How To Measure
MEASURING FOR POLE & TRACKS
Use a steel tape measure (if it is not steel it may stretch and give inaccurate measurements)
Measuring the width
Either a track or pole you need to decide how much stack back you
require on each side of the window (how much space you require for the
curtains to pull back into when open). This is normally a recommended
allowance of 30 cm (12") each side.
- For a track measure the width of the track, including overlap arm and returns if applicable and also
allowing for stack back each side of the window if required.
a pole measure the overall width between the finials, making sure there
is then sufficient room to fit finials, if there is not room then cap
finials or recess brackets may be required.
is no rule as to how far above the window your track or pole would need
to be fitted, as long as when the curtains are hooked onto the track or
pole they cover the window frame so that no light shows over the top of
the curtain. Also if your curtain has a stand-up on the heading then
you need to make sure there is enough space between the top of the pole
and the ceiling.