The Shadow Collection by Thermaplus® is best suited for the homeowner wanting their windows dressed smartly and fashionably with superior light blocking. The Shadow Collection features a solid color polyester cotton blend that has a unique slub texture designed to provide a relaxed feel to any room in your home. It creates a hotel quality 100% true, total blackout environment while simultaneously providing absolute privacy, heating and cooling cost-cutting benefits, as well as sound dampening.Thermaplus® curtains utilize a special technique of bonding multiple layers of foam to the back of each curtain panel. This ensures that every square inch is uniform in its protection without adding too much bulk. They are generally lighter than other blackout curtains on the market without sacrificing their ability to block 100% of the light shining through your window. This non-toxic and odorless backing is applied with a white finish to ensure that the Shadow collection meets condo guidelines and reflects sunlight. Moreover, this backing will cut your energy consumption costs by reducing drafts during the winter, trapping in the warmth, and keeping out the cold. You will also conserve energy during the summer by blocking and reflecting the sun’s heat keeping your home cooler and more comfortable. The added insulation dampens noise from outside, which is especially useful for those working unusual hours or consider themselves light sleepers. Finally, these curtains will block harmful UV rays, which can fade your floors and damage your furniture. When properly installed, any Thermaplus® blackout curtain will block 100% of all incoming light, provide you with total day and nighttime privacy, block the glare of streetlights, and even car headlights, and create the ideal conditions for a restful night’s sleep.The matte silver metal grommets in the header make these curtains simple to install and will easily glide open and close. Pair this collection with your favorite decorative curtain rod up to 1 5/8” in diameter, and you will find that they drape beautifully with even and precise pleats.The Shadow collection features a heavily accentuated slub pattern, giving more substance to the look and feel of the fabric. The face of the curtain is a blend of 55% polyester and 45% cotton. This quality material is long-lasting, easy to clean, and resistant to wrinkles. The white multi-layered backing is of a 100% polyester fabric of durable quality. Simply machine wash in cold water on a gentle cycle, and hang to dry.This full-width 52” wide panel helps you achieve the proper amount of fullness with fewer panels. For a more elegant look, incorporate multiple panels that measure 1.5-2 times the width of your window in total. Remember, by extending your rod an extra 6-8 inches on either side, it will give the illusion of wider windows. This technique also prevents light from leaking in through the sides for a true 100% total blackout experience. The 84-inch length is best suited for rooms where you either need the curtain a few inches off the floor or are dealing with lower ceilings. Decorator’s Tip: The closer you install your curtain and rod to the ceiling, the larger your room will feel. This is the perfect trick to use to make low ceilings feel higher. It will also minimize the amount of light that will seep through the top of your window and provide you with a 100% true blackout experience.All Thermaplus® products pass through a rigorous quality inspection process. We ensure that our curtain panels block 100% of incoming light, that they match in length, that hemlines are smooth, and patterns flow properly. Our quality materials are dye fast, contain no defects, and will last for years to come.