The moment has come when your dream came true — you have acquired a plot that you have long wanted, and finally you have the opportunity to build a wooden country house for yourself. In this regard, many questions arose: what will it be, what kind of finish, what design inside or outside? What should be the ceiling finish in a wooden house? And other issues related to construction and decoration.
The house is already built, the walls are ready to be finished, and the ceilings are still intact? What will they be? You can decide on a variety of choices by viewing a photo of the ceiling in a wooden house.
Brief content of the article:
Overlappings of a private house and their structure
In order for all work on finishing the ceiling space to be carried out in accordance with all the rules and requirements of construction, it is necessary to understand which floor is in the section.
The standard floor structure consists of:
- interior decoration, which often does not carry any useful function, but carries a decorative function,
- a vapor barrier film that will protect the residential building from moisture from the outside,
- layer of heat-insulating material, the purpose of this layer is simple — to insulate the house, starting with the insulation of the ceiling,
- waterproofing — helps the insulation not get wet from the outside,
- flooring or flooring of the upper floor (not a mandatory item if you do not plan to use the room that is located directly above the finishing area).
How to choose the right heater
Depending on the type of insulation will depend on the method of its installation. The most common types:
Stone and mineral wool. They look like cotton wool, perfectly keep warm. These materials are attractive due to their easy installation, low cost, and low weight. The disadvantages include its ability to accumulate moisture if poor waterproofing has been made.
A good material is foam. It is quite light and solid. Holds heat well. It is low cost and easy to install. The disadvantages include — the release of harmful substances by the foam, it is flammable, does not like high temperatures.
When ignited, the foam melts, becomes fluid and easily spreads the flame of fire to all materials that are in its vicinity. Therefore, it is undesirable to use it for finishing the ceiling, especially in a wooden house.
Loose heaters — these include sawdust, expanded clay, sand and others. They have a low cost. The disadvantages include the need for sufficient space for the embankment of such insulation.
How to choose an exterior finish
Considering that the repair is quite complicated and costly in terms of money, you need to think right away what your external ceiling decoration in a wooden house will be like.
The most democratic finishes include conventional plastic panels. True, visually they do not look very nice. The disadvantages also include the limited color solutions, a small selection of patterns, as well as the fragility of the panels. All these disadvantages apply to most suspended types of panel coverings.
Laminate as a ceiling finish is quite expensive. The truth looks pretty good. The advantages include a large selection of textures and colors.
Stretch ceiling. Probably one of the few materials that are not afraid of shrinkage at home. They are quite demanding on the presence of good ventilation of the space between the ceiling and the ceiling. They have great variability in colors, patterns.
The cost of the material, as well as its installation, is decreasing annually, so they are becoming more affordable for ordinary consumers. It will be easy and simple to make a beautiful ceiling in a wooden house with a tension structure.
Drywall. The most common finish. As a result, you will have a perfectly smooth ceiling. Ask any builder — how to sheathe the ceiling, and he will give you an answer — of course, with drywall!
Designers love drywall for its versatility — it allows you to create multi-level designs. The disadvantages of such an overlap include the mandatory creation of a frame, which must hold everything on itself. Unfortunately, drywall cannot be hemmed directly to the rough floor.
Clapboard. It goes well with the walls of a wooden country house. There is an opinion that lining is used only when sheathing balconies or baths. This is an erroneous opinion.
The most important thing is to choose the lining of the correct design and do not forget to finish it with a finish coat (stain with varnish or paint). Thus, the tree will not lose its appearance over time. Such a ceiling looks good if you have country design or Provence in your house.
MDF panels. They have a good appearance, but are very demanding on good waterproofing. If you have high humidity in the room, you should not make a ceiling using MDF panels. Their cost is low.
The design of the ceiling in a country house can be varied. A private house gives more flight of fancy and freedom of choice than an ordinary apartment. In the house, the ceilings are much higher, and in a wooden house, the walls are already finished with wood!
At first glance — to make a ceiling with your own hands in a wooden house, the task is quite simple and easy. But not everything is as simple as it seems at first glance. It is very easy to make a crate and install drywall sheets. However, working with a tree requires compliance with certain rules.
Wood is a moving material. Over the years, a house built of wood can shift and cracks and crevices can appear. Wood is very sensitive to high humidity, temperature changes (both externally and indoors).
In order for the plasterboard ceiling not to crack, it is necessary to properly install it.
Before you independently make the ceiling in the house, you need to understand what kind of ceilings are in it. Often in such houses they make a beamed hemmed ceiling or one that will be made using the continuous rolling method.
Beam ceilings are always made from boards hemmed between the laid beams. Solid rolling is a kind of ceiling covering, which is made from logs. In this case, you will have to pre-make the crate.
Whichever option you choose, we advise you to first read the information about the material for the ceiling or consult with experts.
Photo of ceilings in a wooden house