What Fabric is Best for Your Curtain Project
There are several things to consider when choosing the fabric for your curtain.
What is the purpose of the curtain? Here are some choices:
Divide Work Areas
Protect Environment from Weather
To quote a cliche – these are only the tip of the iceberg but a pretty good start if we say so.
Next to consider – is my project indoors or outdoors?
If indoors and in a public area, you might need a flame retardant fabric. It’s pretty bad to have your curtains fabricated and hung and the Fire Marshall tells you the curtain needs to be FR (flame retardant). Do your homework on this topic!
If outdoors, the curtain may need to be water repellent, waterproof, semi-transparent or rip resistant.
Is curtain weight an issue?
Weight of the curtain is not an issue for our track system if properly installed. These are fabrics often compared on the weights:
- Muslin vs. Canvas
- Duvetyn vs. Commando
- Commando vs. Velour
- 10 oz vs 13 oz. vs 14 oz. vs 18 oz. vs 22 oz
Chicago Canvas & Supply’s curtain track systems are industrial quality and can handle the weight of any of the curtains above.
Of course cost is part of the decision making. Will the curtain be temporary, permanent, stationary, moved often? Making it right the first time is always best for any budget.
Once you have determined the basics, experts at Chicago Canvas & Supply can help with the final details and get you that quick quote you are looking to receive.
Coming soon. We have a new blogger who will be providing frequent posts defining various fabrics and related terms.