Cement Board

close up of cement boardsIn the construction world, gypsum board is often referred to as drywall, plasterboard or wallboard. This type of building material is different from building products such as plywood because it has a noncombustible core and a paper surfacing. There are many different types of gypsum products for specific applications that offer unique benefits. Although gypsum boards are available in several thicknesses, standard size boards are 48 inches wide and 10, 12 or 14 feet long. Custom thicknesses and different lengths and widths are always available on special order.

Applications

The primary application for cement board is as a backing or sub-surface for ceramic tile in areas with prolonged exposure to moisture including countertops, floors, tubs and showers. Cement board makes the installation of wall or floor tiles faster and the end result look dramatically better. It is the perfect building material for places with constant water usage, such as showers and bathrooms because it does not grow mold, rot or warp when exposed to humidity. The strong, moisture-resistant board varies in thicknesses, sizes and applications. Cement gypsum board gives a home the quality and comfort it needs.

Advantages

Cement gypsum board walls, ceilings and sub-surfaces have a number of significant advantages.

  • Ease of installation
  • Durability
  • Fire resistance
  • Noise-reducing

Cement boards require only a few tools for their installation. They can be cut to different lengths with a knife or saw and they can be attached with staples, screws or nails. The high-quality building material is more durable than other types of drywall because it does not mold, mildew or deteriorate in the prolonged presence of humidity or moisture. Additionally, the boards effectively help to prevent the transfer of sound between adjoining walls and areas.

At Lampert Lumber, we are here to help you find the best building materials for your project. We carry a variety of high-quality brands of gypsum board you can trust. For more information about gypsum board, give us a call or stop in and speak with one of our friendly team members.

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