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August 12, 2017 18:06

Sticker ceiling tiles and expanded polystyrene foam

Sticker ceiling tiles and expanded polystyrene foam

ceiling tiles - it is an inexpensive, simple and attractive way to do repair the ceiling.

With a variety of shapes and patterns, you can pick up this kind of decoration for any room space.Most often

ceiling tiles made from foam or polystyrene or mineral fiber.

In this article you will learn what these materials, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as understand how to glue the plate in such a way that in the end the repair did not look worse than doing a professional.

Features coating

mineral fiber plates are more rigid than the products made of polystyrene or Styrofoam.

They are made of gypsum, rock wool and latex: all the elements are connected to each other, and as a result get a strong and durable design that is perfect for finishing the ceiling.

Tiles made of expanded polystyrene

coating of mineral fiber has high environmental qualities: it is completely safe for humans, it does not emit any harmful substances, and does not enter into chemical reactions with other elements of the roof trim.

materials based on mineral fibers are not flammable and has high sound-insulating characteristics.

material may have a square or rectangular shape, and has a size of 60x60 cm or 120x60.

thickness of the mineral fiber plate is not less than 10 mm, the maximum can be up to 25 mm.Plates of mineral wool can be dyed, which gives additional opportunities for finishing.

coating can meet with a ready pattern, and a material surface may be either smooth or rough.

This material is resistant to moisture, it can be used not only in living rooms, but also in the bathroom and the toilet.

Gluing mineral fiber plate is simple - with this easy to handle even a layman.All these properties make the coating very relevant and popular among consumers.

How are mineral fiber plates, you can see in the photo.

Plates of mineral wool

more economical option - use of polystyrene ceiling tiles for the decoration of the ceiling.

Most often they are called just plastic, and today it is one of the most popular materials for an inexpensive decoration.Such

plate for covering the ceiling, as well as mineral fiber products have a wide variety of texture and coating color.

Most often you can find products coated with monotonous stamping or registration under the wood.

According to its quality characteristics do not differ from the plate mineral fiber product, but it is much more fragile.

The rest of the properties are identical: they are resistant to fire and moisture, do not make a sound, easy to clean and environmentally safe.

When properly installed and lack of physical effects, like ceiling tiles will last at least 15 years, without changing their appearance.

most important thing is to be careful when cleaning the cover, becauseit is fragile and by too much exposure to it will dents or other deformation.

In addition, this coating is not resistant to heat - because of this violence and the plate will be ruined, so you need to install the enclosed lighting, built-in lights to this cover will not fit.

Styrofoam plates to the ceiling is another popular type of product.By

properties and characteristics, they do not differ from products of polystyrene and mineral wool, but inferior in strength fiber product.


They have a wide variety of forms: you can find tiles in a diamond and a hexagon, but to furnish living rooms often use square or rectangular material.

virtue of the foam plates is that some products no seams between the plates, allowing to create an entirely flat ceiling.

seams between joints paintings masked by a tile edge that has a special form, and patch up differences will be much easier.

most frequently slabs of foam white, plain or with a convex pattern.They are very soft and light, so suitable for all ceiling structures.

Whichever option you choose tile, paving the way it will be almost identical.To learn how to glue the tiles to the ceiling, see below.

Stages for gluing tiles

Before buying a tile, you need to know how much material is needed for pasting of a room.

To do this, you need to measure the length and width of the room, and then multiply these numbers.

Thus, you will learn the ceiling area, but remember that you need to buy a tile with a margin of at least 10-15% higher than the ceiling amount.

Control the number of tiles is important, because otherwise you do not have enough material and would have to go to the store for a new party.

advance better also purchase adhesive, which you will glue tiles.


depending on tile type, choose the appropriate material: foam for light products best suited quick-setting glue, and for heavier use liquid nails.

No matter what material you choose for pasting ceiling of the room, at first it is necessary to prepare for work, to the plate for the ceiling laid down smoothly and does not depart from the surface.

If the ceiling is already coated, then it should be removed.If the ceiling is whitewashed, it is better to whitewash washed off, so that it became visible concrete floors.

To get to the concrete floor, use a soap solution, a brush and a spatula with which you can clean off whitewash to overlap.

Once you have cleared overlap of whitewash, leave the ceiling to dry.

For this to happen as soon as possible to leave the room draughty when warm outside, turn on the heater, or if it's cold.

If the ceiling oil paint, it must first be wet with soapy water - this degrease the surface, and then remove the swollen part of the paint with a spatula.

At this stage you need to carry out state control of overlap and, if necessary, repaired irregularities and deformations.

After overlap ready and dry, you need to do on the ceiling layout according to the method of pasting, you have chosen.

Gluing material can be diagonally or horizontally.In any case, it is necessary to determine the center of the ceiling.To do this, mark the middle of the wall and connect them intersecting lines.

Where they all come together, and will be the center of the room.Such marking is required if you will glue the plate in the classical way, or placed in rows or offset.

How are the different options for gluing tiles, you can see in the photo.


Now you can navigate to the most important stage:begin to glue the plate to the ceiling.

Depending on which option you chose gluing, it is necessary to place the first 4 tiles in the ceiling in accordance with it.

on the edges and in the center you need to apply a thin layer of glue, and then press the tiles to the ceiling in the selected location.

Thus it is necessary to monitor the state of the coating, so that it was recorded exactly, and it did not get the glue.After fixation

tiles need to press the surface for 15 seconds.After the slide control: if the tile is kept well and does not depart at the edges, so you can continue working.

excess glue must be removed with a spatula.If you decide to use for stick adhesive plaster, then immediately after fixing the tiles, you can seal the joints between the parts.

greatest control in need where the ceiling is connected to the walls: most likely, you will not stick whole coating and tiles have to be cut.


best to advance estimate, the size of the item you will need to not be distracted by the control in the future.Conventional slab cut with a sharp knife in accordance with the desired size.

correctly glue the tiles is not difficult - often on the cover make the arrows on the back side, and which need to be guided when pasting ceiling.

At the end, all the seams and crevices between the parts need to patch up with an acrylic sealant.

This seams should be as negligible as possible, and the ceiling should look like continuous web.Seal the joints between the plates is simple, the main thing is not to overdo it with sealant.

excess it can be removed with a dry cloth.

Now we have to wait until the ceiling is dry, and repair can be considered complete.Certain types of coatings may be further covered with paint, if the material allows it.