for Armstrong ceiling installation requires the purchase of components for the frame and cladding panels.Not to be mistaken with the amount you need to know how to calculate the ceiling Armstrong correctly.This will not overpay for ** ** surplus and at the same time, buy a sufficient quantity of material.

For the convenience of those who are going to set a ceiling on the websites of companies and sellers of construction companies placed a special online calculator at the ceiling Armstrong.You can use it, but you can make more precise calculations yourself.** You need to know the structure of these suspension systems.**

## Construction of ceilings Armstrong

This suspension system developed by the American company specializing in the production of tile materials.Armstrong Ceilings rapidly gained worldwide popularity due to its design, technical and operational characteristics, as well as an excellent external data.

These advantages include ease of installation and ** **, and ease of use ** **, and ** excellent heat and sound insulation characteristics **.And, of course, the ability to attach premises ** any color scheme **.

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### Suspension frame

To make the payment ceilings Armstrong, need to know, ** how the mounting frame **.

Its main elements:

- metal T-shaped guide profiles of length 3.7 m.
- cross sections 1.2m.
- longitudinal profiles 0.6 m long.
- Metal perimeter corners of length 30 m.
- adjustable hangers for mounting the frame to the supporting slab.

Along the perimeter of the room to the wall with dowels and screws ** ** fixed ** Area **.It ends parallel to each other are inserted into the guide profiles, which are hung from the ceiling to the anchor hangers.The distance between them is maintained ** 1200 mm.**

between a guide fastened ** transverse profiles ** increments between 600 mm ** **.As a result, it turns ** mesh cage **, the size of each cell which is ** 1200x600 mm **.These cells are divided in half along the long side of the longitudinal profiles form the whole area of square cells ** 600x600 mm **.This is the size of tiles Armstrong European standard.

reference.There veneer Armstrong American standard size 610h610 cm, requiring installation of a skeleton with the appropriate cells.But today they are not used.

Warning!Suspension from a ceiling mounted rail sections only.The distance between the suspensions of at least 1.2 m between the hanger and the wall - 0.6 m.

If the width of the room ** greater than 3.7 m **, the guide profile built up using ** tool joints at the ends **.If less - is cut to the desired length.Defining the consumption ceiling Armstrong, crop profiles should be considered as a whole.

### Facing

Facing plates depending on the frame or put in it inside or outside the snap.

as cladding can be used:

- mineral wool.
- mineralovoloknistye plate.
- gypsum boards.
- metal (steel or aluminum) plate.
- mirror plate.
- plates of acrylic glass.

Choice lining material impact on the final cost of the repair of the ceiling, but not on the number of plates, since they all have a standard size of 600x600 mm **.**

## How to calculate the amount of materials

### calculation using a calculator

** Calculator ceiling Armstrong ** to determine the required amount of material very quickly, without delving into the principle of his device.

To do this, you need the following information:

- ceiling area in square meters.
- perimeter of the ceiling in the meter.

Council.If the room has projections, niches, columns, they must be taken into account when determining the perimeter.

The data are approximate.For example, they do not include fixtures and air vents, which are inserted into the cells of the frame instead of tiles.Therefore, it is much more reliable to calculate manually.

### independent calculation

To accurately count the number of all the elements of the frame and cladding panels, you will need to draw a map of the installation of the ceiling ** ** scale.This would be easy, if you have carefully studied the description of its structure, as set out above.

on offer above about the scheme A and B are respectively the width and length of the ceiling.

A colored lines indicate the elements of the framework:

- Brown - trim the perimeter area.
- Red - guide profile 3700 mm.
- Blue - cross section 1200 mm.
- Green - longitudinal profile of 600 mm.

Mounting guide profiles suspensions indicated by black dots.

Knowing the dimensions A and B, you will be easy to calculate the necessary amount of all elements of design.A number of cells obtained will correspond to the number of tiles.

If you are too lazy to paint scheme, there is a formula for calculating the ceiling Armstrong for each element:

- number of ceiling tiles is calculated by the formula Sh2,78.
- number of guide profiles - Sh0,23.
- number of cross (1.2 m) and longitudinal (0.6 m) sections - Sh1,4.
- Number perimeter corners - R / 3.
- Number of suspensions - Sh0,7.

Important!If the slabs are laid on sound-absorbing materials, or if the ceiling will be mounted fixtures, and other equipment that increases the weight of the structure, the number of suspensions and should be increased.

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## Conclusion

Calculator ceiling Armstrong is very convenient when you need to perform calculations quickly.But if you want to save money and not to acquire excess material, better equip ordinary pencil and a calculator to make more precise calculations.

Read also the instructions for installation of the suspended ceiling.

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