The properties of plasterboard for interior work

The plasterboards, which are very popular in interior design, consist of a gypsum core and cardboard sheathing. There are numerous variants in different sizes and weights for different applications.

Properties and structure of the plasterboard

The core of gypsum plasterboard is made of materials such as natural gypsum or REA gypsum. In order to ensure the necessary stability of the plates, they are provided with two fine layers of cardboard. The plates can have thicknesses between about 9.5 and 25 millimeters, depending on the application. This results in different weights. The processing of plasterboard has numerous advantages:

  • If you work with gaps (for example, for suspended ceilings), you will get very good soundproofing properties.
  • It is very easy to produce heat-insulating walls, even in the renovation of older buildings with little or almost no heat insulation.
  • Wall installations such as the sockets or switches can be installed very well, in addition, previously laid on plaster lines behind the plates hide.

Gypsum plasterboards as low-priced means for interior work

Plasterboard can be processed very easily and can be produced cheaply. The building material is moisture-balancing, very simple and therefore inexpensive, resistant to vermin and relatively easy to work with. In the area of ​​interior trim, gypsum-containing building materials are mostly used in the form of prefabricated composite panels. For example, there are also plasterboard panels with insulation boards. In addition, you will receive reinforced plasterboard boards, gypsum plasterboard fire protection boards with glass or mineral fibers as well as gypsum board impregnation boards with a special impregnation made of silicone, which have a delayed water absorption.

Use plasterboard in different thicknesses

There are different types of plates and thicknesses in the plasterboard. For example, you get a variety of thicknesses such as 9, 12.5, 15, 18, 20 or 25 millimeters. On request, you can even get flexible panels that can be used to cover arched surfaces. These plates have a slightly lower thickness of about 6.5 millimeters. As you have seen, there are also different types of plates, which differ in their additions in the gypsum core and are therefore intended for a variety of applications. However, it is only a small selection of different plates. You'll also get those with flattened, solid, round, or semicircular edges, just to name a few.

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