Among the huge variety of suspended ceiling constructions, suspended ceilings occupy their own niche - they are practical and durable, quickly installed and just as easily dismantled.What is already talking about the aesthetics of the ceiling surface!
In this article, we'll show you how to calculate the ceiling rack, and which includes all the elements in his collection.Those who wish to set a ceiling with his hands, will be offered to the video, as well as brief instructions for installation.
Choice rack ceiling
modular design, which include and suspended ceilings, has long ceased to be the prerogative of the public institutions, and for a long time and become part of our everyday life.
Their design allows you to completely install a ceiling, not only in the bathroom, and even in the living room:
- The name they got from the configuration of the decorative elements, reminiscent of long, narrow slats.Manufacturers offer a huge range of our attention, and before calculate rack ceiling, you must first decide on its design.
essence of this design is that the rack installation is not installed close to each other, and with a small gap.
Depending on the design, they are free or can be closed decorative caps:
- Mezhreechnye inserts perform a purely decorative role, and, as a rule, determine the aesthetics of the ceiling surface.They may be contrasting, color, mirror, with a metallic sheen, to stand by its shape or surface relief.Options great variety - from their design depends on the price of the kit.
- Even if the layout of the color corresponds to the rails, and set flush, it still stands out because of the grooves along the edges.Typically, the gaps between the panels closed inserts in areas with a small height - otherwise they will be seen and overlap, and all that is in the ceiling space.
But in the lobbies of public buildings or stations where the ceiling height is often higher than 5-6 meters through the gaps look very interesting.Moreover, they allow the air to circulate freely flows, including the generated split-system located under the floor.
closed suspended ceilings
In general, it should be understood that this structure characterized by the absence of gaps between the slats.They are mounted to form a continuous surface relief is achieved only through the seams stand out.
in the ceiling gated rail may be the same size, or combine elements of different widths.
- two mounted rail width of 100 mm and two 25 mm.Or, as pictured on, alternate panels not only in size but also in color.It is possible to combine different shades of slats, and is the main advantage of this design - it gives a better fit it to the color of the interior.
- Very convenient that the width of the strips, and combinations of options can be selected at will. By the way, there are now combined suspended ceilings, which are called "multipanel."This system, consisting of two kinds of panels, which differ not only in width but also in height.
Their uniqueness lies in the fact that the rails are absolutely set in any order, and if you wish, you can wedge between the insert and the role played by the Special profile with a V-shaped cross-section.Decorative effect of such ceilings has a very high level, and allows you to design the most respectable interiors.
Purchase and installation of a rack and pinion system
ceiling moldings can be made from different types of materials: stainless steel, wood, plastic and aluminum (aluminum sm.Delaem rack suspended ceilings).Most of them have a length of three to five meters, and the piece is released.
Regarding aluminum slats, they could have such a small thickness that are more similar than the rail, and a flexible tape.From the factory it goes in the bays and in the sale of cut to size in the store.
Whatever type of rails in the ceiling kit must include:
- guide (trim) profile;
- support rails - other names, "traverse", "stringers", "comb";
- fasteners (anchors, screws, dowels).
But we should not forget that each manufacturer, frame members may have their own design features.Therefore, do not try to create a set of parts of different ceiling systems.As a minimum, they are not suited to each other at regular fixture.So, except for a headache, you will gain nothing.
to determine what and how much you will need during installation, you need to calculate the rack ceiling.Naturally, its completeness depends on the type of design and variant combinations of its elements.So
- In principle, each manufacturer offers the buyer a calculator rack ceiling.It is a table with leading questions and offered an assortment of rails (ceiling sm.Reechny different manufacturers: design features and installation).The calculation is made like this.
- First, the proposed table must specify the type of construction and the width of the panel, and then opens a page with a variety of panels.Then, pick up the color strips and inserts, if any, will be provided.After that, the picture must appear, giving you the ability to assess how all this will look like.
- the diagram above, we see a standard set of parts kit assembled into a finished system.Next, you will need to draw a floor plan, for which the ceiling structure is selected, enter the dimensions and indicate along a wall panel will be located.
- After you give the answer to the question concerning the value of the indentation from the ceiling joists, window opens, making it possible to carry out a preview.In addition to the image of the ceiling, you will be presented the specification of accessories required for installation.
In this way, the calculation produced advisers in companies that sell suspended ceilings. You can also pre-yourself go to the site you are interested manufacturer, typing in the search box the name of it, and "rack ceiling calculator."
You can also call gager home, place an order for the whole package or individual parts, which, for example, you are spoiled for installation.
In terms of the order of technological operations, rack and pinion system is not particularly different from other suspended ceilings.Therefore, the work traditionally begins with a horizontal line marking, on which will be attached to the walls of the guide profile.So
- line markings must deviate from the ceiling at a distance that will allow a free place recessed lighting.If you do not plan to install them, it is enough to retreat only 5 cm - for this level and will need a cord.Fastening profiles carried dowels at a distance of 15-20 cm from each other.
- preferred to work together: one person holds the bar along the line and the second straight through it nasverlivaet holes.So place a fixture on the wall and the profile will coincide perfectly.
- installation guides only on three walls - that wall, which will be the final panel must remain free.Next, you need to partition the attachment points of hangers and location spotlights.
- manufacturer's instructions included with the kit usually regulate their position thus: extreme suspensions should not deviate from the wall more than 40 cm. Between the two adjacent spokes may be within a distance of 80-120 cm, plus extra hangers in thewhere will be incorporated lamps.
- Hangers are mounted directly to the overlap, anchors 6 * 40.Now is the time for the wiring harness under the lights, the ends of which are isolated and left to dangle.The next stage - it traverses the installation.They are attached to the suspension through the holes or hooks, whichever type of hangers used.
- Once all the details of the framework installed, it is necessary to position the horizontal level, which is governed by the length of suspensions.Only then can we begin to install the rails.With their cutting to keep in mind the thermal expansion.Therefore, the length of the panels to be 5-6 mm smaller than the length of the wall.
- If the length of the room exceeds the length of the rods, their mechanical connection is made using a specially provided decorative bushes.Designers offer their own, and I must say, excellent solution to this issue.For example, the area of the ceiling is divided into separate sections by means of transverse beams of contrasting colors.
- We offer you an example of such a design of the ceiling in a long corridor, and you judge for yourself how it looks harmonious.In this case, the panels are cut into lengths corresponding to the distance between the beams, which will hide their ends.Holes are cut in the rail fixtures in advance - this is done with the nozzle on the drill "crown."
- Last strap rarely remains intact, it is necessary to cut the length.This can be done by conventional metal shears.
first produce transverse incisions, then bent segments and consistently break off.Even if I can not very smooth, do not worry - the cut will still be closed decorative insert.
Action video installation rack ceiling, and you'll understand that and how to do it.After finishing the installation of decorative covering, mounted lights, after which strips can remove the protective film - and the ceiling is ready.