A myriad of possibilities are unleashed as innovatively designed ceilings are manufactured using the latest technologies, making them very much in vogue.
On entering a room, one of the first things you’d notice is the ceiling. Looming large over a room, ceilings have the potential to reconfigure its spatiality and transform its entire look. Ceilings also make for an excellent canvas for architects on which to display their talents.
In terms of practical purposes, ceilings screen electrical, plumbing and mechanical works and hide the lengthy, tangled ugliness of wires that trail behind fixtures. Ceilings also serve acoustical purposes, helping towards making the room sufficiently soundproof. Besides, they influence the lighting design of a room, and significantly affect its look and sense.
To be competent, it is essential that ceilings are made using innovative, sturdy materials produced with the help of advanced technology, and fashioned along the lines of innovative design.
The durable, fire-resistant, flexible nature of the mineral gypsum makes it perfect for ceilings. Gypsum plasterboards are typically used in the construction of suspended ceilings, which are essentially secondary ceilings constructed so as to suspend from the main ceiling by the help of a metal frame.
Gyproc by Saint-Gobain offers a range of ceiling systems that are created using high technology. Its Gypsum Plasterboard False Ceiling System gives a seamless finish and lends a homogenous look to the given space. Plasterboard, moreover, also allows for curves, steps and other design options for ceilings.
Several types of gypsum plasterboard are used, including Gyproc Moisture Resistant Board for spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom, and Gyproc Fireline Board, intended for fire-resistant ceiling applications. The Gypsum Plasterboard False Ceiling System allows for the creation of bulk heads and to change levels.
Of late, grid ceilings seem to be much in demand. A lightweight lay-in system available in hidden or exposed grid options, the grid ceiling system serve greatly in sound reduction and sound absorption.
Metal is one of the materials used to make up grid ceilings. Saint-Gobain’s metal ceiling tiles are both functional and durable. Its Gyproc Lay In – Plain, for instance, consists of plain panels which are powder-coated and produced from high-quality hot dip galvanised steel and ensure corrosion protection.
Armstrong’s range of metal ceilings presents lots of variety. Its Metalworks Open Cell Cellio, made of galvanised steel and aluminium, offers a monolithic visual with finished edges. It is made accessible to services like a regular modular ceiling system, and is quick and easy to install. The lay-in type infill panels also enable the installation of sprinklers and lights. Armstrong Baffles, on the other hand, provides a linear ceiling system that hides the open plenum. Its baffles are made from durable extruded aluminium. The flexible design of the ceiling system allows for a perimeter to core or a fully discontinuous solution.
Offering the highest levels of acoustic absorption, soft fibre ceilings are ideal for open plan environments and noisy areas. Armstrong’s Soundscapes Blades is made of soft fibre and is durable, cost-effective and easy to install. This product combines design and technology in its make. Shaped in the form of baffle blades, Soundscapes Blades has high acoustic performance and is especially recommended for noisy environments.
Soundscapes canopies beautifully blend artistic design and sound absorption properties. The ceilings consist of pre-shaped arc planks that vary in colour to suit hill or valley style. The ceilings are adjustable to differing heights and contain, embedded, flush-mounted hardware system to give off a clean look.
Ceilings are structures integral to the way a room ultimately ends up looking. In their make and design, these ceilings reveal the current focus on innovation and technology.