How to properly trim the ceiling with plastic panels

Facing material made of PVC (PVC) is often used to perform such a process, as the plating of the ceiling with plastic panels. This is one of the simplest, fastest and most accessible ways of facing. Suitable for walls.

Bathroom decoration with plastic panels

Plastic panels - an excellent option for finishing the bathroom, tk. They are practical, durable and have high water resistance.

Characteristics of the material

The material is very diverse in its design. You can choose any range of colors (matte, glossy) and texture (under the stone, fabric), practical and durable. In connection with the use for the production of new technologies, plastic is resistant to fire. Facing with plastic panels is easy to clean, does not fade with time. It is absolutely resistant to dampness, fungi, mold. In case of damage, the panel is easy to replace.

Disadvantages - non-ecological in production, they can break and crack with sufficient mechanical effort, substandard fade.

For finishing with plastic panels hollow inside sheets of PVC are used, they have stiffeners and are joined by a groove in the spike.

Manufacture of two types of panels - type-in ​​and under the tile. The first are canvases up to 30 cm wide and up to 3 m long. Their appearance resembles a lining, they are fastened together by means of grooves and rivets, on the plane they are mounted on a frame.

The second - have a size of 30-98 cm, they are more suitable for design work. They are stacked in different order - chess, mosaic, fixed simply - with the help of glue.

Choice and purchase

Installation scheme for ceiling panels

The scheme of installation of ceiling panels.

Before you cover the ceiling with plastic panels, you need to choose a quality plastic.

The material is inexpensive, but among it there are cheap options, one should not buy them, as they are usually thin and translucent. If such canvases are colored, they will quickly burn out, especially when used on balconies, loggias.

Signs of a quality product:

  • when pressed, the web deforms only slightly, if the material is cracked, it is of poor quality;
  • check by the method of repeated bends in one place, if the material remains intact and does not change color, it is quite qualitative; Here it is necessary to apply reasonable efforts, to bend 3-4 times, because regardless of quality, if you apply great efforts, it will break.

Tools required for installation:

  • level, pencil;
  • hammer drill;
  • screwdriver or screwdriver;
  • triangle, ruler for measurements;
  • nails-dowels 6x60 mm and drills 6 mm, self-cutters 4 mm;
  • metal suspensions, wooden bars for the frame;
  • profiles or wooden bars;
  • PVC sheets.
Variants of plastic panels

There is a large selection of plastic panels in color, pattern and shape.

A method that will help you easily calculate how many panels you need, regardless of the size of the canvas: the surface area (the length is multiplied by the width) is divided by the panel area (indicated on the package), 15% is added to this amount, this is the stock for cuts, the figure is rounded to the whole in the upward direction.

Stages of installation

The process of their installation is quite simple. This is one of the advantages, you can manage on your own.

Rack panel ceiling scheme

Scheme of the rack ceiling panel.

Here is a step-by-step description of how to fix the ceiling. Profiles are attached to the surface of the ceiling, they form a rigid frame, can be made of metal and wood. It is necessary to measure the length of the ceiling down from the ceiling, which is necessary for spotlights, this is approximately 5 cm or more, depending on their size.

It is recommended to take rigid UD profiles to fix the frame around the perimeter and light - CD for the strips of the structure across.

Marking is made, holes marked through the profile are drilled through marked points for fixing dowels. If the spotlights are mounted on the panels, then the frame can be hung on the fasteners, and not immediately on the screws, so a sufficient distance from the surface is formed to fit the wiring and lighting devices.

Profiles are supplemented by cross bars or suspensions, a design with square sections comes out. We check the level by level.

Cloths are cut with a hacksaw or a knife.

The first panel is hemmed as close as possible to the corner, the subsequent stud is fastened to the groove, each such cell is attached with screws or glue to the frame.

It should turn out a crate, it is on it that the PVC panels are mounted. The grate (frame) is lined with plastic panels, they are mounted between each other in the manner of a slot in the spike, and to the guides by special self-tapping screws. Previously, before this under the frame is posted wiring and lighting fixtures.

After the completion of the work, the joint between the walls, panels, ceiling is formed by skirting boards for the ceiling, the surface becomes final. They apply glue and press, holding for a few seconds. Popular is the novelty - plastic canvases with a mirror surface, they look like a real mirror.

Expert advice

  1. It is necessary to check the surface regularly for any distortions and irregularities, to check the parameters of the panels in order to avoid gaps and misalignments, as this can lead to the remounting of the entire coating.
  2. The profile should be fixed strictly horizontally.
  3. The installation of the last panel is an important step, it is neatly trimmed across the width and carefully inserted.

Plastic ceiling in the kitchen, bathrooms and similar rooms with high humidity. This material is almost ideal for them.

Add a comment