Drywall is a flat panel made of gypsum plaster sandwiched in between two sheets of thick paper. … Sheetrock is a specific brand of drywall sheet. These terms are often used interchangeably.
Is sheetrock better than drywall?
Why is drywall called sheetrock?
How do I know if I have drywall or sheetrock?
What are the Major Types of Drywall and Sheetrock?
There are a lot of different types of drywall and sheetrock to choose from.
Here are just five that I find really helpful:
- Moisture Resistant: This type of drywall helps keep out water and prevents mold from developing or building up.
- Greenboard: This is paper-backed drywall similar to moisture resistant drywall because it helps prevent mold from forming, and it’s commonly used in bathrooms (particularly near the shower)
- Fire Resistant: This drywall has extra properties that help make it resistant to fires. These sheets tend to be thicker than the average wallboard.
- Ceiling Drywall/Sag Resistant: This drywall is specially made for ceilings, and the panels are designed to prevent sagging.
- Acoustic Drywall: This drywall is incredible. It helps keep out sound and is perfect for soundproofing a room. It uses high-density gypsum that’s coated with moisture resistant materials too. This keeps sound from traveling in or out.
As previously mentioned, there are limited differences between drywall and Sheetrock. Sheetrock is simply a company that provides customers with the opportunity to purchase drywall and drywall products but their products are the same as generic “dry wall”. To refer back to the Kleenex versus generic brand analogy, Sheetrock is a name brand much like Kleenex, and drywall is the same product, just without a brand name.
Many contractors find it advantageous to purchase products from Sheetrock whereas others find it advantageous to just use generic brand drywall. Consumers often get the two terms mixed up. Practically speaking, they’re the same thing. If you call us and say that you need a quote on Sheetrock repair or installation, we’ll know what you’re talking about
Is sheetrock waterproof?
How much is a 4×8 sheet of Sheetrock?
- Veneer Plaster. Veneer plaster might be the alternative that comes closest to traditional drywall. …
- Lath & Plaster. …
- Texture Wall Panels. …
- Brick & Masonry. …
- Cement Board. …
- Pegboard. …
- Cork Board. …
- Wahoo Walls.