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Curtain Tracks and Poles

Curtain Tracks and Poles

Choosing the right curtain tracks and poles is just as important as choosing the right curtains. Not only should they look good but you want them to perform well for many years to come.  That is why we offer a 10 year guarantee on all our curtain tracks and poles.

So does spending more money really mean better curtain hardware. Well just like curtain fabrics. More money does not automatically  mean a better product, even though it may look great.  Really what you want is to chose the right kind of track or pole to do the job properly.


corded curtain trackCorded curtain track

We don't sell plastic curtains tracks and for good reason. Yes they will cost less than the metal curtain tracks we supply. But they don't work anywhere near as well or last anywhere near as long.  So over the life time of the product the cost of metal curtain hardware works out cheaper. You also get the benefit of better looking curtain hardware. While also getting the superior smooth performance.

If you also factor in time fitting cheaper curtain tracks and poles (or worse paying someone). You will have to do this more often and have to attend to more maintenance issues. 

When it comes to maintenance there is none other than the occasional spray of silicone. Always handy having a can for this and many other jobs around the house. 

Choosing the right curtain tracks and poles is just as important as choosing the right curtains. Not only should they look good but you want them to perform well for many years to come.  That is why we offer a 10 year guarantee on all our curtain tracks and poles.

So does spending more money really mean better curtain hardware. Well just like curtain fabrics. More money does not automatically  mean a better product, even though it may look great.  Really what you want is to chose the right kind of track or pole to do the job properly.

corded curtain trackCorded curtain track

We don't sell plastic curtains tracks and for good reason. Yes they will cost less than the metal curtain tracks we supply. But they don't work anywhere near as well or last anywhere near as long.  So over the life time of the product the cost of metal curtain hardware works out cheaper. You also get the benefit of better looking curtain hardware. While also getting the superior smooth performance.

If you also factor in time fitting cheaper curtain tracks and poles (or worse paying someone). You will have to do this more often and have to attend to more maintenance issues. 

When it comes to maintenance there is none other than the occasional spray of silicone. Always handy having a can for this and many other jobs around the house. 

Quick links to our curtain tracks and poles

What about bay window curtain poles?

bay window curtain polebay window curtain pole

I really hope you don't buy a bay pole (I haven't supplied these for a very long time). No matter how good you think they look. In my opinion having fitted many of these over the years. No matter how much you pay. They just don't perform anywhere good enough.

When you try to open or close the curtains on these bay poles. The so called passing rings snag on the so called passing brackets (talk about trade description). It means the only way to get your curtains to open or close. Is to drag them around the window. 

I have taken quite a few of these bay poles down and replaced them with a bay window curtain track. One customer had spent over £ 800 on a double bay pole (not from me). This was custom made to fit their bay exactly.  I replaced it with a double bay track costing less than half that.

The customer keeps telling me how much happier they are now.  As they can open and close the curtains with ease. You only have to look at the image here to see it won't work.

You have been warned :-(  bay poles = unhappy customers.

Why choose your curtains before choosing your curtain tracks and Poles?

Another big factor you really need to have decided upon before you commit to your new curtain tracks or poles is the curtain heading style.  This will determine how your new curtains will hang and just as important how they will look. Take a look at the curtain style tips just below. Which will help you when choosing your curtain hardware.


Eyelet Curtains

Eyelet curtainsEyelet curtains

Eyelet curtains will only hang from a curtain pole, and I recommend a metal one not wood. Wood poles don't run smoothly with eyelets. Wood is ok if you are only hanging non working curtains to dress your window.

Also, you can't have working eyelet curtains in a bay window. That is without hanging separate curtains on each side of the bay. Don't even think about trying to hang eyelets on a curved bay.


Pinch Pleat Curtains on a Pole

Double pinch pleat curtainsDouble pinch pleat curtains

Pinch pleat headed curtains should be hung from the curtain rings under a curtain pole. The spaces between the pleats then fold back under the pole when opened back off the window.

Some people like to have the curtain sitting higher up to cover the pole when closed. Curtain poles are not really designed to work like this. Not only do the curtains hang badly. They also won't work properly when opening and closing.

If you want to cover the hardware then fit a curtain track instead.

Pinch pleat curtains on a track

Double pinch pleat curtains on a trackDouble pinch pleat curtains on a track

Pinch pleat headed curtains should be hung from the curtain rings under a curtain pole. The spaces between the pleats then fold back under the pole when opened back off the window.

Some people like to have the curtain sitting higher up to cover the pole when closed. Curtain poles are not really designed to work like this. Not only do the curtains hang badly. They also won't work properly when opening and closing.

If you want to cover the hardware then fit a curtain track instead.

Discover the 3 Essential tools you will need for fitting curtains here.

Discover how to add or remove gliders from our curtain tracks right here.

Discover the benefits of using curtain draw rodsto open and close your curtains here.

Guides on how to measure for perfect fitting curtains

It may seem a simple job to measure for curtain tracks and poles. However after nearly 30 years of doing it I can tell you how easy it is to make stupid mistakes.

Been there done that and got the "T" shirt ;-)

A common one is transposing number such as 89 rather than 98cm.

Another common one is 101cm rather than 110cm

Nearly 30 years in this business tells me this and other things are true. I'm the living proof that stupid mistakes like this happen :-( 

So I recommend you take a minute to look over these helpful videos before you start on how to measure for curtains.

My recommendation for bay windows

If you haven't already worked out what I recommend you should use to hang your new curtains from in a bay window :-)

I happened to mentioned a little earlier I have some neat strong metal  curtain tracks. These can be bent by us to fit almost any bay window shape. They are especially good when fitting to the ceiling within your bay.

The tracks fit flush with the ceiling unlike most other competitors tracks (see image here). So look much neater and stylish.

Another great benefit is that being pre bent to shape and having all the components assembled. Means they are really quick to fit. Even with little or no previous experience.

Take a look at our custom made bay tracks here. You can get an instant price for one to fit your bay perfectly using the easy calculator.

Quick links to our curtain tracks and poles

What about bay window curtain poles?

Bay window curtain pole problemsBay pole problems

I really hope you don't buy a bay pole (I haven't supplied these for a very long time). No matter how good you think they look. In my opinion having fitted many of these over the years. No matter how much you pay. They just don't perform anywhere good enough.

When you try to open or close the curtains on these bay poles. The so called passing rings snag on the so called passing brackets (talk about trade description). It means the only way to get your curtains to open or close. Is to drag them around the window. 

I have taken quite a few of these bay poles down and replaced them with a bay window curtain track. One customer had spent over £ 800 on a double bay pole (not from me). This was custom made to fit their bay exactly.  I replaced it with a double bay track costing less than half that.

The customer keeps telling me how much happier they are now.  As they can open and close the curtains with ease. You only have to look at the image here to see it won't work.

You have been warned :-(  bay poles = unhappy customers.

Why choose your curtains before choosing your curtain tracks and Poles?

Another big factor you really need to have decided upon before you commit to your new curtain tracks or poles is the curtain heading style.  This will determine how your new curtains will hang and just as important how they will look. Take a look at the curtain style tips just below. Which will help you when choosing your curtain hardware.


Eyelet Curtains

Eyelet curtainsEyelet curtains

Eyelet curtains will only hang from a curtain pole, and I recommend a metal one not wood. Wood poles don't run smoothly with eyelets. Wood is ok if you are only hanging non working curtains to dress your window.

Also, you can't have working eyelet curtains in a bay window. That is without hanging separate curtains on each side of the bay. Don't even think about trying to hang eyelets on a curved bay.


Pinch Pleat Curtains on a Pole

Double pinch pleat curtains on a poleDouble pinch pleat curtains

Pinch pleat headed curtains should be hung from the curtain rings under a curtain pole. The spaces between the pleats then fold back under the pole when opened back off the window.

Some people like to have the curtain sitting higher up to cover the pole when closed. Curtain poles are not really designed to work like this. Not only do the curtains hang badly. They also won't work properly when opening and closing.

If you want to cover the hardware then fit a curtain track instead.

Pinch Pleat curtains on a Track

Double pinch pleat curtains on a trackDouble pinch pleat on a track

Pinch pleat headed curtains should be hung from the curtain rings under a curtain pole. The spaces between the pleats then fold back under the pole when opened back off the window.

Some people like to have the curtain sitting higher up to cover the pole when closed. Curtain poles are not really designed to work like this. Not only do the curtains hang badly. They also won't work properly when opening and closing.

If you want to cover the hardware then fit a curtain track instead.

Discover the 3 Essential tools you will need for fitting curtains here.

Discover how to add or remove gliders from our curtain tracks right here.

Discover the benefits of using curtain draw rodsto open and close your curtains here.

Guides on how to measure for perfect fitting curtains

measure for curtainsHow to measure for curtains

It may seem a simple job to measure for curtain tracks and poles. However after nearly 30 years of doing it I can tell you how easy it is to make stupid mistakes.

Been there done that and got the "T" shirt ;-)

A common one is transposing number such as 89 rather than 98cm.

Another common one is 101cm rather than 110cm, or vis versa.

Nearly 30 years in this business tells me this and other things are true. I'm the living proof that stupid mistakes like this happen :-( 

So I recommend you take a minute to look over these helpful videos before you start on how to measure for curtains.

My recommendation for bay windows

If you haven't already worked out what I recommend you should use to hang your new curtains from in a bay window :-)

I happened to mentioned a little earlier I have some neat strong metal  curtain tracks. These can be bent by us to fit almost any bay window shape. They are especially good when fitting to the ceiling within your bay.

The tracks fit flush with the ceiling unlike most other competitors tracks (see image here). So look much neater and stylish.

Another great benefit is that being pre bent to shape and having all the components assembled. Means they are really quick to fit. Even with little or no previous experience.

Take a look at our custom made bay tracks here. You can get an instant price for one to fit your bay perfectly using the easy calculator.