A Drywall Contractor Explains

The Different Types of Wallboard and Their Use in Home Remodeling Projects

Drywall comes in different types that have specific uses. Our drywall contractor has taken the time to list some of the most popular types of wallboard products along with the most common applications.

White Board (Regular Drywall)

This is the most common type of drywall used in residential and commercial construction and remodeling projects. It is economical and comes in various sizes. It is light brown on one side and white on the other.

Green Board (Moisture Resistant Drywall)

This type of drywall has a green covering that makes it resistant to moisture. However, this does not mean it is waterproof, so you should not use it in places with direct access to water. You can use it in bathrooms, basement walls, laundry rooms, and kitchen backsplashes.

Blue Board (Plaster Baseboard)

This type of wallboard product is for veneer plastering. The surface has absorption qualities that give it high resistance to mold and water. It can be used in high moisture areas such as bathrooms, for instance. This board can also reduce noise.

Purple Drywall

This product has superior resistance to mold and moisture. It can be used on ceilings and walls, especially when enhanced moisture resistance is required. It can be in direct contact with water.

Fire-Resistant Drywall (Type-X Board)

This type of drywall will increase fire rating. It is hard to cut and work with than the regular drywall, and it is best for garages, apartment buildings, and other structures that need to meet local building codes.

Paperless Drywall

This type of product uses fiberglass to protect against rot and offers better mold and mildew resistance to other types of drywall. It is replacing regular drywall in new home construction.

Soundproof Drywall

Made of laminated drywall with a mix of wood fibers, polymers, and gypsum, this drywall has sound transmission resistance. It is dense and hard to cut. It can be used in areas where noise is a problem, like family rooms, home theaters, rehearsal rooms, music studios, and more.

If you are planning a home remodeling project in Cary, NC, consider the products here before purchasing drywall. If you need advice from a drywall contractor, feel free to contact Cinto Drywall Service of Cary at (919) 568-1407 at any time.