Sheetrock / Drywall Installation And Removal
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Tape & Float
The terminology “Tape & float” references the way in which sheetrock (drywall) is hung and finished. The purpose of taping and floating is to seamlessly connect the joints between two or more pieces of drywall so that the paint and plaster on your finished wall or ceiling won’t crack later on, but this process is a very important one because it is the process by which the drywall sheets are assembled and held together to create a sturdy, safe base hold for a strong ceiling and/or wall surface.
Different Types of Drywall
There are 7 different types of drywall for several different purposes, it’s important to know how and where to use these different types of drywall, so let’s cover the basics:
White Board (Regular)
White board drywall is something you’ve probably seen before, it is the most common and affordable option for general purpose use, and generally reliable in dry climates. It is white on one side, and brown on the other.
Green Board (Moisture-resistant)
Green board drywall has a green protective moisture-resistant covering over it, though it is not water-proof(no drywall is waterproof). It does help greatly with fending off unseen mold and mildew growth in sometimes wet or moist environments, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, etc.
Blue Board (Plaster baseboard)
Blue board, or plaster baseboard as some call it, is used for veneer plastering. Blueboard also has moisture-resistant qualities.
Paperless drywall has been gaining some popularity over white board (regular) drywall recently. It is covered with fiberglass rather than paper, this helps to protect the drywall from rot and provides stronger protection from mold and mildew. Due to the textures of the fiber-glass, a joint compound must be applied and smoothed out.
Purple drywall is very similar to white board (regular) drywall, while it can be used for any general-purpose application, it also offers a much stronger resistance to mold and mildew. This drywall is ideal for humid climates, and a requirement for homes on or near the water.
Type X Drywall
Type X Drywall is fire-resistant, though it is not fireproof. Type X is manufactured with special non-combustible fibers and is typically very thick, making it great for soundproofing your building while also enhancing safety ratings. Despite its thickness, It is often installed in multiple layers to reach higher fire safety ratings.
Soundproof drywall is a laminated drywall made up of a mixture of polymers, wood fibers, and gypsum. This special blend results in very dense drywall. The density of this drywall contributes to its soundproofing qualities and adds a general increase to the sound transmission class (sound rating) of the room or home. Some brands offer sound reduction that is equal to that of eight layers of regular drywall (white board). We can tell you that soundproof drywall, when done right, really works. It is typically used in rooms where silence and privacy are preferred, or required, such as bedrooms, family rooms, or recording studios.