Benefits of lining your curtains
- Linings help your window furnishings last longer.With a good quality lining, your chosen curtain fabric is shielded from the harsh UV rays of the sun, helping to prevent your fabric from fading.
- Linings provide added privacy. A lot of fabrics are only somewhat private, especially at night. Adding a lining to your window furnishings will increase the opacity of the treatment, ensuring complete privacy.
- Linings provide increased insulation. Insulated linings trap air in and between the layers of fabric, preventing the heat in your homes escaping out the windows, and offering significant savings on your energy bill.
- Linings can provide light control. Ideal for bedrooms and media rooms, block-out linings allows you to block light coming through a window and keep your rooms dark in the middle of the day.
How do I choose the most suitable lining for my home?
Polycotton lining A plain weave polyester/cotton lining, often used with fabric that requires added fullness and to improve the drape of the curtain. This does not block out any light, but has insulation and energy saving properties.
Thermal lining Features a single layer of Supersoft Suede coating and will produce a soft, filtered light for areas that do not require total light control. This lining blocks out 45% of light and has insulation and energy saving properties.
Blackout lining Features multiple layers of Supersoft Suede coating and is essential when total light control is required. This lining blocks out 99% of light and has insulation, energy saving and sound reduction properties.
Caring for your lining
- Regular care will minimise the need for additional cleaning. Always exercise caution when spot cleaning – test on a non exposed surface.
- To extend the life of your linings, regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment and air your curtains. All our linings can be professionally washed or dry cleaned.
- For all coated fabrics, professional cleaning is recommended. If you are cleaning yourself hand wash in cool to warm water. Mild detergents recommended.
- Do not bleach or soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in shade and hang curtains by their hooks to avoid sides touching – do not use pegs.
- Warm iron on fabric side only. Bumph linings are dry clean only.