You know the sound floor to ceiling curtains make in a hotel room when you open them in the morning? Or how about the sound of privacy curtains closing when you need to visit a doctor? It’s the sound of seamlessness… curtains easily gliding along a high-quality track with high-quality carriers.
Now, let us ask you another question. Do you know the sound curtains make when getting stuck on a curtain track as you try to open them or pull them closed? We are talking about that sound they make when they get stuck along the track in a weird groove or where two tracks are connected. Frustrating, right?
EASY = GOOD
We aren’t sure about you, but we prefer when the curtains glide easily along a track. Let’s face it: opening and closing curtains shouldn’t be something you even think about, let along get angry over if they don’t move as easily as they should. That’s where Curtain-Tracks can help.
WHO DO YOU TRUST?
If you are thinking of installing curtain tracks in your home or office and decide to visit various online businesses, we encourage you to do some checking on the products before you buy them. Make sure you are buying from a reputable company (Curtain-Tracks has been in business since 2007) and that the products are high quality. Also, make sure they have a strong customer support team who can guide you through the buying and installation process. Our customer support specialists walk you through your project, helping you with everything from how to correctly measure the space to ordering the correct products.
We would love to be your #1 choice for curtain-tracks, curtains and hardware. If we can be of assistance, please give us a call at 888-434-7444.
TIME TO STRETCH
At Curtain-Tracks, we offer quality products that include curtain tracks, carriers, end stops, hooks and curtains. But did you know we also carry products that are extremely useful but aren’t curtains, curtain tracks or drapery hardware? We offer several handy items that we think you will love and one of them includes our bungee cords.
NOT YOUR REGULAR BUNGEE CORD
This isn't just a bungee cord, it's a little different than the standard cord you find at a hardware store. Our bungee cords are a corded loop with a single chrome-colored hook at the end. It is ten inches long and can stretch to twice its length. The beauty about our bungee cords is they are very secure and the loop allows the cord to be wrapped around an object (like a pole or frame), or through a hole (like a grommet). The hook is then put through the hoop and hooked to the other side, making it extra secure.
SO MANY USES
Many of our customers use these bungee cords to secure large tarps, boat covers, tie-downs for pick-up beds, tents and awnings. If you add our EasyKlip Banner and Tarp Clips, you can easily hang signs and banners. Available in white or black, they come 10 per pack.
Speaking of our EasyKlip Banner and Tarp Clips, they grip tarps, clear poly, velour, muslin and countless other materials & fabrics, quickly and easily with a permanent hold. Available in white or black, they are ideal for tarp repair, tarp grommet replacement, hanging banners, suspending signs or anytime you need a clip to get a grip on material. The heavier the load - the greater the grip!
MORE THAN JUST TRACKS
We are always excited to talk about our curtain tracks and drapery hardware but we also love sharing information on our other great products like our bungee cords and EasyKlip Banner and Tarp Clips. Surf around our website to learn more about all of our products. You might come across an item that you just have to have!
When it comes to choosing curtains for your windows, how do you know which style you should choose? A single panel for your window, or dramatic curtains, or perhaps contrast curtains, etc.? The possibilities are endless. Here we will tackle a few different options that hopefully will make the decision making process a bit easier.
SINGLE CURTAIN PANELS
A single curtain panel can create a simple look to a room but also be functional when closed. Keep it closed or simply pull it open by simply sweeping it to the side. To add a finished look to your window, you can have custom tie-backs made (we can help!). Curtain tie-backs add that polished look and can create a simple yet elegant touch to any room. They are especially effective with floor-to-ceiling curtains and curtains used on sliding glass doors.
If you are looking to create a dramatic look with curtains hung on ceiling mount curtain tracks, especially in a more formal space such as a living room, Interior Decor Trends suggests, "The living room curtains can also be an aesthetic accent to take the viewer by surprise. If the living room is spacious and bright enough, you can opt for dramatic blackout curtains in dark color. The same goes for the living room in white or the one with light wood furniture. Velvet and other thick fabrics add even more dramatic effect to this design."
Another current curtain trend (pun intended) Decor Aid shares are contrasting colors on eclipse curtains. They suggest, "Look for contrasting drapes that boast a strong color juxtaposed with a warm neutral for a stylishly layered look with ease. And as contrasting window treatments lend a modern spirit to any room, pair them with minimal fittings for a clean and polished look, and go for colors you know you won’t tire of quickly."
UP TO YOU
There are so many possibilities when it comes to decorating your windows and we just covered three. You can find more ideas and inspiration on our blog, on our Pinterest page, or please feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team! 1-888-465-0274.
For those customers who have expressed an interest in a metal end stop that is compatible with the 88001 privacy cubicle tracks, also know as hospital tracks, we are pleased to introduce the 88136 Metal End Stop. This end stop, with its metallic silver finish, provides an alternative to the off-white plastic 88132 End Cap with Removable Gate that has been offered on Curtain-Tracks.com for quite some time.
FABULOUS FRENCH DOORS
French doors are fabulous for many reasons but the one reason we love most is that they let the sun shine in! Daylight savings time is here and that means there will be fewer hours of daylight and we want to take advantage of the sun as much as we can during the dreary winter months.
MAKE THEM EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL
Even though French doors are already beautiful, sometimes you need a bit of privacy so we like to capitalize on this beauty by adding gorgeous curtains. A simple set of sheers on a simple curtain track can be a gorgeous compliment but if you would like more privacy, a set of heavier fabric curtains over a sheer is a great way to “close off” the room when needed. If you want something even heavier, our Eclipse Light-Blocking Curtains are a great option for privacy and room darkening, with the added bonus of sound-absorbing, too. These are particularly useful if you are one of those lucky souls who have a set of French doors in your bedroom.
Any of our popular ceiling curtain tracks will work well with your French doors, especially since some of our tracks can even be recessed into the ceiling, creating a seamless floor to ceiling look that adds visual height to the door and allows you to treat the whole area as one design element. And of course, the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is also a good choice as it can be mounted on the wall or ceiling and bent by hand into curved or angled shapes. Just add our high-quality drapery hardware, including curtain carriers and gliders to allow the curtains to be opened and closed smoothly and quietly and your French doors will not only be beautiful but also functional!
For more design ideas and inspiration for your French doors, be sure to visit us on Pinterest!
When anyone ends up in the hospital, they want to have confidence in their doctors, nurses, staff and the facility where these professionals work. The reality with hospital rooms is that they see heavy traffic and endure a lot of use and abuse. Sometimes it’s the little things that patients may notice about their hospital room, and below we cite the perfect example.
Sure, we applaud the ingenuity of the person that stuffed a rubber glove into the end of the track to keep the carriers from falling out. However, replacing the end stop is a quick and inexpensive fix and it would go great lengths to improve the appearance of the hospital room and help to inspire that confidence all patients seek.
Curtain-Tracks.com offers two Privacy Cubicle Track End Stops that would do the job in this particular case, and it’s only a $2 fix!
While they are at it, it looks like the hooks on their carries are bent and could stand to be replaced. Some may be missing since the end stop failed. Curtain-Tracks.com has got them covered there as well with several hospital track carriers available including what is shown in the picture above.
We love all things French: French wine, French chocolate, French fries…but we digress. French doors make it into our top-ten list of favorite French things for good reason. These entryways originated in France several hundred years ago as large windows with a frame that opened, and had a purely practical purpose – they let in light to areas that needed it before electricity was invented. Luckily, in this case, necessity was the mother of style. Far from becoming obsolete after the invention of the light bulb, these beautiful entryways have flourished and become a coveted addition to the modern home.
LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN
When members of the Curtain-Tracks team travel, our eyes automatically go to the window in the hotel room, the curtain tracks, curtains and wand. We’re naturally curious. We want to see how that particular hotel chooses to decorate their guest rooms as well as the overall functionality of the products. We’ve seen some interesting things. For example, on a recent trip to a casino resort, a Curtain-Tracks team member noticed the beautifully appointed room, the heavy duty black out curtains, and the handy wand to pull the curtains closed. But when it was time for bed and the curtains were drawn closed, it was painfully obvious (by the neon lights streaming into the room) that the curtains didn’t close properly due to a missing carrier.
You may think, “What’s one missing carrier?” One missing carrier can be all that is keeping you from a solid night of sleep. When light streams into the room, especially when you prefer complete darkness, it’s distracting. We get it, it happens. Perhaps the hotel staff didn’t notice this issue - after all, they are most likely in the room doing maintenance and cleaning it only during daytime hours. But if you find yourself in a situation like this while at home, we can help.
ALL THE IMPORTANT PARTS
Carriers are an important piece of the curtain track system. A quality carrier keeps your curtains gliding easily on the track and when used properly and in all the right places on your curtains, can help keep even the smallest sliver of light out of your room. Our Master Carriers and Wand Kit is specifically designed for this. It offers superior stability and overlap of curtains when drawn. That means no light will shine in at night! This kit includes a left and right master carrier and two 36 inch clear acrylic wands with clips for easy attachment.
We have a wide variety of carriers for you to choose from and if you are missing a carrier from an already existing curtain track system, chances are, we have what you need. If we don’t, we are glad to help you locate the right product. After all, we care about all of our customers and hope you all sleep soundly tonight!
We obviously carry a lot of quality curtain tracks, curtains, carriers, end stops, wands, and a variety of additional hardware and accessories, but we also carry sturdy bungee cords. Our bungee cords are available in white and black and are 10 inches in length but stretch to double its length. They work exceptionally well when it comes to securing items. What types of items, you ask? We'd love to tell you!
Our bungee cords are frequently used to secure large tarps, tents and awnings, boat covers, tie-downs for pick-up beds, plus so much more. How many times have you gone to the hardware store and purchased a large item that required you to bungee down your trunk for the drive home? These bungee cords would have come in handy!
Not only are these bungee cords great for tying down items, they are also frequently used by business owners who use them to secure their retail banners. The corded loop with the single hook lets you wrap the cord around an object, like a pole or frame, then through the grommet of the banner, making them incredibly secure, even in challenging weather.
When it comes to securing a banner or holding down a trunk, or covering items like a boat or the bed of a pick-up truck, these bungee cords are the very best on the market. Give them a try!
NOT THE END
End Stops are recommended to be used on each end of a curtain track. They keep carriers or glides on the track and can be used to anchor the curtain at the end or in the middle of the curtain track as needed. On our website under the Hardware & Accessories tab, if you click on End Stops, you will find several that you can choose from.
A FAN FAVORITE
One of our favorites is the 88136 End Stop. The 88136 Metal End Stop is compatible with the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track (Hospital Track), an aluminum track with silver satin finish commonly used in hospitals and clinics for privacy curtains. These End Stops have a metallic silver finish, are sold individually, and additional screws are not required. They are super easy to use!
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?
If this isn't the exact end stop style you are looking for, we offer several additional choices available. Please don't hesitate to consult with a Curtain-Tracks team member to get expert advice and helpful hints. Give them a call at (888) 434-7444 and they will be happy to help!
For 46 years, General Shelters’ experienced team has been creating buildings. They can build for almost any need, from basic storage to specialized custom orders. With a strong emphasis on quality, their products are available in various styles and colors to accommodate any need. For a recent project, they contacted us for curtain tracks, hardware and accessories for bunk beds and sent us some pictures of the finished project. We think they look great!
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THE IMPORTANCE OF EVENT MARKETING
As a business owner, you may always feel like you are trying to outrun your competition and you may do that by advertising, having a stronger social media presence or by being involved in events. All of these strategies can be effective but when it comes specifically to event marketing, Marketo, a company dedicated to marketing, offers this advice, "In today’s buyer-empowered world, marketers need to seize every opportunity to build relationships, generate goodwill, and earn the trust of prospective buyers and customers. The modern consumer wants more than a pitch when evaluating solutions or making purchasing decisions. Events offer a unique opportunity for them to interact with brands to get a firsthand sense of a company’s focus, perspective, and personality. Event marketing needs to be an integral part of the demand generation mix, and a strategic combination of offline and online events are essential to any company’s bottom line. Every year, trade show season rolls around and those in the healthcare, automotive and education industries (plus so many others) attend and exhibit at these trade shows. For those who have an exhibit booth, the goal is stand out from the competition."
At most trade shows, a standard booth space is 10 x 10 square feet and that's it. To make the most of your presence at a trade show (and the most out of your investment), you want to create a booth that will stop trade show attendees in the aisle and make them want to engage and learn more about your company. One way to do this is to create a frame around your booth space. The elevated look of the booth will attract attention. Then, add the 4108 Bendable I-Beam Curtain Track. This track is available in silver or black anodized aluminum and can be hand bent to accommodate the booth structure. Next, add curtains to the track. Depending on the industry of your business, your other booth decor and the theme of your space, it will help determine the style of curtains to hang in your booth. For example, if you are an interior designer at a home improvement show, you may want to demonstrate the versatility of curtain tracks as well as your decorating style by showcasing curtains with a beautiful pattern. If you are looking to stay within the colors of your company's brand, add curtains that reflect that.
CURTAINs SERVE MANY PURPOSES
Adding curtains to your trade show booth can be beneficial in several ways. They can be pulled back and tied when the show is open or, you can decide to close them if you are having a business development meeting with a potential client. Another idea is to pull them closed after booth hours to help deter any trade show stragglers from being tempted to take an extra giveaway!
Gone are the days of old, boring trade show booth displays. You have invested time and money to attend the trade show to grow your business so you might as well make an impression! Ready to start working on your booth design? Let us know if we can help!
As restaurants transition from being closed or operating with “Take-Out Only” service, many owners are thinking long and hard about how best to safely open following the COVID-19 outbreak. Many are changing their operating procedures to incorporate additional sanitation efforts, incorporating personal protection equipment (PPE), and maintaining spacing to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
One example of some creative thinking by a restaurant owner in North Canton, Ohio is the use of transparent curtains between tables. Because the Twisted Citrus dining area is relatively small, it prevented the tables from being separated by the prescribed six feet. The restaurant owner decided to suspend working transparent vinyl curtains between each table. This allows diners to feel safely separated from other parties while not feeling confined while they ate.The vinyl curtains can be wiped down frequently and washed each evening. While they utilized a simple PVC pipe to hang these see-through curtains, a track option would provide a more refined look and improve upon this particular solution.
Photo Credit: Fox8.com
If you are considering an implementation of divider curtains in your restaurant, Curtain-Tracks.com can be your source to make that happen. We offer track systems that can be ceiling mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Drop chains can also be utilized to reduce the height of the curtains required while dealing with high ceilings in the restaurant. In addition, Curtain-Tracks.com offers commercial grade transparent vinyl curtains, as well as anti-microbial fabric curtains in a wide range of styles and colors. These are all options to help quickly deploy divider curtains in your dining area.
Our knowledgeable sales staff is at the ready to discuss your project and help you select the hardware and divider curtain combination that will best suit your needs. We all want to be safe while getting back to normal and supporting our local eateries. This may be one way to help establish trust with your clientele while increasing your immediate sales.
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Netflix, Hulu, Disney, Amazon Prime Video… all household names during the COVID-19 pandemic as families are staying home binge watching original tv shows as well as some old classics. And according to TV Guide, June is sprawling with some new Must-See options. As you spend more time with family watching some of your favorites, why not improve the experience by upgrading your home theatre?
Adding (or replacing) draperies can create a fabulous Hollywood feel to your room. Add curtains along the walls, in front of your large screen and pull them closed when a movie is not being shown, or add them to any walls with windows to help keep the light out. Theatre type curtains also help absorb sound and will create a real-life movie theatre experience as the surround sound of your favorite flick reverberates throughout the room. Your neighbors will be jealous – from at least 6’ feet away.
To create an authentic movie theatre feel, start with curtain tracks. We suggest checking out the 6200 I-Beam curtain track. This aluminum track can be mounted to the ceiling or wall and is available in two lengths: 8 foot length + 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). Add the 6210 Metal Wheel Block Carriers With Nylon Wheels and you will be able to smoothly open and close your theatre curtains all day, and all night long. Once you have the tracks installed, it's time to think about the curtains. Selecting the perfect curtain can be a challenge. We suggest checking out a new option that we are offering - the Apollo and Veil blackout curtains, available in black, beige, light grey and navy. To learn more, give us a call at (888) 465-0274.
Whether you are planning on watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when it comes out on Netflix June 1 or Miss Snake Charmer being released June 4 on Hulu, isn’t now the perfect time to tackle a DIY project and upgrade your home theater? And when it is all done, grab a box of candy and some buttered popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy some screen time.
Food trucks have increasingly grown in popularity over the past few years, and why wouldn't they? Food being cooked in a mobile vehicle - how cool is that?! A "Food Truck" can be almost any kind of vehicle: a trailer, school bus, shuttle bus, or just a plain ol' truck. The inside of food trucks can also vary from owner to owner and often depend on the type of cuisine that is being served up. However, most have a refrigerator and a stove and the rest of the truck is packed with boxes of non perishable food and serving items. All of that extra, but necessary, stuff, can be cumbersome and get in the way and if a food truck has a lot of windows, guests can see the disarray of these items and as the old saying goes, perception is reality. If a food truck looks unorganized, cluttered and basically unkempt, the perception could be that it isn't sanitary and who wants to order food from a place like that? Food trucks owners - you can relax. There is a solution - cover those windows!
Curtain-Tracks can create custom curtains for your vehicle, no mater the make or model. Customers can choose from a variety of custom fabrics and materials (to match or coordinate with your brand) and that will work perfectly for window curtains, divider curtains, and even windshield wrap around curtains. These customized curtains have many awesome features including:
- Superior Stain and Odor Release Properties
- Machine washable or Dry Clean
- 100% flame retardant. Meets NFPA 701, MSVSS-302 standards
AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED
Not only can we help you with custom curtains for your vehicle, we have everything else you need, including: curtain tracks, end stops and carriers. We even have EasyKlip Tarp and Banner Clips to help you advertise your business! Ready to get started? You can give us a call at 888-465-0274 or simply start by filling out this form on our website.