Suspension can mean a lot of things. It can mean your kid has been quite naughty in class and subsequently has to spend a few days at home, rethinking their actions. ‘Lowering one’s suspension’, on the other hand, can mean paying loads of money so that your car is unable to go over speed bumps (a worthwhile investment, we’re sure). But what about suspension when it comes to ceilings? Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of suspended ceilings and where to go if you’re looking for a great suspended ceiling.
Well, what are they?
Suspended ceilings are a type of finish in which the ceiling is hung from the ceiling structure of your building. It can be suspended from the actual roof, or a ceiling deck consisting of structural framing joints. Most suspended ceilings consist of mineral fibre acoustic tiles and a steel grid system. The acoustic tiles are hung using metal wires & rods, which can range in length, depending on the height of your roof structure and desired ceiling height.
Why choose suspended ceilings?
There are a number of benefits that come with installing suspended ceilings. Let’s take a look!
- Improved soundproofing
One of the best reasons to use a suspended ceiling is the soundproofing
qualities. Acoustic tiles are designed to absorb the sound within a room, and the space between the tiles and the ceiling deck also helps minimise the noise.
- Easy access to structural components
Suspended ceilings allow for easy access to pipes and wires which, if they need to be replaced, can be done quickly and efficiently. The tiles can be lifted to one side when repairs are being conducted, and then simply dropped back down when complete. Simple!
- Energy efficiency
Suspended ceilings aren’t just great at minimising sound – they’re also great at keeping your room at a consistent temperature. They reduce the gap between the floor and ceiling deck, reducing the space in which air can travel, meaning your temperature control system doesn’t have to work as hard.
- Aesthetically pleasing
The customisable tiles of suspended ceilings look great too! You can choose from a wide range of colours, giving your room or offices the chic new look, it deserves. There is also a heap of different patterns and styles to choose from, so just talk with the team at Plaster Wholesalers to discuss options.
- Hygiene benefits
Suspended ceilings for kitchens and bathrooms, which are generally more humid areas of your home or office, can be treated with antimicrobial agents, reducing the spread of germs and preventing the growth of mould and other bacteria.
From this post, you should take away at least one thing: that suspended ceilings are the bee’s knees. If you’re investing in a quality suspended ceiling, get in touch with Plaster Wholesalers. They’re Melbourne’s expert team in anything plasterboard and suspended ceilings, having been in the industry for over three decades. For unbeatable products and service at a great price, get in touch with Plaster Wholesalers for a quote today.