These days, making the workplace a healthy environment is key to enhancing the employees’ or staff’s productivity. While considering workplace aspects favourable for people working there, a sound and well-designed infrastructure matters much, benefitting the entire organization.

How about utilizing the untouched space on top of the employees’ heads to the benefit of the workplace environment? A suspended ceiling plays a significant role in this respect. This type of ceiling, typically a decorated one, hangs under the traditional ceiling using a wooden or metallic frame. 

A suspended ceiling has both practical as well as aesthetic advantages. An organization can easily hire a professional to install a suspended ceiling, thus completing its fit out with a much needed finishing touch. 

Here are 7 amazing benefits of a suspended ceiling at the workplace:

  1. Quick and hassle-free installation and removal - All that the installation of a suspended ceiling involves is placing appropriate tiles within a fitted grid after taking accurate dimensions of the room and correctly determining the drop of its ceiling. Extremely quick to install with negligible mess and no blockwork or paintwork involved, a suspended ceiling disrupts business to a minimum.
    • There’s no reason not to install a suspended ceiling at the workplace as it causes negligible downtime to any organization. Also, the effortless installation of its tiles makes it the best bet if the workplace needs a quick makeover.
    • To make it even easier for organizations, the tiles for a suspended ceiling are available in several designs, colours as well as materials. So, while changing its property’s interior appearance, a company is sure to find something adhering to its official rules and standards.
    • While its installation is quick and painless, the removal of a suspended ceiling is equally trouble-free. At times, the suspended ceiling might need repair, or, removing it partially for changing the piping, wiring, etc. could become essential. In such situations, after making the desired change, reassembling the ceiling at the workplace is no big deal.
  2. Aesthetic Appeal - Effortlessly concealing all possible flaws on the actual or traditional ceiling of a workplace, a suspended ceiling also hides the not so visually pleasing things like ducts and wires. So, you can have an attractive as well as the professional-looking suspended ceiling at the workplace.
    • A suspended ceiling easily hides seepage-related stains, peeled or faded paint, and ugly cracks on the traditional ceiling- this way, a company can prevent large expenditures on paint and repair.
    • Also, by concealing ducts and wires, the suspended ceiling protects these utility lines and insulates the piping during winter.
  3. Improved Acoustics - A suspended ceiling improves the acoustics of the structure of a workplace, balancing as well as controlling noises all over. The ceiling blocks or absorbs sounds through Sound Attenuation Batts (SABs), lightweight and flexible insulation made of fibreglass, added above the ceiling’s tiles.
    • So, a suspended ceiling plays a vital role in appreciably reducing or blocking external sounds from the higher floors and adjacent rooms of the workplace. By absorbing unwanted noises, it inhibits outside sound pollution, ensuring a professional and peaceful atmosphere inside office spaces.
  4. Fireproofing - Typically, workplaces take proper care of high voltage gear like a Catenary wire and electrical equipment, placing them separately. However, if the workplace structure, unfortunately, catches fire, a fire-resistant suspended ceiling could save many lives due to the fire protection installed above it. The fire-resistant suspended ceiling can resist burning out for a minimum of 60 minutes, time enough to evacuate, save lives, and to put out the fire.
    • A typical fire rated suspended ceiling separates the structural elements like ducts and piping from the occupied space underneath. Also, when used at the conventional height, this type of ceiling enables the quicker activation of smoke detectors and sprinklers, thus alerting the office staff much earlier.
    • What’s more, it’s also possible to install additional fire barriers over the suspended ceiling to bolster the fire protection.
  5. The Versatility of Material, Design, and Color - Considering the need for an office area to stay professional and neat for clients and employees, it’s essential to choose appropriate material, design, and colour for the suspended ceiling.
    • While a suspended ceiling adds to a room’s aesthetic appeal, it’s also available in countless styles, designs, and colours to suit the professional environment of a workplace
    • Made of several materials such as glass, wood, metal, fibre, and synthetic leather, it’s easy to correctly select a suspended ceiling that matches the theme of a particular workplace.
  6. Ease of Installing Overhead Appliances - A suspended ceiling can comfortably accommodate overhead appliances like lighting, ventilators, and fans between each of its panels. What’s more, the ceiling also makes it possible to control the brightness and intensity of the overhead appliances using handy remote control devices
    • A suspended ceiling can effortlessly hold fluorescent lights and LEDs, the most common types of office lights, in a variety of lighting fixtures such as recessed, troffer, and flat panel.
  7. Good Resistance to Moisture - In extremely humid locations, mould can grow in moist areas of a workplace. Besides bad odour emanating from the fungus, moisture can also give rise to stain-causing bacteria on several surfaces of the office space. If the ceiling tiles cannot withstand extreme humidity, they’ll eventually weaken and distort, thus drastically altering the appearance of the ceiling.
    • So, the office ceiling will no longer look level and flat. An extreme possibility is that the ceiling tiles could visibly sag and could then fall from the gridwork.
    • A suspended ceiling, made of moisture-resistant materials like gypsum, acrylic, or stone wool blocks moisture and hence the growth of moulds and bacteria, keeping the office space clean and healthy. Also, a moisture-resistant suspended ceiling prevents the sagging of its tiles and even their falling out of the grid.

Conclusion

A suspended ceiling undoubtedly adds to the creativity of a workplace, with its versatility of designs, styles, and colours to go well with any office theme. It also has several vital benefits including ease of installation and removal, soundproofing and fireproofing. 

A suspended ceiling rightly qualifies as a significant element of workplace design, and all this, without occupying extra space.