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Curtain Rods vs Tracks: Which One Is Right for You?

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Curtain rods are both designed to support curtains but in essence, are very different. Curtain tracks are meant to be invisible while curtain rods are often a decorative feature. Which one you choose will depend on the desired visual effect in your space. 

If you prefer practical technology and simple functionality, curtain tracks will be your best bet. However, if you want to include decorative elements to your curtains, rods will be the right option. 

Different Features and Styles of Curtain Tracks and Rods

These are the major contrasts when comparing the differences in features and styles of curtain tracks and rods for hanging your window dressings. 

Track or Rod Length

Curtain tracks are manufactured with various load ratings which you will find on the packaging. Unless you plan to install heavy curtains and the weight exceeds what your tracks can carry, there shouldn’t be any problems. Rods, on the other hand, are created to support shorter distances. So if your window is bigger than average, you will need to install more brackets for added support. 

Wall Position of Track or Rod

Make sure you install your rods at least 15cm higher than the top of your window to avoid annoying sunlight seeping in at certain hours of the day. As for tracks, they are meant to be invisible and will be hidden behind your curtain or pelmet. The track placement can be anything from 5cm to 15cm to function well.

Ease of Adjustment

If your curtains are made of heavy fabric or your windows are taller than average, you might find corded tracks very helpful to open and close curtains. For normal-sized windows and delicate fabric, non-corded tracks offer easy manual operation. 

Curtains and accessories can make or break the look and feel of your home. If you need help or guidance, feel free to get in touch with the team of experts at Curtain master today!

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