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Mounting Brackets: Choosing The Best One For Your Project

Many curtain tracks can be mounted flush to a wall but there are other curtain track systems that are effective with the use of mounting brackets. Mounting brackets allow the track to be attached to the ceiling or the wall. There are many to choose from but don’t despair! The Curtain-Tracks team is always here to help you choose the best mounting bracket for your project. In this article, we will share some of the more commonly used mounting brackets our customers use.

The 85530 CS Adjustable Single Wall Bracket is our most popular mounting bracket. Available in white, black or silver, this bracket is perfect when mounting the 85000 track to a wall. The track just clicks into place. If you are using a 2-track system, you should use the 85535 Double Wall Bracket. This bracket is often seen in hotels when sheers are used on one track and blackout curtains are on the other. It is an adjustable bracket that holds tracks 2.5 to 4 inches and 6 to 7.5 inches from wall. Having this spacing allows both curtain panels to easily glide on the track without interference with the other panel.

For heavier applications, the 6260 Wall Bracket For I Beam Track - 1.25 In Extension. This is an aluminum bracket that is used to mount the 6200 I Beam Track to the wall. Attach the brackets to the wall and the I Beam Track is locked in place under the bracket.

Adding the 88001 Privacy Curtain Track? The 88206 Privacy Cubicle Wall Bracket is the bracket you need for this project. This aluminum bracket attaches the track to the wall in a suspended configuration when the track can't be attached directly to the ceiling. The 88206 Wall bracket is only intended to support the end of the track. It cannot be used along the length of the track to support it and attach it to the wall.

We’ve highlighted four of our wall brackets but there are more to choose from on our website. Again, if you have any questions at all, please contact our team. We will walk you through the ordering process.

2 years ago

How Do I Install a Ceiling-Mounted Shower Curtain?

Customers often contact us in the midst of a bathroom remodel project with questions on how to hang a shower curtain from the ceiling. We are always happy to help. Hanging a shower curtain from the ceiling starts with the addition of a Ceiling Mount Curtain Track. A traditional shower curtain rod won’t get the job done but a ceiling mount track will. These curtain tracks may seem daunting, but it offers more flexibility with functionality and design.

 

DON’T PANIC!

Making the switch to a ceiling mount track may also mean you need a new shower curtain that is a different size than the traditional 72x72 inch curtain. This is especially true when using drop chains to help bridge the gap between the curtain and the track system if it is mounted higher than the height of the curtain. Whatever the size that is needed for your shower, Curtain-Tracks can make custom shower curtains in a variety of materials including commercial grade vinyl to fabrics. We are proud to say we are the best source to supply the curtain you need in the size that you specify, all at an affordable price.

 

NOW WHAT?

Now that you have all the materials needed for your shower design you might ask, “How to install a ceiling-mounted shower curtain?” This is when our friendly customer service team really shines. Our team is here to support you from selecting the best products for your project to assistance when ordering to installation guidance. Also, we have great resources on our website including our Installation Guides. For example, if you are installing the 84001 curtain track, you would follow the steps as outlined below:

1. Purchase appropriate mounting screws and anchors as needed (not provided). Hardware required varies depending on ceiling construction. Verify screw head fits through track slot before proceeding.

2. Cut track to length. Any miter saw or hack saw will easily cut the track. When splicing tracks together, be sure each cut is a clean perpendicular cut and remove any burrs.

3. Add end caps to track where needed. Slip the top of the cap over the top of the track so that the open part of the end cap is facing down in the same direction as the slot in the track. Drive a metal screw through the hole in the end cap through the top of the track or pre-drill and use a small nut and bolt to lock the end cap in place. Be sure your screw is not too long to interfere with the path of the carriers. If the end cap has a removable gate, verify that it can easily be removed before proceeding.

4. Identify an optimal location to screw track into the ceiling. It is preferred to drive mounting screws into ceiling joists or solid supports. Anchors may be required if mounting directly to drywall ceiling. If mounting to drop ceiling grid, select drilling location off-center of T-bar grid hardware.

5. Mark screw locations on the track to identify where to drill mounting holes.

6. Using a small drill bit, drill holes through the top of the track. Be sure to center these holes through the slot in the track. Adjust the location of the hole if it is not centered. Be careful not to damage the slot with a drill bit or screw.

7. Re-drill each hole with a larger bit sized to accommodate your mounting screws.

8. Position the track onto the ceiling and mark the location of the holes in the track on the ceiling.

9. Drill pilot holes into the ceiling at the locations marked in step #7.

10. Feed all carriers into the end of the track with the body of the carrier hanging through the slot below the track.

11. Mount the track to the ceiling by driving screws up through the track so that the slot in the track is facing the floor. The head of the screws should be hidden inside the track. Take care not to leave screw heads in a position where they may interfere with the path of the carriers. If your application requires wall-to-wall installation, insert the carriers prior to mounting the track to the ceiling.

12. If splicing track sections together for wider spans, position the splicer halfway into one end of the track, leaving the other half of the splicer extended to accept the second section of track. Drive a screw through the splicer and each section of track being joined. Minimize any gap between the tracks.

 

Once you have your track mounted, installing the curtains is really very easy. Beginning at one end of the track, slide in your carriers (88102 two-wheel carriers with ball chains and hooks work well). These carriers have a white plastic body and are compatible with most other similar tracks. Follow up by adding your new shower curtains to the carriers. If you run into issues, please contact us at 888-434-7444. 

 

Viola! The end result of your ceiling mounted shower curtains will be sleek and sophisticated.

 

 

1 year ago

Curtain-Tracks and Pergolas: A Match Made on a Honey-Do List


HONEY-DO

Nearly every year, it seems Puxatawney Phil predicts winter will last a little longer, but the calendar officially tells us that spring is here. And if your house is anything like ours, that means the honey-do list has grown to include lots of outdoor projects. At Curtain-Tracks, we like to suggest you move one of those projects to the top of the list: Adding Curtains to Your Pergola. This outdoor project makes for a great first spring project for a few reasons.



BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Adding curtains to your pergola is easier than it sounds plus it gives a lot of bang for your buck. Simply adding a curtain track and some durable curtains, and your outdoor living space transforms from drab to classy. You can a lot of fabric to create a lush, layered effect. For a light, airy, and beachy feel, try using a sheer fabric that can easily blow in the breeze. For a more rustic look, try a textured fabric like burlap that will add great depth to the space. A simple and rustic tie back such as twine or even a small cut of the same fabric will allow the curtains to be out of the way when you don’t need them but still add another layer of design.


A PLACE TO RELAX

We suggest bumping this project to the top of your honey-do list so you can create a cozy retreat to enjoy after a long day of yard work (and all of the other to-do items on your list). Imagine mowing and weeding the yard in between soccer games this weekend and then being able to sit back with an adult beverage to admire your hard work. Would it be more relaxing underneath your bare pergola that needs a coat of stain or would it be more relaxing behind fresh curtains blowing in the wind? We know which we’d prefer as we toast our family for a job well done.


STAND UP TO THE ELEMENTS

Not only are Curtain-Tracks products exceptional for changing the aesthetics of your patio, but they are functional as well. Using our plastic tracks for outdoor use is a great choice because they won’t rust in the elements. You could also try our steel hooks for the same reason; they won’t rust and the look is simply classic.


So, the next time you are looking at your to-do list, consider drawing an arrow to the top of the list from the “update pergola” item. You won’t be sorry. And, bonus! We will help you place the order so you don’t forget any measurements or hardware. Heck, you can even call us right from your patio: 1-888-434-7444.



5 years ago

On The Road With Curtain Tracks


ON THE ROAD

With Amazon Prime memberships on the rise, that means more and more packages are being delivered daily. That also means more truck drivers are working long hours, and for that, we are thankful! The packages that magically arrive on our door step in two days is simply life changing! In addition to being thankful, we have some great products for these amazing truckers to create an oasis right in the cab of their truck.




SHUT EYE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY?

Our Eclipse Light Blocking Curtains block 98% of light, which is really important for that mid-day nap at the truck stop. Worried about light sneaking through the corners? Our Bendable Curtain Track can bend to any shape to allow one piece of fabric to cover the window and the corner. Another tip is to order a bit more height or length and allowing the fabric to cover all the way to the roof, below the window, and wider than the edges to ensure total coverage. The Eclipse fabric comes in heights that increase by six inch increments and widths that increase by 18 inch increments.


NEED YOUR CAB TO FEEL LIKE HOME?

When you want the cab of your truck to feel just a bit more like home, our Eclipse fabric is available in 28 colors. Choose the color that makes you feel happy and relaxed and you automatically set the stage for coziness. After all those hours spent in a truck, you should like how it looks. And if you are unsure about the color and how it will match the existing upholstery, just contact us for a free sample.


TINY SPACE?

Our shortest track, CurtainMate, measures in at just three feet in length, so you don’t have to worry about cutting down a track that is too long for a small truck cab. It can be joined end to end for a custom fit. In addition, it’s made of plastic that can be bent when it’s warmed in hot water. It is one of our most popular products for vehicles because it is the most narrow. Why is this good, you ask? This track protrudes less than a half inch away from where it is mounted, which allows very little light through in comparison to its counterparts.


NEED IT NOW?

Our wonderful customer service experts have great ideas when working with our beloved drivers. Rea more in this previous blog post, then, give us a call! 1-888-465-0274.




5 years ago

Curtain Tracks In Semi Trucks

HEART OF AMERICA

Truck drivers are the heart of America. Transporting goods across the country every day, they are dedicated to their jobs. Many truck drivers have long routes that require them to sleep in the sleeper cab, or sleeper berth, of their truck so this space becomes their home away from home. This space isn't very large and is limited when it comes to storage. However, there is often room for a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and even a tv. Separating the space with curtain tracks and curtains is a solution that allows truckers to not have to think about work 24/7, especially when they are trying to relax after a long day on the road or would like to get some shut eye.

PERFECT PRODUCTS

To divide the sleeper cab from the driver's seat, the 5400 CurtainMate Track can be added. This track works well on semi trucks and is just three feet in length but can be joined end to end for a custom fit. We know no two trucks are exactly the same so this track can be bent when it’s warmed in hot water so it fits the space perfectly. The 5400 CurtainMate Track is also our most narrow track which means it protrudes less than a half inch away from where it is mounted so it allows very little light to shine into the sleeper cab when the curtains are pulled closed.


KEEP THE LIGHT OUT

Adding custom curtains allows you to choose the perfect fabric for your space. We carry flame retardant fabrics which meet FMVSS 302 standards. Plus, they have superior stain and odor release properties and are machine washable or can be dry cleaned. Plus, when you have custom curtains made, you can select Black Out Lining which will help keep the light out and also eliminate noise.


We want to thank truck drivers everywhere for a job well done. If our team at Curtain-Tracks can help make your truck a bit more comfortable, please let us know. If you would like to order custom curtains for your truck (or RV or boat), simply click here!

3 years ago

Finding The Best Curtain Tracks

www.curtain-tracks.com

This may not be an official number, but it is said that the average person is estimated to encounter between 6,000 to 10,000 ads every single day. This can be through social media, podcasts or radio, television, YouTube, print ads, billboards, or just surfing the web. That's a lot of ads! With so many ads out there threatening to steal our attention and ultimately our dollars, when it comes to making a purchase, how do we know we are actually working with a reputable company?


Take for example, when you search for something online. You will notice all sorts of companies pop up. Some pay to show up at the top of your search engine and others provide valuable content and will be located on the top half of the page during your search. Now, when you are done with your search, how many ads do you see for that same product, or one just like it, showing up on the sides of other websites or on social media. Creepy how the ads seem to follow you around, right?


But how do you know who you can trust before you purchase? We would love to tell you about us and earn your trust.


Curtain-Tracks has been in business for nearly 15 years. We are a WBENC certified woman-owned business and we specialize in curtain tracks, accessories and curtains. It's what we do. It's our name! We are located in Texas and you can call us and actually speak with someone who will answer your questions and take you through the ordering process. Questions about your order? Our team is here to help. Questions about installation, Yep, they can help. We pride ourselves on providing the very best customer service and want every single customer we work with to be happy with their purchase. In fact, we even have several fabulous testimonials!


We just installed the curtains in the RV. They fit perfectly and the color is just right too. I will be showing these curtains off and will give your contact information to those interested.

Thanks very much for your help.

Jim R.


I had 3 offers in 2 days of showings and just accepted one above asking price. In part thanks to your awesome curtains!

Michael V.


We also want to be a source of inspiration for your next project. We offer articles on a wide variety of topics on our blog including creating a media room or extra storage space, using curtains for closets, adding curtain tracks to tall windows or sliding glass doors... the topics go on and on. You can also find us on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram!


So when you are looking for curtain tracks or accessories and are bombarded with all sorts of ads, we invite you to type in www.curtain-tracks.com. We think you will like what you find!




2 years ago

Adjustable Christmas Stocking Hooks

With the Christmas holidays approaching quickly, many homeowners will begin to pull Christmas decorations out of the attic or basement to decorate.  Christmas stockings are certainly a staple for many people, and we offer a great Christmas Stocking Hook Kit that makes hanging stockings safe, quick, and easy.  This kit offers a total of six feet of track that can be mounted under a fireplace mantel, or under a shelf or door frame, along with six hooks that easily slide from side to side.   Because the track is a very low profile, it can be left mounted year round.  The hooks can be removed or replaced.  The mantel track is available in white, black, brown, or gray to blend nicely with most fireplace mantels or other mounting surfaces.

12 years ago

Bring HGTV Style and Trend To Your Living Room


TRENDY AND COOL

HGTV has always been one of our favorite go-to's when it comes to the latest style and trends. When we saw their post with this photo of floor to ceiling curtains and curved walls, we just had to share. There are so many great things about every single thing in this picture, we just can’t hide our excitement! Let’s break down everything we love about these curtains.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Somehow, the curtains in this room design are both a focal point and a back drop. This is the beauty of floor to ceiling curtains. They can blend into the wall if you use similarly colored paint and fabric; they can serve as an attention grabber if you choose opposite colors; and, obviously, they can actually cover windows. For this type of project with the unique curved walls, we love our best selling flexible curtain track.


CURVY

The beauty of our flexible track is that it can be custom bent (by hand!) to follow even the most unusual curve. This attention to detail helps to create the custom look that prevails through the entire room. Something as simple as this detail can be the finishing touch that pulls everything together.


LOTS OF CURTAINS

One of the outstanding features of this room is the amount of texture from the curtains. In addition to being pristine white (beautiful!), there is a lot of fabric which creates a great deal of texture. With a large amount of fabric, even when the curtains are drawn closed, there is plenty of texture to go around. Our 6100 track is the perfect fit here because it comes in a heavy duty gauge to handle the weight of the curtains.


SIDE NOTE

When choosing your track, you should consider the style as well as the total weight of the curtains. Weight comes not only from the type of fabric, but from the quantity of fabric as well. Many people forget to factor in the height of the curtains, which can add a fair amount of weight that will need to be hung on the track. Our selection of heavy duty tracks can stand up to the challenge.


BEST SELLING FOR A REASON

The 6100 track has so many great qualities, it’s no wonder it is one of our best sellers! It can be used in so many different applications and it can create such a custom look. Visit Curtain-Tracks.com to order yours today. Don’t forget to check out the compatible products at the bottom of the page to finish your project. You’ll need mounting cartridges for every ten inches of length.

Contact us today to turn your room into an HGTV photo!

5 years ago

Our New Home to Help Your New Home


UPDATING YOUR HOME

Curtain-Tracks spends lots of time helping to make our customer's homes, offices, RV's and boats feel fresh and updated, so we thought it was time to make our "home" feel that way, too. With that being said, Curtain-Tracks.com has gotten a face lift! And boy, are we excited about our beautiful and easy to navigate website.

The new design is simple to use with clear-cut language and titles that make finding your favorite products a breeze! Whether you are looking for curtain tracks, hardware and accessories or curtains, the large buttons front and center on the main page, make it easy to get started on your browsing.


THE BIG GREEN BOX

One of the first things you will notice when you visit our beautiful new site is the bold green box in the upper right corner. That’s by design. We want you to be able to easily search for your favorite product quickly and easily. Put in a keyword, and you’ll be amazed at the simple but thorough results. The product you searched for will be there, front and center, PLUS, all of the products that are related to that item are included as well.


EASY TO NAVIGATE

Even though we offer several different products, the website and navigation are not overwhelming. The pictures and descriptions are simple allowing for a quick and easy selection of the product or products you are searching for, however, the additional products that are included will hopefully prevent the “oh bummer I forgot that” moment by suggesting other items you might need for your project.


MORE INFORMATION IS GOOD

Another feature within on our site is a second tab for even more information! We love that there is so much information so easily accessible for those who want to learn more, but that the information is not in your face and confusing. Another favorite new feature is the categories of our applications. These have always been part of our site, but you might not have noticed them because they seemed to be hidden. Not anymore! Now, the beautiful pictures pop out at you hopefully causing some inspiration for your next project.


GO SURFING

After you have had some time to surf through our newly designed website, you might feel the urge to start a new project. If that's the case, you can use our request quote link and we will be there to help you figure out the cost.

We value our customers and want to make the browsing and shopping experience painless, that's why we redesigned our website- with you, our customers, in mind!

5 years ago

Custom Made RV Curtains To Block Sun and Heat


SPRING CLEANING

Summer is quickly approaching, which means many campers are pulling their RV’s out of storage and planning their road trips. This begins the spring cleaning and updating process, one that Curtain-Tracks is happy to help navigate. Because RV’s are investments that are meant to last a long time, things like curtains can begin to look dated long before the mobile home is ready to retire.

Curtain-Tracks can help you update your home on wheels in a variety of ways. We can supply custom tracks or curtains that will give your RV a facelift with a whole new look. We can help you select curtains for the small windows, a divider between the living and driving quarters, a divider between beds, or even a shower curtain. When you step back and look at how many curtains and tracks are used in a camper, you’ll be checking out our RV Curtain and Hardware Collection in no time.



COOL, DARK AND QUIET

What is the purpose of camping? We believe it is to relax, unwind, and connect with family. While many of these goals can be accomplished around the bonfire or on the hiking trail, there will be some days that are just too hot or too rainy to enjoy those activities. On those days, campers are thankful for the roof over their head in the RV. Those who have worked with our specialists are even more thankful for our products.

Our eclipse curtains are great for homes on wheels because they keep out 98% of the light and help block sounds. For parents, this can be the difference between nap time and a ridiculously grouchy little one. (Even for adults, this mid day nap might be the key to a restful and relaxing weekend!) The darkness created by our curtains can also mean that it’s easier to get the baby to sleep for the night even though the sun stays up late. In addition to less light and sound, these curtains can also help to keep the RV cool during a hot summer day.


CUSTOM AND/OR RETRO

Because the sizes of windows or sleeping quarters in a mobile home can vary by model and year, curtain sizes are often custom. Have we mentioned yet that we LOVE helping our customers with custom orders? Well, we do! And, we have lots of satisfied campers who will tell you that our tracks and custom made RV curtains fit just perfectly in their RV.

If you would like assistance with your spring RV project, consider filling out our request form. You can include as much or as little information as you have, and you can even upload a picture of the area you are working on. One of our specialists will give you a call to get your home on wheels ready for it’s busy season. Safe Travels!

5 years ago

Replacement Privacy Cubicle Carriers or Rollers

Curtain-Tracks.com is pleased to announce the availability of a different style privacy cubicle roller.  In response to our customers who have contacted us looking for replacement parts for their existing hospital curtain track, we have added the 7191 Privacy Cubicle Roller to our inventory.  This hospital track roller is not compatible with any of the tracks currently offered by Curtain-Tracks.com.  However, we now stock it as a service to our customers who prefer to continue use of their existing privacy cubicle track instead of installing  new hospital track.

11 years ago

Staying Ahead Of The Competition


BYE, COMPETITION

Staying ahead of your competitors is something most businesses think about, and often. Whether it is creating better processes, developing new innovations, exceeding at customer service, or promoting your company to potential customers, business owners have to constantly think about how they are going to keep that edge. In this post, we are going to talk about the last point: advertising, and how an effective strategy can help a company go from good to great.


YOUR POINT IS...?

You may be asking yourself, "What do curtain tracks have to do with advertising?" We understand your query so let us explain. Advertising happens in many ways. Just a few include implementing digital strategies, traditional marketing including standard banner signage promoting products or services, as well as event marketing which may include participating in consumer or industry trade shows. When it comes to some traditional marketing strategies such as signage to promote your business, Curtain-Tracks can help. Our 610 EasyKlip Midi Tarp & Banner Clip and 600 EasyKlip Mini Tarp and Sign Clip are super handy. They allow you to hang a banner, signs, or even a tarp and are designed to increase clamping pressure as the load against them increases, making them the strongest on the market. Promoting a SALE? No problem. You will love these banner clips!

Bad BoothBoring Booth!

Good Booth!


EVENT MARKETING KNOW-HOW

When it comes to event marketing and participating in a trade show where you have a "mini store-front" to attract attendees, you want to make sure your space stands out from the hundreds of others. Most standard booth spaces are a 10 x 10 space that comes with a covered 6' table, two chairs and a waste basket. Doesn't sound that inviting, does it? The clips mentioned above can certainly secure your company signs, but some of our other products may prove to be extremely helpful in making your booth stand out, including creating a frame that wraps around your booth space. The 4108 Bendable I-Beam Curtain Track can be hand-bent into curved shapes, and mounted to the frame. Adding curtains to the track will make your space visible by giving your booth some height as well as framing the space. This look will catch the eyes of attendees (aka potential customers) all the way from the other end of the long aisle.


ARE YOUR WHEELS TURNING

We hope we got you thinking outside the box when it comes to a couple creative ways to promote your business. Should you have any questions, reach out to our customer service team. We'd love to help you stay ahead of your competition!


4 years ago

Double Your Fun

If one set of curtains covering a window is great, then two must be even better! But how can you hang two sets of curtains over the same window? The answer is to use a 84172 double wall bracket. This bracket lets you have two curtains over a single window.

9 years ago

Give Us a Hand

Some of our customers have wondered why we don't sell cord-drawn curtains? Hand-drawn curtains have many advantages over cord-drawn, especially for the uses our customers have for the curtain tracks they order from us. Check out the many reasons that make hand-drawn such a popular option for curtains.

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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