Choosing A Track For Curtains

Written by Tom on Wednesday February 3, 2021

A track for your curtains is one of the most important pieces of hardware for them. With a track in place, you can easily open and close the windows properly. However, if you purchased the wrong track, moving the window treatments will be difficult and it may even limit how you can effectively use them. For this reason, consider the factors that play a role in the selection of the right track for your curtains.

How many times will you open and close your curtains? You do not need a specific number here, but if the windows are in a room where you are likely to open and close them a lot, then it makes sense to invest in a quality track that can withstand the constant movement. Quality matters here.

What about the curtain fabric itself, the heavier the weight of the fabric the more durable and stronger the track needs to be. Most tracks can handle the weight of linen, but if you plan to use heavy drapery on these tracks, consider a thicker track or one designed to accommodate more weight.

Next, consider the benefits of motorizing. If you plan to motorize the track, you do want to take into consideration your options in terms of tracks available. It is often recommended that you consider motorized curtain track for those hard to reach windows or even when you want anautomated feature in your home.

Also, take into consideration the heading. Will you use a pinch pleat or a ripple fold for the heading? This could be just a difference in taste, but you also need to consider the visibility of the track. With the ripple fold, you will see the track whereas with the pinch pleat fold, you will not.

Look at several of the track options available to you on the market. Consider their effectiveness in your space. Take the time to focus in on the options you have based on what you would like to see in the room and the overall function you need.