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Curtain poles and curtain tracks

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by Emily Booth

In-home Advice Expert

Published: 30/04/2017

Curtain poles and curtain tracks basically do the same job – it’s how they do it that’s important. In this article, find out when to go for poles over tracks, as well as a few more choice suggestions.

Why would I choose curtain tracks?
Curtain tracks are the go-to choice for when you really want the fabric to star. Tracks fix close to the wall and curtains glide smoothly along the plastic runner. When closed, curtain tracks are hidden by the curtain header, resulting in a more minimalist finish.

Why would I choose curtain poles?
Curtain poles create more of an impact, with the pole adding additional visual punch to the fabric. As well as the pole, you can choose from a range of finials to further decorate and accentuate your look.

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Can I choose poles or tracks for all curtain types?
The curtain header you choose dictates whether you can have poles or tracks.

You can have pencil pleat, pinch pleat and eyelet curtains with a pole. However, you can’t have eyelet curtains with a track.

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What if I have a bay window?
Don’t worry you can choose both curtain poles and tracks for a bay window. Obviously, measuring and fitting for a bay window is tricky – and that’s just one of the reasons why choosing Hillarys is essential for getting the best results. Request an appointment and an advisor from our specialist team will come to your home to take care of the measuring and will then return to fit your made to measure curtains complete a flawless finish.

You can find out more about our in-home service here and choosing curtains with Hillarys here.

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