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Finish Off Your French Doors With Curtains


FROM OLD TO NEW

If you are familiar with any of the popular remodeling shows on tv, then you know that an “open concept” is a design element that nearly every homeowner requests. To create this open space, walls are knocked down, support beams are put in place and old single doors are replaced with beautiful French doors that allow more natural light to fill the space. The television designer often then decorates the home in a shabby chic or modern style. When they do this, you will notice that every window has a window treatment, including those French doors. But what about your home and your French doors or sliding glass doors?



SOFTEN THE LOOK

Adding beautiful floor-to-ceiling curtains will warm up any space, and French doors are no exception. To create this look, you simply need a ceiling-mounted curtain track, which we think is the best drapery hardware for dressing a French door. Often, there is very little space from the top of the door to the ceiling so adding a ceiling mounted curtain track is ideal. If you prefer a look where you can’t see the track, some of our tracks can be recessed into the ceiling giving your gorgeous curtains all the focus!If you have a wall of window or several doors that open to the outside, our curtain tracks can even be spliced together as one continuous design element.


PRIVACY PLEASE

Adding curtains to your glass doors not only add a finishing touch to your room, they are functional as well! Simply pull them closed when you need some privacy. If you have French doors in your first floor master suite, consider adding Eclipse light-blocking curtains which help block out light and sound.


ARE YOU READY?

Ready to be an interior designer like the ones on tv? Give us a call and let us help!

5 years ago

Customer Compliment On A Sale Well Done

We always like to get feedback from our customers to help us understand what we are doing well and where we need to make improvements. While some companies are afraid to acknowledge anything negative, we confess that we do get the occasional complaint. Sometimes the issue is our fault, sometimes there is an issue with Fedex or USPS with the product in transit, and sometimes the customer makes a mistake in placing their order. Regardless, we do our best to tackle these challenges and work hard to satisfy the customer. More times than not, customers usually only invest the time and energy to contact us after the sale if there is an issue or problem.

11 years ago

We Love Happy Customers!


GLAD YOU LIKE THEM!

A Curtain-Tracks.com customer, Kristina V., recently ordered our Oxford curtains in Gull for her amazing wall of windows. After she received them and installed them, she emailed us and said, "The color is perfect, as is the length, and quality of fabric. They addressed my issue beautifully. I am definitely going to order other curtains." Thanks for the great review, Kristina! Hearing from our customers is music to our ears. We love that we offer products that can solve a problem, compliment a room, or serve a useful purpose and we think her finished project photos look great (and so is the view)!


THE BEST QUALITY

Our Oxford curtains are made of durable, top quality construction featuring a triple thick 1.5 inch header and Safe-T-Stitching locks in hems and seams. They are also machine washable. If you check out our website and just aren't quite sure what fabrics or colors to purchase, contact us and we will gladly send you samples (like we did with Kristina). We want you to find the perfect product for your project and are more than happy to send samples to help make the process easier.


WHAT'S NEXT?

If Oxford curtains aren't for you, check out our complete list of available curtains. We're sure to have just what you are looking for whether it's for your living room, bathroom, boat, or RV. Once you order your curtains, don't forget your curtain track, carriers and end stops. After you have received your Curtain-Tracks products, you can refer to our handy installation guides found on our website or contact one of our friendly customer service team members should you need assistance. When your project is complete, send us your photos. You just might see them on a blog post or one our Facebook page.






    5 years ago

    Oh, Snap! Using Snap Tape on Curtains

    One of the questions our customers often ask is, “What is the benefit of using the Snap Tape”?  Our 3091 Snap Tape works with several of our carriers.  Snap Tape is made with one inch wide polyester webbing and nickel plated brass snaps spaced 4.25 inches apart.  We offer snap tape by the yard in 3 colors:  White, Black or Gray.  It works by snapping the back of the curtain to your curtain carrier or glide of choice instead of utilizing a hook or pin.  It can help you achieve many different design styles in a snap!

    11 years ago

    Don't Be Intimidated By Tall Windows


    SOPHISTICATED

    We recently stayed in a hotel in downtown Chicago and were immediately impressed with the décor in the lobby. The architecture was stunning and the tall windows with curtain tracks behind the lobby bar were absolutely fantastic. The tall windows drew the eyes up and made the space feel elegant and sophisticated.



    DON’T BE INTIMIDATED

    Decorating tall windows doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can create an elegant look in your own home (even if the ceiling isn’t quite as tall as a hotel lobby), simply by adding the right track. One type of curtain track that is useful for tall windows is our 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track. It has a thicker top wall for added support and is available in Silver or Black anodized aluminum. This track is compatible with 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers.


    ADDING CURTAINS

    Once your tracks are installed, you need to decide on the curtains. Oftentimes, our customers will add a simple set of sheers. This creates some privacy while still allowing light to shine in. To add a more dramatic effect, you can add billowing curtains that can be open or drawn closed. Next, consider the length of your curtains. There are two schools of thought on curtain length: 1.) Curtains just hit the floor, or 2.) Curtains break slightly and extend to the floor 3-4 inches. The second option creates a look that is a bit more relaxed. After you decide on the length, consider the width of the curtains. We suggest curtains have a combined width that is 2 to 2½ times the width of the window which will create fullness even when the curtains are drawn closed.


    READY TO TRY?

    The next time you are in a hotel and notice the elegant tall windows, think about the tracks that are used to design that look and how you can recreate a similar look in your own home. Don’t be intimidated by your tall windows, instead, embrace the decorating possibilities! Our friendly customer service team is here to help you select the right curtain track, hardware and curtains. Call us at (888) 434-7444 or send us an email.

    5 years ago

    Should You Cover Your Curtain Tracks?


    TO COVER OR NOT TO COVER... THAT IS THE QUESTION

    There is the ongoing debate on whether or not you should cover your curtain tracks. Whether your curtain tracks are wall-mounted or ceiling mounted, our tracks look great uncovered. However, should you decide to cover your tracks, what are some options?



    DIFFERENT STYLES

    You will notice that most hotels use curtain tracks above their windows and oftentimes they are ceiling mounted. Most come with a wand so they can easily be opened and closed allowing the carriers to glide smoothly along the track. You will also notice that in most hotels, there is a valance of some sort concealing the curtain track like this hotel in Houston, Texas. We believe the reason they do this is to enhance the décor of the room. We have seen valances made of the same fabric as the curtains, wood valances made with intricate trim, and valances that have a fabric mounted over a frame (cornice box) so it gives a clean sleek look. In fact, we even wrote a post on how to build a cornice box so it fits over the track to hide the hardware even when the curtains are open. Every hotel has a different style.


    WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?

    When you decide to use a curtain track, you should consider what the look is you are going for in the room? If you love a simple style and want the focus to be on your curtains alone, then there is no need to add a valance unless you feel it is an important design element for your room. On the other hand, if you prefer clean lines, perhaps you may want to build a wood valance with crisp trim.

    If you decide to add a valance, what style will you choose? Fabric? Wood? Fabric mounted on a frame? We would love to hear your thoughts. Let us know what style you prefer in the comments. If you are still searching for ideas, visit our Photo Gallery for dozens of design ideas.


    5 years ago

    Making Your Great Room Grand With Curtain Tracks

    GREAT IS GRAND

    Wikipedia says a great room is, “a room inside a house that combines the roles of several more traditional rooms (e.g. the family room, the living room, the study, etc.) into one space. Great rooms typically have raised ceilings, and are usually placed at or near the center of the home.” A feature that is often found in a great room are tall, two-story windows. These grand windows are a focal point allowing in plenty of light. The tricky part about these windows (aside from the difficulty of cleaning them) is deciding how to “dress” them.


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    CREATING A FOCAL POINT

    Adding curtains or sheers is indeed possible and they look fantastic once they are completely installed. This is when we strongly suggest you use a curtain track over a traditional curtain rod. The right curtain track can bear the weight of heavy curtains, and they will be heavy, because that’s a lot of fabric. This also means a sturdy curtain track will support the constant opening and closing of the curtains.

    HEAVY DUTY QUALITY

    If you plan on hanging long drapes, we recommend our 6200 Heavy Duty I-Beam Track. This track can be mounted on the wall or ceiling with brackets, and uses a metal block carrier with nylon wheels. If you have really, really heavy curtain panels, we suggest our 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Track. It can be drilled directly into the ceiling with no brackets and uses large double-wheeled carriers. The type of curtain panel you choose will determine the best hooks for your project. If your curtains have grommets, our inexpensive steel curtain hooks will work well, but if the curtain panel has pleats, our equally inexpensive drapery hooks are a perfect fit.

    THE NEXT STEP

    Now that you have decided to add curtains to your stunning tall windows, you will need a tall ladder, possibly some scaffolding, to get the job done. If this seems daunting, you can call a local handyman who has the proper equipment.

    Don’t be intimidated, instead, be excited! Your great room will look grand with your sturdy curtain tracks and beautiful curtains! Give us a call if we can help, at 888-434-7444.


    4 years ago

    Sloped Ceilings Are No Match For Curtain-Tracks

    Older homes often have a lot of character, like arched entryways, beautiful crown molding, cozy little nooks and sometimes even odd angles. The uniqueness of each older home sometimes poses a decorating challenge, especially when walls aren’t completely symmetrical. When it comes to window treatments, of course we always prefer using curtain tracks over rods, but especially in a home that may have a sloped ceiling; a curtain track will always win.


    OPTION 1 & 2

    Don’t be intimidated by the unevenness of a sloped ceiling. Ceiling-mounted curtain tracks offer a solution. You can install the track directly into the slope of the ceiling but then you need to decide about the curtain panel. You can leave it in a rectangular shape and have the bottom hem follow the angle of the ceiling or you can purchase or make a very long panel and cut it so that it fits the space provided. Either is acceptable, but the first has a bit more of a drawback. 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. The second option of trimming a corner of a long curtain to fit the space 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-which isn’t necessarily bad from a designer standpoint as curtains that pool slightly on the floor are all the rage in the decorator world.

    BEHIND DOOR 3

    There is an option 3. Hanging our 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track offers another option. Suspend the track to make it level. Our suspension parts, compatible with 88001, will allow you to install the track on a sloped ceiling using suspension tubing. Simply cut the tubing to length, and attach one end to the ceiling with the 88204 Ceiling Flange, and connect the other end of the tubing to the track with the 88202 Track Adapters. The tubing is attached by drilling a hole to allow the mounting bolt to pass through the tubing. You will see this method in retail stores, lofts and other establishments where there are extremely high ceilings.

    Nervous? Don't be! Give us a call at 888-434-7444 and we will be happy to assist you.

    4 years ago

    Quick and Easy Does It: Muslin Curtain Tracks for Your Photography Studio

    Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, the proper backdrop is a key component to a great photograph. Muslin curtains make beautiful backdrops, but not if they are piled in a corner collecting dust and wrinkles. Sure, you can roll them up for storage, but what happens when the perfect backdrop is at the bottom of the roll and you have limited time? Let’s be honest….if it’s not easily accessible, it won’t be used, which is money and creativity down the drain.

    9 years ago

    Using Curtain Tracks in Your Trade Show Booth

    It’s trade show exhibiting season and you’ve got goods or services you want to sell. There are customers out there who want to buy them, but you are missing the middle piece. A great product/service trade show booth can bridge the gap between you and your customers by drawing them in and creating an environment that encourages interaction.

    9 years ago

    Encore For Theatre Curtains!

    ENCORE!

    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.


    BRAVO!

    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.


    4 years ago

    Who’s Game for Arena and Stadium Curtains?

    Lately, we’ve been thinking big. Really big. Like, arena big. These thoughts took us all the way to Kansas, where there is no place like…Wichita State University (WSU). We were happy to outfit WSU’s Charles Koch Arena with curtains, curtain tracks, and drapery hardware worthy of the Shockers. Curtains probably aren’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think of heading to an arena to watch a basketball game or concert, or to a stadium to watch football, but they can be very useful in these venues.

    9 years ago

    Enhancing The Look Of A Hotel Lobby

    MAKE A STATEMENT

    Curtain tracks aren't just for window curtains. Many interior designers use fabrics to accent features of a room beyond just the windows. Decorative wall panels are one option, and here, fabric panels were hung with 84004 track and 84106 wheeled snap tape carriers to give this hotel lobby a striking feature while enhancing the look of a traditional column. The corded carriers give the panels a beautiful, consistent ripple fold pleat look.



    FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    The 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track works extremely well for this project. It is a ceiling mount aluminum architectural track that accommodates smooth rolling ball bearing carriers. Available in white or silver, it comes in 8 foot sections which can be mounted end to end for wider spans. Pairing this track with the 84106 Wheeled Snap Carrier, it allows for easy movement. Available in white or black nylon, the snap pendant rotates in a wheeled base. By adding these panels to the columns, the decorator turned the entire look of the hotel lobby around. We think it makes quite the first impression.


    THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

    Whether your project is in a home, hotel, hospital, RV or boat, curtain tracks can be used in many ways. If you are an interior designer and are in need in curtain tracks, hardware or accessories, we would love to help. We also have a "To The Trade" discount program intended for Interior Designers and Architects and we invite you to contact our customer service team at (888) 434-7444 to learn more.


    4 years ago

    Enjoy The Summer With Outdoor Curtain Tracks

    GET OUT AND STAY OUT

    Many people enjoy spending time outdoors long into the fall season. For this reason, several home builders and home owners make the most of their outdoor living space by adding pergolas for extra shade or an outdoor porch covering/roof over their patio or deck to protect from rain. If you are looking for products that can enhance your pergola or porch covering, we have a wide selection of products that work well in the outdoors and are designed and built to withstand and hold up to even the harshest outdoor conditions.


    QUALITY IS OUR MIDDLE NAME

    Adding a curtain track and curtains to a pergola or porch can provide added protection against wind or rain and we pride ourselves on providing products that are the very best. One of these products is the 3118 Aluminum Ceiling Mount Track. It is a silver anodized aluminum curtain track with satin finish. Available in either 8 foot length plus 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total), it mounts to the pergola or roof ceiling and mounting brackets are not required. If you are looking for a heavy duty track, the 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track could be just the product you need. Available in silver or black anodized aluminum it has a thicker top wall for added support. This is a 12 foot track that is cut to 8 feet and 4 feet or 6 feet and 6 feet section for shipping. Perfect for a project that will hold heavy curtains.



    ENHANCE YOUR SPACE

    Curtain tracks and curtains not only provide functionality, they can also enhance the look of your outdoor space. This concept is so popular, we've even written a few blog posts about it. So as the summer starts to wrap up, the leaves begin to change and the temperature drops, now is the perfect time to complete a project like this allowing you to enjoy the outdoors weeks longer than you did in years past. Should you have questions or need assistance in selecting the best products for your project, our team of customer service experts are here to help. Simply give us a call at (888) 434-7444 or email. Happy summer!







    4 years ago

    Fire Prevention Week

    FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

    The National Fire Prevention Association is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards. Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. This year, they recognize Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13. This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one.

    FLAME RETARDANT

    When it comes to having items in your home or workplace that can help prevent a fire from spreading, we recommend our fire resistant curtains. Our Eclipse Light Blocking Curtains are 98% Light Blocking, Sound Absorbing, Energy Conserving, Machine washable, but best of all, 100% flame retardant and they meet NFPA 701 requirements.

    Not only are these curtains flame retardant, they look great as well! We recently received this testimonial from a Curtain-Tracks customer, “Had some very large curtains made for our rental properties. These curtains really do add a rich feel to the space and block the light from the huge wall of windows. They did take a few weeks to get here but it was worth the wait. Will order again.”


    STAYING SAFE

    Take a look around your home or workplace and look for places where a fire could start. Once you identify potential fire hazards, take care of them. Perhaps that means replacing your window treatments with flame retardant materials. If you are looking for fire resistant curtains, please contact our Customer Service team. We are here to help.


    4 years ago

    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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