The many advantages of the suspended ceiling
There is a method on the finishing work market that is increasingly gaining ground: the stretch ceiling. Its advantages are numerous, and it is notably thanks to this that it is increasingly present in households. In addition, it also emerges as a solution of choice for many companies. We take a closer look at a technique that has largely proven its worth and is ready to shake up the codes of planning and renovation.
The stretch ceiling is a design method that aims to cover an existing ceiling with the help of a canvas. A relatively unknown technique in Belgium, it is gradually gaining ground among individuals and professionals.
And if the advent of this alternative with many advantages is relatively recent, its creation already dates back several decades. Internationally recognized designers such as Barrisol have significantly contributed to the development of stretch ceilings. Barrisol, have significantly contributed to the development of stretch ceilings. The latter have thus become a true compendium of technology, aesthetics and practicality. Thanks to this, there is a fairly large variety of colors with no less than 230 different choices!
There is also the possibility of making luminous stretch ceilings that imitate a very specific material. Stretch ceilings are therefore highly customizable, and you will thus be able to benefit from an absolutely unique coating.
The advantages of the suspended stretch ceiling
The stretch ceiling is establishing itself more and more as the ideal solution for many installations. We owe this development to the advantages that this technique brings both aesthetically and technically.
Among the advantages, we can in particular mention the fact that the suspended stretch ceiling does not cause any dust! It is a real blessing when you know the stresses caused by plaster, sanding or paints. Plus, you won’t have to completely empty the room for professionals to do the job. This obviously avoids completely messing up your household. In addition, achieving a stretch ceiling can be completed in less than a day in most cases. Another significant advantage.
In addition, the installation of a stretch ceiling can be carried out on an existing ceiling. It is therefore not necessary to remove it! The stretch ceiling is also a guarantee of a coating that will not crack over time (as is often the case in many new constructions). The configurations are numerous and the colors available in matt, satin or lacquered.
Last but not least, stretch ceilings are also less expensive than plasterwork that must be painted. In addition, it does not require regular refreshing as is the case with other types of ceilings. However, the price varies according to the fixing criteria, according to the surface to be covered and according to the number and type of lighting chosen.
Home passion, official installer of the Barrisol brand
Barrisol is the world leader in stretch ceilings. Designers of a very unique product, they are the basis of many projects around the world. However, installing a stretch ceiling requires specific skills. It is therefore important to entrust this type of work to a licensed professional. This is particularly the case with Home Passion in Aywaille, which specializes in the production of stretch ceilings and which establishes itself as a true reference in the field.
Ceiling: application and basic rules
During a new construction, many stages govern the site. The shell, finishing, finishing represent the major phases of the work. These are punctuated by different trades. During the completion, an important step that will allow you to see the end of the work is the capping. Zoom in on this meticulous work.
What is capping?
In the rest of our special file on finishing, we will stop on capping. A step that will allow you to get closer to your new life in your new home.
Ceiling is a site stage of a new construction or renovation. Plastering involves covering the walls and ceilings with a layer of plaster or plaster to obtain a flat, smooth surface. Thus, the walls will be ready to receive paint, wallpaper or other.
Types of capping
There are two types of plastering: wet plastering and dry plating. Wet plating is a technique that requires precise knowledge. It must be done by a professional. This method involves mixing plaster with water or plaster and applying this paste to the wall or ceiling to achieve a smooth, flat surface. Dry capping, on the other hand, is easier to achieve, and amateurs can even try it out. This consists of installing a metal or wooden frame to which plasterboard will be fixed. Everything will be hidden by a specific coating.
Climatic conditions of the ceiling
The ceiling will participate in the airtightness of the building and its good insulation. Therefore, its placement must be regulated like music paper. The ceiling plaster will only be able to work in areas sheltered from wind and rain. In order to ensure adequate grip of the ceiling, the interior temperature as well as that of the wall or ceiling, on which the ceiling device is working, must be at least 5 ° C and cannot exceed 30 ° C.
In the case of concrete and / or masonry ceilings, they can only be carried out when the drying time has been completed. That is to say 6 weeks plus trad. If, the work has to be done on exciting walls as is the case in renovations, then it will be necessary to make sure that the walls do not show any signs of dampness.
And the decor? It’s for when ?
The drying time of the ceiling will depend on the amount of moisture in the walls and ceilings as well as the weather. Ideally, it is advisable to wait 6 months to 1 year before you can apply a coat of paint or place a wallpaper on your walls. It is essential to wait until the walls are dry, otherwise this will affect the setting of the paint and it may chip off.