The energy balance of a house is largely dependent on good insulation. In addition to exterior and interior walls, it is the basement ceiling that helps save heating costs on the one hand and prevents those living on the ground floor from getting cold feet on the other. Insulating the basement with ceiling tiles is therefore a good idea.
Insulation panels with insulating materials
Among other things, insulating ceiling panels made of mineral fiber materials are suitable as a material. These can usually be glued to the ceiling with little effort and are also flame retardant. Another possibility is proper insulation boards, which are a bit thicker and thus reduce the clearance height, which can be problematic in the basement.
This is how the insulation panels are attached
As with attaching the ceiling tiles, the ceiling must first be cleaned and smoothed, if necessary. The insulating ceiling panels can then be attached.
Mineral fiber ceiling panels can usually be simply glued to the ceiling with a special adhesive. The exact work process depends on the ceiling tiles and the adhesive. The manufacturer’s instructions should always be followed here.
Thick insulation panels can be cut with a hand saw and hold best with light mortar, which is applied about an inch thick. If the ceiling is a little more fragile, we recommend an additional dowel with suitable material. Such insulation panels can be painted with wall paint on the visible side so that the basement retains a uniform appearance.
During the work, the special conditions of the ceiling and the room should be taken into account. In this way, no moisture must form between the ceiling and the insulation material, otherwise the effect of the insulation threatens to fizzle out and mold can form.