Manual and important points of attention of the Staenis grid:
Load-bearing dry fillers, finished with OSB or Durelis sheets
- Place all Staenis grids in the space
- Adjust all Staenis grids to the correct height
- Glue the Staenis legs with PU foam
- Fill the Staenis grid with dry fillers
- Flatten the dry fillers on top of the grid
- Place an OSB or Durelis sheet on the grid and screw it in place
- Check the height of the grid
- Repeat until the entire room is finished
* Dry fillers are so light that you can easily walk over the grid with a filled tub/bag of dry fillers and pour them into the Staenis grid.
Placement of the Staenis grid
- Place 2 rows of grids parallel to the wall by clicking slats and legs together.
- Shorten the battens on the wall by sawing or grinding them. The maximum distance from the grid to the wall is 5 cm.
- When connecting to the wall, you can click the legs sideways into the slat to stabilise the grid. A 3rd type of click connection can be seen on both ends of the slat. This allows you to connect two slats with a side leg, by means of a slat. Note that the bar will only click in one direction.
- Use a screwdriver to adjust the Staenis grid up and down by turning the adjusting screw to the left or right.
You can achieve the greatest flatness with a laser that corresponds to a line on a wooden tool / lath or folding rule. If you use a digital receiver, the dry fillers will cause height differences of a few mm. A digital spirit level is also not recommended. Try to use a digital receiver or spirit level only to set out a number of points, in order to adjust everything in between by means of a vertical adjustment, tensioned rope or aluminium rule.
We ask you to pay close attention to checking the height during installation and to regularly check flatness using a long aluminium rule or laser.
Placement of dry fillers
- Fill the Staenis grid with dry fillers, press these granules and place them just one mm higher than the top surface of the grid.
In the photo you can see the Staenis grid, filled in with cellular concrete granules. The left-hand compartment is not filled in enough and will offer little bearing capacity, so that a single sheet may bend slightly. The right compartment is nicely filled in and dammed, so that you get a perfect and solid result.
- Check and correct each square for flatness to avoid cavities in the grid.
At the least place an OSB sheet 22 mm thick directly on it, row by row. If necessary, place a double board for extra strength.
Screw the wood sheet into the slats of the Staenis grid. Use screws of 3.5 to 4.5 mm thickness, 2 cm longer than the thickness of the sheet and with a self-tapping head.