Curtain hooks attach to the curtains through small pockets on the heading tape to secure curtains onto the track, curtain rings or valance track. As a guide, 1 curtain hook should be placed at the end of each curtain and miss 3 pockets between each hook.
It is best not to use plastic hooks in a very sunny position as they may become brittle after long periods of exposure to UV light. Plastic hooks are generally suitable for medium to heavy weight curtains.
Our metal hooks are brass or zinc plated and are much stronger than plastic hooks for hanging curtains. Metal hooks are very strong, can be used in direct sunlight and are suitable for hanging heavy weight curtains. These products hook into the curtain heading tape, which can then attach the curtains to the curtain rings of the curtain pole or gliders of the curtain track. Some curtain headings such as pinch pleat and goblet require a special type of hook called curtain pin hooks which can be literally pinned into the curtain heading, allowing you to place the hook in the exact position you require.
For hooking curtains with multi pocket heading tapes, hooks should be spaced at 8 - 10cm intervals, or hook 1, miss 3 pockets, hook 1. Remember, large gaps between hooks will cause the curtain to droop between hooks and make for an unsightly hung curtain. Please remember if you’re unclear of exactly what you need, give us a call on 0845 465 0101 and a member of our team will be happy to help you.