Measuring Guide For Curtains
Measuring the Width
To get the correct width measure the curtain track (fig 1) or pole (fig 2) (excluding finials) and not the window. If a new track or pole is to be fitted, we recommend extending approximately 150mm past the window on both sides and 150mm above the window.
If your curtain track has an overlap (fig 3), take a measurement of the track width and add this to the overlap to get the correct total width (A plus B).
If wave heading is selected ensure the curtains will be fitted to a wave track with gliders spaced at 80mm.
Measuring the Drop
For pencil and pinch pleat curtains which are to be fitted to a curtain track measure from the top of the track (fig 4) to the finished curtain drop. For pencil and pinch pleat curtains which are to be fitted to a curtain pole (fig 5) measure from the bottom of the pole ring eyelet to the finished curtain drop.
Eyelet heading curtains are suitable for poles 28mm in diameter and the centre of the eyelet has a diameter of 40mm. Measure from the top of the curtain pole (fig 6) to the finished curtain drop and add 40mm to this measurement to allow for the material above the eyelets.
For wave curtains measure from the bottom of the track profile (fig 7) to the finished curtain drop.
We recommend allowing 15mm between the bottom of the curtain and the floor, window sill or radiator.
Please note, if fitting eyelet curtains to a wooden pole the eyelets may scratch the pole.