What Does the ‘MF’ in MF Ceiling Stand For?
Why would you choose one? And what’s the difference between MF and a regular suspended ceiling?
What does MF stand for?
MF stands for metal frame. In many ways, it’s a slightly odd way to distinguish it from a non-plasterboarded suspended ceiling because traditional suspended ceilings also have a metal grid construction, although the grid in an MF ceiling is more robust and substantial.
What’s the difference between a suspended ceiling and an MF ceiling?
Even though both are suspended from the original ceiling (to varying degrees) and both use a type of metal frame or grid, there are several difference between an MF and suspended ceiling:
- MF ceilings use plasterboard fixed to the frame; suspended ceilings use ceiling tiles set into the grid
- In a traditional suspended ceiling the grid will often be visible; with an MF ceiling it won’t
- An MF ceiling has the appearance of permanence – it looks like the original ceiling, just lower. A suspended ceiling looks like a suspended ceiling
What are the benefits of an MF ceiling?
- MF ceilings can be extremely long lasting
- They offer lots of décor flexibility
- They’re much easier to install than timber ceilings
- Depending on the board and frame you choose, they can be moisture, fire and sound resistant, helping to create safer, quieter or more comfortable spaces.
- MF ceilings are suitable for new build and refurbishment projects