The interior finishing of residential complexes is intended to solve a range of tasks, from concealing utilities to providing attractive aesthetics to the spaces. Ceilings are no exception here: structures installed on the ceiling slabs serve multiple functions. That’s why selecting ceilings for various residential complexes requires a high level of responsibility.
In this article, we will briefly describe the main requirements that ceiling structures must meet and provide recommendations for choosing ceilings for different types of spaces.
Currently, the de facto standard for ceilings is the installation of suspended structures. Their frameworks are attached to the structural floor slabs, and ceiling panels, rails, cassettes, modules, and so on are fixed on the load-bearing elements, forming the ceiling surface.
The following requirements are imposed on suspended ceiling structures:
All products from the “Mehbud” factory fully comply with these requirements. However, the range of ceiling structures is extensive, and there are differences between various options. To make it easier for you to choose ceilings for different spaces in residential complexes, the following section will provide a series of recommendations from our experts.
Organizing the interior space of residential complexes involves categorizing all spaces into several categories:
The choice of ceiling in residential spaces is determined by the preferences and tastes of their owners. However, for spaces in categories 2 and 3, ceiling structures are selected based on a uniform scheme.
The choice of the type of construction and the specific model is determined by the conditions in which the ceiling will be operated. Different spaces have different conditions, so the type of space will be the priority when selecting a ceiling.
Corridors in residential complexes are some of the most intensively used areas. Corridor ceilings must meet relatively high requirements, making practical designs with simplicity, a clean design, and durability ideal.
An excellent option for corridor ceilings is a rack-type corridor ceiling:
As an alternative to a rack-type corridor ceiling, a panel-rack or rectangular construction can be considered:
In any case, it is advisable to use rack (or similar) systems for ceiling finishing in corridors. This is primarily due to the configuration of such rooms.
In contrast to commercial real estate, lobbies and foyers of residential complexes do not typically have high operational loads. Nevertheless, ceilings in these areas should be durable, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing. It’s also essential to consider the technical aspect: often, lobbies are designed with considerable height, so it’s advisable to choose ceiling structures that can be fixed at a certain distance from the floor slab.
An excellent choice for the foyer or lobby of a residential complex would be either a cassette or panel ceiling:
The appearance of the ceiling in the lobby or foyer of the residential complex is primarily determined by the type of elements used:
The main difference between ceiling cassettes and the panels described above is the greater thickness of the metal (up to 2 mm). On one hand, the use of thick cassettes increases the load on the ceiling slab, and the suspension system must be more robust. On the other hand, cassette ceilings are characterized by greater durability: due to the use of a thick metal base, their individual elements are less prone to deformation.
Additionally, cassette ceilings offer more possibilities for decorating the lobby or foyer. This is because, unlike ceiling panels, cassettes can have different sizes. This significantly expands the design potential of such ceilings.
In economy-class residential buildings, elevators are typically used without additional ceiling structures. However, in residential complexes, custom interior finishes for elevators are quite common, and these finishes often include ceiling constructions.
Ceiling constructions in elevators serve two main purposes:
For the decoration of elevator ceilings in residential complexes, cassette or rack ceilings are commonly used:
When decorating elevators, it’s important not to overlook effective lighting. If cassette ceiling constructions are used, panel lights are usually integrated into them. For rack constructions, using multiple recessed spotlights is an optimal solution.
When designing a residential complex, it’s important to pay attention not only to common areas but also to technical spaces. Installing a modern suspended ceiling in these areas can improve the microclimate and aesthetics.
Technical spaces such as warehouses, basements, and storage rooms often face the challenge of high humidity. This makes alternatives to metal suspended ceilings almost non-existent:
The solution lies in installing a metal ceiling structure. The choice of the specific type depends on the importance of decorative potential. For a straightforward solution, cassette or rack ceilings can be selected. Cassettes and rack components with anti-corrosion coatings withstand well in humid environments and can maintain their appearance for over 10 years.
However, if there’s a need for an aesthetically pleasing ceiling in a high humidity environment (e.g., for a pool area or a gym located in the basement), a cube-shaped structure can be considered. Metal Cubic shaped ceiling components have high corrosion resistance and offer an attractive appearance.
In 2023, the design of ceiling spaces in residential complexes will emphasize the use of cubic shaped and rectangular ceilings, which provide a modern and elegant look. Ceilings of this type offer several advantages, such as durability, reliability, and ease of installation.
The texture of wood will also be popular, creating a cozy and natural atmosphere in interiors. Metal ceilings are capable of mimicking various textures, such as wood or stone, making them versatile and favored by designers.
Furthermore, illuminated ceilings will be a trend, helping to create a unique lighting effect and adding an extra focal point to the space.
Overall, in 2023, the design of ceiling spaces in residential complexes will focus on combining minimalism, functionality, and beauty.
The extensive range of metal products offered by “Mehbud” company for ceiling installations in residential complexes allows for choosing the optimal solution for virtually any space. Whether it’s rack, cassette, panel, or other constructions, they all share qualities like durability, resistance to external factors, and ease of installation. Moreover, suspended ceilings made from high-quality materials complement modern interiors beautifully.