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How to Measure

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Track Widths

Minimum Width (mm)Minimum Drop (mm) SheersMinimum Drop (mm) Blockout & Room Darkening

Minimum width: 600 mm 

Minimum width: 600 mm 

Minimum drop: 600 mm

Maximum width: (mm)Maximum Drop (mm) SheersMaximum Drop (mm) Blockout & Room Darkening

Maximum width: 6000 mm

Please note long length surcharges will apply to freight if the track is 2800 mm or greater.  

See delivery details for more information

Maximum drop: 2900 mm - Chios & Kasos 

Maximum drop: 3200 mm - Bali and Supremo 

Maximum drop: 2650 mm - Precision Blockout 

Maximum drop: 2850 mm - Tulsa Room Darkening

Maximum Drop: 3150 mm - Sumo Room Darkening

Getting Started

Curtain Check Measure Work Sheets

Before you start measuring, print off our Curtains Check Measure Worksheets to record your measurements.

These check measure worksheets have been designed to ensure you capture all the details required to order your Sheer or Blockout Curtains.  When placing your order online, simply populate this information straight into the order form.  Easy!

Check Measure Worksheet

How to Measure

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How to Measure - Width

 The width you enter when placing your order will be the total width of your track.

Width - for Blockout Curtains

Decide where you would like to position your curtain track. 

The stack width is approx. 1/3 the width of the track.  

Consider your track placement and overall width to try and place as much of the stack as possible onto the wall.  This will free up your glass and allow for more view and natural light.

Measuring Ceiling Mount - Cornices

If you are measuring wall to wall, you may need to consider the cornices. The width of the track will need to be measured between the cornices.  

Michael's tip - When you are taking that measurement, just give yourself about 5mm clearance on either side.

  

  Standard Bracket        Extension Bracket

Measure the Drop

The drop that your order is the final drop including the height of the track.

Consider your Drop Effects (see below) and don't make any deductions.

Measuring for a Ceiling Mount

Select either Curved Track or Standard track

The track is attached to the ceiling. 

Measure from the ceiling down to where you would like the curtain to finish.  

Measuring for a Wall Mount

Select either Standard Track or Round Track.

The track is attached to the face of the wall. 

Measure from the top of where the brackets are going to be placed (top of the track), to where you would like the curtain to finish. 

Avoid placing your track directly above the window frame. By attaching the track higher up you will elongate your space, making your rooms appear taller.

Bracket Options - Wall Mount

For Wall mounts, you have an option to select from either a Standard Bracket or an Extension Bracket.

Standard brackets are adjustable up to 50mm clearance.  These brackets will enable you to come over the top of an architrave and ensure your curtains hang without obstruction.

Extension brackets are adjustable up to 90mm clearance. These brackets will enable you to come over the top of a roller blind or plantation shutter ensuring full clearance for your curtain to hang.

Michael's tip - Make sure your floor coverings have been installed, or allow for the floor coverings when measuring the drop size

For more information on Track Styles & Brackets click here

  

        Hover                     Just Touching

 Breaking gently

Drop Effects

Curtains can be hung in a number of different ways depending on the effect you are looking to create.  

Hover

The curtain 'hovers' just above the floor.  A couple of centimetres above the floor will make cleaning easier.  It can also be practical if this curtain is positioned over an exit door or furniture is going to be placed in front of the window. Measure down to the floor.

Just touching

The curtain just touches the floor for a completed look.  Measure approx. 10 mm above the floor.

'Breaking' gently

To create a sense of luxury and grandeur, add additional length to your curtain so that it ‘breaks’ gently over the floor.  Measure down to the floor and add another 30 - 50mm to your finished drop size

*Don’t take any deductions.

     S-Fold Heading tape 75mm

Gathered Heading Tape

Heading Type

Blockout and Room Darkening curtains

Can be made in both heading types

Select either S-Fold or Gathered

Important*

*If you are an existing customer, please note we have changed our S-Fold heading tape from 25mm to 75mm.  If you are ordering additional curtains for your home and would like the 25mm tape to match existing sheers, please write this in the notes section when you place your order. 

Click here to view the Heading Types & Opening Options Video

  

        LH Stack                    RH Stack

  

    Center Open                Free Floating

Opening Options

Left-hand stack, Right-hand stack, Centre Open or Free Floating

Ensure you select the opening option that follows the flow of your windows and doors for a great outcome.

Click here to view the Heading Types & Opening Options Video

Wand control size 

To control your curtain, you will receive a clear acrylic wand available in 4 sizes. 

The Wand is fitted to the top of the track. Measure your wand size from the track down. 

Then select the size that suits your needs as you proceed through the order process. 

Single Curtains

1 x wand will be provided for a Left-Hand or Right-Hand stack.  2 x wands are provided for a centre or free floating opening.  

Double Curtains

2 x wands will be provided for a Left-Hand or Right-Hand stack.  4 x wands are provided for a centre or free floating opening.  

Wand Sizes:

750mm, 1000mm, 1250mm, 1500mm

Corner Windows

To ensure the best possible outcome, use the sample tracks provided in the Curtains sample kits.

Fitted with all the bracket options and S-fold tape, you will be able to understand exactly where to place your tracks.

Using two track samples, hold them in the corner and adjust the brackets to suit your requirements.  

Mark the wall at the ends of the track so you can see where one will finish and where the next one starts.

We are here to help

If you have any additional questions or a specific requirement for your window, you can call the team at iseekblinds on 1300 664 257, send us a  Quick Enquiry or for those tricky windows, book a personal  1:1 session with one of our experts. 

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