Modern interior of the restaurant – suspended ceilings
The ceiling, like the floor, can act as an effective decorative element. Stylish suspended ceilings are one of the solutions willingly chosen when arranging a restaurant interior. The suspended ceiling is distinguished by many advantages, including excellent acoustic parameters and the ability to hide cables easily. With a suspended ceiling, you can also lower the room, making the interior cozier and reducing heating bills. What to look for before deciding to install a suspended ceiling, and what types of ceilings are currently the most popular?
Before you decide on a suspended ceiling
A suspended ceiling is an aesthetic solution that can be found not only in homes and offices but also in restaurants. However, before you decide to install a false ceiling in a restaurant, answer a few questions.
Does the suspended ceiling match the arrangement?
The main function of a suspended ceiling is interior decoration. Also, its tasks include noise suppression and creating a cozy atmosphere. The suspended ceiling should be selected for the interior design, and remember to keep moderation – too many decorations or the installation of the ceiling in a small room can overwhelm and effectively scare away guests.
Will the structure bear the additional load?
Before deciding on the installation, it is necessary to check the strength of the ceiling. Since the suspended ceiling is an additional burden on the building structure, some facilities (especially older ones) may not be adapted to installing extra lighting.
What goal do you want to achieve?
Do you want a perfect decorative effect, lowering the room, reducing noise, or installing unusual lighting? When deciding on suspended ceilings in a restaurant, follow certain factors. It is also not worth saving on materials, as a cheap ceiling made of thin boards may ineffectively reduce noise, and the installation of lighting fixtures on a thin ceiling may be too heavy for the structure.
Types of suspended ceilings for restaurants
Suspended ceiling tiles are the most popular type of suspended ceiling, distinguished by the simplicity of installation and many arrangement possibilities. Ceiling tiles are most often made of plasterboard, although it is also possible to install wooden or metal coffers. There are 3 types of coffered ceilings: A, E, and X. A-edge ceilings are distinguished by a visible structure, so they are more often used in offices than in restaurants. Type E with a partially hidden system is more aesthetic, allowing for an elegant shadow effect. On the other hand, suspended ceilings with X edges allow you to create a uniform surface while maintaining a modular structure. In the event of damage to the board or the installation’s failure, the modular ceiling does not require complete disassembly.
Suspended monolithic ceilings – non-removable ceilings enable shaping any surface, e.g., flat, curved, and stepped. Their greatest advantage is decorativeness, which is why they are perfect for elegant restaurants. However, it is worth remembering that monolithic ceilings make it difficult to access the installations hidden under them – a solution to this problem may be a mixed covering, i.e., partially non-demountable and partially modular.
Slatted (panel) suspended ceilings – effective ceilings made of dismountable slats. The slats can form an open or closed ceiling covering and are suitable for creating flat and curved surfaces. Such ceilings are perfect for restaurants that lack coziness – wooden slats warm the interior and look great in modern arrangements.
Stretch ceilings – an alternative to classic suspended ceilings. Perfect for large rooms, such as restaurant interiors. The assembly consists of using a special sheet made of heat-shrinkable PVC foil or polyester fabric with tensioners to be fixed. The material used makes stretch ceilings offer countless arrangement possibilities, as they can be purchased in many colors and different finishes. Stretch ceilings do not require leveling the surface of the actual ceiling, it is resistant to moisture and fire, easy to assemble/disassemble and extremely effective (e.g., the possibility of using prints, starry sky effect, mirror reflection or backlighting). However, it is worth noting that this solution is less durable than a classic suspended ceiling, and the installation of heavier lighting may not be possible.
Each of these solutions has its advantages and disadvantages; therefore, the choice of a suspended ceiling should be matched to the possibilities of a specific interior. Are you planning to install a suspended ceiling in your restaurant? Moderne Investering specialists will help you choose the best solutions for your needs!