What Are the Types of Suspended Ceilings? 8 Different Suspended Ceiling Types

Suspended ceiling types are secondary ceiling applications made of drywall, which is always a practical and economical material. Suspended ceilings, which have started to be used in most living environments with the modern decoration concept, are one of the most popular decoration applications of today. A building would be incomplete without an eye-pleasing suspended ceiling.

In addition to aesthetics, suspended ceilings have many different benefits that increase their importance. For example, suspended ceilings provide good acoustics, where sounds can be amplified when needed, and unwanted sounds can be minimized. They provide space to hide the unsightly appearance that electrical cables, pipes, and air conditioning ducts can create. 

Types of suspended ceilings can reflect and diffuse light, thus reducing energy consumption by eliminating the need for unnecessary artificial lighting. At the same time, the drywall used in their construction offers essential features such as fire safety and moisture resistance.

As Ayba Metal, the prefabricated building, and metal stud profile brand, we will list the suspended ceiling types used in living spaces in our content. 

Also, by reading our content titled What are Suspended Ceiling Materials? How to Make a Suspended Ceiling? you can also learn the ways to be followed during the construction phase of the suspended ceiling.  

8 Different Types of Suspended Ceilings 

Today, with the development of both the building materials sector and the emergence of different decoration styles, the suspended ceiling types have also increased. The most significant distinction between suspended ceiling types is due to the materials used in their construction. Each material has unique advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, choosing the right ceiling can offer both functional and aesthetic features.

Some popular types of suspended ceilings are:

  1. Plaster Suspended Ceiling


Plaster suspended ceilings, one of the most popular types of suspended ceilings, are obtained by mounting plaster panels to the ceiling. Plaster suspended ceiling construction, which is a very simple method, is preferred by those who want to add a new decoration atmosphere to their home. You need to place the plaster, which you can buy prefabricated, on the hanging apparatus and ceiling profiles that you will mount on the ceiling. You can decorate your living room as you wish thanks to the plasters with countless color options. 

  1. Modular Suspended Ceiling

Modular suspended ceiling types are an application that requires materials such as plates and strips. The most important feature of modular suspended ceilings is that hiding or exposing the frame depends on the person's own preference. Modular ceilings, which have become popular with the developing decoration world in recent years, allow aesthetic touches to be made as desired.

In addition, the most essential feature of this ceiling type is that it can be repaired quite simply compared to other suspended ceilings in case of possible damage. In addition, as the name suggests, after completing the ceiling application, it can be added and removed as desired. 

These suspended ceilings, which are also available in metal types, also have raster ceilings consisting of rectangular and square modules. Before applying the ceiling, special protective coatings should be used to prevent metal corrosion. At the same time, when choosing the module, you can select the color as you wish.

  1. Aluminum-suspended Ceiling

Aluminum-suspended ceilings with ventilation features are generally preferred for crowded spaces. In places such as stores, offices, and production areas, the light reflection feature is also very useful. Aluminum ceilings can adapt to any space by making the environment look spacious and bright, creating width in narrow spaces.

Thanks to its durable structure, it makes it possible to save on maintenance costs. Its environmentally friendly material and the absence of negative effects on human health are also significant advantages. Aluminum-suspended ceilings with a wide variety of materials can easily create diversity in decoration with the application of different lighting methods.

  1. Fiber-suspended Ceiling

Fiber-suspended ceilings are a type of suspended ceiling with superior sound and heat insulation properties obtained by mixing natural and synthetic materials such as bitumen, tar, vegetable fiber, wood, and stone. Thanks to the reinforcement materials added during the application, fiber ceiling tiles gain resistance to hard impacts and fire, making them highly suitable for commercial applications in noisy places such as shopping malls, shops, and offices.

  1. Glass-suspended Ceiling

Glass, a transparent material, is often preferred in suspended ceiling applications to add aesthetics to living spaces. It has a limited area of use due to its fragile structure, but this fragility can be reduced with the addition of appropriate additives. Their transparency is an effective method to make small spaces appear larger. Glass-suspended ceilings are generally preferred in areas such as libraries and restaurants.  

  1. PVC Suspended Ceiling

PVC suspended ceilings are an ideal plastic material for suspended ceilings in garage basements, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. PVC ceiling panels are a very cost-effective alternative to many other suspended ceiling applications. PVC panels are also easy to install and maintain. The materials are lightweight, making their installation labor-saving. They are resistant to moisture and pest formation. They are not affected by sunlight, and therefore their colors do not fade rapidly. 

  1. Metal Suspended Ceiling

Metals such as aluminum and galvanized iron are widely used in suspended ceilings. Metals are inherently hard and durable, making them ideal for suspended ceilings. Metal ceilings are easy to install and require very little maintenance. They can also be practically removed and reinstalled, which comes in handy when there is a need to repair water pipes, air conditioning ducts, and electrical cables. Metal ceiling panels can be decorated in any desired shape to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the ceiling.

  1. Wooden Suspended Ceiling

Wooden suspended ceilings have excellent naturalness and textures in a decorative sense. Due to its structure, wood is a material that can be used for aesthetically good works. Wooden ceiling panels are offered for sale in the form of hollow blocks and slabs. The wooden suspended ceiling, which is usually installed only with screws and nails, can be installed in a very practical way. It also contributes to thermal insulation in regions with cold climates.  The most crucial point to be considered is that it has a material structure suitable for pest formation. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain wooden suspended ceilings frequently. 

The types of suspended ceilings listed above are used to create ceilings that are visible to people as a secondary ceiling under the main ceiling. Although they usually have decorative purposes, most types of suspended ceilings also contribute to the strength of the structure, heat, and sound insulation. 

As Ayba Metal, we have come to the end of our article, where we list the suspended ceiling types. You can choose the one you like from the varieties we have listed to the areas where you will renew the decoration. 

At the same time, let us remind you that you can find the suspended ceiling profiles, cold formed c profiles, and PVC support profiles you need for suspended ceiling construction among Ayba Metal's products. You can also contact Ayba Metal for all your questions about the products you can review on the website.

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