One of the most common types of false ceiling is a ceiling Armstrong. The ease and versatility of its design, classic design, beautifully blends with any interior, the variety of standardized accessories, combined with the low price made it very popular in our country and around the world. It is said that his name was given ceiling on behalf of the American astronaut Neil Armstrong - the first of men to set foot on the lunar surface, and the reason for this was the main design option of the ceiling that looks like a lunar surface. But it's probably just a legend.
Armstrong is a ceiling light mineralovoloknistye tape thickness of about 20 mm, are laid on the metal rails that are attached to the ceiling of a special harness or even conventional wire (diameter less than 2 mm). Main Armstrong ceiling system applies to suspended ceilings with an open profile, ie for suspended ceilings, in which the harness is not completely hidden, and is part of the design (although the firm Armstrong produces other variants of the systems). Cassettes are available in two basic Armstrong sizes (600x600 and 600x1200 mm), in the ordinary or waterproof (up to 100% relative humidity) variants. There are several design options, which include a variety of surface textures, mesh and perforated tape. Standard cassette Armstrong practically nonflammable and have good heat-and noise-proof properties. But there are also specialized systems ceiling Armstrong, an elevated acoustic, fire-and moisture-proof properties. Although this is somewhat beyond the scope of this article, not to mention that the company also produces and Armstrong ceilings with metal trays, made of thin sheet steel with a synthetic elektrogalvanizirovannoy deposition, as well as combinations and variations, which are equipped with steel tapes mineralovolokonnnym coating for improve the acoustic characteristics. Traditionally, Armstrong ceiling white, although the program supply firms, there are a lot of colors.
The main advantages of this system include the roof versatility and ease of installation. The system is designed so that its installation is possible in the premises of any shape, almost at any distance from the existing ceiling, which allows convenient for her to have a variety of communication systems, ventilation systems and air conditioning systems. At the same time after installation of the system remains easy access to the space behind the ceiling, which is essential for maintenance and reconstruction of communications.
Another indisputable advantage - the ability to easily rebuilding itself roof systems and a wide choice of accessories. The popularity of the ceiling has prompted many companies to produce various accessories designed specifically for suspended ceiling Armstrong. Here and recessed fixtures, and items of ventilation systems and air conditioning systems, and even automatic fire extinguishing system. They are all unified under the standard sizes of 600x600 and 600x1200 cassette mm, and to fit them instead of simply insert a standard cassette mineralovoloknistoy necessary element and connect it to the appropriate communication. And to make it equally easy both during installation and later. In order to transfer, for example, light or air conditioner output to a new location, simply swap the unified element and one of the standard cassette system.
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