Gypsum for quite a long time is one of the most popular building and finishing materials. Variants of gypsum application in repair and construction are so varied that it is quite difficult to focus on any particular technique, but among the whole variety of finishing methods, gypsum ceilings have gained deserved popularity, usually applicable in classical, modern, retro and other design directions. premises.
The main advantages of gypsum structures
Gypsum ceilings - reception finish almost any room. Ceiling structures of this type have an ideal surface, are comfortable and easy to use, and all thanks to the quality characteristics of the gypsum itself:
- the construction of ceilings and finishing works with the use of gypsum-containing materials is absolutely safe both in the process of construction and in the period of further residence in the room;
- gypsum is deservedly recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly and safe natural materials;
- gypsum materials are resistant to temperature extremes and non-inflammable;
- at any stage of processing the plaster surface plaster falls flat, and the formation of irregularities and "bubbles" is excluded;
- excellent ability of ceilings for any additional processing, including painting.
When making a choice in favor of gypsum ceiling surfaces, both the worker and the customer can be assured of the perfect result. Finishing the ceiling with the use of plaster mixes allows to achieve perfect smoothness on the surface of the ceilings, and to supplement the idea of the created design with intricate shapes, shapes and compositions. Wherever the gypsum ceiling construction is erected, it is always beautiful, comfortable, safe and easy to maintain throughout its life. The additional use of layers of noise and heat-insulating gaskets will allow you to achieve reliable protection against extraneous external noise, as well as to maintain warmth and comfort inside the house.
One of the reasons for the popularity of gypsum ceiling structures is their ability to hide even significant defects from sight. For example, gypsum ceilings allow you to quickly and completely hide the joints in the floor slabs, cracks, damaged areas on the surfaces, as well as get rid of hanging wires, pipes and other utilities. Decorative plaster ceilings are suitable for rooms of most categories. Their installation will not take a lot of time regardless of the type of the room being repaired.
For the implementation of the installation of single-level gypsum ceilings deep knowledge in the construction is simply not needed. Repair is quite possible to do it yourself. It is enough to have the skills to use the building level, as well as to have experience in the use of a punch and a chopping thread.
Why is this ceiling technique preferred even more often than standard plaster? It's simple. When installing gypsum structures, the dirt from the work carried out, their complexity and duration are minimized.
Gypsum ceilings: two levels
If during the repair it was decided to do only on its own, then for the installation of a two-level ceiling with your own hands, it is better to pre-produce all the necessary blanks:
- The correct (verified) marking of fastenings and location of a profile.
- Selection of the type of fasteners depending on the complexity, levels and number of sources of lighting.
- To speed up and simplify the installation of the structure should be pre-cut plasterboard sheets.
- All profiles provided for fastening bends and joints, you must first bend.
It is easy to build ceilings and plasterboard sheets. It is enough to follow the recommendations of specialists, which are quite accessible on most specialized resources. Most often, preference to drywall is given for the improvement of bedrooms and kitchens. Whatever the design in the bedroom, any idea is quite affordable to realize with your own hands.
The bedroom is one of the rooms where two-level gypsum ceilings allow to achieve the effect of soft lighting through the use of point-mounted ceiling lights of various power or led strip recessed between the ceiling levels. The latter technique allows you to provide a soft light in the room, effectively emphasizing decorative techniques, lighting solutions, as well as expand the space.
Illuminated ceiling - a great solution for those who are not fans of the usual chandeliers and bulky lamps in the center of the ceiling. The most modern lighting solutions can be used as light sources. The power and type of lighting fixtures provide excellent results. Unexpectedly, but well-placed light sources can completely change the room or hide the existing shortcomings. Among the structures of sheets of drywall can be identified:
- quite impressive weight;
- the inability to preserve the integrity of the sheets in case of dismantling;
- Gypsum sheets are not the most suitable material for finishing rooms with high humidity (with the exception of moisture-resistant types of drywall).
Recently, receptions for lighting rooms with the use of LED strips are in the greatest demand. Such tapes allow you to achieve soft lighting, and in several colors. Tapes are flexible, durable and safe to use. However, their only significant drawback can be a fairly high cost.
How to build a ceiling in the kitchen yourself?
The kitchen has long become a room not only for cooking and eating, but also a kind of lounge area. Modern kitchen projects are spectacularly complemented by bar racks, hanging cabinets and glassware. A little faded into the background kitchen units with lighting built into the cabinets or the top bracket of the headset.
Completely replace the usual lighting, including the central chandelier, lamps, placed over the entire surface of the kitchen ceiling. If you have patience and get acquainted with the basic information materials, you can get a high-quality and beautiful ceiling in your own kitchen with your own hands. That's what you need to take care of in advance:
- Measure the area of the ceiling being repaired.
- Choose the best type of gypsum plasterboard sheets.
- Pre-cut the workpiece, depending on the design of the final design.
- Prepare the cable, connection and cuts in sheets for the location of light sources.
- Correctly choose and fix the profile guides, taking into account the number of levels, type of sheets and the location of furniture in space.
Why is drywall so attractive even to newbies in repair work? The fact is that impressively sized sheets are easily sawn into the necessary elements, and besides they are able to bend into the necessary shapes and at the required angle. It is enough to moisten the cut elements evenly with a moderate amount of water. The ceiling in two levels is also suitable for small rooms. The main thing to pre-plan all the additional elements in the ceiling and the location of the lamps.
The second level of sheets, as a rule, is mounted above the working surface, that is, above the stove, sink or table top. If the kitchen area allows, then the ledges can be equipped above the dining area or above the seating area. A simplified version is the erection of classic rectangular-shaped ceilings: with right angles and sharp lines. If the idea implies the introduction of rounded shapes into the interior, then plaster blanks should be moistened in advance and give them the desired shape. If the repair is carried out with your own hands, you still should not neglect the elementary help on feeding the elements, cutting or fixing the profile.
Wherever finishing and repair work is carried out, drywall will allow to achieve the desired result in the shortest possible time. Of course, like any other building and finishing material, gypsum sheet has a number of its advantages and disadvantages. However, given its safety, a variety of options and the variety of brands and manufacturers, gypsum material for many years holds the leading position as a finishing material for all categories of premises.