When it comes to custom drapery with grommets there are dozens of options to choose from. The most important thing to consider what the drapery application will be, meaning, are you going to be opening and closing the drapes often? Are they going going to be custom outdoor drapes? The answers to these questions will help you determine which is the right choice is grommets for your drapes. Of course, you style will also play a large role in your decision making process.
If your drapes are going to be opened and closed often you will want to be sure that the size of your grommets are large enough to easily slide over your pole. You will also want to get a drapery wand so that you are not having to “pull” on the drapery fabric, especially if that fabric is silk or linen.
If your drapes are going to be used outdoors you will want to be sure that the grommets are made of 100% Brass which will resist decay from the environment. You will also want to be sure that the grommets are weatherized and powder-coated vs. painted. If your grommets are painted they will chip and peel in a short amount of time.
Grommets are a great option for almost all fabrics for drapery including Sheers, Linen, Silk and Cottons. When selecting silk you will want to be sure that the grommets are “hand-set” using a manual press, an automated press will generally make the fabric pucker and warp.
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