Can I purchase curtain tracks at Spotlight?
Spotlight offers tracks for a variety of curtains including sheers, lightweight, and heavyweight curtains. Other choices include hand drawn or corded tracks. In addition, you will find extra runners, end stops, joining pieces and more in this range, so you can combine pieces of track to fit the widest window openings. Some curtain tracks are extendable and can be adjusted to fit, while others can be cut to size to fit the window.
What kind of curtain track should I use?
It is important to match the weight of your curtain track to the curtains. Sheer curtains will only need a lightweight track, whereas full-length, heavy curtains will need something more substantial, particularly if your window is large and the curtains will be closed on a regular basis. If you dont want to touch your curtains when drawing and opening them, you can choose to use a corded track which allows you to pull a cord by the side of the window, or opt to use a flick stick that hangs down by the side of your curtain and can be pulled to move the curtain along the track.
How do I measure up for a curtain track?
You will need to decide if you want to have your curtains hang in front of the window or by the side of the window when they are in the open position. Sometimes you dont have a choice due to the configuration of the windows, but if there is room, then you will let more light in by extending the curtain rail past the window on both sides.
Also, although you can join tracks, curtains dont always slide easily over a join so if you can put the join in the middle, where the curtains meet, that will save you possible problems later on. Curtain tracks that need to cover longer distances or go around corners will benefit from extra support brackets.
Does Spotlight stock extra gliders for curtain tracks?
Yes, you can get extra gliders for all our curtain tracks here. It is always advisable to get some spare gliders when buying curtain tracks as gliders are exposed to sunlight a lot of the time, which makes them brittle after a period of time, and just when you decide to take down your curtains for washing, you might find several of the gliders breaking in the process. New gliders will easily clip onto your track to solve the problem.
What else is available in the track range?
If you notice any draughts around the edges of windows or doors while installing your curtains, or you have a problem with dust blowing in, check out our various options for door and window seals. Choose from rolls of self-adhesive sealing tape, that can be cut to size to fit your door and window openings, as well as purpose-made door seals in a variety of designs.