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FAQ

What is stretch ceiling?
Stretch ceiling is an ideal ceiling surface made by heating up and stretching the film. In order to obtain such smoothness using traditional methods much work and effort is required, however, there is no guarantee that no cracks and wrinkles will appear.

In what rooms can stretch ceilings be fitted?
Stretch ceilings can be fitted in public and residential rooms, except rooms where ambient temperature usually is higher than 60 °C (saunas, bathhouses) or in unheated rooms where the temperature is below zero.

What materials are used for manufacture of stretch ceiling?
PVC film of various textures which is manufactured specially for stretch ceilings. The film is produced in Germany and France.

How are stretch ceilings produced?
We manufacture stretch ceilings. We cut ceiling from a PVC film, which we receive in rolls, according to drawings of a room of a customer. The ceiling can be made of several fabrics which we solder with a special tool. The ceiling fabric is soldered along the perimeter using a special plastic seal called a harpoon which fixes the film to the aluminium frame.

How long does it take to fit the ceiling?
1 day.

What is the difference between the fabrics: matte, glossy?
Matte texture is stretch ceiling with a texture, that looks like ordinary painted ceiling. The surface is a little rough, without gloss. Glossy texture is ceiling with such texture, which has a reflection effect and visually enlarges space of the room.

What is the minimum distance to the main ceiling?
The minimum distance is about 3 cm.

When can wallpapers be mounted: before or after fitting of the ceilings?
It is better to mount wallpapers after fitting of the stretch ceiling.

Do furniture need to be carried out during fitting of stretch ceilings? 
No need to carry out furniture when fitting stretch ceiling. It’s enough to move the furniture for easy access to walls along the perimeter. Unless the furniture are very high and prevent fitters from accessing the ceiling.

What luminaries can be mounted to the ceilings?
Any. Only the power of lamps is limited to 50 W for halogen luminaries and 100 W for incandescent lamps.  

Do stretch ceilings condense moisture?
No, because temperature of stretch ceiling is the same as the ambient temperature. The condensate appears due to the temperature difference on cold surfaces (mirror, tiles, etc.).  

If stretch ceiling is flooded by neighbours from upstairs, what will happen to the ceiling and what can be done?
If you are flooded by neighbours, you need to switch off all luminaries and call our specialists. They will demount part of the ceiling, drain water, dry the ceiling and fit it back. The appearance of the ceiling will not change. 1 sq. meter of stretch ceiling withstands up to 100 l of water.  

Do stretch ceilings withstand a hit by a champagne cork?
Yes, up to as much as ten thousand times to the same place.  

What can be the biggest area of stretch ceilings?
Stretch ceiling can be fitted without joints up to 60 sq. meters. In case of a bigger area we use a composite profile for a limitless area of the ceiling. 

Can stretch ceilings be fitted next to a fireplace?
Yes, if the ceiling temperature does not exceed 60 °C. 

Can stretch ceiling be fitted where cornices are mounted to the ceiling?
Yes, but then an additional preparation of a profile is necessary. 

When can sliding door be mounted: before or after fitting of the ceilings?

Both before and after. 

Are stretch ceilings soundproof?
Stretch ceilings are not soundproof, but they eliminate acoustic effects like echo. 

Can stretch ceilings be painted?
No! Stretch ceiling cannot be painted! 

Can an image be printed on stretch ceilings?
Yes, we can print any image on white matte, varnished or translucent ceiling. You can choose an image or pattern from our ART catalogue or bring your own, if it is of high quality, and in digital format (jpeg, bmp), too. 

How are stretch ceilings maintained?
Fabric is cleaned with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Glossy ceilings can be well cleaned with a mirror cleaner, as it contains spirit, which removes any stains on glossy surfaces. 

Can stretch ceilings be fitted in big rooms, e.g. of 70 sq. meters?

In rooms over 60 sq. meters a composite profile is used to prevent the ceiling from sagging. 

Can stretch ceilings be made of complex shapes and how do they fit in with other decoration elements?
Any shape and configuration of stretch ceilings is possible. This opens limitless possibilities for a designer’s solutions and imagination. Stretch ceilings can be combined with plasterboard ceilings. 

Can stretch ceilings be made of complex shapes and how do they fit in with other decoration elements?
Any shape and configuration of stretch ceilings is possible. This opens limitless possibilities for a designer’s solutions and imagination. Stretch ceilings can be combined with plasterboard ceilings. 

What is the guarantee?
There is a 10-year warranty for stretch ceilings that they will not fade, discolour, crack, burn and sag. 

Do you have the necessary certifications?
Yes, we have all the required certifications: hygiene, fire safety, ISO:9001 certification of quality of end products and services. 

How much does it cost to fit stretch ceilings?

1 sq. meter of stretch ceilings already includes the fitting cost. 

How and when should I pay for stretch ceilings?
Advance payment of 50% upon signing the agreement and the remainder after the works. You can also pay in cash and by bank order.