List Of Some Of The Best Curtain Hook Types
Curtains use the number of different types of hooks, which totally depends on the curtain as well as the rod types. For instance, the pin hooks, that are often used for hanging the pinch pleated drapes but not for the standard type of rod. Knowing the design as well as the purpose of each type of hook will help to make sure that the user gets the right hook to hang the curtains. Below is the list of the commonly used curtain hooks:
1. Pin-On Hooks
The pin-on hooks, also known by the name of drapery pins, are the kinds of hooks that have a pin pointing up vertically to the top of the hook. They are used to hang the pinch-pleated draperies with a traverse rod or from the tabbed rings on the decorative round rod. This type of hook is a piece of the folded metal wire. One of its sides has a sharp prong or the pin, and the other side with a curved hook. They look like the large fishing hooks and can have up to 4 prongs. All the pin hooks process in the same way. The prong side is inserted exactly in the curtain header back at the base of the seam. The side that is hooked is inserted in the eyes of the pole rings, which will glide running all along the track, or in the holes of a stationary rod strip. 2-pronged hooks are typically used with the curtains which have the pleating tape that is affixed right to the top. There are several types of pin-on hooks like:
- The round pin-on hooks, which consists of a rounded top, slides on a cafe rod, which in turn allows the pinch-pleated curtains to get used without normal traverse or rod as well as the rings hardware.
- The other type is the top pin-on hook which has a top that will narrow in an inverted "V" shape. The point will settle in the tab hole exactly on a traverse rod or on the sliding rings. It is the most common hook for hanging the pinch-pleat curtains.
2. Pleater Hooks
These types of hooks, also known as the slip-on or prong hooks, work best with the pleater tape that is sewed into the heading of the panel of the curtain. This tape has the narrow and the vertical pockets that open exactly at the bottom edge of the tape. When the user will insert the prongs in the pockets at the regular intervals, they create the pleats right in the front of the curtain which looks very attractive. The user can hang the curtains from the tracks or from ring tabs in a similar way as the pin-on hooks. Pleater hooks are also available with the two, three, or even four prongs so to create single, double, or even the triple pleats according to the choice.
3. Sew-On Hooks
Sew-on hooks are similar to the pin hooks which means they have a hooked side, but instead of the prongs which insert in the fabric tape, they have a prong with the rounded eye right on one side at the end. This is sewn on the back of the curtain header in a way so that the hook remains at the fixed position. The hooked side will be then inserted on the pole rings, glides, or on the holes of a rod that is stationary. These kinds of hooks are typically made from the brass, and once they are sewn in, then they are strong enough to hold up the most of the fabrics.
The S-hooks look the same as it sounds, like an S. They are usually made of metal but can also be made from plastic or wood. They are mostly used with the shower curtains but also work well with the curtain that has a buttonhole exactly at the top. One of the ends of the hook is inserted at the buttonhole and the other end over the curtain rod. These kinds of hooks are often designed for decorative purposes & this is because the hook is exposed above the curtain.