KRAFT linear strip suspended CEILINGS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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KRAFT lath suspended ceilings - types of slats, material, weight, cost, lighting, equipment, where to see

QUESTIONS

1. What types of slatted ceilings do you produce? What kind of slatted ceilings can I buy from you? Do you sell a cube-shaped ceiling? Do you manufacture a screen ceiling? What is the difference between a linear strip ceiling and a slatted ceiling? What is the difference between a linear strip rail and a slatted rail?

2. What material is the KRAFT cube rail made of - aluminum or steel? What is the KRAFT slatted rail made of? What is the thickness of metal in slatted ceilings? How much does a linear meter of lath weigh?

3. What is the maximum length of a linear strip or slatted rail? What length of rail do you produce? What is the standard rail length for suspended ceilings?

4. What colors can KRAFT slatted ceilings be ordered in? What rail textures do you offer? Where can I get color samples for KRAFT linear strip slats? Where can I see slatted ceilings with wood texture?

5. How can I calculate a complete set of slatted suspended ceilings myself? Who can calculate the contents of a KRAFT linear strip slat? What does a complete linear strip ceiling consist of?

6. What is the country of manufacturing of KRAFT linear strip slats? Where is the KRAFT slatted ceiling manufacturer located? Who is the manufacturer of the KRAFT rail?

7. What kind of lighting fixtures would you recommend for installation with KRAFT linear strip ceilings? What lighting system is compatible with a slatted ceiling? Which light can be mounted on a KRAFT slatted ceiling? What kind of lighting can be mounted between the slats?

8. Can a KRAFT linear strip rail be used on the facade of a building? Is it possible to cover the facade with a KRAFT linear strip rail? Can I use your linear strip rail for a decorative facade on a house?

9. Can a slatted ceiling be installed in a private home? Can I use KRAFT slat rail in spas, swimming pools, bathrooms and other rooms with high humidity? Can I install a linear strip rail outside, in the open air?

1. WHAT TYPES OF SLATTED CEILINGS DO YOU PRODUCE? WHAT KIND OF SLATTED CEILINGS CAN I BUY FROM YOU? DO YOU SELL A CUBE-SHAPED CEILING? DO YOU MANUFACTURE A SCREEN CEILING? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LINEAR STRIP CEILING AND A SLATTED CEILING? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LINEAR STRIP RAIL AND A SLATTED RAIL?

KRAFT Deckensysteme Ukraine manufactures two types of slatted suspended ceilings - linear strip rail and slatted rail. The linear strip rail has a U-profile in the cross-section. The slatted rail has an L-shaped profile. Both types of rails are mounted on the KRAFT universal traverse with a spacing of 52 mm, which is in turn fixed to the main ceiling. The KRAFT linear strip rail is 35 mm or 88 mm wide and 35-105 mm high. The height of the slat bar is 100 mm. A linear strip rail suspended ceiling is referred to as a linear strip rail or cube ceiling. A slat ceiling is called a screen ceiling or a blinds type slatted ceiling. 

2. WHAT MATERIAL IS THE KRAFT LINEAR STRIP RAIL MADE OF - ALUMINUM OR STEEL? WHAT IS THE KRAFT SLATTED RAIL MADE OF? WHAT IS THE THICKNESS OF METAL IN SLATTED CEILINGS? HOW MUCH DOES A LINEAR METER OF LATH WEIGH?

All KRAFT slatted suspended ceilings are made of 0.23-0.27 mm galvanized steel with a polymer coating.
Weight of 1 linear meter of linear strip rail:
- 35x35 mm rail - 0,226 kg
- 35x75 mm rail - 0,383 kg
- 35x105 mm rail - 0,500 kg
- 88x35 mm rail - 0,330 kg
- 88x80 mm rail - 0,604 kg 

3. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM LENGTH OF A LINEAR STRIP OR SLATTED RAIL? WHAT LENGTH OF RAIL DO YOU PRODUCE? WHAT IS THE STANDARD RAIL LENGTH FOR SUSPENDED CEILINGS?

The maximum length of a KRAFT rail is 6 m. We can also produce longer rail, but then there are problems in transporting it.

There is no such thing as a standard rail length - we produce slatted ceilings to a specific order, so you can specify the required length. Alternatively, if you have all the required dimensions for a project calculated, you can have them cut to these dimensions directly at the factory. As a result you will receive a complete slatted ceiling, cut to your exact requirements. 

4. WHAT COLORS CAN KRAFT SLATTED CEILINGS BE ORDERED IN? WHAT RAIL TEXTURES DO YOU OFFER? WHERE CAN I GET COLOR SAMPLES FOR KRAFT LINEAR STRIP SLATS? WHERE CAN I SEE SLATTED CEILINGS WITH WOOD TEXTURE?

All KRAFT suspended ceilings, including linear strip and slatted ceilings, are produced in standard colors: RAL 9003 (white), RAL 9005 (black), RAL 9006 (grey), RAL 7024 (graphite), RAL 8017 (chocolate). Also standard colors include several wood textures. In addition, you can order the painting of the rail in any color on the RAL scale. 

5. HOW CAN I CALCULATE A COMPLETE SET OF SLATTED SUSPENDED CEILINGS MYSELF? WHO CAN CALCULATE THE CONTENTS OF A KRAFT LINEAR STRIP SLAT? WHAT DOES A COMPLETE LINEAR STRIP CEILING CONSIST OF?

To calculate the configuration you need the following information: the area of the ceiling, the length of the perimeter of the ceiling, it is also desirable to have a drawing to understand the complexity of the configuration. It is also necessary to determine the parameters of the rail itself: width, height, pitch.

You can also calculate the configuration of the ceiling yourself using the table of ratios.

For both slatted and linear strip ceilings the standard scope of delivery includes the slatted grid, the KRAFT universal lifting beam and the suspension brackets. In addition, the linear strip rail ceilings can also be equipped with a flexible crossbar, individual fixings, rail connectors and end caps. 

6. WHAT IS THE COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURING OF KRAFT LINEAR STRIP SLATS? WHERE IS THE KRAFT SLATTED CEILING MANUFACTURER LOCATED? WHO IS THE MANUFACTURER OF THE KRAFT RAIL?

Our company is a manufacturer of suspended ceilings, including linear strip and slatted rails. All KRAFT rails are made in Ukraine. Territorially the production is located in Kiev. The manufacturing company is KRAFT Deckensysteme Ukraine which is the national producer of suspended ceilings systems. Suspended ceilings KRAFT recognized as ceiling No. 1 in Ukraine in 2020 and 2021 by the results of the popular vote "Ukrainian People's Award"

 
7. WHAT KIND OF LIGHTING FIXTURES WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR INSTALLATION WITH KRAFT LINEAR STRIP CEILINGS? WHAT LIGHTING SYSTEM IS COMPATIBLE WITH A SLATTED CEILING? WHICH LIGHT CAN BE MOUNTED ON A KRAFT SLATTED CEILING? WHAT KIND OF LIGHTING CAN BE MOUNTED BETWEEN THE SLATS?

The most suitable lighting system for slatted suspended ceilings is our very own KRAFT G-Led luminaires. These luminaires can be mounted on a linear strip ceiling as well as on a screen ceiling (made of slatted laths). For the linear strip slatted ceiling the mounting between the slats is available. The main advantages of the KRAFT Led lighting system are: low energy consumption, possibility of placement anywhere in the ceiling, no additional hangers, long service life. In addition, KRAFT Led luminaires are maintenance-free for their entire service life. 

 
8. CAN A KRAFT LINEAR STRIP RAIL BE USED ON THE FACADE OF A BUILDING? IS IT POSSIBLE TO COVER THE FACADE WITH A KRAFT LINEAR STRIP RAIL? CAN I USE YOUR LINEAR STRIP RAIL FOR A DECORATIVE FACADE ON A HOUSE?

Under certain conditions it is possible to install a linear strip rail on the facade. But it all depends on the conditions of use. Examples of the use of the linear strip rail on the street are shown at the link.

Firstly, you do not have to worry about rust - we use galvanized steel with a polymer coating on the visible part. The warranty against rust-through is 3 years. We have experience using our products outdoors. We can also do a full coating, but it will naturally be more expensive.
Secondly, about fixing. If the building is under a strong wind load, the fastening may not hold. This problem can be solved with the use of special individual or additional fasteners.

The location of the rail also matters. If the rail is positioned vertically, there will be no problems. With a horizontal arrangement, it is better not to use a rail more than 35 mm high to avoid sagging. 

9. CAN A SLATTED CEILING BE INSTALLED IN A PRIVATE HOME? CAN I USE KRAFT SLAT RAIL IN SPAS, SWIMMING POOLS, BATHROOMS AND OTHER ROOMS WITH HIGH HUMIDITY? CAN I INSTALL A LINEAR STRIP RAIL OUTSIDE, IN THE OPEN AIR?

There are no contraindications to the installation slatted suspended ceilings in a private home. The main thing is that such a ceiling should look harmoniously in the overall design of the room.

KRAFT linear strip and slatted rail can also be installed in rooms with high humidity - spas, swimming pools, bathrooms, etc. Steel, from which the rail is made, is galvanized and has a polymer coating - a reliable protection against corrosion. The main thing is not to damage the protective coating during installation or disassembly of the ceiling.

The same applies to the installation of the KRAFT slatted ceiling outside. The rail can be used for terraces, sheds, crossovers, entrances and other outdoor constructions. Examples of the use of the linear strip rail outside can be seen by clicking here