The trend of installing false ceilings in commercial and residential spaces has caught up in the past few years. A number of materials are being experimented with, for creating beautiful false ceiling designs. While gypsum board false ceilings and plaster of Paris (POP) false ceilings are the most popular ones, metal false ceilings have also gained prominence, of late. To help you pick the right one, here are some of the trending metal false ceiling designs for your home and office and other details that you would need to know, before installing one.
Design catalogue for metal false ceiling
Metal ceilings are available in various quality and material types. Here are some of the common designs available in Indian markets.
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Source: Hunter Douglas Architectural
Benefits of metal false ceilings
- Metal ceiling tiles are durable, long lasting and elegant and are available in different price ranges. It is usually seen as a wise investment.
- Such ceilings are immune to external factors that usually damage a normal, plastered ceiling. Metal ceiling tiles do not crack, rot or absorb moisture and can add strength to a building. Water accumulation or condensation, can severely damage plaster ceilings. The damage thus caused, can only be rectified through costly repairs, or in some cases, reconstruction.
- Unlike plaster ceilings that can warp or crack over time, metal ceilings retain its shape and beauty for ages. Metal ceiling tiles are also resistant to peeling, unlike plaster ceilings.
- Metal ceilings require minimum upkeep or repairs and can last for a very long time.
- Metal ceiling tiles are available in a variety of finishes, such as steel, copper, brass, chrome and aluminium.
- Such ceiling tiles can be finished, to suit any décor. These can be painted to suit the colours and ambiance.
- Metal ceilings are resistant to mold and mildew, which can severely affect a building’s structure.
- Metal ceiling tiles also have higher resistance to fire, making them safer.
- Metal ceiling tiles are light and easier to install, compared to regular plaster ceilings.
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Which material is used for metal false ceilings?
Any metal can be used for the false ceiling, such as steel, copper, brass, chrome and aluminium.
How much does a metal false ceiling cost?
It depends on the quality of the metal. Usually, it is Rs 50 per sq ft onwards.