Stretch Ceilings for Damp Bathrooms

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Stretch Ceilings for Damp Bathrooms

Last update: 10 March, 2020

Have you heard of stretch ceilings? They’re becoming more common today especially for commercial locations with damp or humid areas, such as spas, pools or laboratories. Stretch ceilings are also an option for home bathrooms.

The advantages that this type of ceiling has, especially for damp areas, are making it more and more popular for residential dwellings. Below, we’ll explain what these ceilings are and everything you need to know about them.

What are stretch ceilings?

A pink tensile ceiling in a bathroom

You may not have heard of stretch ceilings, but you’ve probably heard of the material they’re made of. It’s polyvinyl chloride, more commonly known as PVC. This is the material that makes up the covering membrane in this type of ceiling.

What are some of the characteristics of stretch ceilings? The pictures are flexible, which means that they can be made in different shapes. They’re also made to measure for the room they’ll be installed in. They’re so versatile that you can even get some stretch ceilings with pictures in 3D.

Stretch ceilings have a light frame around the perimeter that you can anchor to the roof or the wall, at the height you wish, before you install the picture. This frame is to hold the stretch PVC membrane up.

Advantages of stretch ceilings

Stretch ceilings have many advantages for residential bathrooms

So, above we’ve defined what stretch ceilings are. Now we want to show you some of the advantages these ceilings have.

  1. They’re easy and quick to install; you won’t have to undertake major renovations.
  2. The anchors we mentioned above are simple to uninstall if needed and you can use them again.
  3. You can order stretch ceilings with pictures in 3D.
  4. Variety and diversity of textures and finishes.
  5. Easy to clean using the same cleaning products that you’ll already have for cleaning glass.
  6. They are fire-resistant.
  7. Humidity and mold don’t affect them.
  8. They don’t wear out over time.
  9. You won’t need to repaint after a few years.
  10. Since they are of PVC they don’t crack like normal walls or ceilings.

Ideal for bathrooms

A back lit design of water bubbles above a shower

This type of ceiling became popular originally for other types of buildings that aren’t residential. For instance, pools and other places where there is high humidity.

But the advantages that stretch ceilings have also apply to residential dwellings, especially in a specific area of the house – the bathroom. Of course, stretch ceilings aren’t the norm just yet for bathrooms and are little known. This makes them somewhat expensive, and there aren’t many businesses that specialize in them. However, this idea is worth looking into.

You’ll also be interested to know that apart from stretch ceilings for bathrooms, you can also get walls in this style. You could have a bathroom that deals with the damp and has personalized designs too.

Can you imagine a wall with a beautiful scene that you can enjoy while you have a relaxing bath? It’s possible with the range of beautiful pictures that you can choose from.

One of the greatest benefits of these PVC ceilings, apart from those that we talked about earlier, is that they are waterproof.

So what happens if there’s a leak somewhere above the ceiling? They won’t let the water through to the floor below, which means that it won’t be subject to mold stains or watermarks.

Lighting for stretch ceilings in bathrooms

Surround lighting in a sky picture

Although the flexibility of these ceilings might make it seem like it’s not possible to include lighting in them, the opposite is true.

As with all ceilings, you can include lights to illuminate the room. But also, in bathrooms, the combination of the materials and finishes of stretch ceilings, together with the lighting you use can create an amazing and original effect for your decor.