Published at Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Curtains. By Destinee Belin.
We can broadly categorize curtains in two ways – by style and by fabric. While curtains are used at different places for different purposes, they tend to be categorized by the use they are going to be put into. You can use only a plastic or chemical quoted plastic curtain in a hospital or shower stall where it come into contact with water frequently. Likewise, you cannot use stylish or fancy curtains in your bed room or drawing room.
First things are looking at how tight of weave it is and if it’s really stated to be blackout. If a curtain says it has 99% blackout then it normally means that the curtains have been put through at least 3 coats of liquefied rubber polymer. This helps not only to close up the gaps so no light comes in but helps reduce sound as there’s less of a chance for it to get in. However watch for reviews that state they saw light coming in as then it probably isn’t coated and you won’t get as much noise reduction as you want. The next things to look for are how thick or heavy the fabric is as the thicker it is the better those soundproof curtains will be. While it maybe obvious avoid anything related to silk in your curtains as these do not block out any sound despite what companies may say. The final thing to do is just test curtains yourself. Not all curtains will block out the noise you think they will so you may need to experiment with a few different set of curtains before you find that perfect set.
Another variety of curtains is the Organza/tissue curtains. This cloth is light in material, and the curtains are best used in summers as the lighter colors will give a bright look to the room. You can also use the curtains in conjunction with the heavier variety like the velvet or heavy drapes. One particular type that is currently in fashion is embroidered Organza curtains, that are used alternatively with contrasting color heavier drapes like silk or cotton.
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