Are you designing your new home? Not sure what type of ceiling to go for? We are here to enlighten you on this subject as we are going to discuss the pros and cons of suspended and false ceiling. When it comes to the terminologies used for types of ceilings there are drop ceiling also known as dropped ceiling, suspended ceiling and false ceiling. Even though these terminologies may seem confusing at times but they are practically the same thing. False ceiling installation procedure may differ tad bit from the suspended ceiling but the final outlook is pretty much the same. So, without further ado, following are some of the points regarding the suspended ceiling and how it serves a specific purpose and its installation for both home and office construction.
A false ceiling or dropped ceiling or suspended ceiling consists of a set of panels or tiles or frames that hang a few feet below the main structural ceiling made of concrete, or wood planks if your home’s structure is made of wood. For instance, a suspended ceiling or false ceiling is not permanent and neither they are part of the structural foundation of a building. These dropped ceiling styles rather serves a way to cover or hide the solid framework that is the actual ceiling.
Advantages of Suspended Ceiling:
The major and the foremost advantage that comes to mind when it comes to suspended ceiling is the fact that these types of false ceiling cover help cover up the pipelines, air ducts, and beams, which otherwise would be exposed and seriously affect the aesthetics of the building in a negative way. The few feet or inches of space between the false ceiling and the actual ceiling is often used and can also be used to transfer wires, cabling and ventilation systems ducts. And the best part of a suspended ceiling is that all of this is done in a discreet manner without sacrificing the looks or design of your building, whether it is a home or an office. One other advantage of false ceiling is that you can easily access and make repairs, if required, to fix the vents or wires or ducts without the need to damage the actual ceiling and tearing apart the walls.
The installation of a suspended ceiling varies from builder to builder as the material required to make such ceiling differ from supplier to supplier. It is advised to use the SOPs and consulting documents before initiating the construction of a suspended ceiling. Speaking in layman’s term, drilling the perimeter brackets few inches or feet below the ceiling joints, depending on how much space you require between the real ceiling and the false one. Then runners are installed along with each bracket and this process is repeated until it extends across the whole room, this forms the main support for your suspended ceiling. Then the ceiling panels are installed, which are light and made in such a way to not cause injury in case of an earthquake or other accidents. Lastly, for added support wires are used to hang the runners to the ceiling.