Asked on Apr 01, 2018

I want to hang items from a concrete ceiling in a loft apt. How???

Stella Suprise
by Stella Suprise
Items would be too heavy for adhesive hooks, velcro, or similar products. I know how to hang things on brick, but hanging straight down from concrete may be problematic.
  8 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Apr 01, 2018

    It can be done similar to brick mounting. Drill into concrete and use masonry bolts to hold the item. There is also a 22 caliber gun that will drive nails into concrete.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Apr 01, 2018

    You've got I-beams there. You can easily hang items from those using wire, rare earth magnets or clamps

  • Bmasecar Bmasecar on Apr 01, 2018

    Hi Ken is correct, go get some concrete expansion anchors and drill the proper size hole. Depending on how much you want to support some pro type anchors epoxy into the hole as well as expanding.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 01, 2018

    Go to your local home improvement store. You will need the correct anchors and bits for concrete. If you don't already have a really heavy duty drill, you may want one for this project. Good luck, you can do this!

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Apr 01, 2018

    Some people use concrete screws after drilling a hole, but if it is really heavey, you could put pipes up the wall and across the ceiling and hang items from that? Would that work for you? Hope this helps

  • Stella Suprise Stella Suprise on Apr 02, 2018

    Thanks to all who responded to my question. I now have a lot of great ideas and confidence that I can do it!

  • Stella Suprise Stella Suprise on Apr 03, 2018

    Thanks to all of you who gave me such great ideas and tips!

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Apr 03, 2018

    Fishing string from some of those pipes. You won’t see it!