False stretch ceilings are a practical solution for those who do not wish to redo their ceiling when it deteriorates. Of course, this solution has advantages, but also disadvantages. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know about stretch ceilings.

What is a false stretch ceiling?


The false stretch ceiling technique consists of stretching a canvas with different materials below an old ceiling. The materials used are usually PVC, polyester, fabric, or polyurethane. Aluminum or PVC rails are installed all around the canvas to allow it to be stretched and to adapt perfectly to each room. Depending on the desired rendering, the rails, also called smooth, can be visible or invisible. The stretched false ceiling is suitable for both construction and renovation. It is also suitable for any type of accommodation. You can decide to use an interior renovation professional or do it yourself.

The advantages of stretch ceilings

Installing stretch ceilings has many benefits, not all of which relate to improving interior design. Because it must be recognized false stretch ceilings sublimate and increase the value of the room in which they have been installed.

Reduced risk of fire

False stretch ceilings present reduced fire risks since the materials, such as PVC, that constitute them are incombustible. That is to say, they are fire-resistant. In the same way, the constituent elements of the false ceiling are designed with a fire standard.

Quick and easy cleaning

The materials of the stretched false ceilings allow simple and quick cleaning. This facilitates its use and maintenance, which can be done daily.

An easy change

The canvas of the false ceiling can be changed quite easily. This allows adaptation to each season or each period of the year, for example. As a result, it can adapt to the decoration or simply be personalized according to your wishes. Also, you can easily have an original design for interior decoration.

A simple installation

Its installation is simple and hassle-free. It does not require much time and also does not dirty the space. As a result, your furniture can remain intact during installation. Also, lights or fans can easily be hung on it.

An aesthetic installation

False ceilings are especially appreciated for their aesthetics. They are perfect for hiding construction defects, old ceilings, or even damaged ceilings.

An economical solution

Compared to complete renovation, false stretch ceilings are very economical. Their materials are easy to find on the market, and their installation also has a lower cost.

Better insulation

With a false ceiling, your room is sure to have good thermal and sound insulation. You actually have the option of installing sound and heat insulation in the space of the false ceiling. This is very effective when the room is often subject to noise from outside (neighbors, for example).

What are the disadvantages of stretch ceilings?

False stretch ceilings do not only have advantages. They also have drawbacks.

Space reduction

The first disadvantage of false stretch ceilings is that they reduce the space of the rooms. Indeed, covering the existing ceiling reduces the space of the room by at least 5 inches. Your room will therefore appear to be more cramped from a visual point of view.

Less durability

False stretch ceilings are not resistant over time. After a few years, you will notice discoloration or sagging of your ceiling, which will make you spend for its replacement.

Not very robust


Their robustness in the event of an earthquake is to be feared. Suspended luminaires can fall at any time and create an accident.

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