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Thermocol ceiling: Are they a good false ceiling option for homes?

[ecis2016.org] In this article, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of thermocol ceiling in Indian homes and the various thermocol designs available in the market.

Thermocol ceiling, which is constructed using thermocol boards made of polystyrene, have become quite popular. Before we tell you about its advantages, let us understand more about thermocol ceiling.

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What is a thermocol ceiling?

Styrene is a byproduct of petroleum and is an unsaturated liquid hydrocarbon. When it is polymerised, it is called polystyrene. It is then fused with carbon dioxide to form styrofoam and when the latter solidifies, it forms thermocol. One of the biggest reasons why people use thermocol false ceilings is, because the voids in the thermocol which have trapped air, results in low thermal conductivity. So, your house remains cooler if you choose a thermocol sheet for roof design.

Thermocol ceiling

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Thermocol sheet for roof price in India

  • White thermocol sheet for roof price in India is anywhere between Rs 35 per square feet to Rs 120 per square feet.
  • Colour-coated thermocol ceiling sheet price can be up to Rs 200 per square feet.

 

Thermocol ceiling price

There are several factors that determine the cost of designing a false ceiling for the house with thermocol design. They include the availability, the cost of the thermocol sheets for roof, lighting fixtures, electrical works, total area to be covered by the false ceiling, surface finish, etc. While wooden false ceiling price can range between Rs 100 to Rs 500 per square feet, the thermocol false ceiling price are comparatively lower at a range of Rs 35 to Rs 200 per square feet.

Thermocol false ceiling advantages

Cost of thermocol false ceilings

When home owners think about doing up their homes, they generally have a budget in mind. Thermocol false ceilings for a house are comparatively inexpensive, ranging from Rs 35 to Rs 90 per sq ft. Depending on the quality you choose, you can fit it in your budget.

Boost the look of your home with thermocol ceilings

Thermocol ceiling are not just good for thermal insulation, thermocol design are also good to look at and can hide all the unsightly wiring up there.

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Easy to fix

Thermocol ceiling in various thermocol design can be installed very easily, not just in your home but also in offices, shops, restaurants and auditoriums, as well.

Your room is cooler with a thermocol ceiling

While the quality and thickness of the material matters a lot, thermocol false ceilings can keep your room much cooler.

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Thermocol false ceiling disadvantages

Non-biodegradable

Thermocol ceiling are non-biodegradable. When burnt, thermocol ceiling produces poisonous fumes, which are harmful for people and the environment.

Maintenance

Thermocol design false ceilings are great to look at and serve many purposes. However, a disadvantage of thermocol ceiling, like any other kind of false ceilings, is that it can hide cracks, dampness or leakage/ seepage and problems that you may miss noticing, because these are hidden due to the false thermocol ceiling. Timely maintenance, thus, becomes a problem with thermocol sheets for roof.

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To sum it up, thermocol ceiling do add a certain grace and elegance to your living room. However, make sure you go with the right quality. Your contractor and interior designer will be able to guide you with the best pick on when it comes to thermocol design false ceiling.

Thermocol design to choose from for thermocol ceiling

Mentioned below are some of the thermocol ceiling designs that you can choose from for your house.

Thermocol design #1

White thermocol ceiling is the simplest and most beautiful thermocol ceiling design.

Thermocol ceiling

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Thermocol design #2

Metallic thermocol design for ceilings will give a vintage look.

colourful thermocol ceiling

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Thermocol design #3

Cut work thermocol design on the ceiling that also emits classy lighting in the  living room.

Thermocol design

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Thermocol design #4

This modern thermocol design is an extension of the wall design and looks lovely in a huge living room.

modern thermocol ceiling design

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Thermocol design #5

If you share some special love for carving, then this carved thermocol design as ceiling will definitely be your first choice.

carved thermocol design

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Thermocol design #6

This grid colourful thermocol design is a delight to the eyes owing to its sober look and design.

grid thermocol ceiling

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Thermocol design #7

This 3d thermocol design will give your ceiling a very classy simple look.

3D ceiling

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Thermocol design #8

Opting for simple grid based thermocol design and then using theme based light cover accentuates your ceiling.

grid thermocol ceiling 1

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Thermocol design #9

This textured thermocol design for the ceiling looks wow. You may even use textured colour thermocol design for your ceiling.

Textured thermocol ceiling

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Thermocol design #10

For people with an eye for art, hand painted are something very close. Check this hand painted thermocol design that will become a fab ceiling.

hand painted thermocol ceiling

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(Additional Inputs: Anuradha Ramamirtham)

FAQ

Are false ceilings good for home?

One of the top reasons why people want a false ceiling is to enhance the look of the property. False ceilings are beautiful to look at and work well for your interior décor.

Are wooden false ceilings good for my home?

Wooden ceilings look good and are suitable for dry areas. It may not be the same for humid regions. These are also expensive and also prone to termite infestation.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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