One of the most popular architecture designs these days is the drop ceiling. Also known as suspended ceiling and false ceiling, drop ceilings were traditionally used only for offices and commercial spaces. However, because of their numerous advantages, dropped ceilings are quickly becoming common in average homes as well. These days, it’s fairly common to come across houses that have drop ceilings suspended over their bedrooms, living areas, and kitchens.
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A drop ceiling is made by hanging a secondary ceiling just below the primary ceiling of your space. Metal grids hung in an upside down “T” position are known as T Bars and the ceiling panels are held in place by these grids. Wires are attached from these T bars to the primary ceiling or any other kind of stable structure above it making them sturdy. Light weight materials are then used to decorate the ceiling and most of the time interior designers pick translucent materials to spruce up the overall décor of the room.
A drop ceiling requires minimal maintenance especially if the ceiling was constructing using high quality construction materials. There are so many ways to dress up a dropped ceiling so you are sure to find designs that suit the décor of your office. Read on to learn more about how you can incorporate the drop ceiling to your own office and why you should do so.
Tiles for Ceilings?
Most people think tiles are only for floors, countertops, and walls. However, glass tiles are so versatile they can also provide your ceilings with a unique appeal. They offer a wide array of options which range from simple and classic designs to elaborate and fancy designs which are designed for various functions.
One design idea would be picking translucent glass tiles and installing ceiling lights from inside the tiles to give the room a brighter and more vibrant feel. For limited spaces, you may go with mirror tiles for your drop ceiling which will not only create an illusion of a bigger area but it can also give the room a timeless appeal.
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Aside from the high glass tile ceiling, you may also choose from other available varieties or designs made of wood, plastic tin, and metal tin tiles. There also various styles such as plain flat, wavy, printed, embossed, and more.
There are several reasons why you should install a drop tile ceiling for your office. For one, you can conceal any flaws such as stains or blotches found on the primary ceiling. These could also cover any pipes, wirings, or air ducts which can be hard to do with conventional plastered ceilings. Moreover, you can easily make any changes you want to the drop ceiling by dismantling them and replacing them with whatever other tile design you want.
One of the biggest reasons for the increased demand of drop ceilings is that they minimize the risk of fire hazards. Tile manufacturers offer customized fire resistant ceiling tiles which are made of fire proof fibers.
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Drop tile ceilings were originally designed for acoustic purposes. The sound attenuation batts positioned over the metal grids reduce any sound that emanates beyond the room, a helpful feature particularly for confidential meetings.