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Get On The Bus

Have a tour bus or commercial bus you want to make more enjoyable to ride on? Curtains installed on the windows can be a big help. These keep heat and light from entering, which helps to maintain the comfort of the passengers. In addition, curtains can be used on buses for to provide privacy for bunks or sleeping areas.

10 years ago

Snap Tape “It’s All About the Fall”

The other day, I was dropping off a heap of clothes at the dry cleaners. Among the pile was a pair of dress pants that I normally opt to wash and dry myself. In regards to this particular pair, the lady at the register asked me, “How would you like your crease – down the front, or off to the side?”

11 years ago

Enhance The Look Of French Doors

THAT'S FRENCHY

French doors on their own, make a beautiful statement to a room. They are aesthetically pleasing to the eye, allow plenty of natural light to flood into the space and give you a wide open view to the outdoors. But with all of these benefits, there can be a need to add curtains to these doors to allow for privacy. This is certainly possible and will not take away from the beauty of the doors. All you need to do are these three steps.

1. Choose a curtain track. We have a wide selection of curtains tracks and for French Doors, we suggest selecting a ceiling mount track. A ceiling mount track can create a seamless look to the room and some of our tracks can even be recessed into the ceiling. Another option is the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track. It is a sleek, simple track that can be mounted to the ceiling or wall and even bent by hand if needed.

2. Choose end stops and curtain carriers. End stops keep the carriers or glides within the track. They can also anchor the curtain at the end of the track or mid track as needed and carriers allow for ease of movement of the curtains. Using high-quality drapery hardware allows the curtains to be opened and closed smoothly and quietly.

3. Select curtains. There are a couple schools of thought when it comes to adding curtains to French Doors. You can choose a curtain that is room darkening if you are looking for complete privacy or you can select a curtain that is light and airy yet still compliments the doors. There are curtains available that are thinner (similar to shears) that provide some privacy while still allowing light to shine into the room.

These French Doors Just Need Curtains

We love the look of French doors but adding curtains doesn't have to take away from their beauty, it can enhance it. Follow the steps above and once you are done dressing up your doors, we would love to see a picture to share on our blog.


3 years ago

Beat the Heat with Blackout Curtains

As much of the US endures record temperatures, it seems an appropriate time to remind our customers of an important benefit of curtains – maintaining the interior temperatures in homes and offices.  Direct sunlight shining through windows can  drastically increase the temperature of a room.  By utilizing blackout curtains at certain times of the day to block out direct sunlight can help to insulate the room and reduce the resulting heat increase.  This helps to improve the comfort level of the room, as well as save money by reducing your air conditioning costs and energy consumption.

11 years ago

The Two Faces of Snap Tape

You cannot have curtains that pop without a little snap – snap tape, that is. Snap tape has two sides, which must be considered before you decide to use this for hanging your curtains.

9 years ago

Retail Dressing Rooms or Changing Areas

Curtain tracks can offer a retail store owner a lot of flexibility with regard to how their dressing rooms and changing areas are configured. Often times, a retailer wants to create a space for customers to try on clothes or change without incurring the expense of building out hard walls to meet this need. In this scenario, curtains on tracks can be used to conceal the entire perimeter of this changing area. No walls are needed, and the curtains can be pulled back or removed to free up the space for other uses as needed. The use of divider or privacy curtains allows a shop owner to fully utilize their floor space and grants latitude to change the use on the fly.

12 years ago

Adding Curtains To Your Sunroom Or Screened In Porch

HERE COMES THE SUN

We couldn’t be happier to have summer right around the corner. That means more sunshine and warmer days! We all know that sun exposure can increase the brain’s release of serotonin and boosts your mood, but with the sun comes heat and by July and August, if you are sitting in a sunroom or screened in porch, that heat can be unbearable. We have a solution that will allow you to enjoy these spaces while still being comfortable. Curtains!



AN EASY SOLUTION

Adding curtains to your sunroom or screened in porch is a cost-effective way to help regulate the temperature by keeping your space warmer on a brisk day and cooler on a hot day. Curtains can also help block rain and wind, but above all, curtains look great and allow privacy when closed.

If you are looking for a simple decorative look with minimal coverage, consider adding sheer curtain panels. Tie them back when not in use or allow them to gently flow in the breeze. For more functional curtains to help conserve energy and protect against the weather, consider a sturdy outdoor fabric for your curtains.


CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRACK

The 42124 Ceiling Mount Curtain Track is an aluminum track that can be mounted end to end for longer lengths. This track works well with 7120 Single Snap Carrier with 3091 snap tape sewn on top of the curtain, 7122 Button Carrier with Stainless Hook, and the 7124 Button Carrier, with pinch pleated curtains, and sturdy 7127 end stops. Another option is the 3118 Aluminum Ceiling Mount Curtain Track, the 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track and the 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track – Ceiling Mount.


ENJOY THE SUMMER

We understand there are many options to choose from and our team is here to help you make the best purchase for your project. We also will make sure you don’t forget any of the necessary hardware and accessories. Let us help you enjoy your sunroom or screened in porch this summer! 1 (888) 434-7444.


2 years ago

Bunk Curtains In Flotels

There have been a number of mentions in the press lately regarding the use of Flotels or floating living quarters to house the workers aiding in the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

12 years ago

Need Inspiration? Visit Our Gallery

You already know that you want a new look for your business or home, but where do you start? There are many ways that curtains and tracks can enhance your space and make it more productive. If you are stumped for ideas of what to do or how to use your curtains or tracks, check out our gallery. There, you will find ideas for the home, workspace, school, sports and for RVs, buses or boats.

9 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

Measuring Guidelines for Privacy Cubicle Curtains

There are several important considerations when ordering Privacy Cubicle Curtains, also commonly referred to as Hospital Curtains, and we would like to highlight these for your reference.

12 years ago

Curtain Carriers - An Overview

What are Curtain Carriers?

Curtain Carriers are often referred to by a wide range of terms including curtain glide, curtain glider, curtain slide, curtain slider, curtain trolly, and even a do-hickey or thing-a-ma-jig. We've had customers even call not knowing what to call them other than the things the roll or slide back and forth on the curtain track or curtain rail. Regardless of what the curtain carriers are called, they typically fall into one of three categories: wheeled curtain carriers, friction curtain carriers, or master carriers. We will provide a bit of insight into the purpose and pros and cons of each.

11 years ago

Using Wrinkle Band Tape

We have many of our customers inquire about the best options for holding up curtains. There are many ways to attach your curtains to your tracks, but one of the simplest, especially for light-weight curtains, small RV curtains that are not pinch pleated is to use wrinkle band tape. You may also find this called shirring tape if you go to a fabric store to pick it up. It works like snap tape, but instead of using snaps, it uses wrinkle band hooks to connect the curtain to carriers on the track.

10 years ago

Curtains & Drapery Hardware Used in Hotels

You’ve just checked into your hotel after a long day of travels. You walk in the door, kick off your shoes, and plop down onto the bed. You probably click on the TV, or lay back for a couple minutes of R & R. Then you take a look around the room, and notice how nicely the window curtains look compared to the window treatments you have in your own home, and wonder why yours don’t look like theirs? You may realize how well the blackout curtains darken the room or how nice it is to have sheers over the windows even when the blackout curtains are opened. Perhaps you appreciate how sturdy the hotel's curtain track system is or how easily it can be moved by hand with the use of a baton?

12 years ago

Shower Curtains to Suit Your Style

Showers are no longer limited to pre-fabricated stalls or head above an enclosed bathtub. Homeowners, spas and hotels are getting into custom-designed showers to fit their particular needs. The down side is that most of these showers cannot use a curtain purchased off the rack from a store, they require custom-sized shower curtains.

10 years ago

Bathroom Style With Curtains Beyond the Shower

shower curtain Shower curtains are just one way to use curtain in a bathroom

9 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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