There is a huge range of commercial suspended ceilings from which to choose, and your choice of product will be key to ensuring that your suspended ceiling installation not only has a look and feel you want but that it can also technically function and provide suitable sound absorption and attenuation. As properly as thermal conductivity and furnace resistance.
As a cost-effective yet elegant and clean interior design solution, commercial suspended ceilings have been a popular choice for offices, schools, hospitals, and other commercial buildings for years. They have even gained popularity in the domestic setting, with more and more Brits opting for false ceilings in their kitchens or loft conversions.
What are commercial suspended ceilings?
Commercial suspended ceilings, also known as a “false ceiling,” “drop ceiling,” or “drop ceiling,” is a secondary type of ceiling that is suspended 3 to 8 inches from the structural floor slab above. What makes them so popular these days is that the gaps between drop ceilings and structural floor slabs have multiple practical uses.
From purely aesthetic benefits, such as concealed wiring, to more functional buses, such as providing a space for installation of lights, fire alarms, and speakers, and improving the performance of HVC systems, ventilation, and heating – concealed voids are extremely multi-functional.
What are the advantages of Commercial suspended ceilings?
As we’ve said before, from pure aesthetics to increased functionality and low cost, there’s a lot to be said about the benefits of having commercial suspended ceilings. Still, if you’re wondering whether a false ceiling is the right option for your premises, this list of its various benefits may be helpful.
- Low cost: Commercial suspended ceilings are significantly cheaper than beam or mortar ceilings and are an affordable but effective way to hide the original ceiling, as well as unsightly wiring and additional installation defects. They are easy to install, so fitting and maintenance are also low cost.
- Improved fire safety: Many drop ceiling tiles are made of fire-resistant materials and often have a good fire rating, which complies with building fire health and safety regulations.
- Good acoustics: False ceilings, if installed correctly, can improve sound distribution in the building, as they have soundproofing qualities. Higher-density ceiling panels generally have better acoustic qualities.
- Thermal qualities: Materials used in commercial suspended ceilings have thermal qualities and improve thermal insulation, which is a great way to reduce your heating bills over time.
- Hygienic solutions: One of the reasons why suspended ceilings are commonly used in hospitals is the availability of hygienic solutions, such as antimicrobial tiles, that contribute to the cleanliness of the building.
- Easy Access: Once installed, false ceiling panels can be easily removed, allowing convenient access for workers and engineers who may need access to overhead wiring and installations.
- Aesthetic choice: Dropped ceiling tiles come in a variety of colors, materials, and finishes, giving you a rich choice when it comes to the aesthetics of your premises.
Commercial suspended ceilings are not only cheaper than traditional open ceilings, but they are easier and faster to install.