Why are Ceilings So Important in Building Design?

It’s a simple question, but one worth pondering. It’s easy to say that ceilings are important because they protect the electrical and plumbing systems above it or that ceilings are important because they give us something to look at when we are bored. However, we know that ceilings are more important than that. Ceilings play a key role in how we feel and interact with a building. It can even affect energy costs.

In this article, we will give a little perspective on the importance of ceilings in building design. This perspective can help you if you are considering various aspects of ceiling design from tile types to whether to use a narrow reveal grid or a standard flat face ceiling grid to hold those tiles.

Ceilings Can Determine the Look and Feel of a Space

People often perceive the size of a space by what they see below the ceiling, but it’s the ceiling itself that can be huge factor in how large an area appears. High ceilings feel more spacious while low ceilings feel more cozy. This makes a difference when you are talking about a company that wants to impress clients with a large beautiful office setting (high ceilings) or a doctor who wants to make patients feel comfortable and secure (low ceilings.)

Ceilings Can Impact Your Health

It’s been well-documented that higher ceilings provide better air circulation and, when paired with large windows, can provide more natural light. Both prevent spaces from feeling “stuffy” and can benefit the physical and emotional health of an individual.

Improve Employee Morale

One of the biggest deterrents to happiness in the workplace is noisy office environments and the inability to have a private conversation. Much of this can be alleviated by selecting a ceiling with a high noise reduction coefficient. These ceilings absorb sound more efficiently.

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If you are working on a commercial project that requires a more modern look and feel, consider combining a Globalnex suspension systems with 9/16 ceiling grids. It will achieve the desired look and meet safety standards for long-term stability.

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