Designer Ceilings: Functional Décor for Modern Day Homes

SURFACES REPORTER spoke to Venkat Subramanian, MD, Saint Gobain India -Gyproc Business, about the range and usage of Designer Ceilings - focussing upon its aesthetics and functionality.
Venkat Subramanian, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain India Pvt. Ltd.–Gyproc Business

SURFACES REPORTER spoke to Venkat Subramanian, MD, Saint Gobain India -Gyproc Business, about the range and usage of Designer Ceilings - focussing upon its aesthetics and functionality. Get enlightened as the gentleman talks about the finer aspects of the such quirky ceiling options, it’s numerous advanced benefits and how to get it installed, the right way!

Modern households have undergone considerable transformation from their traditional avatar. There were times when people overlooked the importance of styling their ceilings, and rather focused on the beautification of walls and floors. Today, with the array of designs that designer ceilings offer, households feel spoilt with choice and find designer ceilings an imperative part of house makeover.

Ceilings Can Leave A Dramatic Visual Impact On Any Space. Concept of “Designer Ceilings” which has tiptoed into Indian households not very long ago, has now witnessed a sharp upward swing in both popularity and demand as a lifestyle choice. Besides builders and architects, home owners are increasingly choosing designer ceilings to create homes that are unique, elegant, better lit and more energy efficient.

Though having a designer ceiling may appear as a slightly expensive proposition at first, it has distinct functional as well as aesthetic advantages which makes it worth the investment. These products and solutions significantly enhance the visuals of your room making it look class apart and unique with a smooth, elegant finish. They offer a style statement that reflects one’s personality presenting an elegant, smooth finish.

Kitchen Designer Ceilings

Faster Construction

Plasterboards are fast and easy to install. A plain designer ceiling using plasterboard takes approximately one week to finish  and anywhere from 1-2 weeks for designer ceilings, depending on the complexity. Hence, a designer ceiling can be completed in as much time or faster than a paint job.

Design Capabilities

Ceilings are one of the most critical components of an interior space - they offer maximum unobstructed view of the space and define its aesthetics. One has a wide range of options to choose from when using gypsum boards to design ceilings, such as circulars, geometric  etc., To add more elegance to your home you can experiment by adding various shapes to your ceiling or creating a step effect.

Balancing Design & Function

Designer ceilings are helping transform homes across India. A plasterboard usually lasts as long as a building unless any of the systems are physically damaged. But to keep up with the times, it’s better to change the designer ceilings when you change the interiors. Plasterboards can be finished using paint or wallpaper. The major advantage of the plasterboards over conventional ceilings (without false ceilings) is that since it is a machine-finished surface, you can get seamless, smooth, undulation-free finishes. You can color your ceilings and also use the high-end white color paints you typically use for your walls on your ceilings; paint companies don’t normally recommend such products for a plastered surface as they tend to show the waviness on the surface.

Designer Ceilings Function

Lighting Benefits with Usage of Designer Ceilings

A well-lit ceiling can make a room come alive. One often relates ambience to the lighting provided in that particular space, and creating an ambience can be made easy by choosing the right kind of lighting. Ceiling lights can be  categorized into three sub categories – recessed lights, flush lights and suspended lights. Designer ceilings with capability solutions like these will allow you to upgrade and transform your home, and offer a style statement that speaks to you and your personality. Project Showcase - BNB PARIBAS Office, Mumbai (GYPROC PLASTERBOARD)

About Geojit BNP Paribas

Geojit BNP Paribas is a leading retail financial services company in India and they wanted to construct an enormous office covering an area of 50,000 sq. ft. in Mumbai. Fire protection and flexibility to adapt to the architect’s contemporary designs were important parameters in the selection of materials.

Project Highlights

Gyproc false ceilings and drywall systems were the apparent choices due to its high passive fire protection performance and quality of being cut into different shapes. 132 mm thick Gyproc fire resistant drywall with 2-hour fire rating was used for the server room walls. Gyproc plasterboards were cut skillfully to form the PNB Paribas logo; currently adorning the ceiling of the lobby area.


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