Plain white ceilings are a thing of the past. In modern home design, you have to get it right from top to bottom and all around. False ceilings are the cherry on top of the perfect picture that your home paints, and they can turn any ordinary room into a designer one. The material you use for your false ceiling, also called a drop ceiling or suspended ceiling, is just as important as how it looks. And because there are so many different kinds now, you might not know which one to choose. When it comes to false ceilings, gypsum board false ceilings and POP (Plaster of Paris) false ceilings are the most common.
Let’s look at the differences between the two, as well as the pros and cons of each, so you can choose the right false ceiling for the room you are designing.
False ceilings made of POP board aren’t as common in big cities as they used to be, but they still have some advantages over the more common false ceilings made of gypsum. POP comes as a powder that is mixed with water to make a paste. This paste is then spread on a chicken mesh, treated, and dried. These boards can be bent into different shapes to make designs that fit the homeowner’s style and the ceiling. They are easy to put up in corners and make false ceilings that are very strong and can last for years. They can also be 25–50% cheaper than false ceilings made of gypsum.
Making POP boards on-site is a messy, wasteful, and time-consuming process. Before installing POP boards, they need enough time to dry, which can take up to a month. For a good, clean finish and to make sure the POP is mixed in the right amount, they need skilled work.
Gypsum boards are already made. They are made in a factory and only need to be put together on-site. You can easily put these boards up by attaching them to a metal frame. They come in different sizes. Since they are made in a factory, the quality of the boards is consistent, and there aren’t many joints between them. A gypsum false ceiling is easy to install, doesn’t make a mess, and saves time. It also gives the ceiling a look that POP can’t match.
When it comes to design and fitting corners, gypsum boards are not very flexible. Since they are already made, you can’t bend them into complicated shapes and put them on the ceiling. A gypsum board drop ceiling can be hard to take down or fix, and it may be necessary to take the whole thing apart. False ceilings made out of gypsum board also cost more than those made out of POP.
False ceilings made of POP or gypsum board are both light, keep heat in, and don’t catch fire. Both are good ways to hide lights, electrical cables, pipes, and air conditioning ducts, as well as their main aesthetic purpose. If you choose POP boards, make sure that the people who put them up are good at what they do. If you choose gypsum, make sure the boards are water-resistant to prevent mould growth. You can also make unique design features by combining gypsum or POP boards with glass, paint, or plywood. No matter what you choose, make sure at least a couple of rooms have a beautiful false ceiling to make your home look more modern and cosy at the same time.
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