About Bendy Rails
Bendy Curtain Rails can be shaped to any curve you desire, and cut to any length you need. Bend a curtain rail to match the tile design on the floor, or bowed outward to increase shoulder room while showering. Bendy rails are very flexible and easily shaped by hand.
Every rail comes with a pair of wall mounting brackets and a drop rod assembly to brace the rail to the ceiling (the drop rod can be cut to length as needed).
Use of a Bendy Rail requires hook & glide fittings for hanging a curtain. One pack of 11 Hook & Glide connectors is included with every Bendy Rail. Hook & Glide connectors glide effortlessly in a Bendy Rail’s track.
What You'll Need
- Bendy Rail
- Hook & Glide connectors
- power drill
- Phillips screwdriver
- measuring tape
- metal cutting saw
What is the warranty on a bendy rail?
The manufacturer's limited warranty for defects is extended to the original "end-user" purchaser. When installed in a commercial setting, the warranty period is for 5 years from the original date of purchase. When installed in a residential setting, the warranty period is for 10 years from the original date of purchase. Please see the AKW warranty for details.
Can I make multiple bends in a rail?
Sure, you can make a whole bunch of bends. Just make sure you don't make it too difficult to move the curtain glides in the track.
How tightly can I bend a rail?
The manufacturer says they can be bent to a radius as small as 3?.
Can I mount a bendy rail to the ceiling?
This takes a little ingenuity, but it can be done. Bend the rail to the shape you want, hold it in position against the ceiling, and determine where it crosses solid material to which you can fasten the rail. At the points you marked, drill pilot holes into the plastic sleeve that joins the two halves of the rail (insert the drill bit into the gap between the aluminum channels). Now fasten the rail to the ceiling with screws. The screws must have a small diameter head ("trim head" screws work best).
Do you have a way to connect bendy rails end-to-end?
Unfortunately there isn't a fitting for this purpose.
How do I bend them in a perfect arc?
Bendy rails can be shaped into curves by hand, though, if you want to ensure a precise curve, or you need to repeat the same exact curve on many bendy rails, you're best off making a jig. You can make the jig out of plywood or some similar material, cut to the curve you desire. Another way to shape a rail with more accuracy compared to the hand-held approach is to bend it over a strong cylinder, like thick-walled pipe.