Armstrong suspended ceiling - installation

Armstrong suspended ceiling - installation

On this page you will find instructions on how to make a false ceiling installation Armstrong.

The mounting ceiling Armstrong

The grid is designed for distributed load - 3.5 ... 6.0 kg / m 2 by weight of the ceiling panels, as well as imposed from above (if necessary) a layer of insulating material. Support profiles frame on adjustable spring hangers are attached to the bottom step not more than 1200 mm . To prevent overloading the extreme perimeter profile suspension should stand on the wall no more than 600 mm with the weight of your ceiling to 4.0 kg / m 2 and 450 mm with a weight of more than 4.0 kg / m 2. The minimum distance from the base frame shall be not less than 120 mm from the condition of the possibility of removing plates during operation.

In general, the installation of suspended ceiling Armstrong in the following order:

- Measurement of the room and a breakdown of the basic interactions perpendicular axes;

- Removal of net marks on the walls and ceiling of the column;

- Marking the ceiling of the room axis in both directions to identify the size of the walls of the outer plates, the locations of fixtures, ventreshetok and other devices;

- The fixing of the angular profile (PU-profile 19/24) on the walls and pillars with dowels, installed at 0.5 m;

- Mount hangers with rods to the base through the ceiling anchor elements;

- Set the main T-profiles 24h38 and their alignment in one plane;

- Installation of T-profile cross-24h32 in the main profile of perforation;

- Installation of the longitudinal profile of the T-24h28 in perforation of the transverse profile;

- Laying tiles in the frame of the cell is in the process of mounting the frame or at the end. Laying to perform in the direction indicated by the arrows in the back of the plates. Slab adjacent to the walls, columns and other structures, cut at the place;

- If necessary, in the process of mounting plates, produce packing heat or sound insulating material;

- Installation of lighting fixtures, air vents, etc. made during installation.

Some of the requirements for installing a suspended ceiling Armstrong

Installation of panels made only after all construction work, including all "wet" processes, as well as the construction of floors and glass windows. The heating system should work to the room temperature could be achieved within 15 - 30 ° C. Relative humidity should not exceed 70%.
Installing the massive lights, air conditioners, etc. should be carried out by hanging them on a separate load-bearing structures.
In the case of laying an additional layer of heat-or sound-proofing material over plates or installing recessed fixtures, it should increase the number of suspensions in proportion to the weight of the ceiling.

Mounting ceiling Armstrong

To begin installation of Armstrong ceiling better after all communication designed to contain a false ceilings are already laid, as their seal after installation of the system, although it is possible but less convenient. When choosing a grid system should pay attention to the weight of internal equipment that you plan to place in suspended ceilings. Initially the system is designed for distributed load of 4 to 6.5 kg / m, but some types of suspension systems allow you to increase it to 7-10 kg / m².

The first thing to mark the horizontal surface of the false ceilings in the future. For this purpose it is necessary to put on any wall of the room first mark at the right distance from the floor, or an existing ceiling so that the mounted system covers a communication all the upper ledges and ceiling. In their absence, and if you want to place the surface of suspended ceilings at a minimum distance from the existing ceiling, be sure to pre-measure the height of all the built-in accessories mounted to the system and the need to take into account their location in determining the minimum possible distance between suspended ceilings and the existing ceiling.
After installation of the first mark it is projected on the walls of the room so that the resulting mark was easy to connect a straight line by line, or any flat object, able to play its role. That the surface roughness does not repeat the false ceilings and sloped floor or ceiling, the projection should be done with the water level - water level (or more accurately and more conveniently), or a sufficiently long carpenter's level (less accurate and convenient), based on first mark, and without delay the same distance from the floor or ceiling of the existing facilities at various locations. Once all the walls of the room will be held a straight line, indicating the horizontal level of future surface suspended ceilings, we can proceed to installation of the system.

Directly mounting the ceiling begins to mount to the wall, along a horizontal line obtained, a special L-shaped profile that came with the system Armstrong. For cutting the profile in the desired size, it is better to use ordinary hacksaw with fine teeth, and cutting corner joints joinery stuslo use, or use a protractor. Strengthen the profile is necessary so that it formed a regiment, facing the front (colored) side down. Fasteners must be selected in accordance with the material of the wall.

The next step will be installation guide profiles the system. They all have the form of an inverted T but differ in length. The long profile has a slot and the short ends with both sides of the small projections, which are inserted into the mounting slots long profiles. The result is a grid of guides to the size of the cell profiles of 600x600 mm, or 600x1200 mm, depending on the initially chosen configuration ceiling. After assembling the grill just filled cassettes Armstrong and the necessary accessories to be placed on shelves formed. In this installation of the lattice is better to start from the middle of the room to the central cell is accounted for in its center. In this case, trimming the extreme cells, which are unlikely to coincide exactly with the dimensions of the room is uniform and the ceiling will look neater. Hanging rails made at a special or regular wire (diameters not less than 2 mm), or with special suspension components, which are two thin metal rod, passed through the holes in the curved plate - lobe. When installing a system with a wire, you must first straighten the wire by means of any mechanical instrument to reduce the degree of deformation under load and do not at least 3 loops in the ground mount it to the profile and ceiling fixings. As fasteners for mounting to the ceiling system is better to use screws with a ring or a hook instead of the head - the better to strengthen them or hanging wire elements. Wall plugs for screws should be selected on the basis of the ceiling material. A weighed sample should begin with the long rails, consistently putting them short. Align the horizontal grid must be made with a level, after its complete assembly, bending or moving the wire in the petals, depending on the type of suspension. After 2-3 days after the ceiling will receive the full load, the alignment is recommended to repeat. Armstrong suspended ceiling