Today there are many varieties of decorative ceiling systems.One of the best options rather considered to be a suspended ceiling Armstrong - made with their own hands, which successfully fit into the modern interiors.
features and advantages of Armstrong ceilings
Such clearance more common in offices, commercial premises and different buildings, administrative centers.
Often, however, the owners are also mounted in their own homes Suspended ceilings Armstrong, because of aesthetic appeal and ease of care.And it's not just these advantages, fireproof tile design, they are much easier to install than drywall, they are very durable and look great.
plate material moisture resistant.Communication systems and lighting is also much easier to arrange in the construction of this type.
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What you need to work
If you decide to do in your house or apartment ceilin
Tools and materials
- Cut Circular Saw - Bulgarian.
- level, it is better if it is a laser.
- Shears for metal.
- marker or pencil.
- Construction goats.
- profile section.
- suspension, specially designed for this type of ceiling.
- Ceiling tiles.
- cord liner electricity.
As mentioned above, the Armstrong-type ceiling mount is much easier than analogues.First of all, you need to determine at what distance the structure will be located on the main ceiling.
This largely depends on the location and size of lighting fixtures, as well as on the presence of alarms or other devices between them.The starting point can be called measurement areas and count the number of necessary materials.
So, first doing the following operations:
- Measure the perimeter of the room. length room in this case is multiplied by two and the width - too.For example, if your room has a size of 3 × 5 meters, it is done following step: 2 + 3 × 2 × 5 = 16.Hence, the length of the carrier (Main Profile) shall be 16 meters.However, no harm will purchase them with a small margin, in the event of a marriage or a failed installation.
- calculate the area of the main ceiling. the example of a 3 × 5 meters, multiply one another - that is, 3 × 5 = 15 meters.This means that you will need 15m2 of starting material.As a result, consumption of materials to get the room: you need to purchase a minimum of 15 square meters of tiles.
- Besides supporting profile, you will need an extra. This is the one to which will be attached and suspended ceiling Armstrong as the designer of the cassette.The fact that the plates of this type have standard dimensions of 60 × 60 cm, however, than the main ones you need additional strap.
- Experts say that ceilings of this type does not necessarily have a perfectly smooth ceiling of the main .However, it is worth noting that the maximum adhere to the correct plane still stands.For this you need a laser level, and with which you can achieve quite smooth arrangement design.
- T-shaped profile is called the main , that is - one that is fixed on the perimeter walls at intervals of 1m 20 cm between each other.The fact that, given the dimensions of the ceiling panels, intermediate profiles mounted two on each hanger.
- suspension for ceiling Armstrong, too, appear in a special way. On the one hand he is something like a hook for clues, but on the other - the eye.Between them - a spring that is able to adjust the ratio of the suspended ceiling and the ground.
- to render the number of suspensions you need to do basic arithmetic. Based on the fact that the need for every 10m2 2 main and 15 cross-bearing elements, we can draw conclusions about the entire ceiling area.Since the suspension ceiling Armstrong has a special shape, you will need to take into account the nuances of each attachment plate.
Tiled material is selected according to your taste.It is a pattern, and without.You can combine so well thought out design, or refer to specialists.Do not forget to check the certificate of quality products.Material recommended to buy with a small margin, as the possible marriage and cropping.
Tip!If you make a suspended ceiling with his hands, it is desirable to expand the first plate on the floor.It matches the size of the ceiling, and you will see that then have to adjust the top.
- In most cases, the edges of the ceiling will have to trim elements.It is desirable to do it along the walls, and always symmetrical.Because if there are shortcomings even in subtle places - they will be visible.That is why you need to carefully calculate all before installation.
- With tracer get the center of the ceiling.Accurate data is very important, therefore, very desirable to make a preliminary drawing of the future construction.This will help distribute the plate with the maximum precision and accuracy.
- Basic profiles are fastened to the walls around the perimeter, if made false ceilings type Armstrong, consider the gap between basic and decorative ceiling, as there should be fit lamps and other communication you need, up to the signaling and fire alarm system.On average, the gap is 15 - 20 cm, so if you nizkopotolochnoe structure, and consider the difference.
- note that eyeliner all communications must be made before all the components will be installed suspended ceiling.That is - the wiring and other communications are fixed in advance.
- Basically, decorative ceiling of this type is easy to perform, on the basis of a simple explanation.However, instructions relating to the suspended ceiling: there is a video on our website, we recommend you view it to be completely confident in their actions.
- In the process, you will realize that, in fact, the construction of the suspended ceiling is so simple that a designer who just need to properly assemble.After attaching the main bearing profiles, which, as mentioned above, are mounted on the perimeter of the walls and the liner all communications, it is time to mount additional brackets.
- After all the measurements and installation of the main unit, it is necessary to attach additional brackets, which are mounted and decorative tiles.Corners are fixed at the beginning, then, they install suspensions.
- When the frame to the ceiling hanging Armstrong is ready, set raster fixtures, in their places of pre-assembly frame strengthen further suspensions.After the lights will be in place, you can begin the installation of the tiles.
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Attention!Plates enough Mark, laying them on the frame to produce clean gloves.If the elements of the ceiling contains a drawing at their installation follow the correct image.
an appropriate place to lay tile lamps is not necessary.Along the perimeter of the cell battens usually smaller.In these places cut the tiles, and then stacks them in their cells.Then proceed to the installation of the remaining plates.
As you can see from the article, how to make yourself Armstrong ceiling is quite simple, as long as follow the instructions to install them.
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