Guide to Curtain Lining
HOW TO SELECT THE BEST LINING FOR YOUR CURTAINS
Curtains do not all need to be lined. There is a definite look and feel to an unlined sheer curtain that is very popular at the moment. If you are looking for a quality finish, added protection for your fabric, fullness or blockout, then lining is a necessity. The importance of selecting the correct lining really does depend on what your priorities are.
BLOCKOUT LINING – R 145 p/m
Blockout lining adds to the over all cost of your curtains but has the following added advantages.
- When selecting this option we will match the colour of blockout to the fabric you have selected. The coloured blockouts are NOT 100% blockout – Closer to 70-80% blockout. IF you need total blockout it, it comes in a white – Please mention this in notes when placing your order.
- Washable blockout linings are the only ones we use.
- It helps block the suns rays in summer to keep a room cool and adds a layer of insulation from the cold in Winter.
- You may find a reduction in noise with the thicker lining.
- Children and light sleepers will benefit from a darker room.
- The overall life span of your curtains is improved because of the protection of the fabric from the suns rays.
- An added fullness in the finished look of your curtains.
POLLYCOTTON LINING – R60 p/m
When it comes down to picking between a pollycott lining, or a sateen lining the following can be considered.
- This is a blend of Cotton and polyester.
- Pollycott lining is the most affordable option.
- No shrinkage
- Lightweight – offers some protection to fabric without making curtains thick and heavy.
- Wrinkle resistant
- Retains colour well.
SATEEN LINING – R80 p/m
- Sateen lining has a bigger cotton blend percentage
- Is a great lining to use if you don’t need blockout
- Is a thicker lining than the pollycotton lining
- Offers a medium fullness to fabric for well finished curtains
- Soft sheen twill finish