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Sep 19, 2019
Uses of Drop Ceiling Panels
08/09/2019 11:47 am UTC | By: bnbdfg

If you are looking for a practical way to hide electrical and plumbing lines, provide light, and yet maintain a pleasant looking environment, drop ceiling panels may be what you are looking for. Essentially, they make up a secondary ceiling, by being laid onto a framework. Easy to install and maintenance, drop ceiling panels are perfect for an office, and can even be made stylish enough for nice home d├ęcor.

Customizable

When people think of drop ceiling panels, they often think of the ones they have in their schools or office. These panels, which tend to be utilitarian, are pretty plain looking, but they don not distract from the task at hand: working or learning.

However, these plain panels are not the only option when it comes to drop ceiling panels. Because they are so easy to access, they can be customized to meet your needs. If you are feeling artistic, you can simply take them down from the ceiling (no unscrewing necessary), and paint them yourself, then replacing them. Or you can buy one of many types, like wood, from manufacturers who make their own.

Some are made to emulate the outdoors, by appearing to be skylights. Others are made of sleek, shiny materials, and have patterns painted on them to resemble classier types of ceiling panels. There are many options, so do not think you are limited just to the plain ceiling panels. You also need to think about light panels when installing drop ceiling panels as well if you want overhead lighting.

Practical and Cost Effective

If you have an office building, drop ceiling panels are probably the best option for several reasons. Because they can hide water and electrical lines, they aid in the easy repair of these lines if anything should happen. Because work is the most important thing in an office, if the lights or water go out, it is essential to get these functions working fast. You do not want small problems to cost productivity. That is why plaster ceilings can be less effective in times of crisis, because it is much easier for a repairman to get in and fix the problem if you have got a drop ceiling panels.

What is also nice for a business is these ceilings are amongst the most affordable to buy. While some of the ornate panels are a bit pricier, the plain ones will not hurt your budget too much. And because you can add drop ceiling light panels into your ceiling, you can integrate your lighting system quite easily.

Negatives

Some of the reasons they are popular may also be some of the reasons you might not want them. They are inexpensive, but they tend to give a room an industrial feel. If you want elegance, these panels may not be the way to go. In addition, they are not as durable as some of the other ceiling types, like those with metal ceiling tiles. In particular, they do not do well in a cigarette friendly environment, as smoke tends to stain them. However, because you can easily replace one or several panels without having to replace the entire ceiling, it is not a big hassle to switch damaged ones out for new ones. 

Drop ceiling panels

 are a practical, affordable solution for your ceiling needs. Search online or consult your local hardware store for the best product for you.

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