Curtain Rods & Tracks

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Your Guide To Curtain Poles And Tracks

Curtain poles and tracks are accessories you commonly obtain for your home. Of course, there are lots of things to think about when you purchase these accessories, so it is easy to forget something. To help you with your upcoming purchase, we have answered some of the frequently asked questions regarding curtain poles and tracks we get in our store. So, be sure to read on if you need some additional information.

What Is The Ideal Length For My Curtain Pole?

The length of a curtain pole must coincide with the measurements you take from your window, so no two curtain poles are necessarily the same. When you take your measurements, it is important not to solely include the measurement of the window itself, you also need to have some excess on either side to ensure your curtains cover the full window. Most manufacturers recommend an excess of 15 centimetres on either side.

What Is The Best Diameter For My Curtain Pole?

When you select pole diameter, you should always take two things into consideration. One of the functional things to consider is the overall weight of your curtains. If your curtains are quite heavy, you do not want a curtain pole that is too thin, as it can bend under the weight of your curtains. Of course, if you are buying a pole for some sheer curtains, you can choose a lighter option.

The second thing to consider is your own personal preference where style is concerned. Do you prefer a curtain pole made from wood, or one made from plastic? You could also choose a metal option, counted among the most durable curtain poles. While this has little to do with the actual diameter, material is important considering the benefits each one provides.

Can I Adjust A Curtain Pole?

When you look at our range, you will notice that there are different types of curtain poles. Some have a decorative end, which makes it harder to cut the pole to the size you want and get the same effect. Of course, there are some options where intricate decorative elements are not present, making it easier to cut it down if you require.

How Does The Weight Of My Curtains Influence My Choice Of Curtain Pole?

We already mentioned that the weight of your curtains will influence which curtain pole you choose. As a general rule of thumb, only choose the thinner curtain poles for curtains that weigh less than 3 kilograms. For curtains that weigh more than 10 kilograms, it is recommended to choose some of the more durable curtain poles in our catalogue.

Can I Use Curtain Poles And Tracks On A Bay Window?

Not all curtain poles and tracks are suitable for bay windows, and this is something that must be taken into consideration before placing an order. However, there is one thing customers must remember when it comes to bay windows, more specifically to always choose a flexible material.

In our range, there are tracks and poles that are made from a PVC material. Plastic is more flexible than wood or metal, so this should be your first go-to. Since a lot of these options can be bend my hand, you can adjust them to make them fit perfectly around your bay window.

Of course, curtain tracks and poles made from PVC are not all suitable for your bay window. So, if you need one, it is always best to look at some dedicated tracks and poles for bay windows in our catalogue. If you find yourself struggling to pick the right one, you can always get in touch with the Spotlight team for some assistance.

What Curtain Accessories And Fixtures Are Available At Spotlight?

Spotlight provides one of the largest selections of curtain accessories and fixtures for amazing prices. In our catalogue, you can find the basics such as curtain poles and tracks, but we also deliver brackets, tiebacks, holdbacks, and other common accessories you will need for your window.

Not quite sure which of our accessories and fixtures you need for your window? Get some help from the expert team at Spotlight. Contact us today via telephone or email, or simply drop by in person.



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