How to Hide Carrier and Tape When Using Ripplefold Draperies
Ripplefold draperies are an excellent solution for adding privacy and dramatic styling to any indoor environment.
These advanced drapery systems use specially designed snap tape made in black, white, or transparent color options. This snap tape makes it easy to install the ripplefold draperies and remove them for easy cleaning, repair, or replacement.
There are other ripplefold tapes out there, but this solution provides a secure, convenient way to manage ripplefold draperies while only exposing the tape to the outside-facing side of the drapery itself. This results in a seamless installation that looks as great as it functions.
When the drapery is correctly installed, the tape and carrier mechanism are only exposed to the back side of the drapery.
In most cases, the snap tape and carrier hardware can only be seen from the outward-facing side. However, there are some applications in which glass runs all the way up to the ceiling, exposing the tape and carriers.
Examples include commercial offices where the conference room faces a hallway. In these applications, there are some creative ways to hide the exposed snap tape without adding significant cost to the overall installation.
This snap tape concealment solution involves adding a small valance approximately four inches in length. This length can be modified to suit the design of the draperies in question.
The short valance can be applied to either the front (room side) or back (window side). The master style must be overlap only, and the overall solution works best if the draperies are one-way draw style.
The second option for concealing exposed ripplefold drapery snap tape is to fully line the drapery with contrast fabric or self fabric.
This does require making two draperies of the exact same size and assembling them together. In this case, the top is freely open to attach the snaps to the carrier on the drapery rod.
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