Plasterboard in the bathroom pros and cons

Pros and cons of plasterboard in the bathroom

Do you want to understand what drywall is? Do you have doubts if this type of material can be used in any room of the house? With this article we will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using plasterboard in the bathroom, for goats if there may be problems and possibly how to solve them handyman services in Houston.

What is drywall and where can it be used?

Plasterboard is a material that has been used in renovations (but also in new buildings) for about a hundred years. At first, plasterboard, especially in Italy, was seen as an inferior element compared to brick walls, but the presence of continuous innovations on materials, and on its weak points, to make it a better product, is making it more and more used.

The plasterboard can be shaped, to be able to obtain structures such as niches or bookcases, which once finished will be perfectly integrated into the rear wall, thus guaranteeing a splendid result.

The plasterboard is made up of treated gypsum sheets, which are inserted between two sheets of rigid cardboard, which serve as external reinforcement: there are standard sheets as width (120 cm) and of variable height depending on the needs of the work to be carried out (the however, the maximum height is 350 cm). The thickness of the slabs will also be different according to the needs (slabs to be curved will be clearly less thick than other slabs).

The plasterboard sheets can be subjected to various types of treatments:

water-repellent treatments (and therefore we will talk about waterproof plasterboard), to avoid problems in all those environments where we will have the opportunity to often come into contact with water, and therefore for use in the bathroom or kitchen, where there is a risk that a standard plasterboard is found to have problems with mold, or that it rot.

treatments to obtain fireproof sheets, therefore resistant to heat and flames , which are usually used in public environments, to reduce the possibility of fires.

treatments to improve acoustic comfort to prevent the noise produced in a room from spreading to the rest of the house, or to reduce external noise and ensure domestic quiet.

treatments for thermal insulation to reduce the dispersion of heat from one environment to another, thus obtaining excellent energy savings.

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