All about Ripplefold style curtains


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What is ripplefold style drapery?

Ripplefold 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 ripplefold 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. 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.

A single layer ripplefold drape will take about 4.25" - 4.5" in depth depending on the fabric thickness. For a double layer ripplefold setup, the drapes will take up 8.5"-9" in depth. 

What tracks work with ripplefold curtains?

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Our ripplefold 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.

Track pieces between 92" and 104" will be charged an additional $100 for non-splice shipping, track pieces longer than 104" in length will be spliced for FedEx shipping. If you prefer the tracks not be spliced, please email us at support@loftcurtains.com for the additional freight charges.

How to install ripplefold 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 ripplefold 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.
ripple fold track installation detail profile

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.
wall mount bracket installation ripple fold curtains
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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10 comments


  • Carol Weiner

    I am mounting my ripple fold curtains on the ceiling and wall to wall. Should I put carriers into track before I attach the track to the ceiling?


  • 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!


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07/19/2021
Excellent from beginning to end... Justin did a superb job and worked closely with me on the order. Just couldn't be happier. I will recommend you highly to anyone. THANK YOU!
Catherine M.
07/18/2021
June 2021, I purchased Loftcurtain custom Ripple Fold Curtains in white Canvas fabric. I  used a ceiling mount track expanding the entire length of my 29 Foot wall with multi panel sliding doors. The Fabric is outstanding quality. The body of Canvas fabric flows nicely and lends to the “ripple fold” style elegantly.  I would categorize Canvas fabric as a light filtering  with a linen like texture that brings just the right amount of interest to the drape.  While creased due to folding required for shipping , it ironed easily and quickly.  The fabric holds the shape of the  “ripple fold” very well. Extremely impressed with the workmanship.  There wasn’t even a loose thread or missed stitch.  The corners , seams, snap strip and edges were even and ...
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07/16/2021
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