Curtain carrier styles and how to use them

Posted by Eric Riley on

This basic friction style is typically used with drapery pin hooks or other metal or plastic hooks that insert into the hole on the slide. 3/8" wide x 3/4" tall. Inside diameter of hole is 3/16".
swivel slide
Same as the swivel slide but with an attached stainless steel hook to hold grommet curtains or curtains with buttonholes. Hook is 1 1/4" long and works perfectly for curtains where the top of the grommet hole is 1 1/2" down from the top of the curtain. Also used with shower curtains.
swivel slide with attached hook
Similar in function to a swivel slide, but with wheels to help with heavier loads. The bottom eyelet swivels and the width is narrow (3/8") for tight stacking. It is 3/4" long and the eyelet opening is also 3/16". Used with curtain hooks and drapery pin hooks.
tech wheeled carrier
This special carrier is connected by a string to hold a wave in your curtains. The carriers are 2 3/8" apart when spread out in the track. It is designed to be used with wavefold tape that has continuous loops across the back and special wavefold hooks that insert into the hole. Because the string holds the carriers a set distance apart, it always holds the wave in place. It is similar to ripplefold, which uses snap tape and snap carriers instead. See our wavefold collection page for more instructions and video.
wavefold carrier
These carriers are primarily used with pleated draperies. They are often found in commercial applications and have a center wheel surrounded by encased ball bearings. This carrier is 5/8" wide and 1 1/2" long. Often pleated draperies are pinned lower on the back (typically 1 1/2" down from the top) with drapery pin hooks in order to raise the drapery up in front of the track. This hides the track when the drapery is closed. This only works well with pleated draperies that have buckram (a stiffener) in the heading. The bottom hole is 1/8". We find that the other 2 holes are pretty useless. Metal drapery pin hooks should be used with this carrier.
ball bearing carrier

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