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Of what to make a ceiling in the bathroom: advice of specialists

Among all the variety of materials is very difficultChoose the "same", especially when it comes to the bathroom. How to make a ceiling in the bathroom, so you do not regret your choice? We will help to decide and share the advice of specialists. Selection of materials is not an easy task, and without the help of professionals it becomes a risky business. Especially it concerns the bathroom in general and its ceiling in particular. After all, not every material can withstand constant temperature changes and very high humidity. Therefore, in order that you do not take a reckless decision in the hectic repair, we specially prepared for you an overview of the most popular materials for finishing the ceiling in the bathroom, with all their advantages and disadvantages.

1. Stretched ceiling

To date, PVC film, from which, in fact, andConsists of stretch ceiling - this is one of the most popular options for the bathroom. Having a beautiful appearance, it is also a fairly practical and reliable solution. Even in case of flooding, the film is able to withstand a large mass of water and at the same time not to change. Another plus stretch ceilings - a huge variety of colors and patterns, as well as a small cost. But, like everything in our world, with all the advantages of stretch ceilings, there are disadvantages. Among them, one can note the impossibility of mounting without experience and a special tool, the fragility, the impossibility of creating a multi-level design. And if the film is damaged, then repair even a small piece will not work and will have to change the entire ceiling. Dmitry KURILOV, owner of the company "ProfPotolki" - Bathroom in a normal apartment building - the most vulnerable spot in terms of flooding from the top (if you do not live on the top floor), and I always recommend to tighten it is film of PVC, since it is the cheap And aesthetic means of protection from leaks. Qualitatively installed stretch ceiling can be drained and back stretched to dozen times without losing its functionality and appearance, which will not allow any other solution for finishing the ceiling. Especially now there are safe recessed luminaires for installation in wet rooms. About the cost: when puffing the ceiling, for example, in a one-room apartment, the bathroom will cost free, in the form of a gift from our company. Separately pulling the ceiling only in the bathroom is unprofitable, since it will cost in the cost of a minimal departure - 9 500 rubles. Andrey Trubchik, the head of Fix Dom: - In my opinion, stretch ceiling PVC is the ideal option for a bathroom in terms of price / quality ratio. Its main advantage is that a square meter of this ceiling can withstand up to 100 liters of water, which in case of leaks from above will save you from repair. Glossy linen visually elevates the ceiling, and thanks to its reflective surface will help make a small room visually a bit more spacious. Installation of a stretched ceiling in a bathroom is made for 1,5-2 hours. At us the cost of matte and satin linen is from 650 rubles per square meter with installation, the glossy ceiling costs a little more expensive - 725 rubles. Also, stretch ceilings can be made multi-level, with photo printing and almost any form.

2. Waterproof paint

A very accessible and simple solution for those whoIt is necessary in the shortest possible time to repair or transform the ceiling in your bathroom. But this is only if the surface of the ceiling is smooth and smooth. Otherwise, you will have to tinker with the preparatory work, and this is not cheap pleasure. In addition, if you have communications directly under the ceiling, you will not be able to hide the pipes. Also, the paint will eventually absorb dirt and need to paint the ceiling again, but, fortunately, it can be done quickly and painlessly.

3. Plaster

A nice invoice appearance, a small price, andAlso durability and long service life make the plaster a good option for the ceiling in the bathroom. But, again, ordinary aesthetic qualities, additional preparation of the foundation, mandatory subsequent finishing and the desired experience to perform the work put the plaster not in a row of favorites, but in the zone of outsiders, with which there is more trouble than the use of them.

4. Armstrong

Now a very common ceiling from the fashionableCompany with the same name, which many of you used to see in public premises. In fact, Armstrong is a kind of a false ceiling made up of aluminum sheets and fastened to metal hangers. There are both seamless variants of it, and with visible joints. Among the advantages of Armstrong is that it is a durable and durable ceiling that is easy to assemble and does not require any further finishing. Of the disadvantages - a specific appearance with a metallic tinge (for an amateur), high cost, limited color solutions and the ability to create only one level. Andrey Trubchik, the head of Fix Dom: - Armstrong suspension systems are still more suitable for office and public premises, their installation is not recommended in rooms with high humidity. So it's better to abandon the idea of ​​using such a ceiling in your bathroom. In rooms with humidity levels of more than 70%, aluminum cassettes can be used instead of mineral-fibrous slabs. But the cost of such a ceiling will increase much, and will be from 200 to 600 rubles apiece, depending on the color. Cassettes for gold or chromium, I would not recommend doing in the bathroom, since the condensate from the steam after the shower will leave stains on such a canvas if there is no good ventilation (and in apartments, especially in old houses, it practically does not exist). The cost of installation ranges from 250 to 300 rubles per square meter. A room measuring 15 square meters can be ready in 2-3 hours.

5. Drywall

Choosing as a moisture resistant materialPlasterboard, you can create a multi-level ceiling with ornate forms. To make beautiful compositions, you do not need to prepare the base, since it is a suspended structure. But for the creation of such beauty, you will have to work carefully over the framework of profiles, as well as over the sealing of seams and putty. Correctly assembled ceiling from plasterboard is a reliable and durable construction, which can be repeatedly painted or transformed in other ways. Although there are disadvantages. For installation designs require special tools and skills, this variant is not suitable for rooms with low ceilings (so how much "eats" space), and the more complex form of the composition is planned, the repairs will more expensive.

6. The tree

This is a very effective and elegant option, capable ofAdd a bathroom to both luxury and coziness. For the ceiling, a lining made of larch, linden or alder is perfect. But the panels of cedar or pine can not withstand both temperature fluctuations and high humidity. A wooden board can be attached to a frame or fixed directly to the ceiling with a special glue. In any case, to ensure that the tree is long and reliable, you should make sure that it is impregnated with moisture-proof substances and components that protect it from insects.

7. Plastic

Possessing a slightly bored appearance, the ceilingFrom plastic inexpensive, reliable, mounts incredibly fast and will last for many years. Of course, it is prone to damage, but, unlike stretch ceilings, piercing it will be much more difficult, and the damaged part can easily be replaced. A good, time-tested option for those who value practicality, rather than an aesthetic component.

8. Mirror ceiling

A rather unusual and original solution forbathroom. But immediately it should be taken into account that it is very dangerous to make such a ceiling from glass, therefore, as a mirror material, polished aluminum panels or a special film of polymers with reflective properties are often used. Mirrored ceilings are great for small bathrooms, as they help visually expand the space and create a play of light that miraculously transforms any room. However, such a pleasure is not cheap, the cover is very marble, and any damage to the ceiling will immediately become visible.

9. Rack ceiling

Andrey Trubchik, Head of Fix Dom: - Rather often in a bathroom are used lath ceilings, it is the most habitual variant for the majority of people. This ceiling was especially popular in the 2000s, when it was installed in every second bathroom. The rack ceiling is not afraid of moisture, but if you are flooded by neighbors from above, unfortunately, it will not save you. Reiki are on 3 and 4 meters in length and in width 100 and 150 millimeters, they are on sale in multiples of one meter. You can mount such a ceiling on your own, the main thing is to firmly fix the stringer (the guide, to which the rails themselves are attached). The disadvantage of this type of ceiling is that with standard bathrooms 1.7 x 1.7 m in size there are pieces of 30 cm, and this is your money!,, Valery Torunov, Mikhail Stepanov