GETTING SOME AIR
Curtain tracks are used in a variety of places: homes, hospitals, clinics, RVs, boats… we could go on and on. But one other place you will see curtain tracks that you may not have previously thought about, are in airplanes.
WHERE IN THE WORLD?
You may think, “Where in the world would there be curtain tracks in an airplane? They certainly aren’t on the windows.” Well, depending on the airline, you will see curtain tracks separating the main cabin from the business class seats and you will also notice them at the back of the airplane separating the main cabin and restrooms from the galley. The galley is the area where flight attendants prepare drinks and snacks. On a particularly long flight, they may draw these curtains closed to allow them some privacy from the passengers. Think of it as their “break room”. This is a fairly small space so the actual amount of curtain track needed is minimal but the system is the same that you will find in other places - simply a curtain track, carriers, and curtains. A couple tracks we suggest for this use are our 3120 Heavy Duty Curtain Track or our 6100 Flexible Curtain Track. For curtains that will help block sound, we suggest our Eclipse curtains.
FIRST AND SECOND
For the curtain track and curtains separating the main cabin from business class, oftentimes this isn’t a solid curtain but rather a mesh curtain that allows flight attendants to see the entire length of the plane even when the curtain is drawn closed. However the purpose is the same, when closed, it allows for added privacy. You will notice that the curtains separating the cabins as well as in the back of the plane have a curtain tieback that holds the curtains open while the flight is taking off and landing. When the flight attendants want to close the curtains, they simply release the tieback and pull the curtains closed.
TAKE A LOOK AROUND
The next time you fly somewhere (and we hope it’s somewhere fun!), take a look around the plane. If you see curtains somewhere else besides where we mentioned, tell us about it. Better yet, send us a picture. But be sure to only take a picture when the Fasten Seat Belt sign isn't illuminated!
LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN
When members of the Curtain-Tracks team travel, our eyes automatically go to the window in the hotel room, the curtain tracks, curtains and wand. We’re naturally curious. We want to see how that particular hotel chooses to decorate their guest rooms as well as the overall functionality of the products. We’ve seen some interesting things. For example, on a recent trip to a casino resort, a Curtain-Tracks team member noticed the beautifully appointed room, the heavy duty black out curtains, and the handy wand to pull the curtains closed. But when it was time for bed and the curtains were drawn closed, it was painfully obvious (by the neon lights streaming into the room) that the curtains didn’t close properly due to a missing carrier.
You may think, “What’s one missing carrier?” One missing carrier can be all that is keeping you from a solid night of sleep. When light streams into the room, especially when you prefer complete darkness, it’s distracting. We get it, it happens. Perhaps the hotel staff didn’t notice this issue - after all, they are most likely in the room doing maintenance and cleaning it only during daytime hours. But if you find yourself in a situation like this while at home, we can help.
ALL THE IMPORTANT PARTS
Carriers are an important piece of the curtain track system. A quality carrier keeps your curtains gliding easily on the track and when used properly and in all the right places on your curtains, can help keep even the smallest sliver of light out of your room. Our Master Carriers and Wand Kit is specifically designed for this. It offers superior stability and overlap of curtains when drawn. That means no light will shine in at night! This kit includes a left and right master carrier and two 36 inch clear acrylic wands with clips for easy attachment.
We have a wide variety of carriers for you to choose from and if you are missing a carrier from an already existing curtain track system, chances are, we have what you need. If we don’t, we are glad to help you locate the right product. After all, we care about all of our customers and hope you all sleep soundly tonight!
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If you are looking for industrial strength shower curtains for your hospital, rehab facility or institution, look no further. Sure-Chek Linen vinyl is incredibly strong and made to endure service wear and abuse. Extra strength and tear resistance means these shower curtains are meant to last!
MEANT TO LAST
Sure-Chek® Linen is stain and odor resistant and made with antimicrobial fabric protection which means it can be wiped clean for maximum protection. Not only will they last, they look good, too! This vinyl-like fabric is designed with an attractive linen surface texture and stocked in 12 popular colors so you can find a color that works best for your institution.
When it comes to Sure-Check Linen vinyl, there are many benefits:
- Easy-care, simply wipe down with mild soapy water
- Flame Resistant
- Stain Resistance
- Most oils, greases and contaminants may be wiped off with soap, water and mild cleansers, allowing for curtains to be cleaned in place.
- Odor Resistant – protects against odor forming bacterial growth
- Antimicrobial (Anti-microbial) – controlled release continually sends the antimicrobial agent to the surface of the fabric. Built-in protection lasts the life of the fabric.
- Economical – lower replacement costs, less inventory, minimal care and maintenance all contribute to the economy of the shower curtains.
Ordering is easy! Simply select the color of your choice and obtain the height and width measurements. Should you have any questions, email or call us at (888) 434-7444. We are happy to help!
We have had the opportunity to work with community theatres as well as school theatre departments when it comes to stage curtains and curtain tracks. Theatre curtains tend to be very long and heavy and the thickness helps with sound absorption when the crew is moving props or the cast is gathering on stage prior to the next act. You can't just use any ol' curtain track for a project like this - you need to use a track that can withstand the demands of the theatre.
NOW THAT'S HEAVY DUTY
We have a wide selection of tracks that work well in this environment, but the 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track is best equppied for this project.The 3120 track is an Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track available in Silver or Black anodized aluminum. It has a thicker top wall for added support and cut to 8 ft and 4 ft or 6 ft and 6 ft sections for shipping (if you need 12 ft sections, give us a call for shipping information via a freight carrier). The 3120 curtain track is compatible with 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers.
A stage isn't complete without curtains, so depending on the size of your stage, our Eclipse fabric might be the perfect fit. Eclipse curtains helps absorb sound and blocks 98% of light. It is a heavy-duty fabric available in a variety of lengths and widths so you can customize the entire look of your stage.
If you work with a theatre department that is in need of a quality curtain track to withstand the tugging and constant opening and closing of stage curtains, we can help. Our experienced customer service team can walk you through the project so the next time you open those curtains for an Encore you won't have to worry about the curtain track holding those curtains. Give us a call to find the right track, drapery hardware, and curtains for your stage: 888-434-7444.
There's nothing like updating your home, whether that home is permanently affixed to the ground or is a home on wheels. Lila T. from San Antonio, Texas freshened up the inside of her home on wheels and is ready to hit the road this summer now that her project is complete! She recently sent us photos of her completed project and the end result looks fantastic.
For her project, she used Track 3110-4 cut to length and mounted it to the window frame with 2-sided foam tape. This is a PVC plastic track and is flexible, non-corrosive, and rust free. She added 3032 end caps, and 3042 glides sewn to the curtain. To top it off, the curtain material has a black-out backing for privacy and also helps block light and absorb sound.
Lila T. used Track 84003-S cut to length and drilled holes to mount to the bottom of the shelf with flat head screws. This is a strong aluminum architectural track that accommodates smooth rolling ball bearing carriers and is available in white, silver, or black. She then used 84134 end caps, 84102 micro carrier, and 4146 pin hooks. She did all of this with two other identical windows.
THE END RESULT? FANTASTIC.
Whatever your project, the friendly and knowledgeable customer service team at Curtain-Tracks is here to help you every step of the way. Lila said, “Thanks for the great products!” Thank you, Lila, for sending us pics of your finished project! It looks great!
ANOTHER HAPPY CUSTOMER
We recently heard from a happy Curtain-Tracks customer who wanted to show us her completed loft space using some of our products. Chantell G. from New Mexico wanted to separate the bedroom from the living space in their loft. To do this, she decided to add a curtain track and curtain which would easily close off the space when needed, allowing for privacy. She used 84003 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track with 84104 Wheeled Snap Carriers for her project and the result is fantastic!
TRACK AND CARRIERS
The 84003 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track is a strong aluminum track that accommodates smooth rolling ball bearing carriers. It can be mounted on the ceiling or wall and is available in white, silver, or black. This track is available in 8 foot sections and can be spliced together for wider spans to accommodate a variety of projects. She added the 84104 Wheeled Snap Carrier which is compatible with the 84003 and 84004 curtain track and 3091 snap tape. These affordable white snap carriers come 14/bag.
The end result – a loft that has a bedroom and living space. She said, “Your curtain tracks worked perfectly for what we had in mind. Thanks for all your help!”
Thank you, Chantell, for showing us your completed space. It looks great! We are always happy to help and love hearing from our happy customers.
WHERE HAVE THE CARRIERS GONE?
Customers all over the country have long sought the 6018 and 6210 carriers. Once available through Gould New York prior to being purchased by Fleuron Enterprises, these particular carriers have been next to impossible to locate. Curtain-Tracks works hard to keep all of our customers happy not only by offering quality tracks and accessories, but replacement parts as well. That's why RECMAR and Curtain-Tracks had the 6018 and 6210 carriers specially made with upgraded wheels and components that are more robust. After all, our goal is to be your #1 source for all things curtain tracks, carriers, accessories and hardware.
6018 AND 6210 CARRIERS
The 6018 Metal Block Carrier with Nylon Wheels supported by metal axles, features a swivel eyelet to accept a range of hooks. It is designed for use with the I Beam curtain track and is compatible with 4108 and 4200 aluminum tracks. What makes this carrier so exceptional? It's more durable than the 4121 Nylon Wheel Carriers or 3312 Nylon Black Carriers, and is a great upgrade option. The 6210 Metal Block Carrier with Nylon Wheels on metal axles features a steel swivel eyelet. These curtain carriers are compatible with the 6200 Heavy Duty I Beam Track and are sold individually. Quality at its best!
WE HAVE THEM!
If you find you need the 6018 or 6210 carriers, there is no need to look any further. We are excited to be able to provide these once hard-to-find carriers to all of our customers!
Curtain-Tracks customer, Carrol M., recently emailed us photos of her project using our polyester glide tape. Her and her husband have a 2001 Monaco Knight motor home and they wanted to replace their windshield curtains as the old ones had stiff vinyl glide tape and were difficult to reuse. Carroll put on her creative hat and went to a local store and purchased some curtains. She turned them sideways and they fit the windshield! We love it when our customers are creative!
We love it when our customers are creative! Carrol discovered 63" x 42" curtain panels worked perfectly for her motor home project so she purchased four of them. She then purchased 7 yards of glide tape from Curtain-Tracks. Our 2097 Sew In Glide Tape must be sewn to the curtains and is sold by the yard. Her handy husband sewed it on using their sewing machine. Carrol said, "We skipped the pleats. Who needs pleats? Your site is the only place I could find the polyester glide tape except the manufacturer. Thank you so much!"
Thanks, Carrol, for sharing your project with us. We are so happy we were able to help!
NOT SO SMOOTH
Sometimes we take things for granted, like how curtains are supposed to glide smoothly on a curtain track. They should open and close easily without a second thought. But that's not always the case.
On a recent trip to Utah, a Curtain-Tracks team member stayed in a hotel and after settling in, went to the window to open the eclipse curtains using a wand to let some light into the room and to check out the view. Should have been easy-peasy. But these carriers didn't glide... force had to be used to open and close the curtains using the wand. How irritating...
In a case like this, we always recommend double checking the track to make sure it isn't bent out of shape. A track that is bent can cause carriers to get stuck and not move easily. If that isn't the problem, we suggest checking to see if there are two tracks joined and that they are even. If the track looks good, then the carriers should be looked at. It just may be time to replace one or more of them. For these particular curtains, our 84100 and 84102 ball bearing carriers are super smooth plus they are affiordable. They are made of alloy so they resist rusting and they are 20% - 25% smaller than traditional curtain carriers. That means there is less stacking space and the curtains will open into a smaller space. So not only are they smooth, they also allow the curtains to be be pulled back further revealing a bigger view from the window.
Not sure what carrier is right for your project? Our website has a wide variety of carriers, like Sew-In Button Carriers, the 7120 Curtain Track Single Snap Carrier, the 84104 Wheeled Snap Carrier, plus so many more. You are sure to find the perfect one for your project, but if you aren't 100% sure what carriers would work best, give us a call. We'd love to help.