Repair ceiling makes a person think, too was the huge construction market, which offers many different options.By asking the question than to sheathe the ceiling, people often think about what I would like to use something that is still not so popular, but it would look unusual and stylish.
Alcantara - a modern material
To make it easier to understand what is Alcantara, give a full description of the material.
Alcantara is made from the finest polyester fiber. The manufacturing process is covered by polyurethane.The inner side of the material being processed sandpaper , which gives the fabric a silk luster and sense of suede.
Where to use?
The most common purpose of the material - interior automotive interior .It was there that Alcantara has been recognized and has received wide popularity.But it is by no means limited to its use in other areas, for example, for hauling furniture or in the production of clothing, Well - headlining.
As has been said above - Alcantara treated "plastic» , which runs a special chemical treatment.It is a process and gives all the properties of the fabric, it possesses:
- Softness - Alcantara is more elastic than natural leather.Therefore, the material is easy to bind different items of irregular shapes.
- pleasant to the touch - touching this fabric can imagine that this is some kind of natural material, but not created with polyurethane.
- Durability - virtually wiped over many years of operation.In the case of a ceiling at home - it is not at all safe.
- durability - materials for the headliner to be reliable, because their value does not allow a year to repair, what, in fact, Alcantara and enjoy.
That's the answer to the question "What hem ceiling?" Independently and without the use of special tools.However, it should be noted that in order to become your Alcantara ceiling, will have to spend series of preparatory works.
Without that it is impossible to start the workflow?- Correctly, without tools .
Here is a list of necessary tools to help the ceiling sheathe:
- drill and hammer - if the ceiling is wooden, the drill will be enough, if the ceiling is concrete, the use of the punch required.
- screwdriver - screwdrivers to work hard and slow, so the use of power tools to speed up the repair process.
- Hammer and mallet - «the best of friends" in the issue of "better sheathe ceiling?".
- Fasteners : nails, screws and dowels.
After the apartment has all the tools to do purchase construction material , which is useful for the headliner:
- wooden beams or metal profiles - and both are necessary for fixing the design, sohave to choose yourself the difference as such - no.
Important!Wooden beams - heavier materials, plus everything, eventually they rot.
- chipboard, MDF or plasterboard - a list of materials, which will be applied Alcantara.The better the hem ceiling - everyone's business, someone would be cheaper installation DSP, another pleasant and easier to work with plasterboard.
Attention!GCR is the easiest material from the list, but also the most fragile.
Remember!Once the ceiling is lined with - access to communications and wiring will not : try to do everything to advance the conscience.
Read also the article on decorating the ceiling with modern materials.
Any repair begins with the preparation of the surface to be repaired and finish.
ceiling - requires the most attention than other parts of the house.
- should start with the removal of old finishing materials from the surface.
This is not due to the fact that they can influence the way to headlining lost their integrity - it is important for the longevity of the ceiling and fasteners.
Tip!In cases where the ceiling has fungus or rusty spot , you should use import tools to help remove harmful microorganisms.
- After the surface has been tipped, it requires align and seal cracks and holes .
Attention!Application putty will help solve problems with defects ceiling.
Finally, you can start markup ceiling for load-bearing profiles - the basis of design.Use the known dimensions of materials and repels them: the distance between the profiles / timbers should be no more than the width of the sheets of particle board or drywall .
Read also about the stained-glass ceiling.
Before sew ceiling Alcantara required to sheathe his material, which will be attached tissue.
- If you use chipboard and MDF , you should use screws with countersunk head, after installation they are not sticking out through the fabric or pre-Zenk holes.
- joints should be smooth - any irregularity can be released.
- Fasteners - the most important thing in any case, so he should be given special attention.
So we got to the point when you want to answer the question of how to hem ceiling.
There are several ways that you can use, depending on what you want to get in the end:
- sheathing fabric ceiling possible after fixing it to the carcass material: pull on a piece of particle board or drywall, and the back sideshoot staples or nails to break.The disadvantage of this method - ceiling is not solid , it will consist of several components.
- alter ceiling Alcantara help and adhesive fabric : Apply for pre-finished frame and the back of the material and carefully smoothing press.Alone, to do this will not work: better work together to carry out , to stick the fabric evenly.
- can nail the fabric to the frame nails : the perimeter of the fabric breaks Tolev nails, and in the central part of the ordinary.The disadvantage of this method - if the light Alcantara, all cloves will show off the ceiling, as a "star".
Tip!It is better to use a miniature carnations with colorful hats: you can emphasize the dark ceiling with silver studs or beige fabric gold alloy caps.
- There is an option and tape : Tape applied to the fabric and ceiling.Durability is not guaranteed, but it is easy to remove the material without damaging it.
- easiest way - punch stapler .This option is not too aesthetic, because the braces are too noticeable.
- Alcantara can pull - so will suede suspended ceiling.
- How hem ceiling without seams?- use web material , but then the installation process will be more difficult, and the cost of fabric in rolls slightly higher.
- If you suddenly need drilled ceiling with cloth , you should use a vacuum cleaner to swarf and dust do not remain under the "chamois."
- Installation work should be carried out in a room at a temperature of over 15 degrees .
- Alcantara is not afraid of moisture , but it never misses: Insulate the ceiling from possible leaks.
- Before you sew the ceiling, spend all wires : in the future to get to them and make extra lamp will be impossible.
Service fabric ceiling
Unlike the stretch ceiling, Alcantara is not afraid of physical contact, and quite tolerant of cleaning agents, so the choice of removing mud stains and grime is quite wide.
better wash it with a cloth or a soft sponge , which will not scratch the surface.
Conclusion Now that you know how to create unusual interior of the apartment and what you can sheathe the ceiling, using only means available.
See also article about decorative ceilings.