THE plaster wall , known as drywall system , is the assembly of a wall using an aluminum structure covered by a gypsum board and fixed directly on these profiles.
Depending on the environment to be applied, it is necessary to be aware of the type of sheet that differentiates by the shades and functions:
- The green, called UK, is indicated for wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and service area.
- The rose, called RF, is fire resistant so are recommended in countertop areas with cooktop and fireplace.
- And finally the white, called ST, which is the simplest, being used in linings and walls of traditional environments such as rooms, corridors and bedrooms.
Layout of the plaster wall
- Gypsum panels for every type of environment need
- Metal structure
- Bolts and bushings
- Gasket tape for plates closing
- Thermoacoustic Insulation Blanket
- Hydraulic and Electrical Installations inside the Drywall
- Finishing (sanding and painting)
This type of material is resistant due to its metallic structure, which takes sufficient reinforcement to insert furniture and doors into the desired wall.
In the decoration, the plaster wall allows several types of finishes! From a simple painting to highlight its presence to more sophisticated coatings to accompany the rest of the setting.
Difference between masonry and plaster
Because they are different materials, they have opposite characteristics. In addition to the form of installation, the expansion of the plaster is inferior to that of the conventional wall. In this way cracks and fissures are smaller in the structural movements. The system is not as impact resistant as masonry, but each project has its particularity in structural calculations.
What is the price / price of a plaster wall and drywall?
The average price per square meter of plaster wall can cost from $ 100 to $ 150. In masonry this value may increase by 20%. This value can often be different due to labor and material access in each region, which varies the footage in each city.
50 ideas of decoration with plaster wall and drywall
Gypsum wall in living room
Very common in small apartments, the wall in drywall has become an indispensable item in the decoration. Generally it comes integrated the kitchen and the living room, which may or may not be dispensed with in the project, but taking advantage of what is already structured can result in beautiful environments.
In order to complement this wall, the ideal is that it receives some differentiated work, either in the finish or a supporting furniture. This furniture can be the panel of the TV, an American bench, a modern coating or who knows the leaked elements.
The cool thing is that its thickness is less than masonry, so it gains points in relation to space saving and flexibility in the rest of the ambiance. And if you want, know more about gypsum ceiling , lining , sanca and demotion .
Picture 1 - Wall of plaster keeping the original format and adding the American bench.
Picture 2 - The integrated stand can be small, as if it were a stand bar, just to support drinks and glasses.
Picture 3 - The wall of plaster can give continuity to a sideboard of the living room.
Picture 4 - Mix materials for an amazing result!
Picture 5 - Wall of plaster with cobogos whites.
Picture 6 - Plastered wall with mirror.
Image 7 - Wall of plaster with colorful cobogos.
Picture 8 - Paint the wall with a different color!
Image 9 - Line the plaster wall with a glass plate to give a differentiated finish.
Picture 10 - For greater effect, make the same finish throughout the wall.
Image 11 - Contour some furniture in the plaster wall.
Picture 12 - You can also insert some coating on it.
Image 13 - Complement the plaster wall with shelves.
Picture 14 - Simple and functional plaster wall!
Picture 15 - Wall of plaster with finish in burnt cement .
Image 16 - Plastered wall covered in wood.
Image 17 - The plaster wall has received a differentiated work to accommodate TV and wines.
Check out some more projects on how and where to use plaster wall in different environments:
Picture 18 - Try to complement the plaster wall to the integrated design!
Picture 19 - Enjoy the plaster wall to hang pictures and decorate the environment.
Picture 20 - Na service area are also welcome!
Picture 21 - Gypsum wall with OSB finish.
Image 22 - Studio apartment with plaster walls.
Picture 23 - You can choose a smaller height and complement with some other element.
Picture 24 - Wall of plaster in corporate projects: they are the basis for the partitions.
Image 25 - Work the lining together with the plaster wall!
Picture 26 - Wall of plaster with function of room divider .
Image 27 - Ladder with plaster wall.
Image 28 - It is possible to work the plaster wall with some leaked areas.
Picture 29 - Hall with plaster wall.
Picture 30 - The plaster wall is an economical option for those who want a little privacy in small apartments.
Image 31 - The plaster wall and the joinery received the same color tone.
Image 32 - Apply gypsum finishes on any type of wall.
Image 33 - The plaster wall has a design reminiscent of a portico.
Image 34 - The drywall managed to form a hallway for the house.
Image 35 - The plaster walls can receive the same finishes as a masonry.
Image 36 - The plaster walls of this house have received special highlights with their finishes.
Image 37 - Wall of plaster with simple paint.
Picture 38 - Wall of plaster with paint in chalk ink .
Image 39 - Mix plaster and masonry in the same project.
Image 40 - Plaster created a niche to define kitchen space.
Gypsum wall with niches and shelves
If you dream of a built-in shelf, an alternative not to tear walls and compromise the building's structure is to build a wall of plaster designed for the niches, so the weight is distributed and there is no risk to users or buildings. They look great with either the material itself or with wooden niches. The finish you choose according to the project proposal!
Image 41 - In this project, the same finish the wall was used for the shelf.
Image 42 - Wall of plaster with niches in wood.
3D plaster wall
THE 3d plaster wall has a different system, since they are plates embedded in the structure itself forming a panel with designs of your preference. They provide volume - which brings more movement to the wall - leaving the environment personalized and creative. The effect is incredible and differentiated compared to other coatings.
Picture 43 - Room with 3D plaster wall.
Picture 44 - The three-dimensional wall can leave the environment more modern.
Image 45 - 3D gypsum wall with wavy designs.
Picture 46 - 3D plaster walls stand out in any environment with neutral decoration.
Gypsum wall in room
In the bedroom they play an important role, especially when the room is large and has extensions such as closet, workspace, bathroom and the rest space. The plaster walls in the room manage to delimit these environments in a simple and integrated way without affecting the layout of the room.
Another application that can be made in the bedroom, if there are no such other spaces, is to work the plaster on the headboard. It's an economical way and it enhances the beauty in the room!
Picture 47 - The plaster partition received a wallpaper that gave more personality to the room.
Image 48 - Plasterboard with shelves.
Picture 49 - Head of plaster with niche.
Picture 50 - The work in plaster offers a bold dynamics for the room.
How to Make Gypsum Wall Step by Step and Drywall
1. Marking of environments
With the aid of a pencil and a pencil, mark the points of the guides on the floor, wall and ceiling. Draw the wall thickness according to the previous markings.
2. Assembly of the structure in steel profiles
Leave the plate in an upright position and fix it upright from top to bottom. Tie the other plates together keeping the joint spacing.
3. Installation of insulation
Secure the thermoacoustic insulation boards of your choice and fill them between the studs.
4. Placement of plates and closure of the environment
Repeat the installation of the plates on the opposite side, also checking the opposite position of the plate. If one side has been spliced the plates from the bottom up, on that side do the reverse to avoid seams in the same places.
Pass the grout into the sheet metal patches and apply microperforated tape.
6. Finishing Finish
The most fun moment! Sand the wall and it will be ready to receive any kind of application be it painting or coating.
Main advantages of gypsum wall and drywall
Among the advantages of a plaster wall, we can punctuate some:
1. Clean work
It does not make dirt, due to its method of installation, where even the disassembly gains advantage. Just dismantle the system to discard it!
2. Quick installation
As its structure is ready, its application is agile and fast with the ease of cutting by being a light material.
3. Space saving
Because it is structured in metal profiles and gypsum boards its thickness is thinner, which represents a gain in space.
4. Thermal comfort
With the padding of rock, pet or glass wool they attenuate the leakage of sound and heat as well.
5. Flexibility in design
For those who want to make a change of electric or hydraulic, rip just the part necessary to then rebuild the patch simply and quickly.
Article reviewed and updated on: 06/15/2018.