False Ceiling

General Information
False Ceilings in India are a relatively new concept but definitely a huge potential market. False ceilings are best suited ceiling furnishing solutions for a tropical climate like India. The usual problems pertaining to dirt, hygiene factor, expenses and maintenance are resolved by the use of False Ceiling boards or Tiles.

The usual false ceilings in India or modular ceilings as they are generally referred to as are available at various false ceilings supplier stores and retail outlets. False ceiling varieties like Grid Ceilings and Minimal Fiber Ceilings are fabricated from Solid PVC foam. They can be customized depending upon design requirements and customer preference directly by the False Ceilings Manufacturers in India.

False Ceilings are best suited alternative for ceiling surfaces requiring fixed, non-porous, non-fibrous as well as non-absorbent material. The various advantages of False Ceilings making them suitable for Indian Homes are:

Durability
Light Weight
Portability
Waterproof
Fire Resistant
Mild Acids and Alkali Resistant
Unharmed by Fungus or Termites
Minimal Affect of Harmful Chemicals
Superior Quality
Easy Installations
Inexpensive

A false ceiling is used
To conceal service lines, such as air-conditioning systems, electrical wiring and sparklers.
To give thermal insulation.
To soundproof rooms such as meeting rooms, auditoriums, etc.
To accommodate lighting systems.
To provide lighting effects such as hidden lighting, wall washers, cove lighting and floating light effects on the ceiling.

Gypsum Board (GYPBOARD): Lightweight, flexible and fire and moisture resistant, gypsum is most commonly used for false ceiling. Gypsum board panels are tough, versatile and economical, and are fast replacing other ceiling materials such as POP. Gypsum board can be used while constructing false ceiling as well as to renovate old ceilings. The material is fire-resistant, waterproof, as well as soundproof, which is why it is the most preferred material for false ceiling.

Gypsum ceiling are popular because: The ‘dry construction’ eliminates the use of extra water while making the ceiling. This also keeps the building clean. Gypsum board is quite flexible. It allows for various shapes and design-such as plain, curved, stepped, coffered, pelmet, drop design, etc.

Gypsum board has high impact-resistance and is very strong. It is possible to suspend a load of up to 15 kg from the ceiling without any difficulty.

A Gyp board ceiling suspended on a metal grid forms a strong ceiling design. The ceiling can be easily decorated with wallpaper or paint, 24 hours after it is constructed. Glass fiber-reinforced gyp board makes excellent insulation material.

Gypsum ceilings are non-resonant which makes then good soundproofing. When exposed to fire, gypsum gives out water, which is converted to steam and helps combat the fire. This is what makes the ceiling fireproof.

Metal ceiling panels: Metals ceilings are suitable for a large Range of applications. The false ceiling is constructed with metal panels. Which are coupled with insulating materials to make them soundproof? They are ideal for concealing ducts and wiring, since they can be easily installed and maintained.

Advantages of metal ceiling:

They reduce overall cost, since they are easy to install and access.
Hidden services can be easily accessed since the panels are removable.
They are ideal for workspaces which require clean environments and services that require maintenance such as the machinery rooms, the AHU, etc.
They have a monolithic look.
They give the space a very modern look and blend well with glass.

Fibreboared and fibre / Minral reinforced tiles: False ceiling can be made with fibre or mineral reinforced tiles and fibreboard. Fibre reinforced tiles are strengthened with wood vegetable fibre, wood waste, reed paper and agricultural wastes. Mineral tiles are Ceramics reinforced with natural stone, wood, vegetable fibre, bitumen and tars. This process increases the insulation capacity of the product.

Plaster of Paris: (POP) is commonly used for constructing false ceilings. Gypsum, which gives out water when heated, makes POP. Post-heating, gypsum softens and is then crushed to form a powder. POP hardens instantly when water is added to it. It is applied to fibreboard or a wood base, which is then suspended to form the false ceiling.

Advantages of POP:

A smooth, uniform finish.
The surface can be recorded or painted.
POP false ceiling are easy to construct and maintain.
The ceilings are reality light.