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Does your hotel need elegant pinch-pleated draperies with 200% fullness and a center draw for guestroom applications? Or how about a contemporary grommet style drape with a beautiful wood rod and tassel tiebacks for your timeshare properties? For these and many, many more drapery styles made to your custom specifications contact County Draperies.

Over-Drapery Specifications
  • Construction:
    French (Pinch) Pleat: Triple fold, straight needled and bar tacked approximately ½” from bottom of buckram using monofilament thread.
    Accordia-fold and Ripplefold: Straight needled with nylon snap tape.
    Fullness Options:
    French (Pinch) Pleat - 200%, 250% and 300%
    (for example: 100” wide at 200% fullness = 200” of material)
    Ripplefold - 60%, 80%, 100% and 120%
    (for example: 100” wide at 60% fullness = 160” of material)
    Accordia-fold - 40%, 80%, 100% and 120%
    (for example: 100” wide at 40% fullness = 140” of material)
    Returns: 3” to 12”, depending on the application
    Linings: Customer to specify –
    Blackout Options:
    2 Pass or 3 Pass - Colors: White or Ecru -NFPA 701 Flame Retardant 70/30 Poly/Cotton
    Dem-Tone 3 Pass - 20 available colors - NFPA 701 Flame Retardant 70/30 Poly/Cotton
    Satin Tone 3 Pass - 20 available colors - NFPA 701 Flame Retardant 100% Polyester
    Additional Flame Retardant Lining widths and colors are available.
    The bottom hem of the blackout is finished using a ½” bias binding.
    This finish prevents any light seeping through the blackout that would be visible through the drapery, as it is hidden by the double folded bottom hem.
    Customer to specify: 2 Pass or 3 Pass style
    Heading: 4” washable buckram
    Seams: All draperies are pleat-marked and seams are hidden behind the pleats.
    Patterns are matched on 54” goods and selvages are removed.
    The face and lining are over-locked using a 5-thread safety stitch.
    Bottom Hems: Face is 4” single or double fold (as specified) with straight blind stitching.
    Lining is hemmed ¾” above bottom of the face.
    Side Hems: 1 ½” double turned
    Corners: Sewn closed at the bottom hems on a Bonis machine
    Weights: A ¾” square covered weight is sewn at each seam and corner of face fabric.
    Chain weights are available for additional stability.
    Fan Fold: Draperies are packed fan folded
    Proper installation requires the “breaking” of the buckram in between each pleat.
    Creasing in shipment is unavoidable and steaming may be required.
    Pin Hooks: Permanent, adjustable and dry cleanable
    Fire Retardant: All County provided materials meet NFPA 701 Fire Retardance Code
    Fabrication Options: Drapery is fabricated to size specified minus ½” to 1” for floor clearance
    Accent bandings are available both horizontally and vertically
    Many other Flame Retardant Blackout Lining widths and colors are available

Drapery Styles

French Pleat (or Pinch Pleat)

Pinch Pleated draperies have been the most popular style for decades due to their versatility, dramatic effect on a room’s décor and their superior insulation value which is a result of the additional fabric within the treatment.
The look is elegant but the formal style allows for a variety of fullnesses. The gathered series of pleats creates a ruffled appearance at the triple-pleated header and wide folds when the draperies are closed. They are weighted at the bottom seams and corners to ensure even, smooth pleating and a clean, crisp appearance.

• Most popular pinch-pleated draperies
• Attach to slide carriers with slip-in or pin-on hooks
• Can be used with most track systems
• Headings can be suspended under the track or over the face of it
• Can be tied back for effect

Accordia-fold

The Accordia-fold drapery system consists of flat hemmed fabric panels with nylon snap-tape on the headings which are pleated with a single fold on the front and back to hang with precise accordion-like pleats and minimum stackback.
The fabric is fold-pleated front and back rather than pinch pleated on the front only. Therefore, the finished draperies have the same tailored appearance in the front and back. These draperies have twice as many pleats but no pinch pleating.

Draperies are attached to the carriers with snaps rather than hooks. The snap tape, which is sewn to the panel headings, comes in several width options ( 7 ½”, 8 ½” and 10”) . The finished drapery panels are attached to the track by simply joining the snaps on the tape with the snaps on the carriers.
• Snap tape sewn to heading controls drapery fullness and pleat depth
• Headings are suspended under track
• Recommended for tight areas where minimum stackback space is required
• Ideal for narrow windows or window walls
• Note: When drapery pins can cause a safety hazard, use snap systems Accordia-fold or Ripplefold

Ripplefold

Soft, ripple-like folds flow smoothly from one end of the track to the other. Panels snap to carriers and folds are identically spaced, eliminating flat drapery areas. This also creates a consistent undulating appearance when seen inside the room or from the outside.
Other advantages of this style include:
Low maintenance - The speed and ease of snapping panels into place reduces installation and maintenance time and expense. When taken off the track for cleaning, Ripplefold draperies are perfectly flat. Cleaning and pressing are simpler and less expensive. When panels are snapped back onto the carriers the draperies fall into graceful uniform folds.
Depending on fullness, Ripplefold draperies may require less fabric per panel than pinch pleated draperies.
Wider window exposure because the fabric stacks back tighter to the track ends than pinch pleated drapes allowing more light into the room.
Note: Not all fabrics work well in the Ripplefold style. For best apearance, the drapery fabric should be compatible with the heading system. Contact factory to confirm suitability of material.
• Draperies have uniform ripple-like appearance inside and outside
• Spaced carriers control drapery fullness
• Headings are suspended under the track
• No hooks or pins
• Recommended where draperies require frequent launderings such as hospitals and institutions
• Note: When drapery pins can cause a safety hazard, use snap systems Accordia-fold or Ripplefold