Oct 17, 2007


There are different suspended ceilings in the world Besides the pale w
hite ones. Don't worry, we are only pleased that you have finally found yourself wondering, why you have no idea, that ceilings can also be personalised and be involved in the whirl of interior decorating! Forget faint ceilings! Get yourself introduced to the different ceiling types we have to offer on our website! Soon you will find yourself choosing between the aesthetic-looking aluminium suspended ceilings, which are functional and rated highly among customers and the widely-used acoustic suspended ceilings; the convenient wire net ceilings and the sophisticated wooden ceilings of red oak, maple, cherry, birch...We also offer a variety of grid suspended ceilings and, of course, all the relevant details and additional materials and more. Take your time to delve into the world of ceilings and make your ceiling a respectful part of the room or the work area! Staring at the ceiling is about to be recognized as one of the top spare time activities, believe us!

Ceiling construction

1-Tin ceiling
Tin ceilings look aristocratic and luxorious. Fortunately, they are getting more and more polular. One reason for that might be that the coices between designs are countless and can meet the needs of people with different tastes in home decoration. The measurements of tin plates are usually 2x2 feet but 2x4 feet panels are also used. The panels can be pre-painted or you can paint them yourself. The pre-painted panels are usually silver, gold or bronze. The installation process is also quite simple: you only need a hammer, some nails, tin snips, chalk line, tape measure and gloves. When you install theses sheets yourself, remember that the edges of the plates are extremely sharp and be sure that you do not harm yourself. The installation itself needs patience because you have to put the panels on the ceiling so that the pattern would look beautiful and that there would be no gaps between the panels. Most reasonable would be to do the job with at least two people because then you can control the results while installing the panels.

2.Dropped ceiling
In construction and architecture, a dropped ceiling, also referred to as a drop or suspended ceiling, is used as a secondary ceiling formed to conceal piping, wiring, or ductwork, into an area called the plenum. Consisting of a grid-work of metal channels in the shape of an upside-down "T", suspended on wires from the overhead structure. These channels snap together in a regularly spaced pattern - typically a 2x2 or 2x4 foot grid in the US or 600 x 600 mm grid in Europe - and each cell is filled with lightweight "acoustic ceiling tiles" or "panels" which simply drop into the grid. Tiles can be selected with a variety of materials, including wood, metal, or mineral fibres, and can come in almost any color. Fluorescent light fixtures, air supply diffusers, and return air grilles of the same dimension, and incandescent lights, various electrical devices, and sprinkler heads are then installed into the grid, as desired. The suspended ceiling was originally developed to conceal the underside of the floor above and to offer acoustic balance and control in a room. The acoustic performance of suspended ceilings has improved dramatically over the years, with enhanced sound absorption and sound attenuation. This is achieved by adding insulation known as Sound Attenuation Batts (SABs), more commonly referred to as "sound batts" ~ above the panels to help deaden sounds and keep adjacent rooms quieter. If fire safety is a factor, ceiling tiles made from mineral fibres, or fire-rated wood panels, can be used within the construction to meet acceptable standards/ratings. These same tiles can provide the needed additional resistance to meet the "time rating" required for various fire code, city ordinance, commercial, or other similar building construction regulations. Another advantage of a dropped ceiling is that the easily-removed ceiling panels offer instant access to the plenum, greatly simplifying repairs or alterations. One disadvantage with this ceiling system is reduced headroom. Clearance is required between the grid and any pipes or ductwork above to install the ceiling tiles and light fixtures. In general, a minimum clearance of four to eight inches is often needed between the lowest obstruction and the level of the ceiling grid.

3.Coffered ceiling
In architecture, a coffer (plural: coffering) is a sunken panel in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon that serves as a decorative device, usually in a ceiling. An example of this can be found in the ceiling of the rotunda dome in the Roman Pantheon. In Chinese architecture this is known as zaojing. In fortification, a coffer was a hollow lodgment, against a dry moat, from six to seven feet deep, and from sixteen to eighteen feet broad; the upper part being made of pieces of timber raised two feet above the level of the moat. The besieged generally made use of these coffers to repulse the besiegers, when they tried to pass the ditch.

4.Luminous ceiling

Some rooms in the house, such as the kitchen or home office, are better places to work if the lighting is plentiful and glare-free. One way to brighten up a room with a large amount of gentle, diffuse light is through the use of a luminous ceiling. Luminous ceilings are simply fluorescent light fixtures recessed into a large area of the ceiling, then covered with diffuser panels to hide the fixtures and spread the light out evenly. They are easy to create during construction or remodeling of a home, and in many cases can also be added to existing ceilings. There are three elements to creating a luminous ceiling: the framing, the light fixtures, and the diffuser frame and panels. You have several options for each, depending on your home and your personal preferences.

5.Painted ceiling
A painted ceiling is an overhead interior surface that bounds the upper limit of a room and is covered with an artistic mural or painting. They are usually decorated with fresco painting, mosaic tiles and other surface treatments. While hard to execute (at least in situ) a decorated ceiling has the advantage that it is largely protected from damage by fingers and dust. In the past, however, this was more than compensated for by the damage from smoke from candles or a fireplace. Many historic buildings have celebrated ceilings, perhaps the most famous in the world is the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo.

6.Beam ceiling
If you can build a can build these realistic ceiling beams for your home! You'll start by attaching a simple grid of inexpensive 2x6s to the ceiling joists. Add two sides, a cap, and some cove molding, and these beams will look like they were part of the original house construction.Step-by-step woodworking plan includes our favorite shop secrets to cutting perfect coped joints and installing snug-fitting cove molding.

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