If you've not read it already, take a look at our History of Electric Curtain Tracks article.
So first off, what do curtains actually give us?
Add electricity into the mix with automatic tracks, home automation and remote controls, and we've invented ways for curtains to be more convenient. Timed curtains can make your home look lived in while you're away. Remote control curtains make the lives of less-able-bodied people easier.
The very fabrics curtains are made of have come on in leaps and bounds recently.
Silent Gliss themselves develop and manufacture their own fabrics with properties such as:
As we're Silent Gliss' largest distributor in the Midlands, any of these fabrics are available on request, if required.
The very curtain tracks we sell on this website are at the current cutting-edge of curtain technology. The Silent Gliss models are extremely robust and used throughout the world in high-end establishments and residences.
Curtain tracks and curtains themselves are developed to meet the needs of the places they're being installed. As regulations become more focused on green credentials, the ability to insulate, come from sustainable sources and prevent the spread and harbouring of potentially harmful microbes are all very important. The technology developed for curtains in setting such as hospitals, or where thousands of them are installed in large developments will eventually filter down to home use as they become more cost-effective.
In summary, modern curtains have evolved to a state where they meet the stylistic and functional needs of their applications.
In our next article, we'll look at where the future of curtains might lie.
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