The Advantages to Suspended Ceilings

There are many different types of ceilings that can be used in different buildings throughout the world nowadays but one of the ones that is taking the building business by storm is the suspended ceilings type. There are so many places that can have these installed as well as so many different reasons why you would want one.

Basically suspended ceilings are like a secondary ceiling, they are hung off of the existing ceiling in a metal grid which then has ceiling panels installed so that it looks like the actual ceiling.

There are many different reasons as to why you would get suspended ceilings installed and the major bonus with these ceilings is that you can get them installed in pretty much any room in any building from your home to supermarkets etc, etc. One of the main reasons that places like supermarkets and shopping centres tend to go for suspended ceilings is because they are used to cover up air ducts and maintenance areas.

As the ceiling is suspended from the original you can have all kinds of things up there and one of the major advantages is that you can easily have wires or piping going up there which can be easily modified as you can dismantle pretty much all of the suspended ceilings. On a normal plastered ceiling it is very difficult to make alterations to piping or wiring without having to demolish it and start again. This is a major issue so a suspended ceiling can significantly help with room above it for the wires and/or piping.

Another advantage to suspended ceilings is that that can be very good for fire safety, you can get ceiling tiles that are made from certain mineral fibres or fire proof fibres that will meet fire codes around the world and possibly save you or others lives.

Suspended ceilings also have their disadvantages albeit not very many of them but there still are some, one of these being that there is going to be reduced headroom in the room considering you are technically hanging a second ceiling under the first so before you get these ceilings installed you may want to think about whether or not it is going to be a pain for being to low or not.