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Bendable Rod Mounted Straight

Bendable Rod Mounted Straight

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Our bendable rod works as a curved rod and also a straight one too. It’s easy to get the bendable rod mounted straight! The trick is to spend the adequate amount of time preparing the rod for a straight installation. We store, package and ship our bendable rods coiled, which is a great space saver. However, when you want to make the bendable rod go straight it can be tricky if you skip steps. Follow each of the steps below to ensure your bendable rod is easily installed in a straight run application.

 

The picture shows the bendable rod being used only in a straight application for over 12 feet. We installed the bendable rod on one side of the pergola and the rod was mounted straight without any problems. We followed the steps below to achieve this.

 

 

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Please keep in mind that the bendable rod is shipped coiled. Use caution when uncoiling the rod. Handle with care so the rod doesn’t snap uncontrollably. Gently bend the rod over a chair, pillow or with your hands like the picture on the left. When the rod is bent in the opposite direction than it was coiled then the rod will straighten out.

 

 

 

Bendable Rod Mounted Straight

 

For straight run applications, this process can take 30 minutes – 2 hours, depending upon the length of the bendable rod and the amount of area that will have the rod “straight”.  The picture on the left shows bending the bendable rod over a pillow in the opposite direction than it was coiled. Start at one end of the rod and slowly move the rod over the pillow to the other end. The rod should gently bend over the pillow in the opposite direction it was coiled. Repeat the process until the rod is straight.

 

 

 

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After the rod is bent in the opposite direction, your rod should lay almost completely flat when on the floor. Remember, this can take 30 minutes – 2 hours, depending upon the length that you need the bendable rod to be straight. The picture on the left shows the bendable rod laying flat. It’s okay if your rod looks a little wavy  because it will straighten out once it’s snapped into the brackets and you won’t even be able to tell.

If your bendable rod isn’t able to lay almost flat or it’s not easily installing straight then you didn’t bend the rod in the opposite direction long enough.  This process shouldn’t be rushed and should be completed with caution and patience so the rod will not snap the steel bone structure.

 

Tip: If a certain curvature is needed for part of the rod then bending the rod in the same direction as it was originally coiled is recommended.

 

 

 

Step 2

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For the bendable rod to run straight, make certain all brackets are 9 inches apart and are installed in line without any offset. Place additional ceiling mount brackets 2-3 inches near both ends.

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). This will prevent the rod from looking “wavy”.

 

 

 

Step 3

 

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There is a simple mounting trick to prevent the bendable rod from shifting in the ceiling mount brackets. This is especially useful for straight run applications greater than 3 feet, outdoor applications when gusts of wind will hit the outdoor drapes from one side and turning your draperies into a sail or anytime that there is heavy pulling. Some examples are; changing rooms, room dividers, shower curtains, heavy draperies, etc.  Everything is included in the bendable rod kits, no additional hardware is needed (except wall brackets or T-Bar brackets, if needed).

To prevent the bendable rod from shifting in the brackets due to a straight run application or with  heavy wind or even continuous pulling on one side of the draperies, simply alternate the ceiling mount brackets.  The front face of the brackets should face you and then alternate to facing the opposite direction.  Repeat the pattern throughout the length of the bendable rod.  To have the bendable rod mounted straight is a piece of cake if you follow these three easy steps! Now you are ready to finish the installation.

 

 

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Installing in Heavy Winds

Installing in Heavy Winds

 

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Our exclusive line of bendable rods are sturdy and work great for outdoor applications and heavy winds.  However, the rods can shift over time if not properly installed for windy conditions.

 

 

 

 

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There is a simple mounting trick to prevent the bendable rod from shifting in the ceiling mount brackets. This is especially useful for outdoor applications when gusts of wind will hit the outdoor drapes from one side and turning your draperies into a sail. With heavy winds for long periods of time, your bendable rod can move. Everything is included in the bendable rod kits, no additional hardware is needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prevent the bendable rod from shifting in the brackets with  heavy wind or continuous pulling on one side of the draperies, simply alternate the ceiling mount brackets.  The front face of the brackets should face you and then alternate to facing the opposite direction.  Repeat the pattern throughout the length of the bendable rod.  See the picture below.

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This method can be used for any ceiling mount bendable rod application that has heavy pulling. Some examples are; changing rooms, room dividers, shower curtains, draperies, etc.

 

 

 

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Installing in Concrete

Installing in Concrete

Good news! Our exclusive line of bendable rods can also be used with concrete walls or ceilings. Additional materials will be needed if installing the bendable rod or valance kit into concrete.

Concrete ScrewsUnfortunately, the screws/anchors that come with the bendable rod kit are not compatible for concrete.

We recommend concrete screws at 3/16″ x 1.75″.  They can be found at Lowes, Mendards or Home Depot. The picture the left shows the item number for Lowes. You will also need a hammer drill because it will not burn out the motor on the tough concrete as easily as a regular drill.

 

Installation Instructions:

Make sure to use the right screw for the job.

  • Wear eye protection, earplugs and a dust mask.
  • Mark the concrete where the screw goes with a permanent marker or tape.
  • Make a pilot hole with a hammer drill. You will need a concrete drill bit size 3/16″. (Some concrete screw packages come with a drill bit.) Blow out any excess dust.
  • Gently tap the anchor into the hole using a hammer. Insert the bracket with the screw and tighten it. Make sure not to over-tighten the screw or it might break the concrete surrounding the anchor

 

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*Tip: Make sure to install the concrete screws straight and install with a drill. The screws will not fit properly if inserted at an angle or if installed with a screwdriver.

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. 317-273-8343

 

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What are Bendable Rods made of?

What are Bendable Rods made of?

Our bendable rods are a highly bendable, multipurpose curtain track system that can be quickly customized to fit any wall shape or ceiling curvature. You can install these rods on the ceiling, wall and even acoustical ceilings (drop ceiling gird panel systems).

Bendable rod splicedOur bendable rods are designed for strength and durability. The rods have an I-beam configuration with an embedded metal spine for sturdiness. The metal interior is manufactured in a long sheet or also known as a metal plate and runs the entire length of the rod. This embedded metal allows the rod to bend from side to side while still being stable. The rod is coated with the highest-quality resin which is water resistant. They can bend 90 degrees or more without a splice so the sliders can move freely without interruption. The diameter of a standard duty circular rod can be as small as 12″.  The life expectancy of our bendable rods is 20 years!

 

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Bendable Rod SizesOur bendable rods are secure and hard-wearing and come in three different sizes.

Standard rods will meet most residential applications such as light sheer or with shorter drapery height and they can hold 5 pounds per roller which is 20 pounds a linear foot (4 rollers per foot).

 Medium rods are stronger and sturdier than standard.  Medium duty rods are preferred for lined draperies, shower curtains, thicker fabric draperies, tall draperies or room divider fabrics and they can hold 11 pounds per roller which is 44 pounds a linear foot (4 rollers per foot).

Heavy duty is suitable for thicker, heavier commercial and industrial use curtains and they can hold 20 pounds per roller which is 80 pounds a linear foot (4 rollers per foot). Please contact us for a quote.

 

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Our bendable rods are easily customizable in the comfort of your home or on the project site, simply cut with a hacksaw. The cut end is concealed with our endcaps. If you do not have a hacksaw, you can also purchase one at the time of ordering your rod.

 

 

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Our bendable rods do not require splicing or prefabrication and are easy to install. They are inexpensive to ship since they are stored and shipped in a coil. We carry pre-packaged kits or we can customize your order and have rods up to 164 feet! Please call for more information on larger rod sizes and heavy duty rods.

 

 

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The rollers are made from a durable plastic and metal and the medium and heavy gauges have ball bearing rollers.  The rollers glide effortlessly on the rod. You can use a baton to open and close your draperies or gently grab your panels.

 

 

 

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We’re always improving our designs to offer our customers the best products and solutions available in the marketplace. We’re proud to announce our newest update to our bendable rod series which are new brackets.  We replaced the old design of plastic ceiling brackets and plastic one inch brackets with metal. This new design gives our rods an extra durability which isn’t found with any other type of  bendable curtain rods or tracks.

 

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We didn’t stop there, we also updated our other wall brackets (1 7/8″, 3″ & 5″) to a sleek and sturdy design. We pride ourselves in not only giving great customer service but also outstanding products to our clients.

 

 

 

Why Choose Our Bendable Rods?

  • Easy Installation: DIY-friendly; just cut with a hacksaw to size.
  • Highly Flexible:  Bends to any angle to fit the layout and shape of a curvature; works for straight lines too.
  • Smooth Gliding:  Carries substantial load-bearing capacity.
  • Noiseless:  Ball-bearing rollers minimize running friction.
  • Solid and Durable:  Patented structural design; made with exceptional-quality materials and a superior finish.
  • Easy to Handle and Store:  Transportable or store-able in rolls.

All rods are definitely not created equal, your project deserves a top quality solution. We know that you will be happy with the easy installation and durability of our bendable rods.  Order your bendable rod TODAY!

 

We have several convenient ways to place an order.

  1. Go to our Houzz.com store. We sell Standard Bendable Rod Kits, Medium Bendable Rod Kits, Wall Mount Brackets, T-Bar Clamp Brackets and Accessories. (All of the available products are NOT on Houzz so contact us for a digital pricing brochure.)
  2. Go to our new online store at www.curtainrodsringsandbling.com.
  3. Call us at 317-273-8343 (Ext 103)
  4. Email us at blindsandcurtains@abdawindowfashions.com

*For custom cut products or help with your project, contact us via email or phone for a quote.

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

 

 

 

 

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Acoustical Ceiling Grid System Examples

Acoustical Ceiling Grid System Examples

a tbar clamp with ceiling bracket LABELEDOur bendable rods also work with drop down ceiling grid systems. We have T-bar brackets that make installing easy. They clamp onto the metal grid of a T-bar with the help of ceiling mount brackets. Once they are in place, simply snap the track into the ceiling mount cartridges one after another.   This enables the bendable rod to hang from conventional T-bar ceilings.

 

Our T-bar bracket will not damage the metal grid and is removable and reusable.

 

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The picture on the left and below shows our bendable rods being used in a theater room application where they wanted to hide the speakers on either side of the screen with our custom velvet draperies. Our bendable rods is the perfect solution for this project since the rod had to be connected to a drop down ceiling grid system and need to curve.

 

 

 

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The picture on the left shows our bendable rods being used to hang a  privacy curtains in a medical facility.

 

 

 

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The picture on the left shows our bendable rods being used to hang room dividers for a show room.

 

 

 

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Click here for installation instructions for the T-bar brackets.

Our Workroom

Our Workroom – Proudly Made in the USA!

Our draperies, sheers, fabric shower curtains, pillows and bedding are proudly hand made in the USA. Our workroom is in our state, Indiana and our seamstresses adhere to the highest standards and practices. Quality and attention to detail is a top priority with each order.  We have been in the window covering industry since 1998 and pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. We are confident you will love our soft fashions!

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Selection and Personalization

Custom fabric window treatments allow you to personalize not only your windows but the entire interior design of your space. Everyone’s tastes are different and custom soft fashions allow you to express your individuality.  In addition, with the different ceiling and window heights, custom window treatments allow you to make the correct size for your windows.

Unique Construction

Customer satisfaction is important to Abda, which is why all our products are made with special attention to detail. Every fabric in our workroom is double inspected on back-lit tables, not just once, but twice.  They are first inspected upon starting the product and once again during the process. All of our products are sewn with color matched cotton/poly thread, which visually blends the seam lines.

Fabric

Our fabrics are hand selected for their superior weaving and printing techniques to provide a wide range of colors, patterns and textures.  Quality is our upmost concern which is why our fabrics have a higher thread count.

Draperies

Our custom draperies can be ordered in a variety of pleat styles and lengths. We insure special care is taken at every step to provide our customers the highest quality custom draperies. Our draperies are pattern matched from the top down creating a visual continuity at eye level throughout the room. Seams are hidden behind the pleat for enhanced visual appeal and we use overlock stitching for durability.

Drapery Buckram Headings

Our draperies are handmade with buckram headings to provide the stiffness desired for the perfect pinch pleat drapery. The buckram is important, because it gives the custom look, provides the shape for your pleats and allows the drapery pins to securely attach to your drapery.

Drapery Fullness

Our custom draperies generally use 40% more fabric to cover an area than ready-made draperies.  This is important because the draperies are fuller and look more luxurious.

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Drapery Lining

Our attention to detail applies to all aspects of our products, including our liners.  Having a high quality liner is important because it provides body, protects the face fabric from harmful UV rays and provides a neutral appearance from the outside.

Classic Sateen is a high quality polyester/cotton blend lining. The polyester is less susceptible to stretching or shrinking. The cotton component captures and releases moisture and airborne fumes, which makes this liner great for high moisture areas and kitchens.

Classic Napped is a multipurpose liner and is used to create a fuller, more luxurious look.  It provides better insulation and light control than the classic sateen. The inside mimics the look and performance of a napped interlining while the street view has the same appearance as the classic sateen. The classic napped liner is a great choice for lightweight and silky fabrics.

Blackout is a liner that is used to darken the room. Our blackout liner is a microsuede fabric that is perfect for bedrooms, nurseries, theater rooms or any room that light blockage is desired.

Innerlining is used to create a more luxurious look and is an ideal solution for better insulation and light control.  It can also be used to add extra fullness to lightweight and silky fabrics.

Suede is a non-blackout lining that offers enhanced thermal protection like the interlining except it’s not as thick.

 

Contact us TODAY to get started on your next project!

Call us at: 317-273-8343 (Ext. 103) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST

Email us at: blindsandcurtains@abdawindowfashions.com

Website: www.curtainrodsringsandbling.com

Custom Draperies and Sheers

Custom Draperies and Sheers

We offer three different ways to shop and design your custom draperies; Quick Custom, Custom and Bespoke.  Select the perfect option for your time frame, level of customization desired and overall vision of your project.

There is a variety of ways to order our custom draperies and sheers.

  1. Go to our new online store at www.curtainrodsringsandbling.com
  2. Call us at 317-273-8343 (Ext 103)
  3. Email us at blindsandcurtains@abdawindowfashions.com

Custom draperies

Custom Draperies

We have a passion for providing custom products with the highest quality. Our draperies are hand made in the USA. Our workroom is in our state, Indiana and our seamstresses adheres to the highest standards and practices.Quality and attention to detail is a top priority with each order.

 

 

Virtual Designers

Drapery Design Specialists

Our virtual designers have experience as local and long distance design consultants.  Our designers offer professional fabric and design recommendations, free estimates and have a great ability to communicate via email or phone to help conceptualize the project and see it through to the final stages. Fabric samples are mailed directly to you and we also provide easy installation guides.

 

 

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Custom Outdoor Draperies

We have a line of custom outdoor draperies.  Made with outdoor fabrics that will look gorgeous but also hold up to the outdoor weather conditions.  Pair our outdoor fabrics with our exclusive bendable rod.  The resin overlay is moisture resistance and the ball bearing rollers glide effortlessly.  Our outdoor draperies are hand made in the USA.

 

 

 

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We also specialize in custom sheers.  Our sheer draperies are hand made in the USA. Our pinch pleat sheers are a classic look that will not only add that finishing touch to any space but also transforms harsh rays from the sun into softened lightscapes that enhance the beauty of your home.

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Call us at: 317-273-8343 (Ext. 103) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST

Email us at: blindsandcurtains@abdawindowfashions.com

Custom Shower Curtains

Custom Shower Curtains

Finding an extra long or wide shower curtain can be hard, however, we make custom shower curtains that will fit any size and decor of your space. There are several options to choose from. They will look and function great with your bendable rods.

Click here to buy Custom Shower Curtains

 

 

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Option 1: Abda’s Custom Vinyl Shower Curtains

This is a classic style shower curtain that we carry. Use alone or with a fabric shower curtain. They are constructed with double folded header and rust proof grommets. Side hems are double folded and bottom hems contain weights.  (Click here for pricing information.)

 

Features:

  • Grommets are metal (chrome) and reinforced nylon meshed header with double layer of vinyl
  • Comes in White, Clear Frosted or Champagne
  • Widths of 50″, 72″,84″ and 100″ (Will have one seam for widths 84″ and 100″.)
  • Any length up to 96″
  • Anti-microbial protection guards against mildew
  • Grommets have 1/4″ inside diameter
  • Weighted bottom hem
  • Rust proof grommets
  • Easy to Clean-  Wipe with soapy water
  • Will need pear hooks to connect our shower curtain to our bendable rod rollers

Vinyl Shower Curtain Grommets: 

  • 50″ width – 8 grommets
  •  72″ width – 12 grommets
  •  84″ width – 14 grommets
  •  100″ width – 16 grommets – currently champagne has 17 grommets, white has 16 grommets

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Our nylon fabric shower curtains  are made of the highest quality nylon material that is water resistant. This will give you that custom, five star hotel look. These shower curtains do not need a vinyl liner to be used with them.  The material is a heavy-weight material woven with 200 denier Dupont thread and a 64 x 56 count. All of the nylon fabrics have a firm hand finish but are soft and supple. They are constructed with a reinforced triple folded header, 1⅜ inches wide, reinforced with a strip of no-tear buckram, and have 12 metal rust proof grommets. Side hems are ½ inch wide, double folded. Bottom hems contain a heavy chain weight, covered with a mildew resistant material, which is stitched in to the bottom of the hem.

The white and parchment shower curtain liners can be made with micro mesh 100% nylon top portion that allows for light and air circulation.  The mesh curtain portion is durable and is reinforced and double stitched on to the shower curtain. The solid curtain liners are available in white, parchment, or champagne. (Click here for pricing information.)

 

Features:

  • Grommets are metal (chrome) and reinforced triple folded header
  • Comes in White, Parchment or Champagne
  • Widths of 36″, 48″, 72″ 84″ 96″, 108″,132″, 144″, 180″ and 216″  (Will have one seam for widths 84″ and 100″)
  • Any length up to 111″
  • Anti-microbial protection guards against mildew
  • Micro-mesh upper panel is available in white and parchment curtains
  • Easily cleaned – Machine washable
  • Weighted bottom hem
  • 12 Rust proof grommets
  • Will need pear hooks to connect our shower curtain to our bendable rod rollers

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Option 3: Abda’s Nylon for DIY Curtain Extension

For all of you DIYer’s out there, we have curtain extensions for your shower curtains. This is a great solution to lengthen your shower curtain when using our bendable rods. The material is 100% nylon mesh that is water resistant. The grommets are metal and are double reinforced. All you have to do is sew it to the top of your existing shower curtain.

 

 

 

 

Features:

  • Grommets are metal (chrome) and reinforced double folded header
  • Comes in White
  • Two sizes: 118″W x 21″ H or 59″ W x 21″ H
  • Anti-microbial protection guards against mildew
  • Provides ventilation
  • Easily cleaned – Machine washable
  • Rust proof grommets
  • Will need pear hooks to connect our shower curtain to our bendable rod rollers

 

Shower Curtain Fabric for Circular Shower Curtain Rods that are Water ResistantOption 4: Custom Online Shower Curtains

We carry a huge selection of water resistant fabrics with soil and stain repellent finish to choose from in our online store. Get that designer look for your shower while shopping in the comfort of your home. Our custom width with will give your space a premium hotel feel, choose up to 120″ long.  Our Custom Shower Curtains are made to order especially for you. You can order fabric samples and have them shipped directly to you. (Click here for pricing information.)

Our shower curtains are proudly made in the USA in our workroom in Indiana.

 

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Option 5: Abda’s Completely Custom Shower Curtains

Work with our virtual designers to create a one-of-a-kind shower curtain. The sky is the limit with your options. We carry a huge selection of fabrics and our virtual designers have experience as local and long distance design consultants.  Our designers offer professional fabric and design recommendations, free estimates and have a great ability to communicate via email or phone to help conceptualize the project and see it through to the final stages. Fabric samples are mailed directly to you. (Click here for pricing information.)

Our shower curtains are proudly made in the USA in our workroom in Indiana.

 

 

 

Features:

  • Grommets are metal (Nickel or Brass) and reinforced triple folded header
  • Pleated shower curtain options
  • Comes in a huge selection of fabrics in a an array of colors and patterns
  • Any width (2 width is common)
  • Maximum length is 120″
  • Anti-microbial protection guards against mildew
  • Easily cleaned – Machine washable
  • Waited bottom hem
  • Rust proof grommets
  • Use with a vinyl liner
  • Will need pear hooks to connect our shower curtain to our bendable rod rollers

Additional Options:

  • Horizontal Trim
  • Horizontal Banding
  • Horizontal Color Blocking
  • Vertical Trim
  • Vertical Banding
  • Lining

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Call us at: 317-273-8343 (Ext. 103) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST

Email us at: blindsandcurtains@abdawindowfashions.com

Click here to buy Custom Shower Curtains

Bendable Rod as a Shower or Tub Rod

Bendable Rod as a Shower or Tub Rod

Bendable rod splicedOur bendable rods are a perfect solution as a curved shower rod since they are water resistant. Our bendable rods are highly bendable, multipurpose curtain track system that can be quickly customized to fit any tub shape, wall shape or ceiling curvature. The bendable rod and its components are made of resin, which is very durable. The metal plate embedded within the rod is made of steel. Live expectancy is 20 years!

While our bendable rods have metal plates embedded, they are extremely flexible and can bend 90 degrees or more without any splice so that the sliders can move freely without interruption. The diameter of a circular standard track can be as small as 12″.  There are several ways to use bendable rods as shower curtain rods.

 

 

 

 

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Corner Showers:

Use the bendable rod for corner showers. The rod in the picture on the left, attaches directly to the ceiling with our ceiling mount brackets and the vinyl shower curtain is hanging from the bendable rod with pear hooks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Room Tubs (Claw Foot Tubs):

The look of a claw foot tub is visually stimulating, however finding a shower rod that will fit can be hard. Well look no farther because our bendable rods are the perfect solution. Simply mount your rod to the ceiling in whatever shape you prefer.  The picture on the left has a vinyl shower curtain. 

 

 

 

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Our bendable rods are a simple and fast way to install a shower curtain rod in any RV or Boat.  With the flexible design, it will fit any cramped space! The picture on the left is an example of a bendable rod installed in an RV. Another design option is to have the rod overlap to help prevent water leakage.  The bendable rod can also be used quick dividers and changing areas. With our custom vinyl, nylon or fabric shower curtains, special sizing isn’t an issue!

 

 

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Shower Rods with a Valance:

Use our valance with our bendable rods for a decorative shower curtain. The rod and valance can be bent at any shape. We can make custom shower curtains to match any decor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Attaching your drapery or sheers to rod

Attaching your drapery or sheers to rod is simple!

We have several ways to attach your drapery or sheers to our bendable rods, such as a drapery pin, drapery clamp, pleat hook, pear hook and adjustable hook. Order an equal amount of hooks as you would rollers; we recommend 4 rollers per foot of rod. The only exception is a shower curtain, which will normally have less per foot of rod. For a shower curtain application, outdoor drapery or any drapery with grommets, you would use the pear hooks with the grommets. Order the same number of pear hooks as you have grommets. Each option is explained below.

Method 1: Use our drapery pin with a pleated curtain. One end of the pin goes into the ring of the roller, the other end of the “S” is to pin through the pleat. Position this pin about 1-3/4″ below the curtain top so that curtain barely touches the ceiling, the rod is therefore covered by the curtain. You can also position the pin higher to allow the rod to be exposed. *Also checkout our valance kit to completely hide the rod.

Method 2: Use hem and trim tape to create the facing then use the above mentioned drapery hook. This will give you a seamless drapery.

Method 3: Use our clamp hook. The clamp portion will hold onto the drapery and the hook goes into the ring of the roller.

Method 4: Use our pleat hook. The pleat hook goes on the back of draperies that are not pleated. Pinch the fabric into the metal prongs to create a pinch pleat drapery look.  The hook goes into the ring of the roller.

Method 5: Use our pear hook. The pear hook is perfect for shower curtains.  The hook opens up to go into the circle bracket of the shower curtain and also connects to the ring of the roller.

Method 6: Use our lengthening hook. Use back side of curtain fabric to wrap around the paper thin portion of the flexible hook, then either stable or sew the piece in position about 1/2″ to 1″ below top of curtain. The hook will allow your curtain height be adjusted to 1-1/2″.

All of these options can be purchased through us. Call today at 317-273-8343 (M-F 9am-5pm EST).

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Drapery Pins:

Use the drapery pins for draperies with pleats. Slide the pin into the drapery and the hook portion goes into the sliders. Order equal amount of drapery hooks as you need rollers. Only place a drapery hook on a pleat and one for each end. The drapery pins can be used with bendable rods, traversing rods and traditional rods with rings.

Dimensions:

5/8″ W x 1/8″D x 1″H

 

 

 

Clamp hooks

 

Clamp Hooks:

Great for curtains without drapery pleats. Our clamp hooks are a perfect solution for rod pocket curtains, shower curtains and room dividers. Simply “clamp” the clamp hook onto curtain and the hook sides into the bendable rod rollers, traversing rod carriers or regular curtain rod rings.

Order an equal amount of hooks as you would rollers; we recommend 4 rollers per foot of rod.

Dimensions:

1/3″ W x 1/4″D x 2″H

 

Pleat Hook Example ABDA

Pleat Hooks:

Pleat Hooks are great for “straight” panels (rod pocket curtains) that do not have pleats but you want the custom look of pleats. You will need a pleat hook for every roller that you use. Once the pleat hook is attached to the curtain, the hook sides into the bendable rod rollers, traversing rod carriers or regular curtain rod rings.

Order an equal amount of hooks as you would rollers; we recommend 4 rollers per foot of track

Dimensions:

3/4″ W x 1/8″D x 2 1/2″H

 

Pear Hook Installed

Pear Hooks:

Pear Hooks are perfect for shower curtains or outdoor draperies. They work with any grommet style curtain.

Order an equal amount of hooks as you would rollers; we recommend 4 rollers per foot of rod.

Dimensions:

1 1/4″ W (at the bottom) x 1/8″D x 2 5/6″H

 

 

 

Adjustable HookLengthening Hooks:

 

This is a great way to have your draperies sit in front of the rod when you do not have pleated draperies with a large buckram (our custom draperies do so you don’t need this for ours). This option conceals the bendable rod  and mounting hardware without using a valance. Use on the back side of curtain fabric, 1/2″ below the rim, folding the fabric around the  plastic with arrow hole pointing up and exposing the thick hook channel. Then, sew or staple your fabric into place. The hook is removable by sliding it downward.

Curtain height can be adjusted to max. of 3″. Order an equal amount of hooks as you would rollers; we recommend 4 rollers per foot of rod.

 

Dimensions:

Size: 1/2″ W x 3-3/4″ H