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Get Some Sleep With Eclipse Curtains

LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN

We admit it. We look for curtain tracks everywhere we go, especially when we stay in hotels. On a recent visit to Las Vegas, a team member stayed in a hotel that was located right on the strip. The flashing lights and sounds are 24 hours a day because, you know, it's the city that never sleeps. Well, our team member happens to enjoy sleep and was sorely disappointed when she discovered the room she was staying in did not have curtains (let alone curtain tracks). This hotel instead chose to use plantation shutters on every window. While shutters LOOK nice, they aren't the most effective when it comes to blocking out light or sound. Perhaps in Vegas, that's the whole idea... they'd rather you DIDN'T sleep.


CAN I GET SOME ZZZZZs...

For a solid night's sleep, we always recommend using eclipse curtains, also known as black out curtains. They block 98% of light and are sound absorbing. They are extremely effective in creating a darkened, quieter room when installed using a ceiling mount curtain track, as they cover the entire window. Many hotels (but not this particular one in Las Vegas) use eclipse curtains and ceiling mount curtain tracks because they want their guests to get a good night's sleep. For this very reason, we hear from customers who want to replicate this look for their very own home.


If you are interested in creating a dark, quiet sanctuary in your bedroom, our eclipse light blocking curtains will certainly help. These curtains are custom made to your exact specifications so you can be sure they are perfect for your project. Contact us and we can walk you through your project. In the meantime, if you visit Las Vegas, we recommend a sleep mask and earplugs if you want to actually sleep.


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Need Some Peace And Quiet? Look No Further Than Our Eclipse Curtains!


A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET

If you follow the Curtain-Tracks blog, you have heard us mention our Eclipse curtains. These curtains are wonderful in so many ways and can be used in a variety of settings. Most often, we talk about how they are fantastic in bedrooms where they block 98% of light, and reduce sounds from outside. These curtains are so effective at what they do, they are used in hotel rooms all over the world, in truck cabs, RVs, boats and cargo ships. We are sure you have seen these amazing curtains in several places!



ONLY THE BEST

These curtains aren’t just popular because they are functional. The Eclipse curtain fabric that we carry are simply the best of the best. They are machine-washable, flame-retardant, and available in over 25 colors so you are sure to find the curtains perfect for your space. They are also energy conserving, saving you money down the road.

Eclipse curtains have nickel-plated brass grommets every six inches (or you can use snap tape) so they require a hook and a carrier like our two-wheel carrier with hook. Hanging these curtains from a ceiling mounted track like the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Curtain Track, will maximize the perks of these curtains (light blocking, sound absorbing, energy efficient, etc.) by creating a floor-to-ceiling virtual wall.


HOW MUCH CURTAIN?

Before ordering, decide how you want to have your curtains look when the project is completed. For placement, if mounting on the ceiling, first decide how far out from the wall you would like your track to be. If you love the look of full curtains, multiply the length of the track by 0.6 and add this to the original track length. This is your curtain width. If you want even more fullness in your curtains, double the length of the track for your curtain width. You then will need to measure from the track to where you want the curtain to fall. This measurement becomes your curtain length. Confused? No problem! Contact us and we can help.


SERENITY NOW

Create a sanctuary in your bedroom and get the sleep you deserve, and need, by adding Eclipse curtains. Not sure what color will work best? Contact our friendly customer service team and we will send you samples. Call us at 888-434-7444 so we can help you make it happen.

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Avoid A Curtain Rod Fail


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.


WHAT NOW?

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!

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Custom Curtain Track Solutions

Whether you are a designer, architect or an individual looking for a DIY project, our track and curtain solutions are designed for simple installation. In addition to window curtain hardware, we also provide high quality, commercial grade curtains that are used for many applications such as RVs, bunk beds, cubicles, hospitals, boats and bathrooms. Our customer service team offers expertise and advice that is unmatched. If you need help, advice or a custom curtain track solution, we're happy to help keep you on the right track!

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