Bathroom - this is the most difficult in terms of finishing the interior of the high humidity and frequent temperature changes.Therefore, the choice of coating materials, it is necessary to pay attention to their water-resistant properties.In addition, the finishing materials must meet standards of hygiene, and therefore easy to clean.Accepted decorate the walls, ceiling and floor bathrooms with ceramic tiles, but its installation is very laborious and complicated.A good alternative is to furnish the bathroom plastic panels.
- How to choose a panel
- Advantages and disadvantages
- calculation of the amount of material
- technology finishing plastic panels
- Preparing walls
- frameless technology
- Installation of metal crates
- At what angle to start
- Mountplastic panels
How to choose a panel
to the wall, lined with plastic panels, please you for many years, it is important to choose a high-quality material.
- panels must be absolutely straight without waves and spikes.This will determine the aesthetics of the walls.
- should ensure that all strips have the same color tone, it is desirable to acquire material from the same batch.
There are three kinds of plastic panels for walls:
- panels under the tile.They have brackets, which are mounted through the wall.
- Rack.Appearance mimic battens.Mounted as using brackets.
- Sheet.Resembles sheets of plywood.They are attached with nails or glue, and the joints are filled with sealant or closed rack.
Once selected type of panels, it is necessary to determine the desired width and thickness of the material.The thickness is usually 0.5-1 cm, while the width 20-50sm.Next selected plastic eaves, which will close the gap between the wall and the ceiling around the perimeter of the room.The length of the panels themselves diverse and may range from 2.6 to 6 meters.The best option is to choose the length of the trim panels equal to the height of the walls.In this case the waste will be the minimum amount.
Advantages and disadvantages
In comparison with ceramic tiles, trim plastic panels - it is inexpensive and fairly simple option to repair the bathroom.
This material appeared relatively recently and immediately became very popular.According to its operating characteristics, it does not yield the tile.
Its main advantages:
- high water quality and resistance to temperature;
- wide range of colors;
- environmentally friendly material;
- easy installation;
- affordable price.
panels easy to look after, it is enough to wipe them with a soft sponge and soap.Do not use hard brushes or abrasive cleaners.
deformation. panels made of PVC, can be deformed with a sharp drop in temperature.
Mechanical damage .They are easily punched with a sharp object, and crumple on the bounce.
Lean coloring .Despite the wide range of colors, the painting has a rather faded look.The effect of artificiality especially enhanced if they have a high-gloss finish or mimic natural material.
calculation of the amount of material
To accurately determine the required number of strips length divided by the width of the wall panel.Thus, all the walls are calculated.Next, determine the length of the material, it should not be less than the height of the walls.For the final calculation of the total number of bars subtracted door and window openings.
Before you start to install them, you need to give them some time to lie unpacked in the room.If before they were stored at sub-zero temperatures for adaptation will take at least 2 days, and if at 0 + 10, then it is sufficient for 12 hours.
the groundworks for the bathroom is better to use plastic or metal slats profile.
calculate the required number of profiles on the wall 2,50h example 4 m. Stands will be installed every 50 cm, then 4 / 0.5 + 1 = 9 profiles.Standard profile length is 3 meters, therefore, of 9 pieces should be cut off too much, for the segments of 2.50 (thus do not forget about tolerance).
Likewise calculated and horizontal guides: 2 (2 / 0.5 + 1) = 10 profiles.In this calculation, the ceiling height of 2.50 m is replaced by 3. The horizontal profiles are mounted in increments of 40-50cm.It is recommended that each profile cut only after the required height is checked on the spot.This is due to the fact that very often the height of the ceiling is different at different points.
Technology trim plastic panels
process of finishing the walls with plastic panels with their hands begins with the preparation of the base.It is the most time-consuming and dusty stage at which all the old paint is removed.
When the panels are installed without the frame, that is, directly to the wall, after the major works, the walls must be carefully aligned.For their attachment used liquid nails or tile adhesive.When assembling the plastic panels to drywall, you can use small galvanized nails.
But if they are in poor condition, the wall finishing is better to produce plastic panels on the crate.It uses plastic straps, metal profiles or thin wooden slats, which are pre-treated with antiseptic composition.But the latter option is less desirable, since the possible deformation of the tree and the panels themselves will suffer.
Hint: the distance between the cross bars should not exceed 50 cm, otherwise they will sag.
When the wall surface is flat and robust, the panels are fastened without mounting battens.During the work area must be kept dry.The adhesive composition (it should not be solvent based) is applied to the wall with a notched trowel, which is used for laying tiles.
This method saves time, but would require large financial costs for the purchase of the solution.
Installation of metal crates
begin installation is recommended with a ceiling profile.Method of attachment depends on the material from which the walls are made.If they are made of concrete or brick, you will need to punch and installation of dowels.For each three-meter profile should account for at least 4 mounting points.Joint to joint is attached to it a second profile, the length of which must be adapted to the size of the wall.They must be aligned with a level gauge.
After all rails ceiling mounted, they are fixed pitches (not less than one meter) and it is mounted on the profile of the floor.If the ground floor - it is concrete, it will also need to install the punch.By the wooden floor can be mounted on the screws.Thus, we have two major series of guides.
For uprights plumb the required length is measured, and the remainder is cut with scissors for metal.It is inserted between the ceiling and floor planks and level shall be verified.They are fixed on the screws.
So all mounted crate.
more clearly how to mount the panel with your hands, you can look at the video:
At what angle to start
Before you begin work on the interior decoration of plastic panels, it is necessary to determine the order in which it is produced.Typically, the width of the wall is not a multiple of plastic panels, so there is always plank Overhead panels that have to do already.So, the angle that is most prominent in the area, should consist of whole panels.In the second two corners are set to 1 dobornye strips, and only in the last, least inconspicuous corner (left input), there are two narrow panels.
Tip: better to start with the most simple of the walls on which no pipes, sinks and toilets.
mount plastic panels
Installation begins from the corner.Even if the rack exhibited a maximum vertical accuracy, it does not guarantee that the panels will be installed smoothly.Therefore, it is important to align the level or plumb.Even at a small angle in the beginning of the end wall it will increase so much that it will have to redo all the work at first.She fastened it to the vertical bar on the screws.
second panel is inserted into the groove of the first and everything is repeated.
Having thus the wall and reaching the second angle, you will see that is a narrow gap between the bar and at the wall.The width is measured from the ceiling and the floor is marked on the panel and draw a straight line, saw off hacksaw.Sawn plank only face up.
Once all the walls are lined with PVC panels, joints remains close to the ceiling and floor moldings or plastic slats.
also used for sheathing and special plastic guides, but they are more expensive than metal and harder to find in the required range.
trim plastic panels will not add to the interior a special bathroom luxurious.But it's a good way for little money in a short time to transform the room.Due to the large selection of colors, you can pick them up perfectly with any decor.If desired, they are easy to disassemble, which will without serious financial costs to change design of the bathroom.
Below photo finish with plastic panels.
bathrooms Finishing plastic panels photo
finishing a shower room with plastic panels photo