The gap between the actual ceiling that is slab bottom and a false ceiling was used to install lighting and air-conditioning vents. But with time and design development, this type of ceiling has now become a part of households, too. Commonly used in newly constructed homes, false ceilings are a way of adding sophistication to the indoors.

There are a variety of false ceiling types which are used for residential & commercial spaces. However, few of them based on the material used are explained below:

  • Wooden False Ceilings or Plywood False Ceilings finish with laminate or veneer- This type of ceiling mainly used in those areas, where a lot of vibrations in ceiling or wall. And nowadays it will use in the balcony, because it will not affect by moisture. And it is added a decorative element to balcony.
  • Gypsum False Ceilings- it's strictly used in indoor only because it will quickly be attracted by moisture climate. It suggested only in indoor areas but not in washrooms.
  • Metal Ceiling Tiles- this is metal material comes in the different sizes and shapes. And you can use in any open areas and washroom too.
  • PVC Ceiling- its use the same as the metal ceiling. You can use indoor as well as outdoor ceiling too.
  • Fabric or Cloth False Ceiling- This type of ceiling is purposely used to reduce sound eco. Probably used as acoustic materials in auditoriums and multi-purpose hall.
  • Mineral Fibre Ceiling Tiles- This you can see in many commercial areas like offices, malls etc. it’s easy to install quickly. And it comes in size of 600 x 600 mm.
  • Glass False Ceiling- This ceiling, name itself explain his material. Yes! It’s a glass material, which is used in the ceiling for diffuse light effect from the ceiling. Always use toughened glass, because it's risky to use in ceilings. And you can use different types of finish on the glass like itching, back paint, frosted, whitewash etc. to add an elegant touch in the ceiling.

Will false ceiling reduce heat on top floor?

False ceilings are also used for thermal insulation. The air-filled gap between the two layers of ceilings cools the room down. ... Air, being a bad conductor of heat, does not allow the heat to flow into the room. This, in turn, helps reduce electricity bills also.