What types of ceilings: different coverage options

12 October 2017



To date, there is a large selection of materials for finishing the ceilingTo date, there is a large selection of materials for finishing the knock first, the choice of ceiling system is dependent on the kind of design concept reigns in your home. And if there is no explicit style, there are still some reasons, characteristics that can be selected ceiling covering. If it is time to make a new ceiling, look at a variety of options.


What are the ceiling: suspended frame

Installation of the ceiling could easily be done with your hands, if such installation has once carried out, well or repair skills are sufficient to deal with their own instruction.

The word "suspended" shows that the future of the ceiling is a design that is suspended to the Draft, the basic ceiling. It is suspended on the frame. And this frame is a wooden or metal.

Suspended ceiling frame - the most common design solutionSuspended ceiling frame - the most common design solution

For the device used metal frame profiles - and ceiling guides. They are mounted on the perimeter, forming a scaffold that you sheathe. In this case we are talking about the creation of drywall constructions. But the framework is and coffered ceiling, and rack, etc. Just do frames may be different, as well as suspensions for them.

On the basis of the metal frame can make the ceiling of several tiers. And you can do and the combined ceiling when stretched canvas decorated with the design of the drywall boxes.

Varieties ceilings (video)


Options Ceiling cover: whitewashing or painting

Let's say your apartment ceilings low, and various types of suspended structures is not exactly your option, then you need to choose the optimal ceiling covering.

Varieties ceiling decoration:

  • Whitewash. Old version, when the ceiling is covered with chalk or lime composition. However, on an unprepared surface of such a composition, of course, does not apply. First, you align the base ceiling, plaster, putty, primer and then process it, and only then to Beli. In performance is not the best option (in any case, on average), you're going to have to whitewash his two years.
  • Painting. The situation is almost the same, only instead of chalk and lime you use the ink composition. Paint more practical, are inexpensive, and easy to work with them. Especially because after whitewash the ceiling, only a white and no other modern paint presupposes a lot of options of colors and shades.
  • Wallpapering. Such a performance design of the ceiling, too, has a long history, but the version is pretty good. Firstly, if you take a paintable wallpaper, you can almost every year to update the ceiling, repainting just the wallpaper. Secondly, you can not just take the paper wall, as, for example, the bamboo that would be a great option for residential space in eco-style.

Many landlords choose not to bother with a finish for the ceiling: they simply its color, bleach or WallpapersMany landlords choose not to bother with a finish for the ceiling: they simply its color, bleach or Wallpapers



But from such a coating as plastic decorative plates today refuse, relating it to the outdated, no longer as spectacular decor ceilings.

Forms ceiling in the house: cassette design

Cassette ceilings also apply to the carcass structure. Their principle is that you need to fill the frame with special panels. Sometimes referred to as a cassette ceiling raster.

Characteristic coffered ceiling:

  • Cassettes - a slab of mineral wool or glass wool (compressed) with fillers such as clay or starch;
  • Plates are made without phenol-formaldehyde resins and asbestos, because they are non-flammable and harmless to humans;
  • plates are usually white, self-colored;
  • The most common texture panels - smooth, but can be purchased slabs with a rough surface;
  • In addition to standard panels are available and special, for example, water-resistant or acoustic.

Cassette ceiling - hanging design that perfectly decorate any roomCassette ceiling - hanging design that perfectly decorate any room

Fixing system coffered ceiling is as follows: bearing and intermediate sections, suspensions and fillets (wall profiles). It turns out that the ceiling is installed pretty quickly and just as quickly it can be disassembled or partially disassembled.

Forms ceiling designs: a variety of rack

Suspended ceilings are usually installed in small areas with high humidity or corrosive environments. It is light and durable, eco-friendly ceiling. They are not afraid of moisture and is not flammable.

Rake - a thin plate of aluminum or steel, which is covered with several layers of lacquer baking.

As for the design, it's this:


  • Silver-plated plates;
  • gold-plated;
  • chrome;
  • SLR;
  • matt;
  • With or without perforations.

Rack ceiling are increasingly making in such areas as: kitchen, toilet and bathroomRack ceiling are increasingly making in such areas as: kitchen, toilet and bathroom

Mount such a structure is also simple: a basic ceiling mount bracket profile, a comb, and the panels themselves to the comb just prischelknutsya. The retainers are clips system.

Options for ceiling repair: stretched canvas

This is one of the most popular ceiling structures. You can either pull the PVC canvas or fabric Polystyrol. In the first case, the workers come and make a preliminary measurement, the second measurement is not necessary, an extra piece of material just cut off.

Features stretch ceiling:


  • Quite quickly, in just a few hours of your ceiling becomes perfectly smooth and level;
  • Stretch ceiling is most profitable presents sophisticated and original lighting system;
  • This coating can be considered durable, as it is with due care for at least 15 years;
  • And take care of him simply - sometimes it can be vacuumed, and so - to wipe the cloth in mild soapy water;
  • Stretch fabric can be matte and glossy;
  • In the event of flooding of the suspended ceiling will save your furniture and floor from the water, and the water can then be drained (call specialists);
  • All irregularities basic ceiling hidden.

Stretch ceiling - the most popular and common type of finishing ceiling coveringsStretch ceiling - the most popular and common type of finishing ceiling coverings

Especially popular are today ceilings with photo printing, which allow virtually any high-quality image transfer to the ceiling, which increases the design possibilities.

If irregularities are visible on the ceiling

Here you can do in two ways. The first - to clean up their putty, plaster and primer until the ceiling will not be smooth. Yes, you may have to apply more than one layer of leveling compound before you will achieve the result. But nothing helped.

As a rule, if the ceiling there are any irregularities, there are two ways to fix them: first - putty, the second - to use hinged design for finishing the ceilingAs a rule, if the ceiling there are any irregularities, there are two ways to fix them: first - putty, the second - to use hinged design for finishing the ceiling

Second - you simply equips suspension structure that will hide defects. But if there is a threat of collapse of the plaster, then it is better to remove the creation of the framework and its skin to keep it collapsed and could not do much harm to the suspended ceiling.

Stretch ceilings can also hide an uneven base surface. Often it is done in new buildings, where the second and the third year, the ceiling can go small but unsightly cracks.

How to remove the bumps on the ceiling (video)

Today, the choice of decoration and construction of the ceiling is great, and there is an option for every taste and every opportunity. Observe the balance of stylistic unity, color balance, and buy only quality materials.

Good luck in repair!

Types of ceilings (Photo different materials)

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