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Creating the Perfect False Ceiling with Fibre Cement Boards

Creating the Perfect False Ceiling with Fibre Cement Boards

Gone are the days where you’ll find a simple flat ceiling with generic embellishments like a chandelier or a fancy fan, in most houses. People are wanting to go creative with their ceilings and uplift their home aesthetics with a false ceiling for hall.  As the demand for false ceilings surges across various cities and towns, you will be seeing a lot more options for false ceilings in the market. And that’s a good thing, as you will get to see more variety for your requirements.

False ceilings

False ceilings are basically retrofitted ceilings which are installed beneath the main ceiling, either suspended from it or fixed onto it.  They are solely for added aesthetics, additional cooling and lighting. They can be used in a variety of commercial, residential and corporate applications. In regards to using false ceilings for home, the ideal place to install a false ceiling would be living areas and common areas. False ceiling for hall is very typical and common across all types of houses. But that’s totally up to one’s choice, as they can be installed in bedrooms or study rooms as well.

Apart from adding modernity and elegance to your homes, false do come with a plethora of functional benefits as well.

Let’s take a look at some benefits of installing false ceilings;

  1. Neatness: False ceilings can easily hide all your ventilation duct openings, wiring rigs and any other objects that are obtrusive to the ceiling’s aesthetic appeal.
  2. Energy savings: False ceiling materials are mostly insulating in nature, which helps in keeping your spaces cooler.
  3. Acoustics:  False ceilings can also be made using specialized sound absorbing panels which help in minimizing echo effect in your homes. Such type of a false ceiling can be used to set up recording studios at homes.
  4. Fire separation: False ceilings built with, fibre cement based mineral-based or tile-based materials can act as a fire separator, as they are non-inflammable.
  5. Lighting:  One of the major applications of false ceilings, is to serve as a platform for additional lighting equipment that is used to uplift the ambiance.

Using fibre-cement material for your false ceiling board 

Any typical false ceiling for hall is made from either gypsum or drywall material. Fibre cement boards offer a multitude of superior advantages over conventional materials.  Fibre cement is made using reinforced fibre, cement, and quartz sand. Reinforcing fibre with cement contributes to the strength of the material making it a strong and long-lasting choice for cladding and roofing. Since its introduction, it has fast become the top-rated material for false ceilings due to its extreme durability and low-cost make. EcoPro is one of the leading manufacturer of customized fibre cement boards, offering high quality products for a variety of applications.

false ceiling for hall by EcoProAdvantages of using EcoPro fibre-cement:

  1. Increased longevity
  2. Termite and water resistant
  3. Less porous than conventional materials
  4. Eco-friendly
  5. Fire-proof material
  6. Sound-absorbing capabilities

As you can see, EcoPro boards offer the benefits of using multiple specialized false ceiling materials, in just one board. Apart from the above advantages, fibre cement boards offer unique design options as well. Using CNC operations, various intricate design patterns can be engraved on the fibre cement sheet.

Creating your false ceiling

So now you’ve decided to go for a false ceiling for hall, or any other part of your home… great! Let’s see how to go about setting up the whole thing and making it work as per your needs.

  • Define the main layout:
    Start with defining a simple layout for the false ceiling. It can be as simple as a neat tray layout where the edges are lower than the rest of the ceiling, or a circular layout. You can also have a multi-layered look to make extra space for lightings and other embellishments.
  • Embellish it:
    Let’s come to the main reason for putting up a false ceiling for hall… the embellishments! False ceilings can serve as a housing for a range of lighting, decoration and ventilation equipment.  Here are some simple ideas for your false ceiling;

    1. Mini-Chandeliers
    2. Spot lights
    3. Mini fans
    4. Hanging lanterns
    5. Danglers
  • Enhance it:
    If you’re not satisfied with a simple false ceiling layout, you can always upgrade the entire look to add extra aesthetic appeal. Here are some things you do for your false ceiling for hall;

    1. Suspended island:  This is basically an additional layer of fibre cement board that is suspended from the main board, right in the centre. This type of layout gives more room for lighting and provides a more sophisticated look.
    2. Cove lighting: It is a form of lighting that is installed on the edges or recesses of false ceilings rather than on the ceiling board itself, directing all the light to the adjacent walls or toward the board itself. This creates a more pleasant look as the lighting enhances the elegance, rather than just enhancing the illumination.
    3. Track lighting: You can upgrade your lighting by using track lights. These lights come in a set of 2, 3 or more, with a fixture that runs along the false ceiling. These lights are typically used in commercial shops and spaces, but can be used in a false ceiling for hall, if you want your space to be amply illuminated.

As false ceiling demand surges in the market, you’ll come across a diverse variety of designs and patterns that you may want to consider. EcoPro fibre cement boards can be customized as per any false ceiling layout or design requirements using CNC cuts and engravings. Additional decorative layers like plywood or glass panels can also be installed onto the EcoPro boards to make them look more appealing, as they are quite rigid and offer high strength. To learn what more can be done with  EcoPro fibre cement boards, you can check the complete product range on this page www.ecopro.co.in.

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Your Guide to Modern Home Lighting Solutions

Lighting plays a crucial role in the way people experience and perceive a living space. Lighting can help promote productivity making us feel relaxed and comfortable; it helps define spaces, brings energy and draws people together. On the other hand, the absence of good lighting can make even a well-designed architecture look dull & gloomy and affect mood negatively.

In a house, every room has its ecosystem and influences the way you, your family and your guests live and interact. Since ‘one light doesn’t fit all’, each room has a highly specific lighting requirement in which many factors need to be taken into consideration. These options allow us to play with the mood of the architecture and influence the ambience. Here’s an introduction to the basic types of ceiling lights and the terminologies you need to use at your ‘light vendor shop’ when buying lights for your house.

When it Comes to Lighting We Look at 3 Different Types:

  1. Ambient lights – to light up the maximum overall space
  2. Task lights –  To light a particular area of emphasis
  3. Accent lights – decorative lighting to add drama to space

Depending on these applications, let us look at the various lighting options available:

  1. Recessed Lights

A recessed light or downlight is a light fixture that is installed into a hollow opening in a false ceiling. It appears as though a hole in the ceiling is letting light through. The fixture is installed inside the false ceiling and contains the lamp holder. They are ideal for low-height rooms. There are 3 kinds of recessed lights:

  • Standard recessed lights – round and linearly placed concealed fixtures found in hotel and lounge areas
  • Troffers – Rectangular office lights concealed under false ceilings
  • Gimbals – Task lights used in areas like kitchens or as focus lights over paintings

Read Also: 8 Quirky Ideas to Uplift Your Interiors Using Fibre Cement Board

  1. Cove Lighting

Ever been to a lounge and marvelled at the beautiful diffused light illuminating the space above your head as if the ceilings glowing – well that’s cove lighting. Cove lighting is ideal when you need to give your room just a warm glow or you need to emphasize a division created by a dropped ceiling. Using the EcoPro fibre cement sheet, you can create an aesthetic false ceiling structure to conceal the fixtures and direct the lights towards the ceiling.

  1. Flush lights

Flush mount lighting is a type of lighting fixture that has little to no gap between the fixture itself and the ceiling. They come in a variety of shapes such as circular, oval, square and rectangular – seamlessly blending with your decor. Most flush mount fixtures are pretty minimal in design, but it is still possible to find ornate, decorative styles with many designers.

  1. Chandeliers

When it comes to light fixtures, nothing creates a statement as dramatic as a chandelier. It is what sets the mood in the room and is frequently an object of discussion with guests. While most frequently found decorating the dining room, chandeliers can be used to add shimmer to any room of your houses such as the living room, bedroom, and patio. If you are looking at a heavily designed chandelier to hang by the false ceiling for hall or bedroom or any other room, ensure that you suspend them from the ceiling beams rather than from the fibre cement board for added strength.

How Fiber Cement Board Facilitates Light Fixing

Ceilings play an important role in reflecting and diffusing light. Fibre Cement ceilings reflect and diffuse light well and reduce the need for artificial lighting. This results in improved energy efficiency and a better working environment. EcoPro fibre cement board is easy to cut through and install light fixtures into them. Hence, they make for excellent light frames!

Knowing your lights can help you convey your choice to your architect clearly and gauge your options sharply, instead of simply fitting lights impulsively!

Using EcoPro's fibre cement board as false ceiling for hall

Things to Tick Off Your Checklist Before You Finalize That False Ceiling

Ceilings are one of the primary elements of an interior space that enjoy a clear and unobstructed view unlike other spaces such as floors and walls. In your entire house, a ceiling is one place that people look up to, quite literally. False ceilings then are a great way to remodel the look of your house or office or any other space for that matter. It can add distinct value to your interiors and charm to your ambience.

By definition, a false ceiling is a ceiling made beneath the main ceiling of the room or building. It is like a second layer of the roof, suspended from the main roof/ceiling, with the help of a metal or wooden frames which is why it is also known as a dropped ceiling. False ceilings not only enhance the aesthetics of a room, but they also provide functional benefits such as insulation from outside temperature, concealing wires, light fixtures, and AC ducts etc. and high levels of sound absorption as well. But installing a false ceiling can be a daunting task considering the number of choices available. For instance, which material to use – POP, Gypsum or fibre cement board? What should be my colour combination? Is my room height sufficient? Etc. Read on as we try to inform you of a few of the things that should help you get going with your false ceiling project.

Design & Layout:

While a false ceiling gives you a broad field to play with the look and feel of your room, it also drives people to come up with very cluttered designs. It is recommended you stick to the geometry of the room such that the design of the false ceiling seamlessly infuses with the existing pattern and is pleasing to the eye. Commercial spaces should emphasize more on lighting rather than fancy or ornate designs depending on the business eg jewellery and boutiques could have ornate designs that add a creative element to their product offerings.

Getting the height right:

While planning for a false ceiling, it is important that you measure the room’s height accurately. False ceilings add down several inches to your roof. The false ceiling installation in offices and commercial spaces could be used to house several things like HVAC, lighting and other support lines, thereby increasing the width of the false ceiling and reducing the effective height of the room. You don’t want your hands to touch the ceiling every time you stretch them out for a yawn!

Colour Coding:

There is no fixed colour that is ideal for a roof but it varies according to the purpose. For instance, if you are planning a false ceiling for hall, you should stick to lighter colours such as off white, cream, etc. This not only blends the ceiling with the rest of the house but also gives a relaxed feeling especially when concealed lights subtly illuminate the ceilings from behind as they glow. When it is a commercial space or an office, again a white or cement grey colour is preferable as you don’t want to give your (already stressed) employees a visual shock. On the other hand, if it’s a bar, a lounge, a club or a themed restaurant, you can experiment with dark coloured ceilings to add boldness to the ambience. EcoPro fibre cement sheets offer the versatility of CNC cutting, concealed fixtures and can also be wallpapered to gives distinct look suitable to your theme.

Combining Style with Serviceability:

When designing false ceilings, the utmost intent is to add vogue to your space. It is very easy then to sideline the practical value of a ceiling as compared to the aesthetic ones. For instance, traditionally people have been using POP or Gypsum boards for false ceilings. Today, EcoPro Fibre cement board has emerged as an option that has much greater utility – it’s highly sound absorbent, fire-resistant and even termite-proof. Fibre cement sheets are eco-friendly too, which means you cause minimal damage to the environment and contribute to a sustainable future. The best part is, you don’t have to compromise on aesthetícs for your ceilings and yet be sustainable as EcoPro is a Greenpro label product.

If you are looking for a visually appealing and eco-friendly solution for your false ceilings, then visit the EcoPro website and explore your options. Contact us today and we will be happy to guide you!