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Get Some Sleep With Eclipse Curtains

LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN

We admit it. We look for curtain tracks everywhere we go, especially when we stay in hotels. On a recent visit to Las Vegas, a team member stayed in a hotel that was located right on the strip. The flashing lights and sounds are 24 hours a day because, you know, it's the city that never sleeps. Well, our team member happens to enjoy sleep and was sorely disappointed when she discovered the room she was staying in did not have curtains (let alone curtain tracks). This hotel instead chose to use plantation shutters on every window. While shutters LOOK nice, they aren't the most effective when it comes to blocking out light or sound. Perhaps in Vegas, that's the whole idea... they'd rather you DIDN'T sleep.


CAN I GET SOME ZZZZZs...

For a solid night's sleep, we always recommend using eclipse curtains, also known as black out curtains. They block 98% of light and are sound absorbing. They are extremely effective in creating a darkened, quieter room when installed using a ceiling mount curtain track, as they cover the entire window. Many hotels (but not this particular one in Las Vegas) use eclipse curtains and ceiling mount curtain tracks because they want their guests to get a good night's sleep. For this very reason, we hear from customers who want to replicate this look for their very own home.


If you are interested in creating a dark, quiet sanctuary in your bedroom, our eclipse light blocking curtains will certainly help. These curtains are custom made to your exact specifications so you can be sure they are perfect for your project. Contact us and we can walk you through your project. In the meantime, if you visit Las Vegas, we recommend a sleep mask and earplugs if you want to actually sleep.


4 years ago

Creating Versatile Spaces In Churches


WORSHIP SPACES

We talk about curtain tracks being in homes, workspaces, hospitals and clinics, but one place you may not think to find them is in churches. No matter the religion, many churches use their space in several ways in addition to Sunday services. Churches use their buildings for meetings, concerts, events like Vacation Bible School and weddings, and even plays. These versatile spaces require flexible solutions to accommodate these different functions.


TALL CEILINGS

Many churches have tall, expansive ceilings. When looking to add a curtain track, the 3120 Heavy Duty Curtain Track is the best bet. Available in silver or black anodized aluminum, it has a thicker top wall for added support. This track can support the weight of heavy curtains that are longer than 10 feet long. When selecting carriers, the 7140 Double Wheel Carriers are durable and the perfect choice. Available in white they have 11.5 mm diameter wheels supporting a large metal ring. These carriers make the opening and closing of tall curtains smooth and easy.


READY TO HELP

Whether you are a church staff member or a volunteer looking to create versatile spaces in your church, we are here to help. We can speak with you about the spaces in your church and how adding curtain tracks can create multiple uses, including smaller meeting rooms or even an enhanced backdrop in the sanctuary or auditorium. (888) 434-7444

4 years ago

​Enhancing The Spa Experience

SERENITY NOW

Not everyone will admit it, but most people enjoy an occasional pampering, whether that be a massage, pedicure or facial. Spas are easily found and competition to be the best can be quite fierce. As a spa owner, how you actually treat customers isn’t the only important factor. The overall experience along with the physical environment of your spa can set you apart from your competitors.



FIRST IMPRESSIONS

When a customer walks in the door, what do they see? First impressions are critical so creating a welcoming environment is key. Are the colors and lighting soft? Is there music playing? Or is the main reception area stark and uninviting? One spa we visited took the first impressions to heart. They had serene music softly playing, aroma therapy filling the air and a friendly receptionist. This spa had extremely high ceilings so they added lovely, sheer curtains that were pulled to the side. Without the curtains, the room would have felt stark and cold and not exactly relaxing. Adding ceiling mount curtain tracks and beautiful curtains softened the feel of the entire room.



SECOND IMPRESSIONS

As if the welcoming reception area wasn't enough, this same spa had an upscale changing room with lockers and several amenities (plush robes and melon infused water, anyone?). They also had individual changing rooms with the same curtains that were found in the reception area. The curtains were very full (no skimping on material going on here) and closed easily on the curtain tracks allowing for complete privacy. Just another touch to make this spa feel luxurious.

AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION

Your customers come to you to relax and a spa that exudes serenity will keep them coming back time and time again. What can you do to your spa to enhance the the overall experience for your customers and stand out from the competition?


3 years ago

Let's Hear It For Community Theatres!

ON THE STAGE

If you have ever attended a community theatre production, you were supporting an organization and individuals who enjoy the arts and creativity. In fact, there is a national organization called the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) and they also support these theatres throughout the country, encouraging others to get involved and provide quality entertainment to the communities they serve. They hold conferences throughout the year and an event called AACTFest, America’s National Community Festival, all to spread the word and educate those involved in community theatres.

INTRODUCING…

Community theatre productions are usually quite sophisticated. Props, lighting and sound are on-point and the stage is equipped with curtains that are used before, during and after the play. The 3120 Extra Heavy Duty Curtain Track is a great option when it comes to theatre curtains. The heavy eight of these curtains can be a lot for a track to handle but the 3120 track is up to the task. We know the size of the stage varies from theatre to theatre so this track is available in a variety of lengths - 8 foot and 4 foot or 6 foot and 6 foot sections for shipping, but can also be shipped in 12 foot sections – just give us a call for shipping information. Once you have your track, you can use 7140 Double Wheel or 7146 Short Snap Carriers with this track. Simply add the red velvet curtains and your stage is complete!


ENCORE!

We know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to put on a production and we are pleased to support community theatre organizations throughout the country. If your organization is in need of heavy duty, high quality curtain tracks for your stage our friendly customer service team is here for you. We will help you through the ordering process all the way through installation. Simply give us a call at 888-434-7444. Now, go break a leg!


3 years ago

Clips For Your Open For Business Banner

For the stores, restaurants and bars across the country that are beginning to reopen after the COVID-19 shut down, there is a sense of excitement and uncertainty. Excitement for new beginnings and uncertainty about what the future will look like. As preparations take place to ensure a clean and safe environment for both customers and staff, there is also the concern of communicating your efforts to customers. Certainly there are the traditional channels such as social media, email outreach campaigns and an up-to-date website, but for brick and mortar stores, there are additional opportunities to share that your business is back open via signage.


For many communities, there are city codes and restrictions when it comes to business signage. Typically owners would not be permitted to hang a temporary banner alerting potential customers of sales, Happy Hour specials or that you are open for business unless first approved by the city council. But during these unprecedented times, many cities are relaxing these requirements and in an effort to support local businesses, are allowing temporary signage including banners, sandwich boards and window decals. In fact, some signage companies are even offering a free "Open For Business" banner for local companies.



Whether you are open for carry-out or planning a complete reopening and have new banner signage to display, Curtain-Tracks has the best clips on the market to ensure your messaging doesn't blow away. The EasyKlip Midi Tarp and Banner Clips are available in white or black and are designed to grip tarps, banners, or any fabric that requires a super-strong, long lasting hold. Midi Clips, also knows as tarp clips, are designed for heavier applications and are durable, affordable and easy to use. They have been engineered to increase the clamping pressure or grip, as the load increases and has an instant grip up to 220 lbs. Even strong winds will be no contest for these clips.

Business owners, you've got this! If the team at Curtain-Tracks can help in any way, please reach out to us at (888) 465-0274.


2 years ago

Blood Donation Center Using Dividers For an Added Layer of Protection

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.

DONATE TODAY

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.


2 years ago

Using Curtain Tracks in Your Trade Show Booth

It’s trade show exhibiting season and you’ve got goods or services you want to sell. There are customers out there who want to buy them, but you are missing the middle piece. A great product/service trade show booth can bridge the gap between you and your customers by drawing them in and creating an environment that encourages interaction.

9 years ago

Open Office Spaces And Curtain Tracks

OPEN SESAME

We've recently read a few articles discussing the many downfalls of open office spaces. A recent article in The Journal Times shares, "Across America, companies have torn down walls, built big open spaces, and designed work environments to make it easier than ever for staff members to talk. But what's been the effect of all of these open spaces? A series of new studies suggest that open workspaces aren't all they're cracked up to be. In fact, opening up offices may actually have the effect of decreasing communication and hurting productivity rather than helping it." What this article, and several other we have read, is trying to say is this kind of environment actually decreases face-to-face communication. But if you have an open office space, what are you to do? Start building walls? This can be time consuming and expensive. However, there is a solution that allows you to break up an office space when needed or open it up for large meetings: curtain walls.


Photo: Pinterest

DIVIDE AND CONQUER

Curtain walls can divide a space into smaller offices and conference rooms for brainstorming sessions and we have everything you need! The 6200 Heavy Duty I Beam is a strong track that can be mounted to the ceiling or the wall with the appropriate brackets and can divide the room beautifully. The 6100 F6100 Flexible Track on the other hand, is great for creating a few cubicles. Adding Eclipse Light Blocking Curtains to the curtain tracks will help also absorb sound so larger meetings don't disrupt others working at their desks.


SURPRISE!

Imagine doing this project over a weekend and having your team walk in on Monday. Do you think they would love it? If this is a project you are considering for your office space, contact our Customer Service team at 1-888-465-0274 and we can help you.


Photo: Pinterest

4 years ago

Awards And Inspiration

AND THE WINNER IS...

We love a great awards program and Hospitality Design (HD) magazine recognizes the best of the best. They recently announced the winners of the 14th annual HD Awards. There are 23 categories and there are a number of commercial installments that feature elegant utiltization of curtain track hardware in their design. We wanted to share some of the winners and their use of curtain tracks, drapery hardware and accessories. The photos are simply stunning.






Congratulations to all of the winners! If you are looking for design ideas and inspration for your next interior decorating project, check out the winning project photos here.

4 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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