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False Ceiling Design & Types

False Ceiling is another layer of roof which is suspended with the help of wooden or metal frame. False Ceiling enhances the look of whole house. It is used for both commercial and residential purpose and also called Dropped Ceiling. False Ceiling is also used to reduce the air volume of room due to that air conditioning load can be reduced which leads to save electricity bill. It can also be used to cover plumbing systems.
Most commonly used materials to make False Ceiling are:

  • Gypsum False Ceiling : It is light weight and soft hydrate sulphate of calcium.
  • Metal False Ceiling
  • POP False Ceiling
  • PVC False Ceiling
  • Fiber Ceiling
  • Wooden Ceiling
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Metal Ceiling
  • Thermocol Ceiling
  • Synthetic Leather or Cloth Ceiling

Plaster of paris(POP) false ceiling

Gypsum material is a mineral found from the earth's crust during mining. It's chemical name is hydrous calcium sulfate. Through heating of gypsum at high temperature, 3/4 of the water present in it is removed. After this the remaining powder is known as Paris. After adding water to this powder, plaster material is prepared. Which on drying gets converted into hard gypsum. Plaster of Paris / POP is used for coating and decorating of false ceilings.
False ceiling made of POP material is durable and does not require maintenance. In addition, the POP false ceiling protects the room from the effects of heat, thus acting as an insulator of hot temperature. The ceiling of the room can be given an attractive look by molding.
The cost of POP false ceiling is less as compared to gypsum board false ceiling. However, along with the cheap and durable property, the POP false ceiling is prone to cracks as it gets older by time.

Gypsum board false ceiling

This type of false ceiling comes as a factory-made board from gypsum material. Which is hung from the main ceiling with the help of an aluminum or iron frame.
After this, one or two coatings of desired paints are used for giving a uniform flat ceiling shape.
You can change its appearance matching to interiors by applying wallpaper of your choice. Gypsum board false ceilings are available in different thicknesses. They are preferred for being light in weight, easy to clean and easy to apply. Being a good insulator of hot temperatures and cheaper in cost gypsum board false ceiling is preferred in buildings where central air-conditioned systems are used like public premises, factories etc.The estimated price depending on the quality of the gypsum board is Rs. 45 - 180 per sq. ft.

PVC false ceiling

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) being a plastic, it is termite resistant, damp proof and fire resistant. This type of false ceiling is prefered to install in places like bathrooms, garages, kitchens, basements etc.
PVC False Ceiling is suitable for decorating the ceiling of a rented office or house as it can be easily removed and reinstalled.
PVC sheets are Available in various colors and patterns and it's false ceiling is resistant to ultraviolet rays of the sun. Due to which there is no problem of discoloration or cracking due to sunlight. It is attached to the main ceiling with the help of screws after framing of iron or steel. The cost of PVC false ceiling will be around Rs.75 per square feet in the market.

Wooden false ceiling

Wooden false ceiling gives the effect of nature's elegance to the interior decoration of the room. It is mostly made of hardwood woods like teak wood, MDF wood etc. The price can vary depending on the quality of the wood.
Wood false ceiling is the most expensive of all the other types of false ceiling. In addition to the high cost, it can also include more expenditure for maintenance and termite protection.
Wood false ceilings can also be used by compiling with POP, gypsum, metal, glass, etc. In this type of arrangement, wood's hollow blocks, boards and panels are used to form decorative linings of the false ceiling. It is also available in many finishes such as melamine, natural varnished wood, lacquered, laminates (CPL), etc.

Fiber false ceiling

Fiber false ceilings are known for their ability to act as soundproof as well as insulators against hot temperatures. This type of false ceiling is less prefered for homes due to lack of attractive variety and pattern.
The fiber false ceiling is made of natural and synthetic materials such as bitumen, tar, vegetable fibers, wood and stone are combined to make fiber ceilings.
Due to its sound and fire resistant property, it is widely used in ceilings of commercial buildings, in high noise locations such as shopping malls, showrooms and offices etc.

Metal false ceiling

Metal roof tiles are available in a variety of finishes such as steel, copper, brass, chrome and aluminum. Such ceiling tiles can be tailored to suit any decor. These can be tinted to suit the color and environment. Metal roofs are mold and mildew resistant as well as have fire resistant properties.
These can be easily removed and reinstalled. This type of false ceiling is suitable for water pipes, AC ducts and electrical wiring. Metal false ceilings require very little maintenance.

Glass false ceiling

Due to the transparent effect of the glass false ceiling, it is used to enhance the brightness of showrooms, restaurants, jewelry shops etc. It can be used to enhance the living room of the house.
Although the transparency of a glass false ceiling can be reduced by painting it with the matching colour of the interior. but due to lack of durability glass false ceiling is very rarely in use.

House Wallpaper Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is false ceiling?

False ceiling is a layer of artificial ceiling which is created using Plaster of Paris boards or cement boards. It is done in order to increase the aesthetics of the house or office. It can be decorated with Fans and interesting led lights , Chandeliers and cove lights.

What are the different types of False ceiling options?

There are different types of false ceiling options available for example, Gypsum Ceiling, Plaster of Paris Ceiling, Fibre Ceiling, Wooden Ceiling, Glass Ceiling, Metal/Grid Ceiling, Synthetic Leather or Cloth Ceiling.

How much would it cost to go for False ceiling?

There are wide variety of options available as discussed earlier, the cost is calculated per sqft and the Gypsum Board false ceiling starts at as low as Rs. 60/sqft and goes up to Rs.600/sqft for glass False ceiling.

Is it required to paint false ceiling?

The False ceiling comes unpainted, after the fixing of board it must be applied with 2 coats of putty, a coat of primer and then 2 coats of preferred paint. Even texture paint also can be applied over the plaster boards.

What will be the durability of the False ceiling?

Usually the false ceiling required very low maintenance or no maintenance at all once it is done. Just it required normal painting as the true ceiling requires. The false ceiling done using the POP as fire resistant too. So, it stays for minimum 10-15 years under normal circumstances.