PVC strip curtains are an excellent addition to warehouses or work environments. Not only can they divide workspaces into separate areas, but they also act as a barrier against dust, pests, noise, heat and the cold.
However, there are a few points you should consider before buying your PVC strip curtains. In this post, we’ll look at what they are.
Before you buy PVC curtains, you should think about the width of the strips.
For a place with high winds or exposure to the elements, you’ll want thick, heavy strips that won’t blow around. These are places like the outside of the building.
For a place with a lot of footfall, however, you’ll want thinner, lighter curtains that are easier for people to move. You won’t want thick, heavy curtains slowing people down.
You’ll also need to know how long you want the strips to be. Ideally, the strips should just about touch the floor. Any longer and people could trip over them, but any shorter and they won’t block out dust or pests.
PVC strip curtains come in different materials and grades to suit particular needs.
Freezer rooms need polar-grade strips because ordinary PVC strips would freeze and possibly break. Polar-grade strips are designed to withstand very low temperatures.
Areas with lots of people might need curtains made of antistatic materials, to prevent fires caused by friction with clothes.
Welding areas need a welding-grade PVC curtain. welding-grade PVC is designed to block sparks and hot metal projectiles that could otherwise cause severe burns to unprotected skin. Welding PVC is also dark, to block out hazardous UV rays emitted during the welding process.
Food storage areas may need food-grade PVC. This type of PVC comes with additional compliance to all key EU regulations relating to food contact.
Something else to think about is whether your PVC curtains should be transparent.
Transparent curtains are easy to see through. This can be good if you have people driving heavy machinery around. If someone is driving a forklift truck towards one side of the curtain, and someone else is driving a lorry towards the other side, then the drivers will see each other through the curtains and will avoid a collision.
Opaque curtains, on the other hand, are good for privacy. If you need privacy between different work areas, then opaque curtains are the way to go.
Another thing to think about is the colour of your PVC curtains.
PVC strip curtains come in a range of different colours, including red, blue, green, yellow, black, white and grey.
You might want your curtains to match the colours of your brand. Or you might want colours that are hi-visible for safety, like orange or yellow.
As we’ve seen in this post, PVC strip curtains are not one-size-fits-all because you can adapt them to suit your individual needs. By choosing the size, colour and material, you can get the exact PVC curtains you need.