Is your ceiling dirty, damaged, or uneven and in need of a major facelift? Opt for a stretch ceiling! The stretch ceiling is a false ceiling made of a thermoplastic fabric called “velum” that is placed on profiles or rails to cover a pre-existing ceiling. Made of PVC, polyurethane, or polyester, it is very popular in the construction or renovation market. With a quick installation, it offers a particularly aesthetic rendering and allows you to benefit from very appreciable technical properties.

What is a stretch ceiling?


It is a custom-made fabric stretched between a room’s walls. The stretched ceiling fabric is treated to be fire-resistant. It can also acquire anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial, anti-static, or fungicidal properties. The stretched ceiling can be installed in any room (living room, bedroom, bathroom, hallway, veranda), and with digital printing, you can create a corner of the sky or the vault of a chapel without difficulty.

It is even possible to create your own design and have it printed. In addition, lights can be integrated to create a luminous ceiling. This type of ceiling is an option widely used by interior designers who find many aesthetic and practical advantages. The installation of a stretch ceiling associated with thermal insulation allows us to benefit from financial aid within the framework of the energy plan. It is advisable to call a professional to evaluate your needs and choose the best solution.

What are the qualities of a stretch ceiling?

This type of ceiling makes it possible to reduce a room’s height and gain thermal comfort. Its installation brings a significant reduction in the heating cost of the room. It also offers an appreciable noise reduction for rooms with poorly insulated floors. Most of the time, it is, first and foremost, a very good way to hide a too-old or unsightly ceiling.

So, in addition to beautifying your interior, the stretch ceiling provides thermal and acoustic insulation in the premises where you need it. For professionals, the stretch ceiling is mainly an aesthetic choice. It allows one to obtain a smooth and impeccable ceiling surface without joints. Matte or satin, the finishes of this ceiling model are ideal in contemporary settings. For example, it allows you to integrate different types of lighting and effectively hide electrical cables.

And depending on your desires, you can achieve a lighted ceiling or a very striking mirror effect. This range of stretch ceilings offers a gain in light and a visual enlargement of your space. Made to measure, the stretched ceiling requires a precise survey of the dimensions and angles of the room where it will be installed. It can be installed hot or cold.

When installed hot, the fabric is stretched to give a flat and uniform appearance over the entire surface. The cold installation is the result of more recent technology and allows the same result as the hot installation. It can be installed in one day without causing major disruptions during work. Washable, solid, and resistant velum fabric cannot be repainted but is expected to last 10 to 15 years.

Who is it for?


The stretch ceiling is an ideal alternative for individuals who wish to quickly redo a ceiling, even if it is the ceiling of a dirty or damp room such as the kitchen or bathroom (this type of false ceiling is very easy to clean), and who want a perfect finish or a decorative ceiling.

The stretch ceiling is also a good solution for companies concerned about the visual quality of their premises, in the hall as in the offices. Especially since this type of false ceiling has a very long life span and requires no particular maintenance. Finally, specifiers (architects and decorators) are fond of stretch ceilings because they support creativity with unlimited perspectives (the possibility of printing photos, patterns, the typography of your choice…).

What is the cost of a stretch ceiling?

The cost of your stretch ceiling will, of course, depend on the surface to be covered but also on the angles present in the room. This system is one of the particularities made to measure on a case-by-case basis. The shape of the room and the openings to be provided for the lights and others influence the final bill. The average price is around 70 $/m2 and can vary from simple to double depending on the room, the finishes, and other openings to be provided.

Looking for help?


If you live in Melbourne or Victoria, Australia, and are currently building your home or renovating it, you have to call Ultima Max for all your cling needs. Ultima Max is the best for innovating wall and ceiling construction and repair, and they know what they are talking about with over 4 years of experience in this field.

They are also at the top of the ceiling and illuminated wall services in Australia. They offer a wide range of services and are here to give your ceiling the TLC it deserves. So what are you waiting for? Call them now and make your dreams become a reality!