POP False Ceiling & PVC False Ceiling

20 Important Difference Between POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling?

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POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling – Which is best?

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

Normally, there are 3 types of false ceilings that are most commonly used in Residential homes.

i). POP False Ceiling

ii). Gypsum False Ceiling

iii). PVC False Ceiling

But all false ceilings are different from each other due to their properties, advantages & disadvantages. If you are looking for the best false ceiling for your home and might be confused about taking the right decision that which one is the best false ceiling for your home So, you are in the right place. Today, in this post, we will see a detailed comparison between POP false ceilings & PVC false ceilings.

So, Let’s start

POP False Ceiling & PVC False Ceiling

POP FALSE CEILING

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

POP means Plaster of Peris, For the POP False Ceiling, First, we make a channel section beneath the ceiling & a chicken mesh is fixed on the entire channel section (Stainless chicken mess is recommended) and a POP powder paste is applied to the chicken mesh and creates different designs. When it sets we apply primer & paint on the POP false ceiling.

PVC FALSE CEILING

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

PVC means polyvinyl chloride planks, For the PVC False Ceiling, we also make a channel section beneath the ceiling & PVC planks are fixed on the entire channel section. Nowadays PVC false is trending because of its easy installation, ease to clean & cost-effectiveness as compared to all other False ceilings.

PROS & CONS OF POP FALSE CEILING

PROS

Designs & Customization

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

It has end no. of customizations & there are more attractive designs are available in POP False Ceiling. You can customize the designs or theme of your room by just painting on it or as per your choice & this is the best part of POP false ceiling.

Thermal Insulation

POP False Ceiling is very good heat resistant because POP materials are good heat insulators. It Provides good thermal insulation & cool the house’s interior temperature. It controls the ceiling heat entrance into the room.

Color change option

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

If you are bored with the existing false ceiling design, You can change the color of the pop false ceiling as per your choice from time to time.

Termite Proof

Yes, the POP False Ceiling is termites & insects proof.

Life Span

POP false ceiling life span is about 20 to 25yrs which is more as compared to another false ceiling.

Fire Resistant

POP has good fire resistance.

Repair

POP false ceiling repair very easily.

CONS

Water Resistant

POP is not a waterproof material, If you see that there are any chances of seepage & dampness in your ceiling and wall, So strictly avoid POP & gypsum false ceiling. Better for you to go with PVC false ceiling. If there is no Seepage & dampness in your ceiling, You can go with a POP False Ceiling.

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

Durability 

POP corner breaking chances more due to dampness & its heavy weight.

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

Cost

POP False Ceiling is very costly as compared to PVC False Ceiling. A Normal POP Ceiling design cost can be up to Rs.20k to 25k.

Wastage

Materials Wastage is more during installation.

Clean

Cleanness not Easy

Maintenance

POP False Ceiling needs very high maintenance.

Installation

POP false ceiling installation is not easy & very lengthy & messy. It is a time-consuming process & always need skilled labor/worker for POP false ceiling installation.

PROS & CONS OF PVC FALSE CEILING

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

PROS

i). Cost Effective

Pvc False ceiling is cost-effective in comparison to the POP false ceiling.

ii). Cleaning

Pvc false ceiling is maintenance-free & it can be cleaned with a wet cloth.

iv). Water Resistant

The PVC false ceiling is completely water-resistant. If there is any seepage or dampness in your room ceiling, you can easily hide it with PVC false ceiling.

v). Termite Resistant

Yes, the PVC False Ceiling is termites & insects proof.

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

vi). Installation

Installation is very easy due to Pvc panels.

vii). Wastage

No dirt at the time of installation & less wastage due to panel use.

viii). Labor Required

No skilled labor is required as pop.

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

Cost

Since Cost totally depends on materials quality however generally, PVC False Ceiling cost is less compared to POP False Ceiling. A Normal PVC Ceiling design cost can be up to Rs.10k to 15k. (12×12 room)

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

Weight

PVC false ceiling weight is less.

CONS

i). Fire Resistant

PVC False Ceiling is not good fire resistant. It’s highly inflammable, It can catch fire easily.

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

ii). Manufacturing

Lots of chemicals are used in the manufacturing of PVC planks so that they release harmful toxic acid gases during heat & over a period of time, which create an unhealthy environment & which is very dangerous for health.

iii). Color Change Option

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

No, You can’t change the color of the false ceiling till replacement. If you want to change the color you need to replace the full PVC panels.

iv). Life

PVC false ceiling life span is about 10 to 15yrs which is less compared to other false ceiling.

v). Design Option

Design options are limited in PVC false ceilings as compared to POP false ceilings.

vi). Heat Resistant

 It increases room temperature as PVC is not a good heat insulator. It produces heat in summer & especially in winter when you use a room heater.

vii). Repair

PVC false ceiling repair is not easy. you must open all panels to repair it. And sometimes availability of the same panel design is difficult as new updates and designs come from time to time in the market.

viii). Joints Visibility

When the PVC panel has been installed the joints of the panels are clearly visible & the joint lines do not look good.

ix). Smell

Always feel the bad smell in PVC false ceiling due to heat. It gives pollution in summer hot weather.

x). Maintenance

PVC false ceiling maintenance is very costly. If there is any minor change or a piece is broken, you will have to change the whole panel sheet.

20 Important Differences Between POP False Ceiling Vs PVC False Ceiling

POP False Ceiling Vs PVC False Ceiling
 

PROPERTIES

POP FALSE CEILING PVC FALSE CEILING
PROS & CONS 
 

Manufacturing

 

No harmful gases are released.

Lots of chemicals are used in the manufacturing of PVC planks so that they release harmful toxic acid gases
Designs & Costomization It has end no. of customizations & designs are available   

Design options are limited

Color Change Option   You can change the color of the pop false ceiling   You can’t change the color of the false ceiling tile the replacement
Water Resistant Not water resistant 100% waterproof
Termite Resistant Yes Yes
Thermal Insulation Yes PVC is not a good heat insulator
Fire Resistant Yes No
Durability Durable  Durable
Installation Not Easy & very lengthy & messy.  Easy to install
Wastage More wastage Less Wastage
Labor Required Always skilled labor required No skilled labor required
Cleanliness Not easy to clean Easy to clean with only wet clothes
Repair repair is very easy PVC false ceiling repair is not easy
Maintenance Needs very high maintenance. Easy to Maintain
Weight More Less
Joint Visibility Joints not Visible Joints clearly visible
Smell No smell Always feel the bad smell
Life About 20 to 25yrs     About 10 to 15yrs
Cost  The cost is more. A Normal POP Ceiling design cost can be up to Rs.20k to 25k. The cost is less. A Normal PVC Ceiling design cost can be up to Rs.10k to 15k.  

Rate

POP FALSE CEILING

Normal POP Rate – Approx Rs.60/- to 80/-Sqft.(without down ceiling)

Good Design POP – Approx Rs.100/- to 130/-Sqft.(without down ceiling)

Lighting Charges extra.

PVC FALSE CEILING

PVC Ceiling Rate – Approx Rs.60/- to 80/-Sqft. 

PVC Wall Cladding Rate – Approx Rs.40/- to 60/-Sqft. 

Lighting Charges extra.

These rates vary from city to city & types of materials.

Conclusion

You can’t compromise with these 4 Basic things or you can say the disadvantages of POP false ceiling 

i). Its installation is very long time consuming, dirty & messy.

ii). More wastage during installation.

iii). POP false ceiling is more costly as compared to other false ceilings.

iv). and, most importantly, the POP false ceiling is not waterproof.

If you are ready to compromise on these things, POP false Ceiling is best among all other types of false ceiling. but if there are some possibilities of seepage & moisture on your walls & ceiling, you should not go with POP or gypsum false ceiling, in that case, PVC false ceiling is best for you. 

POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling
POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling

But, PVC false ceiling has also some disadvantages,

i). Panel joints are clearly visible, which does not look good.

ii). You always feel the smell due to heat as it releases harmful toxic gases in heat or over time period which is not good for health  & it creates an unhealthy environment

iii). Strictly avoid under the steel roof or top floor of your house.

So, As per my suggestion, I will never recommend you to go with PVC false ceiling as it is not heat resistant, has toxic gases released, has less design, is highly inflammable, looks over decorated & harmful to our health, etc.

If you want a long life, royal looks false ceiling with various molding, shapes & patterns, so you can definitely go with POP false ceiling.

I earnestly hope that this detailed comparison has been both meaningful and useful to you.

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