You may think a ceiling is just a ceiling, but you’d be wrong. Depending on what your requirements are there are many different options for your home or business. If you are constructing your own property, or business premises, it’s a good idea to have a look at what’s on offer and speak to a reliable retailer to understand the pros and cons of the different styles on offer.
Let’s take a look a few of the most common ceilings on the market:
Suspended Ceiling – This is a fantastic option which is becoming more and more popular. A suspended ceiling is hung from a wooden or steel frame which has been lowered from a roof. This makes it easy to install and remove if need be. It also created a cavity in which namy utility services can be installed. Wires and cabling can be hidden in the cavity, and this makes it easy for electricians to maintain electrical circuits without having to damage existing surfaces. Also, there is usually adequate space to allow a building to run aircon or heating vents in a cavity, again making it easy for maintenance engineers to access areas for repairs or replacements without causing unnecessary disruption to the property.
Tile Ceiling – A great choice for both home and business properties. Tiles are idea for areas where moisture may be present like bathrooms or kitchens. But also tiles are very popular in commercial office settings. They can be sound rated to help reduce noise from upper floors, and they are easy to maintain and clean. Tiles come in a variety of styles and colours. Standard sizes are 12000mm x 600mm or 600mm x 600mm. This type of ceiling is one of the most popular in office buildings, due to its durability and variety in style.
Grid Ceiling – Like a suspended ceiling a grid ceiling hangs from an existing roof. It is made up of siding panels which can be easily removed for access to the utility cavity. This is a very popular ceiling in industrial settings due to its simple installation and easy access. There is no need for any specialist equipment or tools to remove and replace the panels. This makes it ideal for maintenance teams.
Acoustic Ceiling – If noise is a big issue then an acoustic ceiling can be installed to dramatically reduce transferred sound. Specialist materials are used to produce several layers of sound insulation. The cost of an acoustic ceiling is entirely dependent on the amount of insulation required and budgets can vary depending on the level of sound proofing. There are several colours and styles available and the overall finish does not differ from any other type of standard ceiling.
There are several professional companies in Australia who can install these types of ceiling. Brisbane based Alpha Ceilings and Partitions is one provider worthy of note.