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Suspended ceilings: Does the material matter?

Suspended ceilings: Does the material matter?

Suspended ceilings are becoming increasingly popular today. This is because they not only look good but are also easy to install. Hence, they have a relatively low overall cost.

With suspended ceilings, it is quicker to add accessories to your ceiling or do repairs to the pipes and cables underneath. This is because they are easy to remove when that time comes as opposed to permanent ones.

Drop ceilings are the new ‘it thing’ in the building and construction industry. You can use them to add either a vintage or modern appeal to your home or office. However, appeal is not everything; you need to know what you are adding and if it is worth the fuss.

Below are some of the common materials used in the manufacture of suspended ceilings South-West wide. We shall also look at some of the best situations for the various materials mentioned.

1. Mineral fibre

This is appropriate for noisy areas, cold spaces, and kitchens mostly. Mineral fibre is thick and heavy, making it capable of holding hanging lights and additional decorations. It comes with a latex finish that makes it easy to wipe with a wet mop. It is also resistant to fire, sagging, heat loss, and can muffle noise.

2. Real wood fibre

It is thick and heavy and has almost similar properties to mineral fibre. It is durable and a good thermal insulator. The main difference is that you can only install it in warm and dry areas to avoid mould and mildew developing.

3. Fibreglass wool

When burning, fibreglass wool produces non-toxic fumes, making it eco-friendly and good for bedrooms and school spaces. It is almost similar to mineral fibre. Fibreglass is also resistant to the formation of mould and mildew.

4. Cork fibre

Cork fibre is water- and fire-resistant, has noise-reducing properties and is a thermal insulator.

5. Plastic

The most common plastic is Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC is thin, light and easy to paint which is very helpful in case of dents during transportation and installation. Due to its weight, plastic is effortless to install and trim without the risk of ruining it.

6. Metal

It can be referred to as tin fibre, although it’s mostly made of brass, aluminium, or copper. Although almost similar to plastic yet with a wide range of decals, it is more expensive.

Looking to install a suspended ceiling but have no idea where to start or what material would suit your space? At SLP interiors, we are dedicated to providing the suspended ceilings Swindon homes deserve. Contact us on 001172140852 or info@slpinteriorslimited.com and begin your journey with our friendly customer service team.


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