How to choose a suspended ceiling depending on the material of manufacture, the invoice and the manufacturer

By Admin | Materials And Methods For Finishing Ceilings
11 April 2016

Contents flat stretch ceilings - a quick and convenient option finishing the ceiling.Not to mention that the design looks like a very presentable and beautiful.And about how to choose the ceilings, and that price will be not "biting" in the design of the apartment perfectly fit and will last long enough we will look further.

How to choose a stretch ceiling


  1. What is suspended ceiling and what are the advantages of tensile structures
  2. PVC or fabric ceilings: what material to choose
  3. What a suspended ceiling to choose the texture
  4. How to choose a manufacturer of suspended ceilings
  5. terms of manufacturing and installation of the ceiling - it is also important

What is suspended ceiling and what are the advantages of tensile structures

First, find out what it represents this design.The main part of it - the painting of strong or very strong material that is tightly stretched on the pre-assembled

frame.The finished fabric has a smooth homogeneous neat surface, which looks very nice.Is it possible to pull the painting so that the ceiling will be shaped and layered.Or combine different textures and colors - a space for the imagination so much.The palette of products consists of more than a hundred colors, and textures are different variety.

  • Read more about this in the material: What types of suspended ceilings.

Installing ceiling
Mounting tension PVC ceiling.

And here's some more obvious advantages of suspended ceilings:

  • very good that this type of ceiling can be mounted not only at the time of repair.It is possible to do this at any time, if you want to refresh the design of the room.
  • One more plus - mounted this design almost instantly.2 or 3 hours, no more - if it is stretched flat canvas.In the case of layered cloth it takes about 5 - 6 hours.
  • PVC Stretch ceiling can withstand considerable weight of water accidentally spilled from neighbors.And then it must be just a second pull, and by leakage and not a trace remains.
  • such ceilings will serve you for decades, without requiring special care, except for periodic wiping.
  • hide under the taut canvas you can and wires, and other communications, and not very beautiful original ceiling surface.

PVC or fabric ceilings: what material to choose

Film: economical, waterproof, durable

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC, vinyl) ceiling is also called film.Maximum width of the film used for such ceiling - 3 meters (longer allows equipment).If needed wider ceiling, then welded (using HFC-machine) another strip.Form a small neat seam that does not spoil the view of the ceiling - because this seam almost not visible.A texture of the film can be not only a glossy classic but suede, for example, or a sateen.So the film has a ceiling from which to choose, making the design of your home interesting and original.

main advantage of vinyl ceilings - completely waterproof.And they are much cheaper fabric designs, being not less than quality.Unless the film strength is slightly lower than that of the fabric.Therefore, such a ceiling can be very easily damaged by any sharp objects.Besides PVC ceilings are very much afraid of freezing temperatures and their impact cracked.This means that the use of them on unheated balcony or loggia is absolutely excluded.If they do not feel this way on the strength they will long to please the hosts pristine views.

Film for PVC ceiling
PVC film for stretch ceilings.

Fabric: expensive, stylish, durable

This beautiful stretch ceiling, perfectly suitable for bedroom or living room, cost is not very cheap.But he, unlike the film, is able to "breathe".Even if the panel will block the vent hole in the surface of the base, the air is perfectly find its way through the fabric.Strictly speaking, it is not even the cloth and a special mesh, resin impregnated on both sides.

width cloth fabric ceiling higher than that of the film - it can reach five meters.And so it is usually the seams on fabric ceiling does not happen.For any shape of the room, even the most sophisticated and whimsical, it is easy to carve out a sheet.

Thanks polymer impregnation ceilings and antistatic fabric more durable than vinyl products.The canvas of the ceiling is not punctured with a sharp object, as opposed to the film.

ceilings of tissue can be subjected to staining (using paints acrylic), washing, vacuuming process.And they are not afraid of the cold.

Fabric ceilings of various brands
Textures tissue suspended ceilings from different manufacturers.

What a suspended ceiling to choose the texture

main types of textures (and tissue, and PVC products):

  • glossy surface;
  • satin finish;
  • matte surface.

Well, the choice will depend primarily on which side you come to the acquisition of the ceiling.If you want cheap, then brushed the snow-white ceiling you perfect.Smooth, beautiful, noble, perfectly suited to any design, it does not force you to go for too much spending.However, to create a luxurious interior preferable to choose another option - for example, lacquer or satin texture.Or, say, a series of invoices "Marble", "Shine", "suede", "Moire", "Fantasy" or "Style".

Choice invoice will also vary depending on the room in which you plan to use the ceiling.

# 1.In the living room , to visually increase the volume of a small room, you can use glossy film.When the room gets plenty of natural light, the ideal option would be a satin surface.

# 2. for kitchen ceiling better to choose the surface, easily maintained.And how - in fact bold raid on the ceiling will have to periodically scour.In this case, the glossy surface - this is exactly what we need.She and soot will not stay long, and wipe it will not be difficult.

# 3. sleeping quarters will look perfectly calm mat ceiling delicate colors.Pastel colors go well with a type of opaque textures.

# 4. in the bathroom and the toilet brilliant lacquer ceiling will look good with a tiled finish.And even more interesting in this case is as invoice "marble."Especially if tile also has a similar design.

# 5. in offices ceiling is better to make one color.Well, and what better to choose a stretch ceiling - glossy or matte?Consult with the designer.The main thing - that the ceiling is well fit into the overall design style without creating dissonance with furniture, walls and floor.

We select a certain ceiling interior

matte texture - it can be said, a classic.Any interior style will subtly accentuate this cozy and quiet ceiling.It is not evident, but only serves as a background for any design bright objects.For example, for curtains and exquisite furniture.Best for matt stretch ceilings are rustic, etnostil and classic style.

Matt ceiling

Elegant glossy texture will be good for interior minimalist or high-tech.They are perfectly suited for the living room where the whole family.The glossy surface reflects the original furniture and interior decoration of the room, allowing them to be repeated on the ceiling.And the reflection may be sharp and clear, but may be slightly blurred, smoky.It depends on the type of billing.By the way, multiple reflections can give an additional amount of the room, making it a kind of "Through the Looking Glass."

Suspended ceiling with a glossy surface

And in any case should buy satin?If you think that the gloss - it is too pompous and matte ceiling - too shabby, select this option.Delicately iridescent silky satin ceiling of its structure resembles cloth.He just looks gorgeous in a room decorated in the east, with an abundance of draped fabrics and silk pillows.However, for classic interiors satin too bad.

Stretch ceiling with satin surface

See also:

  • reviews glossy stretch ceilings.
  • Reviews satin stretch ceiling.
  • User Reviews for tissue stretch ceiling.

How to choose a manufacturer of suspended ceilings

Sometimes, looking at two very similar ceiling, just amazed.It seems to be the same texture and the material web is identical, but the prices differ significantly.Well, most likely, the difference determines the brand.For tensile structures sold two types of domestic and foreign production.And the second type, respectively, more expensive.Therefore afford imported suspended ceiling can not everyone.

Ceilings from France - is an example of quality and style.It documented that the first such design was invented by the French.However, still they say that the first samples are made in Switzerland.Unfortunately, they did not have time to patent it.However, it is possible and in a long time to look - in ancient Egypt, for example.And it turns out that there were also very similar design.But why split hairs - France, because France.Especially that produced now French ceilings are great.They are elegant, durable, eco-friendly.Here are are very expensive.

In Germany, too, are doing fine tensile structures.They are very beautiful, durable and reliable.And they have a lot of colors and textures, which is very pleasing consumers.

distinguished Italians: they produce a ceiling beyond which virtually do not need to care.Well, the quality of these products is not worse than the ceilings come from Germany.

happens that the funds for repairs not allow you to select any of the above options.Well, then use the alternative.Economy Class - a domestic fabric.By the way, apparently Russian production ceiling does not look worse than the imported ones.If not to tell anyone about his origin, and will not notice.Here only serve such a design is somewhat less than the ceilings from Germany, France or Italy.Alas - have to choose between low cost and durability.

We should also mention the Chinese manufacturers.Here things are not so simple, because there are paintings of Chinese production with an acceptable quality, and vice versa, those who pose a threat to the environmental terms.Many complain of the very strong smell emanating from the paintings in China.In this high-quality fabrics smell should disappear within 1 - 3 days.If persistent smell lasts for 1 - 2 weeks, you should think about environmentally friendly material.

If after a month of using the ceiling odor persists, you probably have a low-grade fabric, which can harm your health.Guess what you set is often very difficult, so here to help you can come to the experience of friends, acquaintances and relatives who have already ordered a ceiling in a particular company and can judge its quality.

  • See: Reviews of various manufacturers suspended ceilings.

terms of manufacturing and installation of the ceiling - it is also important

Asked how to choose a stretch ceiling is necessary to consider all the details listed above.Not only them.The quality of all the tension structure also depends on one factor.Specifically - from where it will be made.There are two options:

  • ceiling is manufactured in a production environment.
  • ceiling, fitting which is carried out directly on the spot.

And if you strongly suggest the second option, it is not always necessary to agree.Because unnecessary and time will be spent on fitting and debris from this work will be in the room.Well, the right quality you can not get, unfortunately.

is better if you bring a ready, packed and a calculated (by a special program) ceiling.Thus it is necessary to ask the seller whether it has available specifications for production and ISO certification.It is unlikely that anyone will want to "enjoy" in his apartment on the ceiling of dubious quality with coarse convex seam.But for a beautiful seam, which is barely noticeable, you need excellent raw materials and high-precision equipment.Therefore, the required documents.See also the quality of components (ceiling rails).They must be carefully manufactured and sufficiently strong.

As for installation, here, too, has its own peculiarities.They need to be taken into account at every stage of the work.Well, if a ready calculated and packed ceiling bring to your home and quickly mounted.Two hours - three, no more.This is perfect.But be sure to pay attention to what kind of system is used in this fixture - wedge or a harpoon.This will be important when replacing the fabric.For example, if you flood the neighbors or vinyl accidentally broken.And sometimes, nothing extreme has occurred - just want to change the color of the ceiling.For example, when the old become boring.

Wedge system
wedge clamping system of stretch ceiling.

Harpoon system
Harpoon mounting system of stretch ceiling.

to easily and seamlessly change the fabric, fit only harpoon mounting system.Because the wedge system not only does not do it, but does not help to keep the water spilled from careless neighbors.

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