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Absolutely perfect. The samples arrived very fast. Ordered the curtains on Sunday and they arrived on Wednesday. They fit perfect. I am very happy with the quality and the prompt service. Well done curtains on the net.


Jennifer

Curtain Measuring Guide

Getting the right width and height for your curtains is important. There is nothing worse than getting curtains that don’t cover the whole window because they’re too short. Equally curtains that are too long and drag on the floor when hung can ruin the look you want for your home. Curtains on the Net offers a range of cheap readymade curtains in a range of sizes and a custom made curtain service for the perfect ready to hang curtains to suit you.

How to measure for the correct width and height to best suit your window

If you have selected your Curtains of choice and decided on a Track or Rod to hang them from it will be easy to take measurements. Eyelet curtains can only be hung on a rod whilst box, pinch and pencil pleat curtains can be hung on either a rod or track system.

Measuring for a track system – If you’re going to use a track system the:

  • Width will be from end to end of the track (not including any final decorations)
  • Height will be from the top of the track to your desired length.

Make sure you allow extra in the width if you have crossover arms in the middle or if you want to wrap the curtains around the ends of the tracks onto the brackets. These are called returns

For box pleats and pinch pleats it is recommended to then add 5% to your width to allow for creepage when hung.

Measuring for curtains rods – Using a rod system means you often get decorations on the end. Make sure you only measure the width of the useable part of the rod, not any decorative ends. To measure curtains for a rod the:

  • Width will be the useable part of the rod (not decoration)
  • Height will be measured from under the large ring to the desired finished length just off the floor.

For Eyelets measure from top of rod to desired finished length and add 3cms.

Box and pinch pleatings will still need about 5% added to the width for creepage.

Make sure to add any overlaps in the centre for the best results when you install your ready to hang curtains from Curtains on the Net.

 

Further information on how to measure Curtains

My track looks like this
Suitable for Pinch & Pencil & Box Pleat curtains

[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
Curtain Rod 1 Width
Measure width from one end of track to the opposite end.
Height
Measure from the top of the track to the desired finished length just off the floor.
My track looks like this
Suitable for Pinch & Pencil Pleat curtains

[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
Curtain Rod 1 Width
Measure width from one end of track to the opposite end.Add for returns and centre overlap.
Height
Measure from the top of the track to the desired finished length just off the floor.
My track looks like this
Suitable for Pinch, Pencil & Inverted Pleat curtains

[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
Curtain Rod 1 Width
Measure width from one end of rod to the opposite end, not including finials.
Height
Measure from just under the rod to the desired finished length just off the floor.
My track looks like this
Suitable for Eyelets, Tabs & Concealed Tabs curtains

[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
Curtain Rod 1 Width
Measure width from one end of rod to the opposite end, not including finials.
Height
Measure from the top of the rod to the desired finished length just off the floor.

My track looks like this
Suitable for Pinch, Pencil & Bix Pleat curtains.

Rod only can be used for Eyelets (without rings)

[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height
[ ] wide x [ ] height

Curtain Rod 1 Width
Measure width from one end of rod to the opposite end, not including finials.
Height
Measure from under the large ring to the desired finished length just off the floor. For Eyelets measure from top of Rod to desired finished length and add 3 cms.
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