Tile Ceilings by Trimline Interiors

Plasterboard tile ceilings vs acoustic tile ceiling


Are the customers getting the ceiling tile they need?

Over the past decade, acoustic tile ceilings have become much more affordable.
With a large range of ceiling tiles for all different applications.

Plasterboard tile ceilings

Plasterboard tile ceilings have changed very little over the past decade as they have only reduced in thickness. As well as going from a painted finish to a vinyl coating.

Advantages to plasterboard Tile ceilings

Plasterboard ceiling tiles sell at relatively low cost, easy to install or remove.  Plasterboard ceiling tiles are easy to clean and can be washed or wiped. A common mistake made by a lot of tradesmen is leaving fingerprints on the ceiling tile. Plasterboard ceiling tiles Can resist small amounts of water, for example, leaking roof space as well as leaking plumbing or air-conditioning. Plasterboard ceiling tiles will hold up better under load from insulation or wires sitting over the ceiling tile. The plasterboard ceiling tiles can resist a lot of larger penetrations for services also. Plasterboard ceiling tiles are easy to obtain from plasterboard manufactures. The only main variation is the finish on the vinyl face of the ceiling tile. There is an option to have the ceiling tile either flat or textured.

Disadvantages to plasterboard tile ceilings

The main disadvantage is that the plasterboard ceiling tile does not hold a very high acoustic value.   With the acoustic value of the plasterboard tile not being as high as others. Close attention needs to be taken to ensure the ceiling tile will give the desired effect when the job is finished. Although the suspended ceiling might look great.   A plasterboard ceiling tile may not hold the correct requirements for the client’s needs.

Acoustic tile ceilings.

Acoustic ceiling tiles have changed a large amount. Due to different manufacturers coming into the market. There are now numerous different types to suit your own specific application. Whether it be for thermal, acoustic or for the client’s very own decorative look.

Advantages to acoustic tile ceilings.

Even the standard acoustic ceiling tile (Impressions. ) Holds a higher acoustic value than a standard plasterboard ceiling tile.  Acoustic ceiling tiles come in many different textures from a fine fissure to a more defined indented appearance. The thickness of the tiles can vary depending on the acoustic value required for the specific suspended ceiling. Acoustic ceiling tiles also have the option of a rebated edge finish. A rebated edge finish ceiling tile is more for cosmetics of the suspended ceiling.

Disadvantages to Acoustic tile ceiling.

Acoustic ceiling tiles are a lot harder to clean or scrub. Another negative to acoustic ceiling tiles is that they are not as easy for other services to work with. A big example of this is electricians and other trades cutting out for lights and pipes. Acoustic ceiling tiles do not do well around water at all either.


Both acoustic tile ceilings and plasterboard tile ceilings have their pros and cons.  The technology of ceiling tiles has come a long way over the years and There are also a lot of businesses out there that will sell you the cheapest or the most expensive ceiling tile on the market. The importance of understanding what you want out of your warehouse, workshop or office space is important. Are you wanting a thermal tile? Are you wanting the space not to echo? if so you need a higher acoustic value ceiling tile?. Contact the team here at Trimline Interiors as with a few quick questions to the client. We can work to supplying and installing the correct ceiling tile for your personal space or place of business.



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