Curtains and Sheers
Curtains and sheers can completely change the mood of a room. They can create different looks from Contemporary, Traditional, Hamptons and Modern by using fabrics and heading options that complement the style of each home. Curtains are the best product for insulation, light control, energy efficiency and for creating a statement for any room, with long durability making them excellent value for money.
Fabric is one of the key considerations when picking a Curtain, the fabric you choose will determine how well your Curtains will function over time. The options for fabrics are endless while the properties fall into three groups; Natural, Man-Made or a blend of both. Natural fabrics are those which basically come from plant based fibers. Man-made fabrics are composed from a chemical source making them less prone to wrinkles as well as being flame-resistant, while a blend is a combination of two or more fibers to create a fabric with unique properties. Our range of fabric suppliers are; Maurice Kain, Filigree, Sekers, Wilson, Nettex, Zepel, Mokum, James Dunlop, Warwick, Charles Parsons, Gummerson, Fabric Library, Casamance, Hoad and Kenbimler.
Sheer Curtains are made using a thin low density knit which results in a semi-transparent cloth. Sheers are very stylish and found in most Display homes. They also offer a sense of causal sophistication, are light weight and are a good product for diffusing sunlight while adding softness to your home. While Sheers only provide day time privacy, they are perfect to use in a layered window solution, and can be applied over Blinds or a Lining Fabric.
Lined Curtains have a long list of benefits starting with helping control noise, either from exterior traffic noise or acoustically helping within a theatre room. The theory is the heavier the drape the more noise control. All our blackout Curtain fabric is separately lined to help protect the selected fabric from the Australian sun. We always recommend protecting your investment by lining your Curtain Fabric.
Coated Fabrics are a cost effective option. The main difference between Lined Curtains and Coated is ‘star lighting’ which happens with Coated Fabrics. This is where drops or panels are joined you will see light through the stitching, In comparison for insulation or softness separately lined Curtains will be more effective.
- Curtains with detachable block-out lining have the option of being cleaned or replaced, thereby giving the original Curtains an extended life.
- Curtains offer great temperature control.
- Help with eye comfort in a room.
- Curtains add warmth and comfort to a room.
- Offers privacy for both day and night.
- Reduce energy costs, with block-out Curtains your energy bill could be reduced up to 25%.
- Sound absorption.
- All are fitted with child safety.
- Australian made quality.
- Your Curtains are Custom-made to your specific window dimensions.
- Curtains soften a room. They offer a more ‘homely’ feel.
- Long durability.
- UV protection, fabrics act as a protective UV barrier for your flooring and furniture and stops fading due to exposure to sunlight.
- Cotton Curtain fabrics are generally blended with other fibres that provide properties that make it less likely to crease or fade.
- Linen like Cotton, has great benefits It is a strong fibre, and is durable but is prone to creasing issues if used on its own. Like cotton it’s drapability prospects are elevated when used with polyester to provide stability.
- Silk creates a look of luxury not surpassed by any other fabric. Like linen and Cotton, Silk does move depending on atmospheric conditions.
- Velvet is a rich and luxurious fabric, Velvet fabrics are heavy weight. As the fabric is thicker, bear in mind it will not ‘stack back’ as small as other lighter weight fabrics.
- Polyester is the most commonly used fabric in drapery because of its wrinkle resistance. Polyester is also used in combination with Linen, Cottons and Silks to help with fading and prevent creasing. Manufactures are imitating the look of Linens using polyester. 100% polyester do tend to ‘flare ‘out at the bottom of a Curtain.
- Curtains have the Option to add motorisation.
- All fabrics are tested to industry standards with colour fastness.
- When we get our curtains made we allow for atmospheric movement and fluctuations in length due to changes in temperature and humidity. Fabrics absorb moisture and this can result in shrinking. It is reasonable to expect as much as a 3% change in any curtain length. Fabrics with thicker yarns of natural fibres react to changing humidity.
- All products are guaranteed against faulty workmanship for 5 Years from date of sale and will be repaired, replaced or modified free of charge, provided that all monies due on completion of contract have been paid in full. SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
- If the fabric does become stained make sure you deal with it as quickly as possible. Do not rub, instead dab or blot with an absorbent cloth.
- Always refer to your fabrics care code before undertaking any cleaning methods as every fabric has specific maintenance instructions.
- Regular dusting and vacuuming should be part of the weekly household cleaning. You can use a dusting cloth or dusting attachment that fits onto your vacuum cleaner.
- When dusting your Curtains start at the top and work your way down, concentrate on dusting hems and folds as most dust accumulates in those areas. Leave Curtains hanging when you dust them.
- Before you steam clean a Curtain make sure you find out if fabric is machine washable. Do not leave windows open while the Curtains are drying after steam cleaning.
- Do not handle fabric with hands, as this will mark the fabric. Always use the C-system or Wand provided.
- Always remove Hooks/Rings before cleaning.
- Do not wring or rub Curtains.
- Drip dry in shade face-side down. Do not use pegs or fold over clothes line.
- Washing Curtains can shorten the life of your drapes. The longer you go before washing your Curtains the better.
- If fabric labels state Dry-clean only it’s important to follow the directions.
- Try to wash Curtains in warmer weather when they can dry in a single day, Do not dry in direct sunlight.
- For Coated Fabric wet with cold water and use a gentle detergent to sponge the curtains. Then rinse with cold water to remove suds, dry in shade. Be careful not to let the rubber on back of curtain to touch the Face-fabric of the Curtain as they will stick together when wet.
- Fumes from Chimneys, Auto exhausts, Open fires, Gas fires and Stoves produce a Sulfur compound which when combined with humidity and oxygen in the air produce a mild sulfuric acid. This matter clings to fabrics and contributes to discolouration.
- Any room where tobacco is smoked will cause a yellow/brown stain on most fabrics.