What are the different types of Curtains, and can they be cleaned?

Soft Furnishing cleaning Cambridge

If you are thinking of getting your curtains cleaned but are unsure what type of curtains they are. So, what are the different types of Curtains lined, interlined, blackout? There are four different types of curtains that can be cleaned by us:

Unlined Curtains

This type of curtain is just a single piece of material and is very light in weight.

Lined Curtains

This is a much lighter lined curtain; the fabric can become easy to rip due to sun damage. Sometimes you get some mould stains on the back caused by condensation, this cannot always be removed by cleaning and sometimes will need a new lining.

Interlined Curtains

These are very heavy-lined curtains; they can get damaged while they are in the cleaning machine. The lining is only held on by the stitching and sometimes this can come undone. You can normally tell how delicate the curtains are by the look and age of the curtains. A lot of curtains tend to get sun damage and the colour can change.

Blackout Curtains

This is where the curtain has a plastic feeling lined fabric behind the curtain, this is so sunlight cannot get in and keeps the temperature in the room. The plastic lining of the Blackout curtains can be damaged by the sun and cleaning them can make the damage worse or even cause the plastic to come away from the material. Blackout curtains are normally sent away for a special cleaning which is a much lighter clean, this is called an F Clean, be aware that an F Clean does not remove all marks.

We always ask for our clients to sign some terms and conditions before we remove and take the curtains away for cleaning. We like our clients to be aware of any risk of damage and shrinkage of the curtains. Art of Clean Cambridge also offers a curtain repair service and can offer a quote.

We take all curtains to Farthings Cambridge or Trumpington for the extra care they need.

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Our Dry-Cleaning service is provided by Farthings Cambridge

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