Bathroom Wall Board
Bathroom wallboard, or drywall as it is more commonly called, is a construction product used as a finish for house and building interiors. Drywall has replaced plaster as the most common type of interior wall finish. It is much easier to work with and, unlike plaster, requires no special talent to put up.
Drywall is made from gypsum. It manufactured by heating gypsum to remove part of the water. The stucco is re-hydrated creating slurry. The slurry is poured onto a moving sheet of paper, and then another piece of paper is put on top. It is allow hardening, and cutting into a panel size. The boards are than put in a kiln for a final drying.
How to Install Bathroom Wallboard
Wallboard comes in sheets that are specifically cut to fit housing codes. These sheets are nailed to wall studs, a process called hanging the drywall. Drywall is easy to cut or score so fitting custom wall sizes is easy. Holes can be cut in drywall to accommodate light switches and outlets. After the drywall is hung, drywall tape is used to cover up the joints between sheets of drywall. The tape and nails holes are then covered with joint compound. The final step is to lightly sand the joint compound. The drywall is then ready for painting or skim-coating.
Types of Bathroom Wallboard
Paperless Wallboard – It is the same as gypsum wallboard, except that gypsum has paper wrapped around it and paperless wallboard has fiberglass wrapped around it, according to the website Calfinder. Paperless wallboard works in bathrooms, basements or any room that may have more of a moisture problem. Consider using paperless wallboard if you live in a high humidity area because paperless wallboard is mold resistant. The fiberglass wrapped around it is moisture resistant, as is the gypsum core. Use topping compound to finish paperless wallboard because the surface is a little rougher than other drywall.
Cement Board – Although a variety of wallboard works in the bathroom, such as green board and paperless wallboard because it is water resistant, they are not necessarily waterproof. Some local governments may have regulations against using green board over insulation with a moisture barrier usually found on the exterior walls. In this case, use cement board. Cement board is easy to install because it is lightweight and made of Portland cement and coated with a glass-fiber mesh, according to the Ask Tool Talk website. Install the cement board from ceiling to tub and then finish with tile the same height. Cement board does not need tile to help protect against moisture, but the surface is rough and tile is the best covering for this type of wallboard.
Decorative Wallboard – Eliminate the need to cover your wallboard by purchasing decorative wallboard. Decorative wallboards are panels nailed or screwed into wall studs or used as the outer layer over gypsum, according to the website Online Tips. Decorative wallboards are prefinished in a variety of colors and textures and perform just as well as gypsum or other types of durable wallboards, but eliminate the need to install tile or to paint. Decorative wallboard has an attractive smooth finish due to the application of vinyl covering applied during the manufacturing process. This makes the decorative wallboards strong and last for many years without the colors fading. Decorative wallboard is flame resistant and is generally no thicker than about 1/8 inch. Decorative wallboard is also strong, resistant to nicks and gouges, and an excellent wallboard to use in high traffic areas.
Wall Panels from Wood in the Bathroom
Bathroom wallboard is an option for your bathroom wall when you are being tired for painting your bathroom.