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Drywall Ceiling Guide

Say no to drywall and yes to a decorative ceiling.

Drywall Ceiling

Drywall Ceiling

A white drywall ceiling has no style or impact. It's flat, plain, and boring. If you're planning a complete room renovation, think about your ceiling as the "fifth wall" in your room.

A decorative ceiling can enhance your room design and coordinate with your colors and furniture. Armstrong Ceilings offers a range of ceilings to match interior decors - from contemporary to traditional and country to urban. So, are you going to settle for flat and boring or go for stunning and stylish?

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Why Choose a Decorative Ceiling (vs. Drywall)

Ceiling: WoodHaven Weathered 1273


  • Ceiling styles to match any décor
  • Less expensive to install
  • Easy to change visuals
  • Easier and cleaner installation
  • Can provide acoustical benefits – sound reduction or sound blocking
  • Mold and mildew resistant on the treated surface
  • Accessibility to pipes, duct work, and wiring (drop ceilings)
  • Easier to move light fixtures
  • Contains recycled content
  • Sag resistant
  • Easy to repair and replace damaged or stained tiles

The Downside of Drywall

The Downside of Drywall

  • No style
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Requires at least 2 people to move and lift into place
  • Most drywall is not mold, mildew, or bacteria resistant
  • Does not help to reduce or control sound levels within a basement
  • Does not allow access above the ceiling
  • Costly and difficult to fix damaged drywall

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Suspended Ceilings vs. Drywall

If you're a DIYer, you'll find it's easier to install an Armstrong suspended ceiling instead of a drywall ceiling.

Read Article: Advantages of a Suspended Ceiling vs. Drywall