Available Rail Profiles

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Newmat rails are made of either PVC or aluminum extruded material. They are cut and secured to the perimeter of your application using various types of anchors chosen according to the material nature of the existing wall, ceiling, or subframing to which they will attach.

Rails can be chosen according to aesthetic needs, technical requirements, curving abilities, and accessibility demands. For your choice of available rails, click on any of the types listed below.

For more technical data, go to the Professionals menu. 

Chosing the right rail for your application should always take into consideration the access requirements for maintenance, functionality, and most importantly aesthetics.  Most rails attach to a substructure framing typically supplied by others based on the design intent.  Other rails can be used to form free standing shapes that can be supported independently from the existing ceiling/wall and applied to many interior decorative aspects including clouds and partitions.

Concealed Rails
  - Concealed rail systems are installed above the ceiling elevation being hidden by the stretched membrane.  There is typically roughly 1/4” gap between edge of membrane and wall (perimeter).


Double Rails - Double rail systems are typically used to join two membranes, either in a transitional change or to create a break in the ceiling to distribute weight (minimizing ceiling deflection).


Tube Rails - Tube rails can be used on designs that require a more structurally stable frames.  Many of the tube rails have a specific function and were designed around particular details.  Most of the applications are for suspended clouds or long spans of stretch where deflection of the framing due to membrane tension is a concern.


Visible Rails - Visible rails can easily be seen at the perimeter and at junctions where membranes meet.  Visible rails have been engineered to be easily accessible making them perfect for ceilings requiring frequest access.  This will help to extend the life of the membrane during the frequent removal/installation process.