Stretch ceilings will soon catch up with the popularity of plasterboard ceilings, as their installation is done much faster than the installation of gypsum board, vinyl sheet requires no finishing any cladding materials and the mostbasic - such ceilings are just beautiful.
very effective multi-level ceilings is now, when the two materials, PVC and plasterboard, are combined into a single unit, so mounting tension ceiling to drywall is now made all the time, without causing any problems (see. How to make the PVC ceiling panels: basic operations and possible problems).
means of fixing suspended ceilings
First of all, for securing vinyl fabric stretched ceiling should determine the level of the plane. minimum distance from PVC canvas to basic ceiling should be 3.5 cm, and if the stretch ceiling spotlights are provided, the distance to the main ceiling is adjustable for length of the cap lamp, plus 1-1,5sm connection and redemption heat .
There are three main ways to mount the vinyl fabrics Fixing profile - a harpoon (French) fixing web bezgarpunnoe (Dutch) and cam mount bracket canvas.
Harpoon method of attachment of vinyl canvases
- When Harpoon method of attachment of the ceiling requires accurate measurement of the room or space on which to stretch the canvas. It is necessary to repeat all the contours of the ceiling opening and welded along the perimeter of the cloth so-called spear, which is clamp web .
- Harpoon strap is welded to the web at the factory, so the size of the web should be as accurate as possible follow the contours of the installation space and be 7% less, to be able to tension.The maximum deviation of the size allowed by 1%.Welding strips harpoon at the factory due to long-term expectations of the order suspended ceilings.
- Along the perimeter of the room or gypsum figures set fastener strap.As a rule, it is made of aluminum or hard plastic.When fastening the tension ceiling to the wall of plasterboard, the strap is attached to the profiles, which are mounted on the GCR (see. The box of drywall on the ceiling with his hands).
- in establishing the bar with a spatula is inserted into one end of the cloth, and then the web is heated to 70⁰C and inserted the other end of the web. the same way, insert the remaining ends of the cloth - the canvas is heated heat gun and a spatula is inserted in the fixing profile - harpoon latched in the bar and the canvas is fixed .
- All bumps and wrinkles disappear in the ceiling after it is heated heat gun and cloth to cool to room temperature.After that, the fixing profile is inserted into the bottom decorative molding that covers the fastening system.
Council.If the strap fastener mounted on drywall, and you can not determine exactly where the metal profiles, in order to tighten the screws in them - use a moth to a wall or ceiling drywall.
Bezgarpunny method of fixing suspended ceilings
- Bezgarpunny or Dutch way of fixing much easier harpoon and it is because it is not necessary to solder attachment to the web and, therefore, to send orderthe factory.
- When bezgarpunnom method of fastening the edge of fabric stuck a spatula in the retaining bar and the other fixed strip, which also serves as a backdrop and a spacer.If someone is faced with embroidery, I saw that the same method is stretched fabric on the embroidery frame.
- tensioned fabric should be at 10-15 cm smaller than the future of a stretch ceiling, as when heated vinyl film stretched to the desired size, and then cooling down, will create a flat and smooth plane .
- After installing vinyl film remaining and sticking out from under a baguette ends neatly trimmed construction knife.This installation method is used most often when installing curved ceiling, which is necessary to adjust the tension of the web (see. Types of plasterboard ceilings: design features).
cam way of fixing suspended ceilings
- Note the schematic drawing of the cam way to secure the web, and you'll see that the top plate is provided with a like jaws, one of which is spring.
- principle of the device is as follows: the web is pushed spatula between the cams, the upper jaw is pressed, and when the spatula is drawn - the cam occupies its original position. Pulling web cam moving more strongly pressed against the stationary fixing thus suspended ceiling .
- advantage of this mount is that due to the low altitude of the mounting profile of the web can be installed on 35 and 8mm below the main ceiling.
- This mounting method does not allow the fabric to pull over 200m2 without additional stiffeners, as there is slack.In large areas as the rib rigidity chandelier can be used (see. Mounting tension ceilings chandeliers in their own hands).
- When the device multi-level ceilings with curved or linear method of fixing this is acceptable, since the mount to suspended ceiling plasterboard on such a device then insert the islands vinyl fabric, pulling it between the gypsum figures.
Installing lighting fixtures Stretch ceilings
- The entire weight of the chandelier, the ceiling fixed on the tension falls on the main ceiling, on which the fixture is mounted before installing the vinyl fabric.
- chandelier can be hung on a hook fastening, and on the retaining bar - in any case it needs to cut a hole in the canvas stretched ceiling .
- In order to cut the edge of the hole is not a sprawling and decorative appearance on the canvas glued plastic insulating ring, and then cut a hole.
- When installing spotlights usually under stretch ceiling mounted frame of the profiles CD, which then suspended mounting. holes in the vinyl cloth cut in the same way as for chandeliers .
Council.When installing a stretch ceiling a dark color would always need a good light and this is the best suited spotlights.
you have already figured out that it is possible to attach the suspended ceiling to drywall?As you can see, everything is going the same way, with the only difference being that when mounting on plasterboard fastening profile is necessary to get into the metal profile or, as an extreme case, use a mounting moths.