When selecting the right curtain pole for your situatio […]
When selecting the right curtain pole for your situation, the two main questions you need to answer are:
1) Is it a wall or ceiling mount curtain pole?
2) What kind of curtains are going to be used?
The first question is pretty easy for most people.
Based on phone calls we receive, the second question seems to be more complicated. Whether you are using a ceiling mounted curtain pole or wall mounted curtain pole, the tracks are pretty comparable in weight specs and functionality. They are heavy duty aluminum poles with better ball bearing or wheeled carriers than the slides found on most adjustable steel poles on the market.
Most of the curtain poles have multiple styles of carriers (also known as slides, glides, rollers and few other less accurate terms). The two basic styles are an eyelet carrier and a hook carrier. These are exactly the same carrier, but one has an added hook. An eyelet carrier has either a hole(s) or a loop at the bottom. They are for pleated draperies that have pin hooks inserted in the back. The pin hooks insert into the hole or loop on the individual carriers.
drapery pin hook
In addition to pleated draperies, our alternative wave fold drapery system can now be used with standard eyelet carriers. This is an alternative to ripplefold draperies, which have their own special snap carrier. Instead of using ripplefold snap tape, these draperies use our wave fold tape and hooks
wave fold tape and hooks and back side wave fold tape and hooks
The second type of carrier adds a hook to the equation. These carriers are typically used with curtains that have grommets, buttonholes, loops or a hook belt. They were originally intended for cubicle style curtains with small grommets, found typically in a commercial or medical setting. Today we are seeing widespread use of these hook carriers with the large grommet curtains these days.
On our website, we differentiate between baton draw drapery track sets and hand draw sets. They are exactly the same thing except that the baton draw sets include batons, and for pleated draperies, master carriers can be used. (the part that runs in the channel on the leading edge of the drapery and has overlapping arms).
By hand draw, we mean you literally grab the curtain with your hand and move it. Master carriers are really only suitable for pleated draperies with pin hooks. There are holes on the master carrier arms for the pin hooks.
One more way you can simply add flat panels to a curtain pole is using curtain pinch clips. It's a fast easy way to get casual but functional coverage of your windows. We sell a stainless steel pinch clip with a hook to just hang on the eyelet of the carriers in the pole. You can even pinch them on the back of the panels to create a little flair to the look, rather than just flat panels.
HangZhou FengHao Aluminium co.,Ltd is one of the Chinese curtain pole expert, welcome to your come and purchase!