Some of the many factors that we take in to account when we are looking at a space to finish is the final look or aesthetics, sound quality (acoustics), how to make it work with the existing building structure, the environmental issues and the costs, now and long term.
Drop ceilings are used to hide parts of the building. Who wants to look up in your basement or work space and see all the pipes and wiring? By adding a drop ceiling you can effectively cover all the mechanical parts of the building while still allowing easy access to do any work or repairs that might be required. Also they are used to hide the sprinkler systems while still providing fire supression capabilities. Modern ceilings now come in a wide array of colors and styles to fit into any situation.
Noise control is another reason to have these ceiling installed. Their is a fine balance between a room that is to loud and to quiet. Both situations create a room that in uninviting and unfriendly. Certain types of insulation known as Sound attenuation Batts help to deaden the sound and work at keeping adjoining rooms quiter.
The construction of the tiles themselves are routinely made from recycled and reused materials to provide green alternatives for building construction sustainability. The tiles are engineered to provide the best sound quaility, lumen or light reflectance, while reducing unwanted sightlines.
The final product is a room that has better insulation, better sound qualities, easier access to mechanical areas, providing a better space that will be used and enjoyed for years to come.