Types of False Ceiling Designs & More.

Types of False Ceilings 

 Nowadays, Interior designing is very common in every house to achieve new trendy looks. Interiors play a necessary part to make any building to look more elegant or beautiful, and everyone wants their home to look unique which indicates their lifestyle.

There are many types in false ceilings which play a part in interiors like PVC ceilings, Wood ceilings, Metal ceilings, Gypsum ceilings, POP ceilings, and Glass ceilings which can bring rich looks to your house.

PVC ceilings:

     PVC ceiling is of two parts- one is using flexible PVC and another solid PVC, which helps easy installation of lights and other accessories. These PVC panels have many benefits, which are quick and easy to install and allow for finishings, edges, and corners.

PVC Ceiling

The advantages of using PVC ceiling panels are easy maintenance, no paint, durable, water resistant, lightweight and a great alternative to POP ceilings and Gypsum ceilings. PVC ceilings are mostly used in living rooms, bedrooms and kitchen rooms.

Gypsum ceilings:

     Gypsum ceilings are made from hydrated sulfate of calcium, which makes the material hard and flexible. These ceiling tiles are of lightweight, easy to install and more economical compared to other types of false ceilings.

Gypsum Ceiling

Regular Gypsum boards are used for surface layers on ceilings and walls and costlier than POP because of their high quality and flexibility.

Wood ceilings:

     Wood false ceilings are used more commonly due to its natural textures and patterns. Depending upon the type and nature of the wood, its texture and finish are selected to give a pleasant look to the eyes. They are widely preferred as they consist good acoustic properties, insulation properties, high insulation strength, and give your house a natural and cool appearance. They are easy to maintain and available in a variety of colors and textures. The type of wood used for ceilings is Barn wood, Faux or fake wood, and Mineral-fiber panels.

Wood Ceiling

They are costly and can be installed in residential buildings, not in malls and hospitals. The disadvantages of using wooden ceilings are prone to thermic attacks, warping, and vulnerability towards moisture and temperature.

POP Ceilings:

     Plaster of Paris is the most often used material in the construction of false ceiling. POP ceilings are made of POP powder, and it is manufactured as a dry powder and mixed with water to form a paste when used. These ceilings are attractive, easy to maintain, low cost, long lifespan, and very excellent insulators of heat and cold. These ceilings help in hiding ugly members of a structure, ventilation ducts and conduits.

POP Ceiling

The only disadvantage of these ceilings is time-consuming as they take a month's time and also messy, dusty and gives an unpolished feel.

Metal Ceilings:

     Metal is a hard and durable material, which is extensively used in false ceilings for non-residential buildings like offices, shopping malls, hospitals, and airports. The metals used for this ceiling are galvanized iron and aluminium. They offer numerous advantages in terms of strength, accessibility, and comfort.

Metal Ceiling

The panels in these ceilings are easily removable and re-attached. The construction cost is less as they are quickly installed and easy to maintain. They offer good fire resistance and do not crack or warp with time.

Glass Ceilings:

     It is one of the types of false ceiling used in construction, which is non- crystalline material with transparency and brittleness included. To make the material non-transparent and non-brittle some admixtures are used to alter them.

Glass Ceiling

A glass is a good insulator of heat and can be used for the false ceiling as it improves the aesthetical appearance of the building. These ceilings are used in restaurants, libraries, showrooms, etc. The disadvantage of these ceilings is the lack of privacy it provides.

Cloth ceilings:

     The materials used in this type of ceilings are synthetic leather or fabric. These materials are available in different color, shape, and designs as they are man-made. These ceilings are mostly used in churches, banquet halls, convention centers for temporary purposes.

Cloth Ceiling

They are easy to install and due to their attracting nature of dust and low light transferring property it's only used in temporary buildings.

          False ceiling materials are easy to install and cheap compared to traditional roof ceilings. They provide smooth finishes to the surface and also hide pipelines, ventilation ducts, and non-pleasant elements to the eyes. They also protect from fire and helps in acoustic treatment. Due to these numerous advantages, residential buildings, offices, shopping malls, and restaurants are preferring this type of ceilings nowadays rather than going for traditional ones.

We need not to use only one material for making a false ceiling design, two or three materials combination can also be used. For example, Gypsum & POP, Wooden & POP are commonly used.


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