Ceilings: what are the types you can make?

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 11, 2022
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A physical ceiling is a material barrier that limits how high something can go. It can be made of wood, metal, plaster, or other materials.

Types of ceilings

There are many different types of ceilings, including:

  • Flat ceiling: A flat ceiling is a type of ceiling that is level and flush with the rest of the walls in a room.
  • Textured ceiling: A textured ceiling is one that has been designed with a raised or lowered finish to give it added interest and dimension.
  • Painted ceiling: A painted ceiling is a ceiling that has been decorated with a coat of paint. This can be done for aesthetic or functional purposes.
  • Plastered ceiling: A plastered ceiling is a type of textured ceiling that is created by applying a thin layer of plaster to the surface.
  • Tiled ceiling: A tiled ceiling is a type of ceiling that is covered with tiles. This can be done for both functional and aesthetic purposes.
  • Drop ceiling: A drop ceiling is a type of ceiling that consists of panels that are suspended from the main structural ceiling.
  • Barrel vault ceiling: A barrel vault ceiling is a type of ceiling that features a curved, arched shape.
  • Coffered ceiling: A coffered ceiling is a type of ceiling that features a series of square or rectangular panels.
  • Cathedral ceiling: A cathedral ceiling is a type of ceilings that slopes upward from all sides to meet in the middle.
  • Lowered ceiling: A lowered ceiling is a type of ceiling that has been designed to hang lower than the standard height. This can be done for aesthetic or functional purposes.Functional purposesOne of the main reasons why people opt for a physical ceiling is for functional purposes. A ceiling can help to keep out unwanted elements like dust, noise, and heat

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