You’ve decided that you need to install suspended ceilings, but the variety of different types can make it difficult to decide which one is for you. Here’s a rundown of the main types in order to make that decision a bit easier.
Exposed or Lay-in Grid
As the name suggests, this grid is visible in this system and panels are laid into them. The grid is finished with different colours to complement or contrast with the panels. These panels can be made from a variety of different materials, such as mineral fibre, plasterboard, wood, steel or aluminium. A lot of panels offer generally good performance and a wide range of uses, making this type of suspended ceiling a particularly versatile option.
After the tiles are installed in this system, the grid is no longer visible. This system typically uses galvanised steel sections in a ‘z’ shape, fixed by clips to other sections of the same type. For concealed grid installation to be successful, high workmanship skills are required. Semi-concealed grids are unsurprisingly similar, but their grids are only visible in one direction
Considered to be the most multipurpose type of suspended ceiling, Bandraster systems are made up of metal tees. As they can be arranged in different ways, they tend to be used by building owners with a desire to create a particular look. In order to fit with the one-of-a-kind grid patterns, these systems need tiles which are specially sized.
Suspended Drywall Ceilings
Unlike the suspended ceiling types discussed previously, there are some systems that do not need a metal grid. Instead, hangers and wires are used to hang sheets of drywall beneath the ceiling. Acoustic and aesthetic advantages can be incorporated into this system when flat, suspended drywall sheets or panels are hung below ceiling level.
To ensure that you choose the right type of suspended ceiling, contact SLP Interiors who can provide professional advice to help you to meet your requirements.