Plaster of Paris (POP) False Ceiling
Plaster of Paris (POP) is one of the most preferred materials used in a variety of commercial as well as residential ceilings applications. Plaster of Paris (POP) is gained by, heating gypsum to a specific level. POP ceilings are beautiful and provide the designers to create a range of designs from them. It almost needs no maintenance and is a great insulator of cold and heat.
POP is basically gypsum, it hardens when water is added and makes for a good ceiling material. POP is maintenance-free and highly durable besides being a good insulator of cold and heat. POP false ceilings are amenable to different designs and can give various appearances including uniform and smooth finish as well as designs of various shapes. It is also an amazing material for improving light conditions. The major drawback of POP is its tendency to crack over time.
- POP ceilings are light in weight and durable.
- Plaster of Paris provides great variety in designs and can be moulded into various shapes.
- It mixes with water to form a mix that is simple to spread and level.
- Plaster of Paris (POP) has good adhesion qualities that create a smooth surface for paint colors to settle.
- POP is a highly durable material. Because the same material is used for filling joints, it does not show cracks easily.
- It is the best fire-resistant and good heat-insulating material.
- It is more affordable than a gypsum board.
- Light patterns can be designed easily in POP ceilings.
- The process of mixing the contents of a POP false ceiling on-site is an untidy and lengthy process that requires a lot of tidying up afterward.
- A major issue is in the POP mix, is that a lot of material is wasted during the application process and it requires sufficient drying time.
- The mixture should be ready properly in the right amount of POP powder and water, if the percentage is not correct it will be of inferior quality, and could shrink or crack.
- For long-term durability make sure that only skilled workers mix and prepare the POP combination at the site.
- The ceiling can not be installed when the POP surface is moist. The issue specifically occurs during the rainy season.
- POP must be dry fully before installation.