with tension ceilings, we met recently, but they managed to win our sympathy, and become one of the most popular options for interior decoration.This is not surprising, given their undeniable advantages: moisture resistant, easy and quick to install, and their decorative potential is unlimited at all.But not free graceful French ceilings and by drawbacks: they are too sensitive to sharp objects and changes in temperature, and can suddenly sag due to various reasons.In this article we consider the cases in which possible repair of suspended ceilings, as and when they are fully or partially to be replaced.
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Structurally suspended ceiling - a kind of false ceiling, which is attached tometal frame polyvinylchloride film or fabric.Since between sufficiently thin film and the intermediate floor there is a gap of a few centimeters, the surface is vulnerable to shocks, and the outside and the inside.In some cases, defects are minor and you can even make repairs stretch ceiling with his hands, but sometimes only a specialist can assess the true scale of the disaster and offer a repair, an optimum financial and aesthetic points of view.
most common reasons that need renovation Tension ceilings:
- puncture, tear, cut with a sharp object;
- ingress of water as a result of flooding;
- melting ceiling negligently or in places where lamps;
- sagging ceiling;
- factory marriage;
Types and methods of repair activities ↑
detailed discussion of each of these cases, damage and solutions to problems.
Repair cut stretch ceiling ↑
puncture, tear or cut fabric stretched ceiling is most often occurs in the first few days after installation, when it is still too tight, and the owners are not accustomed to carefully handle the new element of its interior.The cause of the defect can be abandoned children toys with sharp details and zadevshy ceiling mounted corner cabinet, and careless use of tools for mounting fixtures.
If the punctured with a sharp object in the ceiling of a hole with a diameter of 1 mm, it can even handle their own glue and fabric will not unravel, and the point of the puncture will be virtually unnoticeable.
simple, and cut repair stretch ceiling if it is made of a seamless fabric cloth and the damage does not exceed the length of 5-10 cm. In this case, you need to immediately fix the edges of the slit formed a painting or two-sided tape to keep it from sprawling.
If damaged the ceiling of the polyvinyl chloride film is also necessary to quickly fix the place of rupture or cut tape, but to further his recovery is better to invite experts.Depending on the size of the defect can be eliminated or at least to disguise one of the following ways:
Run on the spot cut thin seam nylon thread.Despite the fact that the technology allows for very thin and neat stitching on the cuts, almost invisible, they only dull the ceilings, and glossy they still need to mask any functional or decorative elements.
If the blade is damaged at a distance of 10-15 cm from the edge of the ceiling, neatly trimmed spoiled part of the film is adhered harpoon sheet is heated, pull and re-loaded into the profile.
traces of this method does not leave, but if the damage exceeds the length of 5 cm, it is likely you will need to install an additional lamp or other simulating element.
If the defect is small in size, but is far from the end, it masks additional lamp, false grille, fire alarm sensor or any decorative element.
Cleaner melting or burning ↑
Another common reason for the appearance of holes in the canvas stretched ceiling - it's burning through or melt.This important property of suspended ceilings as fire safety, means that the material does not burn, but at high temperatures when properly installed fixtures or sparks and flames from the sparklers or fireworks, it melts and can burst.
the mounting location of the canvas ceiling fixtures can oplavitsya if used for lighting lamps of 40W or above powerful lamps chandeliers located at a distance closer than 10 cm from the fabric.This is contrary to the operating conditions of suspended ceilings, declared by manufacturers.If the hole is too stretched, then oplavivshiesya around the edge of the lamp mounted ring of larger diameter of the heat-resistant plastic.
In all other cases, as in the cuts and breaks longer than 15-20 cm of damage can not be recovered and the web will have to replace the ceiling cover, pulling it onexisting attachment.
repair of suspended ceilings in case of flooding ↑
Hit a lot of water on the canvas stretched ceiling in case of flooding in the list of leading causes of its repair.On the one hand the suspended ceiling is able to hold about 100 liters of water and thus protect it from the damaging effects of expensive furniture and flooring, but he at the same time in need of repair, and in some cases replaced.Subject Is
after flooding restore the suspended ceiling and a repair will depend on the type of fabric and temperature.Canvas cloth is particularly sensitive to moisture, and after drying it will probably have to replace it, as it may be stained.The ceilings are made of PVC film from the cold water almost hurt, but from boiling water can severely stretched until the break.
In any case, the flooding is necessary quickly, but gently to drain accumulated between the film and the water lapped.First we need to take advantage of existing holes around the built-in elements - lamps, lights, hood.If such openings are not available or they are not sufficient to bring the total amount of water will have on their own or with the help of a specialist to dismantle part of the ceiling structure in a corner or against a wall.
after the complete withdrawal of cold water and thoroughly dry with a heat gun or other heating device material again will take the former form, and will not lose its properties.
If the water temperature goes above 70 ° C, even film web ceiling coverings too can stretch out and not be subject to recovery.His need to be replaced, using the existing fastening system.
What if the canvas sagged ↑
sagging canvas - fairly common defect of suspended ceilings, which can be caused by many things:
- life of the ceiling more than 10 years;
- too high room temperature for a long time;
- uneven web tension, if the installation is not very experienced craftsmen;
- low quality cloth, if used very cheap material.
If the cloth is not damaged and does not require additional repairs, in any of these cases is necessary to invite the professionals who perform it constriction or replace whennecessary.
gap along the seam and marriage installation ↑
reason for breaking the web tension ceilings at the seam may be:
- poor quality welding cloth;
- material tension higher than normal;
- use of cheap low quality material.
If there was a gap in the seam fabric, it can only be replaced and best of all - on seamless ceilings.Given that each of these causes of this defect refers to marriage mounting, the company that installed the ceiling, to replace it for free.
Due to technical errors are possible installation of suspended ceilings such defects as a departure from the walls of baguettes and a partial detachment of the edges of the fabric at the walls.
Even when baguette moves by flooding due to exceeding the rate of the mass of water to make installation of the ceiling company mustto replace him as unprofessional calculations were made.Partially remove the walls around the edge of the web is easy to fix the system on its own, if the term of the warranty repair expired.
Disconnecting the harpoon from the film refers to the factory marriage.This defect is easily corrected by yourself or with the help of specialists.
rules of operation of suspended ceilings ↑
- Stretch ceilings can not be installed in unheated rooms where the temperature can drop below 0 ° C: at low temperatures the web loses elasticity and can burst.
- To stretch fabric ceiling system does not sag over time in the room it is desirable to maintain a constant temperature of 20-22 ° C.
- Power lamps in lighting fixtures, built-in tension ceiling system should not exceed 40 W, otherwise the likely melting the edges of the canvas.
- Stretch ceiling can withstand high mechanical loads, it is not terrible, for example, hit by a champagne cork, but it is vulnerable to sharp objects and instruments.
- Ceilings antistatic and not a source of dust and dirt.The perfect way to keep them clean - cleaning vacuum cleaner once a month.
- To remove the canvas stretched ceiling spots of fat in the kitchen or in the bathroom soap plaque Only use a soft sponge and neutral detergents that do not contain abrasive particles, solvents, acids and alkalis.Brushes, lint-free cloth may damage the appearance and even the integrity of the film web ceiling system.
Video: Your actions in the "Flood» ↑
Stretch ceilings are easy to install and operate, beautiful and elegant, do not require special attention and care.On average, the various manufacturers guarantee them lifetime of at least fifteen years, but the experience of Western European countries proves that a careful handling and careful care stretch ceiling systems can last thirty years.