False Cealing

False ceilings are often secondary ceilings that are hung below the main ceiling with the help of suspension cords or struts. These ceilings are crafted from a wide range of materials such as POP (plaster of Paris), gypsum board, asbestos sheets, particle board, aluminum panel, wood etc. They are also known as dropped ceiling or suspended ceiling.

The general advantage that everyone is familiar with is – it improves aesthetical appearance and proportion of interior spaces but this benefit is just the tip of an iceberg as there are a whole lot of benefits that false ceiling provides few of them are listed below:

  • 1.Hides ducting and other structural elements that hinder the beauty of the room.
  • 2.Works as a heat insulator.
  • 3.Works as an acoustical barrier by reducing echo problems.
  • 4.Performs as an anti-microbial element (required specially in health care centers, hospitals and clinics).
  • 5.False ceiling can also act as a fire separator if the material used in making ceiling tiles are mineral fiber or fire rated wood panels.
  • 6.The space left between struts and ceiling tiles acts as a duct which carries all the wiring and hidden lighting system.