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Silent Gliss Q&A: what is the difference between the Silent Gliss 6840 and Silent Gliss 6870 track?



The Silent Gliss 6840 and 6870 tracks are both hand-operated curtain track systems that are available in a variety of colours and finishes. They are both compatible with the Silent Gliss 2C gliders, which are quiet and smooth-running and wave gliders which are required for the popular wave curtain heading style.  The main difference between the two tracks is their shape.  The 6840 track has a rounded profile, while the 6870 track has a more square shape.

Here is a table that summarises the key differences between the two tracks:

The clamp style brackets for ceiling fixing give a lovely flush fit to the ceiling.

Images below: Silent Gliss 6840 on the left hand side / Silent Gliss 6870 on the right hand side.
Silent Gliss Q&A: what is the difference between the Silent Gliss 6840 and Silent Gliss 6870 track?
Silent Gliss 6870 hand drawn curtain track
Silent Gliss Q&A: what is the difference between the Silent Gliss 6840 and Silent Gliss 6870 track?

Now Available in Black!

To complement darker doors and window frames the Silent Gliss 6840 and 6870 tracks are now available in black to make a real design statement at your window.  Read our blog post on the Silent Gliss Black Launch for further information.

When ordering your 6840 or 6870 tracks you can specify between white and black gliders.  When black gliders are specified all track components will also be supplied in black for a cohesive look (please note the end caps on the actual track will match the track profile colour).  Black gliders and track components can also be supplied on other track profile colours, working particularly well with charcoal or antique bronze.

Ceiling Recess Fit

Ceiling recessed tracks are concealed within the ceiling, creating a sleek and modern look.  This is ideal for modern and contemporary homes.

The Silent Gliss 6870 curtain track is available with a ceiling recess profile to create a streamlined, sophisticated look.

Silent Gliss Q&A: what is the difference between the Silent Gliss 6840 and Silent Gliss 6870 track?

Here are some additional things to consider when choosing a curtain track:

  • The size of your window: make sure to choose a track that is wide enough to accommodate your curtains.  The stack back on wave curtains can be calculated mathematically.  Curtains will stack approximately 18cm for every metre of track with 80mm wave gliders, and 23cm per metre of track with 60mm wave gliders.
  • The weight of your curtains: if you have heavy curtains, you may need to choose a track that is designed to support heavier weights.  For heavy curtains on the 6840 and 6870 tracks we recommend upgrading to the roller gliders as these will aid opening and closing your curtains.
  • The type of brackets you want to use: there are a variety of bracket options available, so choose the ones that will work best for your installation.  Please read our blog post for further information.

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