What ceilings choose better: Compare cloth, fastening methods, design

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction And Repair
27 May 2016

Among the many options for decorating the ceiling would like to find the most suitable and appearance, and structural simplicity, and performance, and cost.Despite the fact that the ceilings in the arrangement of the premises have been used for about fifty years, their popularity is growing, there are new possibilities of decoration, fixtures, structural design.Popularity is associated with versatility in any stylistic direction and speed installation.There already exists a huge variety of species, textures and colors are constantly updated with new versions and compositional solutions.Of course, such a wealth of options for device suspended ceilings only hand and ordinary consumers and experienced designers, but it is difficult to choose the variety of human inexperienced and ignorant in all the intricacies of this product.So let's clear up a little bit and look at the situation with the very detailed way ceilings - what better what to look for when choosing.


is possible for a long time to answer the question of what are ceilings.Different textures, colors, different surface effects (metallic, pearl, satin, imitation leather, etc.), the method of fastening and mounting ceilings can form various types of ceiling structures.

Suspended ceiling with photo printing
stretch ceiling with photo printing creates the illusion of a glass roof

Classification of suspended ceilings ↑

  1. By Material cloth: cloth and tape (PVC).
  2. By way of fastening: harpoon, wedge, cam.
  3. On the surface texture: matte, glossy, satin, etc.
  4. On the device: in one plane and multi-level.

Cloth or film - which is better?↑

Depending on the material from which made the web, there are two main types of suspended ceilings - fabric and tape.Tissue ceilings made of polyester fabrics, treated with a polyurethane composition, and film - of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film.The fundamental difference between these two types is that the PVC film has a good ability to be stretched under heating, and cooling down, is pulled to form a perfectly flat surface without wrinkling.

Fabric suspended ceiling with photo printing
on fabric or PVC fabric can be applied to any image, thanks to which the ceiling can act as a primary accent design or organic additions

Some downside PVC ceiling film width is small (about 1.5 meters), so the paintings need to be welded,because of what can be seen on the ceiling barely visible seams.Fabric webs have a width of 5 m, it is possible to shut off the entire seamless room.

Thanks to good consumer qualities most popular PVC ceiling, which does not pass water, withstand a load of about 100 kg per square meter, do not burn (though melt) is not electrified.Fabrics PVC can be varied textures (glossy, matt, satin) and fabric create only non-shiny matte surface.Less PVC films is that it is relatively easily damaged by sharp objects.

Glossy ceilings PVC
glossy PVC ceiling reflects furnishings, visually increases the intensity of light

Which mounting method is most convenient ↑

canvas false ceiling is attached to the wall or ceiling with a special baguette, but the method of attachment may be different.PVC ceiling, as a rule, equipped with harpoon fixing system.Harpoon called a special edging fabric provided structurally, it is subsequently inserted into the groove of baguette and firmly held there thanks to a reliable fixation.In cross-section has a harpoon hook shape.

There is also a "bezgarpunnaya" mounting system, in this case, the web is fixed by special wedges, mounted in such a way fabric ceilings.Characteristically, harpoon system makes it easy to remove the fabric, and then install it on a place that can be very useful in case of flooding, it is possible to remove the water.

Blades suspended ceilings with harpoon fixing system for Molds cut shot size and equipped with a harpoon on the premises of the company, the customer is delivered in ready-made thermal insulation package.Cloth canvas with wedge fastening Molds cut on the spot, after mounting the excess tissue cut.Textile seamless fabric that offers almost limitless possibilities in the use of photographic and painting formed PVC film - welded, consists of several panels, welded in a production environment on the set sizes.

consider another kind of fixture, in which the molding is equipped with a special spacer cams, clamping force stretched fabric.The use of stretch ceiling with a mounting system allows you to install the suspended ceiling as close as possible (8 mm) to the base ceiling, which is important when highly undesirable significant reduction in the ceiling (for comparison: in the regeneration of a stretch ceiling from PVC film with built-in spotlights height of the room is reduced by 67 cm).

Suspended ceiling with lighting
options for stretch ceiling lighting countless

Features ceiling texture ↑

application of different textures surface tension ceiling: matt and gloss, satin and pearl, velvet or Etched can achieve incredible combinations.Selection of texture and color depends on the personal preferences of the customer.Matt and satin ceilings not glare, they are similar to perfectly uniformly colored stucco ceilings.A similar effect can be achieved by lining the ceiling using drywall constructions.

Satin ceiling (so named for the similar to the satin texture) of the surface to display different light with a barely noticeable effect nacre.The perfectly flat surface of glossy ceiling can be seen even a proper map!Light mirror effect is more pronounced in ceilings saturated dark color.Glossy texture visually increases the height of the room.

Design of stretch ceilings: Options ↑

ceiling can be represented in the same plane (and strictly horizontal and inclined), and maybe a few planes (multilevel ceilings).Selecting multi-level arrangement of the ceiling may be due to the need to hide the protruding elements of the walls or ceiling, while keeping the overall height of the room, the desire to divide the room space into zones with different light conditions or simply the desire to create a unique beauty of the interior.An example of an interesting option arrangement can be tiered ceiling structure comprising a special glossy film with embedded LEDs or using fiber optic technology.

Multilevel suspended ceiling with hidden illumination
Multilevel suspended ceiling with hidden illumination provides the ability to change the surroundings depending on the mood

imitation of the starry sky is not the only example of a spectacular game texture ceiling light: The use of translucent PVC film with accommodation above the backlight - another known design technique.Evaluate the result on the photo.

Pick only high-quality materials!Features choice of colors, textures, or compatibility of the design refinements do not count when it comes to the health of our families.Pick a high-quality materials for installation, refer to the corresponding masters qualification.The leaders in the production are France and Switzerland, as quality fabric made in Italy, Germany and Holland.There are decent Russian manufacturers of suspended ceilings, but as a rule, they work under foreign licenses.In choosing better to give preference to a major, well-established companies, as suspended ceilings - is the product of a synthetic, primarily wants to be sure of its environmental safety.

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