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How to Use Drywall

How to Use Drywall

Drywall, ideal for uniting style and functionality, is a recent solution for creating new spaces within your home, as well as furnishing it without investing too much time and money.

This material has been increasingly used since WWII, favored for its flexibility, easy use, and versatility, all aspects that make it perfect for walls and lowered ceilings.

Drywall is unique for its:

  • Thermal isolation
  • Sound-proofing
  • Fire-resistant
  • Water-resistant
  • Mold-resistant
  • Crack-resistant
  • Easy to apply and work
  • Easy to clean
  • Can hide/host systems
  • Easy to remove

It tends to be 10cm thick, with two sheets separated by space, making it a good choice for furnishing and accessories as well.

Being easy to use, drywall can transform into myriad sizes and shapes. Its surface is fit for achieving uniform color and diverse textures (smooth or rough to the touch).

Its most common uses in living areas are building bookshelves, dividing walls, walls with compartments, and walls supporting lighting and sliding doors.

Despite being used mostly within living rooms, drywall is also used in bedrooms, bathrooms, entryways and even in kitchens. A friend of open spaces, it serves to create closets, retractable furniture, and even to frame fireplaces, seeing as it is a material highly resistant to fire. Before selecting drywall for your home, there are a few downsides to consider.

The material is very sensitive to stains, heavy weight and sharp edges: lamps or objects placed on shelving must have any exposed screws or joints protected. On the other hand, drywall is easy to remove, requiring less time, effort and money than traditional brick or cement walls.


Drywall is perfect for uniting style and functionality

Pubblicato il 05 September 2018