A ceiling is the upper interior surface of a room or other similar compartment. Ceilings are an integral part of any home. They can be left exposed, covered, painted, or decorated to your liking.
There are many types of ceilings. Each with its own design and stylistic features. A few examples are the cathedral ceiling, the concave or barrel-shaped ceiling, the stretched ceiling, and the coffered ceiling (see them all in the below gallery).
As for materials used to make ceilings, there’s a wide variety of materials, such as plastic, metal, fiberglass, mineral fiber, wood fiber, vinyl-coated gypsum, and even cork.
There are even false ceilings. A false ceiling is an extension of an existing ceiling which is created as an enhancement to the decoration of the building.
False ceilings are also known as dropped ceiling, T-bar ceiling or grid ceilings. They are typically used to hide exposed wiring, plumbing, etc.