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 Stretch Ceiling systems consist of two components, a stretchy sheet of material that covers a ceiling or wall, and the fastening system that holds it up. These systems offer designers, contractors and owners fantastic creative freedom, because of the nature of these components. Fastening track systems allow installation to take the form of a simple flat ceiling, or varying forms such as pitched, curved, vaulted, domed and/or circular. Membranes, the stretchy part of a stretch ceiling, are available in a wide range of colours, textures and finishes, including metallic, sparkle, and foil. In addition to flawlessly flat walls and ceilings, you can create geometric and biomimetic forms, and as well, stretch ceiling systems can be combined with lighting for various effects from subtle to intense.
Ceilings Stretched Across Time
The concept behind these products has been around for centuries. In Ancient Egypt around 300 B.C., ceilings were manufactured from a pre soaked linen fabric that stretched from wall to wall, shrinking to create a perfectly smooth ceiling as it dried.
Similar technology has been found in the remains of the Greek and Roman empires where, before the third century A.D., a silk cloth dyed to match the colour of the walls was used. In time, however, these fabrics would gather dust and sag under the weight, and dyed fabrics faded, so the cloth would have to be replaced periodically.
Around the 17th century in Armenia, cotton fabric was soaked in a liquid chalk solution which also shrunk during the drying process, producing a perfectly flat matte white ceiling. For some time after that, the technology appears to have been lost, until these assemblies appeared again in Europe in the 1960s.
What is Stretched Ceiling?
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