If you are starting a new home improvement project, it’s likely you will be working with drywall. This modern building material is the standard choice when it comes to the makeup of the interior walls.
But is all drywall the same? Actually, there are a few different types of drywall that work best in different areas of your home. And it’s important to know what your options are so that you can be sure that your project is successful.
Drywall as a whole is relatively inexpensive and easy to work with. Not to mention creates a blank pallet for interior paint and texture. Want to learn more?
Check out these three types of drywall!
1. Standard Drywall
The most common type of drywall is referred to as whiteboard. This material comes in a range of panels and is brown on one side and white on the other. Drywall is comprised of a core made from gypsum that is in between two paper faces.
Your standard drywall comes in a variety of thicknesses going from 3/8″ to 1″, with the most common being 1/2″. These panels also range in length depending on your needs but are typically found in the size 4’x8′.
This type of drywall is well suited for any interior project and tends to be the most affordable option. If you have drywall in your home already, it is most likely this kind. So if the project you are working on is just putting up a dividing wall, this is likely your best choice.
2. Green Board Drywall
Just like there are many dry wall textures, there are also different drywall coverings you can choose from. Green board drywall is known as moisture and mold resistant due to a green covering that is coated over the standard drywall panel.
This option is slightly more expensive than the standard choice but can beneficial in moist areas. However, this type of drywall is not to be confused as being waterproof and is not well suited for an area where it will come in contact with lots of water.
Green board drywall is most commonly used in bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms.
3. Soundproof Drywall
Soundproof drywall does just what it says and limits the sound able to escape a room. This type of drywall is made by mixing together wood fibers, polymers, and gypsum to create laminated drywall that increases the sound transmission class.
Soundproof drywall is denser than your standard option, which can make it a little more difficult to cut. However, this can be a great choice when building a home office or movie theater. It is even a great choice for building a music room.
Choosing From Different Types Of Drywall
These are just a few of the different types of drywall available to you. No matter what type you use, you may wish to consider hiring a professional to help with your project.
Although drywall is inexpensive and relatively simple to work with, it can break if not handled the right way. And if not installed correctly can really take away from the appearance of your home.
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