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Suspended Ceiling or Drop Ceiling: What’s the Real Deal?

What kind of ceiling are you getting? A suspended ceiling or a drop ceiling? Let’s clear the confusion once and for all.

Suspended Ceiling or Drop Ceiling

In the construction and design industry, suspended ceilings are also referred to as drop ceilings, dropped ceilings, drop-out ceilings, or false ceilings. All of these terminologies can be used interchangeably to describe secondary ceilings that are built on top of the higher structural floor slab.

As the name suggests, they are composed of panels or ceiling tiles that are suspended or hanging from the structural ceiling through a series of wires. Suspended ceiling systems are great for commercial and residential applications.

Suspended ceilings or drop ceilings require, at least, three to eight inches of space. Aside from aesthetic reasons, the gap can also be used for the installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services, electrical wiring, plumbing pipes, or CCTV systems.

Suspended Ceiling Installation

Time-efficiency is one of the many known advantages of suspended ceilings. The downtime due to the construction work is greatly reduced because of its quick and easy installation process, especially when you hire an office fit-out company to construct the installation in your home or office.

The installation process may vary according to the type of suspended ceiling grid you have chosen, which will depend on the unique requirements or shape of your space. The most common drop ceiling grids used are exposed grid, concealed grid and brandraster. Basically, it involves planning or designing the grid of your suspended ceiling system, laying out the framework made of interlocking metal beams or brackets and setting your ceiling tiles into place.

Suspended Ceiling in Swindon

SLP Interiors Ltd specialise in suspended ceilings, partitions and office fit outs. For enquiries about our services and suspended ceilings suppliers in Bristol, please complete our online contact form on the website.


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