The ceiling of your office. Types of suspended ceilings. Article number 33

The ceiling of your office
Indoor office has the three most important elements that notice before everyone else: it's the floor, ceiling and walls. Therefore, contracting firm, making the repair of offices, it is these three elements gives special attention. Ceiling other less exposed to wear, however, is an important aesthetic element. Regardless of the simplicity or complexity of decor, if the company ceiling is covered with yellow stains, if it peels off the paint or the naked eye noticeably uneven surface, then, believe me, everyone sees it for the first time included in your office. We do not think that it has a positive impact on the image of your company. It is therefore very important to have a clean, smooth, sleek and beautiful ceiling.
The easiest salt goose - plastered. That is what we are used to seeing in traditional residential apartments. But in an office environment is increasingly being used false ceiling - a standard version. It is attached to the frame, so between the plate and the suspended ceiling forms an empty space. Suspended ceilings are classified according to the materials, structures, functions, and are divided into seamless, modular and decorative. Usually creates a seamless ceiling of plasterboard. It creates a smooth surface without seams. The result is a ceiling outwardly indistinguishable from normal, with perfect surface. Modular ceiling because so named because it consists of a lattice frame, which is fixed at various modular elements in the form of strips, tiles, panels. Decorative ceiling is used infrequently because it is quite nonstandard: open frame mounted lights at different heights.
More often than not in the office using modular ceiling, thanks to personality, which he gives the room. Modular ceiling elements are made of different materials: gypsum, metal, glass and mineral fiber. Briefly describe each: white plaster sets and hygiene, metal - beauty and durability, fiberglass - to create a relief surface, mineral fiber - good acoustics and fire safety.
You may already tired white ceilings. But do not book designer resisting a different color. After all, white thread is popular everywhere. It is suited to any interior, reflects sunlight and makes the room above. And here's another color for the ceiling is not easy to pick up, it will soon be evident, too bright color of the ceiling will make a bad impression on customers and employees of your company. Why in the offices used false ceilings? Just good ceilings are easy to install, simply to repair and clean. Empty space, which is formed when they are installed, used for the construction of various wires, installation of fixtures. In addition, high-quality ceiling provides good sound and heat insulation space, which is important for efficient operation of your office.
11.04.2006 Types of suspended ceilings
Selecting finishing the ceiling of the variety of currently existing overhead structures, many feel confused because they do not know exactly what to prefer. Not surprisingly, a lot of possible solutions, each has its own pros and cons. Consider the different types of suspension systems in more detail.
One of the most popular materials for finishing the ceiling at the moment are the drywall. This modified gypsum bonded to both sides of cardboard. Such sheets are mounted on a metal frame and wooden beams. Gypsum boards come in different types, depending on the composition. So, for now available in moisture-proof (with the addition of silicon), fire (with fiberglass), flexible and specialty plasterboard for decoration.
Another type of suspended ceilings - these are different modular design consisting of a harness and attached it to the modules - tiles, tapes or strips. Tiled ceilings made of mineral fiber or gypsum and usually have dimensions of 600x600 mm. They are like cassette ceilings, only here in the role of modules are the metal tape. Rack system consists of mounting structure comprising supporting profiles (stringers comb rails, mounting rails) and suspensions (spokes) and aluminum panels.
The benefits of eating like a plasterboard ceiling, and at the unit. For all of these suspension systems are typical environmental friendliness, excellent sound insulation properties and good fire resistance. But here's the flood protection is not any suspension system. If the careless neighbors above flood the plasterboard ceiling, the problems may be particularly large. You may need to change not just fragments, and the entire ceiling.
That is why in such areas as kitchens or bathrooms is better to give preference to other types of suspended structures, eg tiled modules mineral fiber cassette or metal lath ceilings, which in the case of the flood will not suffer. Furthermore, even modular ceilings of moisture resistant material in such a situation practical because replace several rings on the affected portion not be any problems.
If we talk about the aesthetic qualities, and modular and plasterboard systems can really make a perfectly flat surface. With drywall possible to realize almost any design ideas, create a surface of any shape - curved, bent, broken, curved, stepped. Wealth tile patterns, tape and rack modules allows you to create all kinds of ceiling surface patterns and experiment with any color combinations.
All types of suspended ceilings are suitable for camouflage utilities (sewage pipes, ventilation ducts, electrical cables). However, the biggest drawback of drywall constructions in this regard is that the access to the hidden system is completely blocked off. It really is a serious obstacle to the installation of such ceilings in large public spaces. Given that, in cases where the important opportunity of free access to a variety of communication systems, concealed grid structure, it is reasonable to modular ceiling, which can be easily disassembled.
As for the suspension system is installed, then if it is plasterboard, do the installation yourself is difficult and risky. Difficult, because gypsum boards are very heavy - one square meter weighs 15 - 20 kg. A risk is mainly that, if the joints will be poorly sealed, the ceiling will crack. On this basis, for the installation of plasterboard ceilings attract the best professionals.
Without the help of professional installers can be rack-mount or ceiling tile - they require no surface preparation and no additional finishing, modules and allow the lungs to collect the entire structure alone.
Plasterboard to date - the most inexpensive option out of all the possible suspension designs. Of course only if it is normal, sibling. Complex design solutions will cost not less than the rack and pinion design.
As a result, it can be concluded that the ceiling plasterboard attractive, especially their external data and price. They are best suited for homes or small offices. Modular ceiling, though more expensive, but much more convenient to use, it does not give way to a plasterboard number of possible design solutions and look great in large public buildings, as well as finishing all areas of the apartment.