What to do first - laminate, stretch ceiling or wallpaper. Where to start repairs? And what to do first - walls, floor or stretch ceiling? Also, you are probably concerned about the question of what materials should be selected, in what sequence to carry out the work and how to avoid mistakes. Such questions are the most common and frequently asked if you decide to repair, including altering the ceiling. You will find the answers to all the questions listed above in the content of the article.
So, the most important thing in the repair is a clear sequence of work, since otherwise you will be provided with headaches and chaos.
If you decide to install stretch ceilings, then this is great and worth it, but there are some points that you will have to consider. The structure of the false ceiling itself is not too complicated and can be done at any time. But if you plan to make a partial or major repair in a couple of years and replace the floor covering or paste over the wallpaper, then this will have an extremely negative effect on the new ceiling covering.
You can install a stretch ceiling in the midst of a repair, and when it is over. The most important thing is that by the time the ceiling is installed, all the rough work (finishing, leveling the floor and walls, ceiling plaster) has been completed.
There are many disputes and disagreements on this topic, but in fact there are two ways to mount the ceiling, one before wallpapering the walls, and the second after.
Ceiling installation method before wallpapering walls
The undoubted advantages of this option is that during installation work there will not yet be a covering of wallpaper, or rather, you will not be able to spoil them (smear, dust, scratch with a puncher, etc.). The disadvantages of this option are that there is a masking tape that is installed on the new wallpaper around the entire perimeter, and since it is not there, you will have to glue such a tape yourself or additionally call the master. The decoration of the joint, where the ceiling ends and the wall begins, is carried out as follows - they take a wall corner, which is used to cover the gap formed between the ceiling and the wall.
Method of installing the ceiling after gluing the wallpaper
The advantages of the method are that the workers will install the masking tape themselves, quickly and beautifully. Of the shortcomings, it is worth noting that there is a possibility of damage to the wallpaper when installing the ceiling. As you can see, the issue is really controversial. It can be considered unambiguous that by the time the walls are wallpapering and the ceiling is installed, the rough work must necessarily be completed. This will help keep dirt and dust out of the surfaces you've refurbished.
If you think soberly, then the ceiling is made for a minimum of 10 years, but you can re-glue the wallpaper more often.So do not worry, you will be able to stick the canvas neatly and clearly withstand the joints. Most builders try to stick to the scheme when they first make all the horizontal lines (floor and ceiling), and then the vertical lines. Now about the sanitary facilities. Until the suspended ceiling is installed, the tile must already be on the surface of the walls.
it is important that there are no voids in the top row of the installed tiles.
The main task of the repair is to transform the premises and make it more convenient , more comfortable and modern for creativity and life for yourself and your family. So that in the future repairs do not associate you with a real disaster or natural disaster, so that everything is smooth, beautiful and fast, you should properly organize the process, as well as observe the order and technology of work.
Repair can be:
In turn, it is possible to repair the ceiling or install a stretch ceiling, along with all the repairs, and separately when it suits you. Believe me, even the most ordinary suspended ceiling without drawings and photographs can transform a room.
The main difficulty and peculiarity of the repair is that it is extremely labor-consuming, long-lasting and has a high cost. When performing repairs, you may need not only the help of handymen, but also narrow-profile specialists (electricians, plumbers, tiler and painter).
Therefore, if you cannot be completely confident in your abilities at the expense of work on a particular profile, it is better to immediately contact a highly qualified foreman.
So, what to do first - the floor or the walls? As a rule, after the owners have made a decision to carry out capital repairs, the owners immediately go to a large construction center and start whatever they think will be necessary, and this is the first and most important mistake. Repair should begin with a consultation with a competent specialist, as well as drawing up an estimate. To do this, you can invite the foreman to your house, discuss absolutely everything with him and discuss the subtleties of the upcoming repair. Share with him your vision - how you see your apartment after the renovation, what kind of interior it will be, what design the housing will match. Believe me, any successful renovation begins precisely with clear planning.
The sequence of all stages of repair work should be observed and clearly controlled, and then you will be able to achieve the following:
Now let's talk about what should be included in the project.
What is included in the repair project
The repair project should have:
Without a project, situations may arise when electricity was not supplied to the lamp, which is equipped with lamps, and the washbasin could not be accommodated due to the strongly protruding pipe riser. The cost of fixing such silly mistakes will be much more than the original project cost. You should not save on design, but on the contrary, if you follow a correctly drawn up project, you can even save money.
The main thing is that everything is thought out in advance and it is convenient to live in the apartment after the repair is over.
Preparation (7-14 days)
Installation work (14-30 days)
Rough finishing (21-35 days)
Fine finish (14-20 days)
And now you can consider the repair in more detail.
When you have decided what what to do first - ceiling or floor, you can start dismantling. This is the noisiest, scariest and dirtiest stage of work, especially when it comes to major repairs.
Before you start dismantling, you should talk to your neighbors about this, it may be possible to agree on the hours of the noisiest work, and promise that you will try to meet as soon as possible.
It is necessary to decide in advance about garbage disposal, to select a suitable transport in advance.From an ordinary two-room apartment, 2-3 trucks are usually obtained (a lot will depend on the volume of dismantling, as well as the capacity of the transport). Garbage at the entrance, even if temporary, can lead to the fact that you quarrel with your neighbors altogether, do not forget about it. Usually, customers underestimate the amount of garbage, which accumulates extremely quickly, and this results in a miscalculation in cost.
Discuss all the details with the contractor.
It all starts with the fact that you should prepare window and doorways, as well as a balcony or loggia for glazing. The main installation also includes the laying of communications, underfloor heating, plumbing, the construction of new partitions, and plastering of walls. After that, the ceiling can be primed and painted. The next stage is the implementation of waterproofing in the sanitary facility, installation of windows, doors, glazing of a balcony or loggia.
You should not be afraid of such a seemingly strange set of work, since major repairs are usually performed by a team of people, that is, they are involved at a time to make repairs in a short time.
In addition to such workers, you will need specialists who will connect other communications - satellite or cable TV, the Internet, and install an air conditioner. Together, the cable routing scheme should be agreed. The next stage is the installation of heating radiators (if for some reason you did not want a warm floor). At the same time, you can call a measurer, who will be able to determine the places where the sewage system is located in the kitchen, the connection of hot and cold water, as well as the power supply.
After the final approval for the placement of all technological type equipment has been completed, everything will become clearer how and where it should be connected, and you can start with chipping the walls. After that, you can install the electrical and all the rough plumbing. In parallel with this, it will be necessary to lay the air conditioner route, install signal networks (Internet, TV) and install external air conditioner units.
Recently, they have often begun to lay cable communications under the ceilings, as well as hide them with a stretch ceiling. The next step will be to prepare the floor in order to fill the screed, lay damping tapes and a reinforced screed mesh.
The main installation can be considered complete after the screed is poured, but we exclude the finishing layer.
If you need a false wall for the renovated interior, for example, to hide the radiator or create secret door devices, this should be done precisely during the final installation. When the heating radiator is sewn up, you will be able to hide the pipes and the radiator itself, and you will also avoid that very, practically unresolved issue in terms of finishing the sanitary unit in the area of joints on the border of the floor and ceiling. The boxes for sewing communications should be installed at the same time.A plasterboard box will be a very good solution, as it is often used for repairs, and it serves very well.
When everything is finished with plasterboard, you can proceed to priming, installing corners and puttying.
All surfaces sheathed with drywall sheets can be putty. When all surfaces have been processed, you should call a measurer who specializes in installing a stretch ceiling (if you are going to do just such in your apartment). At the same time, it is necessary to finish the balcony and loggias, laying tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, arranging junction points, installing a shower or bath. The final leveling of the floor is required for any major repairs, since when performing work with a similar volume on the floor, damage will still appear on the surface.
The main screed must be at least 1 cm high.
When all work on the floor has been completed, you can proceed to the last work from the final installation. This is priming (the last), finishing the surface of the walls (painting or pasting), installing a stretch ceiling, laying flooring (laminate, linoleum, etc.), installing interior doors, decorating arches and the rest.
Completion of major overhaul of the apartment
That's all, it would seem, the repair is complete.
The only thing left is the simplest and most pleasant thing - the installation of built-in furniture, including a kitchen unit, installation of skirting boards and the creation of clean electrics. In parallel, it remains to complete the installation of the washbasin and toilet, bring in the furniture, and at the very end - general cleaning.
Of all the following should be highlighted:
Usually, the first repairs are made simple, for a maximum of a couple of years.
That's all! We hope that the article helped you and now you have enough knowledge to carry out the repair yourself.
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