Many experts point out that perforated ceiling rack is a good choice for rooms with high humidity and hygiene requirements.These ceilings are not subject to fungal attack, will not be destroyed by rust and damp, well secured and easily handled by disinfectants and detergents.
addition, installation of the ceiling can hold their own, nothing complicated about it.Like any other suspension design, ceiling slats would not require pretreatment of the ceiling surface.
It should be noted that similar solutions are applied not only in bathrooms and bathrooms.By and large, modern materials allow the designer to use a perforated ceilings in many of the rooms.
calculations and buying materials
Once you have decided on the color and type of the ceiling of the future, the necessary calculations rack ceiling.
- To do this, measure the perimeter of the premises - this is the total length of the U-shaped profile. This profile is fixed to the walls and provide the most accurate contiguity ceiling to the walls of the room;
- To calculate the total length of the stringers (bearing comb), do the layout of the ceiling, perpendicular to the direction of the future placement of decorative panels (step - up to one meter);
- In addition, to determine the total area of the roof surface.Then you can go to the store for ready kits.
What you need to work
to own hands to carry out installation strip ceilings, the master will need a set of tools:
- set ceilings and (panels, stringers, profiles, suspension elements);
- Hammer (drills);
- Building levels;
- Roulette and ruler;
- Scissors on metal knife;
- screws, anchor - nails, pliers.
rack ceiling assembly is carried out in several stages.
should be noted immediately that the perforated rack ceiling set in the room only after having completed all the finishing work.It is, in fact, the final stage of repair.
the crucial moment when installing the ceiling - drawing markup. First perimeter is marked by which you will attach the U-shaped profile.
If the surface horizontally, you can simply put a line at the required height, keeping the horizontal projection.If the ceiling split-level, it will require more complex calculations (in this case, can help the manufacturer's instructions).
Note: The size of the indentation on the "net" of the ceiling will depend on how you will be filled with plenums.If above the ceiling in the future it is planned to put anything, you can do this indentation minimal, leaving a gap of no more than 5 cm.
If you want to place the lamps, or other communications, you will need more space between the net and decorative ceilings.
second phase marking - marking under the stringers.It is necessary to carefully control lines parallel to each other and in relation to the side wall and perpendicular to the end wall and the direction of the paneling.
Fixation ceiling elements
- First of all, using dowels attached U-shaped profile (video of this process, you can spy on the Internet).Note that the edge you need to immediately retreat to 5 cm and drill holes.
On the interval between the edges of the opening in increments of no more than 50 cm makes the rest of the mounting holes. drilling is recommended outside of the profile, so that no bumps, which in the future will prevent a secure fit to the wall profile;
- Once the profile is fixed in accordance with the markup you need to prepare a place under suspension.Suspensions can be made in various forms - from the wire to the plate.
most convenient suspensions - adjustable to enable accurately align the ceiling surface.Boundary points are in the 30-35 cm from the end walls.Step intermediate points - 120-150 cm.
- Then you can start to fix the stringers on which are mounted rack panels.The length of the stringers must be done such that a clearance between them and the profile of about 1 cm.
This is required to compensate for material deformation in the event of extreme temperatures.
Before starting the installation of lath ceiling panel must be cut into a suitable length. To do this they need to make 3-4 mm shorter than the existing distance between the profiles, which are inserted into the ends of the panels.
Once this is done, start to build ceiling surface:
- panels should be inserted into the slots of the stringers.A click will indicate that the edge strips are fixed to the tongues of the tire;
- Surely the last panel will not fit in size, so it must be cut to length.To do this, the length of the knife should be put deep in places cutting layout.
In addition, the removable portion is done perpendicular incisions.After that part of the panel, which was formed by these cuts are removed by breaking off by flexion-extension;
- further extreme, cut side panel tucked into the profile wall, and a second edge to fix the tongues of stringers;
- To make it easier to install, edging the panel need to install the penultimate and the last panel must be made shorter than the other by 14 mm;
- last panel initially moves in the same direction with the plant in the first edge profile, and then inserted in the profile of the second region, and the panel is returned to the desired position, wherein the ends evenly spaced relation to the walls.Then it is simply fixed to the carrier rail.
If you look at photos of many suspended ceilings, almost everywhere you can see that the last panel has a smaller width, unlike the others.Therefore, if you have the latest panel size is not suitable, should not be afraid.
some points that need to pay attention
Tip!When planning the ceiling of the rails is necessary to consider the direction of the lines that form the joints of panels.Typically, they should be located away from the window to the opposite wall.
If the room is narrow, it will visually change the proportions in the order of the transverse-mounted panels.
If the room is a square, then it will be best understood diagonal stripes.If the room is very large, the panel will need to be spliced, so check in the presence of a set of intermediate liners, allows us to give more or less accurate view of the joints.
Due to the presence of inserts, as well as other complementary elements, the price of the kit can significantly vozrasti.Na suspended ceilings can be used spotlights (sm.Svetilniki for suspended ceilings - how to do?).
course, they have to make the hole.
in the right place at the right diameter circle is drawn, after which the center is using tin snips to the outside of the line do radial incision, bending the petals resulting from cuts in.The narrower petals turn out, the better it will be possible to carry out the installation of lighting fixtures.
If you're building your own rack ceiling, then you need to see to it that while working on the finishing layer of the panels did not appear scrapes and scratches, asthis greatly impairs the surface appearance.
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