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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