The standard size of the grid in the false ceiling is typically either 2 by 2 feet (610 mm × 610 mm) or 2 by 4 feet (610 mm × 1,220 mm).
– The sizes of light fixtures and tiles will be the same.
False ceilings are most commonly created using plasterboard that is attached to either timber battens or metal framing (MF). Sometimes, false ceilings are constructed by fixing new plasterboard directly to an existing ceiling by drilling up into the old plasterboard, directly into the existing joists overhead.
– Types of False ceiling materials are PVC, gypsum ceilings, POP (Plaster of Paris), wood and more.
– False ceilings not only look good but also soundproof the room and balance the room temperature.
According to the National Building Code (NBC), the standard ceiling height is ninety-six inches, or eight feet; for suspended ceilings; the minimum height is ninety inches, or seven and a half feet. But nine- and ten-foot ceilings are now common, not only in living rooms and kitchens, but also in bedrooms.
Gypsum board is the most commonly used material for false ceilings due to its many benefits. One of those advantages is the heat-resistant property of this material. It has a noncombustible core that contains chemically combined water (in calcium sulfate).