Choose quality and at the same time beautiful ceiling coverings for rooms in the apartment is not as easy as it might initially seem.The choice is complicated by the fact that the range of coatings and types of ceiling systems in today's realities is enormous, while standing options among them not so much.
In this article we describe most popular methods and materials for finishing the ceiling in the apartment , on the basis of their characteristics will try to analyze which ones and under what conditions should be used.
Traditional methods of finishing ceilings
first consider the traditional ceiling coverings:
- whitewash. is a ceiling treatment with lime or chalk with a solution that makes the surface of the snow-white.However, to achieve a decent result Ceiling base requires careful preparation - preliminary alignment with plaster, putty, primer.
The advantages of such a finish can be attributed low cost side, as well as ease , in fact, the process of whitewashing.Lack whitewash the ceiling is in labor training base, the short-lived lifespan - up to 2 years, the need for reliable protection of other surfaces in the process of finishing.
- painting. ceiling paint coating technology close to the whitewashed ceiling, but at the same time as the materials made use of various kinds of ceiling paint.In contrast to the whitewash, paint the ceiling can be virtually any color and shade.The advantages of painting are practicality, low cost and ease of finishing .Disadvantages are also approximately the same as that of the ceiling whitewash.Read a more detailed article on how to paint the ceiling.
- Paperhanging .
This technology has several features:
- Stucco is performed using a special ceiling wallpaper , characterized by greater strength compared to conventional wallpaper and have a neutral light color.Texture ceiling wallpaper made such that it can hide minor flaws and irregularities of the ceiling foundation.
- Substrate for gluing a little less stringent than in the first case, but at the same time the process finishes more complicated and time-consuming.
- advantage of finishing the ceiling wallpaper is cheap, very attractive and diverse appearance , but the disadvantage - complexity of high-quality finishes.
adhesive coating for ceilings
ceiling coverings of this type are bonded to the surface of the square or rectangular ceiling tiles (polystyrene).Reason for finishing can be quite varied - wood, concrete, plaster, brick .In any case, you need training base , consisting in a thorough cleaning and primer before gluing boards.
plates can have various relief drawings and, in addition, available in a variety of colors.
Tip!We recommend to pay attention to the ceiling plates, made wood or natural stone .They fit perfectly into the interior of the kitchen or bathroom, and they will become a decoration.
Paving Ceiling pretty easy to assemble, suitable for repairing and improves the sound insulation of the ceiling .At the same time prepare the surface for finishing with tiles should also be the case, even though the coating, and can hide the smallest unevenness of the ceiling.
In addition, it is difficult to perceive finishing ceiling tiles as a whole, as between the elements are always visible joints and seams.
Read also the article about the merits of the ceiling cassette Albes.
the question of what to cover the ceiling in the apartment, the answer may be the so-called suspension structures .They are also divided into several types, the most popular of which we are now briefly describe.
Features plasterboard ceilings are as follows:
- With the drywall can be collected ceiling structure virtuallyany configuration and complexity .The basis for such a ceiling is frame , collected from a metal profile.On the frame and subsequently installed drywall.
- drywall coating for ceiling mounted easy, relatively cheap and allows the construction of multi-level ceiling structures.
Tip!The most complex configuration plasterboard ceiling difficult to implement with their own hands.In addition, the material is afraid of water, in case of flood, require the repair of such a ceiling.Therefore, when choosing the coating necessarily weigh all «pros" and "cons".
Read also the article about the design features multi-level ceiling of plasterboard.
coffered ceiling Suspended ceiling cassette type consist of special cassettes (plates) , usually made of plastics, aluminum or steel.Surface cassette usually can be decorated with different texture and color.
apply coffered ceiling in cases when it is necessary to ensure easy access to communications in the ceiling void.At the same time, cover the ceiling cassette have little weight, easy to clean (easy to clean), resistant to temperature changes.
striking example coffered ceiling is a ceiling covering Armstrong , widely used in offices and other public institutions.Among the shortcomings
coffered ceiling can be identified low level of sound insulation and relatively high cost.
Rack coatings can be a good solution for finishing compact rooms with high humidity, such as in bathrooms and kitchens .Collect lath ceilings of thin aluminum or steel plates coated with a protective lacquer layer.Color variations are also quite extensive - it may imitation gold-plated, chrome or mirrored surfaces, or else any other standard tone.
slatted cover on the ceiling, among other things, quite durable, easy to install and allows you to create the design of any complexity.
With all this careless handling of Coated fraught deformation of thin plates and the loss of the appearance of the ceiling.
Stretch ceiling coverings in everyday use today are popular, perhaps more than any other one.Carry them out of thin but extremely strong PVC or tissue canvases .Ceilings available in a wide range of color and texture .However, their perfectly flat ceiling surface gives an extra refinement.
stretch ceiling with all its beauty is quite practical - not afraid of water, does not burn, vysokoprochen and durable.
Among the shortcomings can be identified relatively high cost of such coverage since its installation requires the use of special equipment and involvement of qualified specialists.
So we figured out what you can cover the ceiling in the household and other conditions, and using which technology, as well as what are the advantages and disadvantages of a ceiling covering.
Hopefully, you will be able to learn a favor from our brief review, and ceiling coverings in your apartment, home or office will be able to please not only you but also your guests.