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Flame Retardant Curtains Recommendations?

  • 1.  Flame Retardant Curtains Recommendations?

    Posted 07-09-2021 02:24 PM

    Hello!

    My preschool is looking to purchase some curtains for our classrooms. I checked with our local fire department and they advised that the curtains should meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) or Underwriters Laboratories (UL).  Has anyone purchased any curtains for classrooms, and can you recommend a brand that sells curtains with a label that will indicate they meet the requirements for being flame retardant?

    Thanks!



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    Maren Calzia, PhD

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  • 2.  RE: Flame Retardant Curtains Recommendations?

    Posted 07-11-2021 10:51 AM
    I don't remember the product name but there is a product you can use to treat curtains to make them fire retardant.

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    Margery Heyl
    Chicago IL
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  • 3.  RE: Flame Retardant Curtains Recommendations?

    Posted 07-11-2021 05:22 PM
    Thank you for the suggestion!
    Best,
    Maren





  • 4.  RE: Flame Retardant Curtains Recommendations?

    Posted 07-12-2021 02:01 PM
    Good afternoon those looking for flame retardant curtains you can order them from walmart in all different colors and they are very nice and reasonable priced and they wash nicely.





  • 5.  RE: Flame Retardant Curtains Recommendations?

    Posted 07-12-2021 02:26 PM
    Hello:

    Agreed.
    Here in Memphis, TN, I was able to use a fire retardant spray to treat fabrics with documentation.  For this reason, I only used valances, not full curtains. It also sufficed for hanging items from the ceiling or mobiles with fishing lines.  I was told since the fishing line burns quickly and drops, it is not a hazard to use.  I sprayed all hanging things within the limitations.

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    Sonja Randall
    CDFS CEED Project Mananger
    University of Memphis
    Memphis TN
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