False Ceilings – Is your knowledge base up-to-date about this Interior Design trend that is gaining traction among the urban world? Know more now!
Ceilings are often the most overlooked piece of a development, yet the modern-day trend of false ceilings could add a sparkling touch of magnificence and redefine your living space. This interior design style has picked up footing among a significant part of the urban populace in India and abroad. Individuals these days are eyeing products within their budgets in order to make the ceilings of their establishments look gorgeously alluring rather than the typical ordinary dull looking ceilings. With the latest surge of adorning living spaces with false ceilings, it sure has become a trend for people to embellish the beauty of their premises with these false ceiling roofs. False ceilings add a sophisticated look to any establishment, whether it is a home, office, business complex, private residential complex, eateries and restaurant, theatre, and so forth.
So what are false ceilings?
False ceilings are secondary ceilings that are suspended below the primary ceiling with the help of suspension cords or beams. These false roofs are constructed from a wide range of materials. Let us glance through the benefits of false ceilings and have a brief overview of some of the popular varieties of false ceilings, helping you make well-informed choices for your next interior design project.
What benefits do false ceilings have?
The conventional ideology about false ceiling is that it improves the interior design and aesthetical appearance but this advantage is just the tip of the iceberg as there are a whole lot of benefits that false ceilings provide. Few of them are listed below:
With all these advantages of false ceilings plus the aesthetic appeal, who wouldn’t want a false ceiling in their establishments! This would undoubtedly be a decision you would never regret.
Now let’s glance through some of the varieties of false ceiling.
It is obvious that your selection of a false ceiling would be based on three criteria: place of application, aesthetic ambiance required and your budget. In order to make your next refurbishing venture a prudent one, it would be worthwhile having a general idea of the popular varieties of false ceilings. A few variants among theseareGypsum Ceiling, Plaster of Paris (POP) Ceiling, Fibre Ceiling, Wooden Ceiling, Metal Ceiling, Synthetic Leather Ceiling, Cloth Ceiling, Armstrong Tiles False Ceiling, Track False Ceiling and PVC False Ceiling, all of which are briefly summarized below for your convenience.
The most commonly used false ceiling variety is the Gypsum Ceiling. The gypsum boards or panels come with either tapered or square edges. The advantage is that they can be easily fixed either by placing on a metal grid or by nailing.
This is also one of the most commonly used types of false ceiling material. Among all false roof varieties, this one is the cheapest. Artistic workmanship and creative designs are essential to create splendid false ceiling styles using POP which is mixed with water and is applied to fibre board or wood base.
Fibre Ceiling which is also called as Mineral Fibre False Ceiling is made from synthetic materials with added natural minerals. They are available in various shapes, patterns and sizes, with a smooth or rough finish, with or without imprinted designs and patterns and with various options for edges. Hence there is a wide ranging assortment of fibre false ceiling tiles from which individuals can choose as per their specific likings. Being low in cost and quick to install, this false ceiling variety is in high demand especially in the commercial domain. One of the biggest benefits is that the fibre ceiling tiles can be removed without damage to the false ceiling system and the items above the false ceiling can still be maintained whenever necessary.
If we consider the appeal factor in traditional style interior design, nothing beats the splendour of wooden false ceilings. These are suitable for all kinds of settings, giving a unique distinctive feel to the place. The wooden false ceiling is commonly used in places with cooler climate as it provides greater insulation.
This variety of false ceiling is appropriate for a large range of applications and is ideal for concealing ducts and wiring. The metal ceiling boards or panels are mounted either on steel cross sections or T- sections and suspended using rods.
Synthetic Leather Ceilings are a new variety of false ceiling with a resemblance just like original leather. In venues that have a tendency to get too loud, this is the ideal type of false ceiling to use because of their excellent noise absorption property. Not just on the ceiling, these synthetic leather tiles are excellent for use on the walls of the room too. These are ideal for use in home theatres, movie theatres, game rooms, libraries, pubs, hotels, restaurants, conference rooms etc. The added advantage is the splendid grandeur with an aesthetic appeal.
Cloth or fabric false ceiling tiles provide high acoustic absorption and find immense use in conference halls and theatres. These false ceiling tiles are accessible in a wide range of fabric colors and of customized thickness. They are designed to be conveniently placed into typical suspended T-bar grid systems. Another variant of cloth false ceiling is adorning of drapes or other patterns of cloth on the ceiling, giving a royal touch to the setting. This not only adds on to the ambiance of the place but also provides good acoustic absorption.
Armstrong false ceiling tiles are mineral fibre tiles that can be directly attached to a ceiling. With a humongous variety of stylish patterns, Armstrong offers a vivacious range of designs to choose from, enabling you to find the false ceiling design that works best with your design. These tiles are an affordable way to add magnificence and appeal to any living space.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) false ceiling is also a popular false ceiling idea which is suitable for all types of environment or climate. It is one of the easiest to install and hassle free false ceilings.
What do we recommend?
As with any structure, well maintained and long-lasting false ceilings are possible when the following are taken into consideration:
It is recommended to discuss lighting and piping details with your interior designer before the false ceiling is installed. As with ordinary concrete ceilings where wiring and piping installed behind ceilings are difficult to modify once the ceiling is installed, the same holds true with false ceilings. Also, don’t forget to keep in mind the Dos and Dont’s with regard to your selection of false ceiling. Bear in mind the weight it can bear, the general cleaning procedure, etc.
We at Simply interiors are leading interior designers in Hyderabad and one of our areas of specialization is False Ceiling. Come to meet the experts for your next project.