Tracks-Direct Blog

Blog about interior design, curtain tracks and poles

  1. Top 5 Heavy Duty Curtain Poles for Your Windows

    Top 5 Heavy Duty Curtain Poles for Your Windows

    Heavy curtain poles are becoming more relevant. Windows are becoming larger and bi-fold doors are becoming increasingly popular. There are so many different brands out in the market that choosing the right one for your windows can be mind-boggling.

    How do I choose the right one for my curtains? Which brand do I choose? Which design will look best with my interiors?

    We may not sell all the brands below, and some of the suppliers listed are direct competitors to us but our number one priority is to provide you with the information you will need to make an informed decision. We want to ensure our customers make the right informed choice for their home and ultimately are not disappointed in their final product. We have put together what we believe is
    the top 5 ranges of heavy curtain poles in the market which you can buy online today:-

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  2. How do we package our products?

    How do we package our products?

    We understand that transit of made to measure products can be a worry for our customers. We often get asked “What happens if it gets damaged during delivery?”, “How do you package your products?”, “Why do you use so much packaging?”.

    The last thing we want is a damaged product and an unhappy customer, so we have set procedures in place for each product type, to ensure that everything is securely and safely packaged for delivery. We even offer a guarantee, if your product doesn’t fit, or it is damaged, we will replace it free of charge.

    Straight Poles & Tracks

    All our straight poles and tracks are packaged in solid
    cardboard tubing, and securely fasten at the end with heavy-duty staples to stop the ends coming off and the product from falling out.

    Bent Curtain Poles & Tracks

    We want to ensure that

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  3. The Simple Things

    The Simple Things

    We live in a busy, complex world, so it’s no surprise more and more people are turning to the simple things in life. Trying to live more healthily, being a little more self-sufficient, doing your bit for the environment – it all helps. And our homes are reflecting this trend. Whether your home is old or new, having surroundings that are spacious, light and eco friendly is really important.

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  4. How do I Measure a Circular Bay Window?

    How do I Measure a Circular Bay Window?

    We’ve given advice in the past about how to measure your bay windows, but admittedly, some are more complicated than others. One of our customers from the USA has been asking for advice on how to measure a round bay. It might seem difficult, but it’s probably not as complicated as you think.

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  5. Why Sunlight isn’t Always Good (and what to do about it)

    Why Sunlight isn’t Always Good (and what to do about it)

    Sunlight. It helps your body produce vitamin D and it’s good for your mood, but there are times when too much light can be harmful. You skin, your possessions and your eyes can all suffer if the light’s too bright. Here are some examples of how sunlight can have negative effects, and how you can use electric curtains, blinds and other tactics to counter them.

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  6. How to Use our Free Protractor to Measure Bay Windows

    How to Use our Free Protractor to Measure Bay Windows

    Bay windows fill your home with light and give you more space, but they’re a little more complicated than your standard flat design. If measuring up for a custom curtain pole or rail fills you with dread, you’ve come to the right place. We have a handy free tool that can be used to measure the angles with ease: a protractor. All you have to do is print it off from your computer and take a look at the following video.

    Once you’ve downloaded and printed the protractor (which can be found here), the next step is to cut out the sections. There are four pieces – the top two are for measuring internal angles (inside the bay), which the bottom two are for measuring external angles (where

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  7. How we Bend our Curtain Poles

    How we Bend our Curtain Poles

    With bay windows, it can be tricky to get curtain poles that fit properly. People often have lots of short poles or try to bend tracks themselves at home. The problem is, the sort of DIY products you can buy are designed to be flimsy so they can be bent easily. That means they’re not very strong and may not last, especially with heavy curtains.  Angle joints are available to join sections together, but these are very difficult for curtain rings to pass and mean the curtains can’t be drawn smoothly.

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  8. Getting it Right First Time: How Our Order Process Works

    Getting it Right First Time: How Our Order Process Works

    It seems a little foolish to make a big deal out of good customer service these days. After all, it’s something every company should be doing – there’s no need to shout about it. Having said that, we often get customers who want to know how our order process works and are amazed at the lengths we go to to make sure things are right first time.

    Here’s a quick rundown of how things work.

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  9. 5 Ways to Customise your Curtains

    5 Ways to Customise your Curtains

    With Christmas now a memory and the January blues firmly setting in, changing the decor in your home is a great way to cheer yourself up. A DIY project not only keeps you busy, it helps you look at your space in a new way.

    Here are some tips on simple ways to customise your curtains and revitalise your life.

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  10. Gran's Coming Over: Can a New Curtain Track Save Christmas?

    Gran's Coming Over: Can a New Curtain Track Save Christmas?

    Christmas is brilliant, but it always seems to sneak up on you. October time we complain it’s too early to even contemplate, then before you know it you’ve got a week left, millions of presents to buy and your elderly grandma is coming to stay.

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