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Cruising With Curtain Tracks

JUST CRUISING AROUND

We’ve often written about using curtain tracks in personal boats but for this blog post, we want to talk about big boats. When we say big, we mean cruise ships! Cruise ships use curtain tracks in a wide variety of places. In fact, we noticed curtain tracks used not only in the main guest cabins, but also in the restaurant, fitness locker rooms, entertainment stage, and spa. That’s a lot of curtain tracks!



A LITTLE PRIVACY

When it comes to the guest cabins, Curtain-Tracks curtains and accessories are used to cover the window, in the shower, and to separate the sleeping area from the living space. This is particularly helpful when a family has young children who may go to bed early and the parents prefer to stay up watching some TV after the kids are in bed. But the most used curtain track in these rooms is most likely the one over the main window. These windows are often large round windows so guests can gaze out at the water while traveling. The 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track could be used for a project like this. It is an aluminum track with silver satin finish and is available in 6 foot, 8 foot, 12 foot and 16 foot sections. If a longer track is needed, sections of track can be spliced together for longer applications. Another option is our popular 6100 Flexible Curtain Track.


GETTING SOME EXTRA ZZZZZZs…

When you are cruising, you are usually on vacation. When you are on vacation, you may want to catch up on some extra sleep. But if you happen to be cruising in Alaska in the summer where the days are long and the sun doesn’t set until late in the evening, curtains are very much welcomed. For this reason, oure Eclipse curtains are perfect to help block out the light!

We’ve said it before and we will say it again, there are so many uses for curtain tracks and Curtain-Tracks.com has the best selection around. Let us know if we can help you with your next project!


4 years ago

Ready For Industrial Curtain Walls?


INDUSTRIAL CURTAIN WALLS

We often write articles on the functionality of curtain walls in open office spaces but curtain walls can also be effective in industrial spaces. They are used in a variety of settings including auto & body shops, manufacturing plants, warehouses, stadiums, welding shops, and even churches. They are retractable so when pulled closed, they create a partition and when pulled back, they create an open space. We work with many business that use curtain walls for noise reduction, to contain fumes and dust when working on specific projects, or to create a separate area for storage and supplies. When you use industrial curtain walls, the options are endless!

SO MANY BENEFITS

Industrial curtain walls aren't just functional... they offer so many other benefits! They are resistant to high temperatures, are UV resistant, Hydrostatic resistant, and cold crack resistant. There are also flame resistance options available as well as reinforced vinyl options. Each curtain wall is made to meet your custom needs and include grommet tops and weighted bottoms. We stand by our products and offer a 1-year manufacturer warranty on curtain construction, plus, our curtain walls pass the NFPA 701 Large- & Small-Scale standard. If you have any questions, we encourage you to Contact Us. If you are ready to move forward with your industrial curtain walls, simply REQUEST A QUOTE.


2 years ago

Time to Get Rid of That Boring Shower Curtain Rod

DON'T BE BORING

You have options when you hang your shower curtains. The standard rod that comes in most homes is fine if you like something plain and boring like the picture below. But hanging your shower curtain from a curtain track will not only be more durable, it also looks better! Especially when you add your shower curtain from a track that is ceiling mounted.


OPTIONS

The 4108 Bendable I-Beam track is an amazing option. This silver or black anodized aluminum track has a satin finish and can also be hand bent to a minimum 2-inch radius. Another option is Track 88001. This is a popular aluminum track with a silver satin finish. If you are looking to add chains to your curtains, try this track with the 88102 carriers with ball chain and hook. This is an incredibly popular look that is often seen in model homes because it creates a clean, sleek, yet stylish, feel to the bathroom. You can add a beautiful vanity, mirror, and light fixtures but if your shower curtain hangs on a regular old rod, well that’s just plain boring. And don’t forget: if you are looking for a great shower curtain, we have an amazing selection!



TIME TO UPGRADE

If you are upgrading your bathroom, don’t forget about your shower. For more inspiration and bathroom design ideas, check us out on Pinterest. Just remember that when it comes to adding shower curtain tracks to your bathroom, you have so many options!

1 year ago

Hanging Curtains on Tall Windows

We’re not going to lie, decorating tall windows can be intimidating. Two-story and other tall windows are becoming common features of roomy, modern homes, but are a challenge for hanging window treatments. We’ve noticed that some home owners simply give up without hanging anything. This approach will certainly put you in the clean, simple, modern design category, but may also push you right into the stark, sterile, and cold category. You’ve got to warm up those windows with some 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

Man Card Crew Project 1 - Poker Garage

Curtain-Tracks.com had previously announced its affiliation with the Man Cave Crew, a new home improvement television show targeting design makeover projects designed specifically for men. Production continues and the first episode should air by the end of the year.

12 years ago

VW Westfalia Camper Curtains & Hardware

In response to our call for pictures in this month's email newsletter, Tim W. from Bangor, ME was the first to respond.  Thanks Tim!  He shared the picture below showing the new curtains he added to his VW Westfalia Camper (also known as a Westy).  Tim used the 3096 Wrinkle Band and 4040 Wrinkle Band Hooks for his project, along with the 3050 Eye Slides to replace some missing from his VW Westfalia curtain track system.

12 years ago

New Colors, New Fabric, and A New Track...Oh My!


NEW IS GOOD!

In our last blog post, we shared information on our new Chateau Privacy Curtains. Today, we want to tell you about a couple other new products, the nylon Dobie curtain and new colors of our 84004 track.

The nylon Dobie curtain is our newest waterproof shower curtain. It has all of the same wonderful qualities of our shower curtain line with one added bonus: it’s pretty! There is a subtle pattern repeated in the weave of the fabric that gives this polyester an elegant look and feel. The depth of this pattern creates visual interest and because it is available in white and beige, the nylon Dobie curtain will look great in any bathroom.

Behind the pretty face of this new curtain are the features that make it a logical choice for any wet space. The fabric is polyester treated to be water repellent for 50 commercial washes (the industry standard is 12 washes), making it not only pretty but also durable.


Nylon Dobie Curtain


STRONGER THAN STRONG

One of our most popular tracks, the 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track, has two new colors for a total of four options. Now available in white, silver, black and bronze, the color of this track is sure to work with your next project. The 84004 strong aluminum architectural track accommodates smooth rolling ball bearing carriers and can be mounted end to end for wider spans. Mounting holes are punched on 16 inch centers. This track is available in 8 foot sections, but please give us a call if you need longer lengths.

Stay tuned for our new line of industrial tracks coming soon. We are excited to share that these tracks, just like the Curtain-Track standard, will be strong, durable, and good looking. They will be able to take the toughest of the tough abuse and hold the heaviest of the heavy curtains.


SO MUCH AWESOMENESS

We are so excited about all of these new, awesome products! Some of these products are on our website, ready for you to order. Some will be posted shortly. All of them will make you happy! Visit www.Curtain-Tracks.com today to check out all of the updates.



5 years ago

Wrinkle Band For The Win!

CLEAN AND FRESH DIY PROJECT

Anyone who has read our blog knows that we love helping our customers with their DIY projects. We love it even more when we get to see the finished project! Check out the pictures that Hanna sent us about how well her vision turned into reality. To achieve the look shown in these pictures, Hanna used two of our products, 3096 Wrinkle Band Tape, and 4142 Hooks.

We love how clean and fresh her living room looks with the sheer white curtains. The wrinkle band gives this very simple fabric some depth and dimension by giving the illusion of pinch pleats on perfectly flat curtains. Using sheers on big windows like hers is a great choice because they still let in the light but allow for privacy and a different feel in the room.



BREAK IT DOWN

Our 4142 hooks come in bags of 14 and are meant to be combined with our carriers with glides, so anyone looking to duplicate this look could choose from 7130 Double Wheel Carrier or 4121 I Beam Nylon Wheel Carrier or other compatible carriers. The wrinkle band tape is made from white cotton and is sold by the yard. This tape is meant to be sewn into curtains or fabric, which creates a finished, professional look for just about any DIY project. We have a very similar hook, which is made from plastic. If you choose this one, you’ll need to choose our 7124 Button Carrier or our 84100 Ball Bearing Carrier.


NOT ONE BUT TWO PROJECTS

Hanna’s second set of pictures, a bedroom, are equally as pretty as her living room! She uses similar products here, but thinks outside of the window box by creating a room division with a ceiling mount track. So simple and so elegant! We love it when our customers use curtains and tracks in areas of the home other than windows. It adds an element of depth



Do you want to be famous on Curtain-Tracks.com?! Send us your project pictures today and YOU will be the topic of our next blog post! Fill out our Contact form and you can upload the picture directly to our website! We look forward to seeing yours soon!

5 years ago

Don’t Throw Away Leftovers

You ordered 12 feet of track, but only needed to use 10 feet. You don't want to throw away extra track, so what do you do?  Rest assured, you are not alone. Many of our curtain tracks come in pre-set length that you have to cut to fit your space, producing leftovers.

10 years ago

Ready To Go Small?


LESS IS MORE

Minimizing possessions and living with less is a pretty popular topic right now. That means getting rid of a lot of “stuff” including excess clothes, shoes, books, kitchenware, furniture, knick knacks, etc., etc., etc. For those courageous souls willing to minimize their possessions and live in a tiny house, we salute you! As you embark on this new lifestyle, we wanted to offer a couple suggestions where our products might help with this transition.

SMALL SPACES

Tiny houses range from 400 sq. ft. - 1,000 sq. ft. and most come with a bedroom/sleeping space, kitchenette, living space and bathroom. That doesn't leave a lot of space for storage. That means tiny house home owners need to get creative. For example, where there is a closet door (even a small one) consider replacing the door with curtains. They take up less space than closet doors when open and our 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is a perfect option. This track can be bent by hand to fit any odd angle. Add6151 Ceiling Cartridges, carriers, your favorite curtain to jazz up the space, and decide which hook you’ll need and you are done!


SHOWER TIME

Tiny houses often come with tiny showers. Adding a shower curtain track (again, we recommend the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track), it is the most versatile track because it is bendable by hand making it easy to fit nearly any space. Add a shower curtain of your choice and you are ready to take a hot shower.


EVEN MORE SPACE

Besides spicing up a closet or adding the finishing touch to a shower, you can add tracks behind the stairs or above kitchen cabinets. Add curtains and curtain tracks to create privacy and separate the living room from other spaces when you have guests staying the night. Our privacy cubicle track can be mounted to the ceiling so it is out of the way during the day, but can create a light and sound reduced area at night when combined with our eclipse fabric. The options are endless.


ARE YOU READY TO MINIMIZE?

Would you consider downsizing to a tiny house or already live in one? We would love to hear about your creative storage solutions!


4 years ago

Curtains on the Move: Hanging Curtains in Your Vehicle

We like to encourage “out of the box” thinking. In fact, we like to get REALLY out of the box, as in, all the way out of the building. We are convinced that curtains are not just for living rooms or bedrooms…or even just for windows. We think curtains can be on the move.

8 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

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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