10 reasons to use plaster walls at home

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10 reasons to use plaster walls at home

Chloe Hines Chloe Hines
Pang-industriya na corridors estilo, Pasilyo & Hagdan by MX Taller de Arquitectura & Diseño Industrial
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Ever heard of or had a chance to read anything about gypsum boards? If you already have an idea of what it is, stay with us, because it is never too much to know more information about the subject. If, on the contrary, you have never heard of it, you have even more reason not to lose touch with this article.


The plasterboard or drywall replaced the conventional, internal seals. Their main feature is that they are lighter and less thick than traditional masonry walls. These gypsum boards are bolted into galvanized steel structures and this method has been increasingly used in civil construction, especially in commercial areas and residential.

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1. Easier to do niches—no dirt

It is a great tendency to make niches on the walls. With the use of gypsum boards, it is even easier to carry out this project because the perforations are not noisy. Thus, the clutter is smaller and the walls have no less resistance than the traditional masonry.

2. Thickness to your taste

With respect to the thickness of walls, drywalls are much thinner, leaving more subtle division of houses, as opposed to what happens with the large walls used to divide the space .

But be aware that this material also allows you to create thick walls. To obtain this result, it is necessary to accumulate several plates or connect two plates, leaving a space in half. If you want a thicker wall, no problem!

3. Effective division

The structure of the gypsum plates allows a very effective division, both in thermal, as well as acoustic and visual. Its membership comes from a central plate of plaster coated on both sides with paper card-type kraft . This card is what allows the insulation to wor. In addition, it is a more sustainable proposal, since the paper used is generally recycled.

Separating and dividing environments is truly an art form—here, we have advice on how to successfully complete such a task!

4. Many coating options

Modern Corridor, Hallway and Staircase by TAFF Modern

Regarding the aspect, it is important to realise if the cardboard and plasterboard have a smooth surface ready to receive any type of coating. So you can paint with the color you want or put a wallpaper up. The choice clearly depends on the style you want to achieve and that should match the decor of the rest of the house.

5. Intelligent division between spaces

In addition to being an easy-to-cut material, the plaster and boards are also perfect for use as dividers. Despite the division, they are able to partially connect one space to another. Everything can vary according to the size and position in which the plates are placed.

In addition to its easy handling, the partitions you create using these plates can be perforated and coated to your liking.

6. Size is not a problem

Often, prefabricated materials, that are already marketed with a specific dimension, are more difficult to handle. This is because they weigh much more than small pieces, such as bricks, and are more difficult to organise according to the desired way.

But, this does not happen with the gypsum boards because the alloy is very light and the dimensions are not larger than one meter wide. In addition, manufacturers already design smaller parts.

7. Bold design

Polanco Penthouse Modern Corridor, Hallway and Staircase by Gantous Arquitectos Modern
Gantous Arquitectos

Polanco Penthouse

Gantous Arquitectos

There are many monotonous homes, both in structure and in decor. To carry out a refurbishment, drywall is a good option because it produces good and immediate results. However, it is also necessary to make a monetary and time investment that is creative as well.

8. Handling that does not require professionals

Another major advantage is that to handle the drywall, it is not necessary to be a professional, as both its shape as its weight allow easy handling. But, if you want a more sophisticated finish, it is always best to hire someone experienced.

9. Welcome, texture!

As for the finish to the drywall, there are two possible options: smooth or textured. Whatever the coating, it can leave the structure heavier, but not too bulky.

10. Imitation of pillars

Pillars inside the house lend you style and personality, but if they are not part of the structure from the beginning, it is difficult to recreate them or, at least, it was, before there were plaques. Today, with the ease of handling and the lightness of this material, pillars can be created easily!

For some, decorating or constructing with plaster is seen as a more expensive option. Here, we have some options to keep your home decorating on a budget  n order to help you make better decisions. Give plaster a try, we promise you'll love its aesthetic and constructural qualities!

Modern home by Casas inHAUS Modern

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