Anatomy of Curtain Tracks

You will find the photo’s on my site are generally good enough for those looking for a spare or replacement part for the track to identify the part they are looking for providing they actually have the part and know what it is called.

If you do not know what the part is called, and or do not have the actual part e.g. you are looking for the gliders for a track or curtain rail in a house that you have recently moved into and unfortunately the previous occupiers have removed their curtains taking the gliders with them then this article will be of help to you. If you have the part and you are looking to match it:

  • Look for the details, most parts are different in some small way although they may look similar.
  • There are pictures with a cm grid in the background on most pages so that you can check the dimensions of the parts.
  • If you don’t have the part and you are looking to find it, try to match some of the other parts, such as the brackets if you say you are looking for the gliders. Once you have identified the make and model of track that you have searching for the missing parts will be easier.
  • If all else fails send me a few digital photos of the parts, include some photo’s of other parts of the track and the track itself, using the form get in touch.

The Anatomy of a Curtain Track

Hand drawn tracks consist of:

hand drawn curtain tracks

  • The Track Profile
  • Brackets
  • Gliders
  • End Stops
  • For longer tracks a center joiner
  • Some hand drawn track may have an overlap arm or set.

Cord Drawn Tracks consist of:

cord drawn curtain tracks

  • The Track Profile
  • Brackets
  • Gliders
  • End Stops (when corded usually only on specialist track)
  • For longer tracks a center joiner and a center pulley
  • End or Down Pulleys
  • Cord
  • Master Gliders and Overlap Arms

Integrated Track and Valance Systems will in addition to some or all of the above these will also consist of:

  • Valance Brackets
  • System Connector Brackets
  • The Valance Rail

Still need help with the names of the different parts of curtain tracks, take a look at the video below