Ceiling panels: plastic products and other kinds of dimensions, installation instructions, videos and photos

Decorative ceiling panels - what to choose for self home

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Table of contents

  • 1 The range of panels for headliner
    • 1.1 What you need to know about PVC panels
    • 1.2 What you need to know about the MDF panels
    • 1.3 The remaining varieties of ceiling panels
  • 2 To summarize
A simple example of how to use the available finishing materials can decorate plain ceiling in standard apartment

A simple example of how to use the available finishing materials can decorate plain ceiling in standard apartment

Sheathe ceiling plan something inexpensive, beautiful and durable, but do not know what to choose as a decoration? I'll tell you what are the ceiling panels, from which they are made and how they are installed.

The range of panels for headliner

The range of finishing materials for the ceiling high, and therefore, selecting the appropriate option in the first place pay attention to the appearance and the price

The range of finishing materials for the ceiling high, and therefore, selecting the appropriate option in the first place pay attention to the appearance and the price

In the market ceiling panels made of PVC, MDF, polystyrene, wood, etc. each species It has characteristic advantages and disadvantages, and these characteristics must be considered when choosing the finish material.

Some materials suitable for finishing in dry conditions, and other materials are more versatile and can be installed in environments with excessive humidity. In addition, the different installation manual finishing material, so some panels will be installed easier, while others - more difficult.

Let us consider what are panels for ceilings and how they differ from each other.

What you need to know about PVC panels

illustrations Information about material
table_pic_att14915089072 Design features. Standard size:
  • length from 2.4 to 6 m;
  • width 25 cm;
  • thickness of 8-12 mm.

On one edge of the panel for ceilings passes tenon and the groove extends along the other side.

Installation plastic panels, spike followed lining panel included in the previous slot.

When the compound lining in a single unit, clearances liniii joint inconspicuous or even not visible.

table_pic_att14915089093 Additional elements. moldings - to make abutting lining to walls or to bypass the wall finishing material irregularities, special additional elements are used.
table_pic_att14915089104 mounting Features. PVC panel (ceiling linings) is mounted on a crate. Lathing may be assembled from wooden boards or special profile.
table_pic_att14915089115 communications wiring. If conventional plaster ceilings plaster, it was problematic, that there are no such problems with the suspended structures.

It is enough to lower the level of crates to the desired height and the resulting gap can be hidden, not only the wiring, but also the ventilation pipe, as shown in the photo.

table_pic_att14915089126 Installing lighting fixtures. On the ceiling panels made of PVC can be installed recessed lighting and conventional chandeliers.

Note: lamps need to be used with a low degree of heat, so that when a long operation of the lamp, plastic does not weld.

Disadvantages:

  • Low impact resistance. Ceiling panels made of PVC is easy to break if hit them;
  • combustibility. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and products based on it, a fire completely burn, releasing into the environment of toxic gases.

Benefits:

  • Versatility. Finishing material is not afraid moisture, so it can be used both in dry and wet areas;
  • Low weight. ceiling trim weighs little and has no load on the floor;
  • The possibility of mounting on any surface. PVC battens can be used for covering of old and new, curves, lines and other surfaces, as the crate hide any relief;
  • Easy installation. Installation can be performed from the beginning to the end with his own hands, using simple tools;
  • Variety of color and texture designs. Today, plastic battens on the ceiling is possible to buy single color, multi-color, imitating the surface of other materials, matte, glossy, etc .;
  • Availability. If desired, PVC battens can be purchased at any hardware store and in any market.
  • Low price. Plastic ceiling panel - it's probably the cheapest finishing material, with the exception that the paper wallpaper.

What you need to know about the MDF panels

Installation of panels MDF is not much different from the installation of PVC lining - used the same crate same klyaymery

Installation of panels MDF is not much different from the installation of PVC lining - used the same crate same klyaymery

Unlike plastic counterparts, MDF panels have a tongue and a groove, not only in the longitudinal but also the lateral side. Therefore, finished plating can look not only as a traditional boardwalk, but also as masonry, as shown in the previous photo.

illustrations Types of ceiling panels made of MDF in accordance with the type of coating
table_pic_att14915089148 veneered. The price of such panels is the highest, as they are covered with wood veneer and the most similar to natural wood. It uses this finishing in dry rooms only.
table_pic_att14915089159 laminated. These ceiling panels are covered with a thin polymer film which is resistant to moisture and temperature extremes.

This category is considered to be water-resistant roof sheathing, and therefore can be installed in rooms with high humidity.

table_pic_att149150891610 painted. Dyed products have a solid matte or gloss finish, look attractive and, at the same time, cheaper veneered and laminate counterparts.

Painted surface is unstable to humidity, and therefore can not be installed in the toilet room.

table_pic_att149150891711 pasted paper. The surface of these panels covered with a thin paper layer, on which a pattern texture of various building materials.

Since the paper is not stable to moisture, such ceiling lining is not designed for indoor bathrooms and the kitchen.

The remaining varieties of ceiling panels

illustrations type of panels
table_pic_att149150891912 wood. This category of finishing materials include wood siding, panels for suspended ceilings and massive suspension boards made of Armstrong technology.

Finishing materials are produced using solid wood lumber or low grade, high-quality coated natural veneer.

Wood products, even though the lacquer coating, intended for use in dry rooms.

table_pic_att149150892113 polystyrene foam. Dense foam plates with dimensions of 600x600 mm just glued to the ceiling.

Therefore, this type of fabric can be described as the most simple to apply.

However, there is one problem - the ceiling, which will be sticky, to be perfectly flat.

To summarize

Now that you know how to choose the ceiling panels, and thus will be able to find a suitable option for decorating your home. If you have any questions - ask in the comments, I will be glad to answer them. By the way, do not forget to watch the video in this article, it is always useful and interesting.