An increase in the awareness of drywall has been caused by the media around Chinese Drywall.
This brought us to think about all the different kinds of drywall that go into a finished project that we rarely consider. In this blog post we will begin discussing:
- Types of different wallboard products
- Description of Product
This post is part of a series on drywall or gypsum board. In this series, we may include the following:
- Reviews of drywall tools and supplies – drywall tape, drywall mud
- Video tour of a drywall manufacturing facility and experience how drywall is made
- What to expect for different levels of drywall finishes
- Project examples highlighting drywall repair, drywall ceiling, knock-down ceiling
We hope that this drywall series is informative, educational, and helps you understand drywall better.
Gypsum Wallboard Products
|Wallboard||This is the most common type of drywall used on walls of residential homes; comes in ½” or 5/8” sheets in various widths and lengths. LaFarge drywall is the only totally recycled drywall in the local marketplace.|
|Ceiling Board (Hi-Stength)||This product is used for ceilings that have 24” on center joists. As the name suggests this drywall is higher strength and can span larger areas without sagging.|
|Hi-Abuse, Hi-Flex||Hi-Abuse drywall is for areas that will take above average wear and tear. Hi-Flex drywall is for curved walls and is typically ¼” thick.|
|Fire-rated Wallboard||To achieve fire-ratings the drywall is combined with other elements (framing, insulation, sealing, etc.) in a system. No drywall is fire-rated unto itself. *see below disclaimer|
|Mold & Mildew-resistant Wallboard||This product is replacing the popular moisture-resistant products.|
|Concrete or Dens Shield Backer Board||Typically used for tile applications as an underlayment. The Dens Shield Backer is lighter weight and considered easier to cut and attach to underlayment.|
*Disclaimer: Always check with local codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations as they may differ in acceptance or use of these products.