Such finishing material as a seamless ceiling tile is almost perfect, if you want fast enough to give any kind of ceiling drywall decent appearance.Using seamless tile allows minimal time and effort to form embossed ceiling.Thus the appearance of the room becomes very presentable!
In this article we look at the main benefits of this finishing material as a seamless tile ceiling, and look at how you can make yourself finish the ceiling of the tiles.
seamless tile: properties and benefits
What seamless tile?
Seamless tiles on smooth plasterboard is a classic ceiling tile, the edges of which are decorated in a way that docked to neighboring tiles has been the most invisible.
thus properly glued tile ceiling forms a seamless surface integrity, which is almost impossible to distinguish the boundaries of the transition from one tile to another.It is because of this property seamless ceiling tiles so loved by interior designers - because they look much better
seamless tile has the following characteristics :
- Typically, seamless tile on the ceiling is made of expanded polystyrene by hot stamping.When termoshtampovke polystyrene sheets are sealed, because most models have a seamless tile thickness of 5 mm.
- Dimensions vast majority of seamless patterns tile ceiling is 50x50 cm. Tile is realized by 8 pieces per pack - hence, such a package would be enough to Stone tile seamless ceiling area of 2m2.
- contours tiles may be diverse (both straight and wavy), wherein they are designed so as to maximally facilitate the docking of the drawing and make the transition between the relief elements to tile the maximum imperceptible.
design tiles are also very diverse: produced seamless ceiling tiles with imitation of plaster moldings, wood carving, natural textures.In any case, the format and design of the chosen roof tiles depend solely on your preference.
Benefits seamless tile ceiling
Among the advantages of such tiles can be distinguished :
- low cost - seamless ceiling tiles along with the traditional cladding of ceiling tiles are one of the most cost ceiling finishes
- Fire resistance Resistance tomoisture
- high performance sound insulation and heat saving
- Practicality of service (such tiles little dirty, and when necessary - easy to clean with non-aggressive detergents)
- possibility of color to any color of your choice
addition (for more details, we'll talk about it when we look at how to glue a seamless ceiling tile) seamless tiles well hides all the irregularities of the ceiling.Therefore, before installing a tile does not require a long alignment ceiling.
combination of low price, a number of operational advantages and easy installation makes the tile from polystyrene virtually ideal material for self finishing.
to choose really high-quality tiles for the ceiling, it is necessary to pay attention to the following parameters :
- surface quality - polystyrene tile surface should be smooth, without depressions and sagging polystyrene.The presence of these defects indicates a violation of technology, because taking this tile is not necessary.
- The next thing you need to pay very close attention - it edge tiles .Status edge is especially important if you plan to seamless tiled ceiling.The fact is that the edge of the tile with a defective exactly dock does not work, because the look of the ceiling and suffer.
- Next - look at the inside of the tiles, evaluating the structure of the polystyrene .High-quality tiles for seamless installation made of polystyrene materials with uniformly grind the grains without inclusions and voids.
- Well, finally - strength tiles .Ceiling tiles seamlessly must be strong enough so that you could hold it horizontally, taking in one of the corners.If you try to keep it broken tiles or severely bent - look for another.
Installation seamless tile ceiling
How many tiles you need?
Before starting work on the installation, we need to determine how many tiles must be purchased. calculation required for the purchase volume of the material is quite simple :
Installation seamless tile ceiling tiles What you need?Before starting work on the installation, we need to determine how many tiles must be purchased. calculation required for the purchase volume of the material is quite simple :
- If we use for finishing the interior tiles 50x50 cm, one package (8 pieces) enough to finish two square meters.
- tile to another configuration area of one package is most often specified by the manufacturer.
- If room size is not the size of the map tiles (ie, 50 cm), it is necessary to purchase a tile with a reserve in order to be able to dock the tiles around the perimeter of the room.
Note!Buying seamless tile ceiling, do not forget to buy a ceiling moldings.It is designed to hide the junction of the ceiling to the wall - there is often a line cutting tiles.
Substrate Preparation for installation of tiles
As we noted above, the process is seamless installation of polystyrene ceiling tiles is quite simple.You will not need any specific skills, and tools used easiest.
However, before you start gluing the tiles to the ceiling, you need to perform a series of preparatory operations. The quality of our work at this stage depends on how strongly will keep tiles, and how it will eventually look like the ceiling :
- Before starting work on the glueing purify ceiling tiles from residues of finishing materials: remove with a spatula old wallpaper, paint with a wire brush to clean off, whitewashing blur to concrete.
- If the ceiling reinforced chandelier - remove it, leaving only the wires (carefully isolate them, of course!)
- ceilings covered with several layers of primer.Of course, it can be glued directly on the tile and concrete - properties of modern adhesives permit - but priming significantly enhances the adhesion.So on the primer is better not to save.
Note!Ceiling tiles seamless nice hide defects the ceiling, so small "shell" and "sagging" patch repair composition is not necessary.Leveling putty only need enough large defects - nodules concrete more than 4-5 mm in height and hollows of large dimensions.
When preparatory work is completed - go to the process of gluing the tiles on the ceiling.
Sticker seamless tile on the ceiling is made so:
Note!Ceiling tiles seamless nice hide defects the ceiling, so small "shell" and "sagging" patch repair composition is not necessary.Leveling putty only need enough large defects - nodules concrete more than 4-5 mm in height and hollows of large dimensions.When the preparatory work has been completed - go to the process of gluing the tiles on the ceiling.Installation of tiles Sticker seamless tile on the ceiling is made so :
- at least a few hours before we will label the tiles on the ceiling, open the package and give the tile to lie down in the room where it is installed.
- On the ceiling itself be marked by swiping diagonally and connecting the midpoints of opposite walls.In the future - sticking seamless tile ceiling, focusing on these lines marking.
- start finishing the ceiling from the center (the point of intersection of the diagonals), or from the place where the chandelier will be installed.
- lubricate with special glue for polystyrene tiles first tile, and are putting it to the ceiling.
Note!Glue is applied on the tile is not a continuous layer, but several points - on the edges and center.With some brands of glue needed to sustain his few minutes on a hot plate, and only then - glue tiles from the ceiling.
- tiles are aligned along the lines of markup and presses, avoiding strong pressures - because we can damage the tile.
- established the first element, sticking a seamless ceiling tile in a row, the most tightly clutching already installed.
- Speaker of the gaps between tiles remove the glue immediately, because in the future it will be almost impossible to do without damaging the tiles.
Note!You can temporarily fix the adjacent rows of tile construction tape - so they do not disperse in the polymerization glue
joints between the tiles (where they exist) to gloss over acrylic sealant white.Silicone-based sealant should not be used as it is sometimes yellow.
read this manual carefully, you will be able to put on a seamless tile ceiling - and get a result, and a beautiful original ceiling decoration.At the same time your costs will be minimal, especially as third-party masters involve e have.So we arm the knowledge - and get to work!