What do you think about to make repairs?The fact that the apartment is already scared to go, faded wallpaper and behind the walls, on the ceiling have even a potato plant, and will soon begin to fall through the floors under your feet?Hardly.In good owners would never do, because they will take care of repairs much sooner.Most often, starting repairs, people want to upgrade.Besides luxuriously renovated apartment, like an expensive suit, clearly shows that business owners in order.And what could underline the status of a successful person is better than a beautiful stretch ceiling?Here in this article we'll talk about the installation of a stretch ceiling with his hands.
- Choice stretch ceiling
- Fabric suspended ceiling Stretch ceiling
- preparatory stage in the installation of a stretch ceiling
- Mounting tension ceiling
Choice stretch ceiling
Stretch ceilingfotoprint bedroom
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So, all the ceilings have the following properties:
- beautiful aesthetic
- not too complicated installation
- longevity - 10 years warranty
- fire safety
- ecological material - yes, this option appliesa synthetic fabric made of polyester, PVC film and equally
- ease of operation - clean the suspended ceiling can be a normal damp cloth
- functionality, because the suspended ceiling allows you to mask any heat and sound insulation layer
Thanks to these qualities ceilings and steelso popular.No wonder that at one time this ceiling could afford only very rich people.Thank God, now we can do in your home such ceilings, not only in living rooms, but also in the kitchen or bathroom.
And now let's talk about those characteristics which distinguish two types of ceilings.
Fabric suspended ceiling
begin with the tissue, the more expensive.What makes the fabric suspended ceiling so attractive?
- First of all - its width.Polyester cloth can reach a width of 5 meters, that is the ceiling in almost every room does not require matching fabrics.
- And, of course, possible to set fabric ceiling without using heating appliances.
That's basically it.But the cost of such a ceiling belongs to the disadvantages - it really high.Further increases the price of the fabric ceilings various design tricks, such as photo printing.
PVC stretch ceiling
proceed to the PVC ceiling than they will be pleased with us?
- Here, the most important feature is elasticity.PVC film is stretched when heated for more than 10%, and cooling down, back to the original (well, almost) size, which allows us to create a tight ceiling with a perfectly flat surface.In addition, it comes to the aid of the elasticity in case of flooding the neighbors from the top, when our PVC ceiling sags under the weight of water, but remains intact.
flexible PVC ceiling - about 100 kilograms per square meter
- Another quality PVC film, which just makes your eyes run - a rich variety of colors and textures, which does not increase the price of the suspended ceiling.To list all the colors does not make sense - more than 200. And the texture of PVC ceilings are divided into three categories:
- matte - slightly rough, without gloss (same as the fabric)
- satin - smooth, with a light reflective effect
- lacquer or gloss, mirror effect which allows to visually enlarge the room and pick up a fabulous lighting design
- Finally, the price.Compared with fabric ceiling is also an important advantage.
But minus the ceiling of PVC film for some reason many consider the need for splicing strips of film to produce the desired width of the cloth.This is all the more strange that the spike paintings very reliable (it if someone thinks that the seam tape is easier to break), almost unnoticeable, and not always necessary - in fact now produce fabric PVC film with a width of 3 meters and a half.
In general, the difference in the material settled, the choice made, you can proceed to the practical side of the issue.
preparatory stage in the installation of a stretch ceiling
Given that we still do repairs, the installation of a stretch ceiling we need to be at least fully put in order the wall.That is, try to make the installation of the ceiling came after pasting wallpaper.It is necessary for this process to the room was clean.Basic ceiling also needs clear - remove it from crumbling whitewash or wallpaper, as well as any dirt and dust.The fact is that the stains from dirty hands to the tension of the cloth will be very difficult to withdraw, and because we need a clean ceiling.
Sizing fabric of our ceiling is necessary to make careful measurements.Experts believe that the difference should not be greater than 5 mm, otherwise the tension ceiling will be uneven, which greatly reduce the beauty and durability.You need to measure the walls in the place where we will mount a baguette.In principle, this level is determined by the height of spotlights.Gaugeable entire perimeter (all sides, not just two) and diagonally.All measurements reflect on paper - draw a diagram.On this same scheme denote all openings (windows and doors), pipes and other communications.In the overall scheme is much more convenient to choose the place of soldering strips of film, if necessary.
to the wall Apply line that will strengthen baguette.To do this, it's best to put down with the help of the level marks in the corners, and by building a strong cord or thread flat discourage line.Perimeter ready.Now for baguette - it is necessary to pre-drill the holes for the screws, and the profile to file for corner joints.When mounting a baguette on brick, concrete or gypsum wall distance between anchors should not be less than 8 cm, and if we're going to fix it on the tile or metal, then this period can be extended to 12 cm. The first hole in a baguette do no further than 2cm from the corner.Now we just need to fasten to the wall baguette, not forgetting to check the level of the correctness of its position.
preparation process is almost complete, with only mark the point of attachment fixtures, set them to stand and carry out the wiring.By the way, the layout of fixtures should be done not only on the ceiling but also on the floor, otherwise we will be hard to find the reception after the tension ceiling.Reflect the layout of fixtures using laser or plumb.And we try to do it with a permanent marker, so as not to trample on subsequent work.
Ready?It's time to set the ceiling!
Mounting tension ceiling
Our suspended ceiling bought, and packaging have warmed to him in the heat of the apartment.In any case, immediately warn - too long to leave the canvas in the package is not recommended, may be formed creases that are completely straight, only after some time.
Do not forget - in the room should be clean, so it's worth in any case once again vacuum, it is much easier than with a brand new output ceiling smudges.
If you decide to purchase a ceiling made of PVC film, before opening the package, and the unfolding of the cloth in the room should be tightly closed doors and windows, and the room itself to heat up to 40 degrees heat gun.The package we reveal careful not to damage the fabric, especially if we use something sharp.
uniform heating of the PVC film heat gun
deploying film, we and her equally warm up to 60 degrees, then it will be more elastic and easy natyanetsya of baguette.
order of mounting tension ceiling
start to mount a film with a selected angle (on the packaging must indicate which corner of the film is fixed in the first place), fixing it at 15-20 centimeters on each side of the corner.Then we move to the opposite corner, and in the same way we fix the rest of the corners.Then stretch the film and fix the edges around the perimeter of the room.During stretching the film continue to warm to ease tension and straightening the folds and creases.And finally - when the film has stretched on baguette frame warms it another quarter of an hour, after which the room can be opened and aired.All - suspended ceiling made of PVC film is almost ready!
Schematic representation harpoon mounting tension ceiling PVC film
now need to lay the decorative cap to close the gap between the wall and the ceiling stretched.And also make holes for the fixtures.This is done like this:
- transferred to the canvas ceiling arrangement luminaires (remember our mark on the floor?), The usual set point marker
- overhead fixtures rings lubricated cyanoacrylate (glue) and how you can quickly and accurately glued onto the canvas at the marked locations
- after the glue dries and grab, film inside the ring with a sharp knife carefully cut
- adjust the height of the lamp, the bulb is screwed
small remark about the bulbs - in the case of a stretch ceiling is not necessary to use an incandescent lamp with a power greater than 60 wattsto avoid possible melting of the film.
If you do decide to install a fabric suspended ceiling, then warming up to us to anything, because polyester is not as elastic.And to begin fixing blade should be from the middle of the wall, and the corners are last.But the procedure remains the same stretch.
Trey ceilings - with a glossy PVC tension in the middle of the ceiling of plasterboard and curbs on the perimeter
Phew, now exactly it!The ceiling is stretched evenly, without bias, the profile is closed beautiful ornament inserts mounted fixtures.We turn on the lights and enjoy fresh, original design of the whole room.