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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

A Beautiful Bay Window

SO MANY STYLES

New windows not only look fantastic, they also add value to a home. There are many styles to choose from including double hung, casement, awning, picture, and one of our personal favorites, the bay window. Bay windows provide more interior space because they protrude out from the house. Oftentimes, they are a combination of windows such as a stationary window with double hung windows on the sides. The most common inside angles are 90, 135 and 150 degrees, though you can find triangular bay windows of two windows set at 120 degrees. A bay window is gorgeous, especially when it has some window accessories, such as sheers or curtains.

MAKING IT LOOK GREAT

We often speak with customers about ways to add curtain tracks and curtains to a bay window. It’s quite simple really: use our 6100 Flexible Curtain Track. This incredibly versatile track is sold by the foot and it allows long continuous lengths for curved or angled applications, but can also be used for straight applications. Made of white PVC with an internal metal spine, it can be installed on a ceiling or wall. It can be bent by hand without compromising strength and is perfect for use on bay windows.

IT’S THE BEST FOR A REASON

The 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is our most popular track for good reason. Not only is it inexpensive, but because it can be bent by hand, it allows you to have complete control of the track location as well as manage the angles. That means that no matter the size or style of your beautiful bay window, this track is the best choice when it comes to hanging curtains.

Check out our Gallery for project photos or read more on our blog for tips and tricks. You can also call our friendly customer service team with any questions. We are here to help! 888-434-7444

4 years ago

Tackle A Home Project This Winter

DOWN TIME

As 2018 comes to a close, you might find yourself taking some extra vacation days before the end of the year. If you have some down time over the next few weeks and are wondering what you should do, it might be a good time to tackle a home project.

TACKLE A PROJECT

If you are looking to create a storage space in a basement or garage to conceal all of those Christmas gifts, convert your basement to the coolest movie room in the neighborhood, designate a space as a man cave so you can watch football all day long, or add bunk curtains or a room divider to your kid's room to keep the peace, look no further. At Curtain-Tracks, we offer, no surprise, curtain tracks plus all the accessories needed for all of these projects plus so many others. And if you aren’t a “handy person", no worries! The friendly customer service team at Curtain-Tracks is here to help you every step of the way.


NEED IDEAS?

Looking for some ideas and inspiration for your next home project? Check out our image gallery or visit us on Pinterest. Don’t forget - if you complete a project, we would love to see your pictures! You can email them to us at info@curtaintracks.com.


Happy holidays and happy new year!


4 years ago

Find Us On Social Media

HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE

At Curtain-Tracks, we love sharing our products, customer testimonials, and project ideas so much that you can find us just about anywhere on the World Wide Web!


FACEBOOK

Check us out on Facebook for information on the latest products such as carriers, brackets, and of course, our wide variety of curtain tracks. If you visit on Facebook, look through our photo gallery and if you are a satisfied Curtain-Tracks customer, we would love to have you leave us a review!


PINTEREST

On Pinterest, you will find over 40 Boards and 600 Pins of design inspiration! Our Boards cover bathroom shower ideas, curtains in bedrooms, sunroom curtain tracks and curtains, and even adding curtain tracks in boats, RVs and Motorhomes! That's A LOT of inspiration!!



INSTAGRAM

We are new to Instagram but so far, we love this social media platform! Visit us for even more photos of projects featuring curtain tracks and accessories.


TWITTER AND PHOTO GALLERY

Curtain-Tracks is also on Twitter and if you haven't visited our Photo Gallery on our website, you are missing out.


CONNECT WITH US

We enjoy connecting with our customers and would love to have you follow us on social media!

4 years ago

Keeping Out The Light With Arena Curtains

PLAY BALL

We are in the height of basketball season and have had the pleasure of working with arenas and colleges across the country. A Curtain-Tracks team member recently attended a college game (unfortunately her team lost - it's been a tough year!), but she noticed the curtain tracks that were at every entrance from the concourse area to the arena. Each entrance was equipped with fantastic curtain tracks!

MUSIC IS IN THE AIR

For sporting events, the curtains on these tracks are pulled open and to the side. You may not even notice them. For concerts however, these curtains get pulled closed once the performance starts. There’s a good reason for this! The curtains (which are often eclipse curtains), when closed shut, help keep sound from traveling and also block out light. When there is a concert, these curtains are especially helpful to create an environment that is dark except for the light on the stage.


QUALITY PRODUCTS

Oftentimes, arenas and stadiums will use the 84004 Ball Bearing Curtain Track. It is a strong aluminum track that is available in 8 foot sections and can handle tugging and pulling on the curtains from the ushers. Add smooth rolling ball bearing carriers and eclipse curtains, and the look is complete.


LOOK AROUND

The next time you visit an arena, look to see if they use curtain tracks and thick, light blocking curtains to keep the sound from the concourse from traveling into the arena, and vice versa. You might just see some of our products!

3 years ago

Window Design Trends

LET THE LIGHT IN

When it comes to your home, one feature that is often overlooked are windows. If you are looking to bring upscale style to your home, try some of these trends from Epic Home Ideas.


BAY WINDOWS

Bay windows are classic and allow natural light into a home. They open up the space and are most commonly used in front living rooms but are becoming increasingly popular in other spaces such as bedrooms and even in kitchen breakfast nooks. Adding curtain tracks to a bay window is easier than ever when you use Flexible Curtain Track 6100. This flexible track can be used for curved or angled applications, but also for straight applications, making it perfect for bay windows. It can bent by hand without compromising strength and can be mounted to the ceiling or wall. To learn more about bay windows and different applications, check out the Bay Windows section on our blog for several articles featuring a variety of products.


ADDING MORE WINDOWS

Another popular home design trend is actually adding windows to your home. Adding windows opens up a room and can even make a space feel larger. Not only will it allow in tons of natural light but creating a wall of windows can feel like you are letting the outside inside. So even in colder climates, you can enjoy nature from the comforts of the inside of your home but be sure to choose quality insulated windows that will be energy efficient.


WINDOW TREATMENTS

Window treatment trends continue to include adding lush floor to ceiling curtains to windows. A beautiful pattern on curtains that compliments your interior design style can go a long way to complete the look of a room. Our ceiling mount curtain track selection is sure to help you with your project. Ceiling mount curtain tracks are designed to be mounted to the ceiling and can be screwed directly into the ceiling using mounting holes or they can be attached with ceiling mount hardware such as clips, clamps, brackets, or retainers.


Staying up to date on current design and window trends can be overwhelming but we hope you find these suggestions helpful as you look to refresh the look of your home!

3 years ago

Creating Privacy In A Dorm Room

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Summer is coming to a close and that means college students are moving in for the first time or returning to school in just a few short weeks. Dorm rooms historically haven't been particularly glamorous but colleges and universities are making vast updates to their housing options to attract more students. Even with the addition of private rooms and apartment-style living, the traditional dorm room still exists. This type of room usually consists of bunk beds, a couple desks and dressers and they don’t have a lot of frill, or privacy, for that matter. For those who live in a dorm room such as this, creating a space with a bit of privacy isn’t completely out of the question.

MOVING IN

We have worked with students across the country to create this privacy by adding curtain tracks and curtains to their bunk beds. Adding curtains to a bunk bed can create a comfortable study space and help eliminate distractions (like your roommate).The curtains can be pulled closed to keep light from coming in, especially for any mid afternoon naps! If eclipse curtains are used, they not only block out light, they help absorb sound. That's a win-win!


PRIVATE SPACE

For a project like this, our ceiling-mounted curtain tracks will work to transform your bunk or loft into your private space. These tracks can be installed directly into the ceiling if you have a loft, you can use clamps if your room has a drop ceiling, or you can add them in the frame of a bunk bed to cover the bottom bunk. After the track is installed, add our Bunk Bed Privacy Curtains. This awesome fabric is not only machine washable, it also blocks 98% of light. They are 48 inches wide and 36 inches tall and are available in beige, navy and black. But if you need different sizing, simply give us a call and we can make custom curtains for you!

SCHOOL'S IN SESSION

As unconventional as adding curtains to a bunk bed or loft may sound, it provides a solution that can help students get through the school year. Let us help you with your project. Give us a call at (888) 465-0274 to speak with one of our friendly customer service team members!



3 years ago

3 Tips To Create A Home Office

Did you know 18% of the workforce works from home? That's almost 2 out of every 10 people! With coronavirus hitting the United States in March, that number has increased dramatically. Now as businesses look to return to a "new normal", they are evaluating the effectiveness of remote employees vs. having a physical office space for their team. Studies show that employees that work from home can be just as productive, if not more so, than those who work in an office space. In fact, one study cites that 77% reported higher productivity as remote work allows for more flexibility with work schedules. If your temporary work from home situation has become permanent, do you have an office space that encourages productivity and is equipped to enable success?


You may have been on a Zoom call with a colleague who is working remote and noticed a child or dog in the background. Perhaps they are in a space that is clearly the kitchen table or a bedroom. For those who have not anticipated their office space to reside in their home for months on end, they may not be properly equipped in a space that is best suited to be successful. To transition a space into a home office, there are some factors to consider:

1. Does the space allow for privacy?

2. Is there ample light and strong connectivity for technology?

3. Is the size large enough that it can fit all needed equipment but not be distracting?


PRIVACY

For the first point and if the space allows for privacy, if your new home office is located in a public area like a kitchen, distractions can be at a peak. Moving your office to a basement if available or a guest room with a door, will allow you focus with less interruptions. For a basement, consider adding curtain tracks and curtains around a space that will be designated at "the office". Curtains can be closed when you need privacy for a call or open when you are heads down working on a project. One evening and weekends, close those curtains again so kids are discouraged from wandering over to your space. If you have a drop ceiling, the 85000 track system along with 85510 Drop Ceiling Clips work well together.

LIGHTING

When it comes to ample light, if your new office doesn't have access to windows, invest in quality light fixtures and desk lamp. It is important to create a comfortable space where you can easily spend 8 hours a day. The same does for internet connection. Best Buy offers several options to ensure fast internet connectivity.


SPACE

Finally, is the space large enough that you can fit a desk and ergonomically fit chair? Sitting on a wood chair at the kitchen table could be a temporary solution to working at home but if you are at home for the long run, consider investing in an office chair that will be comfortable. Your new office space should be able to accommodate the proper equipment for your new workspace.


If your work from home situation has been extended to 2021 or beyond, take the time to make your space comfortable, functional and equipped for success.


2 years ago

Loft Living

DOWNTOWN LIVING

For some who were born and raised in suburbs and neighborhoods, when a new job calls for a move, they consider downtown living as an option. A recent study done by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance shows the population in Downtown Cleveland has grown 48% between 2013 and 2018. Many move to cities not only for the change of pace and scenery, but they also are attracted to the close proximity to sporting events, restaurants, and attractions. The amenities that come along with city living can be great but when it comes to the actual size of the new home, several people choose to downsize. Many choose something completely opposite from the traditional home that they may be accustomed to, such as a loft.

TALL CEILINGS

Lofts offer tall ceilings and wide-open spaces which can make even the smallest apartment or condo feel larger. With a loft, you can make whatever you want out of the space including creating individual living areas with furniture set-up, rugs, and curtains or partitions to create more privacy and space. Looking to create a separate space for your bedroom? Adding the 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track to your ceiling will allow you to properly divide your space when you add floor to ceiling curtains. This track is made for heavy applications and is compatible with 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers. Love those tall windows and all that natural light but looking for some occasional privacy? The 3120 track can work for that as well.

COOLEST KID IN TOWN

Lofts can be super cool places to live and entertain. If you decide to make the move, Curtain-Tracks can help you make your new home the coolest place on the block.


1 year ago

A Simple Feature With A Big Impact

RELAX

A recent visit to a spa showed several safety measures in place: masks worn by all, hand sanitizing stations, socially distanced markers on the floor, and plexiglass dividers at the main check-in desk. All these precautions that now seem so normal, made the experience no less enjoyable. In fact, it was quite pleasant having the opportunity to visit a spa, safely.

JUST WAIT

An observation at this particular spa was the waiting area near the hair salon. The space boasted floor-to-ceiling windows that allowed natural light to stream through from space to space. The open floor plan was welcoming and allowed guests to see many different areas from the front door, including a small shop selling products, the front desk, and a hair salon.

GORGEOUS

On the large windows we noticed the subtle curtain tracks, carriers, and curtain sheers. Simple. Elegant. Beautiful. While the curtains did provide a touch of privacy, the main function was to soften the look of the lobby while also allowing light to reach the adjoining spaces.

ELEGANT

Even with all the social distancing guidelines, the waiting area was still extremely comfortable with seating areas placed at 6’ distances. The simple touch of adding curtain tracks and sheer panels to the windows in the waiting area was just another welcoming factor. It created a high-end, elegant feel. A simple addition with a big impact.

LOVE IT

You don’t have to go “over the top” when designing your space, whether that be a spa, business or home. Curtain-Tracks can help you create a welcoming space that you, and your guests, will love.

1 year ago

Bathroom Upgrade with Beaded Chains

A Curtain-Tracks customer recently sent in some photos of her new and improved bathroom. She ordered her track from us as well as bead chains, carriers, and an extra-long liner. This is what she had to say about her experience.

I ordered this track and bead chain for our guest bath. I could not be more pleased with the look and quality of your product. The sales staff on the phone were more than helpful and guided me through the whole process. The track, rollers, bead chain, and extra-long liner came quickly and the price was very reasonable. I now have a shower area that is not only functional but looks amazing."

Thanks, Denise Q.

Thank you, Denise, for sharing your photos and positive feedback. Your finished bathroom looks amazing and we are glad we could help.

If you need assistance with a home improvement project, be sure to call the friendly team at Curtain-Tracks. We are here to offer guidance and help you every step of the way. (888) 434-7444


1 year ago

FMCA Commercial Member - Curtain-Tracks.com

Curtain-Tracks.com is a leading supplier of light duty curtain tracks for various applications in motorhomes, travel trailers, campers and recreational vehicles (RVs).  The uses vary, but our curtain tracks are commonly used for window curtains, shower curtains, bunk curtains, and divider/privacy curtains to provide temporary seclusion in an open floor plan.   Our curtain and drapery hardware can be used in RV and trailer projects ranging from replacement of broken or missing parts in modern RVs to fully outfitting restored vintage trailers.

12 years ago

Quality + Customer Service = Curtain-Tracks


QUALITY AND MORE CHOICES

At Curtain-Tracks we believe quality and customer service are two areas that set specialty stores like us apart from big-box competitors. You see, we really know our stuff because it’s all we do. By narrowing our focus to curtains and tracks, we become experts in our field. That means making a product that will last, and offering more choices and high quality options for our customers. It also means that you are not alone in choosing the right hardware for your project; we are here to help every step of the way!



YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

We won’t knock our competitors. But we think we have found a great combination selection, affordability and quality. The curtains, tracks, and glides offered at the larger stores are not meant to last. They are meant to get you back into the store at some point, to replace the track that just didn’t last. This leaves you spending even more of your hard earned money for a replacement product. Not fun. Our products come with a warranty that will give you peace of mind, knowing that if anything stops working during normal use, we will send you a replacement at no charge to you. That’s the kind of quality assurance you get with a small specialty store like Curtain-Tracks.


WE KNOW OUR STUFF

Because curtains and tracks are all we do at Curtain-Tracks, we really know our products. We know the specs of each of our products, so we know how much weight a particular track can handle, and we know which carriers won’t rust if you use them outside. We know which gliders will give you the smoothest opening and closing, and we know which tracks can be bent by hand and which ones can't be bent. What does this mean for you? It means we can guide you through just about any project with our expertise. It means we know the right questions to ask and the right product to do the job right, the first time.


BUT, WHAT IF I GET IT WRONG?

On the small chance that you don’t wind up with a product you love, don’t worry! We offer a generous return policy. If you receive a product that just doesn’t look right or work properly, you can send it back to us. We request that you call us first, for two reasons: 1. So we know to look for your package; and 2. So we can help guide you to a product that will meet your needs.


WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?

We think our products are a low-risk, high-reward investment. We give you high quality at an affordable price, which is the best combination we can offer in retail. We are so passionate about curtains and tracks, we even put it in our name (Now that's dedication!). So, visit out website soon: www.curtain-tracks.com


5 years ago

Curtain-Tracks Helps Four-Seasons Room Find The Happy Temperature


HOT AND COLD

There aren’t many parts of the country that maintain a comfortable temperature year round. We’re looking at you with jealous eyes, San Francisco! For the rest of us, we have four seasons with four very different temperatures. This change in weather can create some interesting challenges.



AN EASY SOLUTION

The fluctuating temperatures can be a challenge for those of us who have an addition on our house or condo. The ever changing temps might keep you from using the four-seasons room in your home because it is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. And when you do decide to use that extra space, your furnace or air conditioning is constantly running because your thermostat is trying to compensate for the difference in temperature. We have a solution that can help. Adding our Eclipse Curtains will not only block light, they are also energy conserving so they also help when it comes to regulating the temperature in your four-seasons room. That means they help keep the cold air outside in the winter and the hot air outside in the summer. That also means a happy thermostat and a comfortable room temperature in a room that you can now enjoy.


MORE THAN ONE USE

Eclipse Curtains are a great feature for any four-seasons room (as mentioned above) that typically has three walls full of windows, because these curtains not only help with maintaining comfortable temperatures, they also block 98% of the light. By blocking the light in a room full of windows, they can help save your furniture from fading thanks to the sun.


WHAT TRACK?

When you are ready to start your project, consider a ceiling mounted Flexible Curtain Track. First, measure the perimeter of your space, then order the appropriate amount of track. Then, do a little math and divide that number by 10 because you will need these ceiling mounted cartridges every ten inches. Last, and the most fun, choose your favorite Eclipse Curtains. If you mount your most colorful and favorite curtains from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, you can drastically change the feeling of the room.


READY TO GET STARTED?

When you are ready to move forward with your project, our customer service representatives are available to answer any questions and we even have installation guides that will make this project a breeze. We get excited just thinking about the possibilities of this project! Send us pictures if you give it a try in your own home.

5 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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