False ceilings have climbed up the design hierarchy a good bit since the time they were synonymous with stuffy office decor. Suspended or dropped ceilings, as they are also known, have slowly but surely made their way into urban homes and are here to stay.
However, they are one of the least understood and least used interior design features. Here are some problems when replacing a very good concrete ceiling with another, even though the materials are different (POP, Paris plaster, wood, MDF, and acrylic, to name a few).
1. Hiding electricity
It provides the best camouflage for electrical wiring, ducts, and pipes for cooling and heating devices, lighting fixtures, sprinklers, etc., and gives the ceiling a clean and homogeneous look. The aluminium buffles is also one of the best ceilings to install in your office or home.
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2. Provide adequate overhead lighting
False ceilings are a great way to bring ambient light into a room. Whether it's recessed lights, bay lights, or runway lights, false ceilings make all of this possible.
3. Improve acoustics
The air cavity behind the false ceiling ensures good sound insulation and thus reduces echo and outside noise, which makes the room quieter.
4. Create a comfortable atmosphere
Lowering the ceiling, especially in a room with high ceilings, makes the room feel more comfortable and intimate – ideal for a living room.
5. Promote energy efficiency
The insulating effect of air pockets between the original and false ceilings reduces heat in summer and cold in winter and thus lowers your electricity bill. It also improves air conditioning performance thanks to less space and an insulated ceiling.