Everything You Need To Know About PVC Ceilings

Last updated on June 6th, 2022

Ceilings rarely get the attention they need when you are decorating your home. And yet, a false ceiling can tie up the decor, giving your space an air of sophistication.

POP false ceilings have had their day in the sun. Today, innovative products like PVC tiles and panels have changed how we look at ceilings. What’s great about PVC ceilings is that they are easy to install. As they are cost-effective too, these ceilings are gaining popularity on the design scene.

So, what’s so special about a PVC ceiling design? How does it compare to painted ceilings? Let’s take a deep dive and find out.

What’s a PVC ceiling?

PVC or polyvinyl chloride is a lightweight, plastic material that is easy to work with. The seamless finish of this material makes it ideal for installation on your ceiling. As it comes in a variety of lengths, sizes, and colors, you will surely find something that suits your taste.

PVC panels are waterproof and suitable for wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and balconies too.

How is it different from other ceilings?


Sturdy and durable material

No issues of wear and tear

Chances of damage during installation are very low as the material is not brittle

Affordable as compared to other materials

Chances of damage due to termites or mildew are very low as PVC is waterproof


May exude a plastic look

Joints are visible

Doesn’t tolerate too much heat. So, heat-emitting lights are a strict no-no

When burnt, it can be toxic

May release toxins over time

What kind of design ideas are you looking at?

When it comes to PVC ceilings, there are countless design ideas to choose from, like latticework, panels, circular holes, and geometric patterns. Wood finish ceiling panels give a rich vibe to your decor at a fraction of the cost. Moreover, low heat emitting recessed lights in the PVC ceiling can dramatically change the look and mood of your decor.

PVC ceiling tiles in copper, gold, or silver are the most popular choices this year. For luxurious decor in the bedroom or the living room, you can go for bold colors or PVC wood paneling.

How to get the best out of your PVC ceiling?

Structural irregularities can give your ceiling an uneven finish. With their perfect finish, PVC ceilings hide the flaws in your ceiling, giving it a smooth and even look.

PVC cornices can change the appeal of your ceiling, giving it a natural vibe.

To give your room a funky aesthetic, you can play around with geometric shapes with recessed lighting in vibrant tints and hues.

3D PVC ceilings are great for an illusion of depth in your decor.

For 100% recyclable material, go for eco-friendly PVC false ceiling tiles.

How many types of PVC ceilings are there?

There are many types of PVC ceilings available in the market. Some of the more popular choices are:

PVC foam boards, which offer a choice of plain or printed textures in a variety of colors

Marble and wood finish PVC panels and sheets

3D PVC wall panels

PVC tiles in leather finish

Embossed PVC paneling and tiles

Lighting and your PVC ceiling

Lighting can drastically change the way your home looks. When you have a PVC ceiling, you can use elements such as recessed lighting, chandeliers, and spotlights to add style to your decor. Some tips to note:

Use energy-efficient LED lights with low voltage to avoid damage to the ceiling.

Aesthetics are important, but so is utility.

Make sure the work areas are perfectly lit.

Use cove lighting in your false ceiling for added drama.

Play with colored lighting to add visual interest to your decor.

Last words

An aesthetically appealing ceiling can add charm and oomph to your decor. What’s more, you may save on your electric bills too! Watch this space for more ideas around all things home. 

Happy decorating everyone!