Repairs made with their own hands, not only saves money, but also get real satisfaction.Always nice to know that you can do without any help to make your home beautiful and comfortable.
In this article you will learn how to install a suspended ceiling - detailed instructions will help you to thoroughly understand the process.
frames all suspended structures are mounted on a single technology. Some differences related to the type ceiling.It may be slatted or modular.
attention.Gypsum ceilings are also suspended, but in this article to talk about them, we will not, because the technology of their installation and decoration has already been described in other materials site.
Installation of modular suspended ceilings Installation frame
- Installing ceiling with his hands begins with the installation of wall angle profile. It is attached around the perimeter of the room on the walls of pre-made layouts.Line marking is applied by laser or water level, and the distance fromit to the lowest point of the base of the ceiling should not be less than the height of the valve recessed luminaires.
Mounting is performed using anchors, expansion bolts or screws - depending on the material of the walls. Step attachment 40-50 cm.
Council.Before you fix the angular profile, make sure that no electrical wiring in the wall at the site of attachment.If you get into it screws, you have to fix the damage.
- then installed carrier rail. have modular ceilings type Armstrong such slats are length 3.7 m. If this length is not enough, slats can easily be connected together by a special lock.
Reiki mounted either parallel to one of the walls, or at any angle to it - it depends on the direction of the lining.The distance between them must be equal to or a multiple of the size of facing modules.Most often, they are square 60x60 cm. In this case, the carrier rack mounted with a pitch of 120 cm.
- Reiki their ends are inserted in the wall corner profile , and that they do not sag, they should be hung to the main ceiling in the spring hangers.They are a construct of two rods and a spring clip.One rod with an eye on the end attached to the ceiling wall plugs, and a hook suspended from the second thrust bearing rack. It has special holes for the hook.Then, using the spring clip can adjust the distance between the rail and the main ceiling, and lock rod in position.
Warning!The distance from the wall to the first hanger should be at least 60 cm distance between hangers - not less than 120 cm.
- Further technology installation of suspended ceilings is to create a wireframe mesh , in each cell of which will be invested trim panel.To this end, perpendicular to the DIN rail mounted transverse rails 120 cm. Step between them is 60 cm . then get rectangles 120x60 cm divided in two short strips 60 cm long.
Read also about the design features of false ceilings in the bedroom.
Luminaire and wall
For modular ceilings produced special raster fixtures , the dimensions of which correspond to the standard dimensions of facing modules.They are installed before installing the ceiling, so that nothing interfered with fixtures connected to the power supply.
Finally, in cell-free fixtures invested cladding panels.And on this installation ceiling finishes.
Read also about the installation of suspended ceilings with lighting.
mounting rack ceilings Suspended ceilings
mount even easier than modular, as a framework for them is only the carrier rails without lateral inserts.But first things first.
- As in the previous case, start with assembly-line trim .It will determine the height of the ceiling of the future and will provide a decorative element that will hide the ugly junction between the rails and the walls around the perimeter.Such corners are produced in different colors, you can choose the color of the strips or make a contrast.
- Before installing suspended ceilings, determine the direction in which the rails are laid .After that, in a perpendicular direction set by the level specified line trim, guide rails.These are called cross-members or stringers and metal profiles are in the form of the comb.Each manufacturer produces a yoke, intended for mounting a certain type of rails.
- mount traverses the ceiling carried out in the same way as the bearing mounting rails modular ceilings - with spring suspensions.Step between them is not more than 120 cm .
Council.If the height of the room is not large enough, traverses can be attached directly to the main ceiling - without hangers.Leveling frame-level in this case is carried out by means of shims.
Measure the distance between the opposite walls and using hacksaw cut slats to length.Their edges are placed on shelves to wall corners and along the length of rail simply snap on ledges traverses.
holes cut in the built-in fixtures rails using special nozzles to drill.As it happens, you can see by viewing posted videos on this page.
If you select an open rack ceiling, between adjacent strips will remain narrow slits.They can be left open if you want to improve ventilation of the ceiling, or close special inserts - slotted profiles.They are installed in the same manner as the main panel - by clicking on the box in the area of its intersection with traverse.
Conclusion Now you have a clear idea of how to install suspended ceilings, so you can safely take up the case on their own.We recommend that you start the installation from the opening portion of the ceiling, visible from the door.
See also the video "The false ceiling of plasterboard with their hands."