Gypsum board has many names in the market. It’s also called dry wall, wallboard, fiber board, plasterboard etc. Altogether they are used as panel products. The main use of these boards that are made from the core by gypsum is for the purpose of interior decoration and aesthetic enhancement.
Why gypsum boards are used?
There are several advantages of using gypsum boards. They are as follows:
- They are easy to install
- They retard fire
- Can be used for versatile projects
- Highly durable
- Sound proof
Thereare more advantages of using them. Installation of gypsum boards are made easy because it’s really easy to handle the boards. The boards come in width of 48 to 54 inches, and the lengths vary from 8 to 12 feet. And cutting the board, and resizing needs really little tools. You can screw them, nail them, and also cut them easily with a saw or knife. Resistance to fire is another great feature of the gypsum board. The core of the boards are noncombustible and by chemical composition contains 21% water. When the board is exposed to fire, the chemically contained water slowly turns into steam, and this avoids catching of fire to the board and components nearby.