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Things to remember while installing false ceiling at your home

Every structure is incomplete without proper roof. A roof is the most important part of the building that protect us from the elements such as sunlight, snow, wind , high or low temperatures and rain. Apart from protection, the bottom of the roof is a place where people can give aesthetic look by creating attractive false ceilings using decorative panels that gives a fabulous look.

Things to remember while installing false ceiling at your home

Apart from creative designs and eye pleasing look, false ceiling also offer functional features that enhance their utility in more way just like, false ceiling provide good acoustics where required sounds can be enhanced and at the same time unwanted sounds can be minimized. False ceiling also provides extra space for air conditioning ducts and housing electric wires. They also reflect and diffuse light obviating the need for unnecessary artificial lighting thus lowering energy consumption.


There are various types of false ceiling presents in market, here are some types of false ceiling which are popular among consumers now days :

  • Gypsum false ceilings
  • Pop false ceilings
  • PVC false ceilings
  • Wood false ceilings
  • Metal false ceilings



Gypsum False Ceilings


Gypsum is a sulfate of calcium available as an evaporate mineral. It is a popular material for false ceilings because of its thermal and sound insulation, lightweight and fire resistance properties. It is also a soft material. Square gypsum boards can be hung from an iron framework to build a false ceiling. Gypsum is available naturally in shades of brown, white, red, yellow and grey. It is also available as a clear or colourless material. We can enhance the aesthetic looks of gypsum boards by finishing them with laminates and paints.

Pros of Gypsum False ceiling

  • Gypsum boards are easy to install and clean
  • As Gypsum boards are flexible in nature we can give seamless look to ceilings.


Cons of Gypsum False Ceiling

  • However, easy to install, it is a difficult process to uninstall these boards. Repairing these means that the complete ceiling will have to be broken down.
  • With time moisture seep into gypsum boards through leaking roofs or air conditioning pipes. This could result in fungal growth in the ceiling or even cause de shaping of the boards. To avoid this opt for moisture resistant boards.
  • Gypsum boards are expensive than POP.



Pop False Ceiling

Plaster of Paris (POP) is among the most popular materials used in a variety of commercial as well as residential roofing applications. POP is basically gypsum sans its water content (created by heating gypsum to a temperature when water evaporates) available in powdered form. It hardens when water is added and makes for a good ceiling material.

Pros of POP False Ceiling

  • POP is maintenance free and highly durable besides being good insulators of cold and heat.
  • POP false ceilings provide uniform and smooth finish as well as designs of various shapes.
  • POP is also 25-40 per cent cheaper than gypsum boards

Cons of POP False Ceiling

  • The major drawback of POP is its tendency to crack over time.
  • Until and unless skilled labour is working on a POP designFeature Articles, the finesse with which gypsum boards are manufactured cannot be achieved.

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