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I “heart” Curtain Tracks!

Last week I attended an interior design round-table discussion and was surprised with how many people were not aware of curtain tracks and all their potential in the interior design and Do-It-Yourself worlds. So, I thought it would be helpful if I pulled together a simple summary of why I love (and you'll love) working with curtain tracks from Curtain-Tracks.com.

11 years ago

Not All Wall Mount Curtain Tracks Are Equal

AGAINST A WALL

We often talk about ceiling mount curtain tracks and how they are designed to be mounted to the ceiling or any other horizontal surface. Depending on the track, it can be screwed directly into the ceiling, attached to the ceiling using specific hardware, or it can even be recessed into the ceiling. But we don't just carry ceiling tracks, we also have a robust selection of wall mount curtain tracks - and they are not all the same.


FLUSHED

Some wall mount tracks like the 5400 curtain track and 3112 plastic track can be mounted flush to the wall. These tracks only need screws and there is no need for any additional mounting brackets or hardware. The 5400 Wall Mount Track is available in 3-foot sections and has mounting holes every 9”. These tracks can even be overlapped for longer applications. What makes this track so fantastic is it can be bent to a 15” radius horizontally, and vertically 5” per 36-inch section. The way to do this is to heat the track in hot water first and then slightly bend it for arched and bent installations making it perfect for your project.



The 3112 Wall Mount Track (pictured below) is made of PVC plastic and is available in 8-foot sections. This track allows for mounting holes to be easily drilled during installation and is also flexible for arched applications. This versatile track is available in a variety of colors including white, brown, gray, and black.


DOUBLE TROUBLE

Others tracks like the 84003 or 4108 track both use wall brackets that enable for a space between the wall and the track. The 84003 track also offers double wall brackets which allow for a pair of wall mounted drapery tracks to run parallel. This use is common with sheers on one track and curtains on the second.


OPTIONS GALORE

No matter the project, we have the largest selection of curtain tracks giving you options when it comes to your curtain track project. Check out other articles on our Blog to learn more about wall mount curtain tracks or reach out to our customer service team with your questions: 888-465-0274.


2 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

What's YOUR Hang Up?

Working in the interior design industry, I have heard equally as many design success stories as I have horror stories. And while I don't like to bring up the negatives, I think there is some merit involved with bringing to light the challenges I've seen others face, as well as the ways to conquer them. Thankfully, Curtain-Tracks.com is definitely a huge help in tackling the woes that many of you come across when it comes to your curtain-hanging experiences. Take a look!

11 years ago

Bending I Beam Curtain Track

One of the great benefits of the RECMAR 4108 I-Beam curtain track (also used in the 4372 Deluxe Shower Curtain Track Kit) is that it can be bent into angles or arcs by hand without the need for any special tools, equipment, or inserts.  This track can be bent to a 90 degree angle while requiring only a 2 inch bend radius.

12 years ago

New Home, New Look For Your Windows

SHINY AND NEW

Oftentimes when you move into a new house the window treatments stay. Perhaps it’s because they match the current wall color and the sellers think the new owners will love the existing decor and style and won’t want to make any changes. But more often than not, those curtains/blinds/valences and curtain rods come down to make way for something new. If this is the case for you and your new home, may we suggest something? We suggest replacing those old, tired curtains and rods with a sleek, durable curtain track and panels that actually match your design style.



FROM CURTAIN RODS TO CURTAIN TRACKS

A curtain track has many benefits including it can be mounted to the wall or the ceiling. Not only that, a track is sturdy and welcomes the frequent opening and closing of curtains. A curtain rod isn’t always so durable. How many times have you seen a curtain rod ripped out of the wall because someone was just a bit too rough when pulling the curtains closed? When this happens, you not only have to replace the rod, you also have some drywall repair that needs to be done. Curtain tracks are attached to the wall or ceiling at multiple points making it extra strong and reliable. Plus, our curtain carriers are made for these tracks so you are getting the best of the best.



CURTAIN CHOICES

When it comes to curtain selection, stick with the theme of high quality by purchasing curtains that not only look good but can withstand repeated use. We offer a wide selection of fabrics to match any décor, plus all of our fabrics are fire retardant and machine washable. Whether you are looking for blackout curtains, ripplefold curtains, or fabric that looks like linen, with Curtain-Tracks, you have options.

Don’t settle for some other homeowner's design style, make your own statement on your new home by starting with your windows. We can help!

1 year 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

Curtains Aren't Just For Windows Anymore


DIFFERENT IS GOOD

Over the years we have talked to customers who have used curtain tracks and curtains in a variety of ways. In fact, we have an entire category on our blog dedicated to this very topic. So if you are feeling like you are in a creative rut, keep reading, and we will share some fun uses for our products.


BEDROOMS, BASEMENTS AND GARAGES

Finding another use for a product, other than the one it was originally created for, can be fun and functional. We have had customers use our curtain tracks, hardware and accessories in ways that you wouldn't even imagine and we think the results are pretty fantastic. One such design idea includes using curtains and curtain tracks along a bedroom wall. The floor-to-ceiling lush fabric of the curtains creates a beautiful backdrop that also serves as a headboard and the focus when you walk in the room is immediately drawn to this focal point.



Another Curtain-Tracks customer, Carrie, used the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track to create a sound booth in her basement. With her career taking off and the opportunity to work from home, she wanted to create a sound booth that not only looked good, but also worked well. Her basement has a drop ceiling, so installation was quite easy with the use of drop ceiling clamps. To ensure the curtains would stay closed when she is recording and to help eliminate distractions, she made sure the lead carrier on each panel is a magnetic catch carrier that holds the curtains together with just a bit of overlap, which also helps keep out sound.



Another completely unique use for curtain tracks includes a project that customer, Libby, completed in her garage a while ago. She wanted to create a hockey backstopfor her kids so she used Curtain-Tracks Extra Heavy Duty track and heavy duty trolly, aka super strong carrier, and a durable tarp. Now she has the coolest garage in the neighborhood!


WHAT WILL YOU DO?

These are just a few fun examples of how you can use Curtain-Tracks products for your next project. There are so many other creative uses, including concealing a water heater, adding curtain tracks to a golf cart or creating an art station or art gallery. Have you used our products in a unique way? Tell us all about it!


4 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

Remove That Closet Door!

STYLISH AND FUN

Looking to add some flair, pizzazz or style to your bedroom? Remove that old boring closet door and add a beautiful curtain! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!




1. Remove the doors and measure the width across the top. If you are thinking of mounting a curtain track on the wall just about the door frame, consider adding a couple extra inches on either side. This will help ensure your curtain covers the entire door space. Do the same if you are mounting it on the ceiling.

Tip: If you decide to go with a ceiling mount curtain track, adding a long curtain will help elongate your room making it appear larger.


2. Order the curtain track of your choice (ceiling mount? wall mount? plastic? metal?) as well as end stops and carriers. A popular choice is our 84003 Ceiling Mount Curtain track kit, which comes with everything you need including the drapery hardware necessary for installation, including carriers. Once you select the track and added accessories, select the curtain for your new closet door. We have several options to choose from that will look great! At Curtain-Tracks, we have the largest selection of tracks and accessories so you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.


3. Install your new curtain closet door. Here you will find easy installation instructions for the curtain track and accessories or you can contact our friendly customer service team. We are always happy to help.


BUT, WAIT!

There’s just one more thing... be sure to send us a picture! We would love to feature it in a future blog post and on our social media channels!

4 years ago

Moving From Tension Rods To Curtain Tracks


NO TENSION

We've written about the pros and cons of curtain rods in past blog articles but we haven't touched on tension rods. Tension rods are rods that use tension to stay in place. They are spring loaded with rubber tips on each end and are often used when someone is looking for a simple, inexpensive solution to a curtain hanging dilemma.

TOOL FREE

There are no tools required when installing a tension rod. In fact, one just needs to make sure the window space where they would like to place the tension rod is no wider than 84 inches as that is typically the largest size a tension rod is available. When using a tension rod, typically curtains must be lightweight. If the curtains are too heavy, the tension rod will bow or dip in the middle or the entire rod will slide down the wall trying to support the weight.


A BETTER SOLUTION

While there may be a place for tension rods (perhaps displaying a lightweight valance over a small window), these rods aren't made to support full length curtains. Curtain tracks are the best solution when hanging window coverings. Simple to install (we can walk you through the entire process and we promise, it's painless), curtain tracks are durable and the right track can cover small or large, short or tall windows, and the curtains that cover them. Wall mount or ceiling mount, plastic tracks or aluminum, curtain tracks allow you more options when hanging curtains with length and weight.


HERE FOR YOU

If you have always used tension rods in your decorating and are looking for a solution that allows you to be a bit more creative, visit our selection of curtain tracks or look through our Photo Gallery. You just might find exactly what you are looking for. If you aren't exactly sure what products you need, simply reach out to us. We are happy to help!






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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