Ceiling plasterboard and all the ways to use it

Ceiling plasterboard

Ceiling plasterboard and all the ways to use it

Ceiling plasterboard, what is it?

Are you curious to learn more about plasterboard, particularly ceiling plasterboard, but don’t know how to use it? You’ve come to the right place!

First, let’s understand what plasterboard is. Plasterboard is a material consisting of plaster and cardboard, and is sold in sheets or panels, which are then used in construction. There are different types, they can vary in thickness or size, and they can be easily installed and adapted as required.

Can plasterboard be used for ceilings? Yes, plasterboard can be used to make a “false ceiling”, but that’s not all: it can be used to raise partition walls between one room and another, to insert a sliding door inside the wall where there is no solid wall, to build space-saving structures, to conceal pipes or electrical cables, to create decorations, and finally, for thermal-acoustic insulation.

The possibilities are countless, you just have to choose according to your needs. Would you like to learn more about plasterboard and how to use it for ceilings and more? Well, all you have to do is read on.


Why should you install a plasterboard ceiling?

This very versatile material can be used to create a plasterboard ceiling for both aesthetic and functional needs. As far as aesthetics is concerned, thanks to its being easy to change in shape and size, plasterboard allows you to create architectural elements of pure design, perhaps to emphasise certain corners or to make the transition between two rooms striking, as in the case of this project for a two-room apartment presented on the Italian on-line magazine Cose Di Casa.

On the other hand, as far as functionality is concerned, plasterboard allows the insertion of recessed lighting in the ceiling, by inserting LED spotlights of any shape or size. This type of lighting can be easily integrated with any room of the house to obtain uniform light or create special lighting effects.

With the combination of plasterboard and spotlights, you can create beautiful light and design effects, for example, by creating niches in the walls, into which you can insert a spotlight. This type of design is mainly used in living rooms or bedrooms (usually right above the head of the bed): in this way, the lights will create a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Plasterboard ideas in the kitchen

Plasterboard can be the most suitable choice for enhancing certain areas of the home, such as the kitchen. If you have a very large open kitchen, a self-supporting plasterboard structure placed right above the peninsula or kitchen island may be right for you. For those who love a modern and minimalist style, with this structure you can insert circular or strip LED lights, instead of common chandeliers, to uniformly illuminate the area and give a clean, essential, elegant, and modern look to the room.

Plasterboard ideas for the bathroom

Nowadays, most modern bathrooms are designed like spas, so attention to detail is essential, especially if you want to create a relaxing atmosphere. In this case, plasterboard on the walls could be used to create niches above the bathtub, where you could then insert soft lighting that will give the feeling of being in a spa all for yourself.

Plasterboard certification

Like most raw materials used in construction, plasterboard can also have an environmental sustainability certification. The most widespread certification system for plasterboard is the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Healthiness and sustainability are key characteristics of a product like this, especially considering the increasing use of this material in building construction projects.

Tips & Tricks: Painting plasterboard

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To paint plasterboard, it is necessary to prepare the substrate for painting by applying a base coat of insulation product. This will create a thin film that will prevent any imperfections and, at the same time, make the material less absorbent. Once this preparatory layer has dried, the paint can be applied.

Plasterboard for in-wall sliding door structures

Plasterboard is not only used for ceilings, but also for other purposes, such as dividing two rooms by raising a wall or creating a plasterboard wall to install a counter-frame for in-wall sliding doors. Inserting a counter-frame inside a plasterboard wall is in fact quicker and less complex than inserting it in a solid wall.

Eurocassonetto offers several counter-frames for sliding doors that can be inserted into a plasterboard wall, such as Eurocassonetto Leonardo, Eurocassonetto Punto Luce, Eurocassonetto Frameless and many others, just take a look at the online catalogue.

As always at Eurocassonetto we take care of our customers, following them from start to finish with seriousness and professionalism and of course a deep love for our job and products. Do not hesitate to contact us by phone at +39 0922 31885 or by e-mail at info@eurocassonetto.com.