Stretch ceiling is an excellent material because it can be installed quickly and without removing the furniture out of the room. The ceiling is installed in one piece and installation work is made without any construction debris or mess.
Stretch ceilings are manufactured from a PVC film to which a “harpoon” is welded to the perimeter. Installation is achieved by first fixing a special aluminium profile around the room, then heating the ceiling up to 50 degrees Celsius and stretching the film and finally inserting the “harpoon” into the profile’s locking channel. The cooling film then shrinks to provide a perfect ceiling. Behind the stretch ceiling it is possible to hide wires, ventilation systems and more. On the surface of the ceiling you can install lamps, smoke detectors, ventilation openings etc.
Stretch ceilings are available in wide range of colours and textures. Textures are glossy, matt, satin, transparent and metallic. All textures are suitable for image printing at our factory.
Stretch ceilings are also safe to use in rooms with high humidity. Stretch ceilings are moisture-resistant and allergy-free. Under the influence of moisture stretch ceilings dimensions do not change.
Stretch ceilings are incredibly light. With a weight of just 240 gr/m2 they are lighter than any other type of ceiling available and, therefore, they minimise the load on the building’s structure. Stretch ceilings have fire classification BS1D0 and BS2D0.
Stretch ceilings have been installed In Europe over 40 years. This unique product has unlimited durability and MER-KA-BA offer a 10 year warranty on its products.
Stretch ceilings are maintenance-free and do not require additional repairs in the future. To clean, use special cleaner and a microfiber cloth.
Stretch Сeiling Shapes
Flat planeThe classic shape of a stretch ceiling is a flat plane which can be used both horizontally or at an angle. The stretch ceiling will look perfectly smooth and flat, which is a solution to problems that involve leveling the existing base ceiling or concealing any possible irregularities, cracks or other structural elements of the base area.
Flat plane stretch ceilings can be done in any shade of a range of colors, and in any desired textural solution. They can be installed in rooms of different configurations, including rooms with columns, pipes, multiple angles or any other non-standard geometric layouts. The location of the stretch ceiling relative to the base ceiling can be set at any desired height with the minimum distance from the base ceiling being 1 inch.
You can incorporate in the ceiling as many elemental variations as you want, wherever you want, including lamps, chandeliers, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and fire and burglar alarm sensors. This type of stretch ceiling shape allows you to achieve an ideally flat surface for a ceiling of any size.
Multi-levelA multi-level ceiling is one of the most complex types of stretch ceiling shapes, but it is also beautiful and rich in variation. It involves a transition of the ceiling from one level to another. There is no limit to your imagination because any number of levels can be technically implemented. Multilevel ceilings offer unusual combinations of different textures and colors. Particularly impressive is the combination of the level to curve transition.
When designing a ceiling with a level transition, you can visually divide the room into different functional groups, creating independent zones in the same interior. Moreover, you can emphasize elements of the decor and interior by reproducing their shapes (and perhaps color as well) on the ceiling.
An additional effect of a multilevel installation is increasing the space itself. This is achieved by the contrast of textures and colors in the different levels. You can design the level transition to hide unwanted protruding elements of the ceiling and walls locally without losing the overall height of the room and the elegance of the interior. Some variations with different levels of stretch ceilings will make it possible to implement your particular design idea in any technically complex interior.
DuneHere, part of the stretch ceiling is in the shape of a bell. It gives the room a unique appearance achieved through a voluminous three-dimensional shape that visually resembles a hill or dune. Particularly harmonious is the combination of dunes and various lighting fixtures. Varying the diameter and depth of the structure makes it possible to obtain different shapes of dunes. The transition from the dune to the main plane of the stretch ceiling can be either smooth or clearly defined. The number and dimension of dunes on the ceiling are virtually unlimited.
Dunes can be combined with other shapes on the same ceiling. A particularly interesting effect is the reflection of light on dunes achieved with glossy textures.
ConeThis type of stretch ceiling shape is in the form of a drop-down cone. It is used to create unusual shapes which add an element of decor to the interior. It can be used both as an independent object or in combination with other decorative elements. This shape will allow you to make a smooth transition from a column to the ceiling, or it could also be used to hide a ventilation system or create an unusual interior lighting design.
In combination with other complex stretch ceiling shapes, you can create three-dimensional futuristic designs involving a variety of texture, color, diameter, and height of which can vary greatly.
This shape can be used as a structure that smoothly extends from the base level of the stretch ceiling, or as a separate element in itself. In the latter case, the contrast between the color of the cone and the color of the base ceiling may create interest. To play out various interior design ideas, the lower part of the cone could be done in the form of a droplet with a truncated plane (either with a hole or hollow), the lower surface of which could be varied: an oval, a circle, a rectangle, or a square. A combination of several cones used for one figure is also possible.
ArchThis ceiling shape is characterized by the smooth transition of the walls into the ceiling. It is used to change the standard rectangular geometry of a room and give it a new shape, as well as to reproduce domed ceiling vaults.
It is used with one or more walls of the room, or along the entire perimeter. The latter arrangement of arches can be referred to as a domed shape (Eglise). The radius of the curvature and the level of suspension of the arches vary as necessary. Stretch ceilings of this shape can be used as a decorative element in different areas that require periodic access.
In an area with pipes, the stretch ceiling will protect the interior from potential emergencies such as water leaks and, possibly, from small particles of the base ceiling crumbling over time. This is especially important when reconstructing base arch ceilings.
This ceiling shape has smooth curves resembling waves. It is a complex, but very effective and beautiful form for a stretch ceiling.
Depending on the design solution, the intervals and height of the waves can be varied, and there can be any number of wave crests. Moreover, various waveforms are possible: uniform waves, waves that are gently ebbing out to sea, and waves with changing intervals and heights of the crests.
Waves can be designed in different configurations: one-sided (along one wall), two-sided (along two walls), or multilateral (along four or more walls). In the latter case, the ceiling resembles the surface of the sea. Most often this shape is used with dark glossy ceilings so that the combination of smooth waveforms with the reflection of lacquered textures creates the unique effect of rolling waves.
What kind of lighting is possible with stretch ceilings?
Recess lights (aka pot lights)
Pendant lights (chandeliers, etc.)
Perimeter (crown molding) lighting.
Multi-level ceiling with soffit lighting.
Starry sky ceiling.
Luminescent (backlit) ceiling