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The installation of these curtain track systems is not complicated, and can be completed by most Do-It-Yourselfers (DIY’s). With the use of simple tools (drill, screw driver, laser level, miter saw), the installations can be completed fairly quickly. You should use good judgment in assessing the mounting surface to be sure the tracks will be adequately supported. Review the topics below for more information, and download the specific installation instructions to aid you with your project.

Fasteners

Curtain-Tracks.com does not sell mounting fasteners (screws, toggle bolts, anchors, etc.) as specific installations vary widely, and can best be addressed at your local hardware store. When selecting screws/bolts that are to be inserted through the slot in a track, be sure to consider that the head of the screw/bolt must fit clearly through the slot without marring the track. It is advisable to attach tracks and brackets to ceiling joists and wall studs or other solid supporting surfaces whenever possible. Anchors can also be used when sheetrock offers the only attaching surface.

Multiple Track or Wider Applications

Wider applications may require that tracks be mounted end to end. Some track systems offer splicers that connect the track sections, while others require that the tracks be aligned and abutted during installation without additional hardware. In either case, it is important to fully align the tracks to minimize the seam and thus reduce the likelihood that carriers jam in transit. Often, the use of a laser level can assist in marking consistent mounting locations to assist with this alignment. When installing tracks to be used with two way draw curtains that meet in the middle, it is advisable to center the seam so that carriers are not traveling over the seam.

Cord Drawn Traverse Rods and Tracks

Curtain-Tracks.com does not offer cord drawn systems. All Curtain-Track systems are hand drawn systems.

Attaching Wands or Batons

Some curtain track systems offer master carriers that allow for easy attachment of a wand or baton to draw curtains or draperies open or closed. For systems where a master carrier is not offered, you can also add an additional carrier between the 1st and 2nd carrier on each panel, allowing a free carrier that can be used to support a baton or wand.

Mounting Holes

Most curtain tracks do not have the mounting holes pre-drilled. To drill holes, identify where the holes should be positioned and mark the track. Using a small bit, drill pilot holes centered in the slot through the top of the track. Standard drill bits work fine on all aluminum tracks. After confirming that the pilot hole is centered in the correct position, use an appropriate bit that creates holes that will accommodate your screws of bolts. Take care not to damage the slot of the curtain track when drilling or mounting the track.

3108 Slide-Rite vertical surface mount track - ABS

Wall Mount

Concealed Flange Mount

3110 Slide-Rite wall or ceiling mount track - ABS

Ceiling Mount Curtain Track Installation

Recessed Mount

3112 Slide-Rite wall mount track - aluminum

Wall Mount

3114 Easy-Glide ceiling mount track - aluminum

Ceiling Mount

3116 VSM Easy-Glide vertical surface mount track - PVC

Ceiling Mount

3118 Heavy Duty Slide-Rite - aluminum

Recessed Mount

Ceiling Mount

3120 Extra Heavy Duty Slide-Rite - aluminum

Ceiling Mount

Recessed Mount

3292 Silent-Glide - aluminum

Ceiling Mount With 3080 Snap-in Retainer

Wall Mount With 3080 Snap-in Retainer

3294 Slide-Rite wall or ceiling mount - aluminum

Ceiling Mount

Wall Mount

3296 Slide-Rite vertical surface mount - aluminum

Wall Mount

Concealed Flange Mount

4148 "L" Beam Traverse Rod Sets

Ceiling Mount

5100 VSM - aluminum

Use a No. 8 Pan Head Screw

Use a No. 8 Counter Sink Screw

6100 Flexible Curtain Track

32124 Low Profile - aluminum

Ceiling Mount

Recessed Mount

42124 Standard Hand Draw

Ceiling Mount

Recessed Mount

52124 Standard Hand Draw

Ceiling Mount

Recessed Mount

84003 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track - Ceiling Mount

Ceiling Mount

84003 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track - Wall Mount

Wall Mount

84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track - Ceiling Mount

Ceiling Mount

88001 Privacy Cubicle Curtain Track

Ceiling Mount

4108 Rec-Trak

Ceiling Mount

Ceiling Mount

Wall Mount

4372 Deluxe Shower Curtain Track

Ceiling Mount

Ceiling Mount

Wall Mount

3290 Silent-Glide petite - aluminum

Ceiling Mount

Ceiling Mount Alternative

Wall Mount

5400 CurtainMate