Since the bathroom is the room with the greatest accumulation of moisture and temperature differences, it is necessary to create all the conditions for a comfortable stay. When making the walls and ceiling in the bathroom with your own hands, one should take into account the fact that it is first of all necessary to use protective and moisture resistant materials.
Since the bathroom has a high humidity, the ceiling should be selected moisture resistant.
A budget option
The ceiling in the bathroom requires the same careful study as the walls of the entire room. The most budgetary and traditional option is painting or whitewashing. Such repairs are recommended to produce at a perfectly flat ceiling surface, which is possible mainly in new apartments. But, in turn, paint or whitewash from the ceiling can crumble over time under the influence of moisture. And this entails certain expenditure and repeated intervention to update the surface.
For a small bathroom, a false ceiling with spotlights is best.
Typically, the ceiling painting in the bathroom is made on plastered walls. The plaster is worked on top with a primer coat. This will allow for a long time to maintain the strength of the surface and make the absorption of moisture minimal.
After these actions, the masters recommend polishing the ceiling and applying the first coat of paint.
Painting the ceiling is best done with a roller on a long handle. After the first coat of paint has dried, a second coat should be applied. This will give the ceiling a rich color and a finished look.
It is clear that repairs in apartments must be done cyclically.
However, the use of more modern methods of finishing the ceiling will allow to resort to this extremely rarely.
Plastic, PVC, wood
The arrangement of the ceiling is recommended with the help of such options as:
- suspended ceiling from plastic panels;
- hinged from expanded polystyrene tiles;
- hinged from wooden panels;
- tension ceiling.
Selecting materials for suturing the ceiling surface should be based on their moisture-proof properties. And their light weight and uncomplicated installation will allow you to decorate the ceiling even with your own hands. Foam plastic material is hung on the ceiling independently. For repair, it is available in three forms:
- stamped plates with a printed pattern;
- sheets with a laminated top layer;
- extrusion foam.
Aluminum (rack) ceilings are practical and easy to install, as well as stable and safe.
All types of foam plates are superimposed on the previously washed from the whitewash ceiling with primed slots (if any) and a layer of antifungal mixture applied. To fix them, a waterproof adhesive for foam products is used. Light fixtures for the bathroom in this ceiling is better to fix at a distance of 20 cm or more.
Wooden panels in the bathroom are attached to a profile or screen, bolted dowels to the ceiling. The paneling, in turn, is fixed with nails to it in such a way that a small gap remains between them. This will allow the hinged wooden boards, when swelling from moisture, do not change the integrity of the ceiling surface and eliminate sagging. After the works, it is recommended to impregn the lining with a hydrophobizer and antiseptic. Bathroom with eco-friendly wood trim will look exquisite and cozy.
One of the most beneficial finishing materials for the bathroom ceiling is the plastic panels.
They are appreciated for their economy, durability, thermal insulation and ease of installation.
In addition, their different colors will allow you to choose the texture for the bathroom interior. Plastic panels are mounted on the pre-installed screen of the crate side by side with each other and create a seamless overlapping appearance.
The ceiling tension or PVC - a modern trend in finishing the upper floors. Thanks to the evenly stretched polyester film, you can not worry about the excess of moisture accumulation, flooding from neighbors and the appearance of not too aesthetic stains of dampness or mold. PVC material withstands up to 100 liters of water, in case of flooding it merges through the holes for the bulbs. Its shape restores the film after it has completely dried. Stretching the ceiling is done by masters-finishers on special technology taking into account the removal of electrical wires and other communications.