Types of Gypsum Ceiling – Installation

What is Gypsum Ceiling

It’s the ceiling that uses Plafon gypsum board-shaped to be attached to the frame. Some of these boards called gypsum board or drywall

Advantages of Gypsum Ceiling

The material of gypsum ceiling is an insulator that fire-resistant and suitable for using in geographical areas with low humidity levels so that it won’t have expansion process. In addition, it has good durability when used in rooms with high air humidity and does not contain asbestos or non-asbestos. Other advantage are solid, so rigid and impact-resistant. Having a thickness of 9 millimeters, gypsum is easy to cut to follow the design of a room for example in the house. Cutting can also be done by using a cutting knife, for example for light cable holes, air conditioner ducts and so on.
Gypsum board is installed for the ceiling on its frames.

Gypsum Ceiling Frames

The installation is to put it on the framework. In the acoustic framework of gypsum placement is to simply place it from the inside in accordance with its size. This type of acoustic frame can be found in offices. Often, this type of frame is made of metal material. This frame has a square frame like acoustics. For manufacturing usually uses metal. Gypsum that is attached to the acoustic frame looks so beautiful. In addition to the type of acoustics there is also a popular type of frame that is the ceiling drop frame where gypsum is installed in the frame using a screw that is by screwing it directly into the frame. The appropriate screw to use is the gypsum screw. Leave a distance between the screws and use a drill tool to screw it. Pay attention to the face, back and paper layers of the gypsum in its installation. In addition, gypsum cutting is needed for air conditioner ducts, lamp cord holes and so on. Often homes use gypsum ceilings with a ceiling drop frame. This type of frame in its manufacture can use natural wood materials such as teak.

Gypsum Ceiling Installation

In addition to wood, iron in the form of hollow-iron is also used for the manufacture of gypsum ceiling frames. Hollow metal used for the ceiling of this house can be found already has a protection layer to keep it from corrosion or rust.
Once installed on the frame, it comes to the stage where the gypsum ceiling becomes smooth by giving compound compounds. This compound is a plaster which has the purpose of closing gaps at the confluence of boards, gaps in surfaces, holes in screws and being sticky. In its application requires tape for gypsum and compound knives. Compounding is done to make it flat, smooth and closed.
After compounding, the profile trim can be installed as desired. Often it is mounted on the edge or edge where the gypsum ceiling meets the wall. Can be made from gypsum, wood or other materials. Also often installed also at the meeting between the wall and the floor.
Ceiling height size is proportional to the length and width of the room in the house.
Ceiling is the top surface or upper side in a room either closed space or open space, whether horizontal or not. Often homes use this one, although not infrequently other buildings use it. This is because of the function it has on it. Its function is to close or provide a cover if there are certain inconveniences when looking or looking up in the house because it feels not neat. The flow of the light cable, the pipes became invisible. Especially for air conditioner, of course use it to make it look neat. In addition, it also serves to regulate the height of a room. Maybe if the house is too high in the room or vice versa, it is too low to feel uncomfortable.
Gypsum is one of the natural materials that has been used since time immemorial even since the days of ancient Egyptian civilization, it has been used to build until now such as the manufacture of partition barriers, profile trims to ceilings. This material is chemically known as Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate or CaSO4.2H2O, which is white sand-beach and has a water content. There is also Calcium Sulphate Hemihydrate.
The many types of ceiling products that can be used for ceiling manufacturing.
Actually, in making it, not only gypsum can be used as materials. Plywood or multiplex made from waste or wood-resikel can also be used as material. However, this material is less durable so that it is often given the wood meni first. Real wood can also be used as material, but the price of superior wood is less friendly.


  1. Gypsum ceiling as described. This type is so popular and varied.
  2. Plywood and Multiplek ceilings that are made of recycled wood or non-native wood waste as natural wood and consist of more than one layer. Economical but less termite resistant.
  3. Ceiling that contains asbestos but has now been abandoned.
  4. PVC ceilings have Polyvinyl Chloride stands . This material is made from synthetic elements.
  5. Wooden Ceiling, which is made of real wood that has wood pores so that it can absorb water. It could be teak, camphor, rosewood and pine.