modern choice of finishing materials for repair enables wonder there are so many solutions for repair.
Among the most popular suspension systems include Armstrong, which is used everywhere: in apartments, country houses, stores, office buildings.
If your priority is to repair the practicality finish and ease of installation, it is precisely these qualities and has a ceiling tile Armstrong, which does not require pre-finish ceiling.
Armstrong - metal ceiling constructed from modern materials, easy to fit into many interiors.In order to make you understand what properties it has, it will be described in all the advantageous side of tile system.
- main advantage of this ceiling is that it allows you to hide communications from prying eyes .
This leaves full access to everything that is in a suspended ceiling: this quality does not have no type of decoration.
- For installation requires no additional work to the ceiling: the removal of rust stains, cleaning and leveling.
is enough to seal the cracks and that it is for everyone's integrity, which does not affect the reliability of structures.
- ceiling tile installation can be performed alone, without specialists, with installation time you spend no more than if it came to whitewash or paint the ceiling.
- Metal plates will serve you long and reliable - to deform this product quite difficult.
Features tile ceiling
metal ceilings Armstrong did not restrict the consumer in the colors and forms, there are dozens of different colors (there will always be a necessary option) and invoices, the surface can be: smooth, perforated, with a picture and be embossed.
Another unique feature of metal tiles is the ability to combine the main light with extra illumination .This will require purchase several perforated plates and set them on the ceiling in places where the hidden lights.
For greater romance, various colors of lighting.
Tools required for installation
- perforator and a drill.
- hammer or mallet.
- Scissors on metal and stationery knife.
- screws and dowels.
With high ceilings require scaffolding or a ladder.
First of all, just before installing the ceiling, you should use the advice of professionals:
- Use instead of the usual hangers - spoke on springs: it allows to adjust the height profiles.
- preliminary marking the ceiling will help to calculate the amount of material to be used: 9-10 square meters.m. leaves two carrier profiles and about 15 transverse.
- Perform all work with hidden wiring and communications in advance.Though hardware damage is hard enough, one awkward movement and the integrity of the frame can be broken - hangers still have a little error.
- Tiles of metal durable, but buy a few spare pieces, anything can happen: deep scratches or dents on the surface, or can simply be short.
Stage One - Marking
most important step in installing the ceiling.
The entire process should take place in the following sequence:
- first step is marked by the horizontal position of the future ceiling.Minimum offset from the base of 15 centimeters.
- middle of the ceiling should be extinct from this point, every 120 cm additional lines should be celebrated.From the central points are also marked tags suspensions: at a distance of 90 cm along the rim.
important that aluminum ceiling Armstrong requires precision from the markup, otherwise, all the tiles and the profile can not come together, will require the dismantling of suspensions and Partitioning.
Step Two - nooks and suspensions
on marked horizontal lines, primarily assembled corners.For this enough screws and dowels 0,3h40 mm - load them little or no will not.
Why is it necessary to begin with corners?Because the suspension should not be below the level at which the secured area.
Suspensions are attached to the ceiling and they require more substantial anchors, since the main burden will fall exactly on the mount.
Step Three - Installation profiles
After all hangers are ready, you can begin to assemble the frame structure.
- First set rail profile.
For your information, the system does not collect all at once, but gradually.By installing a few guides, go to the next step.So the workflow will proceed without unnecessary gaps.
- Connect rail transverse profile: every 60 centimeters.
- In those places where the lights are installed, you must perform additional hardware hangers.
- In cases where the length of the profile is not enough, you can deliver the right size with a special lock.He is on all profiles Armstrong.
Important: edge guides should fit snuggle and lie on the horizontal angles.
Stage Four - Final
Once the frame ceiling obtain a clean and reliable, it is required to go to the last step - installation of fixtures and tile.
- Start the installation process with lamps for suspended ceilings, it will be convenient to connect them.
- After finishing work with lighting fixtures proceed with the laying of metal tiles: start the process from any wall, laying one row.
- Joints ceiling and walls are sealed ceiling moldings: polyurethane or plastic.Thus, it is possible to hide all irregularities and cracks.
any ceiling demands for a withdrawal: the aluminum ceiling Armstrong and unique that it can be washed by any means.Although it will be enough just wipe with a damp cloth: Metal does not attract dust and dirt on its surface.
That's all you need to know about installing Armstrong suspension system with their own hands.Instructions will help all those who want to save on workers and to make repairs on their own.