As your remodel progresses, you’ve reached another crucial point. The walls have been erected, the plumbing has been installed, and the electrical system has been run. It’s now time to decide what you will do with your basement ceiling. There are only two options you can go with for basement ceilings.
Dry-walling it like the rest of your home (presumably) would be the first step. Installing GRG ceiling tiles is another option.
Considering both options, let’s look at them.
The first option and in no particular order is to drywall your ceiling. The aesthetic appeal of this option is one of the main reasons homeowners choose it. It creates a traditional atmosphere in your basement because it carries the flow of your home.
There are some downsides to dry walling, however, including prohibitive costs and limited access to plumbing, electrical, and air ducting. Water or sewer lines in bathrooms or kitchens will have to be repaired if anything goes wrong in the future. The use of GRG ceiling tiles in most basement remodels is recommended because of this reason.
There has been a stigma associated with drop ceilings for many years. It is common for people to feel that offices and mobile homes are where they belong. The design and style choices of modern manufacturers have improved greatly in recent years, and I urge you to check them out. For anything from a traditional look to a contemporary one, there are a variety of options available, from colours to mirrored panels even clear panels.
A drop panel allows easy access to existing electrical and plumbing systems and can be easily replaced if they become damaged. The sound-deadening properties of modern drop ceiling panels are even substantial.
Consider your existing structure when choosing between the two. Once you install your subfloor, you must stay at least seven and a half feet from the floor and below air ducts and sewer lines. Basement dry walled ceilings need to be attached to a structure built under your floor and plumbing, which further uses space.
During installation, your GRG ceiling tiles will be suspended by wires mounted to your joists and further supported by brackets mounted on the wall. With time and patience, you can install GRG ceiling tiles yourself, even if you need a professional to install your drywall ceiling. The basement ceiling options discussed so far should make it easier for you to make a decision.