A suspended ceiling conceals obstructions attached to the underside of the joists, yet allows easy access for fixing pipes or adding wiring later on. Suspended ceilings are also better sound barriers than drywall ceilings and since you level the ceiling as you install it, the existing joists need not be level or even straight.
Installing a gypsum ceiling is an appealing way to replace old ceiling panels, or create a new ceiling. Gypsum ceiling panels are made from a sedimentary rock that is sturdy and relatively inexpensive to manufacture. Gypsum is easy to manipulate, manufacturers produce various styles and patterns from this material. When panels are placed in a particular manner, different acoustics can be achieved, which is the top reason why a gypsum ceiling is the preferred ceiling of choice inside of industrial and office buildings.