A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET
If you follow the Curtain-Tracks blog, you have heard us mention our Eclipse curtains. These curtains are wonderful in so many ways and can be used in a variety of settings. Most often, we talk about how they are fantastic in bedrooms where they block 98% of light, and reduce sounds from outside. These curtains are so effective at what they do, they are used in hotel rooms all over the world, in truck cabs, RVs, boats and cargo ships. We are sure you have seen these amazing curtains in several places!
ONLY THE BEST
These curtains aren’t just popular because they are functional. The Eclipse curtain fabric that we carry are simply the best of the best. They are machine-washable, flame-retardant, and available in over 25 colors so you are sure to find the curtains perfect for your space. They are also energy conserving, saving you money down the road.
Eclipse curtains have nickel-plated brass grommets every six inches (or you can use snap tape) so they require a hook and a carrier like our two-wheel carrier with hook. Hanging these curtains from a ceiling mounted track like the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Curtain Track, will maximize the perks of these curtains (light blocking, sound absorbing, energy efficient, etc.) by creating a floor-to-ceiling virtual wall.
HOW MUCH CURTAIN?
Before ordering, decide how you want to have your curtains look when the project is completed. For placement, if mounting on the ceiling, first decide how far out from the wall you would like your track to be. If you love the look of full curtains, multiply the length of the track by 0.6 and add this to the original track length. This is your curtain width. If you want even more fullness in your curtains, double the length of the track for your curtain width. You then will need to measure from the track to where you want the curtain to fall. This measurement becomes your curtain length. Confused? No problem! Contact us and we can help.
Create a sanctuary in your bedroom and get the sleep you deserve, and need, by adding Eclipse curtains. Not sure what color will work best? Contact our friendly customer service team and we will send you samples. Call us at 888-434-7444 so we can help you make it happen.
As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak widens and the number of patients being admitted to hospitals grows, medical professionals and hospital administrators are looking for emergency alternatives which provide more beds for patients during this crisis. Whether it’s leveraging empty facilities, re-purposing space within an existing hospital, or building temporary structures to serve as hospitals, many options are being implemented to best serve the public as the Coronavirus spreads.
Distancing, quarantines and isolation have become the new normal. Medical professionals are making do with limited personal protection equipment (PPE). One technique that has long been used in hospitals to provide both privacy and a barrier between patients is the use of hospital privacy cubicle curtains. These hospital curtains are typically made of durable fabric that can easily be laundered and installed on tracks with rollers to provide easy mobility of the curtain as it is opened and closed. Often the fabrics utilized are anti-microbial to reduce the transfer of infection from one person to another via the curtains. This type hospital curtain typically has mesh headers that allow for sprinkler systems to be effective for full room coverage in the event of a fire. Hospital curtains must always be made of Fire Retardant (FR) fabric for safety purposes. Despite any rush to assemble a temporary facility, these safety attributes must always be considered.
Curtain-Tracks.com is currently seeing a significant surge in requests for hospital curtains and hospital curtain tracks to be used in these expansion efforts. We are working with our supply chain partners to ensure that these products are being availed to customers with short lead times to meet these urgent needs. Curtain-Tracks.com stocks some “Quick Ship” curtains in standard sizes that can usually be shipped immediately upon order, along with the track hardware to effectively install the curtains. Replacement inventory orders are being blended into production along with the rush orders we are processing for large quantity orders. The Curtain-Tracks.com team is available to help any medical facility or contractor that needs additional curtains and tracks.
Call our expert staff to get advice, pricing and lead times on emergency/temporary hospital privacy cubical curtains, privacy cubicle curtain track, and other related accessories. We can be reached toll free at (888) 434-7444.
As restaurants transition from being closed or operating with “Take-Out Only” service, many owners are thinking long and hard about how best to safely open following the COVID-19 outbreak. Many are changing their operating procedures to incorporate additional sanitation efforts, incorporating personal protection equipment (PPE), and maintaining spacing to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
One example of some creative thinking by a restaurant owner in North Canton, Ohio is the use of transparent curtains between tables. Because the Twisted Citrus dining area is relatively small, it prevented the tables from being separated by the prescribed six feet. The restaurant owner decided to suspend working transparent vinyl curtains between each table. This allows diners to feel safely separated from other parties while not feeling confined while they ate.The vinyl curtains can be wiped down frequently and washed each evening. While they utilized a simple PVC pipe to hang these see-through curtains, a track option would provide a more refined look and improve upon this particular solution.
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If you are considering an implementation of divider curtains in your restaurant, Curtain-Tracks.com can be your source to make that happen. We offer track systems that can be ceiling mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Drop chains can also be utilized to reduce the height of the curtains required while dealing with high ceilings in the restaurant. In addition, Curtain-Tracks.com offers commercial grade transparent vinyl curtains, as well as anti-microbial fabric curtains in a wide range of styles and colors. These are all options to help quickly deploy divider curtains in your dining area.
Our knowledgeable sales staff is at the ready to discuss your project and help you select the hardware and divider curtain combination that will best suit your needs. We all want to be safe while getting back to normal and supporting our local eateries. This may be one way to help establish trust with your clientele while increasing your immediate sales.
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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!
When it comes to choosing curtains for your windows, how do you know which style you should choose? A single panel for your window, or dramatic curtains, or perhaps contrast curtains, etc.? The possibilities are endless. Here we will tackle a few different options that hopefully will make the decision making process a bit easier.
SINGLE CURTAIN PANELS
A single curtain panel can create a simple look to a room but also be functional when closed. Keep it closed or simply pull it open by simply sweeping it to the side. To add a finished look to your window, you can have custom tie-backs made (we can help!). Curtain tie-backs add that polished look and can create a simple yet elegant touch to any room. They are especially effective with floor-to-ceiling curtains and curtains used on sliding glass doors.
If you are looking to create a dramatic look with curtains hung on ceiling mount curtain tracks, especially in a more formal space such as a living room, Interior Decor Trends suggests, "The living room curtains can also be an aesthetic accent to take the viewer by surprise. If the living room is spacious and bright enough, you can opt for dramatic blackout curtains in dark color. The same goes for the living room in white or the one with light wood furniture. Velvet and other thick fabrics add even more dramatic effect to this design."
Another current curtain trend (pun intended) Decor Aid shares are contrasting colors on eclipse curtains. They suggest, "Look for contrasting drapes that boast a strong color juxtaposed with a warm neutral for a stylishly layered look with ease. And as contrasting window treatments lend a modern spirit to any room, pair them with minimal fittings for a clean and polished look, and go for colors you know you won’t tire of quickly."
UP TO YOU
There are so many possibilities when it comes to decorating your windows and we just covered three. You can find more ideas and inspiration on our blog, on our Pinterest page, or please feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team! 1-888-465-0274.
is right around the corner and with that comes boating season. For boat owners
everywhere, taking your boat of storage is filled with excitement and
anticipation. Excitement for the many hours to be enjoyed on the water and
anticipation of how the interior looks after a long winter in storage. If
your anticipation turns to sadness because you notice there needs to be some
updating or replacing of curtains in the interior of your boat, turn that frown
upside down because Curtain-Tracks is here to help!
No matter the weather, we have the best selection of tracks and boat curtains around. In fact, we can custom make your curtains to your exact specifications. From our experience, no two boat windows are exactly the same, and because of this, you can’t just shop around for boat curtains that will fit just right. Boats aren’t perfectly symmetrical, so we recommend carefully measuring every job. Our boat curtain fabrics are durable, flame retardant, and Safe-T-Stitching locks in hems and seams. Not only are they high quality, they are available in a variety of colors. We’ve also got liners and blackout fabrics. Choose your fabric and then we highly recommend installing your boat curtains with snap tape. Snap tape affixes the curtain to the track via snaps that quickly and easily release the curtain panel when roughly pulled. Snap tape allows you to easily change the décor, keeps your curtains from ripping and your tracks from being damaged if a passenger aggressively grabs the curtain quickly due to rough seas.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK
Now that you have your curtains, if you find you need new curtain tracks, we suggest one of the most useful tracks for boats, the CurtainMate curtain track, This track is often used in boats and RVs. It is a small track that keeps a low profile, can be bent by hand, and is easy to install. It’s available in White, Brown, Gray, Black, Tan, Dark Desert, and Dark Slate so you can choose the color that best compliments the interior of your boat.
Ready to spruce up your boat for the season? Give us a call at 888-434-7444, and we will help you every step of the wa including custom making your curtains!
You probably don’t need to attend an educational seminar on sleep disorders to know that you sleep better in the dark. The production of sleep hormones can be affected by just the light from a child’s night-light. We’ve heard that ideal sleeping conditions are a pitch-dark room set to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. That seems a little chilly to us, but we couldn’t agree more about the light…or lack of light. Unfortunately, most bedroom window treatments do not effectively block enough light to create ideal sleeping conditions.
There are many benefits when it comes to apartment living. The biggest benefit being they are often in the center of everything you could ever need, including shopping centers, entertainment and restaurants. Apartment complexes are also providing more and more amenities to its tenants that range from movie theaters to coffee shops to state-of-the-art fitness complexes. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn't it? The one downside, however, is the neutral look that comes standard in each apartment... usually beige paint on the walls and budget blinds on the windows. Pretty unamazing. If you are looking to spruce up your apartment home to reflect some excitement and character, there is a solution that won't break the bank. Add some curtains!
Curtains can add that instant "Wow" factor and can allow your personality to shine through. When we talk about curtains, it is natural to only think of hanging curtains on windows but they can also be used to divide a room and create additional closet and storage space Either way, many of our customers use our 84003 track with 84162 Wall Mount Brackets because they are the least obtrusive to the eye plus the brackets only leave small holes that can be easily repaired when removed. That means you can add curtains nearly anywhere in your apartment without worrying about not getting your deposit back when you move out!
Whether you are looking to add sheers, eclipse or ripplefold curtains to your windows, or a room divider to create a virtual wall, we have everything you need. Click on over to one of our other blog posts on ideas on how to add curtains to your apartment or check us out on Pinterest!
With some states implementing out of state travel restrictions this summer due to COVID-19, families are getting creative with their vacation plans in an effort to avoid hotels, planes, and other public places. They are purchasing RVs. In fact, in a recent Business Insider article, it stated that the RV Industry Association found that a survey revealed that 20% of US residents have become more interested in RV travel over air travel, tent camping, cruises and even rental stays. "According to a study conducted by Kampgrounds of America (KOA), which runs a series of privately owned campgrounds, 34% of prospective US and Canada-based campers say that road trips will be the safest form of travel when stay-at-home orders have been lifted. This increasing interest in road trips may also lead to 46 million Americans will take an RV trip in the next year, according to the RV Industry Association."
Not everyone is buying a brand-new RV though. Purchasing a used RV can bring just as much joy as a new one but at a lesser cost. For those who have purchased a used RV, there are ways to upgrade this new home on wheels to truly make it yours. We suggest starting with the windows. Whether you are looking to replace the windshield wraparound curtains, window curtains, divider and bunk curtains or even shower curtains, Curtain-Tracks can supply custom-sized RV curtains to fit any vehicle including recreation vehicles (RV), campers and motorhomes. We know that no two vehicles are exactly alike which is why having curtains custom made will ensure the perfect fit. Not only will your new custom curtain fit impeccably, we offer flame retardant fabrics which meet FMVSS 302 standards as well as lining materials for improved blackout and insulation purposes. So they look great, are safe and super functional!
Curtains aside, you may also want to update your curtain tracks and hardware. C-T customer Lila T. recently updated her RV. She used Track 3110-4 and mounted it to the window frame with 2-sided foam tape. This track is made of PVC plastic and is flexible, non-corrosive, and rust free. She then added 3042 glides sewn to the curtain and 3032 end caps. The end result is a refreshed look to her home on the road.
If you are planning on hitting the open road in 2020 and want to update the look inside your RV, Curtain-Tracks is here to help! Contact us to learn more about custom curtains, shower curtains, curtain tracks and hardware. Have a fantastic time socially distancing in your RV but don't forget the interior updates!