Benefits of the false ceiling
Bring more aesthetic charm to your home with a false ceiling
Imagine you have a star studded night sky in your bedroom and you can stare at the galaxy of stars with your spouse while Don McLean’s Starry, starry nights plays in the background. It will be surreal, artistic, and romantic and you can totally own it. Well, the exquisite designs of false ceilings and modern lighting make these dreams a reality today.
Often when people imagine a false ceiling, they think of those immaterial boring boards suspended in offices that look like a grid. But the residential false ceiling is far from boring. It can be classy, funky, vibrant, elegant, or bizarre; basically anything you want. You can explore a million design options and choose the one that suits the tone you want to give to your room. The finishing can be done with paint or wallpaper as per your choice.
A false ceiling, also known as suspended ceiling, is a secondary ceiling suspended from the main ceiling with the help of a galvanized iron (GI) frame. There are three types of material that are used to create a false ceiling and give a definitive look to the room: gypsum board, wood panels and POP. Gypsum board is the most popular choice in recent times. I will be writing another post on why gypsum board is the best available choice in the market compared to the other two. However, here I intend to elucidate that the function of a gypsum board false ceiling is not just limited to enhancing the visual charm of the home.
Sure, a false ceiling creates a fascinating facade to conceal all the clutter of wires, AC ducts, copper pipes and other fixtures on the ceiling. However, one of the most significant uses that false ceiling can bring to your home is energy conservation. As the false ceiling reduces the volume of the room, the air conditioning becomes more effective. As the power consumption decreases, air conditioning becomes more affordable. Besides, it also provides thermal insulation because of an air gap that is created between the soffit and the false ceiling which does not allow the outside heat enter the room. Hence, it keeps the rooms warm in winters and cool in summers. That is not all; the gypsum board ceiling also has acoustic properties which reduces the noise levels in your home by blocking the outside noise. Gypsum board is also fire resistant unlike the wood panels.
The false ceiling gives you an opportunity to play with lights more elaborately and innovatively than you could before. If you have a reading space, you can add spot lighting. You can make the lighting more uniform in the rooms or you can use designer chandeliers. There are so many types of lighting available in the market these days that you just need to mention what you want it for and dealer will hand it over to you.
I hope that this post clarified some of your doubts about false ceiling and its benefits.