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 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 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!
Our Wall Mount Curtain Track selection is one of the best around and our customers especially love the Recmar 5400 CurtainMate Curtain Track. The 5400 CurtainMate is a wall mount track and is available in 3 foot sections. The shorter sections of track make it especially useful in RVs that have limited space. However, if you need more track for longer lengths, the track can be joined end to end. The 5400 CurtainMate Track is narrow and only protrudes less than .5 inch away from where it is mounted. This is important because it allows very little light to shine into the RV when the curtains are closed, meaning better sleep for the family!
The CurtainMate Curtain Track has mounting holes spaced every 9 inches and can even be bent to a 15 inch radius horizontally, and vertically 5 inches per 36 inch section. To bend it slightly, all you need to do is heat the track in hot water and bend it gently. It is available in a variety of colors, including: white, brown, gray, black, tan, dark desert and dark slate and works well with 3070 snap carriers (available in white or black) and 5034 end caps, available in the same colors as the CurtainMate track.
When it comes to all of our curtains tracks and accessories, you can expect a high quality product and exceptional, personalized customer service that is second to none. Let us help you with your next project, whether in an RV, truck, boat, workplace or home.
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!
"Say Yes To The Dress" is a popular tv show on TLC featuring women trying on dozens of wedding dresses. Everything from simple under-stated dresses to lavish, over-the-top gowns are tried on as each woman strives to find the perfect one so they can "Say Yes To The Dress"! If you haven't seen this show, it really is quite entertaining. One of the things we have observed over the years is bridal salons have spacious changing rooms but rarely will you see a door. Our best guess is that this is most likely to avoid a several thousand dollar gown getting accidentally smashed in the door as the bride-to-be tries to close it to get changed. This is when curtain tracks come in handy!
TIME TO CHANGE
There are many curtain track options when it comes to changing rooms. Curtain-Tracks.com customer, Tracy Burke, owns bridal shops NY Bride in Charlotte, NC and Syracuse, NY used the 3118 curtain track and 7130 double wheel curtain carriers in her bridal salon. The 3118 curtain track is made of silver anodized aluminum with satin finish and is available in either 8 foot length plus 4 foot length or two 6 foot pieces (12 feet total). It mounts on the ceiling and no mounting brackets are required. The 7130 nylon wheel carriers allow for an easy opening and closing of the changing room curtains and works well with the 3118 curtain track. Whether you own a bridal salon, a large retail store or a boutique, adding curtains to your changing rooms can soften the entire look of your store.
HERE TO HELP
If you are looking for advice or ideas for your business, we would love to help! We have assisted countless store owners with their design challenges and can help you select the track system and drapery hardware that is perfect for your situation. Give us a call! (888) 434-7444
BE THE BEST
Hotels have a lot of competition so attracting guests is a priority. And as a guest, there’s always that slight bit of excitement as you open your hotel room door. Will the room be large? Clean? Updated? Will there be a mini fridge? Large windows? That impression can be dismal if any of the above aren’t met and that includes what the window treatments look like.
ACROSS THE COUNTRY
With every visit to a hotel, look to the windows. You may be surprised how the window treatments and tracks are often the forgotten part of the room. But when a guest enters the room, the eyes scan the space and then look across the room which is most often where the windows are located. The curtains and how they hang can bring delight or disappointment.
If you make any of the design decisions for a hotel or you simply want to create a polished look for your windows like most hotels do, you want to check out our selection of hotel curtain tracks. The best tracks to create this finished look are curtain tracks like the 84003 or 84004 ball bearing carrier tracks, along with the master carriers and wands. The 84003 track is a ceiling or wall mount track and available in white, silver, or black. The 84004 track is a ceiling mount aluminum track available in white or silver that accommodates smooth rolling ball bearing carriers.These high-quality tracks can withstand continued use and allow curtains to overlap when closed to block light and increase privacy.
Whether you want to make a lasting first impression for hotel guests or want to create this look for your own home, we have the curtain tracks, carriers, and hardware you will need for the project. Give us a call: (888) 465-0274!
ALL IN ONE PLACE
At Curtain-Tracks, we have one of the widest online selections of drapery and curtain track systems in the US. We have hundreds of products ranging from curtain tracks and hardware to curtains and wands, all available on our website. And while we offer a wide range of products, we understand that the number of selections can be overwhelming. That is why we have a friendly team of customer service representatives available to answer your questions by phone and by email.kits
EASY AS 1...2...3
We've made it easy to navigate our website so you can easily find tracks, hooks, wands, and more. We have also created ceiling track kits like the 84003 Ceiling Mount Kit. This kit includes everything you need including all the necessary components for a strong 8 foot curtain track with outstanding performance for ceiling mount applications. Available in silver or white and includes one 8 ft track (84003), twenty-eight ball bearing carriers (2 bags - 84100) with steel ball bearings inside wheels that allow for ease of movement, two metal end stops (84132), and six ceiling clips (84152). Simply add a Master Carrier and Wand Kit (84114-Kit) for enhanced performance, or a splicer (84142) to combine kits for longer applications.This kit is perfect for floor-to-ceiling curtains and can be used with sliding glass doors or large windows.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Whether you are looking for a ceiling track kit, replacement parts, or something else, chances are you will find it on the Curtain-Tracks website. When you are done with your project, we would love to see pictures!
CEILING OR WALL?
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE
Calling all interior designers, home stagers, homeowners and anyone who just loves learning about current design trends! Benjamin Moore Paints has announced the Color of the Year and Color Trends for 2020. Are you ready for the big reveal?
The winner is... Color of the Year First Light 2102-70! This is not any ordinary pink. It's a soft shade that is a nice change from the traditional beige or white. According to Benjamin Moore, the soft, rosy hue is blooming with potential and is the backdrop for a bright new decade. The other ten colors of the Color Trends 2020 palette "deliver modern paint color pairings that combine optimism with understatement, a timeless way to lighten up."
If you refresh your home with some of these new colors, whether it's with paint or accompanying accessories, consider changing up your window treatments as well. New, fresh curtains on high quality curtain tracks, can help create an entire new look for your space. Ready to transform your space? We can help!
FAMILY ROOM VS. LIVING ROOM
Many older, traditional homes are built with a family room and a living room. Family rooms are often considered the “tv room” where the family gathers for entertainment and relaxation and includes comfy couches and recliners. Living rooms, on the other hand, are oftentimes located at the front of the house, are used less often, and typically are a bit more formal and ready for guests, aka “company” to visit. Because this room isn’t used as frequently as other rooms of the house, it is usually the last to be updated. If this sound like your living room, and especially if the room is at the front of the house where neighbors stroll by, perhaps this is the year you update that room and make it a bit more welcoming so it gets some use in the new year.
TIME FOR AN UPDATE
When updating a room where people gather, consider the furniture. Be completely honest: is the furniture comfortable or is it covered with a plastic slipcover to protect the upholstery? If your furniture is closer to the latter, perhaps it's time you consider donating that couch, or “davenport”, and purchase some new seating. That can be a sectional couch, armchairs, or even a comfy La-Z-Boy. Once you decide on the seating, add a table or two, some lamps that make a statement and some pieces of artwork.
YOU’RE NOT DONE YET
At this point you might think you are done, but that’s not quite the case. Look to your windows and the drapes you may or may not have hanging on them. If your living room is at the front of the house, all who pass by can get a glimpse of them. Is it time for an update? Simply by adding curtains with texture or a great print, you can create an entirely new look to your living room. Adding shears as well as curtains on double ceiling mount curtain tracks can create a new dimension to your room and give it that final touch.
Simple updates like these can make that living room a room in your house where your family and friends will want to spend time. For design ideas, check out our image gallery or these helpful sites: Houzz.com, HGTV.com, Interior Design Homes.
INDUSTRIAL CURTAIN WALLS
We often write articles on the functionality of curtain walls in open office spaces but curtain walls can also be effective in industrial spaces. They are used in a variety of settings including auto & body shops, manufacturing plants, warehouses, stadiums, welding shops, and even churches. They are retractable so when pulled closed, they create a partition and when pulled back, they create an open space. We work with many business that use curtain walls for noise reduction, to contain fumes and dust when working on specific projects, or to create a separate area for storage and supplies. When you use industrial curtain walls, the options are endless!
SO MANY BENEFITS
Industrial curtain walls aren't just functional... they offer so many other benefits! They are resistant to high temperatures, are UV resistant, Hydrostatic resistant, and cold crack resistant. There are also flame resistance options available as well as reinforced vinyl options. Each curtain wall is made to meet your custom needs and include grommet tops and weighted bottoms. We stand by our products and offer a 1-year manufacturer warranty on curtain construction, plus, our curtain walls pass the NFPA 701 Large- & Small-Scale standard. If you have any questions, we encourage you to Contact Us. If you are ready to move forward with your industrial curtain walls, simply REQUEST A QUOTE.
YES, WE HAVE THEM
We often have customers contact us wondering if we carry heavy duty curtain tracks. The answer is a robust YES! At Curtain-Tracks, we don’t just carry tracks to hang up your bedroom or living room curtains (of course we do), we also carry the 6200 Heavy Duty I-Beam track AND the 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain track.
The 6200 Heavy Duty I-Beam track is often used in commercial businesses such as large industrial spaces and warehouses. They can be used to cordon off an area for safety purposes or to divide a large space.
REALLY HEAVY DUTY
The 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain track is exactly that – extra heavy duty. This track is perfect when used with privacy curtains in areas where they receive frequent use such as hospital emergency departments. This track is compatible with the 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers.
If you are in need of sturdy and dependable heavy duty curtain tracks, give either of these tracks a try. We are confident you will love them just as much as we do!
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.
HERE TO HELP
The American Red Cross continues to collect blood, even during a pandemic. In fact, there is a critical need for blood right now and if you donate in the month of January, you have a chance to win 2 tickets to the 2022 Super Bowl in LA!
IS IT SAFE
You might wonder how safe is it to donate blood during a pandemic? A Curtain-Tracks team member recently donated platelets and plasma after recovering from COVID-19 and shared that the blood drive center she visited had implemented several enhanced safety precautions. These precautions included all staff wearing masks, taking temperatures upon entry, hand sanitizing stations, laundering blankets between each platelet donor, and so much more. One additional safety precaution she noticed was the use of curtain tracks mounted on the ceiling with plastic curtain dividers between each bed. The curtains were clear plastic with mesh at the top, allowing everyone in the center to have a clear view of the room. Even though each bed was spaced at least 6 feet apart, these curtain tracks and divider curtains added an extra layer of protection.
If you are interested in donating blood, you can find a Red Cross blood drive or donation center, click here. If you have recovered from COVID-19, there is a convalescent plasma shortage. Convalescent plasma contains antibodies that attack the virus. To learn more, visit the Red Cross.
Your help is needed more than ever.
DON'T BE BORING
You have options when you hang your shower curtains. The standard rod that comes in most homes is fine if you like something plain and boring like the picture below. But hanging your shower curtain from a curtain track will not only be more durable, it also looks better! Especially when you add your shower curtain from a track that is ceiling mounted.
The 4108 Bendable I-Beam track is an amazing option. This silver or black anodized aluminum track has a satin finish and can also be hand bent to a minimum 2-inch radius. Another option is Track 88001. This is a popular aluminum track with a silver satin finish. If you are looking to add chains to your curtains, try this track with the 88102 carriers with ball chain and hook. This is an incredibly popular look that is often seen in model homes because it creates a clean, sleek, yet stylish, feel to the bathroom. You can add a beautiful vanity, mirror, and light fixtures but if your shower curtain hangs on a regular old rod, well that’s just plain boring. And don’t forget: if you are looking for a great shower curtain, we have an amazing selection!
TIME TO UPGRADE
If you are upgrading your bathroom, don’t forget about your shower. For more inspiration and bathroom design ideas, check us out on Pinterest. Just remember that when it comes to adding shower curtain tracks to your bathroom, you have so many options!
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