T-PROFILE CEILINGS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Suspended ceilings on T-profiles KRAFT - material, packaging, difference from Armstrong, options for use, recommended lighting, configuration calculation

QUESTIONS:

1. What are the differences between the KRAFT Nova and KRAFT Fortis T-profiles?

2. What material are the KRAFT T-profiles made of - aluminum or steel? What is the thickness of the material?

3. How many T-profiles are there in the package? What is the weight of the KRAFT T-profiles?

4. What is the difference between the KRAFT T-profiles from Armstrong or AMF T-profiles? Is it possible to replace some of the Armstrong or AMF profiles in an old suspended ceiling with KRAFT profiles?

5. Why do I need 2 types of wall profiles: L-profile and W-profile?

6. What type of ceiling tiles can be used in KRAFT T-profile suspended ceilings? What is the load capacity of a KRAFT T-profile ceiling?

7. Can the KRAFT T-grid system be used in medical facilities? Are KRAFT T-profile suspended ceilings suitable for hospitals, clinics and surgeries?

8. What luminaires would you recommend for installation with a KRAFT Nova or KRAFT Fortis suspended ceiling? What lighting system is compatible with T-profile suspended ceilings?

9. What is the country of origin of the KRAFT T-profiles? Where is the KRAFT T-profile manufacturer located?

10. What colors can KRAFT T-profiles be ordered in? What kind of T-profile textures do you offer? Where can I get color samples of T-profiles?

11. How can I calculate the scope of delivery of a suspended ceiling on T-profile myself? Who can calculate the amount of KRAFT Fortis or KRAFT Nova components? Where can I find out the price of a suspended ceiling?

12. Is it possible to replace KRAFT Nova T-profiles with KRAFT Fortis on some parts of the ceiling?

1. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KRAFT NOVA AND KRAFT FORTIS T-PROFILES?

There are several differences between the KRAFT Nova and KRAFT Fortis T-profiles. Click here for a comparison table of the profiles. In short, the main differences are as follows:
1) The KRAFT Fortis T-profiles are made of thicker metal. Therefore they are subjected to a higher Lload per square metre than the KRAFT Nova T-profiles.
2) KRAFT Fortis T-profiles can be ordered or purchased in any RAL color or wood grain structure. The KRAFT Nova T-profiles are only available in white.
3) The visible width of the KRAFT Fortis T-profiles is available in 15 or 24 mm. KRAFT Nova T-profiles are only available in 24 mm width. 

2. WHAT MATERIAL ARE THE KRAFT T-PROFILES MADE OF - ALUMINUM OR STEEL? WHAT IS THE THICKNESS OF THE MATERIAL?

KRAFT T-profiles are made of galvanized steel. The thickness of the steel (invisible / visible): KRAFT Nova - 0,18 mm, KRAFT Fortis - 0,27 mm.
If you want a different color than the standard KRAFT T-profile, we use a polymer paint finish. 

3. HOW MANY T-PROFILES ARE IN THE PACKAGE? WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF THE KRAFT T-PROFILES?

T-profile KRAFT Fortis  T-24:
- Profile KRAFT Fortis T-24 3600*38*24 mm - 1.08 kg / piece. There are 25 pieces in a package.
- KRAFT Fortis T-24 1200*25*24 mm profile - 0.30 kg/piece. There are 50 pieces in the package.
- KRAFT Fortis T-24 profile 600*25*24 mm - 0,14 kg/piece. There are 75 pieces in the package.

T-profile KRAFT Fortis T-15:
- Profile KRAFT Fortis T-15 3600*38*15 mm - 0,95 kg/pc. There are 37 pieces in a package.
- KRAFT Fortis T-15 profile 1200*25*15 mm - 0.27 kg/pc. There are 74 pieces in the package.
- KRAFT Fortis T-15 profile 600*25*15 mm - 0,13 kg/piece. There are 111 pieces in the package. 

4. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KRAFT T-PROFILES FROM ARMSTRONG OR AMF T-PROFILES? IS IT POSSIBLE TO REPLACE SOME OF THE ARMSTRONG OR AMF PROFILES IN AN OLD SUSPENDED CEILING WITH KRAFT PROFILES?

Externally, all T-profiles for ceiling systems are very similar to each other. But each manufacturer has its own design of profiles and locks. Therefore, you should use profiles from the same manufacturer for a suspended ceiling. Simply, you will not be able to snap the T-profile KRAFT in the Armstrong ceiling.
The following point should also be noted. KRAFT manufactures ceiling luminaires for T-profiles - KRAFT T-Led. There is an ordinary Fortis profile which already contains the light fitting, so mounting such a fitting on the ceiling is no different than installing an ordinary T-profile. But our lighting system can also be used with Armstrong or AMF ceilings. The KRAFT G-Led luminaires are suitable for this. You can find more information about the KRAFT luminaire types in the corresponding section

5. WHY DO I NEED TWO TYPES OF WALL PROFILE: L-PROFILE AND W-PROFILE?

The basic wall profile can be considered as L-profile - in fact it is an ordinary edge . It is suitable for all types of boards.
W-profile can be used only with boards which have the same edge configuration, so that the bottom surface of the board is flush with the T-profile. The dimensions and appearance of the wall profiles can be seen here

 6. WHAT TYPE OF CEILING TILES CAN BE USED IN KRAFT T-PROFILES SUSPENDED CEILINGS ? WAS IS THE LOAD CAPACITYN OF A KRAFT T-PROFILE CEILING?

With Kraft T-profiles you can use any kind of board: mineral, plaster, metal, acoustic, wooden, glass, etc. In some cases you can even do without tiles.
The only parameter worth paying attention to is the maximum load per square meter of the ceiling. With the standard KRAFT Nova T-profile ceiling can withstand a load of 5 kg/sqm at the weakest point. For the KRAFT Fortis ceiling it is 7 kg/sqm. But in addition to the standard design there are also several other ways of installation, where the load can be much higher. It is also possible to place additional hangers on the 1200mm profile, in this case the maximum load factor will also increase. 

7. CAN THE KRAFT T-GRID SYSTEM BE USED IN MEDICAL FACILITIES? ARE KRAFT T-PROFILE SUSPENDED CEILINGS SUITABLE FOR HOSPITALS, CLINICS AND SURGERIES?

Yes, the use of suspended ceilings on Kraft T-profiles in medical institutions is possible. The main thing in this case is to choose ceiling tiles carefully. For common rooms, corridors and waiting rooms all kinds of tiles are suitable. For rooms with high demands on hygiene it is best to use ceiling tiles that can be easily cleaned and disinfected. For example, KRAFT metal cassettes are not exposed to corrosion, prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi, it is easy to remove them and wash with disinfectant solution. 

 8. WHAT LUMINAIRES WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR INSTALLATION WITH A KRAFT NOVA OR KRAFT FORTIS SUSPENDED CEILING? WHAT LIGHTING SYSTEM IS COMPATIBLE WITH T-PROFILE SUSPENDED CEILINGS?

The most suitable lighting system for suspended ceilings on T-profiles is the KRAFT T-Led luminaires, our own development. The luminaire consists of a normal KRAFT Fortis T-profile, which is 600 or 1200 mm long, equipped with LED crystals with diffuser. The luminaire, like the profiles, is available in widths of 15 or 24 mm. Mounting such a luminaire is no different from mounting an ordinary T-profile.
Also with suspended ceilings on the T-profile you can use the K-Led system. It is a full-fledged fixture on the basis of a cube rail. It can be suspended below the level of the tiles at the desired height.
The KRAFT Led lighting system is highly economical, durable and has a long payback time

9. WHAT IS THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OF THE KRAFT T-PROFILES? WHERE IS KRAFT T-PROFILES MANUFACTURER LOCATED?

KRAFT T-profiles are produced in Ukraine. Geographically the production is located in Kyiv. The manufacturing company is KRAFT Deckensysteme Ukraine 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"

10. IN WHAT COLOURS ARE KRAFT T-PROFILES AVAILABLE? WHAT T-PROFILE TEXTURES DO YOU OFFER? WHERE CAN I GET COLOR SAMPLES OF THE T-PROFILES?

KRAFT Nova profiles are exclusively available in white. The following standard colors are available for the KRAFT Fortis profiles: RAL 9003 (white), RAL 9005 (black), RAL 9006 (grey), RAL 7024 (graphite), RAL 8017 (chocolate). Also standard colors include several wood textures. Additionally you can have your KRAFT Fortis T-profiles painted in any RAL color.
Samples of standard colors are available from our distributors. 

 11. HOW CAN I CALCULATE THE SCOPE OF DELIVERY OF A SUSPENDED CEILING ON T-PROFILES MYSELF? WHO CAN CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF KRAFT FORTIS OR KRAFT NOVA COMPONENTS? WHERE CAN I FIND OUT THE PRICE OF A SUSPENDED CEILING?

For configuration calculations, the following information is required: ceiling area, length of the ceiling perimeter, preferred installation method, and it is also desirable to have a drawing in order to understand the complexity of the configuration.
You can also calculate the configuration of the ceiling yourself using the table of ratios. In this case the retail price of the T-profiles, hangers and other accessories for the suspended ceiling can be found in the online stores of some of our distributors and you can calculate the final cost yourself. 

12. IS IT POSSIBLE TO REPLACE THE KRAFT NOVA T-PROFILES WITH KRAFT FORTIS ON SOME PARTS OF THE CEILING?

The geometry of the T-profiles is the same, so if necessary part of the ceiling can be made of KRAFT Nova T-profiles and part of the ceiling can be made of KRAFT Fortis profiles - visually there is no difference.