# How To Calculate The Amount Of Material For A False Ceiling Calculator

Today, suspended ceilings are a simple and convenient way to decorate rooms. The materials from which they are made allow for partial sound insulation, ventilation, and fire safety. It is not difficult to calculate a false ceiling in a room of the correct geometric shape. To do this, you only need to know the coefficients used in this case for the elements used. An online calculator will help to make a quick calculation of suspended ceiling systems, for this you only need to keep the area of the room.

### To calculate the Armstrong suspended ceiling you will need:

• guides 3700 mm, 1200 mm, 600 mm;
• ceiling slabs 600 mm × 600 mm;
• suspensions.
1. Calculate the fittings for the false ceiling, taking into account five times the design load. The allowable deflection should be no more than 1/250 span. Also keep in mind that there should be a place for natural ventilation between the main and suspended ceilings, the structures should allow the maintenance of electrical equipment and provide access to hidden communications. One of the most popular options for suspended ceilings is considered to be cassette, which consists of slabs that fit into mounting frames. The standard size of elements is 600 × 600, 600 × 100, 1200 × 1200 and 1200 × 600 mm.
2. Measure the room. Complete the drawing of the ceiling area according to the dimensions obtained. It is best when the ceiling is covered with the maximum possible number of whole slabs, and only if necessary, these elements are cut and placed in the least noticeable place. But keep in mind that wall plates have certain limitations. The minimum width is 300 mm. If the guides are 3.7 m and 0.6 m long, then apply a coefficient of 0.84 to them per 1 m 2 of the ceiling. For - 1.2 m, it will be 1.68 per 1 m 2. A corner with a length of 3 m should be taken, taking into account the coefficient 0.5 per 1 m 2, apply the same coefficient for suspensions.
3. Calculate the number of Amstrong panels and the like using the ceiling drawing. For a rectangular room, the size of which is 3 × 5 m, it will be like this. Calculate the perimeter (3 + 5) × 2 = 16 m, the area will be 3 × 5 = 15 m 2. Considering the coefficients, the main guides with a length of 3.7 m will need: 15 × 0.84 = 12.6 m, guides 1.2 m - 15 × 1.68 = 25.2 m, guides 0.6 m - 12.6 m. In fact, long guides need to be purchased 4 pcs., 1200 mm - 18 pcs., and 600 mm - 26 pcs. Determine the number of complete slabs from the drawing, then slabs with trimming. As a result, the total number of plates will be 42 pieces.
4. Calculate the corner profile. This stage of work is the most important. It is easiest to calculate it around the perimeter. In this case, you need 16 m of the profile. Its standard length is 4 m, which means you need: 16: 4 = 4 pcs. The guides come in packages, their number depends on the length. For example, 3700 mm - packed in 25 pieces; 600 mm - 75 pcs. Wall piping 3000 mm long - 30 pcs. However, at retail, all items can be purchased individually.

## Online calculator for calculating suspended ceiling Armstrong and the like

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