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Gypsum Work: The Gypsum Board and Its Types

Gypsum Work: The Gypsum Board and Its Types

In the present time building designs internally or externally have become an art that cannot be neglected. Various materials are used in the designs in construction to give homes a special appeal and distinguish them from others. Among the materials used for design are gypsum works, which will be the focus of this article. 

 

The gypsum board is a type of gypsum work business, so let's know what is the gypsum board?

Gypsum Work: Types of Gypsum Board

Gypsum board manufacturers offer a wide variety of gypsum board products for specific applications. These panels can be used for the surface layer of interior walls and ceilings, base for ceramic, plastic and metal tiles, exterior casings and brackets, elevators and other column enclosures, room partition protection walls, fireproof layer over structural elements.

 

Gypsum Work: What’s the Gypsum work?

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Gypsum Work: Types of Gypsum Board

Gypsum board manufacturers offer a wide variety of gypsum board products for specific applications. These panels can be used for the surface layer of interior walls and ceilings, base for ceramic, plastic and metal tiles, exterior casings and brackets, elevators and other column enclosures, room partition protection walls, fireproof layer over structural elements.

1-Regular/Standard Gypsum Board

This type of gypsum board is ideal and very suitable for suspended gypsum ceilings, which are gypsum board covered with ivory cardboard on the facing side, gray cardboard on the back, and blue tape on the edges. This type is used as a covering material for walls, ceilings, and partitions.

2- Fire Resistance Gypsum Board

This type of gypsum board is ideal and very suitable for suspended gypsum ceilings, which are gypsum board covered with ivory cardboard on the facing side, gray cardboard on the back, and blue tape on the edges. This type is used as a covering material for walls, ceilings, and partitions.

3- Moisture-Resistant Gypsum Board

This type of gypsum board is ideal and very suitable for suspended gypsum ceilings, which are gypsum board covered with ivory cardboard on the facing side, gray cardboard on the back, and blue tape on the edges. This type is used as a covering material for walls, ceilings, and partitions.

4- Fire and Moisture-Resistant Gypsum Board

It is covered with green paperboard on the front and back, and black tape on the edges. In addition, it is used as a covering material for interior walls and ceilings of residential and commercial buildings that require specific fire or moisture combinations. Generally used as a drywall partition and to protect structural steel elements.

5- Abuse-Resistant Gypsum Panels

It offers the greatest possible resistance to surface puncture, penetration, and corrosion compared to other types of gypsum.

6- Exterior Gypsum Soffit Board

This type of gypsum is designed for outdoor applications in the sense that it is used on the undersides of outdoor areas such as cornices, curtains, and shades. It is preferred to be used in areas exposed to weather and humidity.

7- Foil-Backed Gypsum Board

It contains aluminum foil coated on the back surface of the regular gypsum board or other gypsum board products. Foil-backed panels act as vapor barriers.

8- Gypsum Liner Board

It's a liner board 1 inch thick, 24 or 48 inches wide, with square edges sometimes cushioned. It is used in column walls, stairs, chase roads, inter-area firewalls, and walkway ceilings with fire and moisture resistant paper backing.

9- Gypsum Sheathing

It is used as a fire retardant protective film under exterior wall surfacing materials such as wood siding, masonry veneer, plaster, and shingles.

It also provides protection against the passage of water and wind and adds structural rigidity to the framing system. The non-combustible core is placed with waterproof paper. Additionally, it may also have a waterproof core.

Gypsum sheathing is available in 2 feet, 4 feet,-inch thickness, and 5/8-inch thickness.

It is also available with an X-type core and glass fronts.

This product is more resistant to weathering and mildew than paper-faced gypsum board. It is often used as a substrate for Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS).

10- Impact-Resistant Gypsum Panels

It is sometimes considered preferable to standard gypsum board because it provides greater resistance to the impact of solid objects from high traffic and vandalism.

11- Sag-Resistant Board

It is a ceiling panel that offers greater resistance to sagging compared to regular plaster products used for ceilings where the frames are spaced 24 inches apart.

FAQ

What are the disadvantages of using the gypsum board?

The difficulty of applying the curved surface and less durability when subjected to impact or corrosion damage.

What’s the difference between the gypsum board and the drywall?

The gypsum is a natural mineral while drywall is a manufactured product.

Is gypsum work harmful to humans?

According to European Union regulations, gypsum works do not have side effects and are not classified as harmful substances.

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