The tension fabric today is recognized as an aesthetic, fashionable and practical element for ceiling decoration. At the same time, many are interested in whether stretch ceilings are not harmful to health, since very often the unpleasant smell scares the consumer. In order to understand this issue in detail, it is necessary to study what a modern stretch ceiling is made of and whether harmful fumes are released during operation.
First of all, it is worth considering the composition of the most common type stretch ceilings, which are made of PVC film. Most tensioning cloths consist of polyvinyl chloride, which is a polymer. This polymer is produced from:
These components, when heated strongly, can release harmful substances in large quantities, which means they are harmful to humans. It is also worth noting that this is only possible if you choose a low-quality film, the cost of which is too low. If we talk about a high-quality product from well-known manufacturers, then when it is heated there will be a very small amount of volatile chemicals, namely phenol and toluene. They can be harmful to health only in great concentration.
PVC has many advantages and positive aspects to consider when purchasing:
It is also worth noting that fabric stretch ceilings are no less popular nowadays. They are completely natural and environmentally friendly, so do not bear any harm to people.
In the modern world, polyvinyl chloride is used in many areas, especially in the manufacture of industrial goods. In accordance with international standards on the labels it is designated by the abbreviation PVC.
The ceilings emit a specific smell
Each person has his own opinion on innovative materials, so they add up to legends. Many of them have a negative characteristic. But in order to know exactly how harmful stretch ceilings, you need to get acquainted with the opinions of physicians.
To be completely sure of the quality of the product being purchased, carefully read the accompanying documentation: quality certificates, laboratory tests and technical indicators.
Odor can be observed after mounting
Basic The criterion that should be armed in studying the quality of the film is the smell. After installation, it will be mandatory, but, nevertheless, the smell and smell are different. Therefore, it is divided into three main categories.
It is rather difficult and even unrealistic to determine the degree of odor before mounting the ceiling structure. To avoid an unpleasant situation, loss of time and personal funds should be addressed only to trusted companies and organizations. These will be able to advise you to your colleagues, friends and relatives who have already become owners of the ceiling and were satisfied.
To receive compensation for the provision of poor-quality material, always ask the supplier of checks and other documents that confirm the purchase.
You can study this question for a very long time, each participant in the discussion will have his own opinion and stand on his own until the end. To resolve the dilemma about the dangers and benefits of stretch ceilings and take any side, you need to find out how the material behaves when heated.
As is well known, many materials are harmless themselves, but when the surface is heated, the structure can release harmful and dangerous pairs for the body. The same applies to polyvinyl chloride. So, after installation, a small smell very quickly disappears, but with the arrival of a hot and sultry summer, it is worth thinking about how the heat in the room will affect the material.
Odor occurs due to warming
According to the technical parameters and laboratory tests, PVC film is not subject to change up to 65ºС. If the ceiling surface is exposed to a higher temperature, then the harmful substances will become volatile and will spread around the perimeter of the room. Thus, a person who is present in the room at this moment will endanger himself. But who can just sit in a room with an air temperature of 70 ° C or more?
When installing the ceiling, specialists use a heat gun that warms the film to the required temperature to give it elasticity. Experts advise not to be in the room at this time.