What Are the Ceiling Squares Called?

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If you look up at the ceiling in many rooms, you'll see a bunch of square panels in a variety of different colors and styles, and you may be asking yourself, "What are the ceiling squares called?" The answer is that these are commonly known as ceiling tiles, and they are part of a secondary ceiling called a drop ceiling. A drop ceiling is a series of ceiling tiles hung below the main structural ceiling. They come in many different colors and styles to match the space they're in. These suspended ceilings are popular in modern construction of both residential and commercial properties because they can create a more aesthetically pleasing space. Most regular ceilings are higher up and may be dotted with wires, pipes, and vents. But a drop ceiling with tiles that match the look and feel of the room can create a more visually appealing space that feels cozier and more welcoming.