When building a new house, I want to do everything in the best possible way so that later I don’t have to redo anything. However, it does not always work out the way you want. It is often found that some kind of communication is visible - sewer pipes in the bathroom, gas channels in the kitchen or heating systems in the living rooms. Actually about how to hide the heating pipes and will be discussed in this article.
Heating pipes in the floor
What you need to know when laying pipes to hide them immediately? It is good if there is an opportunity to make shafts in the floor or walls so that the pipes of the right size fit into them. To do this, it is necessary to decide where and how the heating systems will pass, also to make sure that the pipes themselves and the joints do not leak and will last for a very long time. After such a thorough check, using a perforator, we make sufficiently wide and deep grooves in the necessary places, which can then be repaired. What - decide for yourself. After, we connect the pipes and put them in the cutouts in the concrete floor. The main thing here is that the top of the pipe is slightly below the floor. We close the shafts in the floor with a concrete or glue-cement mortar mixed with sand one by one. Pipes in the walls can be fixed with foam, alabaster or special wall fasteners. What do we get after such work? All pipes are beautifully and securely laid in the floor or hidden in the wall. This option is safe and does not harm the room.
The floor screed on top of the pipes must be of sufficient thickness so that during operation of the room it does not break and the pipe in a certain place is not subjected to deformation.
And you should not forget about the presence of a pump in the system - pipes - laid without proper inclination, will not be able to warm the room normally, since the heat cannot pass through them normally.
The minus of this option is visible: in case of pipe leaks, the strobe will have to be broken and, possibly, light repairs should be done at the site of the accident if the walls are damaged.
And what should we do if was purchased not a new house in which the pipes were laid on top? Then there are several options. A more complicated way is to dismantle old pipes, as a rule, they are metal, and install new, plastic, for which you can make the above niches in the floor and walls. You can leave and metal pipes. According to the majority of residents, new pipes do not heat as well as metal pipes. But when reworking heating pipes from metal there is one unpleasant feature. While plastic pipes are attached to each other quite easily, to connect metal pipes you need two components - electric welding and welding skills. Although this method is sometimes used, in general, it is rather complicated and time consuming.
Another, simpler option is to close the pipes from the top. You can do it this way:
Frame of the vertical box
Let's talk about the methods described above, how to close the pipes. You can make a box - wooden or plasterboard. But do it better in cases where the pipes are held in the corner of the room vertically. For this you need:
Plastic box for disguising heating
Box that is mounted in the bedroom or living room You can paste over wallpaper in the style of the interior room. In this case, the corner tubes will not stand out.
Taps that block water access to batteries and similar places cannot be closed. You can leave the space open or make part of the box open (in the form of a door).
Another option - pipes laid horizontally, can be closed with furniture that does not have a back wall, and make cutouts for pipes in the side sections. This will perfectly solve the issue of disguise. But it is necessary to take into account one nuance. It lies in the fact that furniture needs to acquire the best quality materials, since cheap products simply crack off the temperature of the pipes during the winter period.
Actually, you can close the pipes around the perimeter of the entire wall, but this will entail a loss of usable area. For this purpose, a crate is applied to the walls, to which the wall panel is then attached. How to do it correctly, you can find out from experts or on websites on the Internet.
For those who do not have a lot of money to buy furniture, the following option will do: one of the cheapest. We go to the market, buy paint of the same color as the walls in the room, and beautifully put it on the pipes.Before this, it is important to give the pipe a very flat surface, and it is likely that you will need to coat them with a ground mixture. To achieve the desired effect, you can use sandpaper, and pipes, if necessary, to clean the layers of old paint.
Alexey Zemskov will tell you how to build a false wall correctly to mask heating and radiator pipes:
A stylish solution is to hide the pipes with curtains
Niche in the floor
Masking pipes with stones
Example of a box frame