Gypsum ceiling has two types: floating frame and sunken frame. So what is the difference between these two types of ceiling? What are the advantages and disadvantages of gypsum ceiling with floating frame, sunken frame?
1. Floating frame plaster ceiling
1.1. Definition of floating frame plaster ceiling
Floating frame plaster ceiling (drop ceiling) is designed with a partially exposed bone bar, helping to cover the technical details of power lines, water pipes under corrugated iron roofs, tile roofs or concrete ceilings.
1.2. Advantages of gypsum ceiling floating frame
– Aesthetically, the floating frame plaster ceiling helps to cover technical items such as electrical systems, water, fire alarms, cables… If something goes wrong, homeowners just need to remove the plasterboard and easily repair.
– The floating ceiling frame is made of light, hard metal, which is resistant to rust, heat, and moisture.
– Construction of floating ceilings, floating ceilings are often cheap, meeting most of the needs and economy of users.
1.3. Disadvantages of gypsum ceiling floating frame
Difficult to shape, usually gypsum ceiling floating frame, also known as drop ceiling, will have the same design.
2. Gypsum ceiling with sunken frame
2.1. Definition of gypsum ceiling with recessed frame
Submerged frame plaster is a type of ceiling with a skeleton structure that is completely hidden above the plasterboards. Therefore, you will not see the skeletons that look like concrete ceilings, so many people mistakenly think that flat sunken ceilings are real concrete ceilings.
2.2. Advantages of gypsum ceiling with recessed frame
– Submersible frame plaster ceiling has light weight, safe for users.
Aesthetically, the sunken frame ceiling is easy to decorate with patterns and textures according to your preferences. Can be cut and combined with many different decorative lights to bring its own beauty to each room.
– Sinking frame plaster ceiling optimizes space to bring a sense of ventilation.
– In addition, sunken ceilings have better sound and heat insulation than floating ceilings.
2.3. Disadvantages of gypsum ceiling sink frame
– Sinking frame plaster ceiling is easy to warp if there is a difference in local temperature or humidity.
– The cost of installing sunken plasterboard ceilings is quite high because the design and construction time requires meticulousness, ingenuity and more time.
– The process of repairing or inspecting any detail requires dismantling the entire ceiling, which takes a lot of effort and sometimes even takes down the plaster ceiling.
3. Should you choose a floating frame or a sunken frame?
Many people do not understand well about floating and sunken ceilings, so they are always wondering which ceiling to choose to suit their design space. However, with what is stated above, each type of ceiling corresponds to different buildings. Therefore, the choice of floating gypsum ceiling or sinking gypsum ceiling depends on the project you build is a house, apartment, hotel, cafe or restaurant… that makes the best decision.