TYPES OF CEILING WORKS
Ceiling works can be classified primarily based on the type of materials used. Each material offers unique advantages and disadvantages. A combination of materials can offer both functional and aesthetic features.
Plaster of Paris
Plaster of Paris (POP) is among the most popular materials used in a variety of commercial as well as residential roofing applications. POP is basically gypsum sans its water content available in powdered form. It hardens when water is added and makes for a good ceiling material.
Wooden false ceilings have excellent natural patterns and textures that can please the eye. Wood is a good material to work with. Wooden panels can come in the form of hollow blocks, boards or panels. They are easy to install often with just screws and nails. They are most suitable for cold climates.
Gypsum is a sulfate of calcium available as an evaporite mineral. It is a popular material for false ceilings because of its thermal and sound insulation, lightweight and fire resistance properties. It is also a soft material. Square gypsum boards can be hung from an iron framework to build a false ceiling.
Fibre false ceilings are gaining popularity in commercial applications because they are available at low costs, can be installed easily and offer many functional benefits. However, fibre ceiling panels are not suitable for residential applications because they lack aesthetic appeal.