Measuring Guide for Cutain Poles
MEASURING GUIDE FOR CURTAIN POLES
- All measurements should be provided in Inches (unless the website gives you the option to provide the measurement in mm or centimetres).
- Always use a metal rule when taking the measurements.
If you are replacing a curtain pole or track, we advise that you measure the width of the existing fitting rather than the window. If measuring a pole, do not include the finials (decorative ends) in your measurement.
Measuring a window for a new pole or track
Measure the recess width of the window and then add at least another 8 inches for each side. The suggested pole length is the recess width plus 12 Inches.
Choosing the right pole diameter
When choosing a curtain pole, the required diameter will depend on the weight of the curtains. The table below offers a guide to selecting a suitably sized pole depending on the curtain weight.
Remember to take into account any extra weight such as linings. Also please note that pencil pleat curtains, for example, will have a greater fullness than a curtain with eyelets, therefore, the weight can be greater.
|Up to 19mm||Lightweight (up to 4kgs in total)|
|25mm or 28mm||Medium weight (up to 8kgs in total)|
|35mm or over||Heavyweight (up to 12kgs in total)|
|Eyelet Size||Suitable Pole Diameter|