Do your curtains glide seamlessly on your curtain track? If they don't, we recommend doing a few different things.
1. Double check the curtain track. Is to completely smooth or is it bent a bit out of shape? If there is even a slight bend in the track, it can cause the carriers to get stuck and not glide smoothly.
2. If the track looks great, if you have two tracks joined, our next suggestion would be to inspect where the two tracks meet to make sure they are completely even.
3. If they look great, then check out the carriers. It just may be time to replace one or more of them.
TIME TO REPLACE
If #3 seems to be causing the issue, you may just need a replacement carrier. There are many curtain carriers/glides to choose from, including wheeled curtain carriers, friction curtain carriers, and master carriers.
Wheeled Curtain Carriers: Wheeled carriers/glides have wheels that roll in or on the track and they either extend on the outside of the carrier so they can roll inside the curtain track, or have they have wheels oriented inward so they can run on an I-Beam curtain track. Wheeled curtain carriers are especially smooth since the roll along the curtain track as opposed to sliding along the track like friction carriers/glides.
Friction Curtain Carriers: Friction curtain carriers slide into the curtain track or a slot that fits over an I-Beam curtain track. These carriers slide across the track instead of rolling and require a bit more force to move them. They are however, extremely durable and affordable.
Master Carriers: Master carriers are larger and are used on the leading edge of the curtains. Often used in hotels, when these carriers are used in a pair, they two curtain panels can come together and overlap, eliminating any light to shine through. Master carriers are available in both wheeled and friction carrier designs.
At Curtain-Tracks, we offer the largest online selection of carriers/glides so whether you are looking for a 2-wheel carrier, a ball-bearing carrier, wheeled snap carriers, or a button carrier with a stainless hook, or just about anything else, we have what you need.
Each carrier/glide on our website shares the compatible tracks at the bottom of the product listing page. If you still aren't sure what carrier will work best for your project, our team is happy to help. You can even send us a picture and we will do everything we can to help you with your project.