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Ceiling Design Options Perfect For Your Home - Part 3

  • Nest Admin
  • 24 March 2020



This is a conclusive post of our helpful guide in choosing the perfect ceiling finish for your home. We shared in our previous two articles, 2 notable ceiling types (POP and Wooden ceilings) along with their respective pros and cons. If you missed it, you can still read up on pop ceilings here and wooden ceilings here

3. GYPSUM CEILINGS

Gypsum Board is the generic name for a family of panel products that consist of a non-combustible core, composed primarily of gypsum, and a paper surfacing on the face, back and long edges.

Gypsum board is one of several building materials covered by the umbrella term “gypsum panel products.” All gypsum panel products contain gypsum cores; however, they can be faced with a variety of different materials, including paper and fiberglass mats.

Gypsum board differs from other panel-type building products, such as plywood, hardboard, and fiberboard, because of its non-combustible core and paper faces. When joints and fastener heads are covered with a joint compound system, gypsum wall board creates a continuous surface suitable for creating beautiful false ceilings and even most types of interior decoration. Designed to provide a monolithic surface when joints and fastener heads are covered with a joint treatment system, gypsum products also provide sound control, economy, versatility, quality, and convenience.

Pros:

Gypsum boards are easy to install and clean.
Installing Gypsum false ceilings is easy, and the cleaning process is quite effortless as well.
Gypsum board is an excellent fire-resistant building material and serves to effectively protect building elements from fire for prescribed time periods.
The boards provide a seamless look, which means it is attached to your ceiling without too many joints.
Since they are factory produced, the quality and consistency of the products’ finish is maintained.
Gypsum board wall and ceilings systems effectively help control sound transmission as well as the transfer of unwanted sound to adjoining areas
Since these are manufactured in factory machines, the consistency of the product’s finish and quality is maintained.
Gypsum board is used to construct strong, high quality ceilings that offer excellent dimensional stability and durability. Surfaces created using gypsum board are easily decorated and refinished.
Gypsum board satisfies a wide range of architectural requirements for design. Ease of application, performance, ease of repair, availability, and its adaptability to all forms of decoration combine to make gypsum board unmatched by any other surfacing product.

Cons

Even though a gypsum false ceiling is quite easy to install, the whole process of uninstalling it can be cumbersome. If you ever have to repair the ceiling, it would mean breaking the whole thing down.
It’s just a matter of time before moisture seeps into the false ceiling, it can be through leaky roofs or air conditioning pipes. This can lead to fungal growth or cause the ceilings to lose their shape. To avoid this inconvenience, it’s best if you opt for moisture-resistant boards.
Gypsum boards cost more than POP
As time goes on, a gypsum false ceiling may show signs of cracks around the joints. These cracks may appear due to slight movements in the false ceilings that are caused due to ceiling repair, cutting holes for light and fan fixtures, or in places where the ceiling meets the attached walls.

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This marks the end of our series on 3 Ceiling Types Just Right for Your Home! We hope you enjoyed it.

We’d be taking on another interesting interior element in our next series. 


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