Stretch Ceilings and Popcorn Removal Alternative in New York
Are you living in one of the thousands of buildings with concrete or popcorn ceilings in New York, and lacking adequate overhead lighting? Many buildings in NY were built before 1980, which means they are highly likely to have asbestos. While there are millions of square feet of textured ceilings in NY State, there are only two well-known solutions for getting rid of that popcorn ceiling:
- Cover popcorn ceiling with drywall, tape, and paint it.
- Scrape popcorn ceiling paint, skim-coat, and paint the ceiling.
If you’ve come to our site, you’ve probably discovered the well-known issues with these two methods. Asbestos in popcorn ceilings compounds the cost of removing the ceiling paint. The cost of asbestos remediation in New York can reach tens of thousands of dollars.
Even if your ceiling is asbestos-free, the process is still extremely invasive and messy. Popcorn ceiling removal involves moving all the furniture and covering all the walls, floors and cabinets. Most textured ceilings have to be sprayed before they can be scrapped. Plastering and skim coating also require time for each coat to dry before getting sanded, which produces massive amounts of dust.
Lastly, but most importantly, both methods (scraping and covering popcorn ceiling with drywall) do absolutely nothing to improve the overhead lighting situation in your home or apartment. Even after the nightmare of scraping popcorn ceiling, you’re going to be left without the desired lighting in your living space. How is that for a quality of life?
You are probably familiar with this common issue in condos: you are not allowed to channel into the concrete slab to run the wiring, therefore you can’t install modern recessed lighting or any other type of overhead lights. Channeling into the concrete slab is prohibited in most buildings because it weakens the slab. Most apartment owners with concrete textured ceilings have been stuck with the original lighting layout from since the day the building was built.
Luckily, we can offer you a gorgeous modern solution: installing a stretch ceiling just one inch below the existing concrete/popcorn ceiling will allow you to do two things: 1) encapsulate the ugly popcorn ceiling without potentially disturbing asbestos in it and 2) in this one inch space, we can run the wires on the surface of the concrete and install low-profile LED recessed lights (or any other type of pendant lighting you desire) anywhere in your apartment!
Advantages of Stretch Ceiling
A stretch fabric ceiling system can be one of the most important investments you can make in your home. This architectural ceiling system is a solution which removes major limitations of the building’s pre-existing condition. Our customers, their designers, and architects have high standards for craftsmanship, functionality, high-value and excellent customer service.
Our clients enjoy the following benefits:
- High-gloss PVC membrane or matte fabric finish available.
- Cleanest installation and least invasive solution.
- Time-saving: takes ½ the time compared to traditional methods.
- Cost saving: safely encapsulates asbestos popcorn ceiling.
- LED recessed ceiling lighting for apartments with concrete ceilings.
- Seamless, smooth finish, comparable to drywall.
- All fabrics are hydrophobic and mildew resistant. Recommended for bathrooms, saunas, hot yoga studios, swimming pools, or moist basements.
- Your investment is protected by a Lifetime Guarantee.
Popcorn Ceiling Solution has several installation partners in the New York area. We have been installing stretch fabric ceilings in New York and across North America since 2006. Our professional installers are experienced craftsmen of the trade.
You can forever avoid popcorn ceiling scraping, popcorn ceiling repair, and the most costly asbestos popcorn ceiling remediation if you contact us right now.
We will also work with your architect and designer to integrate modern LED lighting options within the stretch fabric ceiling. Shop drawings and mockups are available upon request.
To go over our New York ceiling services in greater detail, please give us a call at (201) 691-7271 for an over-the-phone consultation and a free quote!