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Stretch Ceilings provides a superior alternative to traditional and suspended ceilings. A Stretch Ceiling is a suspended ceiling system consisting of two basic components – a perimeter profile and a thin, lightweight Polyvinyl chloride membrane which stretches and clips into the track.
We use PVC film of various textures which produced in Germany and France and manufactured specially for stretch ceilings.
The ceilings are available in a variety of colours (over 120) and finishes (matte, satin, glossy, metallic and translucent), and can be manipulated to create curves, domes, vaults and three-dimensional shapes. Featuring a fast installation process, with none of the dust and a turnaround time of 1 day.
Stretch Ceiling Systems allow the incorporation of all types of light fixtures, grilles, sprinklers, etc. by the use of proprietary background support.
The unique Stretch Ceiling System offers a fantastic opportunity and the freedom for an added dimension in design potential.
Whether it is for commercial or residential use, stretch ceilings are well suited for hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping centres, hospitals, offices and private residences.
Streatch ceilings are waterproof and moisture resistant, so can be used in rooms with high humidity such as swimming pools and spas and in case of leaking, can hold up to 100 litres of water per square metre.
Stretch ceiling cannot be painted!
Yes, the ceiling fabric can carry the picture of any color and saturation. You can choose an image or pattern from www.shutterstock.com (over 20 million images) or bring your own. The image should be high quality.
A 10 year guarantee is offered against the fading of colour and on the welding joints.
Stretch ceilings will protect your home or apartment interior from water damage, it can hold over 25 gallons of water, and once the water is removed the ceiling will go to its original shape.
Our ceiling will enhance your sound and thermo insulation, hide defects produced by ceiling and will last for many years without fading, peeling or cracking.
Stretch ceiling system does not create condensation, fire retardant, does not absorb smells, it is easily dismountable, washable, non-toxic and non-allergic, and by its nature demagnetizes dust particles.
Due to width limitations of the canvas (up to 2.7 meters), film stretched ceilings can have a 1-2 mm weld line. However, the mirror effect will make the weld line practically invisible.
Combination of various types of lighting and a possibilyti to photoprint pictures can change visual perception of the room’s space, establish a special environment and unite the interior zones into a single composition.
This material is eco-friendly, fire-safe, it does not absorb odors, and it reliably covers the systems of lighting, ventilation, burglar and fire alarms. Fungus and mold-proof.
The canvas can be easily dismantled, partially or completely, if necessary (e.g. in case of flood to pump water out or in case of moving to decommission the entire system).
The standard distance that the stretch ceiling is mounted at is 3cm from the existing ceiling.
It is dependant on the complexity of the object, but the average installation in a 20 sq.m. room would take between 2-4 hours.
It can be installed after all renovation works. The tiling and painting (wall decorations) be complete prior to installing a stretch ceiling.
Use soap or just plain water and a soft cloth. Do not use abrasives, thinners or any other aggressive chemicals.
It is possible to combine any type of illumination with the stretched ceilings with some capacity restrictions. Incandescent lights should be under 50 watts; halogen lights -under 35 watts.
The fewer items in the room the easier and quicker the process of installation. If you cannot remove the furniture you have to provide access to walls by moving furniture to the center. It is advisable to remove especially valuable items and plants from the rooms prior to installation of stretch ceiling because the indoor temperature is brought up to +50 C.
In most cases, it is not necessary to clean the ceiling surface from old finish materials. For example, it is enough to “open” plaster where cracks are seen, and remove the parts that can fall down.
We ask for 50 percent advance payment. The rest amount is paid upon execution, after the ceiling is mounted.
The film of the stretched ceiling can get damaged by any sharp or cutting tool, and also by abrasive and aggressive cleaning substances containing acetone, kerosene and various solvents.
If you damaged the film, do not worry. You should fix the scar by a scotch-tape or an insulating tape (to stop the stretched ceiling from developing its wound) and send for our specialist. After fabric damage assessment, our employee will offer you suitable repair options.
There are skilled techniques that a trained LANVITA Stretch Ceiling technician uses during the installation process, thus a skilled team is required. Also the installation process uses expensive and specialised equipment.