POP False Ceiling vs PVC False Ceiling – Which is best?
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 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
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
Designs & Customization
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.
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
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.
Yes, the POP False Ceiling is termites & insects proof.
POP false ceiling life span is about 20 to 25yrs which is more as compared to another false ceiling.
POP has good fire resistance.
POP false ceiling repair very easily.
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 corner breaking chances more due to dampness & its heavy weight.
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.
Materials Wastage is more during installation.
Cleanness not Easy
POP False Ceiling needs very high maintenance.
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
i). Cost Effective
Pvc False ceiling is cost-effective in comparison to the POP false ceiling.
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.
Installation is very easy due to Pvc panels.
No dirt at the time of installation & less wastage due to panel use.
viii). Labor Required
No skilled labor is required as pop.
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)
PVC false ceiling weight is less.
i). Fire Resistant
PVC False Ceiling is not good fire resistant. It’s highly inflammable, It can catch fire easily.
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
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.
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.
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.
Always feel the bad smell in PVC false ceiling due to heat. It gives pollution in summer hot weather.
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|
|POP FALSE CEILING||PVC FALSE CEILING|
|PROS & CONS
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|
|Thermal Insulation||Yes||PVC is not a good heat insulator|
|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|
|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.|
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.
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.
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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