What are the different types of metal ceilings available? What are its benefits?

What are the different types of metal ceilings available? What are its benefits?

Metal Ceilings –

A metal ceiling is an architectural element, consisting of a ceiling finished with plates of metal with designs pressed into them. Metals such as aluminium, steel and galvanized iron are widely used in false ceilings. Metal ceiling tiles have been used in construction for ages. They are mainly used in non-residential buildings such as offices, hospitals, hotels, schools, airports and shopping malls.

In what way a Metal Ceiling can help us-

Features Benefits
Unaffected by rotting, cracking or absorbing moisture Add strength to the structure
Resistant to moisture Avoid damage due to accumulated water or moisture
Resistant to cracks Metal ceilings do not peel or warp with time
Available in a variety of finishes such as aluminium, copper, brass, steel and different effects such as bare, polished or powder-coated Help in improving the aesthetic appeal of your building and give versatility
Can be painted in a variety of colours Improve ambience for your project
Low on maintenance Dusting and wiping are easy, keeping them in great condition for a long time. Need fewer repairs or replacement
Resistant to fire Make the structure safer
Easy to Install Take much lesser time to install since they are lighter and available in several patterns as well as interlocked models

Types of Metal ceilings

Open Cell Ceilings–
ImageFeatures Benefits
Open cell ceilingsOpen-cell ceiling systems consist of 2-foot by 2-foot or 2-foot by4-foot louvre panels comprising of square or rectangular open cells made by U-shaped metal channels 1. They are economical
2. Being less cluttered than conventional ceilings, they add aesthetic appeal
3. Field mechanics that are already proficient at the installation of suspended T-bar ceilings may install open cell systems with a minimal amount of additional training
Parallel Beam Ceilings–
ImageFeatures Benefits
Parallel Beam ceilingsParallel beam ceilings create a planked ceiling appearance with standard beams available in 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch widths. Typically, the beams are made of Aluminium and are suited for high moisture or exterior applications 1. Simple and straightforward installation with a minimum number of components. 2. Various design options are possible
3. Steel beams that offer greater strength and are economical for interior applications are also available
Linear Baffle Systems–
Linear Baffle Systems–1. Linear baffle systems are suspended ceilings comprised of parallel baffle blades supported by a T-bar type suspension system.
2. They are open-type ceilings where the plenum is not completely sealed off
3. They are available in standard and custom lengths and are differentiated based on their heights and styles
1. Effective at masking mechanical, electrical and plumbing utilities in plenum areas.
2. Can create various visually interesting patterns through the use of effective spacing panel
Concealed Metal Ceilings–
Concealed Metal Ceilings

1. One of the favorite among architects for ceilings in high traffic areas are concealed snap-in metal ceilings
2. They are manufactured from lightweight quality aluminium or electro-galvanized steel for corrosion resistance
3. They typically have a contoured lip on all four sides. They come in a range of sizes, designs and thickness
1. Durability and low maintenance
2. Provide added security to the plenum
3.Simple straight forward installation
4. Protection of electrical, security and communications cables as well as other vulnerable systems
5. Can control reflection and the transmission of sound in high traffic areas  
Lay-in Metal Ceiling Panels and Stamped Metal Panels–
Lay-in Metal Ceiling Panels 1. Lay-in metal ceiling panels are intended primarily for use with15/16 inch T-bar systems
2. They vary from square-edge to reveal edges and in practically unlimited sizes
3. Bare metal panels are also available to allow for on-site painting
1. Full plenum access from any point in the ceiling, compatibility with standard lay-in light fixtures and air diffuses
2. Efficient installation
3. Choice of modular configurations

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