What is a stretch ceiling? This is a design made of a cloth fixed with a special profile under the main ceiling. The practice of installing tension ceilings has existed for more than forty years. But the fabric began to conquer the hearts of interior designers and their customers more recently.
Seamless fabric stretch ceilings appeared only fifteen years ago. They were invented by the developers of Clipso. What are they different from film PVC?
Composition of fabric stretch ceilings
For their production is used a very thin fabric for stretch ceilings, almost a mesh, which is impregnated with polyurethanes on both sides. But why they are also called seamless?
Traditional PVC film ceilings have many advantages, but, unfortunately, one significant drawback: the PVC sheet is no more than two meters wide, so when stretching you have to solder two strips, because of which a seam is formed. This detail is especially noticeable when the ceiling is glossy. And you would hardly like such a defect in the most prominent place in the house.
The second disadvantage is the low frost resistance of PVC. They can withstand only positive temperatures.
The strength of film ceilings is also small - they can easily be damaged by sharp objects, and during installation it is necessary to warm up the room as much as sixty-five degrees Celsius - how comfortable it is at this moment to the masters.
Advantages of fabric ceilings
Let us now consider the advantages of fabric ceilings. The first thing that can please - the width of the fabric ceiling roll is five meters, which will allow you to cover the entire area of the room without ugly seams.
These ceilings are absolutely not afraid of cold weather. Therefore, stretch ceilings on a fabric basis can be mounted in rooms that are not heated for a long time. For example, in the cottage.
Fabric ceilings are fifteen times higher than film strengths. They are closer to traditional types of ceilings.
Installation of fabric stretch ceilings does not require warming up the room and removing furniture - just collect furniture in the center of the room so that it does not interfere with the installation of the baguette.
The basis of this type of ceilings allows you to choose not only the usual white color for the interior, but also use photo printing to apply the drawing you have chosen, you can apply aerography and make art painting. Painting the same ceiling can be up to five times any paint on a water basis.
Care for fabric stretch ceilings is quite simple: you can wipe with a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner. If you suddenly flooded neighbors - the ceiling will not let you down. He, like PVC is able to hold and hot, and cold water. Only these ceilings do not stretch down under the weight of water, the fluid spreads across the entire area and flows down the walls. Drain the accumulated water is better than a specialist no one will do. Therefore, you do not need to pierce the ceiling or subtilize something else.
Tissue ceilings are antistatic, environmentally friendly and do not burn. They greatly improve the acoustic characteristics of the room, completely eliminating the echo.
Disadvantages of fabric stretch ceilings
The first important drawback of the fabric ceiling is its high cost. With prolonged contact with water, the fabric changes color, and if the contact lasted more than forty-eight hours, the ceiling begins to leak. And one more thing about the disadvantages - fabric ceilings quickly absorb the surrounding smells, which complicates the care of them.
And the last - not always the characteristic "seamless" implies a fabric stretch ceiling. Now there are PVC and up to four and a half meters. Now in most rooms in the apartments can be installed and film ceilings without nasty stitches. So the choice is yours.