08 Apr Dropped ceilings. Types, advantages and disadvantages
Suspended ceilings are the most important component of any interior. Hanging ceiling structures of this type today are provided in a wide assortment, so this of course you will not surprise anyone. They decorate the premises in apartments, country houses, industrial premises, in public and state institutions and so on. Construction suspension ceilings are widely in demand and during the reconstruction of not new premises.
What is a suspension ceiling?
This type of ceiling is a design that consists of a frame and various elements and facing materials. More often the supporting frame has a shape of a metal grille. This lattice is held with suspensions that are reliably fixed to the wall or basic ceiling. Facing materials are attached to the frame only after it is installed and well fixed. The main condition for facing materials is the correct and exactly the same size and shape. Currently, construction suspension ceilings are the most practical design of the ceiling. Often they are used if it is necessary to hide communication and engineering systems: wiring, cable, ventilation and thermal equipment. It should be noted that lighting devices, firefighters and security systems can be built into the suspended structures. If a suspended ceiling is installed in the room, then the acoustics there are significantly increased.
Advantages of suspended ceilings.
Among the numerous advantages of this type of ceiling can be distinguished:
Aesthetics. The fact is that all suspended ceiling systems make it possible to hide all the existing flaws of the main ceiling. In this case, there is no need to equalize the surface, periodic whitewashing or painting during operation.
Long service life. A lot of companies that are engaged in the manufacture, installation of suspended ceilings provide them with a fairly long guarantee. And this despite the fact that the manufacturer in this case is reinsured, therefore, in fact, such ceilings will last much longer than this warranty period and at the same time will not lose their external and qualitative characteristics.
Excellent resistance to temperature changes, plus everything excellent provision of both sound insulation and thermal insulation, which is very important for people who live in multi -storey buildings. Such ceiling suspension systems will protect you from the penetration of the cold and from noisy neighbors.
Simple care. The suspended ceilings do not require special care, which causes financial costs.
Disadvantages of suspended ceilings.
The most important disadvantage is that between the floor and the ceiling the distance becomes smaller (the design makes a room below ten and fifteen centimeters). The disadvantages include a high price. Of course, painting and whitewashing the ceiling does not entail large monetary investments, but the work on aligning and hiding all the cracks is not only an extra waste of money, but also additional inconvenience, such as dirt, dust, and a pile of construction garbage. Plus, these works require much more effort and time than to install a ceiling suspension structure.
Another drawback that the ceiling suspension systems possess is the need to have certain skills and knowledge, as well as equipment, therefore, the installation requires the involvement of specialists who can correctly carry out all the work related to the installation. But, and inexpensive options for ceilings of this type are afraid of humidity, therefore, if you often be flooded from your neighbors from above, then you will often need to change some elements of the ceiling suspension structure, but, and these are already nerves, time and large financial costs.
The main types of suspension ceilings.
To get acquainted with the most basic types of ceiling suspended systems, you should know that they all differ with each other in certain parameters: size, shape, facing material, method of fastening and connection. In the form of elements of facing the suspended ceilings are continuous, rack, lattice and modular.