Gypsum board is the most commonly used material for false ceilings due to its many benefits, the advantages are that they are heat-resistant and has a noncombustible core that contains chemically combined water.
PVC ceiling are of two parts- one is using flexible PVC and another solid PVC, which helps easy installation of lights and other accessories.
Wood false ceilings are commonly used, due to their natural textures and patterns.
Depending upon the type and nature of the wood, its texture, and finish are selected to give a pleasant look.
They consist of good acoustic properties, insulation properties, and high insulation strength, give your house a natural and cool appearance.
How do I choose a false ceiling?
If the room is filled with bright colours or has a lot going on in terms of the furniture, paint, decor and upholstery, then the best thing to do is to choose a white hue for the ceiling. One can also opt for this combination if the room doesn’t get a lot of natural light.
If you’re looking for ambient lighting to illuminate your home, then opt for LED lights set in recesses of the false ceiling. For compact rooms with low ceilings, this indirect lighting option fits best. The arrangement in a grid pattern can give it a rather modish look.
Advantages of false ceiling
It is very easy to install false ceiling with the help of right kind of tools. Although, you can install it by yourself, it is advisable to get it installed by a professional contractor. A false ceiling hides the duct work, pipes and electrical wires giving the ceiling a clutter free neat and clean look. It is easy to reassemble the panels of a false ceiling in case of repair works. A false ceiling plays a key role in acoustics and sound absorption. It is designed in such a way that it adds to noise reduction thus, making the space quiet. It is much more economical to install a false ceiling than to get the entire ceiling renovated in case of damages as they are removable.
One of the major disadvantages of false ceiling is that it can reduce the height of a room by several inches or feet as it is hung below the existing ceiling.