MEASURING CURTAIN TRACKS:
When measuring for width, always measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window.
Measure from end to end – A
If fitting a new track or pole, we recommend that this should extend 15cm to 30cm either side of the window (to allow the curtains to be stacked back off the window) and 12cm to 15cm above the window recess.
Do you have a centre overlap?
If you have a rail with a centre overlap measure the rail as above and then measure the overlap and add the two measurements together.
Measure: A + B = Total track width
MEASURING FOR CURTAIN POLES:
Measure between the decorative ends – C
MEASURING FOR CURTAIN DROP:
Curtains can either be hung to the floor, to a sill or below the sill. If you wish them to break on the floor, please allow this in the overall length required.
Measuring the drop from a track – Measure from the top of the track to where the curtain is to finish.
MEASURING THE DROP FROM A POLE:
Measuring the drop from a pole – For pencil pleat, triple and double pleat headings, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish.
MEASURING THE DROP FROM AN EYELET HEADING:
The eyelet will fit poles up to 63mm in diameter with the inner edge of the eyelet set down 3cm from the top of the curtain. Measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtains to finish and add 3cm.
Board width = A + B + C
Use the board width (not the curtain track width) to determine the size of valance required. This is normally approximately 30cm wider than the curtain rail is fitted to, due to the returns on either end. See diagram for details.