What is LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces?
LAQFOIL® stretch ceiling technology is a suspended ceiling and wall system that consists of two components: an aluminum perimeter track and a lightweight stretch PVC or Canvas membrane that stretches and clips into the track. Stretch ceiling and surface systems can be used as ceiling adornments, wall coverings, floating panels, light boxes, soundproofing panels and creative 3D forms.
How durable is LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surface materials?
The material used is extremely durable and has been produced to withstand exceptionally heavy loads. In case of a water leak, it is able to hold up to 100L of water on a 1 square meter surface without rupturing. It is temperature stable with our membranes withstanding -40 °C to +90 °C temperatures. It will never fade, discolor, stain or absorb odours.
Is LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces fire rated?
Yes, we are completely fire resistant with the following ratings:
- Class 1 fire-rated across Canada, USA and Italy
- M1 fire-rated in France and Belgium
- B1 fire-rated in Germany
- Class 0 fire-rated in Great Britain
Are LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surface products safe to use?
Stretch ceiling and surface systems are 100% safe to use. They are completely fire-resistant and meet all health, safety and building codes. For smoke clearance, LAQFOIL® Surfaces are available with 10mm perforations in all colors. All sprinklers and safety equipment like surveillance camera’s, exit signs and technical equipment can be incorporated into all our surface coverings.
LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces do not contain any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Cadmium and Bisphenol A (BPA). It is static-free which make its hypoallergenic as it repels particulates.
Our surfaces are non-toxic certified by the United States Testing Company Inc., Biological Services Division and International Maritime Organization (IMO)
It is completely anti-microbial, anti-fungal and will never collect mold or bacteria. This makes LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces ideal for the food & beverage industry as well as the medical industry.
What is the lifespan of ceilings and wall coverings?
PVC membranes have a long lifespan of 50 to 70 years. We include a 15-year Manufacturer’s Warranty on all our LAQFOIL® Stretch PVC, Canvas and Translucent Wall Coverings. They are highly durable, removable and reusable and we also provide a 1-year Manufacturers Warranty on our Installation. For more information on our warranties, please visit our WARRANTY page
What are the benefits of stretch ceiling and surfaces?
There are many benefits to LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces. See a list below:
- Creates a beautiful smooth ceiling, wall or 3D surface that can transform and decorate your space.
- Fast and easiest way to decorate any room without preliminary preparation of the ceiling or wall surface
- The design possibilities are endless! We can bring any of your ideas to life including multilevel lighting to arch or dome-shaped ceilings.
- Over 280 colors, textures and finishes to choose from including custom printed and CNC cut options.
- Colors do not fade over time and stretch membranes will never peel, flake, stain, crack or develop algae, mold or mildew.
- 100% fireproof, waterproof, anti-microbial, hypoallergenic and does not create any dust.
- It’s strong enough to hold up water up to 100L on a square meter surface, in case of leakage from above.
- Blocks up to 70% of external noise, improving the acoustics of the room.
- Neatly hides unsightly electrical wires, water pipe, alarm fittings, unfinished ceilings etc.
- It stays consistently stretched and will return to its normal install shape after any tension or distortion is applied.
Where can LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surface be used?
This technology is compatible with almost any type of interior, including:
- Commercial Spaces
- Residential homes
- Swimming pools and wet environments
- Children’s room
- Hotels and spas
- Automotive showrooms
- Recording studios
- Hospitals and medical centers
- Entertainment Centers, nightclubs and lounges
- Special events and tradeshows…and much more!
Does LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surface require any maintenance?
LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surface does not require any maintenance. It does not stain, collect dust and is self-deodorizing. If necessary, it can be cleaned with regular household cleaning agents or soap and water.
I have a popcorn (stucco) ceiling. Do I need to remove it before installing LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling?
No. LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling installation does not require any preparation from our customer. It is installed quickly and easily without any need to scrub or level the existing surface since we are simply covering it. The perimeter track will be attached to the wall right below the existing ceiling leaving a 0.5” to 1” gap between the existing and new ceiling.
How is LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces Installed?
All our products are installed by LAQFOIL® trained, certified and licensed installers in 2 easy steps:
- The profile is attached around the perimeter, either to the walls or to the walls and ceiling
- The stretch surface membrane is heated, stretched and inserted into the profiles.
How long does the installation of LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces take and is it destructive?
The installation process is fast, efficient, dust-free, mess free with little to no disturbance to the site. Furniture does not have to be moved out of the room. For a room that is about 100 square feet it would take about 4-5 hours to complete the installation.
Can LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces be used as an acoustical product?
To maximize auditory comfort, our LAQFOIL® Acoustic surfaces absorb up to 70% of the noise. Noise travels into the perforated holes of our acoustic sheets, while air in the pores offer resistance to the initial sound wave partially turning to heat energy. Air in the space created between the existing ceiling and acoustic membrane provides additional resistance. We have two types of acoustic sheets available. If you would like more technical information about LAQFOIL® Acoustic surfaces please contact email@example.com
Over what surfaces can LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces be installed?
Virtually any surface, whether that surface is finished or unfinished. In some cases, the material eliminates the need for drywall, totally compensating for it.
What happens to existing ceiling or light fixtures when LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling is installed?
Any existing ceiling or light fixture can be reinstalled into our stretched membrane ceiling after installation is complete. Lights including hanging chandeliers, ventilation systems, sprinklers, cameras and speakers will be firmly attached to the framing through the stretched ceiling membrane.
What kind of temperatures can LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces withstand?
Stretched ceilings are resistant to temperature from -40 °C to +90 °C without any physical changes to the membrane.
At what stage of renovation should LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces be installed?
It is best if LAQFOIL® Stretched Ceilings and Surfaces installs in the final stage of your renovation, whether you are using stretch surface as your entire ceiling or as a decorative wall feature. Attachment surfaces where the aluminum profiles are secured should be completely finished, which means fully painted and cured. If our stretch surface is substituting for drywall or gypsum wall board, make sure all insulation, wiring, structure, ceiling and light fixtures are secured in place so we can identify where holes need to occur in the stretch surface.
If you are using our LAQFOIL® Lighting Solutions, our master electricians will deal with the electrical and wiring for your lighting design.
What is the Manufacturer’s Warranty on LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces?
LAQFOIL® offers a 15-year Manufacturer’s Warranty on all surface materials. We also offer a 1-year Manufacturer’s Warranty on all installations. Please visit our WARRANTY page
for more information.
Can Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces be damaged? Is it fixable?
The product is sensitive to sharp objects and can be punctured. Depending on the nature of the damage, stretch ceiling can be repaired. In some cases, the ceiling or wall may need to be partially or fully re-installed.
Why should I choose LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surfaces?
With over 15 years of experience, our team proudly provides a wide range services on LAQFOIL® Stretch Ceiling and Surface products. We are the leading experts in stretch ceiling technology across North America offering the highest quality of products, with durable and resilient Stretch Membranes and Innovative solutions for your Interior, Architectural, Tradeshow, Exhibit and Art Projects!
Here are just a few reasons to choose LAQFOIL® LTD.
Our competitive-pricing policy
Our large selection of in-house colours and finishes
Our product benefits including energy saving, anti-microbial, maintenance-free and fire-rated
Our fine art quality prints up to 16’ x 200’ long
Our professional and dedicated team of installers
Our 25-year and 10-year Manufacturer’s Warranties
Our commitment to becoming your partners in innovation and design creating outstanding environments
Our guarantee to our customer satisfaction!