Among modern materials PVC panels for ceiling are constantly growing in demand.It is practical and comfortable, beautiful and inexpensive.Stucco panels PVC can be done by yourself in a short time.Why exactly are increasingly choosing them, and how the material should be properly mounted?
Benefits and features
Before selecting a particular material for finishing the apartment, you need to learn more about its nature, the main characteristics and advantages over other.What is the appeal of such PVC panels, which, in contrast to the natural materials, have such a reasonable price?
These panels have the following advantages:
- high resistance to moisture.The panels not only thrive in a damp environment (and, hence, can be used in the kitchen and in the bathroom), but subject to frequent wet cleaning, even with the use of chemical detergents.Hence the second advantage.
- Easy to clean.On the surface of the material can be easily removed any contamination, including difficult spots.Darkening of nicotine, which is usually observed in areas where smokers live, and they are not threatened.
- material have quite a long operational life, as panels are not porous and not from wood shavings and sawdust, and synthetics.
- small specific gravity allows you to mount the panel to one person, while not creating a complex and heavy carcases.Ceiling practically sags under its own weight, even if the step guides is large enough.
- PVC - is a refractory material capable of in the case of exposure to open fire on their own decay.The surface will wear the definition of high-grade fire, so this finish can safely hold in children's rooms, and in various public institutions.
- High ecological material: the production of PVC panels do not use harmful chemical raw materials, the manufacturing process is different cleanliness in the ecological sense.Today it is a very important component for the main characteristics of all building materials.
additional plus - Stucco PVC panel provides a simple and qualitative alignment of the visible surface of the base without preparation.That is, you can mount a PVC on an uneven ceiling, and look at it would be like in the picture.
about how to make their own PVC ceiling panels, read the article."The ceiling is made of PVC panels with their own hands - the right device and installation".
So, we have decided on the choice and know almost all of the main advantages of the material.Now you need to think about how to carry out the work.
There is some assembly technology, adhering to which you can easily perform all actions on their own, without training, skills and expertise.You can find and view a special video on this topic, but nothing better tips on paper, which can be accessed at any moment, mankind has not invented.Let's start!
Tools and consumables
always better and faster to work in full-quality tool kit, not repair it in the course of construction and not to look for an apartment or a plumb from the neighbors.Therefore, prepare the tool in advance.
You will need:
- Impact Drill;
- pobeditovye drill on concrete;
- Building levels;
- Screwdrivers and screwdriver;
- desirable - stuslo swivel;
- staple gun and a 10mm bracket included;
- Tape measure, pencil;
- Scissors on metal;
This is the "gentleman" set of mounting frame and the ceiling panels themselves.And require consumables: hardware (screws, dowels, nails), profiles, rails and corners, internal and external corners, start profiles, decorative moldings (fillet), "liquid nails" (assembly glue).
like wall panels, PVC ceiling as mounted on the pre-assembled frame, which should ensure the straightness and rigidity.Besides, the ceiling specifically provided the distance between the base and the decorative surface, even if this is not necessary when the flat soffit.
That is, it is not necessary to equalize, but the gap is still to do.What for?For wiring, cable TV and Internet, the other low-voltage networks, even for air ducts and air conditioning systems.
in the future might want to build the same system of emergency fire-fighting.
Finish PVC ceiling panels did not provide any heavy support structure, as finishing materials themselves have a small specific gravity.Therefore we distract from wooden bars, and pay attention to metalloprofili, which today are made of lightweight aluminum and have the same high performance in the area of strength.For ease of installation is similar profile systems are far ahead of wooden structures.
starting installation guide is made around the perimeter of the room to the wall.To do this, you first need to "recapture" the line, indicating a strict horizontal.Even if you think you have a ceiling horizontally - it may be fundamentally wrong.
To mark a major horizontal, it is best to use a water level.And you can "dance" from the floor, marking a certain height on the walls at the corners.In any case, the line is necessary to verify the building level, it is advisable to use tools to take not less than a meter in length, preferably more.
Important!Be sure to need to check each line level, especially at the initial stage.Only after careful alignment angles can be fixed start guide and the necessary accessories.
frame does not begin with the cross carrying profiles! They, in turn, are mounted on the suspension, and that you need to prepare.From aluminum profiles easily cut the necessary pieces of metal shears, and cook them in the same suspensions "spacers" - the elements for which the item will be attached to the ceiling.
length of each element is better to look on the spot.That is, in fact, it looks like this: jumped on the ladder - compete - down - cut.Because the base is probably uneven, and the value of each item will be a little bit, but different.
After fastening of all suspensions recheck all on the level.It's enough to take a guide and attach it to the lower end of the suspension, and the guide - the level.
And so the whole area.Given that the profile is fastened transversely to the direction of PVC panels.But the horizontal and perpendicular, of course, do not forget.
on the suspension screws for metal (fine-pitch) attach transverse rails.In this case, enough hardware length of not more than 1.5 cm , since a thin profile.To anything extra time to load structure.
Each suspension should be at least two attachment points!Then the frame will not hang out and wander and become rigid and resistant.You also need to arrange the jumpers to provide rigidity.
distance between them will be enough to sustain 80-120 cm .
Of course, you guessed it, after the installation of the whole structure again take up the level - and all the guides to check!Seven times measure.
Important!This is where many people forget about laying in the ceiling cavity communications, electrical wiring and other hidden items.And start to mount the panel itself.And then disassemble them to do the wiring and pull the cables, and then collect.
nothing.You - and you can forget.Will training.
It is a simple process.If the pre-vymeryat everything right.Practical advice from the professionals who do this many times, and years: each successive panel and saw off vymeryat size after installation of the previous!
And attach elements to the framework need a little wrong, the sheets GCR.Stucco PVC panels implies a hidden fixture, because after finishing the installation with the help of putty, which will hide the cap screws are not provided ...
Therefore, PVC panels are used not screws or screws, and special brackets, which are superimposed on the ridge.If you remember, and have seen your stuff, you will notice that all of the panels have a practical design mounting type "slot - crest» .The bracket is very clearly sits on the ridge and enters the groove easily and freely.Then mount noticeably not be.
panel can be mounted on the "liquid nails".It is more difficult, but equally reliably and quickly.
Important!You should begin with a far corner or the back wall of the room, which is a window.In general, from the most visible and well-lit area.Construction is going in a few minutes, when the frame is ready and aligned, and the jigsaw is already connected to the network.Do not lose the roulette!
When mounting Stucco panels PVC, do not forget that all materials, including PVC, tend to let a little bit, but absorb moisture and expand when heated.This means that at the edges of the panels at the ends need to keep a minimum clearance for thermal expansion.Suffice it 5-7 mm , which then will be closed when the finishing decorative moldings.
décor you choose for yourself, it today in the free market too much.Therefore, the methods of selection and mounting skirting boards to the ceiling saying does not make sense.And even if you forget about it the right element in the preparation of materials, you can buy and place later.
is important to say is that final touch in your PVC epic is to install baseboards, corners, and other decorations.
About how in the future to take care of such a ceiling, see the article "How to wash the ceiling tile: the usual ways."