Grid ceilings are suspended from (or drop from) an existing ceiling or support system. It may also be referred to as a drop ceiling, T-bar ceiling, false ceiling, suspended ceiling, grid ceiling, drop in ceiling, drop out ceiling, or ceiling tiles and is a staple of modern construction and architecture in both residential and commercial applications.
If you’re remodeling a room or transforming a basement into a new living space, a suspended ceiling offers real benefits. The often neglected space above your head holds many opportunities to add value.
Advantages of Grid Ceiling
Grid Ceiling offers many advantages and that’s why it’s becoming popular among households as well.
- The clutter of ducts, plumbing, wiring, TV and networking cables, and other mechanical systems can be easily hidden by a suspended ceiling, yet remain accessible for repairs. Suspended ceilings in a home theater solve the problem of where to nest multiple cables and power cords.
- Suspended ceilings offer superior acoustic properties (better than drywall ceilings) to absorb sound, so surrounding rooms are quieter.
- Suspended ceilings are resistant to mold, mildew, bacteria, and sagging. They can even be used in areas where high humidity is present, such as the bathroom
- Some ceiling panels and tiles are fire-retardant.
- The insulating effect of suspended ceiling panels may help lower home heating or cooling bills. In addition, the highly reflective surface of white panels creates a brighter space, optimizing light reflection and reducing the need for additional lighting.