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Understanding Curtain Lining Options

We offer a range of linings for your curtains. These are offered with all the curtains we manufacture and you can choose the option based on the finish of curtains that you require. The main thing to understand is what you are trying to achieve, then you can select the best choice for what you are doing.

Here are some ideas of what you are trying to do

  • Domestic Curtains or Hotel Curtains - Usually a blackout lining to stop light entering a room and to make the room dark

  • Hospital Curtains ro salon cubicle curtains - Unlined and combined with a dimout material so reduce light inherently
  • Room dividers our acoustic bonded blackout lining - reduce sound transfer, blackout and also thermal.
  • All lining options from Direct Fabrics are flame retardant certified to BS5867 and can be used in commercial environments.

All of our curtain linings are flame retardant to British Standards and can be used in contract enviroments

Curtain Lining Range


Unlined Curtains

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. Blackout Fabrics with Direct Fabrics have the benefits from being thermal. Tested to reduce heating bill with double glazing by upto 30%. Also reflect heat out of your room by 85% in summer.

Polyester Light Weight Lining

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 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. But remember that your washing needs to be to the minimum of the face fabric and the lining.

Standard Lining

Blackout Curtain Lining

3 Pass blackout lining is totally blackout and will not let any light through the material. This is our ideal 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. Blackout Lining Fabrics with Direct Fabrics have the benefits from being thermal. Tested to reduce heating bill with double glazing by upto 30%. Also reflect heat out of your room by 85% in summer.

   Blackout Flame Retardant Lining

Acoustic Blackout Lining Fleece Flame Retardant Lining Ivory

This lining adds extra weight to your curtains and is a thermal blackout Lining , a very heavy weight full lining that is an interlined option with the 3 pass blackout lining attached. The acoustic fleece blackout is an excellent acoustical absorber and will improve room acoustics and will also block sound entering and leaving your space. This has been acoustically tested to 9db as a room divider on its own and when combined with a face fabric will do even more. Blackout Linng Fabrics with Direct Fabrics have the benefits from being thermal. Tested to reduce heating bill with double glazing by upto 30%. Also reflect heat out of your room by 85% in summer.

fleece Blackout Flame Retartdant