The impact of ceiling tiles on the overall aesthetics of an interior shouldn’t be underestimated, says David Whittle, CCF category manager. In fact, they’ve become one of the most important aspects of interior design and play a significant role in creating healthy and effective environments for work, relaxation and leisure.

Plus, ceiling height, various finishes and integrated lighting all give the designer and specifier far greater freedom to achieve their desired look whilst supporting the practical use of the building. When combined, ceilings can provide an added level of creativity that’s unmatched by any other element of the room.

Whilst cheaper options might be suitable for a room with low specification requirements, such as a storage room, aesthetics will still be an important factor for the customer. After all, a clean, white, finely sanded tile can make all the difference and provide the ideal finishing touch when creating a modern and open plan space.

Opting for a slightly higher quality tile brings with it a number of additional benefits. Whereas a particular finish can contribute to the aesthetics of the overall room, ceiling tiles are also an important element when meeting acoustic and fire protection standards. After all, why install carefully planned partitioning that meets regulations, and then opt for a ceiling system that does nothing to contribute to the sound absorption or fire ratings of the room?

Modern ceiling tile ranges make it simple to address the balance between quality and cost. Having the choice of a wider range of sizes and edges addresses previously common installation challenges, and finishes that can give either a subtle or modern look provide the specifier with greater control than ever before. Furthermore, choosing a reputable supplier brings advantages that shouldn’t be overlooked, such as reliable availability.

In addition to standard ceiling tiles, which will always have a role to play, there is also a growing demand for ceiling systems with a greater choice of aesthetics and performance which also meet regular changes to building regulations. With this in mind, specialist contractors need to keep on top of the latest market offerings to ensure the best possible solution is always provided on-site.