Pros and Cons of a Stretch Ceiling

We all know that home improvement is a dusty, costly, and exhausting business. Moreover, revamping the interior involves serious decision-making. For example, is it worth installing a stretch ceiling, or is it better to leave well enough alone? It appears that everyone has already succumbed to this hot trend.

However, few people know about the disadvantages of stretch ceilings, which negate all their pros. Today, Cook It will share with you the experience of a woman who removed the stretch ceiling in her kids’ bedroom and couldn’t be happier about her choice.

Pros of Stretch Ceilings

At first, the author was excited to cover her old ceiling with a stretch ceiling. She and her husband did extensive research and singled out the following advantages:

  • manufacturers give a stretch ceiling a several-year warranty
  • the materials are durable, promising a service life of more than twenty years
  • stretch ceilings look elegant and aesthetically pleasing
  • in case of flooding, they retain some of the water, and you can restore them easily
  • they are easy to clean and maintain
  • installation and dismantling does not take much time
  • the odor from the materials should disappear within 1–2 days

Cons of Stretch Ceilings

However, within a week after installation, the author regretted her choice. Here are less obvious disadvantages that came with her new stretch ceiling:

  • the persistent smell of rubber continued to linger in the room after seven days
  • the air became very dry
  • due to the polluted air, the dust began to stick to the rubber
  • it is impossible to thoroughly clean the ceiling with a mop

Due to the air in the room becoming dry after stretch ceiling installation, her children started to feel unwell. They had particularly bad headaches in the morning, and the quality of their sleep deteriorated. Interestingly, their humidifier did not seem to increase the humidity level at all. Therefore, the couple decided to test the possibility of quick dismantling and got rid of the stretch ceiling in 10 minutes.

If you’re a happy owner of a home with stretch ceilings, and they work great for you — way to go! It goes to show that what one sees as convenient, another would view as disadvantageous. Regardless, we hope you’ve found this article useful. If so, please share it with your friends — they’ll appreciate the info.


I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

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