Today, due to the scarcity of space, more and more such systems are installed, known as false ceilings or false ceilings, and technical floors. Users demand this alternative more often because of the benefits it brings. They are used above all in offices, premises or new warehouses, and increasingly in private homes.
Registrable or technical false ceilings are a highly demanded option due to their security, adaptability and functionality, since, unlike continuous ceilings, they facilitate access to installations such as lighting, air conditioning, plumbing, etc. They are characterized for being a metallic profiling system, creating a framework on which the plates rest. The metallic structure varies in dimensions and colours, and can be formed by visible, semi-hidden and hidden profiles.
However, when making the choice between the great variety of existing products, it is necessary to take into account some aspects, assess all kinds of criteria and functional requirements: the type of construction, what will be its use (technical characteristics) and what aesthetics it aims to achieve.
On the other hand, the technical or registrable floor is a modular floor, made up of panels.
supported on a metal structure and adjustable in height. Between the floor and the lower surface of the raised floor, forged, a free technical space is created that is called “plénum”, in this hole can accommodate any type of technical infrastructure, plumbing, heating … As the panels used in these installations are identical, their exchange is facilitated, thus guaranteeing both accessibility from any point of the installation and flexibility, allowing mobility.
“Registrable or technical false ceilings are a highly demanded option for their safety, adaptability and functionality, since, unlike continuous ceilings, they facilitate access to facilities such as light, air conditioning, plumbing, etc.”.
In the case of an office, structures and future modifications of the installations.
Benefits of its use
Among the main advantages offered by installing both technical floors and ceilings, is its ease of installation, simple and economical. The durability qualities of the materials that make up these systems are very good, so they resist the deterioration of time and use quite well.
The benefits offered by these types of ceilings, both technical and decorative positions them at the forefront in use for all types of work. Thanks to the fact that “the facility to house installations can be moulded to suit every need and this, together with its high technical performance: acoustic insulation, soundproofing capacity, thermal insulation or fire protection, create a system that together has little competition or none with other types of ceilings,” says Rosana Gallego, Head of Marketing at Knauf GmbH.
With this in mind, Alberto Mínguez, Rockfon & Prescription Manager at Rockwool, explains that “recordable ceilings have a mainly technical function. Their modularity makes it possible to cover the view of the plenum, facilitating, at the same time, accessibility for ducts, cables, etc., as well as simplicity in changing the plates in the event of deterioration. The choice of a roof will depend on the space where it is placed and the needs of the people who live in that space”.
For these reasons, the most common criteria when choosing a ceiling are: “aesthetics, finish, dimensionality and edges; acoustic comfort, meeting the requirements of the CTE BB- HR, as well as eliminating noise nuisance, resistance to humidity such as in changing rooms, swimming pools, etc.; hygiene in areas that require a high level of protection from the sun and the sun.