Several months ago, Curtain-Tracks had the opportunity to work with the Army Corps of Engineers as they installed curtains to separate beds and create an isolation facility for Soldiers, Airmen and State Guardsmen suspected of having COVID-19. The barracks allowed the men and women to recover in a safe environment and prevent further spread of the virus. They used 88001 track which is commonly used in hospital and medical facilities. It is an aluminum track that can be spliced together for longer applications. They also used the 88100 carriers which are two wheel carriers with hook, and “quick ship” privacy cubicle curtains These curtains not only ship quickly, they are flame retardent per NFPA #701 standards and machine washable.
In the image below, Texas Army Sgt. Keith Huffstuttler, a team leader with Task Force 176’s 840th Engineering Mobility Augmentation Company, installs curtains to separate beds in Camp Swift.
In the image below, Texas Army National Guard combat engineers Pvt. Blake Hall and Spc. Nallely Cantu, both members of the 840th Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, operating within Task Force 176, install curtains to separate beds in Camp Swift barracks.
Since the outbreak of COVD-19, the team at Curtain-Tracks has had the opportunity to not only work with the Army Corps of Engineers, but with several other medical facilities and organizations as they create isolation facilities due to COVID-19. If your organization needs privacy curtains, curtain tracks or hardware, we are here to help. We wish all the men and women at Camp Swift good health!
Image Credits: U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Giles
When the architects designing Vikram Chatwal's Dream Downtown Hotel (their website, like the hotel, is under construction) needed to identify a curtain track system that would provide both the functionality and style they envisioned for the shower curtains in the guest rooms, they turned to the RECMAR 3120 track. The 7140 wheeled carriers combined with the stainless steel 7142 J Hooks and sleek style of the track offered the perfect solution.
UNUSUAL ANGLES AND CORNERS
If you have ever tried to decorate or refurbish an older home, you know that a perfectly square angle is rare at best. Houses settle and time can make corners and windows slightly more or less than 90 degree angles. Other homes might have unusual windows with intentionally different angles. All of these give homes great character, but when it comes time for window treatments, designers and homeowners are puzzled.
Bob Vila probably has lots of great DIY tricks to help with renovating odd angles, but Curtain-Tracks has an even easier solution: our flexible 6100 curtain track. Homeowners can be happy that there are simple ways to hang curtains on each window in their home. Whether it is Grandma’s old house, a new house that has settled, or even in a hotel, our flexible curtain track will give you a custom look without the custom price.
MEET THE FLEXIBLE TRACK
Curtain-Tracks Reader, Kendra, sent us this photo of her recent hotel stay. Her room was wonderfully quaint and had a boutique style. The windows immediately grabbed her attention because they were an unusual shape. One of the windows was tucked into a corner of the room that served the purpose as a reading nook. Rather than leave the unique style of this space bare, the hotel designer used a flexible curtain track to add even more excitement to the already interesting part of the room. It allowed them to be creative and functional at the same time!
SO MUCH EASIER AND EFFECTIVE
In this particular space, if the designer would have tried to use two traditional straight tracks, they would have had quite the headache getting them to line up perfectly in the corner, and the hotel guests would have had an annoying gap of light between the two separate curtains. Instead, the designer was able to simplify the solution with the 45 degree corner. They used the 6100 track to make one smooth track with no gaps and one large curtain. That means no gaps nor annoying light coming through, and no struggle during installation.
NO STRENGTH NEEDED
Because our flexible curtain track can be bent by hand, the only measurement you need to order is the length. Once the track arrives at the doorstep, two hands are the only tools needed to get the right angle. Then, only a screw driver is needed for installation of the mounting bracket. Easy! Custom! Affordable! A pretty great collection of adjectives, if we do say so ourselves!
Check us out at www.Curtain-Tracks.com today to put the finishing touches on your own boutique window. The flexibility of our flexible curtain tracks is just awesome; try it out for yourself!
Our Wall Mount Curtain Track selection is one of the best around and our customers especially love the Recmar 5400 CurtainMate Curtain Track. The 5400 CurtainMate is a wall mount track and is available in 3 foot sections. The shorter sections of track make it especially useful in RVs that have limited space. However, if you need more track for longer lengths, the track can be joined end to end. The 5400 CurtainMate Track is narrow and only protrudes less than .5 inch away from where it is mounted. This is important because it allows very little light to shine into the RV when the curtains are closed, meaning better sleep for the family!
The CurtainMate Curtain Track has mounting holes spaced every 9 inches and can even be bent to a 15 inch radius horizontally, and vertically 5 inches per 36 inch section. To bend it slightly, all you need to do is heat the track in hot water and bend it gently. It is available in a variety of colors, including: white, brown, gray, black, tan, dark desert and dark slate and works well with 3070 snap carriers (available in white or black) and 5034 end caps, available in the same colors as the CurtainMate track.
When it comes to all of our curtains tracks and accessories, you can expect a high quality product and exceptional, personalized customer service that is second to none. Let us help you with your next project, whether in an RV, truck, boat, workplace or home.
Thumb through any design magazine and you often see articles focused on room makeovers, budget redesigns, and do it yourself projects aimed to enhance the beauty of a room. In doing just that and reviewing the Fall 2010 issue of Do It Yourself Magazine, a Better Homes and Gardens publication, we noticed several examples where designers were using curtains instead of doors. We wanted to share several examples with you to help inspire your "inner designer!"
As summer winds down, countless students are packing their possessions and preparing for their first year away at a college or university. With that experience for many, it includes moving into a dormitory (dorm) and taking up residence with a roommate. Regardless of whether that roommate is a friend from high school or a stranger met on dorm “move in day,” there will certainly be times when most students will crave some privacy. Dorm rooms typically offer very little of that precious commodity we call solitude, but Curtain-Tracks.com may be able to help. With the simple addition of a ceiling mounted curtain track, a divider curtain can be installed from floor to ceiling. The track can be mounted to the ceiling with a few screws or by the use of clamps that leave no holes at all if the ceiling is a drop/acoustic ceiling with tile suspended in a grid system.
Peter, Paul and Mary once sang a song that was not only famous, but extremely catchy as well. "Where have all the flowers gone?" is the theme for this post. That means everytime you ask yourself, "Where have all the carriers gone?" you have to sing it to the tune of this song!
Although we make light of the fact that curtain carriers do go missing, it is a very real question we must ask. Where do they really go? Well, if you didn't buy your curtain tracks and hardware from Curtain-Tracks, they could very well have disappeared due to low quality. Rest assured, we can help. We have a large inventory of carriers, glides, hooks, brackets, end stops, and accessories, and we can almost always find the correct drapery hardware that will work with your current curtain track, even if it is not one of ours.
REPLACEMENT PARTS TO THE RESCUE!
We often hear from our customers when they are missing carriers in their showers. We had a customer who was missing several carriers and the remaining ones were in poor working order. After speaking with him and learning more about the products currently being used, he was able to keep his existing curtain track simply by purchasing a full set of our 7122 Curtain Track Button Carriers. The 7122 Button Carrier has a stainless steel hook and provides a ready made accessory to hang curtains with pre-existing holes -p perfect for shower curtains! By keeping his existing track, he was able to save time and money. Win-win.
Can we help get your curtain track working for you again? Call our Customer Service Team at 888-465-0274 or send us some pictures at email@example.com and we will do our best to get your curtain track up and running again. As always, we are here to help and maybe, just maybe, you will be able to get that song out of your head once your track and hardware are ready to go.
What do you do if you're a parent or teacher and have more children's drawings to hang up than you do space on your bulletin board or refrigerator? Before you think about putting holes in your walls from push pins to tack up the picture, consider a much more elegant approach that will let you hang other things, too: the bulldog clip.
NOT SO SMOOTH
Sometimes we take things for granted, like how curtains are supposed to glide smoothly on a curtain track. They should open and close easily without a second thought. But that's not always the case.
On a recent trip to Utah, a Curtain-Tracks team member stayed in a hotel and after settling in, went to the window to open the eclipse curtains using a wand to let some light into the room and to check out the view. Should have been easy-peasy. But these carriers didn't glide... force had to be used to open and close the curtains using the wand. How irritating...
In a case like this, we always recommend double checking the track to make sure it isn't bent out of shape. A track that is bent can cause carriers to get stuck and not move easily. If that isn't the problem, we suggest checking to see if there are two tracks joined and that they are even. If the track looks good, then the carriers should be looked at. It just may be time to replace one or more of them. For these particular curtains, our 84100 and 84102 ball bearing carriers are super smooth plus they are affiordable. They are made of alloy so they resist rusting and they are 20% - 25% smaller than traditional curtain carriers. That means there is less stacking space and the curtains will open into a smaller space. So not only are they smooth, they also allow the curtains to be be pulled back further revealing a bigger view from the window.
Not sure what carrier is right for your project? Our website has a wide variety of carriers, like Sew-In Button Carriers, the 7120 Curtain Track Single Snap Carrier, the 84104 Wheeled Snap Carrier, plus so many more. You are sure to find the perfect one for your project, but if you aren't 100% sure what carriers would work best, give us a call. We'd love to help.
Installing a drop ceiling is a great way to hide an existing ceiling that isn’t aesthetically pleasing, and create a cozy feeling in a room, but it can make hanging curtains a challenge, but certainly not impossible.