STRETCH BATHROOM CEILINGS
The many reflective surfaces and fixtures in bathrooms are designed for both functionality, comfort and beauty. A well-designed bathroom does not necessarily have to be an expensive one, as long as it is practical and all its fixtures are usable. The ceiling, however, is not something that people pay attention to when they’re in the bathroom, even though it might be worthy of inspection. The high amount of moisture and humidity that gets trapped in the bathroom can result in condensation, mould or mildew problems. It can also cause bowing, cracking, peeling or staining damage to the ceiling, among other reasons.
For builders looking for bathroom ceiling ideas for their next project or would-be renovators seeking to get more bathroom ceiling designs, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Bathroom Ceiling Ideas
When building (or re-building) your bathroom, consider the ceiling material. Drywall, for example, is a quick, common and cost-effective choice for many, but is not particularly resistant to water. When installed in high-moisture environments, its condition can be affected to the point that it lends itself susceptible to mould infestations and must be replaced. Otherwise, getting drywall made with fiberglass instead of paper can make it more water resistant, but not entirely. Fiberglass is also the most common bathroom ceiling design idea. However, it is not impact resistant and must be installed properly to prevent further damage in the future.
Floor-to-ceiling tiling has also grown in popularity over the last year. It covers the entire area of the walls and along the ceiling, and can be used in either the shower on its own, or the entire room. It gives a feeling of cohesiveness and wholeness but can seem confining, rather than comfortable and freeing. From a design point of view, it can definitely highlight an area or the entire bathroom effectively and with impact. It would be difficult to forget an all-marble bathroom, for example, since it would evoke an air of sophistication. However, over time, grout forms in the tiles. It would be difficult to clean and potentially dangerous to try and reach, if the floor is also tiled and wet. While it can be as versatile as any other tiled surface in terms of aesthetics, managing and cleaning the area can pose its own problems.
In an area that will always have higher amounts moisture than the rest of the home, having a water-proof surface is a necessity. It must also be appealing to look at, easy to maintain and install, and be cost-effective to fit even the tightest budgets.
Stretch ceilings encompass the ‘easy’ installation of drywall and the design flexibility of floor-to-ceiling tiling and offer much more than its predecessors. Unlike the relatively new trend of floor-to-ceiling tiling, the popularity of stretch ceilings lies in its wide usage and established quality in European countries. While it is not as prevalent in North America, companies like Laqfoil are bringing it to wider, international acclaim, having also installed in thousands in thousands of residential and commercial properties in the US, Canada and in the Middle East.
Stretch Bathroom Ceilings
Stretch ceilings can preserve the tastes and standards of the bigger space without worrying about any possible upkeep problems. Its water-proof and antimicrobial properties eliminate any necessity to constantly monitor your ceiling for damage or mould infestation. It also enables the integration of light without worrying about degradation or fire hazards. Stretch ceilings are based on PVC, lending it the ‘stretchy’ and flexible properties for its installation. Rather than worrying about potential mistakes that cost more to repair, stretch ceilings are easy-to-install, being only a matter of stretching it from one end of the wall to another, and fitting it around corners and light fixtures, should there be any. It can also be installed on top of an existing surface, removing the need to pay for the removal of one ceiling to install another.
Stretch ceilings are also extremely customisable and are as memorable as floor-to-tile bathrooms. A printed ceiling bathroom stands out as something has a signature aesthetic, whether it is your own or another client’s space. The high-quality printed stretch ceilings ensure that it maintains its believability. The limitations are endless and can even be in 3D. If your design, personality and uniqueness is your goal, stretch ceilings ensure that it lasts, all without the hassle of conventional bathrooms.
Taking a bath under the stars doesn’t mean that long, expensive vacations in isolated areas or other countries. It can be at the comfort of your own home, in your own bathroom, at your own time.
Stretch ceilings can create a space where you can relax instead of worrying about the maintenance and moisture inherent in bathrooms.
Laqfoil is the leading North American manufacturer and installer of stretch ceilings, bringing the product from its European origins to the North American market in 2010, including Canada. Laqfoil has worked in both residential and commercial projects, delivering Canada and US-certified ceilings without the hassle of upkeep and with all the comfort of knowing that this is a worthy – and visually-appealing – investment for your ceiling needs.
With years of knowledge, experience and expertise, bathroom ceiling ideas for your next renovation can be as easy as meeting with us and discussing prices and installation.
Visit Laqfoil for more information and to get more out of your bathroom ceiling design with stretch ceilings.