Suspended ceilings - great decoration of various types.They allow you to make even the most perfect curve ceiling, align, hide all communications can serve as protection and decoration, be the basis to accommodate different lighting, etc.
- Suspended ceiling in an apartment or in a private home
- Suspended ceilings - Design
- Fire safety and durability
- ceilings Suspended ceiling with his hands Suspended ceiling
SuspendedCeilings are made of different materials have different technical characteristics and different installation method.Therefore, you need to know about some of the possibilities of false ceilings, their scope, strengths and weaknesses.
Suspended ceiling in an apartment or in a private home
Many manufacturers ceilings are focused primarily on industry, trade, public places, offices and so their products have the appropriate design and features.
For example, take the same Armstrong.Its pr
But, firstly, not all products are suitable for decoration of housing in appearance: for example Baikal hardly anyone trims living rooms and bedrooms.
Secondly, many series are good, but expensive due to the specific technical characteristics: sound insulation and sound absorption, anti-bacterial, etc.Soundproofing not hurt, but it is particularly necessary, for example, for a person living on the top floor high-rise buildings, most likely not.The same applies to other similar properties - sometimes there is no sense to overpay.
Thirdly, that probably most importantly, any ceiling reduces the height of the room.Especially coffered ceiling - for their installation needs a space from ceilings at least 12 cm , that Khrushchev - an unacceptable luxury.
better in this respect, suspended ceilings - they can take up less space, perfectly applied in wet areas such as bathroom, toilet, kitchen, but the other rooms are rarely used.
If the height, you can place a ceiling grid or multilevel plasterboard.At the lowest allowable height for the ceiling, you can use drywall in one level, and if the room is small, but at least at a stretch be permitted coffered ceiling, is a great option - mirrored ceiling tiles.
Suspended ceilings - Design
Some pros and cons of the design have already been covered above, but there is a pair of words about each ceiling.
Pinion metal ceilings is undoubtedly beautiful, but their design is in the bedroom and the living room is used less frequently than in the "technical" part of the house, although the interior in high-tech style - it's possible.
Cassette mirrored ceilings of metal - is "warmer".They no longer use in an apartment or a house, but in the same living room would look much better with a glass ceiling mirrors, the main drawback of which - the high cost and heavy weight.Interestingly looks black mirrored ceiling, but this type of finish will be solved, not all, and not looking to the mirror, a color visually reduces the height.
Armstrong type systems can be filled and transparent stained tiles - exquisitely beautiful, but very demanding to the interior of the room. If you use mineral fiber tiles, sometimes it can be painted in a different color .
Suspended ceiling grilyato is modern and stylish design, but through-grill almost exclusively and performs a decorative designer function.
Drywall Suspension System both good and bad his Unfinished.Suspended ceiling of GCR - the ability to model all sorts of shapes and then decorate as desired, and paint them.But this installation of the ceiling is more difficult than the other ceilings that do not require further finishing.
plastic ceiling is a different color and texture, but over time the plastic may turn yellow.
False ceilings in general - a beautiful kind of finish that can be almost any color and form.
A good sound insulation and sound absorption need primarily office ceilings, ceiling premises where there is a crowd of people constantly and ceilings of apartments in multi-storey buildings with a good "listenability" neighbors above.
Soundproofing blocks and weakens sound, sound absorption - "absorption" of the ceiling material sound.
more detailed description of these features is as follows: sound insulation - sound change during its transmission between adjacent spaces with a common ceiling plenum;Absorption - converting sound energy into thermal energy while passing through the material or by causing the air.
Taking into account all pros and cons of the room, you can choose one of three types of ceilings: a high level of insulation, high-absorption or combining sound absorption and sound insulation.
To know the exact acoustic parameters, view samples of such ceilings and their use in the interior of the premises, you can visit any online store or the official sites of manufacturers.
world's largest manufacturers of acoustic ceilings, production of which has good reviews - Armstrong, Ecophon, Rokfon and others.For example, mineral acoustic plate Budget Rokfon Lily (Polish production) International Classification have absorption class C sound absorption coefficient of 0.75.
Fire safety and lifetime ceilings
manufacturing tiles for suspended ceilings made of different materials with different degrees of flammability.Basically, all the ceilings, even many plastic, positioned as not sustain combustion.The most secure in this respect the ceiling - a metal or slabs of stone wool.
But fire safety includes not only the right choice of a suspended ceiling.
IMPORTANT !!! First of all you need to prevent the risk of fire, and if it happened - quickly learn about it and react to it.
Before the build ceiling should be properly divorced wiring.Provision for a suspended ceiling is conducted in accordance with the requirements of conducting electrical wires on relevant grounds.
Cabling carried securely - in ripples, hoses, pipes, ducts of metal or fire-retardant plastic.All wiring connections are done only in terminal boxes, which provides quick access.
In wet areas are special rules installation electricians.See requirements to work with electrical wiring can be SNIP - building codes.
for fire alarm with ceiling mounted fire detectors: smoke detectors, heat, flame.
As for the life of suspended ceilings, most of them are designed for 10-15 years.Exceptions are metal ceilings - they can last up to 20 or even 30 years.
Suspended ceiling with his hands
Suspended ceiling with his hands to do of course is possible, if there is an idea of their installation.But even deciding to do the job yourself, not hurt to calculate how much ceiling wizard - perhaps easier still ordered installation.
Suspended ceilings (cost of works) are estimated at 250-800 rubles per square meter depending on the type and scope of work of the ceiling.
To create a ceiling needs his project - even a simple schematic drawings with dimensions and types of items. To do this, determine the type of ceiling, measure the perimeter and area of the ceiling, select the components, place them in the picture, just count the number and the required amount.
If you want to buy cheap ceilings, the prices are low, then the cheapest option (but also the most environmentally unfriendly) - it is plastic.Relatively inexpensive can do drywall, Armstrong-type system of a series of cost.Aluminum ceilings Russian manufacturers will cost much cheaper than European counterparts.