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    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Many people believe that the ceilings have been invented recently, but in fact, the new – It is well forgotten old. Even the people of ancient Egypt were decorated their homes with the help of a linen canvas: their pre-soaked in a limestone solution, and then stuck to the ceiling and hand-applied designs and patterns.

    Modern ceiling structures began to produce in the 70s of the last century at one of Switzerland. This can be considered a point of reference for the technologies of fabric suspended ceilings. Uses a special polyester fabric, pre-impregnated with polyurethane and antiseptic – they are not only durable, but also fireproof. As is usual with the suspended ceiling, the fabric consists of the actual fabric, fasteners and profiles. There is no need to make complex calculations or the tedious preparation work: Installation is quick and easy (unless, of course, have experience in similar activities).

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Benefits of fabric suspended ceilings

    • Beauty . Very few ceiling coverings on the aesthetic qualities can come close to the high-quality fabric. And if you add the original invoice, an abundance of designs and drawings – This material is simply out of competition;
    • The practicality. First, a ceiling is not flammable, and secondly, is safe from an environmental point of view, so it is suitable for decoration of children's rooms. Thirdly, on its surface, no condensation, so if you want a kitchen or bathroom with an unusual design – welcome;
    • guarantee. The average of the manufacturer's warranty is 15 years, the fabric does not lose its beauty, no slack, do not fade;
    • Training premises. To paint or paste over the ceiling, it has to be primed, plaster, take out of the room furniture – Remember, it's in the past. Like any suspended ceiling, fabric cover is mounted very easily, and to prepare the foundation does not need to – just follow the layout of lighting fixtures;
    • Communications. under the base of the ceiling can hide the wiring, surface defects, ventilation ducts, beams and other communications;
    • The wear resistance. Cloth ceiling can be painted, cleaned, do the cleaning – the surface is very resistant to wear, not afraid of punctures, stroke and other mechanical damage;
    • Seamless. This is ideal, even for larger rooms as the web are joined so that the joints do not form visible.

    Fabric ceilings are:

    • Postpaid;
    • Smooth;
    • Glossy;
    • Brushed.

    In principle, the classification is clear, clarify issues regarding billing. Such a two-layer cloth: the first layer – basis with mesh covering the second – the tissue is embossed on the touch, it can be similar to satin, suede or velvet. Satin ceilings different characteristic luster, suede look expensive and presentable, and velvet fabrics muffle ceiling light, soft scatter it, create a cozy, even intimate atmosphere.

    Disadvantages fabric ceilings

    Fly in the ointment there is any ointment, and at fabric ceilings has its disadvantages:

    • Do not miss couples – all good paintings, but couples do not pass, because due to the polyurethane impregnation tissue loses it its property;
    • Small elasticity – PVC ceiling film by flooding capable of holding a large amount of water, which is not true of tissue analogs – they are not very flexible, and if water gets inside – simply pulled out of the fixtures;
    • less practical . Cloth easier to smear the surface, it absorbs odors, it quickly settles the dust.

    Installation of ceilings and fabric care for them

    The principle of the installation of tissue stretch ceiling is not much different from the PVC film. On the perimeter secured baguette, it give birth to a fabric sheet, leaving a reserve of 5-10 cm – he will need to make the surface perfectly smooth. Fixed panel in the slots (their design is somewhat similar to a clothespin), and then stretched and mounted in the opposite direction. The fabric is not heated, it is perfectly stretched herself. Residues of unused fabric at the edges are cut with a sharp knife.

    When cleaning fabric ceiling can not use funds from dyes, cleaning makes barely damp cloth (powder solutions used except in the case of heavy pollution). The surface is cleaned movements « back and forth » – so it does not leave streaks, it is necessary to be careful not to damage the material.

    The most well-known brands of tissue suspended ceilings in the market are: Clipso (France), Descor (Germany),   Cerutti (Italy).

    Fabric stretch ceilings in the interior

    Solid ceilings practically do not draw attention to himself, but perfectly complement the room. You can play with saturated colors, artificial and natural lighting and accessories. The ceiling would be nothing more than a background canvas for your artwork.

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Ceiling with a pattern can be absolutely anything, from small prints to elegant draperies pompous and great pictures. It all depends on the style and purpose of the room. Drawing can occupy the entire space of the ceiling, and can only be part of it: a combination of a lot of variations, so it's time to start to be creative!

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    For example, let's look at a few basic styles of interior.

    Classic . Calm tones, crisp geometric shapes, expensive natural materials, moldings, plenty of decor – these are the main features of this style. It is unlikely that it will be in harmony with glossy ceilings, rather it will be textured or product inserts, complemented by wide beautiful baguettes.

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Hi-Tech . Chrome and glass form, brevity and minimalism – So is this style. The material on the ceiling, too, should reflect the light, you are limited in shades of cold range – gray, blue, white, black, even the ceiling is more than appropriate. The glossy surface can skillfully emphasize the right lighting, do not need to pile three-tier structure: the simpler – the better.

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    However, in other styles of fabric ceiling look very favorably. As you are such a pastiche?

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    No less original, but shocking and memorable kitsch

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Stylish and unusual modern

    Fabric ceilings: pros and cons

    Fabric stretch ceilings – a win-win option for people who know how to use the imagination to create bold images and want to give your dwelling a stylish and spicy touch!

    See also:

    • What ceilings choose?
    • Hanging or suspended ceilings?
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