Measuring for curtains is not a difficult task and by following our step by step guide you will be able to get all the required measurements correct. Every measurement you take, write it down in the table below.
Pole or Track
Pole or Track Width
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE YOU START
MEASURING FOR WIDTH
(We always advise that you measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window if possible)
Curtain Poles - Measure the length of the pole between the finials (decorative ends).
Curtain Tracks - Measure the length of the rail (A). If you have a rail with an overlap in the centre, measure the length of the rail and add the length of the overlap to this measurement (A+B) For wave curtains you will only require dimension A.
MEASURING FOR DROP (LENGTH)
Before you measure curtain length, you need to decide whether the curtains will fall to the sill, below the sill or to the floor. (If measuring to the floor, deduct 1cm to prevent dragging on the carpet)
Measuring from a pole - all headings except eyelets - For all headings except eyelets, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish. Using this measurement the curtain will hang underneath the pole and the pole will be visible.
Measuring from a pole – eyelets only - For eyelet heading only measure from the TOP of the pole where the eyelet will rest. The header of the curtain will stand approx 3cm above the pole (this dimension is in addition to the drop of the curtain)
Measuring from a curtain track - For curtain tracks you have 2 options. If you want the curtain to hang below the track measure from point A, if you want the curtain to cover the track measure from point B.
With the information above we will have everything we require to be able to provide you with an in-store quotation and should you decide to go ahead we will be happy to visit your home and check the measurements before the curtains are made.
For more information please contact
Unit 1, The i2 Centre, Hamilton Court, Hamilton Way, Mansfield, Notts NG18 5FB