needed. College students often burn the midnight oil studying (or perhaps socializing) resulting in fewer hours of sleep during nighttime hours. That means they have to be able to catch some Zzz's during the day. Adding curtains is a perfect solution.
WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
This is an easy project that even the most "unhandiest" of people can complete. We loved it so much that we pinned this simple yet brilliant dorm room idea on Pinterest and since then, it has been repinned, and most likely replicated, hundreds of times. Such a simple idea but with such a big impact.
READY TO TRY IT?
So when you make your dorm room essentials list this year, perhaps you should consider adding curtain tracks to your room or apartment. Have questions? We are here to help! Looking for design guidance? Laurie runs L Interiors in the Houston area and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM OLD TO NEW
If you are familiar with any of the popular remodeling shows on tv, then you know that an “open concept” is a design element that nearly every homeowner requests. To create this open space, walls are knocked down, support beams are put in place and old single doors are replaced with beautiful French doors that allow more natural light to fill the space. The television designer often then decorates the home in a shabby chic or modern style. When they do this, you will notice that every window has a window treatment, including those French doors. But what about your home and your French doors or sliding glass doors?
SOFTEN THE LOOK
Adding beautiful floor-to-ceiling curtains will warm up any space, and French doors are no exception. To create this look, you simply need a ceiling-mounted curtain track, which we think is the best drapery hardware for dressing a French door. Often, there is very little space from the top of the door to the ceiling so adding a ceiling mounted curtain track is ideal. If you prefer a look where you can’t see the track, some of our tracks can be recessed into the ceiling giving your gorgeous curtains all the focus!If you have a wall of window or several doors that open to the outside, our curtain tracks can even be spliced together as one continuous design element.
Adding curtains to your glass doors not only add a finishing touch to your room, they are functional as well! Simply pull them closed when you need some privacy. If you have French doors in your first floor master suite, consider adding Eclipse light-blocking curtains which help block out light and sound.
ARE YOU READY?
Ready to be an interior designer like the ones on tv? Give us a call and let us help!
FUN IN THE CITY
Urban living is increasingly on the rise. Living in an apartment or condo in the heart of the city often provides a variety of restaurants, exciting nightlife and fulfilling sports and cultural activities. Twenty and thirty-somethings (and even empty nesters) are often drawn to this exciting lifestyle but the high cost of urban living might mean having a roommate (or two, or three….) If that’s the case and you are short on privacy, consider adding temporary walls (aka curtains) to your living space.
A LITTLE BIT OF PRIVACY
Curtain walls can create privacy when needed such as sleeping spaces or small bedrooms, or they can be pulled back to open up the space. Party, anyone? Our ceiling mounted curtain track kit is a perfect solution. Our ceiling mount curtain track kit comes with everything you need for your project including curtain track, ball-bearing carriers, and end stops for a strong 8-foot curtain track. And, for this track, you don’t need brackets. The track has pre-drilled mounting holes on 16-inch centers so it can be installed directly into the ceiling (which will save you even more space). The curtain track and drapery hardware are available in silver and white, and the super-smooth ball-bearing carriers are quiet so you won’t wake your roommate who might be sleeping in.Just add some fun or funky curtains! If you want to improve the curtain opening and closing and make it even easier, consider adding a Master Carrier and Wand Kit.
AFFORDABLE YET HIGH-QUALITY
Those on a budget can relax because Curtain-Tracks has a wide variety of products that are affordable. Plus, you can have peace of mind knowing you have an experienced customer support team ready to help you with your project. Enjoy your cool digs in the city and enjoy your Curtain-Tracks products!