Covering a Popcorn Ceiling: A Popular Design Choice

During the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, popcorn ceilings were all the rage. Interior designers of the time installed popcorn ceilings as a way to differentiate textures between the walls and the ceiling. It was a popular method to break up a monotonous interior design. Unfortunately, textured ceilings weren’t as timeless as people hoped. Since the turn of the century, homeowners have increasingly looked for clean lines, smooth textures, and chic finishes to make their interior design pop. This means that outdated and dusty old popcorn ceilings have to go.

If you’re looking to update your interior décor and dread the look of your popcorn ceiling, there are two options you can consider.

Increase Home Value by Removing the Popcorn Ceiling

Removing your popcorn ceiling is a decision that can both improve the interior design of your home and provide the added benefit of increasing its value. However, it’s important to explore all your options before taking this step. Popcorn ceiling removal is a tedious and costly process that involves dampening the material with water and scraping it off by hand. This is not only a time-consuming procedure, but it will also release a massive amount of dust into your home. The second reason is a cautionary one:  there may be hidden dangers lurking in your textured ceiling.

Asbestos in your Popcorn Ceiling

If your home was built before 1984, there is a real possibility your popcorn ceiling was constructed with the use of asbestos as one of the materials. Prior to the 1970’s, asbestos was a popular building material due to its electrical insulation and fire-resistant properties.

Even though Canada has banned the use of this material in 1979, recent studies have detected asbestos in buildings built much later. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material that can cause serious respiratory diseases, lung scarring, and cancer.

Due to the dangerous nature of this material, if you’re looking to go the route of having your popcorn ceiling removed, it is important to carefully collect a sample of the material and submit it to a laboratory for testing. If there is asbestos present, it is highly recommended that you contact a professional asbestos remediation company to safely remove your ceiling.

Covering Popcorn Ceilings: A Popular Choice

If you want to improve your home’s value and avoid any possible dangers of asbestos, you could consider covering your popcorn ceiling. If your popcorn ceiling is in good condition, and there is no crumbling or decay, it might be a candidate for the easier process of covering it up. You can attain the look of a flat, contemporary, and streamlined ceiling without going through the headache of having it professionally removed by installing a PVC stretch ceiling.

The Benefits of PVC Stretch Ceilings

PVC stretch ceilings are one of the quickest ways to improve the appearance of a home in need of a serious makeover. A properly installed stretch ceiling will be perfectly flat and seamless, regardless of the appearance and condition of the underlying surface. They are a perfect option for concealing old materials, piping, and wiring that may be present on the roof. PVC stretch ceilings also offer these benefits.

  • Fit for all applications: Rooms of all shapes and sizes, including bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
  • Easy to install: Professional installers can complete the process in under a day
  • Fully customizable: Stretch ceilings come in all colours and finishes. They can also feature patterns, custom artwork, and integrated lighting.
  • Compatible with any fixture: Easy to modify to accommodate any ceiling fixture, including ceiling fans, track lighting, integrated lighting, pendant lighting, and chandeliers.
  • Long lasting: PVC will remain beautiful and won’t deteriorate with time. It is durable, easy to clean, moisture resistant, and dust resistant.

If you’re looking into covering a popcorn ceiling, consider consulting a professional in the installation of PVC stretch ceilings. Installing a PVC stretch ceiling is an easier and safer way to update the look of your home while avoiding a messy demolition and removal process. The stretch ceilings professionals at AV Style can accommodate your needs and supply you with a ceiling that perfectly matches your desired aesthetic.

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