The height of the false ceiling would depend on the height of the room. Generally, the false ceiling and the real ceiling of a room have a gap between them and the gap is approximately 8 inches.
Therefore the height of the false ceiling is generally about 8 inches shorter than the height of the real ceiling. While there is no limit as to how tall a false ceiling can be, there is a minimum floor to ceiling height that is required for the installation of a false ceiling.
The minimum height requirement of a false ceiling can differ as per different countries and industrial norms as well as per circumstances and rooms in which they are being fitted.
Generally, the floor to ceiling height of a room should be at least 7 feet for a false ceiling to be properly installed. Sometimes, in rooms that are not habitable, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms or storage rooms, the height requirement can be a little lower, i.e. around 6 feet and 8 inches.
However, in most circumstances, a minimum of 7 feet height is preferred for the installation of a false ceiling.
In which rooms can false ceilings be installed?
False ceilings can virtually be installed in any room of the house, including small rooms like bathrooms or laundry rooms. As long as a room does not have too low of a ceiling or too cramped of an area, false ceilings can generally comfortably fit in them.
That being said, false ceilings are mainly installed for aesthetic value. They make a room look better or make the interior design more classy, which is why they are not usually installed in utility or storage rooms. Furthermore, fitting the whole house with false ceilings can be a costly affair and hence people choose to install them only in certain spaces.
The best rooms to get false ceilings installed are bedrooms, sitting rooms, living rooms or dining rooms, since these are usually spacious and with high ceilings and thus can be made more decorative and ornate. Also, these are the rooms where most interior design elements are present, thus making it all come together well with a false ceiling.
Do false ceilings affect the temperature of the room?
False ceilings can have many more benefits, apart from just the aesthetic aspects. Depending on the material of your false ceilings, there are certain ones that can help temperature control in the home.
Materials like gypsum or fibre cement board have thermal insulation properties and therefore help keep any room cooler. Furthermore, since the false ceiling reduces the total height of the room, the amount of space that an air conditioner has to function in also reduces.
This makes fans and air conditioners more effective, thereby indirectly lowering the room temperatures. False ceilings can keep a room significantly cooler in summers and during extreme temperatures, depending on the size of the room and the quality and type of the material used.
EcoPro False Ceilings
EcoPro fibre cement boards are versatile, multi-purpose boards that can be used for a variety of interior design work such as mezzanine floors, partition walls as well as false ceilings.
The cement fibre board false ceiling not only provides a sleek, classy look to your home, but also comes with a variety of other benefits such as fire protection, betterment of acoustics, cooling effect, concealment of wires and ducts and sound absorption. Our product is affordable, easy to install and even easier to maintain.
You can easily choose to fit EcoPro false ceilings in any room of your house and even customise the design of the false ceiling according to your interior decoration theme and vision. The best part of all this is that you get great design along with knowing that you have opted for the eco-friendly option!