If you are looking for an alternative to traditional drywall then paperless drywall may be a good choice. In this blog, we are going to take a brief look at what paperless drywall is comprised of and what areas of the home it may be good for.
Firstly, let’s compare the materials in paperless drywall versus standard drywall. Standard drywall has a core of gypsum which is covered in very thick paper. Because of its paper covering, this type of drywall is at greater risk of water damage and the problems associated with it such as mold. Paperless drywall, on the other hand, is made up of a water-resistant gypsum core and has a fiberglass coating instead of paper, the result is drywall that is far more resistant to water damage and because of the fiberglass covering, is much stronger than standard drywall.
After that comparison, perhaps you are thinking that paperless drywall should be used everywhere in your home. It is certainly a good option for rooms with high humidity like the basements and bathroom, etc. However, because paperless drywall is much stronger, this means that it is also a lot more rigid which can make it a lot more difficult to install. You may also find it a lot harder to achieve the same smooth finish that you can with standard drywall. Another drawback is that paperless drywall may not be as readily available as standard drywall.
So, after a short review of paperless drywall, we can see that there are many advantages to using it in areas of your home that see higher levels of moisture. Of course, careful research and planning are necessary when deciding which construction materials are best for your home.