All about Ripple fold style curtains


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What is ripple fold style drapery?

Ripple fold drapery, a simple and elegant style, is highly sought after by interior designers and architects. They glide easily along the custom tracks. Ripple fold panels are always custom made to seamlessly cover the desired width. They are usually constructed with 1.7 - 2.2 times the fabric of the coverage width.

Our ripple fold style is made in 100% fullness by default. For other fullness options, please make the selection accordingly.

How to measure for ripple fold curtains?

  • For the width:

We have made the process simple. Measure the total width you would like to cover and fill in the width and length in our ripple fold custom page. Our custom panels are constructed with fullness built-in. When you are ordering, there is no need to add additional fabric to create fullness because our panels will have built-in fullness.

  • For the height:

If you are looking for the just-above-the-floor look (most popular), measure the distance from the ceiling to the floor then subtract 1.5" (1.0" for track clearance + 0.5" for floor clearance).

If you are looking for the puddling look, add 2”-6” to the ceiling/wall bracket to floor length.

What tracks work with ripple fold curtains?

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Our ripple fold curtains have a snap tape sewn on the top. You can purchase tracks along with the curtains directly on our custom Ripplefold page, select "Yes" under Include Track & Accessories. We offer the minimal, commercial-grade, powder-coated white aluminum track. For any questions, contact us at info@loftcurtains.com.

The tracks will be spliced if they are longer than 84". If you would like to have the track in one piece, please contact us at info@loftcurtains.com for the additional freight charge. 

How to install ripple fold curtains? Is it complicated?

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Simply snap the buttons onto the carriers and voila. The snaps and carriers are made for each other and they make solid bonds. Snapping and sliding the curtain panel onto the carriers takes time. Be patient with the installation process.

How to install ripple fold tracks?

For ceiling mount brackets

1. Measure  Measure the width of the track and mark the two end brackets approximately 3”- 4” in from the ends of the track. Evenly space the remaining brackets and place corresponding marks.
2. Mount  To attach the bracket to the ceiling; first, pre-drill holes for screw diameter when mounting into the wood frame of window or wall stud. Otherwise, pre-drill and install anchors first before fastening with screws.
3. Attach Bracket  Place the track into the bracket as shown in the drawing; applying pressure until track “clicks” into the bracket. Make sure the track set screw is loose enough to allow the track retainer to flex. Repeat this step for the remaining brackets.
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4. Tighten  Tighten track set screws on all the brackets to secure track to brackets

ripple fold track installation

Installing Splice, if multiple pieces:

For wide areas, tracks will be shipped in multiple pieces and will require a splice.
• Slide the track of the connecting ends on each track into the channel of the splice and butt ends together.
• The tracks will snap together. Press together and confirm a tight fit.
• Secure with an additional screw.

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For wall mount brackets

1. Measure Determine the height of the top of track and mark bracket height on the wall for all the brackets and adjust (as necessary) to make sure they are all leveled.
2. Mark Measure the width of the track and mark the two end brackets approximately 3”- 4” in from the ends of the track. Evenly space the remaining brackets and place corresponding marks.
3. Mount To attach the bracket to the wall; first, pre-drill holes for screw diameter when mounting into wood frame of window or wall stud. Otherwise, pre-drill and install anchors first before fastening with screws.
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4. Attach Bracket Place the track into the bracket as shown in the drawing; applying pressure until track “clicks” into the bracket. Make sure track set screw is loose enough to allow the track retainer to flex. Repeat this step for the remaining brackets.
ripple fold detail track installation
5. Adjust Projection Adjust track to the desired projection. Projection is adjustable from 3” – 4 ½”. Repeat this step for the remaining brackets. Once the desired projection is set for all the brackets, lock the bracket into position by tightening the track depth adjustment set screw.
how to install ripple fold tracks
Installing Splice, if multiple pieces:
For wide areas, tracks will be shipped in multiple pieces and will require a splice.
• Slide the track of the connecting ends on each track into the channel of the splice and butt ends together.
• Tighten locking screw with a hex key for a secure fit.
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9 comments


  • Loft Curtains Support

    Hi @William, the wall mount bracket projection is adjustable from 3"-4.5".


  • William

    I’d like to mount Ripple Fold at ceiling length (12’) for our dining room- I’d prefer to mount to the ceiling however it’s vaulted and the ceiling is at a 45 deg. angle vs. perpendicular to the wall – so it seems I have to go the wall mount route. Will that mount protrude out 3" or more for these drapes?


  • Olive@loftcurtains

    @Chelsey, the ripple fold track will be visible if it is mounted to the wall. Ripple fold drapery starts below the bottom of the track.


  • Chelsey

    Hello,

    I am interested in ordering ripplefold drapery, but have a quick question first. There are 2 feet between my window and ceiling so I am thinking that mounting the track to the wall will look better. Will the track be visible if it is mounted to the wall?
    Most pictures online of ripplefold drapery show the track mounted to the ceiling. Not sure if wall mounted will look good. Thanks!


  • Olive@Loft Curtains

    @Ali, the Ripple Fold tape requires special wheeled carriers to work with snap buttons. Unfortunately, the wheeled carriers don’t fit in Ikea tracks.


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