What is the difference between decorative rod and track?
When you don’t have enough space between the top of the window frame and ceiling to put brackets for a decorative rod, you would use tracks (this is the case in many condominiums). If you want to add an extra touch to your drapes and you have enough space in your home/office, you should use a decorative rod. Decorative rods and tracks can also be used in combination. For example if you would like to have sheers and drapery panels, the ideal solution for you may be a track for the sheers in the back and a decorative rod for your drapery panels in the front. Click here to see a photo of window treatments combining a decorative rod with a track. Click here to see a photo of a track application. Click here to see a photo of window treatments using only a decorative rod.
How important is the diameter of the rod?
We recommend bigger diameter rods for higher ceilings because drapes are heavier and a thicker rod will create the proper balance. Having a really thin rod on a high ceiling will make it hard to see and it will not look ideal. Our designers will gladly recommend to you the ideal rod diameter for your individual situation.
What are the available sizes for metal and wood rods?
Standard sizes are 4, 6, 8 and 10 feet for decorative rods but they can be cut to perfectly fit your windows. Two or more rods can also be connected using a rod connector making multiple rods look and function like a single rod. This is the recommended application for really wide windows.
How do you cut a decorative rod?
Metal rods are hollow and can be cut with pipe cutter or simple jigsaw. Wood rods are solid wood and can also be cut using a wood saw or a jigsaw. After cutting wood rods our installers drill a hole in the center of each end so that finials can be screwed in.
How far apart do I have to have curtain brackets installed?
For decorative curtain rods the rule of thumb is to have a bracket every 4 feet.
An exception is with a 6-foot rod where you can use only two brackets unless your curtains are extremely heavy, in which case you may need a center curtain bracket for additional support.
For curtain tracks the rule is to have a bracket every 2 feet. Again, if your curtain fabric is not heavy, like in the case of sheers, you can have a bracket every 3 feet.
What if I want to use a decorative rod but I don’t have space for finials?
You can use special wall brackets if your rod is between two walls or you can use end caps instead of finials. Ask one of our designers and we will gladly show you your options. You can see an example here.
My windows are larger/smaller than average, do you have drapery hardware that I can hang my drapes on?
No matter the size of your windows, our designers will help you choose the perfect drapery hardware that will cover any window(s). We carry a large variety of decorative drapery hardware, as well as Ibeam rods, KS tracks, CCS tracks, traverse rods and more. Our window treatment specialists are here to help you make the right choice for your home or business.
How Many Different Drapery style options do you offer?
We offer all possible drapery styles you can think of. Some of the more popular drapery styles we design include: Pinch Pleat Drapes, Pinch Pleat Drapes with buttons, Tack Top Drapes, Inverted Pleat Drapes, Grommet Drapes, Goblet Drapes, Goblet Drapes with Cord, Ripplefold Drapes, Ripplefold Drapes on KS Track, Sheered Drapes, Tab Back Drapes, and Dutches Drapes. To see pictures of each drapery style mentioned above please click here - Drapery Styles
Do you offer drapery installtion services?
Yes we do offer drapery installations throughout the greater Toronto Area. We have a team of experienced drapery installers who can handle any drapery installation. They will come to your location and professionally install your draperies.
How long does drapery installation take?
Our drapery installers are available 6 days per week and are flexible with their dates and times. You can usually book our drapery installers within a week, and they finish most drapery installations in 1 visit, but this depends on the number of windows and the complexity of the installation.
Do the drapery installers bring the draperies and the hardware or do I have to come to Prestige Decor to pick them up?
It is completely up to you, but our drapery installers will be more than happy to bring your draperies and hardware to your home or business at the time of the installation.
Do you have all drapery hardware in your showroom?
We stock a lot of drapery hardware in our showroom in Mississauga, however due to our large selection of specialty curtain rods and drapery hardware, some items will have to be ordered from our Canadian suppliers which only takes a few days, if that.
How do I know which drapery hardware colour to choose?
The best way to choose the colour of your drapery hardware is to look at any metal finish in your room and try to match your drapery hardware. This is why it is always a good idea to bring photos with you so our talented drapery hardware consultants can help you choose the perfect colour for your window treatments.
Do you have acrylic curtain rods and what is the biggest size?
Yes, we have stunning acrylic curtain rods which are also known as clear curtain rods or lucite curtain rods. The longest size we carry is 12 feet. Our clear curtain rods can be cut to any size you need.