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Florence Blackout FR Crushed Velvet Curtains

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Notice: Remember this already has a blackout thermal coating so doesn't need to be lined. However with lining will drape fuller.
TOP TIP Any of our Curtains Lined with our Blackout Lining are Thermally Certified to Reduce Heat Loss by 30% over a double glazed window.

Florence Blackout - Crushed Velvet Curtains - 10 Colours

Fire Retardant
Fire Retardant

Suitable for Commercial Use.

Blackout FR Curtains

Even Unlined this curtain is blackout

Made to Measure
Made to Measure

All Made to Measure to your exact requirements.

Acoustic Blinds
Free Samples

Free Samples Available

Bring a more decadent look into the room with Florence, a soft crushed velvet available 10 tones.  A luxury cost effective fabric in stock available for quick delivery.
Perfect for Hotels, non ageing and brings a sophisticated look into the room. The light bounces off the crushed velvet beautifully, the fabric drapes with class and style.
You can design with confidence in Hotel & Leisure Interiors knowing Milano meets full Fire retardant contract standards.

Why choose Florence?
Need a blackout fabric that upholds class and style? Florence is a blackout fabric; crushed velvet never goes out of style. The Florence will be the highlight of the room with its eye opening colours available; people will never believe the low costs! With being blackout this saves any additional costs for lining, an excellent choice for achieving any budget requirements.

Who is the Florence for?
The Florence will fit in perfectly with any styled room, perfect for bringing class and sophistication to hotels or your home. It’s everything you need being Blackout, Fire Resistant and stylish.

Fabric Width (cm) : 280cm do not rail road
Weight : 490gsm
Meets FR Standard : BS 5867 PT2:B, IMO, NFPA 701
Pattern Repeat : NA
Usage : Drapery
Composition;: : 1000% Polyester

Florence Crushed Velvet Blackout Velvet

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Crushed velvet is a luxurious and elegant fabric with a unique texture that is created by pressing the fabric in different directions. This creates a soft, plush surface that reflects light beautifully. It has become very popular in recent years due to its glamorous and opulent appearance, and is often used in high-end fashion and interior design. At Direct Fabrics, we offer a wide range of crushed velvet fabrics in different colors and patterns to suit a variety of preferences and styles.

Yes, crushed velvet fabric can be used for upholstery as it is a durable and strong material. It is a great choice for creating luxurious and comfortable seating, such as sofas, armchairs, and ottomans. At Direct Fabrics, we offer a range of crushed velvet upholstery fabrics that are suitable for different types of furniture, including heavy-duty options for high-traffic areas. Our crushed velvet fabrics are also fire retardant, making them a safe and stylish choice for any interior design project.

Curtain Headings for Made to Measure Curtains

At direct fabrics we offer a truely flexbile choice for your made to measure curtains.

Pencil Pleat Heading

Pencil pleat is the traditional style of curtain heading that is a used in most windows and gives a lovely finish. You have the flexibility from the stitched in curtain tape which allows you to alter the height above your track and pole.



Eyelet Curtains Heading

A modern finish which the pole slots through the curtains, this means you can a lovely feature of your pole with a contrast of the metal against the curtain fabric.
2 Options Available

  • Standard 44mm Eyelets for 28mm & 35mm Pole


Eyelet Curtain Heading


Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading

A traditional heading style that looks grand in any setting.

triple pinch pleat heading

Wave Style Heading 60mm or 80mm



Ordering Made to Measure Fire Resistant Curtains

To order made-to-measure curtains from Direct Fabrics you can enter your details in the boxes above and receive your quote. We use the finest flame retardant lining with our curtains to ensure they hang well and use the finest eyelets and tapes. We pride ourselves on quality and know that our curtains are some of the finest for the best prices.



Bespoke Quoting - Our team can help

Let our team help you with your project. We are here to help with your measurements and the best fabrics and designs for you. Speak with one of the team today and we can put everything together for you. On larger jobs we can offer various made-up samples so you can see what you will be buying



Reviews and Testimonials - People Love Us

For reviews and case studies please refer to our Trust Pilot review platform where you will find all our client reviews. We also have a case study section on our website where you will find pictures and information about projects we have been involved with. Testimonials . You can also see all our Trustpilot Reviews



Where the curtains can be used

  • Care home curtains
  • School Curtains
  • Theatre curtains
  • Surround curtains
  • Hotel Curtains
  • Domestic Curtains


Further Information

Our curtain fabrics are selected and checked for quality issues and then we cut and measure everything by hand

In our UK based workrooms we continue the traditions of master curtain makers and offer the very best curtains that are British Made Specification

Our curtains are manufactured with various fullness's to suit our customer's requirements. For standard made to measure curtains, they are manufactured with 2x fullness also known as 100% fullness. This means that you get beautifully pleated curtains

Please see the further information section about curtain fullness

When manufacturing curtains we join widths of the curtain material to get the required width to cover your curtain track. Example a track width of 140cm in a single curtain would have circa 2 widths of material in assuming the material is 140cm wide. Widths are rounded up to the nearest full width. This means there will be a joining seam in larger curtains.



Our curtains are delivered pulled and hooked. So the curtains are pleated to your track widths and folded neatly for delivery. The hooks have been inserted so all you have to do is clip them into your track or pole.

Pulled and Hooked ready to hang curtains


All lining options from Direct Fabrics are flame retardant certified to BS5867 and can be used in commercial environments.

Unlined Curtains are a good option if you are looking for a low cost option. If the fabric is dimout or blackout it will provide you with a good amount of shading for the rooms with these curtains, dimout will be 90%+ and blackout with a 3 pass coating will be 100% blackout. Obviously depending where the track is located it will depend how much light will come through.

Standard polyester fr lining is a low cost option that provides extra fullness and helps your curtains drape better. The Polyester lining can be washed at 50 times and is inherently flame retardant. It will provide additional shade on standard fabrics and on dimout and blackout fabrics it is used to add a more luxurious feel.

Standard Lining

3 Pass blackout lining is Direct Fabrics choice for all curtains as it makes a room have no light come through the curtain. Certified to BS5867 Part2B so can be washed 10 times. The 3 pass coating is very hard wearing and provides a thermal benefit aswell as making your curtain drape better./p>

   Blackout Flame Retardant Lining

Duo Blackout Lining Fleece Flame Retardant Lining Ivory

Duo Lining Fleece Blackout Lining , a very heavy weight full lining that is an interlined option with the 3 pass blackout lining attached. The Duo lining is an excellent acoustical absorber of sound and will improve room acoustics.

fleece Blackout Flame Retartdant


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Customer Reviews

Excellent Quality
By Leeds (Imported from Trustpilot)
15 November 2023 11:25:39 GMT

From pre-sales to delivery the service from this company has been excellent. I had a few questions over overlapping curtains (as my existing track does this) and had a lenghtly chat with one of the employees who gave me some very good advice and also gave me some other pointers re other queries. I chose Florence Blackout FR Crushed Velvet with the accoustic lining. The quality of these fabrics is really outstanding. They are well made, already come threaded with quality metal hooks (better than the plastic hooks they were replacing). The lining is weighty (I had an existing good quality track so this isn't an issue) with a very nice feel to it - like a posh interlining. In my opinion well worth it if your track can take it, not ridiculous heavy but you would need a strong track to take the extra weight. The curtains are delivered via Fedex and are well packaged and protected. Overall they look stunning - a great purchase and were substantially cheaper than other custom made curtains I'd reserched. Great product

We love our new custom acoustic curtains
By Customer (Imported from Trustpilot)
19 January 2022 13:17:31 GMT

We love our new custom acoustic curtains They certainly muffle the noise as a room divider. Professional grade a service.

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Additional Information

FeaturesFlame Retardant, Blackout, Thermal
Flame RetardantYes
Washing / Cleaning Information Face Fabric30 Degrees (When Blackout Lined)
DeliveryCurrently 3-4 Weeks
Fabric StylePlains
Fabric Width (cm)280
Pattern Repeat Vertical (cm)1
Composition100% Polyester with silicon backing.
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How to Measure For Curtains, Blinds and Tracks.

Pen and Paper

For recording your


Someone to assist if your
windows are large .

Metal Tape Measure

As this will allow you to get a
rigid full length measurement.

Make sure your curtain tracks and poles are fitted in the position you want.

Choose the type of curtains that you would like and how you want to hang your curtains. See our heading styles guide

We recommend fitting your hardware first before measuring, this avoids any issues with not getting the perfect fit.


Measure your window using our main guide. Quick summary below. Remember wave, pinch, and designer headings require slightly different measurement

Measure in 3 places and take the shortest drop – Floors and ceilings can run out.

Double / Triple check your measurements

how to measure for curtains

Choosing your Curtain Track Width

The width of the curtain track should extend past your window this allows for the curtains to stack back away from your window and allow light in.

Measure your recess and then add on 15cm on either side. For acoustics , we recommend further to fully cover the window and the surrounding area. In our test we added an additional 30cm to the width and also made the curtain floor length.

Wave curtains, for every 100cm of track the curtains will stack circa *18cm

Eyelet curtains, they will stack back circa 10cm per *70cm of track width

Pencil Pleat will stack approx 25% of the track width. eg. 210cm track will stack 52.5%

* all dependent on thickness of fabric

Selecting your Curtain Drop

Where to Measure From for Different Type of Curtains

Type of Curtains

Fitted On

Where to Measure from - to desired length

Pencil Pleat Curtains

Curtain Track

Top of the Track - If using a extra wide track or designer track like silent gliss metropole, then measure from the underside of the track.

Pencil Pleat Curtains

Curtain Pole

Measure from small ring at the bottom of eye under the ring, this is where your curtain clips into.

Eyelet Curtains

Curtain Pole – Only

Top of the pole *we add on the upstand to our curtains,

Pinch Pleat Curtains

Curtain Track

The underside of the track

Wave Curtains

Curtain Track Designer Pole

The glider underneath the track. The curtain will sit under the track.

Acoustic Curtains

See Heading Style of Choice above

Same but make sure wider than normal ideally 30cm past either side and 30 above. Also to the floor.


How to Measure for Blinds going Inside the Recess

How to measure for blinds inside thet recess

  • Measure the exact width of the recess in three places; at the top of the recess, in the centre of the recess and near the bottom - then take the  smallest size.
  • Measure the exact drop of the recess in three places on the left hand side of the recess, in the centre of the recess and on the right hand side of the recess - then take the smallest size.
  • We will take one cm off the finished width size you have given us, to allow for the blind to pull up and down easily.
  • Double check your measurements
  • Cord Safety - Mounting Height - We ask for the mounting height of your blinds to allow for the cord to be 150cm off the ground. If mounting at 210cm This is what you enter in the Fitting height box. We make a deduction to ensure the cord is 150cm from the floor. Thus the cord loop will be 60cm

How to Measure Outside of the Recess

  • Measure the recess in 3 places on the width and also 3 places on the drop. Take the widest measurement.
  • Measure the width of the actual recess plus an additional amount – Usually from 7cm-15cm whatever you think looks appropriate. This is for overlap.
  • Measure the exact drop of the recess. The blind would be fitted above the recess, so check the space above and add an amount on to the drop – usually from 7-15cm
  • These sizes you have taken will be the size of the finished blind.

  • Double check your measurements
  • Cord Safety - Mounting Height - We ask for the mounting height of your blinds to allow for the cord to be 150cm off the ground. If mounting at 210cm This is what you enter in the fitting height box. We make a deduction to ensure the cord is 150cm from the floor. Thus the cord loop will be 60cm

Cubicle Tracks you have to measure with right angles from wall to wall where you want the track to go

Draw your room on a piece of paper with a sky view

Now measure from the wall to wall for straight tracks,

L Shape Tracks Measure to a point on the floor and mark with a piece of tape. Then for the other sides measure from the other wall to that point.

Always check for obstructions and fitting issues you may need to work around

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