Did you know that only 84% of Americans use their garage to park a car? Things like storage and workspace are beginning to invade garage space, according to a recent poll. Because of the flexibility needed in a garage, we would like to suggest a curtain wall created by some of Curtain-Tracks products.
HIDE THE CLUTTER
The first curtain wall in the garage could be used to partition and hide storage space. Many homeowners line the walls of their garage with their yard tools, lawn mower, out of season shoes, toys, etc., etc., etc. Although it makes sense to store these things in the garage, it also creates a visual nightmare that makes some homeowners embarrassed by the space. (Almost 1 in 4 homeowners report that their garage is too cluttered.)
Creating a curtain wall as a visual barrier can immediately create a feeling of calm and order in the garage. This visual boundary can also add a bit of flair and design to the garage, as a warm welcome home after a long day at work. Much better than a welcome home to chaos and reminders of projects that are not yet complete.
HIDE THE PROJECT NOISE AND MESS
The second curtain wall that could be used in a garage is one that can be opened and closed depending on what project is happening at the time. If your spouse is cutting tile, for example, a curtain track surrounding the wet saw would help to catch any spraying water and would also dampen the sound. We would recommend one of our heavier duty tracks for this purpose, such as our Extra Heavy Duty Track. This track has an industrial look that will fit an industrial space, and is made of aluminum which will hold up to the elements of a garage while also keeping it’s strength. You could also use a Flexible Track to create a curtain wall with an unusual shape, or any of the additional tracks listed here.
Because of the nature of a garage, we suggest using one of our more rugged, industrial curtains. We have a few that are not listed on our website, so give us a call at 1-888-434-7444 to learn more about these products. Another option for the more budget conscious DIYer is using a tarp from your local hardware store. Hanging a tarp or heavy duty curtain in a space like this can contain the dust and even some of the sound that comes along with projects happening in the garage.
So, what project have you been putting off? Why not create a fun and functional space in your garage today and start checking off your to-do list?
ONE OF OUR FAVS
You might have heard us mention the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track in previous blog posts or on our Facebook page. We talk about this fabulous track so often because we love how diverse it is. Whether you are working on a small project in your home, boat or RV, or even on a larger project, chances are, this track will be the best product for the job.
Our 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is one of our most popular tracks and for good reason. The flexible track is a white, I-beam configuration track that can be mounted to the wall or the ceiling. It’s a durable track with an internal metal spine, and is available in standard, medium, and heavy duty sizes to accommodate various weights of curtains or draperies.
It’s not called the Flexible Curtain Track for nothing! What makes it so great is that it can be bent by hand without compromising strength (no need to be Superman!), so it can be used for straight and curved applications. Perfect for unique angles, like bay windows, around claw foot bathtubs, and even storage areas, this track is your go-to for your next project.
The 6100 Flexible curtain track is sold by the foot and requires mounting cartridges every 10 inches. Our new and improved website provides an entire list of compatible products so you can easily find everything you need to complete your next project.
READY TO GET STARTED?
If you are ready to tackle your next project, don’t be intimidated. Our friendly customer service team can help every step of the way. So whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or a professional interior designer, we’ve got you covered. Once you have completed your project, we would love to see your pictures. Who knows, we may even include them in a future blog post!
NO MORE COOKIE CUTTERS
When it comes to building a house, builders are offering more choices for floor plans, exterior design and finishes. Oftentimes, these new houses have an open concept first floor allowing light to stream in from all of the windows or they have unique sloped ceilings. These new homes can be fabulous in so many ways but you just might have to put some extra thought into how you accessorize.
While we adore houses with character, some pose some decorating challenges. First, when it comes to hanging drapery from large two story windows, you need to consider the weight of fabric your curtain tracks can handle. We recommend our 6260 curtain track.This track can stand the weight of heavy curtains and is tough enough to handle frequent opening and closing. It comes in 12 foot sections that have to be cut into either two 6-foot sections, or one 8-foot and one 4-foot section for shipping and can be mounted to the wall or ceiling.
DON’T FALL DOWN A SLIPPERY SLOPE
When it comes to hanging curtains on a ceiling that is sloped, you might think you don’t have any available decorating options. Think again! While sloped and slanted ceilings can pose decorating challenges, all hope is not lost. Our ceiling-mounted curtains tracks for sloped ceilings are the perfect solution.
A previous blog post offers this solution: “There are some things to consider when planning to install curtain tracks for sloped ceilings. You can, of course, install the track directly into the slope of the ceiling. You will then have to make a choice about the curtain panel – do you leave it in a rectangular shape and have the bottom hem follow the angle of the ceiling? Or do you buy a very long panel and cut it so that it fits the space provided? Either is acceptable, but both have drawbacks. Transforming your rectangular curtain into a parallelogram is easy, but will leave an opening near the floor and increase the perception that the room is off kilter. Trimming a corner of a long curtain to fit will create a dramatic look, but opening the panel becomes tricky as the longer side of the panel will pool on the floor when moved to the shorter part of the ceiling.”
ONE MORE IDEA
Another idea is to use our 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track. Simply suspend the track to make it level. Check out our suspension parts which are compatible with 88001. They allow you to install the track on a sloped ceiling using suspension tubing. This will be required every three to four feet until you get to the bottom of the slope. You might see this design solution in lofts or stores that have extremely high ceilings.
Questions? Give us a call at 888-434-7444 and we will be happy to assist you.
In our blog, we've written a few posts about using curtain tracks for claw foot tubs. Claw foot tubs often need a curtain track to encircle the entire tub when they are placed away from the wall, allowing for privacy from all angles. In this blog post, we want to address using curtain tracks for a soaker tub/shower combo and how we recently helped a customer who had a triangular shaped soaker tub in the corner of the bathroom that doubles as a shower.
Enjoying a long, luxurious bath in a soaker tub sounds amazing but if that tub doubles as a shower, you need to think of a way to enclose the tub. Since our customer has a tub in the corner of the bathroom, she wanted to add a ceiling track that could accommodate the curved angle around the edge of the tub which would keep the water inside the tub when the shower is in use. We recommended our 6100 flexible curtain track. This track is simply the best. It can be bent to fit almost any angle (and certainly the curved angle of her tub) and you don't need tools as it can easily be bent by hand. Simply mount the track on the ceiling, add carriers, hooks and a shower curtain and your tub/shower combo is ready to go. If our customer wants to feature the tub, she can keep the shower curtain pulled back to one side or pull it closed to conceal the tub/shower.
A project like this is easy to complete and we are always happy to help solve a decorating/functionality dilemma. Interested in reading more about customer bathroom projects? Visit our blog under our bathroom category to get ideas or contact us and let us know how we can help you with your next project.
TOUGH SHOWER CURTAINS
Are you looking for a shower curtain that can stand even the toughest environments but still look good? Look no further than the Sure-Chek Linen-Vinyl shower curtain!
The Sure-Chek Linen-Vinyl shower curtain is so strong it can endure the toughest wear and tear, even from the least gentle of users. It literally is tear resistant. The extra strength material allows for an extended shower curtain life but there are also other factors that make these shower curtains special: they are stain and odor resistant. The odor resistance protects against odor forming bacterial growth and the anti-microbial controlled release continually sends the antimicrobial agent to the surface of the fabric. The super-fantastic built-in protection lasts the life of the fabric. All of this means less replacement curtain shopping for you!
These shower curtains are not only durable, they are also easy-care. Our customers love that they are virtually stain resistant and that they can easily be wiped clean with mild soapy water (no need to machine wash). The vinyl-like fabric has a great linen surface texture and is available in 12 popular colors. Purchase the size that is right for you (Heights range from 60-102 and Width ranges from 36-288).
Whether you are looking for a top-notch shower curtain for your home or several shower curtains that can stand up against tough use in a hospital, clinic or correctional facility, the Sure-Chek Linen-Vinyl shower curtain could be just what you are looking for.
Warehouses, auto body shops, and car washes often require heavy-duty industrial tracks. The Industrial Roller Track - 16 Gauge Galvanized Steel track just might be the best track for these industrial applications.
NOW THAT'S HEAVY DUTY
Made from 16 gauge hot-dipped galvanized steel (which helps prevent corrosion), this track is compatible with a variety of mounting hardware, curved sections, trolleys, splicers, and end stops (like the Industrial End Stop - Top Mount), making it adaptable to many different applications. The Industrial Roller Track can support heavy loads up to 100 pounds per linear foot if the load is evenly distributed between supports spaced 3 feet or less, with a maximum load rating of 175 pounds. This track assists in guiding trolleys safely when the curtain is pulled and is punched and beveled on both ends for splicing and connecting multiple pieces. It is crafted with a safety flange that assists in guiding trolleys safely when the curtain is pulled. Need chains to suspend this track? Add the Industrial #2 Chain to your list. This chain is sold by the foot and is compatible with the B1137-1 S-Hook.
If your project requires a bend in the track, the Industrial 16 Gauge Curved Track - 90 Degree Bend is a great partner to the Industrial Roller Track. Also made from 16 gauge hot dipped galvanized steel the 90-degree bend of this track allows it to be connected to straight sections of Industrial Roller Track with the connectors that are included. This track can support loads up to 100 pounds per linear foot and mounting options include flush ceiling mount, chain mount, beam flange mount, wall mount, or threaded rod mount.
No matter the type of project you have or how tough your need your curtain tracks and accessories to be, you've found everything you need in one place at www.curtain-tracks.com. We work with customers across the country on their industrial projects and we can help you as well. Contact our team to speak with a customer service representative: (888) 465-0274.
Every man deserves his own Man Cave! That one spot in the house that is all his, where there are no flower arrangements, decorative pillows, or doilies. A room where bigger is better when it comes to flat screen TVs and stereo speakers. An oasis where neon signs and auto parts store calendars qualify as artwork and your favorite team’s uniform sets your color palette. This bunker serves to grant you a reprieve from your day to day responsibilities, where sports and cars, music and the great outdoors are the topics of choice while chicken wings and pizza are common fare. And it serves as a haven to your foosball or air hockey table, pinball machine, or beer can collection, since these are crown jewels in a man cave yet not welcomed in any other room in the house.
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!
IS IT SPRING YET?
February can seem like a long month. The days are still short, the weather is cold and skies are often gray throughout much of the country. The Team at Curtain-Tracks is here to help cheer you up and beat those winter blues with an outdoor project that will motivate you and get you wishing for sunny skies!
ENJOY THE OUTDOORS
We often talk to customers that share a common dilemma - how can they use curtains tracks and curtains outside so they can enjoy their yard even during wind, rain or scorching afternoon sun? A simple solution that allows you to enhance your outdoor living space includes adding curtain tracks and curtains along a pergola. Our 6100 flexible curtain track is durable and holds up well, even in inclement weather. We recommend pairing it with the 6152 ceiling cartridges and our 6111 carriers because, like the 6100 track, they stand up well in the outdoor elements. Simply add curtains (a heavier canvas curtain is effective and looks great) and when not in use, simply tie them back at the corners.
If you don’t have a pergola and instead prefer to spend time in a summer room or 2-seasons room, extend the use of the room by adding curtain tracks and curtains. They will allow protection from wind and shade from the sun. Plus, adding durable curtains in a fun color can enhance the look of the entire room.
After you order your products, you may seem a bit overwhelmed. You can relax. We have simple instructions on our website and if you still have installation questions, our friendly customer service team is here to help. Just give them a call or send them an email.
ARE YOU READY?
So as you dream of spring, why not get started on this project now (visit our blog for inspiration!) so you can enjoy every bit of the season? Measure your space, order your curtain tracks (don't forget the carriers and end stops), order curtains and tie backs, and you will be on your way!
Don't hesitate to contact us with questions! Call us toll free: (888) 434-7444.