About whether it is possible to use plastic in a residential building, there are two polar opinions. Some argue that this material is a danger to human health and violates the correct living conditions in the house. Others consider plastic completely harmless and quite suitable for use in residential premises. Before you make a plastic ceiling, it is worth studying all the qualities of the material used.
Understanding this issue in more detail, then all opinions “against” plastic do not stand up to any criticism. In particular, it is immediately worth remembering that a huge number of plastic products are used in everyday life – and they are used not only in industrial sectors, but also in medicine and in the food industry. Various items made of plastic in large quantities are found in bathrooms, kitchens and in living quarters, where plastic is represented by almost every household appliance. One of the advantages is that you can make a suspended ceiling with your own hands from PVC panels, since this work is not complicated.
Plastic itself is a monolithic material without any cracks, gaps and pores. This quality suggests that it does not create favorable conditions for the development of bacteria and other microorganisms. Of course, in the presence of a nutrient medium, bacteria can multiply on the surface of the plastic – but in this case, you can get rid of them with an ordinary cloth soaked in soapy water or a disinfectant compound. An indirect sign of the bacteriological safety of plastic products is the fact that they are approved for use in medical institutions.
The second argument of opponents of plastic parts is high flammability. At first glance, it may seem that this is justified – plastic begins to burn actively at temperatures above +360 degrees. But this argument, when studying the issue in detail, cannot be called a disadvantage of plastic – for example, wood fiber boards catch fire at a temperature of +250 degrees, i.e. the threshold of their ignition is much lower. In addition, an open flame is dangerous not only in itself, but also because of the smoke that is released in the process – and in this indicator, plastic bypasses its closest competitors, releasing 50% less smoke when burning.
The last imaginary drawback of plastic products is considered to be complete tightness. And this factor can also be ignored – the design of the ceiling is rarely completely sealed, so there will still be minimal air exchange. Both in private houses and in apartments, the issue of ventilation is solved very simply – in opposite parts of the ceiling, one grille is built in, each of which gives the ceiling the opportunity to “breathe”. In addition, by installing a suspended ceiling made of plastic in rooms with high humidity (bathrooms and kitchens), ventilation will have to be done necessarily, regardless of the material of manufacture of the ceiling and the type of housing.