"Say Yes To The Dress" is a popular tv show on TLC featuring women trying on dozens of wedding dresses. Everything from simple under-stated dresses to lavish, over-the-top gowns are tried on as each woman strives to find the perfect one so they can "Say Yes To The Dress"! If you haven't seen this show, it really is quite entertaining. One of the things we have observed over the years is bridal salons have spacious changing rooms but rarely will you see a door. Our best guess is that this is most likely to avoid a several thousand dollar gown getting accidentally smashed in the door as the bride-to-be tries to close it to get changed. This is when curtain tracks come in handy!
TIME TO CHANGE
There are many curtain track options when it comes to changing rooms. Curtain-Tracks.com customer, Tracy Burke, owns bridal shops NY Bride in Charlotte, NC and Syracuse, NY used the 3118 curtain track and 7130 double wheel curtain carriers in her bridal salon. The 3118 curtain track is made of silver anodized aluminum with satin finish and is available in either 8 foot length plus 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). It mounts on the ceiling and no mounting brackets are required. The 7130 nylon wheel carriers allow for an easy opening and closing of the changing room curtains and works well with the 3118 curtain track. Whether you own a bridal salon, a large retail store or a boutique, adding curtains to your changing rooms can soften the entire look of your store.
HERE TO HELP
If you are looking for advice or ideas for your business, we would love to help! We have assisted countless store owners with their design challenges and can help you select the track system and drapery hardware that is perfect for your situation. Give us a call! (888) 434-7444
Not everyone will admit it, but most people enjoy an occasional pampering, whether that be a massage, pedicure or facial. Spas are easily found and competition to be the best can be quite fierce. As a spa owner, how you actually treat customers isn’t the only important factor. The overall experience along with the physical environment of your spa can set you apart from your competitors.
When a customer walks in the door, what do they see? First impressions are critical so creating a welcoming environment is key. Are the colors and lighting soft? Is there music playing? Or is the main reception area stark and uninviting? One spa we visited took the first impressions to heart. They had serene music softly playing, aroma therapy filling the air and a friendly receptionist. This spa had extremely high ceilings so they added lovely, sheer curtains that were pulled to the side. Without the curtains, the room would have felt stark and cold and not exactly relaxing. Adding ceiling mount curtain tracks and beautiful curtains softened the feel of the entire room.
As if the welcoming reception area wasn't enough, this same spa had an upscale changing room with lockers and several amenities (plush robes and melon infused water, anyone?). They also had individual changing rooms with the same curtains that were found in the reception area. The curtains were very full (no skimping on material going on here) and closed easily on the curtain tracks allowing for complete privacy. Just another touch to make this spa feel luxurious.
AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION
Your customers come to you to relax and a spa that exudes serenity will keep them coming back time and time again. What can you do to your spa to enhance the the overall experience for your customers and stand out from the competition?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.