We recently posted about a client who had an issue with their tile in the tub surround. The drywall was completely rotted and tile was falling off the wall, literally. I thought this may be a good time to talk about the different types of wall coverings and where they should be used.
- 1/2in drywall is typically used in common household areas such as room walls and ceilings. 1/2in can probably be found in every room in your home. Drywall, which can also be referred to as sheetrock, is available in a thicker option of 5/8in. This is often used 2 sheets together where a firewall is required by building code.
- Moisture and mold resistant drywall, is typically used in bathrooms and moisture prone areas. This is easy to spot because it is purple. It does cost more than the 1/2in, however, well worth the investment.
- Lastly, there is the heavy cement board. This is normally used under floor tile. Also referred to as Backerboard, these sheets are smaller, heavier and more expensive. It is the appropriate under layment when applying any type of floor tile.
Whichever product we need to use with your project, you can be assured it will be the appropriate covering for you new surroundings!
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