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There are so many track options. How can I select the most appropriate curtain track system for my particular application?

There are several tools available on the Curtain-Tracks.com website that can help you to select the right track system to meet your needs. The Applications section recommends popular options for a given use. You will also notice that the tracks are listed in subcategories such as wall mount, ceiling mount, aluminum, plastic, and flexible tracks. Finally, if the information provided in the site is not sufficient, please call us or email us with detailed information and we will be happy to make a recommendation and provide specifications for a full drapery hardware solutions.

How do I know which accessories are compatible with a given track style?

By clicking on the detailed profile for a given track, you will see the primary accessories that are compatible displayed below the detailed description and images of the particular track.

I need a track that is wider than the 8 ft sections?

Many of the tracks can be mounted end to end for wider applications. Some systems offer splicers (e.g. 84003, 4108, 88001 tracks) that aid in the alignment, while others are simply mounted end to end for wider applications. The 6100 flexible track can be purchased in coiled sections up to 164 foot continuous length of track. You should be cautious not to select a track that is too light for a given application. If you are unsure of the best choice, one of the Curtain-Tracks.com advisers will be happy to assist you.

Can all accessories be used interchangeably?

No. Particular track styles will only accommodate a certain subset of compatible accessories. Use the information provided on the Website to confirm that a given accessory is compatible with the track you have selected.

I have an old track already installed and am trying to purchase replacement carriers? How did I select the correct carriers?

The best option is to try to match one of the carrier styles that we offer to an existing carrier. If you don’t have an existing compatible carrier, find the track style that most closely matches the dimensions of the existing track, and review the compatible carriers to find a match that best meets your needs.

I want the curtain track system used in hotel rooms. Do you offer that type drapery hardware?

We certainly do. The 84003 and 84004 ball bearing carrier tracks and accessories are the same durable systems you see in most hotels. They offer great performance and value and come highly recommended as one of our most popular curtain track systems. We offer kits that include all the hardware you would need for an 8 foot track, or you can purchase the items individually as well.

Do you carry the ceiling tracks that I have seen in hospitals and doctors offices?

Yes. You should consider the 88001 privacy cubicle track, which is what you see in most medical facilities. It offers easy rolling wheeled carriers, is a heavy duty track, and also features pre-bent 45 degree and 90 degree corners or elbows.

Which track should I use to make an oval shower curtain track around a claw foot tub?

We have two good options for your consideration. Take a look at the 4108 aluminum track which can be hand bent to form any angle while only requiring a 2 inch bend radius. The 6100 flexible curtain track is another option that comes coiled and will readily form arcs, bends, and angles to meet your needs. We also offer the 4185 beaded chain drops in three lengths to allow the shower curtains to be lowered from the ceiling track, and those can be shorted as needed by the customer.

Do you have a track that would allow me to contour a curtain in a bay window?

The 6100 flexible curtain track is ideally suited for bay windows, or other areas where bends to arcs are needed. Because it comes coiled, there is no need to splice sections of track together with this system, thus eliminating seams that can sometimes cause carrier jams.

What track system would you recommend for a standard medium duty window curtain for my home?

The 84003 and 84004 ball bearing carrier tracks are probably your best choice. The ball bearing carriers move very smoothly, and the range of accessories including master carriers sets and batons provide you with the most flexibility to configure a system to meet your needs.