Gypsum ceilings are the most common form of false ceilings. They are extremely versatile and perfect to create intricate designs. They are contiguous and meld without traces of any edges/seems and can be done in rounded edges. Vintage to luxurious; Chic to classic, all kinds of designs are possible here; this when combined with modern lighting fixtures, they give a surreal feel to the room.
Further, newer boards are available that have enhanced qualities like moisture resistance, fire resistance or sound proofing. In general, the important benefits of gypsum ceilings are (a) Design aesthetics, (b) Uniform lighting, (c) Thermal Insulation, (d) Better Sound proofing, and (e) Energy efficiency