Weaknesses and Strenghts of Some Ceilings

MInimalist Living Room with ModerThere are now many types of ceiling on the market which you can apply in homes or other buildings. Before selecting the design and main material for the ceiling, it is better to know some advantages and disadvantages of each type of ceiling.

1. Plywood ceiling
Ceiling made of plywood is widely used in buildings. The size is 122 cm x 244 cm with a thickness of 3 mm, 4 mm and 6 mm. You can install this ceiling in sheet without cutting it first, or you can divide it into sections for easier installation.

This type of ceiling offers an easy installation process, which can be done by the carpenters. The materials are also easy to find in the market with a relatively low price. The lightweight material will ease you when you have to replace it later.

The weakness of this ceiling is that it is not resistant to fire. Also, this plywood ceiling will be easily damaged due to water seepage.

2. Asbestos ceiling
The assembly process of this ceiling is the same with plywood ceiling. You can use a frame of wood measuring 60 cm x 60 cm.

In addition to being easily obtained in the market, the installation process is considered easy. The material is lightweight, making it easy for any replacement in case it is damaged.

The weakness you might find from this asbestos ceiling is that it is not resistant to shock and collision.

3. Fiber ceiling
Currently fiber ceiling is widely used. This ceiling features  GRC (Glassfiber Reinforced Cement) board. The price is relatively cheap compared to plywood. GRC Board has a size of 60 cm x 120 cm with a standard thickness of 4 mm. The ceiling frame can be made from light steel measuring 40 mm x 40 mm.

GRC ceiling is resistant to fire and water, more powerful, lightweight and flexible. The installation process is also quite easy.

The disadvantage is equal to the plasterboard or asbestos ceiling, which is not collision resistant. GRC material in some remote areas are still rarely found.

4. Gypsum ceiling
The size of this ceiling is 122 cm x 244 cm. Like GRC Board ceiling, you can use light steel for gypsum ceiling frame.

This gypsum ceiling looks so smooth without any joint or connection on the surface. This what makes a lot of people like this ceiling. The installation is even faster. It is easily obtained, repaired and replaced.

However, this ceiling is not resistant to water; so easily damaged when exposed to water or water seepage.

5. Acoustic ceiling
Acoustic ceiling is a solution for those who are planning a room that can dampen the noise. It is because the acoustic ceiling is a ceiling that is resistant to certain noise threshold. The available sizes are 60 cm x 60 cm and 60 cm x 120 cm. Acoustic ceiling can be fitted with a wooden or metal frame from manufacturers.

The advantages you will get from this ceiling is that it can dampen sound. Some people use it for certain rooms in their house. It is relatively light weight, making it easy to repair or replace. In addition, it can be installed fast.

However, this ceiling is not water resistant, and in certain areas it is still relatively rare and more expensive.

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