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August 12, 2017 18:06

Comparison of tension and plasterboard ceiling

Comparison of tension and plasterboard ceiling

When the time to repair the apartment comes to decide which is better stretch ceiling or plasterboard, unfamiliar with these materials to the consumer can be difficult.

And he and the other material is widely represented in the Russian market and are suitable for decoration of all rooms: do any of them can be in the hallway, bathroom or any other room of the apartment.

Stretch ceilings and surfaces of the drywall have their advantages and disadvantages, but in general we can not say that some of them are much inferior to the other on performance or design characteristics, so choose the material for your apartment should be based primarilyall of the features of space and design of the rooms, which is already present in your home.

In this article we analyze the main characteristics of both models and compare them, and then you will be able to choose which option is best to look at your apartment.

Performance and installation

ceilings Pros and cons of different types should be considered, based on the room in which they are installed.

So, for the best bathroom ceilings will go, becausethey are resistant to moisture and can retain a certain amount of water, if you suddenly flood the neighbors.


This fabric is not deformed, the accumulated water can be removed on their own or with the help of wizards and ceiling repairs would be required.

If water leaks onto the web of drywall, it will ruin not only his, but also get on the walls and floor and ceiling cloth will not be repaired - will only be replaced.

According lifetime plasterboard ceilings and stretched canvas are almost identical.

claimed in the first period of operation - up to 15 years, the second - about 10 years, but it is likely that a small repair may be required before the expiry of this period.

In the case of the ceiling of plasterboard repair is required.

If you pick up the material to cover the ceiling of an unheated room, such as a balcony or loggia, the only suitable ceiling for this, becausehe is indifferent to temperature changes and does not deform even at sub-zero temperatures.

By contrast, drywall loses its elastic properties are already at zero degrees, and if the temperature is lower than -10, the coating is completely deformed, lose their properties and will have to change.

In both types of ceilings of fire resistance identical: although the material over time, lose their original properties, but do not light up.

It is also important how many places take cover in the room.

In this regard, the construction of plasterboard explicitly loss - after installation of the ceiling in your room is below at least 10 cm, and if the structure is layered, then even more.


Stretch ceilings are quite snug against the base coat, and reduce the room for no more than 5 cm

Therefore, if the ceiling in the room and so low, burdening them, choosing the material of plasterboard, is clearly not worth it..

If you want to make the built-in lights, then both types of material this is done quite simply.

Stretch ceilings reliably hide the wiring, and for spotlighting they are fitted with special elements, which are inserted into the canvas.

have such lamps is not more complicated than ordinary light bulbs.

the same way it is with the suspension design - lighting is easily installed and wiring is quite possible to hide inside the structure, so according to the equivalent properties of materials.

Speaking of installation, the ceilings set is much more difficult - it needs to attract professionals who not only install the web, but also pre-render it.

However, there is a plus: you can leave the room all the furniture, and pollution in the form of dust and debris will be minimal.

This is not to say about the false ceilings - from them is a lot of debris, so it is best to remove the furniture and the room need to clean after.

This installation of the ceiling drywall is much easier, you can make it on their own without the involvement of specialists, simply by using the instructions.

By setting the speed benefit ceilings - specialists will install them in the same day, and go for it, most likely, not more than 4 hours.

To make plasterboard, take a few days, and the period depends on your skills and area of ​​the room, but as a rule, it will not be less than 2 days.For multi-level ceiling may well take longer.

Design, maintenance and the cost of

By its design properties plasterboard ceilings and stretch to compare difficult becauseboth of them may look very different, and it depends on your own preferences and the room in which to do the ceiling.

example, gypsum board is very easy to create three-dimensional designs that will help to make a totally unique design that can not be found any more in one apartment.


Multilevel ceilings equally well look in the hallway, in the kitchen or in any room, provided that the size and height of the ceilingsufficient.

ceilings made of plasterboard can be of different colors, so, for example, in the hallway, you can make a regular white matt ceiling in a room to focus on the color and make it pink or green.

You may want to put on the harness design and drawing - for that, you can invite a specialist or use special patterns, with which you can apply drawing.

only thing is inferior to the suspended ceiling - a variety of forms.Most often it is just flat, but it has a design advantage.

Such a coating can be glossy - it reflects light and visually increase the space of the room, which can be very important, for example, to the hallway.

While coating of drywall can only be frosted.


Possibility of printing - another plus stretch ceiling.

You can choose a ready-made picture from a catalog or apply your own - this ceiling will look impressive in the bedroom or in the same corridor, if it is to fit into the general concept of premises.

Compared ceiling for maintenance, the material of the drywall needs it much more.Actually, cleaning the dust needs as well as the wall or floor.

In addition, over time, you may need to repair it: for example, if the filler in the joints gets going - it happens quite often.

In this case it is necessary to replace the putty, as well as re-paint the surface, which is costly and time consuming.

However, if properly care for the surface, the coating of plasterboard can safely serve its stated term - 10 years without any maintenance.

Stretch ceilings require much less care - sometimes enough to wipe them with a dry sponge or rag.

In this lifetime they can often far exceed the declared 15 years, and, according to some experts, even reaching 50.


price of the material can vary considerably depending on the end device type ceiling.

Keep in mind that in the installation of the ceiling of plasterboard can save and install it yourself, so while the suspended ceiling can be more expensive to attract specialists for its installation as a result of the price will level or even make it above.

can draw the following conclusion, which is better to make the ceiling in his house: for small spaces such as a hallway or apartments with low ceilings better to choose ceilings, asnot only do they take up less space, but also can visually enlarge it.

traction coating well as in cases, if you live under a roof, or simply there is a high probability of leakage, and if in building high humidity.

If you need access to this ceiling, the only appropriate mounted canvases, and to cover areas with large temperature differences can only be used tensile structures.


If you want maximum life cover, andYou do not want to think about the care and maintenance - choose ceilings, though their installation and be much more expensive, but they are almost guaranteed to last for longer.

If desired, you can combine the two in a flat surface and select, for example, hallway ceiling plasterboard, placed in the middle of stretched canvas.

This option originally fit into the interior, and in part will have properties of both coatings.