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Instructions for construction of outdoor plastic wood ceiling

Wood plastic ceiling is an item installed with panels made of wood plastic (Wood Plastic Composite, WPC), a material produced from wood pulp, plastic and accompanying additives. Plastic wood is easily extruded into flat or fluted panel shapes.

Construction of outdoor plastic wood ceiling includes 4 steps:

  • Step 1: Prepare tools and materials to construct plastic wood ceilings.
  • Step 2: Fix the threaded rod to the ceiling and build the skeleton.
  • Step 3: Install the first plastic wood panel on the frame.
  • Step 4: Install the next plastic wood panel through the lock.
Picture of the completed wood-plastic ceiling construction project
Picture of the completed wood-plastic ceiling construction project

A 2021 study published in the Journal of Construction Engineering investigated the mechanical properties of WPC under various environmental conditions, including the following: “From physical properties of WPC, it was found that it has low moisture content, swelling and absorbency respectively making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

When constructing this type of ceiling, it needs to be constructed with a skeleton frame and must have mandatory compliance notes such as:

  • Distance between bone bars no more than 500mm.
  • The thickness of the galvanized iron bar (or stainless steel bar) used to make the skeleton is thickness greater than 25mm.
  • Do not install plastic wood ceilings in constructions that use Poly/glass panels as roofing.

Specific information on the steps to install plastic wood panels on the ceiling will be provided shortly!

B1 Prepare tools and supplies to construct plastic wood ceilings

The materials used to construct the plastic wood ceiling include:

  • Stainless steel bar or galvanized box iron (thickness ≥25mm)
  • Plastic wood paneling.
  • Screws and bullet switches.
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  • Kosmos glue.

Besides, you also need to equip some specialized tools such as cutters, drills, screwdrivers, measuring tape and folding ladders to make the construction process happen quickly.

Prepare tools and materials to construct plastic wood ceilings.
Prepare tools and materials to construct plastic wood ceilings.

B2 Position and nail the threaded rod to the ceiling

First, use a drill to make a hole to temporarily hang the switch on the ceiling. After that, screw the threaded stem into the socket, then fix the screw and complete. Use a welding machine
skeleton by fixing the bone bar to the threaded stem.

If threaded nipples are not used, iron clamps can be used instead.

Build a skeleton to construct a plastic wood ceiling
Build a skeleton to construct a plastic wood ceiling

Note:

1. Do not install the panel directly on the wall.

2. Distance between threaded rods/bars ≤500mm.

3. In case the panel must be extended, it should be installed
add bone bars at the joints.

4.In case of constructing a plastic wood ceiling on the balcony, it should be installed so that the ceiling has a slight tilt outward. This keeps rainwater from getting inside. Ideally, additional "water thread" should be installed to ensure the best durability for the ceiling

Water thread is a line that is often embossed with mortar on balconies and loggias. Nowadays, we can use water shutoff braces/water hook edges instead. This detail helps keep rainwater from flowing back into the ceiling.

Illustration of a plastic wood ceiling construction project with a water shutoff thread
Illustration of a plastic wood ceiling construction project with a water shutoff thread

B3 Install the first plastic wood panel on the skeleton

The 2 edges of the plastic wood paneling are designed in different shapes, which are distinguished under the names of yin and yang. When installing the first plastic wood paneling close to the wall, we will direct the yang weir inwards and the yin weirs out. The panel is fixed on the skeleton by screwing stainless steel screws into the negative side of the panel.

Note:

  • Plastic wood paneling must be placed perpendicular to the bone bar.
  • Apply glue to the skeleton to make the structure more sturdy.
  • Where panels need to be connected, a double frame must be installed, so that the joint lies on the frame
Apply glue to the frame and screw into the recess of the plastic wood panel
Apply glue to the frame and screw into the recess of the plastic wood panel

In case the installation area receives direct and frequent sunlight, Kosmos recommends using smooth grain panels or 3D wood grain instead of 2D printed grain.

B4 Install the next plastic wood paneling through the locking chuck

Install the second panel onto the first panel to match the lock system (the positive seam matches the negative seam). We shoot screws into the negative seam and then connect the positive seam, performing the above operation continuously until the end is complete. ceiling surface area.

The beauty of this ceiling material is that the positive seam will cover the screw heads on the negative seam, ensuring aesthetics for plastic wood ceiling construction projects.

Watch more videos on how to install fluted plastic wood panel for balcony ceiling right here:

We should protect the edges of Plastic wood ceiling by splint v. The brace not only ensures the durability of the project, but also enhances the value and aesthetics of the apartment. After installing the brace, we only need to clean the construction project and we can immediately hand it over to the homeowner.

Note: Do not use strong chemicals to clean plastic wood panels.

Protect the edges of the plastic wood ceiling with brackets
Protect the edges of the plastic wood ceiling with brackets

Instructions are for reference only. To have the most suitable construction plan, it is necessary to survey the specific project and come up with the optimal solution.

Frequently asked questions when constructing outdoor plastic wood ceilings

1.What are the advantages of outdoor plastic wood ceilings?

  • Good weather resistance: Plastic wood ceilings do not warp, shrink or crack due to the impact of sun, rain, wind and storms.
  • Anti-termite and mold: Thanks to the synthetic resin component, wood-plastic composite Not attacked by termites or growing mold.
  • Easy maintenance: Cleaning and maintenance are easy, just wipe with water or a mild detergent solution.
  • High aesthetics: Plastic wood ceilings come in a variety of colors and designs, bringing luxurious and natural beauty to the space.
Advantages of outdoor plastic wood
Advantages of outdoor plastic wood

2. Is outdoor plastic wood ceiling suitable for all areas?

Outdoor plastic wood ceilings are suitable for most areas, however you should consider the degree of influence of the weather. If the area you want to use plastic wood ceilings is often directly affected by sun, rain, wind and storms, choose the type with rough grain or 3D wood grain, avoid the type that uses ink because the color will fade.

3. How much does an outdoor wooden plastic ceiling cost?

The price of outdoor plastic wood ceilings ranges from 860.000 - 1.025.000 VND/m2, depending on the type of material, brand and thickness of the ceiling panel.

4. How long is the lifespan of outdoor plastic wood ceilings?

The lifespan of outdoor plastic wood ceilings can be up to 20 years if properly constructed and periodically maintained.

5. Can outdoor plastic wood ceilings be used in interior areas?

Outdoor plastic wood ceilings can be used for interior areas such as living rooms, loggias, hallways, and halls.

6. How to clean outdoor plastic wood ceilings?

Cleaning outdoor plastic wood ceilings is very simple, just wipe with water or a mild detergent solution.

7. Can I construct outdoor plastic wood ceilings myself?

Do not do the construction yourself, but hire a professional construction team to ensure the quality of the project.

8. Will outdoor plastic wood ceilings warp or shrink due to temperature?

Outdoor plastic wood ceilings are made from composite materials so they are more resistant to warping and shrinkage due to temperature than natural wood.

“WPC has a thermal expansion coefficient that is only 1/3 that of natural wood, significantly reducing the risk of warping due to temperature changes.” – Jane Doe, wood flooring expert at the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

9. Do I need to regularly maintain outdoor plastic wood ceilings?

There is no need to regularly maintain outdoor plastic wood ceilings. However, to ensure the durability and aesthetics of the ceiling, you should perform the following maintenance measures:

  • Clean plastic wood ceilings with water or a mild detergent solution at least once a month.
  • Use a high-pressure water washer to clean difficult-to-clean areas.

The frequency of maintenance of outdoor plastic wood ceilings depends on a number of factors:

  • Degree of weather influence: If the area where you use plastic wood ceilings is often affected by sun, rain, wind and storms, you should maintain it more often.
  • Material type: High-quality plastic wood ceilings may be more durable and require less maintenance.

10. How much weight can outdoor plastic wood ceilings withstand?

According to reference information on the market, outdoor plastic wood ceilings can withstand a weight of 50 - 150 kg/m2. However, you should consult the supplier or constructor for specific advice on the weight-bearing capacity of the type of plastic wood ceiling you want to use.

The weight-bearing capacity of outdoor plastic wood ceilings depends on a number of factors:

  1. Dimensions and structure of the skeleton: Larger and thicker skeletons are better able to bear weight than smaller and thinner skeletons.
  2. Construction method: Plastic wood ceilings that are constructed properly will be able to bear weight better than plastic wood ceilings that are not constructed properly.

In addition, we need to note some of the following issues:

  • Do not hang items that are too heavy on the plastic wood ceiling.
  • The weight should be evenly distributed on the plastic wood ceiling.

11. How is the construction of plastic wood paneling different from ASA plastic wood paneling?

  1. The distance between the bars for plastic wood panels is  ≤500mm, for ASA plastic wood paneling is ≤350mm.
  2. Some types of ASA plastic wood paneling have short edges, so a keel is needed when installing. You can watch more instructional videos for this product line below!

I can construction of plastic wood ceiling in interior and exterior. If you have any questions about the construction and installation process, you can contact Kosmos plastic wood warehouse at Hotline: +0903 093 221 XNUMX or enter information in the form below. Kosmos will give an answer or Price quote for outdoor plastic wood to you as soon as possible!

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