Stretch ceiling. Installation, care
Residents of high-rise buildings are always haunted by the fear of being flooded by their neighbors from above, but with the advent of stretch ceilings, these concerns are a thing of the past. Such ceilings can withstand up to one hundred liters of water per square meter and, at the same time, they only sag under the water mass. What is a stretch ceiling? It is made of a film of elastic material on a durable vinyl base. The thickness of this material reaches from 0.15 millimeters to 0.25 mm, the weight of the stretch ceiling is only 200 g / m. square, so that the ceiling can be given a different shape, place it in different planes and even tilted.
Stretch ceilings come in various textures: moire, matte, lacquer, mother of pearl, metallic, marbled, under the skin, under the tree, under suede, and so on. Any texture includes several shades, and if you take a total of about a hundred. When choosing a ceiling, you need to take into account the overall style and design of the room.
Install a suspended ceiling usually at the end of the repair, with all the furniture can remain in place, since no dust and debris during installation will not. The technology of mounting such a ceiling is quite simple. First you need to make an accurate measurement of the room, and the stretch ceiling can be completely any complexity. Then the finished drawing straight goes to the company where they produce the ceiling canvas.
On the perimeter of the entire room mounted baguette. Baguette – a decorative fastening profile. Then the places are determined where the lighting devices will be located and then holes are made under them, after which the canvas is warmed to eighty degrees. To heat the ceiling using a heat gun. This heating is local, so your windows, doors and furniture will not be affected. After that, as soon as the web has cooled, it is stretched, resulting in a perfectly smooth and even surface. The finished stretch ceiling is fixed around the perimeter of the baguette with the help of a special tool.
As mentioned above, the suspended ceiling can withstand up to one hundred liters of water per square meter and only sags under the water mass. In order to remove all the water, you need to unfasten any corner of the ceiling leaf and drain it, then dry it with a heat gun and then fix it in its place, the ceiling will regain its previous size. Stretch ceilings do not need special care, which means that you will save your time and money. The warranty period for ceiling canvases is usually ten years.
Such ceilings do not fade, do not be afraid of moisture, do not change the original color, do not crack, are resistant to impacts, they are easily dismantled.