What size curtain rod should I use for my grommet curtains

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Can I use a 3/4 inch rod with grommets?
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  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Sep 06, 2016
    Have you measured the diameter of the hole in the grommets?
  • William William on Sep 06, 2016
    Eye appealing curtain rods are usually 1 1/4". Ring hooks would mount on the curtain rod and the curtain would hook onto the rings through the grommets. The curtain grommets would not hang directly onto the rod.
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    • Susan Susan on Sep 08, 2016
      William, this is how you would hang a shower curtain with grommets too small for a rod. You wouldn't hang a curtain panel in your living room, for instance, like this. See the comment from Barbara C for regular curtains.
  • Barbara C Barbara C on Sep 07, 2016
    William,Why do you think grommets are there?Run the rod through the grommets.Whatever size rod that will fit through the hole is the one to use.
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    • William William on Sep 08, 2016
      It all depends how you want the curtains to drape and the look your looking for. I worked for a nursing home and we had curtains with grommets. Threading the grommets onto the rod, they never stayed closed. They always crept open. So we started using rings. Problem solved.
  • Elaine Elaine on Sep 07, 2016
    By the word "grommet", you are meaning those curtain panels that have a hole at the top, you just measure the INSIDE distance of the grommet. If the hole (or grommet) is say, 1-1/4" then you look for a 1" pole. You then thread the curtain on the rod.
  • Elaine Elaine on Sep 07, 2016
    PS: if you are saying you ALREADY have a pole that's 3/4" in diameter, take a measuring tape with you when you go curtain shopping to ensure the curtain's grommets (or holes) are large enough. Dollar Stores selling inexpensive measuring tapes - I usually always carry one with me when shopping for the home.
  • Veronica Davenport Veronica Davenport on Sep 07, 2016
    If you have big finials, be sure to leave one off BEFORE you are left alone to put the curtains up!
  • William William on Sep 08, 2016
    All kids of styles available.
  • Lori McQuilling Lori McQuilling on Nov 22, 2018

    If the grommet is 2" will a 5/8' rod fit

  • Suave Cielo Suave Cielo on May 12, 2020

    I have a 1 inch curtain rings what size. Curtain rod would i need

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