Should I use a rod or sliding curtain track for a room divider?

If you are hanging a curtain room divider, whether you use a rod or a sliding curtain track will depend on what kind of curtain you have. If it is made of a very heavy fabric, such as upholstery fabric or a wool curtain with lining, you will better off using a sliding curtain track to hang it. Because it is hanging from the ceiling, the heavy weight will stay up better and have a more defined look with this type of hanger. On the other hand, if you are hanging a lighter type of curtain such as heavy cotton, damask or polyester, a rod will work fine. The weight will not pull down as hard or cause your rod to give.