Everything You Need to Know about Gypsum Boards!

Zainab Alawi
Mar 23, 2022, 12:30:12 PM

The home-building and remodeling industry is witness to a variety of construction materials used to enhance the functionality and attractive appeal of a building. One such product is gypsum board.

Wondering, what is a gypsum board? here are knowledge about gypsum board design and types and their significance in the home-building segment.

Gypsum board comprise of a non-combustible core made of gypsum and a paper surfacing on the face, back, and long edges. The different types of gypsum boards used in building and construction are collectively termed as “gypsum panel products.” All types of gypsum board products contain a gypsum core; however, their surface can be wrapped with a variety of materials, such as paper and fiberglass mats.

Gypsum boards are often called drywall, wallboard, or plasterboard. Owing to their non-combustible core and paper facers, they differ from other panel-type sheds road and building products, such as plywood, hardboard, and fiberboard. When their joints and fastener heads are covered with a joint compound system, gypsum wallboard creates a continuous surface suitable for a variety of interior designing projects, both residential and commercial.

Types of Gypsum Board

  • The manufacturers of gypsum boards offer a wide variety of gypsum board products for specific applications. These boards can be used for the surface layer of interior walls and ceilings, a base for ceramic, plastic and metal tile, exterior sheathing and soffits, elevator and other shaft enclosures, area separation firewalls between rooms, and the fire-resistant layer over structural elements.

Features of gypsum board

  • One of the most famous features of gypsum board is its low cost, because the board is equivalent to about $6. This is a very low cost, whether to implement a suspended ceiling or dividing walls.
  • In addition to the ease of working with it to the extent that you can do all its work and fix its defects yourself, without the need to call a specialized technician.
  • It is used in very many applications, including the interior walls of buildings, borrowed ceilings, cladding some walls even if the walls are added to them with a cement conch, covering some architectural defects in the house, such as using it to cover a broken roof or concrete beams, or covering architectural works or Infrastructure such as plumbing pipes , split air conditioning feeding , or electrical installations , and sometimes to cover central air conditioning distribution pipes .
  • The possibility of cutting it easily using a knife or any sharp object. There are specialized tools for cutting, but they are used by workers in the field. Here comes an important question and a problem that is repeated with many people, which is the seams and joints in the gypsum board, how are they covered . It can be simply sticked with tape , treated and sanded , and you will find that its surface is perfectly flat and free of defects.
  • Accepts most types of wall paints available in the market, whether it is glossy , matt or semi-gloss with various combinations.