How to Hang a Sliding Curtain From a Cement Ceiling
Hanging curtain rods from the ceiling allows you to save space and position curtains even in the middle of a room. You can use the curtains as a divider or to cover a large window that doesn't have room for a curtain rod on the wall. The curtains are completely functional, will hang down and slide open and closed as needed. Use a curtain rod system that is designed to be mounted on the ceiling for one that looks the best and hangs naturally.
Mark on the ceiling where you want the curtain to hang with masking or painter's tape.
Hold the curtain track in position on the ceiling and mark on the tape where each screw needs to be installed.
Pre-drill the holes for the brackets, supplied with the track system, with a masonry bit and hammer drill. Use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screws to be installed. Wear goggles and a dust mask to protect yourself from air-borne concrete particles.
Screw the track into the ceiling with masonry screws. The track system will need screws at intervals along the track. Continue screwing them in until they are all in position.
Hook the curtain onto the track with curtain hooks or existing hooks.
Remove any tape if the track system didn't cover it all.
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- You can use a ceiling-mounted metal track for this installation as well. Simply drill holes, as required, to install the track in the same method as you would the brackets.
- You can rent hammer drills from many home improvement stores.
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