Types of False Ceilings

There are a diverse number of false ceilings available in the market, some of them are:

  1. Laminated Gypsum Ceiling
  2. Acoustic Ceiling
  3. Cement Fibre Ceiling
  4. Plain Flush Gypsum Ceiling
  5. Metal Ceiling
  6. Aluminium ceiling
  7. Plank ceiling
  8. Calcium Silicate Ceiling
  9. High Acoustic Insulation Ceiling
  10. Thermal Insulating Ceiling
  11. Moisture Resistance Gypsum Ceiling
  12. PVC Modular Ceiling
  13. Glass Reinforced Gypsum Ceiling
  14. Speicial high moisture resistant for Toilets
  15. Residential False Ceilings
  16. Decorative Calcium Silicate Modular Tiles Ceilings
  17. Stretch fabric ceiling
  18. Translucent ceiling
  19. Printed bespoke ceiling
  20. Wooden modular ceiling 

    1.Laminated Gypsum Ceilings

Introduction

PVC gypsum ceiling tile is made of high quality paper-faced gypsum board with a layer of PVC on surface and aluminium foil on its back. It is a environmental friendly, light weight, high quality, fireproof, waterproof and corrosion-resistant decorative ceiling board.Laminated Gypsum Ceiling Tiles are available in a variety of deigns and colors and can be used to adorn the walls of your houses or offices. These are high in quality and offer numerous advantages over the traditional tiles. Not only are their look and appeal different but also the features and applications making them suitable for decoration and designing of contemporary houses.

Applications

It can be widely used in high fireproof and waterproof requirement environment, such as hotel, hospital, school, house and factory etc.

Features

  • Waterproof
  • Damp proof
  • Moisture-proof
  • Heat-prevent
  • Lightweight
  • Thermal insulation
  • Easy to install
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Easy to be replaced

Technical performance

  • Materials: Gypsum Board
  • Surface: PVC Aluminium Foil
  • Fireproof Class: Class B1
  • Meet the standard: GB8624-1997
  • Moisture Ressistance: Under 90% 
  1. Cement Fibre Ceilings

They are ideal for specific needs in residential, commercial, hospital, hotel, offices and industrial segments. They are available in : Standard Ceiling or Designer Ceiling complimented with Unisteel Ceiling Grid System.

Standard Ceiling

When it comes to deciding a ceiling that is the most economical, strong and durable, Standard Cement Fibre Ceilings are the best on offer. Standard Ceilings are made using the HPSC process to withstand extreme conditions in commercial, industrial and residential installations. They provide exceptional thermal resistance and dimensional stability even under prolonged exposure to moisture. You can be assured of strength and durability with Standard Ceilings.

Benefits: Standard Ceilings are made using the HPSC process to withstand extreme conditions in commercial, industrial and residential installations. They provide exceptional thermal resistance and dimensional stability even under prolonged exposure to moisture. 

Applications 

False Ceilings for high humidity locations like:

  • Kitchens/toilets/washrooms
  • Factories and warehouses
  • Sports complex/health clubs
  • Corridors and porticos
  • Coastal areas

Designer Ceiling

Cement Fibre based Designer Ceilings are self-embossed with abstract patterns and textures that make them aesthetically appealing and unique. Designer Ceilings come in a variety of unique designs and two finishing options

Benefits: Designed  for  aesthetics,  Designer  Ceilings  are  self-embossed with  abstract  patterns  and  textures  that  make  them  aesthetically appealing and unique.

Applications 

False ceiling in high visibility areas like:

  • Offices
  • Showrooms/shopping Centers
  • Recreational facilities
  • Residences
  • Hotels & resorts

­­­Unisteel Grid System 

Strong, durable and up in no time at all. Unisteel ceiling grid systems are one of the most innovative systems – ready to install and dimensionally stable.  They are protected from corrosion as they are roll-formed out of hot-dip galvanized steel. Being pre-engineered and pre-decorated, these durable ceiling grid systems can be set up in no time at all.Benefits: Suspended Ceiling Grid Systems have a wonderful reputation for their reliability, versatility and aesthetic qualities.

Fire Resistance: To ensure safety, all components are provided with fire expansion notch on the body section of the main runner (except in light duty system), 450 mm from one end to allow expansion during fire.All systems have been successfully tested and are capable of providing effective protection to structural steel sections supporting a fire resistant floor for a period not less than 60 minutes.

Material: Suspended Ceiling Grid Systems are roll-formed out of hot-dip galvanized steel, providing effective protection against corrosion.

Applications

Unisteel Suspended Ceiling Grid System is compatible with all standardized fittings and fixtures for air-conditioning ducts and diffusers, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinklers etc. These also provide excellent accessibility to all related service facilities and for routine maintenance.

Key Attributes

  • High humidity resistance properties
  • Excellent light reflectance and durability
  • Zero Release of CH2O
  • No content of asbestos
  • Economical

Features

  • Microbe and germ free
  • Light Reflectance
  • Superior dimensional stability
  • Good thermal insulation
  • Amazing strength and durability
  • Fire, termite and rodent resistant
  • 100% asbestos free
  • Made from ‘green’ materials; extremely environment friendly 
  1. Plain (flush) Gypsum Ceiling

The Gypsum Ceiling system is a monolithic suspended ceiling system that gives a beautiful, homogeneous appearance and smooth finish without visible joints. The system comprises a concealed metal frame work suspended from the structural soffit .Gypsum Plasterboards are screw fixed to the framework to form the ceiling lining. The lining is jointed or skim plaster finished forming a seamless surface suitable to receive most decorative finishes. The plenum used to route ducting and other services can be accessed by providing access panels. Curves, steps and various designer ceiling options can also be easily achieved using this system.

  • This kind of Plain, Flush Look Gypsum Board Ceiling is the best replacement for conventional Plaster of Paris (POP) ceilings.
  • We offer our clients an exclusive range of Gypsum Board False Ceilings. Constructed using quality gypsum (upto 98%), our range requires less water as compared to building construction. These ceilings are light in weight, water & moisture proof and are highly durable with high wear & tear resistance. Offered at industry leading rates, our range preserves heat and breathe by itself.
  • Regular Gypsum Plaster Boards consists of non combustible core of Gypsum encased in heavy duty Kraft paper liner in either side of the Gypsum core provides a better Sound Insulation , Thermal Insulation & due to Its unique behavior it Provides a good fire Protection when exposed to fire . Regular Gypsum Plaster Board can be fixed to timber, metal framing and masonry works for ceiling partitions and wall linings, providing a high quality and economical finish to any interior projects.

Gypsum False Ceilings offer many advantages:

  • Decorative / Aesthetic
  • Enhancing the working environment
  • Concealing pipes, wires, services etc.
  • Provide Acoustic and Thermal Insulation
  • Improved sound quality and light reflection

Typical Uses

  • Various finishing solutions
  • Covering materials for ceilings
  • Surface finishing solutions
  • Heat and moisture resistant work surfaces
  • Niches, boxes, arc elements, etc.
  • Wind boxes 

Applications

  • Residences
  • Offices
  • Malls
  • Multiplex
  • Parking
  • Hotels
  1. Metal Ceilings

Suspended ceilings are hung from the main ceiling via metal grids. Metal, or stainless-steel, panels work well with suspended ceilings. These types of tiles were used during the 19th century and have seen resurgence as of late. Metal panels generally come in white finishes.Metal Ceilings offers wide range of high quality products through its extensive line of design alternatives and options incorporation the Tile, (Lay in and Clip in), or Linear ceiling systems, all of which can be supplied in different shapes, colors and sizes. Utilizing latest technology and expertise to grant architects and designers greater freedom of creativity in design with its beyond standard product range of ceiling systems.

Design and Technical Data

TILE SYSTEM

We offer a vast range of specially chosen standard ceiling types. Metal Ceilings are the right choice when speedy delivery and installation, reasonable price and above all: high quality, acoustic performance and aesthetics appearance are required.

Options: Lay in and Clip in Systems

Looks: Plain, Perforated, Micro-Perforated, Square Perforated. Backed by Tissue Cloth.

Compatible with T-Grid: 24mm, 15mm and Silhouette T-Grid System

LINEAR SYSTEM

The Linear system offers a greater degree of freedom to architects & Clients that require a wider choice of alternatives regarding form and dimension, in order to meet the various needs of any given space while also fulfilling the respective acoustic and aesthetic requirements.

Features 

Our metal ceilings are made from high quality galvanized steel or aluminum. It is pre-coated or finished with epoxy polyester powder coat.The G.I. is available in 0.5 mm and above thickness and aluminum is available in 0.6 and above.All products have standard perforations of holes, squares or in plain.Materials are pre-coated with a primer and finish coat of silicone polyester. The standard color is white. Other colors are available on request.The gauge varies depending on type, size and configuration. Aluminum is also available on specific customer requirement.The “customized “in- house designing and manufacturing ensures superior quality of the finished product within critical time schedules.It can be backed by a woven tissue cloth to control Air and Dust and also eliminates risk of micro organisms breeding 

Typical Uses

    • Reception areas
    • Showrooms
    • Corporate offices
    • Hospitals
    • Cafeterias
    • Restaurants
    • Airports
    • Shops

Technical Details 

    • Design Options: 600 x 600 mm, 84C, 300C, 300B, 84R
    • Material: Aluminum, Galvanized Iron, Stainless Steel
    • Thickness: 0.5 mm, 0.6mm, 0.7mm
    • Sound absorption (NRC): 0.60 with Acoustic Pads
    • Sound attenuation Dncw (dB): 28 – 34
    • Light reflectance (%): 85
    • Humidity resistance (% RH): 100%
    • Fire reaction: Class O/Class 1 (BS 476)
    • Coating: 80 – 120 Microns 

Metal Ceiling Tiles:

Good aesthetics, physical stability to vibrations and acoustics combined with ease of maintenance and longer life have made metal ceilings are increasingly recommended and used in building spaces across the world.Thanks to its unique properties, you will see them across airport terminals, metro stations, hospitals, Pharma units and shopping malls.

Lay In – Plain

Characteristics
Plain panels are power-coated, produced from high quality hot dip galvanized steel offering the best corrosion protection.

Panel Color
Standard colour is White 901 and other colours and metallic colours can be supplied upon request.

Standards and certification
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC): N. A. Process as per ASTM 635

Nominal Size
(mm)
Perforation
Size
LR
600 x 600 x 0.5 N.A 0.81

Edge Details

Lay In – Perforated

Characteristics
perforated panels are power-coated, produced from high quality hot dip galvanized steel offering the best corrosion protection. In fill of 0.4 mm high quality glass fiber acoustic fleece.

Panel Color
Standard colour is White 901 and other colours and metallic colours can be supplied upon request.

Standards and certification
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) : 0.5 Process as per ASTM 635
Perforation Area: 20%

Nominal Size
(mm)
Perforation
Size
LR
600 x 600 x 0.5
  • 1.8mm
0.65

Edge Details

Clip In – Plain

Characteristics
Plain panels are power-coated, produced from high quality hot dip galvanized steel offering the best corrosion protection.

Panel Color
Standard colour is White 901 and other colours and metallic colours can be supplied upon request.

Standards and certification
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC): N. A. Process as per ASTM 635

Nominal Size
(mm)
Perforation
Size
LR
600 x 600 x 0.5 N.A 0.81

Edge Details

Clip In – Perforated

Characteristics
perforated panels are power-coated, produced from high quality hot dip galvanized steel offering the best corrosion protection. Infill of 0.4 mm high quality glass fiber acoustic fleece.

Panel Color
Standard colour is White 901 and other colours and metallic colours can be supplied upon request.

Standards and certification
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) : 0.5 Process as per ASTM 635
Perforation Area : 20%

Nominal Size
(mm)
Perforation
Size
LR
600 x 600 x 0.5
  • 1.8mm
0.65

Edge Details

T-Cell Open Plenum

Characteristics
these panels create decorative and functional open ceiling environments. It has wide variety of cell sizes and lower costs of associated lighting and mechanical services when located above the ceiling plane.

Part Specification
(in mm)
Recommended
Layout
Upper Blades 50 x 14 100mm x 100mm
Lower Blades 50 x 14 100mm x 100mm
Web Cover 50 x 14 1.67 lm / m2
Main T 32 x 14 0.83 lm / m2
Cross T 32 x 14 0.83 lm / m2
Wall Angle 20 x 14 0.4 lm / m2

Intalalline open plenum

Characteristics
With 100% access to plenum these panels create an attractive open ceiling in interior space. With variable spacing, height & shape options the are the most suitable for hospitals, retail, transit, galleries, offices.

Part Specification
(in mm)
Recommended
Layout
Main T Designer 15
Traditional 24
Cross T Designer 15
Traditional 24
Baffle V Base 100
Round Base 150,
200, 250
Spaces between:
100mm, 150mm
200mm, 250mm
300mm

 

  1. Calcium Silicate Ceilings

Calcium Silicate – The Material of the Future, made from siliceous and calcareous materials reinforced with fibres. The boards are made in laminar process and then autoclaved to give a stable crystalline structure. Its lightweight and non-combustible with high performance, durability and architectural flexibility, providing customers with exceptional value for money.

These are basically of two types:

Metal Framed Suspended Ceiling (Seamless) and Modular Tile Type

Metal framed suspended ceiling comprises of G.I perimeter channel having 0.55 mm thickness, two unequal flanges of 20 and 30 mm and web of 27 mm is fixed to surrounding walls /Partition using nylon sleeves and screws at 450 mm centres. Then intermediate channel (0.91mm thick) having two equal flanges of 15 mm each and a web of 45 mm is suspended from the soffit at 1220 mm centre with ceiling angle of width 25 mm x 10 mm x 0.55 mm thick, fixed to soffit with G.I cleat and steel expansion fasteners. Ceiling section of 0.55 mm thickness having knurled web of 50.5 mm and flanges of 26 mm each with lips of 10.5 mm are then fixed to the intermediate channel with connecting clips across to the Intermediate channel, at 457 mm centers. 8 mm thick square/tapered edge Calcium Silicate Boards are then screw fixed across the ceiling sections with 25 mm long self drilling & tapping screws having Phillips head with under head cutter, at 200 mm centres through the Calcium Silicate Board fillets.

Jointing and Finishing         

The joints of the face boards are finished with specially formulated jointing compound and 48 mm wide fibre tape to provide seamless finish. Cement primer (Oil based) to be provided on entire surface before putty / painting.

Features and Benefits of Calcium Silicate Ceilings

Strong & Durable :
The stable crystalline structure makes the boards strong and durable. The boards are strong enough to take normal impacts. They do not degrade or deteriorate physically.
Dimensional Stability:
The boards are cured in a high pressure steam autoclave which causes an irreversible chemical change, thus providing high dimensional and chemical stability accompanied by low alkalinity.
Light Weight :
Calcium Silicate boards are light in weight therefore can be handled easily. Its dry density is
900 kgs / m3.
 Easy Workability :
Calcium Silicate boards are very easy to work with as they can be cut and drilled with ordinary carpenter’s tools and can also be sanded with conventional papers.
Decoration :
The boards can be decorated with any type of paint, wall papers, wood veneers and hard laminate of 1.00mm thickness. Ceramic tiles can also be applied to Calcium Silicate boards, using suitable adhesive. Interior designers and architects can give free reign to their imagination when working with Calcium Silicate!
Flexibility :
Calcium Silicate boards are also very flexible to design. 6mm thick Calcium Silicate boards can be bent (minimum radius-600mm) to provide curved surfaces. Boards will bend more easily, if bent across their long axis when they are wet or saturated.
Light Reflection :
Undecorated boards provides 75% light reflectance.
Compatibility :
The boards will not promote corrosion or saponification of paints or affect bituminous compounds. Calcium Silicate boards are compatible with most common building materials.
Screw / Nail Holding :
Calcium Silicate boards have the capacity to hold nails and screws and do not require any backing frame to hang light weight objects like picture frames.
Seamless Finish :
Calcium Silicate boards can provide seamless finish decorated with most forms of paints, wall papers and laminates.
Termite Resistance :
Calcium Silicate Boards is made of inorganic minerals and has stable crystalline structure. This makes the board termite resistant, and the material will not contribute to fungus growth.
Water Resistance :
Calcium Silicate Boards when immersed in water for 24 hours will loose its strength slightly but it regains its full strength as soon as it is dry. Hence it is a water resistant board. It has no long-term effects on the board or on most of the decorated surfaces, hence these can be used in high humid areas and or where there is a risk of accidental water coming in contact with the board.
Fire Resistance :
Calcium Silicate Boards have Class-1, surface spread of flame with ignitability as “P”-not easily ignitable, hence can provide good fire resistance in the range of 30 minutes to 240 minutes depending on the construction design.

 Modular Tile Type

There are four major categories which are further channeled as following:

  • Texture
    • Fine Fissured – Plain Surface with fissures and micro perforations
    • Spintone – A finely Granulated surface with micro perforations
    • Cosmos – Lightly textured with micro perforations
  • Design
    • Quadra – Surface finished with small studs
    • Quadra Max – Surface finished with 25mm square studs
    • Hexa – Surface finished with elegant hexagonal studs
    • Diagonal – A unique design to form a pattern
    • Linear – Surface finished with a subtle linear pattern
  • Plain
    • Surface which offers a high degree of light reflectance to maximize the effectiveness of indirect lighting fixtures
  • Acoustics
    • A smooth surface with round through holes and backing of special acoustic mat for high sound absorption.

Applications

Calcium silicate bestows upon an array of technical characteristics that extend across the entire range on offer. The designer therefore has complete flexibility to work with any product from among texture or design range to meet even the most demanding and creative requirements of contemporary interiors. This is in stark contrast to the limitations of most ceiling materials in the market in terms of some product attribute or the other.

Areas of Application Selection Criteria Recommended Aerolite Products
Offices
Computer Rooms
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
Shopping Malls
Departmental Stores
Super Markets
Retail Outlets
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
All buildings in high
humidity or coastal areas
Humidity Resistance (100% RH)
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
Bath/ Shower areas
Kitchens
Semi Exposed Locations
External Canopies
Swimming Pools
Humidity Resistance (100% RH)
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
Factories
Warehouses
Work Shops
Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
Durability
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
Schools
Colleges
Universities
Training Centres
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
Hospitals Aesthetics Complete Texture Range
Clinics Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
Complete Design Range
Hotels,
Cafeterias
Canteens
Restaurants
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
Airports
Railway Stations
Public Areas
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range
Cinema Theaters
Auditoriums
Studios
High Acoustics
Aesthetics
Non Combustibility
Humidity Resistance
High Acoustic Range
Complete Texture Range
Complete Design Range

Technical Comparison

Characteristics Calcium Silicate Ceilings Mineral Fibre Ceilings Gypsum Ceilings
Humidity Resistance 100% RH 70%-90% RH 90% RH
Water Resistance In case of contact with water does not lose its physical integrity. In case of contact with water, the ceiling starts disintegrating immediately. In case of contact with water, the ceilings start disintegrating
Non combustible Non combustible as per BS 476 Part 4 Combustible Combustible
Fire Resistance Class 0/ Class 1
under BS 476
Part VI & VII
Class 0/ Class 1
under BS 476
Part VI & VII
Class 0/ Class 1
under BS 476
Part VI & VII
Light Reflectance >85% >85% >75%
Sound Absorption (NRC) 0.10 to 0.75
depending on surface finish
0.10 to 0.75
depending on surface finish
0.10 to 0.70
depending on surface finish
Sound Attenuation 32dB 34dB 28dB
Thermal Conductivity 0.043/ W/ Mo K 0.057/ W/ Mo K 0.016/ W/ Mo K
Termite Resistance Inorganic material. Hence no termite attacks Organic binders used, hence prone to termite attacks Organic binders used, hence prone to termite attacks
Design Ceilings Full range offered with 100% RH resistance Limited range offered with 70% RH resistance Not offered
Size 595 mm x 595 mm x 15 mm edges 595 mm x 595 mm x 15 mm edges 595 mm x 595 mm x 12 mm edges
Edge Densified Square & Tegular Square & Tegular Only Square
Weight 5 – 5.5 kgm2 3.8 kgm2 12.5 kgm2

 

Texture                                                                     Design                                                 Plain                                      Acoustic   

  1. GRG Tiles:

GRG (Glass Reinforced Gypsum) Ceiling Tiles, a concept to achieve optimum creativity & functionality. GRG Coffered Ceiling Tiles provide the ultimate finishing touch in any interior design application. A variety of patterns detail a “state of the art” styling offering a sense of elegance, fine craftsmanship, performance, and affordability. Panels are manufactured from “lightweight gypsum” and are available using a revolutionary patented composition which provides excellent sound absorption qualities. Gallery Ceiling Panels are handcrafted by skilled artisans and exceed all market expectations.

Strong Points:
GRG Tiles are moisture resistant and strong under high humid conditions.
Durable – Fire Resistant – Superior Thermal Insulation – Excellent Light Reflectance – Re-paintable
Good Sound Absorbing Properties – Perfect Designs and Finish – Easy to Install & Clean.

Advantages
Unisteel GRG Tiles are easy & convenient to install/fix. Recommended to be fixed with Unisteel Grid.

Applications:
Ideally suited for: Commercial Spaces, Offices , Hospitals, Auditoriums, Airports, Super Markets, Malls, Educational Institutions, Retails Showrooms, Call Centres& Research Centres, etc, etc.

High Acoustic

To get the best possible conditions for working, learning and healing, good room acoustics is the most important thing to create. To achieve this, it must first be determined which activities will take place in the area and what the human sound preferences for that particular activity is. A concept is developed about what it takes to have a good sound environment; this is called Room acoustic Comfort. This interaction between the person, the room and the activity decides the room acoustic comfort which contributes to the human well-being.

For Offices: An attractive workplace requires a good sound environment 

Just as any athlete requires the right training and equipment to perform at the highest level week after week, workers require suitable conditions at the office in order to keep performing efficiently.Improve the performance of the workers; Providing a healthy working environment is not only beneficial for the workers, but increases the efficiency and productivity of the company as a whole. By optimising the sound environment for communication and concentration in your office premises, you’re also optimising the company’s profitability and improving the company’s popularity as a workplace, which in turn can help you attract highly qualified employees.

For Schools: Optimising school acoustics for learning environments

Supporting student engagement via good communication: A quiet sound environment helps encourage all students to participate in discussions with speech at low levels and supports clearer listening within group work without the need for students to raise their voices to compete with other groups.Supports classroom management in a passive way: Allows teachers to be more proactive, encourage interactive discussions and reduces the need for repetition. Good classroom acoustics with lowers sound levels allow better directivity of sound, assisting the teacher to identify where a sound is coming from and deal with it more subtly before it becomes an issue.

For Hospitals and Healthcare Centre’s:

  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Reduced intake of pain medication
  • Lowered readmission rates
  • Increased wellbeing and perceived performance

 

  1. Residential False Ceilings

False Ceilings: The Possibilities

Today, false-ceilings are an integral part of all modern and well-designed homes. They have evolved considerably over the plaster false-ceilings that we see so often; the modern false-ceiling enhances aesthetics, lighting-design and performance, and compliments the overall space design of your home. Explore more possibilities:

Ceiling design with curves

Amongst the most preferred design offered by nature, curves have a appealing elegance. The continuous shape with smooth variations offers the soothing effect on your mind and body.  When used in false ceilings, curves offer a pleasing sight to look at and suit a classic décor in your room. With suitable lighting and colours, curved ceilings can build a subtle but attractive look to your living spaces.

False-ceiling in Geometric design

The geometric shapes often define the personality of the people. Ranging from a well-rounded to multi dimensions, these designs are inspired from sights of everyday life; geometric shapes make a statement about you reflected in the way your home looks.

Coffers and Steps ceiling design

Simple patterns created with shifting levels and size, false ceiling with coffers & steps can offer a unique touch of architecture to your living space. Apart from getting distinctly noticed, the style and designs speak for themselves as a décor. The coffers are most effective way to facilitate diffused lighting to suit your moods and create just the right ambience for a room.

Simple Elegance

If beauty lies in simplicity, there can be nothing beyond a plain false ceiling to personify the statement. Functional, simple yet good looking, plain false ceilings offer an elegant, leveled and clean look to your ceilings. Though it can come across as basic, the pleasant unobstructed sight of the ceiling enhances the entire look and feel of your home.

Design Options for lighting and performance

Endless designs-endless possibilities; gypsum ceilings can be designed in a combination of various styles to suit your tastes.

How false-ceiling adds to your home

  • Infinite design possibilities
  • Create seamless & elegant surfaces
  • High-design lighting possibilities with concealed wiring & lighting fixtures
  • Reduced air-conditioning needs for smaller air volume
  • Thermal insulation for sun exposed ceilings
  • Acoustic insulation for impact sound from the ceiling
  1. Modular Ceilings

A Modular ceiling is often a secondary ceiling, hung below the main (structural) ceiling. It may also be referred to as a drop ceiling, T-bar ceiling, false ceiling, or suspended ceiling, and is a staple of modern construction and architecture. The area above the dropped ceiling is called the plenum space, as it is sometimes used for HVAC air return. The plenum space is also very commonly used to conceal piping, wiring, and/or ductwork.

A typical dropped ceiling consists of a grid-work of metal channels in the shape of an upside-down “T”, suspended on wires from the overhead structure. These channels snap together in a regularly spaced pattern – typically a 2×2 or 2×4 foot grid in the US, or 600×600 mm grid in Europe (this is the modular size of the grid, the tiles are actually 595mm x 595mm or 595mm x 1195mm). Each cell is filled with lightweight “tiles”  or “panels” which simply drop into the grid. Tiles can be selected with a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, or mineral fibres, and can come in almost any color. Light fixtures, HVAC air grilles, and other fixtures are available which can fit the same space as a tile for easy installation. Most tile material is easily cut to allow fixtures in other shapes, such as incandescent lights, speakers, and fire sprinkler heads.

The suspended ceiling was originally developed to conceal the underside of the floor above and to offer acoustic balance and control in a room. The acoustic performance of suspended ceilings has improved dramatically over the years, with enhanced sound absorption and attenuation. This is sometimes achieved by adding insulation known as Sound Attenuation Batts (SABs), more commonly referred to as “sound batts”, above the panels to help deaden sounds and keep adjacent rooms quieter.

Advantages:

Fire safety

If fire safety is a factor, ceiling tiles made from mineral fibres, or fire-rated wood panels can be used within the construction to meet acceptable standards/ratings. These same tiles can provide the needed additional resistance to meet the “time rating” required for various fire code, city ordinance, commercial, or other similar building construction regulations. Fire ratings for ceiling panels vary based on the materials used and preparation of each panel. In the UK it can be required for the tiles from certain manufacturers to be clipped into the grid with special ceiling clips in order to provide a fire rating; there are special tiles designed for the underside of mezzanine floors however that can give a fire rating without being clipped.

Ease of modification

Another advantage of a modular ceiling is that the easily-removed ceiling panels offer instant access to the plenum, greatly simplifying repairs or alterations.Wiring and piping installed behind traditional plaster or wallboard ceilings is extremely difficult to modify once the finished ceiling is in place. Wires must either be fished through hollow spaces in the walls behind the finished ceiling, or the ceiling must be demolished in order for wiring or piping changes to be made.In contrast, the tiles and other parts of a modular ceiling are easily removed to allow access to the area above the grid to do any necessary wiring or plumbing modifications. In the event of remodelling, nearly all components of the grid can be dismantled and reassembled somewhere else.In business, the modular ceiling is often used in conjunction with hollow steel studs to construct small office spaces out of a much larger cavernous space. Wiring and other services are run through the open ceiling, down through the hollow stud walls, and to outlets in the work areas. If business needs change, the office spaces are easily dismantled and the overall cavernous space reconfigured with a different floorplan.

Benefits of Modular Ceiling:

  • Hospitals and Pharmaceutical companies
  • Healthcare
  • Pharma Companies
  • Clean Room applications require flush look, seamless finish false ceiling systems.
  • Textile & Garment Facilities
  • It is important to maintain the humidity and the temperature in factories which handle
  • Ideal for spinning mills and facilities handling cotton thread,
  • The false ceiling for yarn factories have to be humidity resistant and rust resistant due to presence of humidity by humidifiers.
  • Ware houses and Factories
  • Auditoriums and Theatres
  • Acoustic Insulation in terms of CAC & NRC has to be addressed with great concern
  • Problems are Echo, Boom and deadening of sound at certain spots.
  • Home Theatres
  • We would recommend the following ceilings for Auditoriums and Theatres

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