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Cubicle Curtain Tracks Make All The Difference

There are an amazing number of different types of hospital cubical curtains on the market that offer everything from antibacterial surfaces to special designs for curtains designed for pediatric clinics and facilities. It doesn’t matter how beautiful or functional your curtains are, however, if you don’t have the right type of cubical curtain tracks. Tracks are essential to allow the smooth opening and closing of the curtains as well as ensuring that the curtains won’t pull or catch as hospital staff are working between cubicles and with patients.


One of the most important features of well-built cubical curtain tracks is that they need to be pre-lubricated to ensure easy installation and a product that is ready to be used immediately upon installation. Teflon coating within the track will act as a non-stick surface, resisting rust or debris from forming or gathering within the track itself. This definitely adds to the life of the curtain track and promotes smooth gliding or rolling of the curtain carriers in the track.


Carriers, the devices that are used to hang the curtain from the cubical curtain track can be one of three different designs or styles. All are ideal for hospital, office or emergency room use and the style options are determined for the most part by the type of track and curtain. One of the most popular styles of carriers is the roller style. These carriers are made of two durable nylon wheels connected by a nylon axle. A nylon swivel holds the stainless steel hook to the axle, providing a strong yet flexible attachment for the curtain. The nylon allows smooth opening and closing and is ideal for resisting rust and damage. Nylon is also easy to treat with antibacterial sprays and cleaners and will not be damaged by these types of standard medical cleaning products.


The second type of carrier popular for cubicle curtain tracks is the glide carrier, which slides within the track. This is a solid nylon spool that attaches to a stainless steel hook that holds the curtain. The third option is a breakaway carrier that is constructed entirely of durable, heavy nylon. Each type of carrier works within a specific size and type of cubicle curtain track.


Cubicle curtain tracks can be shaped to fit any size of area and can be mounted either directly to the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling. Both options come in a baked white enamel finish for easy coordination with standard ceiling panels. The finish also resists rust and is easy to clean, making this a practical option for any medical facility. The cubicle curtain tracks have standard 24″ radius corner bends however custom corners and sizing are available. The cubicle curtain tracks also come with end stops and end caps that prevent the carriers from being pulled out of the track at the terminal ends. Connectors to allow cubicle curtain tracks to be modified and enlarged are also available, allowing for easy customization to fit any examination room or patient care area.

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