7 principal conditions for suspended ceilings
Suspended ceiling - is a relatively easy way to formalize pomeschenieVes installation path stretch ceiling can be done independently, without resorting to the help of experts. What are the limitations when installing the ceiling there? And how to best protect themselves from failure in self-installing ceiling?
Where do stretch ceiling: constraints and opportunities
Many do not ask what conditions are necessary for the stretch ceiling. However, temperature control - one of the most important things during installation and maintenance of suspended ceilings. Accordingly, restrictions on the installation are also associated with the room temperature where it is planned to hang suspended ceiling.
Now, traditionally shared Recommended Installation of a stretch ceiling becomes the following:
- Do not use PVC fabric at locations where the temperature may rise to 40 degrees. Saunas, steam rooms - in these places should do without tension ceiling.
- Also avoid places where it is possible hypothermia. For example, in a building under construction to install a ceiling should not be. A further change in temperature will cause a change in the ceiling and form.
- Be careful with the temperature of the ceiling slab, if the top is colder than the room where the ceiling is stretched, it may sag or deform in any other way.
- On balconies and loggias should not put the suspended ceiling, if you regularly open windows in winter.
For self tensioning webs need to use the technique of hot mounting. The film is heated before stringing for greater flexibility
In all other areas to install a suspended ceiling can be! But these premises must also undergo some training.
What temperature resistant suspended ceiling
The recommended temperature for stretch ceiling may vary depending on the material. Read the information before making a choice in favor of one or another material.
Below is a list of materials and Help about what they can withstand the temperature:
- A web of PVC will be kept without deformation at a temperature of 10-40 degrees. If it is colder (as is possible on the loggia or balcony), the ceiling can harden and crack, and he will sag when overheated.
- The ceiling of the fabric material is less fastidious. Suspended ceiling of cloth can be used at low temperatures up to 30 degrees below zero. So the balcony, veranda, loggia is well suited this material!
Hot rooms ceilings are not suitable as the ceiling sag from the heat, from whatever material it may be done
Do not believe, if the person concerned is to inform you that his material can withstand any other conditions. This is a clever move by which an attacker wants to make a sale, do not take care of your well-being.
Install ceilings: installation temperature
It is known that the self-assembly of the ceiling need to acquire special equipment: a heat gun. This device is necessary to heat the web to make it flexible and ready for installation.
To install the suspended ceiling, perform the following actions:
- Clean the "first" ceiling. It is not necessarily aligned, but to remove lumps and dirt is necessary.
- Free Approach to the walls: Make furniture center of the room, and the room is better to release all.
- Set the system to which will be attached the ceiling.
- Protect your film from scratches: lay on the floor a protective film.
- Get familiar with the lighting system: attach the wires to the original ceiling, mark the location of future fixtures: chandeliers, spots, or a combination of both.
- For films mounted warm room with a heat gun, first to 50 degrees.
- Now, expand and hung ceiling in the corners on special clips.
- Now the ceiling is heated to 70 degrees and begin to fix the web into sections: first, in the corners, and then around the perimeter.
- When the installation is made, cut out a place in the lighting, using plastic rings.
Before installation of a stretch ceiling, you first need to carry out preparatory work with a room
So you get perfectly smooth, beautiful ceiling, without effort on leveling the surface. If you think that you do not have enough equipment or skills, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at any stage of your work.
Be careful with the lamps in PVC ceilings. Too powerful lamps can harm the ceiling: deform or get darken in the area around the lamp. Be careful when choosing lighting fixtures!
Installing fabric ceiling with his hands
If you decide to install a fabric ceiling, then its installation task is simplified by several times in comparison with PVC ceiling. The fact that the textile fabric does not require heating. The rest of its installation is similar to installing a ceiling made of PVC.
The ceiling of the fabric based on polyester has the following advantages:
- Installation does not require strong heating of the room. Yet it is believed that up to 40 degrees to warm up the room you need for the best effect.
- On the ceiling of the tissue can be painted with acrylic paints. Fabric ceiling - a godsend for the artist and designer!
- This material can withstand low temperatures, and thus is suitable for open spaces.
- The fabric is ecological: it looks more natural, and in its properties superior to PVC: the fabric "breathes".
- The fabric has the ability to retain heat and partially insulate against noise.
- Oddly enough, the fabric for stretch ceiling is less exposed to the danger of provoking the fire, rather than PVC.
- Such ceilings are completely seamless, but not so on PVC ceilings that previously welded, which forms a visible surface of the joints.
Besides advantages, can be isolated and lack of fabric ceiling - its cost
These characteristics make many people think that it is not necessary to use a fabric roof during repairs. Note that the fabric does not tolerate moisture. Do not use this material for bathrooms!
A kind of suspended ceilings (video)
If you decide to do a separate installation of the ceiling, will advise the expert. Man on practice to master business, can help much better than any theoretical sources. If you are not confident in their abilities, it is better to invite a professional. Money spent on working, block the possible costs of false ceiling mounting. Be careful and cautious, and while beautiful ceiling will please you for many years!
Various designs of suspended ceilings (photo)