Silent Gliss Metropole
Silent Gliss Metropole looks like a curtain pole but features an internal gliding channel, offering the functionality and benefits of a curtain track. The range balances quality and functionality, with design to offer a timeless and elegant window solution. Metropole is available in 3 round profiles; 23mm (hand operated), 30mm (hand operated or corded) and 50mm (hand operated, corded or motorised), and a rectangular profile (36mm hand operated) Metroflat. View the Metropole brochure here.
Silent Gliss 50mm Corded Metropole with Ball Finials
The 50mm Metropole works well in large rooms with wide windows or tall ceilings, and with luxurious fabrics to deliver a real statement at your window. The 50mm Metropole is available in a choice of 10 contemporary colours, from striking metallics to muted and neutral shades, with a range of finial styles to choose from to suit contemporary, traditional and blended interior design styles. This corded Metropole is supplied with traditional ball style finials that flow seamlessly from the track profile for a stylised finish.
Ideal for Extra Wide Windows, Bi-Fold and Sliding Doors
As the brackets fix from the top of the track the Metropole tracks are ideal for extra wide windows, bi-fold or sliding doors as the curtains can run smoothly along the complete length of the pole. A single curtain can draw from one side to the other without any interference from any brackets. The Metropole tracks are available up to 6m as a single piece.
Track Length Recommendations
We recommend that straight tracks over 400cm and bent tracks over 300cm are supplied corded with both sides. This will mean the track will come in 2 pieces with a connecting bridge and intermediate pulley. We would also recommend upgrading to corded both sides on shorter tracks with heavier curtains. Please see the weight chart under the product specification tab for guidance. A single curtain can only be corded from one side. If you have a requirement outside of these recommendations you may wish to consider a Silent Gliss 50mm hand drawn Metropole with a draw rod for ease of opening your curtains.
Metropoles can be wall or ceiling fixed. A ceiling mounted Metropole will blend with the architecture of the room giving the curtains maximum impact. If ceiling fixing there is a choice of the 3mm fixing top plate (this is the standard ceiling fix bracket), ceiling hanger or top fix bracket to ensure room for the finials.
For wall fixing these Metropole tracks are supplied with the smart fix wall brackets as standard. These are available with a 60mm (this is the standard for standard gliders), 80mm (standard for 60mm wave gliders) and 100mm projection (standard for 80mm wave gliders). We also offer the option of upgrading to the square smart fix brackets. This is a popular choice as the square smart fix brackets are more discreet. If you order the tracks for a pair of curtains we will supply 2 standard smart fix brackets (one for each end of the track) as these will be concealed by the curtains. The rest of the brackets will be square smart fix ones. For a single curtain one standard smart fix bracket will be supplied (for the end of the track) and the rest will be square smart fix.
Fillet style wall fix brackets are also available offering a contemporary option.
The Silent Gliss brackets are supplied with colour-matched magnetic covers for a stylish finish. Please see the bracket tab for more information on the bracket options.
All Silent Gliss gliders are manufactured using 2 components – a soft component to reduce noise and a hard component for stability. The standard (2C) gliders are suitable for pencil, gathered, pinch pleat or Swiss pleat curtains. Roller gliders are recommended for heavier curtains. 60mm or 80mm wave gliders are required for wave curtains.
Suitable for Bay Windows
Metropoles can be bent for a bay or L shaped window. We do need to bend the tracks for you in the factory as they can’t be bent by hand. For wall fixing the tracks are supplied with the adjustable smart fix brackets as standard. Please download our measurement form here for a bay or L shaped window. You can attach the form to your order. Please get in touch if we can offer any advice or if you have any questions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01590 615775.
Curtain Inspiration and Advice!
If you are also looking for some new curtains for your curtain pole click here to view our range of Readymade Pencil Pleat curtains. For bespoke, made to measure curtains view our range of fabrics from leading fabric houses that can be made up into beautiful curtains with a variety of curtain heading and lining options. Read our blog posts on our hand made curtains and roman blind service and ways to shop curtains with The Home Of Interiors.
Metropoles are also ideal for the Silent Gliss Swiss Pleat curtain heading style and the popular Wave Curtain heading style.
We specialise in the wave curtain heading and are here to offer help and advice. We offer a made to measure wave curtain making service in a wide variety of fabrics including Silent Gliss, Clarke & Clarke, Prestigious Textiles, Ashley Wilde, Harlequin and Sanderson to name a few of the fabric houses we work with. Click here for more information on the wave heading and shop suitable fabrics. A wave curtain needs to be made specifically to fit your track length so the curtains arrive with the correct number of curtain hooks to match the number of gliders on the track. If you order your track and curtains from us we will ensure these match so your curtains will be ready to hang upon delivery. Please call us on 01590 615775 or email email@example.com if you’d like any fabric swatches sending out or would like to discuss your project in more detail.
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These tracks come with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty.