ceilings Plexiglas or acrylic is not as widespread as the plasterboard ceilings or ceilings.Plexiglas, is one of the synthetic material that produces the modern construction industry. Plexiglas is the common name of polymethylmethacrylate, acrylic glass, Plexiglas.It has the qualities that are higher than ordinary glass. acrylic glass:
- Shockproof Resistant to acids
- not react chemically
- does not emit harmful substances
- not afraid of water
- not afraid to ultraviolet radiation
It can be drilled, cut, bend.Plexiglas well transmits light.Thanks light transmission of 92% , ceilings made of acrylic glass can themselves create the effect of a continuous lamp (see. Art. "Glass Ceilings - What are the types").Lamps of different colors can be placed under the ceiling achieving different light effects.
In order to know how will behave ceiling panels of Plexiglas should know which way was made plexiglass.
Injection Plexiglas es
ceilings for everything you need to make a frame made of metal profiles.
Suspension system for ceiling is manufactured in two versions:
T-24 a standard system such as Armstrong, which is massively used in the construction of suspended ceilings in shops, offices,public buildings.The difference between the T-24 and T-15 in the width of the shelves, which are based on the ceiling panels.The visible part of the T-15 is 15mm. suspension system is available in several colors:
- White Silver metallic
installation step by step
Installation of T-25 than it resembles mounting frame to the ceiling plasterboard (cm. Art. "How to make a false ceiling plasterboard with their hands").
- around the room at the desired height is fixed-line trim.Ceiling height is determined by the dimensions of fixtures, which will be hidden under the ceiling plus the distance from the lamp to the acrylic panel.The distance should be such that the acrylic glass is not very hot.Angle trim attached to the wall in steps of 600 mm.
- After that, the base of the ceiling in increments of 1.2 m mounted basic guides on special hangers.Should control the distance between the outer rails and the wall.It should be no more than 600mm.
- The next step is mounted transverse rail length 1200mm in increments of 600mm.In this case, the size of the ceiling tiles is 1200 * 600mm.If the ceiling tiles in size 600 * 600mm, you must install the cross rail length of 600 mm so that the end result is a square of 600 * 600mm.
- If the distance from the rail to the wall at least 600 mm., From the need to cut a piece of track 1200mm length needed.Cropped side install on-line trim, and the lock connected to the main track.
suspension system T-24 and T-15 consists of a small number of elements:
Profile for ceiling
Profile partition to the ceiling are of different lengthsand shelves of various widths.The width of the shelves at the T-24 and T-15, 24 and 15mm.Length 600-1200mm.
Profile ceiling main
Profile for mounting on the ceiling over 1200mm.Mounted on special suspensions with adjustable height.
Corner is fixed to the wall with screws screws with conventional shagom600mm.If there are irregularities in the wall area can "lead" and it will begin to buckle.In such cases, it must be cut in problem areas with scissors on metal.
Spoke with a loop
Spoke intended for fixing the main profiles the suspended ceiling.Sometimes different lengths, depending on the height of the ceiling.
element with double spring "Butterfly»
element for the mounting of the suspended ceiling.Due to the spring elements are fixed ceiling at different heights.
center of the room will be at the intersection of the diagonals
Before mounting frame should draw a ceiling on paper
Breakdown ceiling with gradation of 600 mm should be done from the center of the room to the edges
If the framework forwooden ceiling, in this case there are two options: Attach acrylic ceiling plate with screws from below.After fixing the trim strip joint is closed.Wood and acrylic glass in the frame If shelves are provided, then the acrylic ceiling tiles are placed on the top shelf.In this case, there is easy access to electric lamps and communications.To do this, simply lift the plexiglass.Very good combination of wood beams and painted acrylic ceiling panels, which act as a large central lamp.
Given that all the lights are hidden behind panels of acrylic glass, lighting can be used:
- Fluorescent lamps
- LED lamps
- LED Strip
should take into accountthat LED lighting is more luminescent.Who designed the LED lamps and LED ribbons of different spectra.If you want you can combine and fluorescent lamps with LED strips.With its transparent acrylic glass allowed the lighting designers to implement any fancy.With the aid of light can visually expand the space.
ceiling panels of Plexiglas are sold ready.You only need to pick up something suitable.But man always wanted to have anything except what others do not.
Did you do your own ceiling panels of plexiglass rukami.Eto its not as difficult as it seems.And if you have the artistic skills and very simple.
Industry produces a variety of water-based paint, acrylic and others. They can be used to paint the ceiling of acrylic panels.To do this, you must first draw on paper on a scale of 1: 1 next picture.
Then translate it to clear or frosted acrylic ceiling panels.In order to paint a well-kept smooth surfaces must be abraded fine sandpaper.Make a false ceiling "under the stained glass" is not difficult.
If it is possible to apply to the advertising agency, can be ordered pattern on the self-adhesive film and then just stick it on the ceiling panels.If you want to make a beautiful original ceiling need to buy an engraver with different boron mills.
Included need to buy, and a special device to fix it engraver.This allows you to adjust the depth of the engraving.
Several Rotary burrs of various diameters, acrylics and desire, that's what it takes to succeed.Today, inkjet printers, it is possible to print the elements of drawing stained-glass ceiling.They do not distinguish from the real stained glass.
Working with Plexiglas Plexiglas
well-cut and drilled with conventional tools.Anyway, when installing a suspended ceiling has to cut and fit to the size of "where" the individual ceiling panels.To this end, the case can be used as an ordinary hacksaw, and torch, made from a piece of hacksaw blade.To cut part of the plexiglass cutter is necessary to draw a sharp line several times, and then on the edge of the table to break off the plexiglass.Curved surfaces easily cut electric jigsaw.When cutting is necessary to control the heating temperature of the blade.
Tip: When cutting acrylic glass must be under the sole electric jigsaw to put a piece of thick fabric or felt to avoid scratching.
ready for anything
If you do not want to bother developing ceilings and independent of their manufacturer, you can buy ready-ceiling Plexiglas with a pattern.Figures designers have developed on a variety of topics: If you wish, you can order any ceiling design and the company will make the ceiling for individual orders.
Plexiglas can be processed on sandblasters
Plexiglass glue dichloroethane
Plexiglas can handle dies after heating it up to 90 - 100 degrees Celsius