Kitchen Ceiling Tiles
The most important factor to consider when choosing ceiling tiles for the kitchen environment is hygiene. Preventing the buildup of bacteria and fungi on the surface of the tiles is essential, they also need to be resistant to humidity due to the steam and heat coming from kitchen appliances.
Most tiles used in the kitchen environment have a wipe clean surface. These tiles are usually manufactured from a gypsum plasterboard base with either a PVC or Vinyl face
Within the commercial kitchen environment, hygiene is key. Pubs and restaurants must meet certain hygiene criteria in order to remain open!
The ceiling may not be the first area you would think of when it comes to cleanliness, but because the kitchen area is so humid due to steam, etc. it is very important that the ceiling can be wiped clean and disinfected easily.
Some ceiling tiles even feature specific coatings that prevent the build up of bacteria and other surface based contaminants.
Kitchen staff will use strong disinfectants to wipe over the ceiling tiles making sure all bacteria are eliminated so the ceiling tiles chosen need to be strong enough to withstand these chemicals and regular cleaning.
As we have mentioned, kitchens are hot and humid areas, if the ceiling tiles chosen are not strong enough or have a porous surface then they will sag over time.
Damp ceiling tiles can also become mouldy and stained which is not hygienic. Ceiling tiles with over 90% humidity resistance are suitable for kitchen environments.
Commercial kitchens need to have a clean and seamless look so many of the ceiling tiles suites to kitchens have a bright white finish, this also helps with light reflectance.
Metal ceiling tiles are often suited to kitchen environments as they give a clean and industrial feel. Metal tiles are resistant to mould and mildew which may form on mineral tiles in these high humidity areas and they are easy to clean.
Popular Kitchen Ceiling Tiles
The most popular products that offer this wipe-clean vinyl face are usually manufactured from a gypsum plasterboard base (approximately 6-9mm) with a vinyl or PVC face. Some of our most popular ceiling tiles for kitchens are:
- British Gypsum Satin Spar (Wipeable)
This tile has a durable plasterboard core with a wipe-clean vinyl surface, ideal where hygiene levels need to be maintained, such as food prep areas. This tile also offers 90% humidity resistance.
- Armstrong Bioguard Acoustic Board
Designed for the healthcare sector, this tile contains fungicides & biocides to combat fungi. This tile also offers excellent sound insulation & humidity resistance.
- Danoline Danotile (Wipeable)
Wipe clean plasterboard ceiling tile, ideal where hygiene levels need to be maintained, such as kitchens. This tile offers 90% relative humidity resistance and has a lightly textured, bright white finish.
- Rockfon Koral A
The Rockfon Koral ceiling tile is an ideal all round tile with great humidity resistance and a wipe clean surface. This tile is ideal for applications such as kitchens where the environment is humid and the tiles need to be regularly cleaned.