False ceiling is the ideal design for the bathroom. This is due to a number of advantages, the main of which is resistance to changes in temperature, moisture. It also makes it possible to hide all communications and easily mount convenient spotlights.
The rack ceiling is resistant to moisture and temperature changes, in addition, under it you can hide all communications.
The simplest version of the suspended ceiling today is considered to be a structure made of aluminum rails. With the installation of such an interesting cover, even an inexperienced person can cope with the day, in contrast to the stretch ceiling, where one can not do without the help of qualified specialists.
Tools and material
To install the rack ceiling you will need: a hammer, a knife, a tape measure and a pencil, a screwdriver and screws, a level and a drill.
Before you begin to consider how to make such a ceiling in the bathroom, you need to buy all the materials and tools to work. The main material will be aluminum rails, bearing and angular profiles, suspensions. This is all calculated on the basis of the surface area and is bought by the kit. In addition, you will need this tool:
- a small hammer;
- construction knife;
- tape measure and pencil;
- screws, screws and anchors;
- building level;
Now you can start to work. It is carried out in several stages. If you do everything in the order of the queue, the installation of a false ceiling in the bathroom will not be difficult, and subsequently such a ceiling will not bring significant problems.
Layout for installation
Types of profiles for installing a rack ceiling.
First you need to make all the markups. First of all, it is necessary to mark on the wall places for fixing the wall and corner profiles. To do this, from the ceiling down all the walls equal distances are observed. Then the thread is stretched through these marks. This is done to make sure the line is even. In addition, the construction level is checked.
The distance from the surface of the ceiling to the line should be such that the design can hide all communications, leaving a little extra space for free location. It is impossible for the communications to fit tightly to the ceiling, as this breaks the safety precautions.
Likewise, the markings are made on the main part of the ceiling. Please note that it is important to keep the same distance between the racks. It should be no less than 50 cm. Much will depend on the width of the rails. On the perimeter, the slats must be necessarily on all sides, and in the middle equal intervals are marked from the center of the ceiling.
The next stage will be the protection of communications. It does not matter what it is, pipes, wiring or other utilities. All this should be hidden under moisture-proof boxes and corrugations, after which it is tightly fixed to the ceiling by means of clamps. Particular attention should be paid to the insulation of the wires. Before installing the structure, do not forget to turn off all electricity.
Mounting the frame
Scheme of the rack ceiling.
Now you can mount the structure on the ceiling. We begin with the skeleton. First fixing of the wall corners is made. As a rule, there are 4 of them. The work is done clearly on the markings using self-tapping screws. Pre-drilled in the wall holes, they are driven dowels, and then fastened and the profile itself on the screws or screws. The optimal distance between the screws is about 20 cm.
When the corners are ready, in the same way, fix the wall rails. It may be that they are slightly longer or shorter than the correct size. Then you can easily lengthen them with a special extension profile or simply cut it with a knife.
It remains to make a skeleton for the laths on the ceiling. According to the pre-made markings, it is necessary to drill holes in the ceiling to fix the suspension profiles. The distance is the same as for the wall plank. After installing the skeleton on the ceiling, the level should be checked for smoothness. If there are deviations, then it is necessary to correct them by all means.
So, the frame is ready. Now you only need to fix the aluminum ceiling profile. Usually, the slats already have holes for fasteners, which must coincide with the holes on the frame slats. Then check the consistency again so that you do not have to rework everything. If there is not one, you need to drill them in the required places.
Mounting starts from the edge of the wall, gradually moving to the other edge. Much attention should be paid to the joints of the walls and ceiling: the angle between them should be clearly equal to 90 degrees. Therefore, here it will be appropriate to use a square for control measurements.
After the termination of work of a screw of screws and self-cuts on a profile it is possible to hide special small fungi from plastic which are simply inserted on top of a screw in a fossa. And that it was easy, during installation try to maximally heat the hats inside the profiles.
So, the process of installing a rack suspended ceiling in the bathroom with your own hands can be considered finished.
This work can be carried out even when the walls and the floor in the bathroom are completely finished. After all, the work is not characterized by a large amount of dust and debris, which means that the bathroom will remain clean. But if the walls are finished with tiles, try not to go to it during the installation of wall bars, so as not to damage the tiles.