Generally we only recommend puddling for decorative panels. If your panels are going to be opened and closed regularly puddling is not recommended as the bottoms of the draperies will get dirty very quickly.
1” Puddle: Also called a break or “trouser” break. 1” puddling provides a clean look where the draperies just rest on the floor.
2-4” Puddle: The most popular puddle today. The drapes have adequate length to spill nicely onto the floor but still not a large puddle.
6-8” Puddle: A true puddle. There is enough extra length to fan the draperies out onto the floor.