There are many different variations of suspended ceilings out there to choose from when looking for a design that will suit your needs. Read on to find out what some of these variations are.
Concealed suspended ceilings, this will appear as a clean design because all of the suspension pieces are hidden from view. If you are thinking about getting these ceilings that are concealed you will also need to think about whether or not you want it to be accessible (therefore demountable) or whether you want it to be non accessible. You can go either way with the concealed ceiling look but it is a major factor you need to take into consideration before implementing the ceiling in your building as non accessible ones will not allow for you to carry out easy maintenance.
Exposed suspended ceilings are the next design on the list. This is made up of panels placed into a ceiling grid, there are a few design options that come with this type of ceiling including, which size tiles you can use as they are all placed into a grid. Ceilings like this are easy and quick to install which is a bonus if you need the ceiling fitted within a limited amount of time. This ceiling type allows for easy access to maintenance as this can be carried out within the ceiling void. This is another bonus for this ceiling type
The next type of suspended ceilings is free span which will require you to know some of your requirements. Ceilings of this type have ceiling planks which are held together by the perimeter trim, these suspended ceilings will mainly be used for corridors as they span up to 2500 mm and are tiled with planks, therefore making them ideal for corridors. Once again these types of ceilings can be demounted or they can be closed not allowing access at all. If you opt for demountable then you gain full access to the ceiling void allowing for quick and easy maintenance. These suspended ceilings have a smooth seamless like structure.
Also there is the Bandraster grid suspended ceilings system. This is a brilliant system that can be implemented depending on your building type. It can be merged to follow the buildings design with the parallel suspension sections that make up this great system. Say your building is round, the tiles can follow the building around in a curved shape. A horizontal bracing is assembled with the ceiling structure which helps the ceiling from any lateral movement and vibration. This lateral bracing is created in these suspended ceilings with a choice of sections, you can either have exposed or concealed sections where you can also make the planks in the ceiling demountable or completely inaccessible which you may or may not wish to do with this system.
Above are a few types of suspended ceilings that are available to you. There are more but they will not be covered here, but I hope this has been helpful to you and that you take into consideration all of the factors there are before purchasing your suspended ceilings.