Do not neglect your ceiling. A wooden ceiling can make a whole lot of difference to your premises. It adds design and texture that will definitely shy away from a boring concrete slab.
THE BENEFITS OF TIMBER CEILING
Timber ceilings deliver a broad range of benefits to the building with properties such as weather resistance, thermal performance and lack of electricity conduction as well as acoustic benefits making it a highly desirable material in many construction projects. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider a timber ceiling for your apartment.
1. A GOOD INSULATOR
Timber is considered an excellent insulator in building design. The natural pockets of air in the grain of the wood combined with the storage of heat (or cold) within its cellular structure make wood 400 times better than steel, and 1,770 times better than aluminium when it comes to insulation properties.
This means that in hot and humid countries like Singapore, timber allows houses to stay cool.
2. LOW MAINTENANCE
Timber ceilings are extremely low maintenance; depending on the species and grade of timber, the ceiling will need to undergo treatment once every five years or so. Upkeep in the meantime, is limited to keeping the timber clean, which will help with the longevity of the finish. However, when it comes to timber, the natural wear and colour change are desirable characteristics in the design industry.
Timber is a beautiful and extremely versatile material with widespread use in diverse construction and design projects. Be it in feature walls, cladding, panelling or ceilings, the striking visual appeal of timber’s natural grain, colours and ambience will always be noticed when stepping into a room.
The many shades of timber can help light up a room and introduce a relaxing and soft ambience. When used correctly, a timber ceiling can make a room look and feel much bigger and brighter.