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Different Types of Ceilings | Styles and Materials
When deciding on the different types of ceilings that work for your home or business, there are styles (drop ceiling, surface mount) and materials (mineral fiber, fiberglass, wood, metal) to consider. Each style and material has their own advantages and benefits that should be researched before installing.
Installation Methods and Styles:
This installation method is most commonly used in commercial businesses, medical facilities, and home basements. Drop ceilings allow easy access to pipes, ducts, and wiring and require less clean-up after installation. These projects can be done as a complete ceiling refresh or you can utilize our patch and match program, to replace a few damaged or old tiles.
Drop ceilings can look very different, depending on the style you choose. Some of the different looks are:
These are also known as “Direct Apply” ceilings. This method maximizes overhead space, helps cover up imperfections in drywall or old popcorn ceilings, and can provide an alternative to an all white ceiling. Our WOODHAVEN product line is a commonly used style for this method.
This style of ceiling leaves the structural and mechanical systems exposed, creating a natural aesthetic.
Mineral Fiber and TECTUM Wood Fiber:
- Our most popular type of ceiling. This material offers acoustic benefits, reducing noise by up to 95%, and has superior mold and sag resistance in some tiles.
These tiles are lightweight, easy-to-clean and install, and offer a variety of noise reduction and moisture resistant properties.
Provides a modern look and is best used in bathrooms or kitchens.
Very distinctive and popular look for surface mounted ceilings. Our WOODHAVEN ceiling planks are a stylish and super popular product for homes and some finishes can even be used on walls.
No matter what style or material you decide, Kanopi by Armstrong has the right ceiling for you.