S-Fold Curtains are one of the most popular curtains. They look very neat and modern and are very easy to operate. The fold is created due to the space between the two carriers. There are no pinch on the fabric.
This type of curtains and sheers are popularly used in combination with roller blinds. When using with roller blinds, the popular combination is using block out roller blinds and sheer S-Fold curtains.
S-Fold curtains can also be made into double curtains i.e. Block Out And Sheer curtains can be installed together on the same window.
S-Fold curtains can be made with varied fabrics. The major category of fabric used for this type of curtains are block out and sheer. Translucent fabrics are not as popular as it is not that practical as it won’t fully block out light and is not a good insulant.
When it comes to block out fabrics there is a wide range of fabrics available but popular one the simpler designs. Also, attaching lining is not a very viable solution in this type of curtains. Hence, when using block out fabric its better to use the block out fabrics with back coating or use liners by itself.
With sheer fabrics similar and plain fabric are more popular as these curtains cover larger areas and similar or plain fabric will make the room less busy.
There are two types of operation available in S-Fold Curtains and Sheers.
S-Fold curtains and sheers with cord control can be operated by pulling a cord that is connected with the track on the top. The cord is in a loop, one side opens the curtains and the other side closes the curtain. The cord has to be restrained with a hook to make it safe for children.
S-Fold curtains and sheers with wand control can be operated by simply using the want to push open the curtains or sheers. This is a very simple form of operation. By using the wand you avoid touching the curtains or sheers and in doing so avoid soiling the fabric. This type of control is very safe for children. Also, this type of control is possible in all layouts weather it be bunching on either sides or even central opening.
Since the early 1990s at least 15 young Australian children have tragically died as a result of unfortunate strangulation incidents involving blinds cords and chains.
Australian Child Safety law requires all blinds retailers to supply child safety devices with all kinds of curtains which have loose cords and chains hanging. It is ones own responsibility to make sure that the child safety cleat is installed and any loose cords/chains are wrapped. Warning Stickers supplied with the blinds should never be removed.